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EAST CHICAGO | The National Football League has made the wrong kind of headlines regarding domestic violence in recent weeks, and a panel of legal professionals gathered Wednesday to weigh in on the issues, myths and facts.
There were a few signs at first, Alicia Smith (not her real name), a domestic abuse survivor said, but she didn’t recognize them at the time.
Crown Brewing Owner Dave Bryan, left, chats behind the makeshift Crown Brewing bar front. The brewery supplied eight different beers, including fall seasonal specials, for Saturday's Oktoberfest.
The Crown Point Oktoberfest's chili cook-off had six entries and four competitors. The cook-off has been a part of Oktoberfest for six years, according to Mayor David Uran.
CROWN POINT | Pumpkin and hot cider may be the unofficial flavors of fall, however Oktoberfest adds a little flavor of its own: hops.
The Roaring '20s came back into swing for a good cause Friday night, fedoras, sequins, pinstripes and all.
MERRILLVILLE | In celebration of breast cancer survivors, Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville turned into a sea of pink on Sunday afternoon for the annual Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
Fire roared into the hot air balloon’s 55-foot-wide span, lifting it up to 100 feet in the crisp fall air Saturday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.
MERRILLVILLE | Potty training, helping a child take their first steps, putting the kids to bed at night are some of the things Ernestine Edwards says are her favorite moments as a foster mom for Nazareth Home, a foster home in East Chicago.
As October begins and autumn gets into full swing, Sauk Village and other communities are hosting several events celebrating fall, family and community.
HAMMOND | The rows upon rows of tombstones at Oak Hill Cemetery tell the names of thousands of people who lived here over the last century and a half. But they do not tell their stories.
Whether wanting to be more than the gaudy, generic pirate at the Halloween party again or brainstorming one-of-a-kind costume ideas for the kids this year, Halloween is more than just grabbing a costume off a sales rack.
SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village board members took their final step in getting up to date with union negotiations at their meeting last week.
At the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest at the Lake County Fairgrounds, pumpkins are picked, painted, rolled like a bowling ball and putted. However for some people, the best thing to do with a pumpkin is to eat it.
CROWN POINT | Marking the beginning of fall, the 8th annual Covered Bridge Harvest Fest salutes everything autumn with family activities today through Sunday.
LYNWOOD | A medical cannabis dispensary has applied for a permit to operate in Lynwood, village officials said.
With a touch of magic, young chess players became the pieces in a game of “Wizard's Chess” on Saturday at the 9th Annual Downtown Hammond Council Bizarre Bazaar.
GARY | Fourteen officers ran from the wing of the Bowing 737 aircraft through the plane’s emergency doors, sweeping through the narrow aisles, their firearms at the ready.
A total of 27 officers from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan trained Wednesday with the Indiana SWAT Officers Association on Wednesday at Gary Airport.
Officers train under retired FBI SWAT leader Chuck Smith at the Gary Airport Wednesday to handle emergency situations on an aircraft. They will train on a Southshore train and a Gary bus today.
HAMMOND | Meals on Wheels, a national nonprofit organization, can now serve 50 more senior citizens each day thanks to the donation of a new van on Monday.
CEDAR LAKE | Youthful firefighters, police officers, soldiers and superheroes gathered Sunday afternoon to unite with families in the fight against childhood cancer.
EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago and the Schools City of East Chicago reached an agreement after the city sent a letter canceling the bus barn lease with the Schools City of East Chicago earlier this summer.
CROWN POINT | Smoke, fire, booming crashes and mud flinging through the air, the demolition derby drew its largest crowd in years at the Lake County Fair.
EAST CHICAGO | The School City of East Chicago, local businesses and families came together Saturday to make East Chicago kids not only prepared, but excited for the end of summer and start of school.
CROWN POINT | By the numbers, it was 140 hot dogs, six cases of water and 13 people determined to eat their way to victory.
CROWN POINT | Hooves kicking up dust, the Loin Ranger and Swillery Rodham Clinton raced ham to ham around the U-shaped track for the ultimate pig racing prize: an Oreo.
CROWN POINT | While the line for discounted wristbands was long, lines for the rides themselves were short and sweet. Food vendors were just heating up grills and preparing deep fryers for the long haul.
WHITING | Seven buscias, hair rollers secured in place by babushkas, shared their cooking wisdom and zany sense of humor during the Buscia Cooking Show on Saturday morning at the Main Stage as part of Whiting's annual Pierogi Fest.
WHITING | The Pieroguettes flitted past in their red dresses and pierogi shawls, their hats adorned with potatoes, cheese and other pierogi fillings.
HAMMOND | A newly completed pedestrian and bike trail bridge symbolizes the benefits of cooperation between Hammond and Munster, officials of both municipalities said Wednesday.
GRIFFITH | Central Park transformed into a canvas for artists’ imaginations for the annual Park Full of Art in Griffith on Saturday. This was the 40th year for the weekend event, with almost 70 artists participating.
GRIFFITH | When it began four decades ago, Park Full of Art was created to be a hub for local artists.
The temperatures didn't reflect the Caribbean island music Wednesday as the Festival of the Lakes opened in Hammond.
HIGHLAND | The open space between the Splash Pad and pavilion at Wicker Memorial Park was dotted with clusters of tents Friday night for the second annual Summer Wicker Park Camp-Out.
HIGHLAND | For bride-to-be Tracy Batten, a white lace-layered dress is big change from the U.S. Army uniform she wears five days a week.
Broadway Street in Gary rang with the shouts of “Stop the violence,” "Peace,” and “Put down the gun” as residents rallied at the second annual Stop the Violence and Prayer for Peace March and Block Party.
HOBART | The brass and drum rhythms of marching bands boomed, and parade sirens blared Friday during the annual Hobart Fourth of July parade.
David Wortsman, of Schererville, proposed to Aleah Turner, of Valparaiso, during the Hobart Fourth of July parade Friday.
HIGHLAND | Amid the sirens of parading emergency vehicles, revving of vintage cars and roaming lions, tigers and bears (all costumed mascots) the annual Twilight Parade in Highland lit up Thursday evening.
GARY | When Senior Pastor Bob Parnell began working at Black Oak Baptist Church in 1989, other men of the cloth told him if he wanted the church to succeed, he needed to move it out of Gary.
CROWN POINT | With each step, the bride, arm and arm with her father, not only made her way to her smiling groom, but into longstanding tradition. This had been two years in the making for Karla Ortegon and Craig Hoskins, of Crown Point.
For every joyful image of a soldier embracing their family after a long deployment, we must not forget the flag-covered caskets returning home. On Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice miles away from their homes.
CROWN POINT | Sean Ives has been to places like Paris, Rome, Prague, Budapest, Belgrade, Vienna and New York City.
While the welfare drug testing bill recently died in the Indiana Senate, animosity against those in poverty is still very much alive.
The new year has brought minimum wage raises in 13 states to as high as $9.32 an hour. However, the question still remains for the rest of us: Is $7.25 enough to live on?
For three long years, my family's life has been on hold. Will we lose or keep the home we have lived in for 55 years? The verdict came a few weeks ago — arriving hand-in-hand with winter’s chill.
HAMMOND | To honor soldiers fighting in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, a group of veterans has banded together to create a memorial near Harrison Park.
HAMMOND | The East Hammond-Pullman Neighborhood Crime Watch is celebrating its sixth year.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding public housing authorities in Indiana almost $21 million in annual capitol funding.
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