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Police warn of utility scam against elderly

HOBART | Hobart police reminded residents Thursday to use caution when letting people into their homes after an 80-year-old woman was scammed this week.

March 13, 2014 6:15 pm

Highland warns residents to be wary of scams

HIGHLAND | Scammers are continuing to steal from Highland homeowners, and police ask residents to be on the alert.

November 23, 2013 9:00 pm

Avoiding investment scams a matter of education

HIGHLAND | Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson urged senior citizens on Wednesday to teach younger people, especially their grandchildren, about how to handle money, credit and investments so they don’t become victims of scams.

November 20, 2013 9:15 pm
Indiana securities commissioner resigns

Indiana securities commissioner resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Chris Naylor, the state's top business and investment regulator, has resigned as Indiana securities commissioner, ending a six-year tenure that focused on protecting Hoosiers from economic fraudsters.

October 07, 2013 5:30 pm

Lansing police warn of lottery scam

LANSING | Lansing police are warning residents of a lottery scam that is circulating in the area.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am

Sheriff warns seniors of scam

CHICAGO | Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning senior citizens of a scam in  which people knock on doors pretending to be a worker, but has no proper identification and is really there to rob the residents, according to a news release.

January 29, 2013 6:15 pm
Who wants to be a millionaire?

Who wants to be a millionaire?

HAMMOND | Who wants to be rich? Let's face it, we've all thought about how fun it would be to be a millionaire. When the lottery hits $200 million, many of us run out and buy a ticket. We chat with our friends about the cars and the houses we would buy.

January 22, 2013 11:55 am Photos

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'Lakeshore Focus' to feature Purdue Calumet chancellor

This week on "Lakeshore Focus," airing on Lakeshore Public Television, host Keith Kirkpatrick will be joined by Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am

Avoid being scammed when donating to Hurricane Sandy victims

The many pictures and news reports of massive destruction and loss of life and property from Hurricane Sandy is triggering an urge for people to help. But it's important that donors know where their money is actually going, said a Purdue University cybersecurity expert.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am

'Lakeshore Focus' to feature two who returned to region

This week on "Lakeshore Focus," airing on Lakeshore Public Television, host Keith Kirkpatrick will be joined by two individuals who left Northwest Indiana for a considerable portion of their lives and have now returned.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am

Ind. superintendent of schools is guest on 'Lakeshore Focus'

Indiana State Superintendent of Schools Tony Bennett will discuss his re-election campaign on "Lakeshore Focus," airing Friday night on Lakeshore Television.

October 12, 2012 12:00 am

Business scams addressed on 'Lakeshore Focus' show

Scams on the rise and what people can do to protect themselves will be the subject of discussion on "Lakeshore Focus," airing Friday night on Lakeshore Television.

September 13, 2012 3:15 pm

Scams, how to avoid them the focus of M'ville program

MERRILLVILLE | A representative from the Indiana attorney general's office will host a program at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Lake County Public Library's central branch, 1919 W. 81st Ave.

July 26, 2012 9:15 pm

Take a walk through the gardens Saturday in Hobart

A Garden Walk, “June is Bustin’ Out All Over,” featuring 11 gardens in Hobart will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, hosted by the Lake County Master Gardeners Association.

June 20, 2012 12:00 am

Hearts of Hope to twinkle at lighting this afternoon

A crimson light twinkles and another life is saved. A tree lighting ceremony will be held for the Hearts of Hope program at 4 p.m. today at St. Mary Medical Center's west patient lobby, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart. 

February 15, 2012 12:00 am

Veterans groups host Christmas party for children

Hobart American Legion Post 54 and Hobart VFW Post 5365 both held the annual Children's Christmas Party for member families Sunday. Entertainment was provided by Smiling Faces Clown and magician Jerry Herzog. 

December 21, 2011 12:00 am

Hobart police warn shoppers to be extra cautious this season

Be extra cautious as you dash about this holiday season, warns Lt. Jack Grennes of the Hobart Police Department. It is really nice that we have the Christmas spirit and people are happy and friendly, but watch your belongings.

December 14, 2011 12:00 am

Two region homeowners get back some money lost in mortgage fraud

INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana homeowners victimized in foreclosure-rescue scams are among 74 Hoosiers who will share in a $60,000 payment from the state's new Consumer Protection Assistance Fund.

December 08, 2011 12:30 pm

Crime Watch meeting focuses on scams

HIGHLAND | A community Crime Watch meeting will be held by the Highland Police Department at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. James the Less Parish Hall, 9640 Kennedy Ave.

November 05, 2011 12:00 am

Glenwood alerts seniors to scam

GLENWOOD | Village President Kerry Durkin warned Glenwood seniors on Tuesday about an insurance agency he said has been going around claiming to represent the village.

November 02, 2011 11:00 pm
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