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Great Lakes iron ore shipments pick back up

Great Lakes iron ore shipments pick back up

Iron ore shipments to Midwestern steel mills are down 26 percent so far this year, after an unforgiving winter choked the Great Lakes with the thickest and most extensive ice in decades.

June 17, 2014 11:24 pm
Coast Guard did nearly three times as much icebreaking this winter

Coast Guard did nearly three times as much icebreaking this winter

Northwest Indiana steel mills rely on a steady flow of shipping traffic across the Great Lakes to provide them with enough raw materials to forge metal, but the record-setting ice was so thick this winter that a boat trip that normally takes 12 hours stretched for eight days in February. Th…

May 19, 2014 11:59 am
Great Lakes shipping season kicks off

Great Lakes shipping season kicks off

The Great Lakes shipping season has kicked off after the iciest winter in 35 years.

March 31, 2014 4:00 pm

U.S. Coast Guard ice breakers clear the way for commerce

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter made its way south on Lake Michigan this week to break up ice in Burns Harbor, to ensure lake freighters and barges can continue to come into the port.

February 15, 2014 12:00 pm
'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

Ships, including iron ore freighters bound for Northwest Indiana steel mills, have been jamming up the ice-choked St. Marys River in recent weeks as they rush to make deliveries before the Soo Locks close this week.

January 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Hobart man, 13-year-old girl charged with attempted purse snatching

HOBART | A 19-year-old Hobart man and his 13-year-old girlfriend worked as a team in an attempted purse snatching, police said.

December 26, 2012 8:30 pm

Couple charged in electronics burglary at Hobart residence

HOBART | A Hobart couple broke into a city home and stole a television and other electronics, police said.

December 06, 2012 6:45 pm

Chicago man charged with robbery, theft at Hobart mall

HOBART | A 50-year-old Chicago man stole cash from two local stores and a heart monitor from a local hospital, police said.

November 28, 2012 8:45 pm

Gary man accused of sexual misconduct with 14-year-old

LAKE STATION | A 21-year-old Gary man sexually abused a girl in Lake Station, police said.

November 14, 2012 7:30 pm

Lake Station man charged in burglary at dead brother's home

LAKE STATION | A 27-year-old Lake Station man broke in to his dead brother's home and stole cash, tools and guns, police said.

September 04, 2012 8:15 pm

Hobart man, 41, charged with shooting godson in forearm

HOBART | Police said a 41-year-old Hobart man shot his 20-year-old cousin and godson in the forearm.

August 24, 2012 12:00 am

Gary man charged in alleged theft of TV from his workplace

HOBART | A man broke into a Hobart business where he had been a maintenance worker and stole a flat-screen television, police said.

August 17, 2012 12:00 am

2 charged with using stolen credit cards at Hobart stores

HOBART | Two men stole credit cards from an acquaintance and went on a spending spree at several Hobart stores, police said.

August 13, 2012 8:45 pm

Merrillville man, 22, charged with attempted theft at KFC

MERRILLVILLE | A 22-year-old Merrillville man attempted to take cash from a fast-food restaurant and then left after the clerk told him she didn't have any money, police said.

June 30, 2012 12:00 am

Hammond man charged with beating outside Hobart tavern

HOBART | A 23-year-old Hammond man used a large stick to brutally beat another man outside a Hobart bar, police said.

June 28, 2012 10:30 pm

Valparaiso pair face charges in Hobart credit card fraud

HOBART | A Valparaiso couple stole a woman's credit card and used it to charge purchases at a Hobart business, police said.

June 28, 2012 10:30 pm

Hobart man charged again with burglarizing folks' home

HOBART | A 28-year-old Hobart man has been charged for the second time with burglarizing his parents' Hobart home, police said.

June 26, 2012 12:00 am
Young stars are emerging in an environmental movement around the lake

Young stars are emerging in an environmental movement around the lake

These aren't your mama's or your grandma's activists.

June 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Gary man accused of mischief,   auto theft attempt in Hobart

Gary man accused of mischief, auto theft attempt in Hobart

HOBART | Police said they used blood samples left behind by a Gary man to connect him to an attempted truck theft in Hobart.

May 23, 2012 12:00 am
Former Hobart youth baseball coach charged with stealing kids' uniform, tournament money

Former Hobart youth baseball coach charged with stealing kids' uniform, tournament money

HOBART | An Illinois man was charged Wednesday with 10 counts of theft for allegedly stealing $8,000 that was supposed to fund a Hobart youth baseball team's uniforms and tournament fees.

April 26, 2012 12:15 pm
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