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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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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
New National Lakeshore superintendent takes helm

New National Lakeshore superintendent takes helm

Paul Labovitz wants to green the region, in more than one way.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
A fighting chance: Local agency part of rescue deal sending 20 dogs to new homes in Canada

A fighting chance: Local agency part of rescue deal sending 20 dogs to new homes in Canada

MUNSTER | Problems at Gary Animal Control last summer led to an international domino effect of rehabilitation and new homes for more than two dozen dogs, officials said Thursday.

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Partners break ground on Gary's Jackson Street of Dreams project

Partners break ground on Gary's Jackson Street of Dreams project

GARY | Partners gathered in a vacant lot at 25th Avenue and Jackson Street Thursday morning to ceremoniously break ground on a new home project aimed at revitalizing the neighborhood as well as the city.

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Indiana working to digitize historic newspapers

Indiana working to digitize historic newspapers

A staff of two at the Indiana State Library is working to preserve what is left of the printed record of Indiana's history as the yellowing, crumbling newspapers that chronicled Hoosiers' lives deteriorate with age.

May 18, 2014 11:00 pm

Region teams medal at national Science Olympiad

Local students from three region schools received medals at the Science Olympiad National Tournament in Orlando, Fla. Saturday.

May 17, 2014 10:00 pm

Truck vs. pole crash cuts power to portion of Winfield

WINFIELD | A pickup truck struck an electrical pole at U.S. 231 and Arizona Street in Winfield on Saturday afternoon, sparking a brush fire and power outage nearby.

May 17, 2014 7:09 pm
4-year-old boy shot, killed in Merrillville

4-year-old boy shot, killed in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | A 4-year-old Merrillville boy died Saturday morning after accidentally shooting himself with a gun he found in his home, officials said Saturday.

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Police pursuit ends in multi-vehicle crash at U.S. 30 and Broadway

Police pursuit ends in multi-vehicle crash at U.S. 30 and Broadway

MERRILLVILLE | A Hammond man was arrested for felony resisting arrest and a warrant for failure to appear in court following a police pursuit Friday, authorities said. 

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Hebron man dies following head-on crash in S'ville

A 53-year-old Hebron man died early Friday at a Chicago-area trauma center following Thursday's head-on crash in Schererville.

May 16, 2014 6:37 pm
Lake County piper revived after collapsing at national memorial

Lake County piper revived after collapsing at national memorial

Police officers are being credited with saving the life of a Schererville bagpiper with Lake County Pipes and Drums who collapsed Wednesday during a Law Enforcement Memorial Week march in Washington, D.C.

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Two injured in S'ville head-on crash

SCHERERVILLE | Two region men were injured in a head-on crash on U.S. 30 in Schererville early Thursday.

May 15, 2014 11:28 am
Firefighters battle two-alarm blaze at Burns Harbor's Arnell Kia

Firefighters battle two-alarm blaze at Burns Harbor's Arnell Kia

BURNS HARBOR | Arnell Kia suffered significant damage to its service shop in a blaze sparked by an auto fire in there late Wednesday, Burns Harbor Fire Chief William Arney said.

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Man airlifted to trauma center after crashing stolen car in Hebron

Man airlifted to trauma center after crashing stolen car in Hebron

HEBRON | The driver of a vehicle reported stolen out of DeMotte was transported by medical helicopter to an area trauma center early Wednesday after crashing the vehicle near Hebron.

May 14, 2014 5:30 pm
NIPSCO: Power should be back on soon

NIPSCO: Power should be back on soon

Power is expected to be restored Wednesday to the just over 100 NIPSCO residents who have been in the dark for more than 48 hours.

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E.C. man shot to death in Hammond

HAMMOND | A 26-year-old East Chicago man was shot and killed in a vehicle in Hammond early Tuesday, officials said.

May 13, 2014 8:07 pm
Feds tout Grand Calumet's environmental progress, economic potential

Feds tout Grand Calumet's environmental progress, economic potential

SCHERERVILLE | Stakeholders do not have to choose between the environment and the economy, a federal representative told Lake County leaders Friday.

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Suspicious package delays South Shore train in Gary

GARY | An investigation of a suspicious package on the platform at the Miller South Shore commuter rail station delayed a westbound train there Friday morning.

May 09, 2014 5:52 pm
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