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Charges filed in Harvey hostage standoff

Charges filed in Harvey hostage standoff

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

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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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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
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lynwood cop from Burns Harbor badly injured in motorcycle crash

Lynwood cop from Burns Harbor badly injured in motorcycle crash

A Lynwood police officer from Burns Harbor suffered brain, skull and multiple other injuries in a motorcycle accident Saturday in Iowa, family members said.

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Young father dies in Lake Michigan off of Whihala Beach

Young father dies in Lake Michigan off of Whihala Beach

HAMMOND | Geovany Joya-Alcazar was at his Hammond home Monday night when his mother called him in tears.

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Lowell woman, 48, dies from injuries in Crown Point crash

CROWN POINT | A Lowell woman died at a Chicago-area trauma center Sunday afternoon following a head-on-collision in Crown Point, officials said.

June 16, 2014 6:17 pm

Chicago youth dies atop Metra train in south suburbs

UNIVERSITY PARK | A juvenile died Sunday night after apparently climbing on top of a Metra Electric Line train in University Park, officials said.

June 16, 2014 9:35 am
Planned Parenthood leader predicts political climate change

Planned Parenthood leader predicts political climate change

Like others of her generation, Betty Cockrum had a "political awakening" in 1968.

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Forgotten pot sparks minor blaze at restaurant in Dyer

Forgotten pot sparks minor blaze at restaurant in Dyer

DYER | A forgotten pot left on a stove is believed to be the cause of a Friday fire at a new Italian restaurant in Dyer, officials said.

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Cops share street with athletes for Special Olympics Torch Run

Cops share street with athletes for Special Olympics Torch Run

LANSING | Stephen Schwemlein buried his face in his mother's shoulder Tuesday morning as they waited to receive the Special Olympics torch.

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Students return to Roxana Marsh to see fruits of their labor

Students return to Roxana Marsh to see fruits of their labor

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago students returned Monday morning to Roxana Marsh to see the transformation of the property they helped revitalize two years ago.

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Cobe Cup cruise again rolls through region

Cobe Cup cruise again rolls through region

CEDAR LAKE | The sounds of "ah-ooo-gahs" from Model A Fords and "vrooms" of classic muscle cars filled the air in Cedar Lake on Saturday afternoon as the historic Cobe Cup cruise made its return to the region.

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Officials still not releasing details of I-65 chase, shooting probe

Officials still not releasing details of I-65 chase, shooting probe

CROWN POINT | Officials involved in the investigation of a Starke County homicide suspect who shot himself on Interstate 65 after a police chase Friday afternoon shared little information on the probe Saturday.

June 07, 2014 2:34 pm

IUN students partner with NIRPC for public policy project

PORTAGE | A dozen graduate students at Indiana University Northwest have teamed up with regional planners to learn more about the role of public participation in policy making.

June 07, 2014 12:00 am

Dyer firefighters extinguish van blaze

DYER | Dyer firefighters extinguished a blaze in a residential subdivision Friday morning after an engine on a pool service van caught fire.

June 06, 2014 9:10 am
Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns

Experts outline Great Lakes successes, concerns

MICHIGAN CITY | Seeing a photo of the Cuyahoga River on fire in Time magazine while sitting his dorm room drove David Ullrich to an environmental career spanning more than 40 years.

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EPA: Petcoke piles violate Clean Air Act

EPA: Petcoke piles violate Clean Air Act

CHICAGO | The owners and operators of a petcoke storage facility on the city's Southeast Side were in violation of the Clean Air Act between February and May, federal officials said Tuesday.

June 04, 2014 4:30 pm

Family of five displaced by Cal City fire

CALUMET CITY | The American Red Cross assisted a family of five early Wednesday after they were displaced from their home by a fire investigators believe may have been caused by careless smoking.

June 04, 2014 7:28 am
Emerald ash borer infestation halts permits at Hammond park

Emerald ash borer infestation halts permits at Hammond park

HAMMOND | Picnic permits will not be issued at Hammond's Pulaski Park after crews discovered an infestation of emerald ash borers in the picnic grove there last week.

June 03, 2014 7:38 pm

Man found dead in Gary homicide identified

GARY | A man found dead in a vacant home in Gary last month has been identified with the help of DNA, coroner's office investigators said.

May 28, 2014 11:34 am
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