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Monks return to region for drum circle, sand design

GARY | Eight monks from Tibet have returned to the region to share their message of peace and compassion, while discussing their culture and raising money for their monastery.

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MONDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Guarino, Fodness lead Marian to soccer win

Alec Guarino had a goal and an assist, and Jacob Fodness had five saves to lead the Marian Catholic boys soccer team to a 3-0 win over Lincoln-Way North on Monday.

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MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Whiting outlasts Hobart in five-game volleyball victory

MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Whiting outlasts Hobart in five-game volleyball victory

Courtney Blackwell was perfect in all 140 setting attempts while recording 42 assists while leading Whiting past Hobart in a five-game volleyball victory Monday night.

15 hours ago

Retired educator starts website for teachers

A local retired educator has set up a website intended to help educators on a daily basis.

17 hours ago
Bulldog statue vandalized at Crown Point High School

Bulldog statue vandalized at Crown Point High School

CROWN POINT |  A statue of the Crown Point High School bulldog mascot was found with its face broken off in an incident under investigation by police.

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Police: Woman hit with gun and robbed of purse in Gary

GARY | A woman was struck in the head with a gun and robbed of her purse Saturday in Gary, police said.

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Two Indiana Boundary homes burglarized

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Two arrested after South Haven fight

Two arrested after South Haven fight

SOUTH HAVEN | Two men involved in a fight in were arrested after they ran from police, but were tracked down as officers followed a trail of blood to an apartment.

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Church hosts pet blessing

CHESTERTON | Continuing a tradition of many years, St. Francis’ Episcopal Church will have a Blessing of the Pets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday Oct. 4 on the church grounds, 237 E. Porter Ave.

18 hours ago

Plea deal planned in auto crash scheme

HAMMOND | A Valparaiso woman plans to join group of people admitting to their role in an insurance fraud scheme involving staged vehicle crashes in Northwest Indiana and Illinois.

19 hours ago

Schultz funeral procession route details

Funeral services for fallen Merrillville Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Monday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville.

September 15, 2014 6:46 am
Freaky Fun Zombie Run planned

Freaky Fun Zombie Run planned

PORTAGE | The Portage Parks & Recreation Foundation will be hosting a 5K extreme, but fun run, the 3rd Annual Freaky Fun Zombie Run, at 4 p.m. Oct. 18. Runners will experience the challenge of one of Imagination Glen’s Outback Trails, as well as several strategically placed obstacles. Ru…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Area youths test their tractor driving skills

Area youths test their tractor driving skills

LOWELL | Eleven Lake County 4-H members recently competed in the Area 10 4-H Tractor Contest, hosted by the Lake County 4-H Department and held at the Lowell Livestock Auction grounds. In all, 49 contestants from the eight-county district participated.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 72: Chanute glider

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 72: Chanute glider

Wilbur and Orville Wright get credit for the first successful powered flight, at Kitty Hawk, N.C., but Octave Chanute earned accolades, too, for helping the Wrights get it right.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing celebrates final cruise night

LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events hosted the final cruise night of the season on Sunday on Ridge Road in downtown Lansing. The cruise was a rescheduled date for the July cruise, which was changed due to the weather.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Raise a glass to support Alzheimer's & Dementia Services

MUNSTER | On Thursday, September 18th, there will be A Raise A Glass fundraiser hosted by Arden Courts and Comfort Keepers from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Park, 900 N. Centennial Park Drive, will  benefit Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana. A $50 donation to ADSN…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

South Holland man shot to death in Sauk Village

SAUK VILLAGE | A 20-year-old man was gunned down Saturday in a Sauk Village, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 8:45 pm

South Holland man fatally shot at River Oaks Shopping Center

CALUMET CITY | An 18-year-old man died Saturday after being shot in the back at the River Oaks Shopping Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

September 14, 2014 8:45 pm
Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

GARY | A car crash and subsequent attempted assistance from a friend left a Gary woman and Portage man both arrested for operating while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 7:15 pm

Porter County crimeTimes

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September 14, 2014 6:45 pm

Meridian Road restrictions due to tree trimming

PORTER COUNTY | Porter County Highway and Spaulding Tree Service will restrict traffic Monday through Friday on Meridian Road from County Road 550 North to County Road 700 North for tree trimming.

September 14, 2014 5:45 pm

Porter County meetings

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September 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Porter County road closings Monday

CHESTERTON | Porter County Highway and Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the following roads Monday through Saturday for railroad crossing repairs.

September 14, 2014 5:30 pm
PHS band performs at Lucas Oil Stadium

PHS band performs at Lucas Oil Stadium

The Pride of Portage Marching Band performed Sept. 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Band performed its 2014 show titled Legends of the East as part of the Lake Central vs. Portage football game. Assistant Principal Michael DePasquale performed the National Anthem with the band.  

