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Lynwood crews respond to suspicious fire

Firefighters from four area departments responded Tuesday night to a fire on Stoney Island Avenue that fire officials deemed suspicious.

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Flooding rains slam region again

Flooding rains slam region again

A strong, slow-moving thunderstorm hit western Lake County on Saturday afternoon, closing U.S. 30 in both directions near U.S. 41 and stranding some motorists in floodwaters.

August 23, 2014 6:12 pm Photos

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Charges filed in Harvey hostage standoff

Charges filed in Harvey hostage standoff

HARVEY | A Cook County judge set bond Friday for two suspects charged in the 21-hour Harvey hostage standoff that injured two officers earlier this week.

August 22, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Official defends parole system after Harvey hostage incident

Official defends parole system after Harvey hostage incident

Tom Shaer, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections, speaks to reporters after a press conference at the Harvey Police Department Friday morning.

August 22, 2014 1:53 pm
Official defends parole system following Harvey hostage incident

Official defends parole system following Harvey hostage incident

HARVEY | An Illinois Department of Corrections official defended the parole system Friday after questions arose surrounding two men charged in this week's Harvey hostage standoff that left two police officers with gunshot wounds.

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Charges filed in Harvey hostage standoff

Charges filed in Harvey hostage standoff

Harvey Sgt. Eric Armstrong, from left, Mayor Eric Kellogg, Police Chief Denard Eaves and Deputy Chief Michael Neal are pictured at a news conference Friday morning related to the hostage incident that left two officers wounded earlier this week. Two suspects were charged in the incident and …

August 22, 2014 12:07 pm
Charges filed in Harvey hostage standoff

Charges filed in Harvey hostage standoff

Harvey police Sgt. Eric Armstrong. left, and Mayor Eric Kellogg are pictured Friday morning at a news conference regarding the hostage situation earlier this week that wounded two police officers. The hostage situation ended peacefully with all victims released and no one injured.

August 22, 2014 11:58 am

Fire quickly contained at U.S. Steel

GARY | Production at U.S. Steel's Gary Works continued as usual following a fire there Tuesday morning.

August 19, 2014 9:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 43: Fair Oaks Farms

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 43: Fair Oaks Farms

It's Northwest Indiana's version of Moo & Oink.

August 17, 2014 8:20 am Photos

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Hobart unveils county's first CNG-fueled garbage truck

Hobart unveils county's first CNG-fueled garbage truck

Region dignitaries gathered in Hobart on Monday morning to unveil Lake County's first compressed natural gas-powered garbage truck.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Researchers find new hole at Mount Baldy dune

Researchers find new hole at Mount Baldy dune

MICHIGAN CITY | Researchers looking into the cause of a hole at Mt. Baldy that trapped a 6-year-old boy last summer said Thursday morning that they have found a new hole in the sand dune.

August 14, 2014 1:05 pm Video Photos

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SUV crashes on Bishop Ford after Cal City cop chase

CALUMET CITY | A man suspected of trying to burglarize cars in Calumet City crashed on the Bishop Ford freeway early Tuesday following a brief police chase, police said.

August 12, 2014 10:45 am

Three shot when gunfire erupts outside M'ville club

MERRILLVILLE | Three people were shot early Monday when gunfire broke out in a crowd of hundreds outside of a Merrillville dance club, police said.

August 11, 2014 8:35 am
Investigators searching for clues to Highland apartment fire

Investigators searching for clues to Highland apartment fire

HIGHLAND | Investigators began a probe Friday of an apartment building fire believed to have displaced 22 families Thursday.

August 01, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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1,000 feet of electrical wire stolen from NIPSCO poles

GARY | Thieves got away with 1,000 feet of live electrical wires spanning six NIPSCO poles early Wednesday in Gary, police and NIPSCO representatives said.

August 01, 2014 4:45 pm
Investigators searching for clues to Highland apartment fire

Investigators searching for clues to Highland apartment fire

An apartment building shows heavy damage Friday, a day after a fire displaced 22 families at 2045 Porte De L'eau Court in Highland.

