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WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

Twice last week the message of cooperation and compromise could be heard across the region.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Police union crosses swords with county over pay

CROWN POINT | Lake politicians could find their labor supporters have become angry protesters this fall if a dispute over county police lingers.

September 08, 2014 7:38 pm

Michigan City police warn of nighttime robberies near beach

MICHIGAN CITY | Police said Tuesday they have increased patrols in Michigan City's beachfront area following two robberies in the past week.

September 02, 2014 7:30 pm
Man leads police on slow chase on U.S. 6

Man leads police on slow chase on U.S. 6

PORTAGE | An Illinois man was arrested on several charges Thursday evening after leading police on a slow chase along U.S. 6.

August 29, 2014 11:36 am
EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to arrive today in Ferguson, Mo., to add further federal pressure to address the violence and racial tensions following the police shooting Aug. 9 of Michael Brown. It is a tense situation that must be defused.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

AGs ask for tough e-cigarette regulations

INDIANAPOLIS | The attorneys general of Indiana and Illinois are seeking to deter youth smoking through strict regulations on the marketing, advertising and use of flavors in electronic cigarettes.

August 12, 2014 6:45 pm
MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

Nine chiefs of police in eight years. It's not exactly a mark of stability.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Don't jeopardize officers by spreading them thin

Gary police Chief Wade Ingram said it himself in the wake of patrol Officer Jeffrey Westerfield's death earlier this month.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Look for ways to make police, cities safer

EDITORIAL: Look for ways to make police, cities safer

The fatal shooting of a Gary police officer early Sunday closely followed the death of an Indianapolis police officer. It is a time to mourn the loss of these two officers, but also to look for responses to these two incidents and other attacks on police officers.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Lake County should sue E-911 holdouts

WILLIAM NANGLE: Lake County should sue E-911 holdouts

As if enough hasn’t been said, I’d like to weigh in on Lake County’s 911 debacle.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Sonar search to resume Monday for Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan

MICHIGAN CITY | Indiana conservation officers plan to resume an underwater sonar search Monday for a Chicago man who went missing Saturday night in Lake Michigan north of Mount Baldy.

June 01, 2014 5:15 pm

State awards funds to raze abandoned homes

INDIANAPOLIS | Three Lake County cities are among the first in the state to benefit from Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann's Blight Elimination Program.

May 22, 2014 7:12 pm

Expanded immunity for underage drinkers could save more lives

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is eager to spread the word to college students, and all Hoosiers, about new additions to Indiana's innovative Lifeline Law — once it's signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

March 18, 2014 6:45 pm

Limits on rental property inspections headed to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Cities and towns across Indiana, including several region communities, are one signature away from losing their ability to vigorously regulate rental properties within their borders.

March 11, 2014 5:30 pm

Pence seeks federal winter storm aid for most region counties

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants to cover a portion of the local snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe winter storm.

March 07, 2014 4:55 pm

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm
Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

MICHIGAN CITY | Rescuers steadily walked across Lake Michigan on Wednesday evening, the creaking and cracking of ice echoing through the dark night.

February 26, 2014 8:24 pm Video Photos


Schererville looking at options for 2 new fire stations

SCHERERVILLE | Town leaders are examining what it will take to build two new modern fire stations in Schererville.

February 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Female GOP senators defuse threat to abortion clinics

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation that could have shuttered every abortion clinic in Indiana was rewritten Wednesday by three female Republican state senators to instead focus on patient safety.

January 29, 2014 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Regional efforts help police fight crime

Northwest Indiana has entered a new era of regional cooperation when it comes to police work. It's paying off.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am
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