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LAPORTE | Judith DeMuth, superintendent of the LaPorte Community School Corp., has been named the new chief for Monroe County schools.
HAMMOND | A federal judge threw out part of a lawsuit Monday regarding a Merrillville-based gang leader killed in 2007 by a federal agent.
As a reporter, I'm used to hearing back from readers, sources, folks with an opinion to deliver.
HAMMOND | Twenty-seven years ago Friday, Don Scheidel brought home his newborn son, Derek, from the hospital.
HAMMOND | A second woman accused of partaking in a complex real estate fraud ring has pleaded guilty.
HAMMOND | A Kouts man sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in a widespread meth ring is appealing his judgment while criticizing how his lawyer handled the case.
LAPORTE | Another school year will have ended before former LaPorte High School volleyball coach Robert Ashcraft stands trial for sexual misconduct.
HAMMOND | The daughter of former Calumet Township Trustee Dozier Allen's top aide is asking that her mother be released from federal prison early.
HAMMOND | A 40-year-old Portage man sentenced to about 11 years in prison on child pornography charges now is being asked to pay nearly $1 million to one of his victims.
LAPORTE | The LaPorte schools superintendent may be headed to another school district as questions linger about her administration's knowledge regarding a former coach's sexual contact with a student.
GARY | Gary has contracted with a newly formed group to host a festival honoring Michael Jackson at multiple venues in the city.
I don't understand what the big fuss is about over Charlie Sheen.
From behind a tall counter, Margie Blackwell shuffles long cards worn by age.
It's difficult to turn off what I lovingly call my "crap radar."
Across Northwest Indiana exist a diverse people and economy. Though our counties may differ, each offers resources and recreation that attract people across county and state lines.
Land isn't the only thing Andrew L. Young has been banking in Indiana.
GARY | The Las Vegas-based group aiming to build a multimillion-dollar Jackson family megaplex has gotten another extension to become a nonprofit.
It was heavier in my hands than I'd thought it would be.
CROWN POINT | An 89-year-old Gary woman fought against, and later identified, her 23-year-old homeless rapist, authorities say.
Fresh off his fall win, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky has filed paperwork to possibly run again for the seat he's held for nearly three decades.
MERRILLVILLE | Lake County solid waste management officials haggled over the fine print of agreements for the county's proposed waste-to-ethanol plant.
More sniping? Really? Are we under a military attack around here? No, we're just driving to our homes, or work, or the market and we have to worry about some kind of projectile smashing through our windows.
LaPORTE | A criminal investigation of the LaPorte Community School Corp. has a new set of eyes.
A dizzying name game is under way with the proposed Steel City shrine to Michael Jackson and his family.
This was the year I stopped apologizing for Christmas.
Lake County solid waste officials say they want to make clear to communities that the incentives to send trash to a future Schneider plant are on a clock.
CROWN POINT | Lake County residents will not own a proposed waste-to-ethanol facility planned for Schneider.
GARY | The group hoping to erect a sprawling Michael Jackson shrine here is cutting ties with an obscure nonprofit and instead will seek its own tax-exempt status.
Imagine you're waiting patiently with the other guests, thumbing through the ceremony program.
MERRILLVILLE | Citing what's best for Lake County residents, a draft revised contract to bring a waste-to-ethanol plant to Schneider now puts the facility in the hands of its private operator.
WASHINGTON | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's relationship with region Hispanics could be in trouble.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky split with his fellow Democrats on Thursday in voting against a middle-class tax break.
The trial of a former LaPorte volleyball coach accused of having sex with a player has been moved to next year.
I got to thinking of my fellow brides–to–be this week.
The company behind a planned trash-to-ethanol plant in rural Lake County has dropped plans to seek a federal grant that would have covered about 20 percent of its estimated construction costs.
CROWN POINT | After airing concerns over taxpayer liability, Lake County could not own a $254 million trash-to-ethanol plant slated for rural Schneider.
Uttering a single chorus, organizers behind a planned county waste-to-energy project long have sworn taxpayers won't pay for the multimillion-dollar plant.
I looked down at my feet: When had I become a doctor?
A firm studying Gary's prospects of building a center dedicated to Michael Jackson is looking to locate within the Steel City.
Munster resident Mara Candelaria Reardon retained her House 12 seat Tuesday.
Though she won back her Indiana House District 1 seat, Democrat Linda Lawson predicted gloom for her party amid several seats lost to Republicans.
Republican Sue Landske regained her state Senate District 6 seat Tuesday, besting two opponents.
Lake County voters will have a choice Tuesday in treasurer candidates of a veteran who's held the office for five years, or another who wants to usher in fresh enthusiasm.
GARY | As Bill Hanna drove into the Steel City from Indianapolis on Wednesday, the downstate references to "the region" began to fall away.
GARY | "People should not be defined by the ZIP code they live in," Ron Sims told the room of urban planners and community leaders.
Calling the Steel City "opportunity rich," one federal urban development expert on Tuesday said Gary must build on its many assets in securing a successful future.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky received more in campaign contributions and spent less in this election's waning campaign days than the last time he ran for office.
The night of March 6, 2009, plastic covered the square window of the second-floor bedroom of 1122 Wilcox St.
A rumor mill isn't a mill at all, really.
LAPORTE | A police investigation of LaPorte school administrators regarding an alleged sex scandal between a volleyball coach and player is heading to the prosecutor's office.
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