August 01, 2014 11:34 am
Catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in E.C. South Shore lot

Catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in E.C. South Shore lot

EAST CHICAGO | Catalytic converters were stolen from six vehicles Monday morning in the parking lot of the East Chicago South Shore commuter rail station.

July 29, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Body found washed ashore on Whiting beach

WHITING | Investigators are working to determine if a body found washed ashore Monday night on a Whiting beach is that of a Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan since May.

July 29, 2014 6:41 pm
Calls of tiger on the loose in Gary prompt police search

Calls of tiger on the loose in Gary prompt police search

GARY | Police searched the city's Glen Park neighborhood late Thursday night and early Friday after receiving vague reports of a tiger on the loose there.

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 18: World's Fair homes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 18: World's Fair homes

Love it or hate it, the region is intrinsically linked to Chicago, and one of its landmarks is a hand-me-down from the Windy City.

July 23, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Pshion Patterson, of East Chicago, brought her young nieces and nephews to City Hall on Tuesday morning to teach them a lesson. 

July 22, 2014 5:31 pm Photos

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Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland carries the torch Tuesday as he runs in front of City Hall leading local children in The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.

July 22, 2014 11:08 am
Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

Arpan DeAngelo, left, captain of the U.S./North American Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, stands with teammates Amburoha Davydova, center, of Ukraine, and Anamiki Bari, of Bangladesh, on a stop at City Hall in East Chicago.

July 22, 2014 10:58 am
Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, left, speaks with Arpan DeAngelo, captain of the U.S./North American Sri Chinmoy ONeness-Home Peace Run team, Tuesday morning in front of City Hall.

July 22, 2014 10:53 am
Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

Peace Run torch relay stops in East Chicago

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, left, stands beside Arpan DeAngelo, captain of the U.S./North American Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run, on Tuesday in front of City Hall. DeAngelo encouraged East Chicago children to live in peace.

July 22, 2014 10:55 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

For Regionites, it is simply "The Lake."

July 22, 2014 12:00 am
Part of U.S. 20 renamed for Rudy Clay

Part of U.S. 20 renamed for Rudy Clay

GARY | The city of Gary paused for an hour of celebration Friday during a week plagued with violent deaths to honor the memory of the the city's greatest cheerleader, the late Mayor Rudy Clay.

July 11, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Elderly woman stabbed to death at Methodist hospital; husband killed in Gary

Elderly woman stabbed to death at Methodist hospital; husband killed in Gary

MERRILLVILLE | A person of interest is in custody following the stabbing death of a female patient at The Methodist Hospitals' Southlake campus in Merrillville early Friday.

July 11, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Elderly woman stabbed to death at Methodist hospital; husband killed in Gary

Elderly woman stabbed to death at Methodist hospital; husband killed in Gary

MERRILLVILLE | A person of interest is in custody following the stabbing death of a female patient at The Methodist Hospitals' Southlake campus in Merrillville early Friday.

July 11, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Breast implant serial numbers led to ID of slain C.P. flight attendant

Breast implant serial numbers led to ID of slain C.P. flight attendant

CROWN POINT | A serial number on the breast implants of a United Airlines flight attendant from Crown Point found murdered in the trunk of her car in Gary led to her positive identification by officials.

July 10, 2014 8:31 pm Photos

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NIPSCO: Power to be restored Thursday

NIPSCO: Power to be restored Thursday

The 10,000 NIPSCO customers remaining without power more than 48 hours after powerful storms and two tornadoes ripped through Northwest Indiana should have had it restored by late Thursday night.

July 03, 2014 1:33 pm Photos

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Electricity expected to be back for all residents Thursday; experts confirm 2 NWI tornadoes

Electricity expected to be back for all residents Thursday; experts confirm 2 NWI tornadoes

Days after powerful storms tore through the region, 18,500 NIPSCO customers remained without power Wednesday night and officials confirmed one tornado southeast of Lowell and another near DeMotte.

July 02, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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NIPSCO: Most power should be back on by day's end

NIPSCO: Most power should be back on by day's end

Camille Person of Lansing holds her 2-year-old daughter, Camia, on the porch of her mother's home on Carriage Lane Wednesday. The family lost power during Monday night's storms and ComEd estimates it will not be restored until noon Friday.

