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Valpo hopes to speed bridge repairs

VALPARAISO | The city is moving as quickly as possible to repair or replace the two bridges damaged by flooding caused by heavy rains Friday.

August 25, 2014 7:34 pm

Marina manager turns 'gator wrangler' in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Jacob Bensz thought he might be the target of a practical joke when someone asked him to round up a stray alligator at work Tuesday morning.

August 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Lake drainage board receives project bids

CROWN POINT | Four sanitary sewer and ditch maintenance projects moved forward a step with bids opened at Wednesday’s meeting of the Lake County Drainage Board.

August 20, 2014 4:16 pm

Body found washed up on Whiting beach ID'd as missing Chicago boater

WHITING | The body of a man found washed up on Whiting Beach was positively identified as a Chicago man who went missing from a blazing boat in late May.

July 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Body found washed ashore on Whiting beach

WHITING | Investigators are working to determine if a body found washed ashore Monday night on a Whiting beach is that of a Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan since May.

July 29, 2014 6:41 pm
Calls of tiger on the loose in Gary prompt police search

Calls of tiger on the loose in Gary prompt police search

GARY | Police searched the city's Glen Park neighborhood late Thursday night and early Friday after receiving vague reports of a tiger on the loose there.

July 25, 2014 5:17 pm Related

Newton Co. crews pull body of Hammond man from lake

MOROCCO | Fire crews on Tuesday recovered the body of a Hammond man believed to have drowned Saturday in JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area.

July 22, 2014 4:35 pm

Search continues for Hammond man feared drowned in Newton Co.

MOROCCO | Recovery crews planned to continue searching until dark Monday for the body of a Hammond man believed to have drowned last weekend in JC Murphy Lake at Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area.

July 21, 2014 4:30 pm

Chicago boater's body recovered from lake near Central Beach

BEVERLY SHORES | The body of Chicago man who went missing in Lake Michigan in late May was recovered near Central Beach Thursday night.

June 27, 2014 6:35 am
Young father dies in Lake Michigan off of Whihala Beach

Young father dies in Lake Michigan off of Whihala Beach

HAMMOND | Geovany Joya-Alcazar was at his Hammond home Monday night when his mother called him in tears.

June 17, 2014 2:18 pm Photos

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DNR: St. John woman rescues husband in fishing accident

A St. John woman rescued her husband of 45 years from a Noble County lake Friday night after the rowboat he was fishing in capsized, state conservation officers said.

June 07, 2014 4:13 pm
Sun, bikes, water can lead to summer pain

Sun, bikes, water can lead to summer pain

Earlier this month, a gust of wind in New York lifted an inflatable bounce house off the ground and sent it soaring across the sky, dropping three children 15 to 20 feet below as it ascended.

May 26, 2014 10:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Angler casting around for fishing spot in Gary

DOUG ROSS: Angler casting around for fishing spot in Gary

Silas Sconiers says he wants nothing more than to sit on the shore, or maybe a pier, and catch fish from Lake Michigan.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

PORTAGE | Save the Dunes and Enbridge Energy Partners LP partnered this week to train emergency responders in caring for wildlife in the case of an oil spill from an underground pipeline.

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Agencies issue forecasts for spring thaw

Agencies issue forecasts for spring thaw

The third coldest and snowiest winter in Chicago history has clearly overstayed its welcome, but there is some good news coming from the miserable season.

March 09, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Commission approves alcohol sales at state park pavilion

Commission approves alcohol sales at state park pavilion

The Indiana Natural Resources Commission on Tuesday approved allowing the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion.

January 22, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Porter man, 54, accidentally shoots hand at firing range

PORTER | A 54-year-old man was being treated Thursday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after he shot himself in his hand, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. 

December 12, 2013 8:21 pm
Lake Michigan shipwreck preservation: Romance! History! Bad Luck!

Lake Michigan shipwreck preservation: Romance! History! Bad Luck!

Visitors to Indiana's latest nature preserve will have to work a little harder than most sight-seers to take in the attraction.

November 18, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Deer hunter falls more than 14 feet from his tree stand

HEBRON | A Hebron man feel more than 14 feet Saturday while deer hunting near the town.

November 16, 2013 2:05 pm

Man critically injured while launching firework grenade from rifle

A Walkerton man was critically injured Sunday after attempting to launch a starburst grenade from a rifle in Marshall County, officials said.

November 10, 2013 6:30 pm
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