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Police: Argument over burglary preceded fatal shooting

GARY | Police said an argument over a burglary preceded Friday's shooting death of 13-year-old Kobe Jones near his home at 1053 Polk St.

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Crown Point man killed in fiery motorcycle crash

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point man was killed in a fiery motorcycle crash shortly before 2 p.m. Friday.

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Average gas prices

Per gallon of regular fuel           Friday Week ago Month ago Year ago Northwest Indiana $3.017 $3.092 $3.433 $3.286 Chicago metro $3.307 $3.378 $3.623 $3.528 Nation $3.072 $3.144 $3.344 $3.329 Source: AAA Fuel Gauge Report        

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New campaign pushing local beer touts tourism potential

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Valpo OKs buying more public works equipment

VALPARAISO | The city hopes to learn by the end of the month if it will receive a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to purchase two new rubbish trucks.

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Portage commission OKs contract to raze warehouse

PORTAGE | Warehouse 57 will be coming down next year, making way for the next phase of the restoration of the southern development of Lakefront Park.

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Illinois officials address human trafficking

CHICAGO | Human trafficking is a significant problem in Chicago and its neighboring suburbs, with thousands of women and girls forced into sex slavery each year, according to experts.

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Cal City comes to 99-year agreement with CSX

CALUMET CITY | CSX and Calumet City have come to an agreement to end scheduled yearly payments for a licensing agreement, Treasurer Gerry Tarka announced at Thursday's council meeting.

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Madigan, Schimpf face off for attorney general

Madigan, Schimpf face off for attorney general

SPRINGFIELD | The man seeking to unseat Illinois' long-serving attorney general says its time for a change in the office.

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ValPLAYso to be ready for kids on Monday

ValPLAYso to be ready for kids on Monday

VALPARAISO | ValPLAYso is "taking the cure" this weekend so it will be ready for what is expected to be a rush of eager children on fall break Monday when the playground reopens after reconstruction.

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St. John clerk ordered to permit staff cooperation with town officials

ST. JOHN | St. John Clerk-Treasurer Sherry Sury is under court order to permit her staff to cooperate with town officials while she is out sick.

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Grant's customers told to pay in cash before sudden closing

Grant's customers told to pay in cash before sudden closing

MERRILLVILLE | A salesperson told Wally Kacznarczyk he could cut him a deal on appliances if he paid in cash.

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Father says grief of daughter's slaying turning to bitterness

Father says grief of daughter's slaying turning to bitterness

Days after learning his daughter was among a group of women found slain in abandoned homes in Gary, Bruce Williams said his grief is quickly turning into bitterness. 

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Market jolt is reality check for investors

NEW YORK | Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.

October 24, 2014 4:58 pm
Chase results in 60-year-old charged with dealing heroin

Chase results in 60-year-old charged with dealing heroin

PORTAGE | A Merrillville man is charged with dealing heroin after reportedly leading police on a high speed chase following a traffic stop early Thursday along the Indiana Toll Road.

October 24, 2014 3:40 pm

Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark

NEW YORK | Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace.

October 24, 2014 3:05 pm

Information incorrect about Gary police patrols

A story in some Thursday editions contained incorrect information about Lake County Sheriff's Department assisting Gary police. Neither Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson nor Police Chief Larry McKinley have issued statements disallowing overtime pay for police patrols. The city has received a feder…

October 24, 2014 3:00 pm

Gary airport expansion notches milestone

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority voted 4-0 Friday morning to close a land deal with Canadian National Railway that will allow the long-stalled airport runway expansion to proceed.

October 24, 2014 3:00 pm Related


U.S. stocks rise broadly on earnings

NEW YORK | U.S. stocks advanced yet again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, led by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and UPS. Amazon sank after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.

October 24, 2014 2:49 pm

Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall

DETROIT | Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.

October 24, 2014 2:41 pm
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