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LaPorte school's chief has new job

LAPORTE | Judith DeMuth, superintendent of the LaPorte Community School Corp., has been named the new chief for Monroe County schools.

March 28, 2011 5:45 pm

Civil rights claim in Merrillville-based gang leader's death dropped

HAMMOND | A federal judge threw out part of a lawsuit Monday regarding a Merrillville-based gang leader killed in 2007 by a federal agent.

March 28, 2011 5:45 pm

SLICE OF LIFE: The beauty (and beast) of free will

As a reporter, I'm used to hearing back from readers, sources, folks with an opinion to deliver.

March 27, 2011 12:00 am

Parents: Drug deaths 'devastated' families

HAMMOND | Twenty-seven years ago Friday, Don Scheidel brought home his newborn son, Derek, from the hospital.

March 26, 2011 12:00 am

Second woman in real estate fraud cases enters plea

HAMMOND | A second woman accused of partaking in a complex real estate fraud ring has pleaded guilty.

March 25, 2011 12:00 am

Kouts man appeals 15-year drug ring sentence

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.

March 24, 2011 5:45 pm

Ashcraft trial delayed again

LAPORTE | Another school year will have ended before former LaPorte High School volleyball coach Robert Ashcraft stands trial for sexual misconduct.

March 24, 2011 3:30 pm

Early release requested of Dozier Allen aide

HAMMOND | The daughter of former Calumet Township Trustee Dozier Allen's top aide is asking that her mother be released from federal prison early.

March 24, 2011 12:00 am

Portage man faces nearly $1M child porn payback

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.

March 22, 2011 5:45 pm

Despite inquiry, trial schools chief scouting job

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.

March 22, 2011 12:00 am

City OKs Jackson-events contract

GARY | Gary has contracted with a newly formed group to host a festival honoring Michael Jackson at multiple venues in the city.

March 17, 2011 8:55 pm

SLICE OF LIFE: Wedding planning 'winning'

I don't understand what the big fuss is about over Charlie Sheen.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am
Psychic help a sign of the times

Psychic help a sign of the times

From behind a tall counter, Margie Blackwell shuffles long cards worn by age.

February 27, 2011 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Telling me about me

It's difficult to turn off what I lovingly call my "crap radar."

February 27, 2011 12:00 am
Region's assets help unite tourism goals

Region's assets help unite tourism goals

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.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Land banker banks names, too

Land isn't the only thing Andrew L. Young has been banking in Indiana.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am

Jackson foundation gets new deadline

GARY | The Las Vegas-based group aiming to build a multimillion-dollar Jackson family megaplex has gotten another extension to become a nonprofit.

February 10, 2011 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Ready to bear arms?

It was heavier in my hands than I'd thought it would be.

February 06, 2011 12:00 am

Homeless 23-year-old man charged with raping 89-year-old Gary woman

CROWN POINT | An 89-year-old Gary woman fought against, and later identified, her 23-year-old homeless rapist, authorities say.

February 02, 2011 12:00 am

Visclosky files for 2012 race

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.

January 29, 2011 12:00 am

Ethanol revisions set deadline, pay scale

MERRILLVILLE | Lake County solid waste management officials haggled over the fine print of agreements for the county's proposed waste-to-ethanol plant.

January 21, 2011 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Sniper: Bored coward?

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.

January 09, 2011 12:00 am

New prosecutor reviewing LaPorte schools case

LaPORTE | A criminal investigation of the LaPorte Community School Corp. has a new set of eyes.

January 07, 2011 12:00 am

Businessman protesting Jackson Family Foundation by assuming group's identity

A dizzying name game is under way with the proposed Steel City shrine to Michael Jackson and his family.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am

SLICE OF LIFE: Yes, I said 'Merry Christmas.'

This was the year I stopped apologizing for Christmas.

December 26, 2010 12:00 am

Ethanol contract may be tweaked, again

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.

December 22, 2010 12:00 am Related

Lake County won't own ethanol plant

CROWN POINT | Lake County residents will not own a proposed waste-to-ethanol facility planned for Schneider.

December 17, 2010 12:00 am

Jackson group to seek own tax status, after all

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.

December 15, 2010 12:00 am

Here comes the (unrecognizable) bride

Imagine you're waiting patiently with the other guests, thumbing through the ceremony program.

December 12, 2010 12:00 am

Draft contract puts ethanol plant in private hands

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.

December 11, 2010 12:00 am

Could Visclosky DREAM vote threaten Hispanic vote?

WASHINGTON | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's relationship with region Hispanics could be in trouble.

December 10, 2010 12:00 am Related

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Visclosky votes against tax cut

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky split with his fellow Democrats on Thursday in voting against a middle-class tax break.

December 04, 2010 12:00 am

Ashcraft trial moved to March

The trial of a former LaPorte volleyball coach accused of having sex with a player has been moved to next year.

November 23, 2010 8:00 pm

Royally worried over gown

I got to thinking of my fellow brides–to–be this week.

November 21, 2010 12:00 am

Ethanol plant firm Powers Energy won't seek $57 million federal grant

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.

November 21, 2010 12:00 am

District: County ownership could be out

CROWN POINT | After airing concerns over taxpayer liability, Lake County could not own a $254 million trash-to-ethanol plant slated for rural Schneider.

November 19, 2010 12:00 am

Despite claims, taxpayer money funds ethanol plans

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.

November 14, 2010 12:00 am

Enlightenment over hors d'oeuvres

I looked down at my feet: When had I become a doctor?

November 07, 2010 12:00 am

Jackson center contractor wants Gary rental

A firm studying Gary's prospects of building a center dedicated to Michael Jackson is looking to locate within the Steel City.

November 05, 2010 12:00 am
Candelaria Reardon retains H12 seat

Candelaria Reardon retains H12 seat

Munster resident Mara Candelaria Reardon retained her House 12 seat Tuesday.

November 02, 2010 10:00 pm
Lawson regains seat, fears party shift

Lawson regains seat, fears party shift

Though she won back her Indiana House District 1 seat, Democrat Linda Lawson predicted gloom for her party amid several seats lost to Republicans.

November 02, 2010 9:45 pm Photos

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Veteran Landske regains Senate seat

Republican Sue Landske regained her state Senate District 6 seat Tuesday, besting two opponents.

November 02, 2010 9:15 pm

Treasurer hopefuls tout experience, goals

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.

October 30, 2010 12:00 am

Leaders tout region-forming solutions

GARY | As Bill Hanna drove into the Steel City from Indianapolis on Wednesday, the downstate references to "the region" began to fall away.

October 28, 2010 12:00 am

Feds push 'perfect timing' for Gary, region boost

GARY | "People should not be defined by the ZIP code they live in," Ron Sims told the room of urban planners and community leaders.

October 28, 2010 12:00 am

Getting a GRIP on NWI's future

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.

October 27, 2010 12:00 am

FEC: Visclosky spends less on campaign, lawyers

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.

October 19, 2010 12:00 am
Family yearns for two justices

Family yearns for two justices

The night of March 6, 2009, plastic covered the square window of the second-floor bedroom of 1122 Wilcox St.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Trust news, not noise

A rumor mill isn't a mill at all, really.

October 10, 2010 12:00 am

LaPorte school admin case heading to prosecutor

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.

October 09, 2010 12:00 am
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