September 14, 2014 5:30 pm

Substance abuse councils to hold summit on marijuana

VALPARAISO | The substance abuse councils of Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties will host a joint summit on marijuana Sept. 19 at the Memorial Opera House.

September 14, 2014 5:00 pm

Law Clinic at VU Law School accepting new cases

VALPARAISO | The Law Clinic at Valparaiso University Law School, which provides free legal representation to individuals with limited income, is now accepting new cases.

September 14, 2014 4:30 am

Library celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library will join the national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is held from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Order mums by Monday, buy books this week

MUNSTER | Orders for the Humane Society Calumet Area’s mum sale fundraiser are due Monday.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Salon Show opens today with awards reception

MUNSTER | The 71st annual South Shore Arts Salon Show opens Sunday at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, and runs through Oct. 26.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Dyer Boy Scouts earn honor award at Wisconsin summer camp

Dyer Boy Scouts earn honor award at Wisconsin summer camp

DYER | Boy Scouts Troop 561 from Dyer was awarded Troop Honors for the third year in a row while attending a weeklong summer camp at Napowan Adventure Base  in Wild Rose, Wisc. "As adult leaders we watched the boys work together and have fun while earning the top award for the third year in …

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Picnic in the park held for youth workers while campers celebrate

Picnic in the park held for youth workers while campers celebrate

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago's Summer Youth Employment Program celebrated the end of a productive season with a barbecue at Washington Park, where the summer workers met to enjoy a festive lunch with the Mayor Anthony Copeland and public works staff.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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September 14, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 71: Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 71: Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm

Two adjacent sites at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Porter give visitors a glimpse of life for early settlers in Northwest Indiana.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sacred Arts Tour to create sand mandala at arts center

GARY | After a successful visit last year, the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is again hosting the creation of a Peace Sand Mandala by the Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Open house scheduled at Protsman Elementary School

ST. JOHN | The Lake Central School Corp. holds an open house Sept. 28 to show off the construction work recently completed at Protsman Elementary School.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Turkey shoots raise money for veteran causes

CROWN POINT | Crown Point American Legion Post 20 holds its fall turkey shoots from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends through October.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Landscaping company wants to build new structure in Cedar Lake

CEDAR LAKE | T&J Landscaping wants to open a new building on Wicker Avenue.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Boy Scout Troop hosts annual Fall Harvest Craft Festival

GRIFFITH | The 35th annual Fall Harvest Craft Festival, hosted by Griffith Boy Scout Troop 264 is Sept. 27 and 28 in Central Park, 698 N. Broad St.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Hessville Neighborhood Crime Watch group meets Thursday

HAMMOND | The Hessville Neighborhood Crime Watch group meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Nazareth Home holds gala Oct. 9 at Radisson

MERRILLVILLE | The Nazareth Home holds its annual gala Oct. 9 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Cedar Lake annexes small parcel into corporate limits

CEDAR LAKE | The Cedar Lake Town Council has annexed 4.68 acres on the south side of town.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Family Day to promote parental engagement with children

Empower Porter County invites families to celebrate national Family Day on from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 21. This celebration kicks off their Around the Table initiative at four locations throughout Porter County: Valparaiso YMCA, Duneland YMCA, Portage YMCA, and Union Township Middle School/Wheeler H…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illiana runners third at Peoria meet

SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illiana runners third at Peoria meet

Led by Nick Fiene's third-place finish, the Illiana Christian boys cross country team took thjrd Saturday in the Peoria First to the Finish Invitational at Detweiller Park.

September 13, 2014 10:15 pm Photos

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SATURDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Hamby leads charge in L.C. shutout in girls soccer

SATURDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Hamby leads charge in L.C. shutout in girls soccer

Tarah Hamby scored two goals to lead a balanced attack for Times No. 1 Lake Central in Saturday's 8-0 girls soccer victory over LaPorte.

September 13, 2014 9:40 pm
Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

HAMMOND | Hundreds of workers demanding higher wages walked off the job Saturday at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that may affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago.

September 13, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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COMING SUNDAY: NWI vs. Southeast Wisconsin

COMING SUNDAY: NWI vs. Southeast Wisconsin

Times business reporter Keith Benman provides an exclusive report from economic development leaders in Kenosha County in southeast Wisconsin. The area boasts many of the same amenities as Northwest Indiana: proximity to Chicago and O'Hare airport, a major interstate expressway and the state'…

September 13, 2014 6:30 pm
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Business pops into new location

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Business pops into new location

ChicagoLand Popcorn is marking a new location in the region as well as its recent role with Valparaiso’s Popcorn Festival.

September 13, 2014 2:00 pm

Incarceration leads to man's report of robbery March 5

GARY | A man walked into the city's police station Thursday to report he'd been robbed — on March 5.

September 13, 2014 12:05 am
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