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Hundreds mourn slain Merrillville police officer

Hundreds mourn slain Merrillville police officer

Changing of the guard during the funeral service for Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz who was shot last week when responding to a call, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Over 3,000 officers, family and friends gathered at the Star Plaza Theatre for his service. (AP Photo/The Times, John Luke)

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Hundreds mourn slain Merrillville police officer

Hundreds mourn slain Merrillville police officer

Police officers pass casket of Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz during service at the Star Plaza Theatre, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Over 3,000 officers, family and friends gathered at the Star Plaza Theatre for his service. (AP Photo/The Times, John Luke)

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Hundreds mourn slain Merrillville police officer

Hundreds mourn slain Merrillville police officer

People attend the funeral service for Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz who was shot last week when responding to a call, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Over 3,000 officers, family and friends gathered at the Star Plaza Theatre for his service. (AP Photo/The Times, John Luke)

3 hours ago
Hundreds mourn slain Merrillville police officer

Hundreds mourn slain Merrillville police officer

People attend the funeral service for Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz who was shot last week when responding to a call, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Over 3,000 officers, family and friends gathered at the Star Plaza Theatre for his service. (AP Photo/The Times, John Luke)

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Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The Vikings benched Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of…

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Judge: Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appe…

September 12, 2014 11:08 am Related

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Death concealment charges for woman in dirty home

BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — A woman who lived at a squalid home where the bodies of three infants were found among vermin and piles of soiled diapers is facing charges including fetal death concealment, authorities said Friday as the search for more possible bodies continued.

September 12, 2014 10:43 am Related

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Escaped school shooter captured near Ohio prison

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early Friday, authorities said.

September 12, 2014 6:30 am Related

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'Loving' father now tied to his 5 kids' deaths

LEXINGTON, S.C. | A South Carolina man described as a smart, loving father confessed to killing his five children and then dumping their bodies in a secluded clearing along a rural road in Alabama, authorities said Wednesday.

September 10, 2014 3:47 pm Related

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Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Ukraine invasion reminds West that NATO still needed

September 09, 2014 1:04 pm

AP source: US to investigate Ferguson police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person brief…

September 04, 2014 6:16 am

Troubled Rain Ultra Club closes

MERRILLVILLE | Rain Ultra Club is closed, and the Town Council has taken action to prohibit similar establishments from opening at the same location.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Man enters Hammond bar and opens fire

HAMMOND | A man entered a Hammond bar and opened fire late Sunday, wounding one man.

August 18, 2014 9:22 am
Rallies honor people who died at hands of police

Rallies honor people who died at hands of police

Savannah McCoy, 17, right, holds up a sign as she and her friend Kimber Camgros, 16, listen to speakers during a vigil for Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo., in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was killed by a white police officer on Saturday, Aug. 9, 20…

August 14, 2014 11:36 pm
Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.

August 12, 2014 5:04 pm
Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, left, at a news conference Sunday  in Canandaigua , N.Y., says that investigators don't have any evidence at this point to support criminal intent in the fatal crash that killed Kevin Ward Jr., and involved racing superstar Tony Stewart. At right is Serg…

August 12, 2014 5:04 pm
Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

A makeshift memorial sits in the middle of the street where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager on Saturday whose death stirred unrest in a St…

August 12, 2014 1:11 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

'Rita's law' could curb corruption

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
Rory McIlroy surges to lead with 67 at soggy PGA

Rory McIlroy surges to lead with 67 at soggy PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | On a soggy day at Valhalla, Rory McIlroy put himself in a familiar position — at the top of the leaderboard in the PGA Championship.

August 08, 2014 6:58 pm
Rory McIlroy surges to lead with 67 at soggy PGA

Rory McIlroy surges to lead with 67 at soggy PGA

Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

August 08, 2014 6:58 pm
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