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THURSDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Satellites sweep Argos in volleyball sectional

THURSDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Satellites sweep Argos in volleyball sectional

South Central looked like a well-oiled machine in its matchup Thursday in girls volleyball, sweeping Argos 25-3, 25-4, 25-5 to advance at the Class A Culver Community Sectional.

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E.C. woman, 82, robbed at home by two 'tree trimmers'

EAST CHICAGO | Two men who initially told an 82-year-old East Chicago woman they were trimming trees for the city later returned, forced their way inside and robbed her, police said.

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Cirque Italia opens to weekend run

HOBART | Cirque Italia, billed as the world's only water circus, sets up camp this weekend in the parking lot of Southlake Mall.

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Name misspelled in candidate forum story

Brian Lozarik, chairman-elect of the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, moderated a candidate forum Wednesday at the Lake County Reference Library. His name was misspelled in some Thursday editions. The Times regrets the error.

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Man Tasered during traffic stop

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Portions of County Line Road shut for construction project

HOBART | A stretch of County Line Road between 10th Street and 61st Avenue will be closed today through Nov. 6.

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Lake Central students to trick or treat for food donations

ST. JOHN | The Educational Theatre Association and the   participation of

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Discounted mammogram screenings offered this month at St. Anthony's

CROWN POINT | The Breast Care Center at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point, 1200 S. Main St., in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is offering digital screening mammograms for $98 in October for women who are uninsured, or whose insurance does not cover the test cost. Th…

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Fun at 2014 Fall Festival

Fun at 2014 Fall Festival

CHESTERTON | Ghosts, goblins, witches, SpongeBob, martial artists, princesses and lots of other fantastic costumes were sported by Duneland kids from nearly 200 families at the Duneland Family YMCA's annual Fall Festival. There were games and activities, and kids were having a difficult time…

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Would-be lawyer finds his purpose and passion as a minister

Would-be lawyer finds his purpose and passion as a minister

Regan Robinson enjoys the variety of people and personalities he encounters as assistant pastor at St. Timothy Community Church in Gary.

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Mobile secretary of state's office in Burnham on Friday

BURNHAM | The village of Burnham will welcome the secretary of state mobile office from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Community Center, 14020 S. Torrence Ave.

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Residents share Coffee with a Cop

Residents share Coffee with a Cop

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department held its second Coffee with a Cop event Oct. 11 at McDonald's Restaurant. Residents were able to have breakfast and coffee while talking to a number of Munster police officers about their concerns, ask questions or just get acquainted with some of the …

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Franciscan Alliance Little Black Dress health program scheduled for Nov. 6

CHESTERTON | Franciscan Alliance’s Spirit of Women program will offer a free Little Black Dress health program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Drive.

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Kiwanis Club launches annual citrus sale

VALPARAISO | The Noon Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso is taking orders for its annual tree-ripened Florida citrus sale. Customers can buy seedless navel oranges and grapefruit. "Since we work directly with Florida growers, our orders are picked and shipped the same day,” said Bob Schwartz, citrus…

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Buffalo Wild Wings awards sports grants Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

PORTER COUNTY | Buffalo Wild Wings supported Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County's All Stars Organization-Wide Flag Football League program this past summer with a $3,000 grant. As part of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Team Up for Kids® initiative and partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Ame…

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Third annual 'Coats for Kids' drive launched

VALPARAISO | Cartronix Inc has launched its third annual “Coats for Kids” drive. Going on now through Dec. 1, they are collecting coats for the local Hilltop Neighborhood House also located in Valparaiso. For the past two years they have collected over 700 coats.

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WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Castro's efforts help Thornton Twp. blank Shepard

WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Castro's efforts help Thornton Twp. blank Shepard

Goalkeeper Tony Castro came up huge at the right time.

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WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Hanover Central sets practice dates

WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Hanover Central sets practice dates

The Hanover Central athletic department announced the dates and times of the first practices for several winter sports.

October 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Glow event remembers of homicide victims

Glow event remembers of homicide victims

Participants at the previously scheduled Glow Run/Walk event for domestic violence and awareness in Gary remember the seven homicide victims.

October 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Residents hold vigil for victims

Residents hold vigil for victims

A vigil is held for the seven homicide victims in Gary.

October 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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October 22, 2014 5:39 pm
Monthlong campaign at Texas Roadhouse a success

Monthlong campaign at Texas Roadhouse a success

PORTAGE | Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County and Texas Roadhouse Restaurant embarked upon a monthlong giving initiative, which resulted in a donation of $2,611.

October 22, 2014 3:20 pm
Vann charged with murder of Anith Jones

Vann charged with murder of Anith Jones

A press conference is held in which it is announced that Darren Vann was charged Wednesday with murder, murder in the perpetration of a robbery and robbery resulting in serious bodily injury in the case of Anith Jones.