July 02, 2014 1:58 pm
NIPSCO: Most power should be back on by day's end

NIPSCO: Most power should be back on by day's end

NIPSCO-contracted crews from Missouri-based Ameren work to repair a broken electrical pole in an alley behind Wicker Avenue near 173rd Street in Hammond Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 1:55 pm
NIPSCO: Most power should be back on by day's end

NIPSCO: Most power should be back on by day's end

Loretta Gesmond, right, of Hammond's Woodmar neighborhood, talks with Justin Wyatt, of Ameren, in the alley behind her home Wednesday. Wyatt told Gesmond her power, which has been out since Monday night, should be restored by the end of the day.

July 02, 2014 1:53 pm
Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

A 35-foot pine tree sits uprooted in the front lawn of Norm and Sue Wiening's home in the 1100 block of 173rd Street Tuesday morning. The tree did not damage the home.

July 01, 2014 1:28 pm
Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

A tree crashed through the roof of a rental home in the 1600 block of 175th Street in Hammond Monday night. The tenant was not home at the time and no one was injured in the incident.

July 01, 2014 1:25 pm
Thousands without power in wake of storms

Thousands without power in wake of storms

A 35-foot pine tree sits uprooted in the front lawn of Norm and Sue Wiening's home in the 1100 block of 173rd Street in Hammond Tuesday afternoon after powerful storms blew it down overnight.

July 01, 2014 1:17 pm

Hot water heater malfunction temporarily closes St. John library

ST. JOHN | A burst valve on a hot water heater Sunday flooded a back room at the St. John branch of the Lake County Public Library, forcing its closure on Monday.

June 30, 2014 11:10 am

Chicago boater's body recovered from lake near Central Beach

BEVERLY SHORES | The body of Chicago man who went missing in Lake Michigan in late May was recovered near Central Beach Thursday night.

June 27, 2014 6:35 am
Local fans cheer on U.S. in World Cup soccer

Local fans cheer on U.S. in World Cup soccer

MERRILLVILLE | Robert Suarez, of Lowell, and his daughter Allison Suarez, 12, wore their U.S. soccer team loyalty on their sleeves Thursday, and around their necks, and on their heads.

June 26, 2014 4:40 pm Photos

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Man, 33, shot in Hammond; person of interest in custody

HAMMOND | A 33-year-old Hammond man was shot on Calumet Avenue around 7 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

June 25, 2014 7:38 pm

Hammond investigating blaze at auto detailing business

HAMMOND | Hammond fire inspectors are investigating a blaze at an auto detailing shop there early Wednesday morning.

June 25, 2014 7:30 pm

Three Harvey firefighters injured battling blaze

HARVEY | Three Harvey firefighters were sent to a local hospital Tuesday night after a roof on a burning building collapsed on them.

June 25, 2014 7:53 am
Beverly Shores named world's seventh Dark Sky Community

Beverly Shores named world's seventh Dark Sky Community

BEVERLY SHORES | A grass-roots effort by Beverly Shores residents to curb light pollution along Lake Michigan's shores has been recognized by an international organization.

June 24, 2014 6:25 pm

Hammond man killed in motorcycle accident

HAMMOND | A 24-year-old Hammond man died Monday afternoon after a motorcycle crash there, officials said.

June 24, 2014 6:15 pm

Police close St. Thomas More fest early after fight breaks out in crowd

MUNSTER | Police from four communities worked to shut down the St. Thomas More Parish Festival Sunday night after a fight broke out there, police said.

June 23, 2014 5:20 pm

Report: Ind. tops nation in toxic releases to waterways

A report by Environment America released Thursday ranks Indiana number one in the nation for toxic releases into waterways.

June 19, 2014 2:35 pm
Research vessel stops at EC Marina

Research vessel stops at EC Marina

EAST CHICAGO | The WG Jackson Great Lakes research vessel stopped in East Chicago Thursday as part of its 33-stop summer tour.

June 19, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Little League celebrates 75th anniversary

Little League celebrates 75th anniversary

Coach Chris Kotul speaks to Lakes of the Four Seasons Little League tee ball players prior to a game in 2012.

June 18, 2014 3:45 pm
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