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The Times honored at Associated Press awards event

Times staffers brought home several awards in the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors Association News and Photo contest.

April 25, 2014 8:30 pm
Former Times investigative reporter wins Casey Medal

Former Times investigative reporter wins Casey Medal

A Times investigation on children's issues has won the 2013 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism from a Maryland-based journalism center.

June 28, 2013 9:25 pm
Gary native won't let life in prison deter him from pursuing dreams

Gary native won't let life in prison deter him from pursuing dreams

Former Gary boxer Charles "Duke" Tanner's fight for freedom has taken a lyrical twist.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Times wins 6 Lisagor Awards

CHICAGO | The Times captured six Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism on Friday.

May 03, 2013 10:22 pm
Times reporter wins national public service award

Times reporter wins national public service award

Times investigative reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski has won a national public service award for her ongoing series detailing Indiana's fragmented system of providing services to children in need of state services.

April 23, 2013 11:40 am
EDITORIAL: Payne's final reform for DCS

EDITORIAL: Payne's final reform for DCS

James Payne offered the necessary next reform for the Indiana Department of Child Services — by resigning from the agency he founded.

September 25, 2012 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: A first step toward helping children in peril

The Indiana Department of Child Services announcement Monday of a plan to help children in peril — severely mentally ill or developmentally disabled children who need intensive treatment — is a step in the right direction. These are children who were falling through the gaps.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Toll free call for DCS is still a long distance

DOUG ROSS: Toll free call for DCS is still a long distance

Other than the Department of Child Services brass, does anyone really like the centralized hotline for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect? I have heard from a number of people who oppose it.

September 12, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: A unique vantage point for reform

State Rep. Cindy Noe, R-Indianapolis, chairs the Indiana General Assembly's Indiana Commission on Mental Health and Addiction. She also co-chairs the Department of Child Services Interim Study Committee. This connection could prove useful for Hoosier children and their parents.

August 22, 2012 12:00 am
Times reporter wins award for coverage of children's issues

Times reporter wins award for coverage of children's issues

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana judicial group honored a Times reporter Friday for her ongoing coverage of the struggles of families throughout the state in obtaining services for children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.

July 20, 2012 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Lake too lax on drunken driving

In Lake County, the numbers show, drunken driving offenses are not taken as seriously as they should.

October 11, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Silence dooms abused, neglected children

The probable cause affidavit in the Christian Choate case is enough to bring anyone to tears. The details alleged in the 13-year-old boy's death and his tortured life are horrifying. Even worse, though, is that his death could have been prevented.

July 14, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Make sex offenders vote elsewhere

Indiana has reasonable rules to prevent convicted sex offenders on parole from living or working within 1,000 feet of schools, and some communities ban them from living near parks. So why should they be invited into schools on Election Day?

May 08, 2011 12:00 am
State trooper saved life of Hobart resident

State trooper saved life of Hobart resident

Jim Meinert was driving west on U.S. 20 when his heart stopped beating. The 29-year-old Hobart resident lost consciousness Aug. 4 and slumped over the steeling wheel of a Lincare, Inc. company van.

December 30, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Rush to rescue woman from fire earns Lowell officers praise

Rush to rescue woman from fire earns Lowell officers praise

LOWELL | Thick black smoke poured from the windows and gaping front door of a home in the 300 block of Valley Court.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Hammond cop stops woman from stabbing self

Hammond cop stops woman from stabbing self

HAMMOND | Patrolman Frank Eggers expected nothing out of the ordinary when he pulled up to a home in central Hammond.

December 28, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Off-duty Valpo firefighter saves residents in apartment blaze

Off-duty Valpo firefighter saves residents in apartment blaze

VALPARAISO | Tracy Millard had just finished his shift with the Valparaiso Fire Department last December when he noticed the plumes of smoke.

December 27, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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E.C. dispatcher praised for using personal time to help 911 callers in need

E.C. dispatcher praised for using personal time to help 911 callers in need

East Chicago dispatcher Tanya Scott smiles during an interview as she talks about picking up a "lost caller" and driving her to Hobart based on a 911 call. Scott was also "instrumental" in the apprehension of three men involved in a series of robberies in the city.

December 26, 2010 12:00 am
E.C. dispatcher praised for using personal time to help 911 callers in need

E.C. dispatcher praised for using personal time to help 911 callers in need

East Chicago dispatcher Tanya Scott took the initiative to pick up a "lost caller" and drove her to Hobart based on a 911 call. Scott was also "instrumental" in the apprehension of three men involved in a series of robberies in the city.

December 26, 2010 12:00 am
E.C. dispatcher praised for using personal time to help 911 callers in need

E.C. dispatcher praised for using personal time to help 911 callers in need

East Chicago dispatcher Tanya Scott took the initiative to pick up a “lost caller” and drove her to Hobart based on a 911 call. Scott was also “instrumental” in the apprehension of three men involved in a series of robberies in the city.

December 26, 2010 12:00 am
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