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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

Investigation continues in death of Highland firefighter

HIGHLAND | Investigations continue into the death of Richard Haschke, 50, an off-duty Highland firefighter who died early Sunday from injuries sustained while driving a department off-road vehicle.

October 21, 2013 4:15 pm

Highland firefighter dies in off-road vehicle crash

HIGHLAND | An off-duty Highland firefighter died early Sunday while driving a department off-road vehicle in the 2900 block of Condit Street, police said.

October 20, 2013 8:30 pm

Chicago man accused of selling NWI wildlife to Chinatown eateries

A Chicago man is accused of buying and selling wildlife in Starke County for use as food in restaurants in Chicago.

October 15, 2013 12:30 pm
Shipwreck site dedicated as state's first underwater preserve

Shipwreck site dedicated as state's first underwater preserve

CHESTERTON | Indiana officials dedicated the state's first ever underwater preserve at the Indiana Dunes State Park on Monday at the site of the shipwreck of the J.D. Marshall.

September 30, 2013 1:40 pm Video Photos

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Lake Michigan water use regulations coming in 2014

PORTER | Users withdrawing water from the Lake Michigan basin may be required to comply with conservation and efficiency rules beginning in mid-2014.

September 21, 2013 6:34 pm
Porter Co. shipwreck site approved as state's first underwater preserve

Porter Co. shipwreck site approved as state's first underwater preserve

The Natural Resource Commission on Tuesday approved the creation of the J.D. Marshall Preserve, a 100-acre shipwreck site just off of the Indiana Dunes State Park shoreline.

September 17, 2013 10:40 am Photos

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Porter Co. shipwreck site poised to be state's first underwater preserve

Porter Co. shipwreck site poised to be state's first underwater preserve

PORTAGE | The site of a 1911 shipwreck just off of what is now the Indiana Dunes State Park shoreline could become the state's first underwater preserve by month's end.

September 05, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: My yard is now a major web site

PHIL WIELAND: My yard is now a major web site

Has anyone else noticed a bumper crop of spiders in their yard this year?

August 30, 2013 12:00 am
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