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Feds: Vann released from Marines due to questions of character

Feds: Vann released from Marines due to questions of character

Multiple homicide suspect Darren Vann was released from the U.S. Marine Corps when his character was called into question, military officials said Wednesday.

October 22, 2014 2:25 pm Related
No bond for Sauk Village man accused in fatal shooting

No bond for Sauk Village man accused in fatal shooting

SAUK VILLAGE | Cook County Judge Darron Bowden on Wednesday denied bail for a 19-year-old Sauk Village man charged in the Sept. 13 slaying of 20-year-old Dwayne McCray, of South Holland.

October 22, 2014 2:15 pm
Darren Vann appears in court

Darren Vann appears in court

Darren Vann appears in court for the first time and refuses to speak or participate in the court hearing.

October 22, 2014 9:00 am

State police warn of IRS scam

LOWELL | Indiana State Police on Wednesday warned residents of a telephone scam involving callers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service who try to get personal and financial information from the victims.

October 22, 2014 8:47 am

Munster Crime Watch holds final meeting of the year

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department holds its final Crime Watch meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall, 1005 Ridge Road.

October 22, 2014 12:05 am

Thefts from six cars reported in Crown Point neighborhood

CROWN POINT | Crown Point police are investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles reported between 6 and 11:10 a.m. Oct. 6.

October 22, 2014 12:05 am

Griffith holds special meetings twice next week in Town Hall

GRIFFITH | Griffith has scheduled two special meetings next week.

October 22, 2014 12:05 am

Students to mix it up at Lowell High School today

LOWELL | Lowell High School and its Bullying Prevention Committee will host the third annual Mix-It-Up Day today, encouraging every high school student to sit somewhere new for lunch and make a new friend. This is a national movement that fosters tolerance and encourages students to break aw…

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Library hosts After School Bullying Prevention Program

CROWN POINT | The staff at 360 Family Martial Arts is presenting an ongoing after school karate program that teaches youths bullying prevention, helps to develop character and confidence, trains student on how to focus, and adds a little martial arts. Free, four--week sessions are available …

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
Veteran teacher teaches first-graders to never stop learning

Veteran teacher teaches first-graders to never stop learning

Judith Vega realized early in life that working with children gave her joy, so she is now in her element as a first-grade teacher at Frank H. Hammond Elementary School in Munster.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
Save those seeds

Save those seeds

VALPARAISO | Porter County Master Gardeners will gather to prepare seeds for the Seed & Bulb Exchange portion of their 12th annual Gardening Show. Learn how to clean and preserve seeds. Tools and packaging materials provided, as well as, seed heads and pods from a variety of plants. Brin…

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
Windiana to perform in concert in Valparaiso

Windiana to perform in concert in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Windiana will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Ivy Tech auditorium, 3100 Ivy Tech Drive.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Critique night planned

CHESTERTON | Local painter, Mark VanderVinne, will host Critique Night at the Chesterton Art Center on Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While Mark is…

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Every Child Ready to Read workshop set for parents

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library, Youth Services Department, in collaboration with East Chicago Moms Taking Charge Program, will host an Every Child Ready to Read Second Edition Workshop for parents on  from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The …

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Hoosiers can get help enrolling in health insurance at hospital programs

EAST CHICAGO | Local residents with no health Insurance can get help at monthly programs hosted by St. Catherine Hospital, 4321 Fir St. More than 46 million Americans are not covered. Staffers at St. Catherine Hospital are trained to help those who are seeking solutions. The hospital is an a…

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

PUC College of Business providing leadership training to EC middle schoolers

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet’s College of Business has received $30,754 of a $54,000+ collaborative grant from Foundations of East Chicago to provide self-leadership training that helps East Chicago middle school students realize their potential for successful futures.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

'The Humanities Today' to be discussed at PUC

HAMMOND | “How to Talk about the Value of the Humanities in the Age of Corporate University” will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Purdue University Calumet’s Gyte Building, Room 103.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
Grandson joins grandmother in skydiving adventure

Grandson joins grandmother in skydiving adventure

HIGHLAND | Teresa Freyek is a 67-year-old grandmother who had been telling her family that she wanted to skydive before she died.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

New poster to be unveiled

CHESTERTON | The Brown Mansion now has its own South Shore poster. The new poster will be unveiled during a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave. Refreshments will be served.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

IUN to host conference for those with disabilities and employers

GARY | The Indiana University Northwest Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, together with Everybody Counts and MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome, will host a Disabilities Employment Awareness Symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the John W. Anderson Libr…

October 22, 2014 12:00 am

Bits and Bytes classes set in November

CHESTERTON | Bits and Bytes will continue at Westchester Public Library in November with four offerings of Introduction to Windows 8.1. The classes will take place in the new classroom located in the Serials/Automation Department on the second floor of Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Eve…

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
Helping on Community Day

Helping on Community Day

WANATAH | For Indiana's electric power cooperatives, serving the community means more than providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity. It also involves pitching in to meet the needs of local individuals and organizations.

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
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