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Teen testifies against Hammond man accused of raping her in 2010

CROWN POINT | Emotions ran high in the second day of the trial of a Hammond man charged with the rape of a 15-year-old New Jersey girl who was visiting the family’s home in 2010.

April 08, 2014 8:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 15, 2014 12:00 am
Bowled over: Fans fashion football feasts

Bowled over: Fans fashion football feasts

While the Seahawks are battling the Broncos Sunday in the Super Bowl, fans will have battles of their own against pizza and hot wings.

January 28, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Julius Thomas' skills for Broncos honed on the hardwood

Julius Thomas' skills for Broncos honed on the hardwood

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | Broncos third-year tight end Julius Thomas began the season with more NCAA tournament trips (two) on his resume than catches in the NFL (one).

January 27, 2014 9:00 pm
Super Bowl megastars, All-Pros, and everyone else

Super Bowl megastars, All-Pros, and everyone else

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | The names are hardly as familiar as Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. Yet, for all the megastars and All-Pros in this Super Bowl, there are guys like Jermaine Kearse and Paris Lenon.

January 27, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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JOHN DOHERTY: Indiana leads Head Health Challenge

The NFL and GE announced 16 winning groups in the first round of their $20 million “Head Health Challenge” just six days ago. Looking at the list of winners, three are from outside the United States. Among the American groups, 12 states are represented.

January 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Moretti wouldn't have put up with bridge fight

If Willie Moretti, a Mafia chieftain, were alive today, this political boondoggle would never have occurred in Fort Lee, N.J.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am
Go For the Food: NJ options for Super Bowl foodies

Go For the Food: NJ options for Super Bowl foodies

Buffalo wings and chicken fingers, take a breather. Crab dip and curly fries, sit this one out.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am
Cutting sports a growing trend at major colleges

Cutting sports a growing trend at major colleges

The meeting was brief. A few minutes tops.

December 22, 2013 9:00 pm
NFL's turf gurus gird for historic Super Bowl

NFL's turf gurus gird for historic Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | It may qualify as a small irony that in the run-up to the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl, the people seemingly least threatened about the possibility of bad weather are the folks whose job is to protect the surface on which the game will be played.

December 15, 2013 9:00 pm
Holiday Movies: December Releases Phase 2

Holiday Movies: December Releases Phase 2

1. Expecting

November 21, 2013 9:12 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Queen Latifah featuring Bake-Off winner on talk show Thursday

OFFBEAT: Queen Latifah featuring Bake-Off winner on talk show Thursday

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am
Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

Police respond to a shooting in Camden, N.J. in June 2012. Camden, whose demographics are similar to those in Gary, had a homicide rate among the highest in the nation in 2012.

October 26, 2013 10:45 pm
FROM the FARM: Reader needs recipe for pickled yellow banana peppers

FROM the FARM: Reader needs recipe for pickled yellow banana peppers

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

October 23, 2013 12:00 am
Colts respond to owner; Giants have injury woes

Colts respond to owner; Giants have injury woes

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | Maybe Colts owner Jim Irsay should complain before every game.

August 19, 2013 9:00 pm
New York Jets' veteran Brandon Moore retires after 11 seasons

New York Jets' veteran Brandon Moore retires after 11 seasons

Brandon Moore admits he'll get that twitch now and then to play pro football again.

August 07, 2013 5:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Questions loom as NCAA hoops season ends

With Monday's final game of March Madness, we now know which is the best men’s college basketball team in the land.

April 08, 2013 7:00 pm
Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Tips for protecting trees and shrubs from storms

Even the sturdiest-looking trees can be brought down by high winds, heavy snow and ice, but there are ways you can limit the damage.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
Taste of Belgium: Real old world crepes and waffles

Taste of Belgium: Real old world crepes and waffles

Here in the exhibition kitchen at the Taste of Belgium, Jean-François Flechet's restaurant located in Over the Rhine, the historic German neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati, kitchen staff pour thin batter over crepe makers.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am

Things I learned from the Cake Boss

Here’s what I learned about Buddy Valastro, aka the Cake Boss: The first is that he’s warm and witty, the second he can whip up a multi-course dinner in an amazingly short period of time and the third is he doesn’t measure.

January 03, 2013 12:00 am
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