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EAST CHICAGO | A 57-year-old East Chicago man died early Thursday after a bizarre, chain-reaction motor vehicle accident there, officials said.
PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly hitting a friend in the head with a skateboard.
The weather on Halloween night is going to be downright scary, especially during trick-or-treat hours.
WHEATFIELD | If timing is everything, the Kankakee Valley Theatre Kompany has nailed it.
HAMMOND | Members of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters recently donated their time and labor to the rebuilding of the Hammond Chiefs baseball dugout, which was damaged by a storm in the summer of 2013. The dugout is located at Riverside Park in Hammond.
PORTAGE | The Red Carpet Lounge in Portage held its 13th annual car show and presented a check for $2,000 in proceeds to support the Visiting Nurse Association hospice program. Sheila Raye, owner of the lounge, said they selected VNA Hospice as the recipient for the third year in a row becau…
PORTAGE | Kindergarten students at George L. Myers Elementary in learned about leaves with Michelle Benson from the Porter County Soil and Water Conservation District. Benson visits schools in Porter County throughout the year providing “in-school” field trips to learn about environment. The…
Valparaiso teen Matt Janney was inspired by an educational trip to Italy to embrace his love of art and hone his painting and sketching skills.
PORTAGE | The 30th Annual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl will be held at Portage High School on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.
PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department will again team with J.J.'s Pizza this year to check for smoke detectors in homes.
Homewood-Flossmoor finished fifth in the final regular-season Associated Press Class 8A football poll.
ST. JOHN TWP | Michael Neal will stand for election Tuesday as a Republican candidate for St. John Township Advisory Board after the death this week of Alfred "Al" Hansen.
EAST CHICAGO | A man posing as a water department employee persuaded an East Chicago woman to allow him into her home Tuesday and burglarized it while she waited near a running faucet, police said.
GRIFFITH | The Barenie family has once again turned its lawn into a collection of carved oversized pumpkins.
The Archdiocese of Chicago announced Wednesday a reconfiguration of its school system, which includes closing six schools at the end of June while consolidating several more — but it leaves St. Florian in Hegewisch open.
A story in Wednesday's editions of The Times should have said 22 school board candidates in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties signed pledges to promote ethical behavior in local government. The pledge is sponsored by the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, a volunteer organization. The Times …
Darren Vann appears in court.
HAMMOND | A Hammond man died late Tuesday after a shooting in his backyard, officials said.
DEMOTTE | Two men were charged in connection with a theft and home burglary Sunday in Prairie View Estates in rural DeMotte, Jasper County sheriff's police said.
CROWN POINT | A 48-year-old man was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting to breaking into his former employer's business earlier this year.
CROWN POINT | A 27-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor.
MERRILLVILLE | The annual Duplicate Bridge Fall Sectional, held Oct. 10-12, was attended by duplicate bridge players from near and far, including many who call the weekly games in Highland, Calumet Twp. and Portage their home.
GARY | Valparaiso University pastor James Wetzstein will deliver the message at a special Reformation/All Saints service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 49th Avenue and Pierce Street. There will also be special music and the public is invited.
MERRILLVILLE | Members of Students Against Destructive Decisions at Merrillville High School are hosting several activities for Red Ribbon Week, which began Thursday and continues through Friday.
LOWELL | Tri-Creek Lumber and Hardware is sponsoring its eighth annual Winter Coat Drive through this year.
HAMMOND | October has been a month to remember for the Bishop Noll Institute Marching Warriors, who earned two awards in the span of three weeks.
HAMMOND | High school students, their parents, prospective transfers and others interested in learning more about Purdue University Calumet are invited to attend the university’s Fall Open House at 9 a.m., Saturday in Alumni Hall of the Student Union & Library, 2233 173rd St.
MUNSTER | Safe Haven Rescue & Adoption is in need of some dedicated foster homes for its small dogs in Munster and surrounding areas.
GARY | The Lakeshore Cultural Society presented a program recently at the DuBois branch of the Gary Public Library to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the historic events that led to the signing of the Freedom Act. Distinguished community leaders reflecte…
GARY | The Indiana University Northwest Alumni Association and the Offices of Alumni Relations and Student Activities will host Homecoming activities Thursday and Saturday.
VALPARAISO | Windiana Concert Band will perform "Sympony No. III: Planet Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave.
The T.F. South and Illiana Christian girls volleyball teams advanced to championship matches in their respective regionals with wins on Tuesday
Several local soccer players will participate in the POSTYOURT.ORG East-West All-Star Games on Saturday at Knightstown High School.
Bar Association releases survey of candidates
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A 19-year-old Portage woman was killed Tuesday in a single car crash on U.S. 6, just west of County Road 200 West.
PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department has released a composite sketch of the suspect in Monday's armed robbery of MainSource Bank, 5959 U.S. 6.
The following is a race and ethnicity breakdown of the Hammond Police Department's 2014 police officer roster:
CROWN POINT | A forensic anthropologist Tuesday worked with Lake County coroner's office investigators and pathologists on the cases of four women police say a Gary man confessed to killing.
Indiana has the eighth best tax climate in the U.S., according to the latest edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. Although the Hoosier State’s rank remains unchanged from its eighth place ranking last October, it is projected to…
HAMMOND | The southbound Cline Avenue ramp to both directions of the Borman Expressway will close for 24 hours Saturday and Sunday for concrete patching and pavement joint patching, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
GLENWOOD | Glenwood police launched a routine death investigation after a 2-year-old boy died Monday at a local hospital.
A story appearing in some editions of The Times on Monday about a tour of the Grand Calumet River contained an incorrect date. The tour took place on Oct. 17. The Times regrets the error.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in December.
On Monday, Illinois' gubernatorial candidates focused on the economy, with Gov. Pat Quinn touting his jobs record and Republican Bruce Rauner stopping at Chicago-area businesses.
PORTAGE | Police asked for tips Monday after a man who robbed a MainSource Bank in Portage eluded them during a search.
HIGHLAND | Police are seeking information following three suspicious incidents this month, including one in which a man entered a Highland home.
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