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Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

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Labor Day closings

CHESTERTON

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Flash of the titans

No. 1 Andrean traveled down Broadway to take on longtime rivals (and ranked-No. 2) Merrillville on Friday night. It, like many of the games, was delayed throughout the night due to lightning strikes in the area. It was one of more than a dozen games The Times covered for today's paper.

9 hours ago
FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Thornridge snaps losing streak

FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Thornridge snaps losing streak

Thornridge snapped a 28-game losing streak Friday night with a 33-0 victory over Joliet Central.

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FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Cain-Veasey, Hurt a dynamic duo for Wolves in win

Cousins Aryuan Cain-Veasey and Markice Hurt have been playing football together since they were kids. What they're doing on the field now for Michigan City should have the rest of the Duneland Conference take notice.

10 hours ago

Eight area stores cited or unlawful cigarette sales

PORTAGE | Eight area stores were cited and a Portage man arrested following a three-month investigation into unlawful cigarette sales.

12 hours ago
FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Lightning leads to Covenant Christian girls soccer tie

FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Lightning leads to Covenant Christian girls soccer tie

Emily Ingram and Hannah Lins each scored for Covenant Christian on Friday, but lighting forced the girls soccer game to be called. The game with Kouts ended in a a 2-2 tie.

12 hours ago
Protest planned at circus in Lowell, Schererville

Protest planned at circus in Lowell, Schererville

LOWELL | A Portage man said he plans to join others in protesting local shows being put on by the Kelly Miller Circus.

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Merrillville man, 18, accused of firing BB gun at children

MERRILLVILLE | An 18-year-old man is accused of shooting a BB gun at two boys earlier this month on the Jonas E. Salk Elementary School playground, according to court records. 

13 hours ago

Coming Sunday: An in-depth look at the region's economy

In Sunday's edition of The Times, we take the pulse of the local economy by talking to those who know it best: the members of The Times Board of Economists.

15 hours ago

Man charged in Highland home incident

HIGHLAND | A 32-year-old South African man was arrested Friday after allegedly attempting to enter a home through a young girl's bedroom window.

15 hours ago
Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season has officially begun in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

15 hours ago
Coroner asks for help in locating Hammond man's relatives

Coroner asks for help in locating Hammond man's relatives

HAMMOND | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking for the public's help in locating the next of kin of a Hammond man who died earlier this month.

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Hammond man accused of rape, sexual battery

Hammond man accused of rape, sexual battery

HAMMOND | A 26-year-old man is accused of raping a woman Monday in Hammond, according to court records. 

August 29, 2014 12:05 am
Scholarships awarded to four Lake Central graduates

Scholarships awarded to four Lake Central graduates

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Civic Funds Inc. recently awarded academic grants to four 2014 Lake Central High School graduates.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

'Shifting Sands' film shown Sunday at National Lakeshore

GARY |  Get a preview of the upcoming documentary film “Shifting Sands” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St. A 10-minute trailer for the film will be shown. Then, join the film’s executive producer, …

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Adoption fees waived, hours extended this weekend at HSCA

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will extend its hours this entire weekend with adoption fees waived for everyone today through Sunday as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Shelter hours all three days are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 421 45th St. All adoptions require an approved a…

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Animal hospital hosts yard sale Sunday for shelter

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Animal Hospital, 6226 Cleveland St., will host a giant yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday to benefit the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

Community comes together to help fire victim

VALPARAISO | Porter County Aging and Community Services staff united with community members to help a recent fire victim get her life back on track.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
Abandoned mallards nurtured and released by volunteer

Abandoned mallards nurtured and released by volunteer

HAMMOND | Rescuing and nurturing abandoned or hurt animals is nothing new to Joe Michalik, a volunteer at the Indiana Welcome Center.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Caucus slated for Hebron council vacancy

HEBRON | The selection of someone to fill the remaining term of town Councilwoman Joyce Kaczmarski will take place at a party caucus to be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the town's community center.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am
THURSDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illiana Christian wins volleyball opener

THURSDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illiana Christian wins volleyball opener

The Illiana Christian girls volleyball team opened its season Thursday with a 28-26, 25-11 Metro Suburban Conference road win over Ridgewood.

August 28, 2014 11:00 pm
THURSDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: C.P.'s Kukurugya takes bronze at Pan Pac games

THURSDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: C.P.'s Kukurugya takes bronze at Pan Pac games

Crown Point sophomore Hannah Kukurugya finished third in the 200 fly at the 2014 Junior Pan Pac Championships on Thursday in Maui, Hawaii.

August 28, 2014 10:20 pm Photos

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2014 Bloom Township Football Schedule

Aug. 29 – at Thornwood, 7 p.m.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

2014 Thornridge Football Schedule

Aug. 29 – at Joliet Central, 6:30 p.m.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

2014 Mount Carmel Football Schedule

Aug. 31 – vs. Philadelphia St. Joseph's Prep at Toyota Park, noon

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

2014 Crete-Monee Football Schedule

Aug. 29 – T.F. South, 7 p.m.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

2014 Homewood-Flossmoor Football Schedule

Aug. 29 – vs. Harlan, 7:30 p.m.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

2014 St. Francis de Sales Football Schedule

Aug. 31 – vs. Washington, 5 p.m.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

2014 Marian Catholic Football Schedule

Aug. 29 – vs. Hyde Park, 6:30 p.m.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

2014 T.F. North Football Schedule

Aug. 30 – vs. Urban Prep Charter/West, Noon

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

2014 Thornwood Football Schedule

Aug. 29 -- Bloom Twp., 7 p.m.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

2014 Washington Football Schedule

Aug. 30 – at St. Francis de Sales at Kroc Stadium, 5 p.m.

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

2014 T.F. South Football Schedule

Aug 29 – at Crete-Monee, 7 p.m

August 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Scouting Week 1 of Illinois Prep Football

Hyde Park at Marian Catholic

August 28, 2014 6:00 pm

Porter County crimeTimes

ARRESTS

August 28, 2014 4:25 pm
BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

BP officials have notified the state of Indiana that more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide were released into the air following an explosion at its Whiting Refinery.

August 28, 2014 3:55 pm Related

Gary mayor to speak at chamber lunch meeting

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will speak at the next Gary Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, set for noon Sept. 8 at Majestic Star Casino Event Center.

August 28, 2014 9:37 am

Fitness instructor workshops planned

SCHERERVILLE | Omni Health & Fitness and the National Exercise Trainers Association, a nonprofit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring two nationally-recognized workshops which are open to the public.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Educators Open House held tonight for preschool and early elementary teachers

LAKE STATION | An Educator Open House will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, inside Three Rivers County Park at 2800 Colorado St. Preschool and early elementary grade teachers are invited to learn about the variety of Discovery Trips at Bellaboo’s …

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Whiting welcomes new firefighters

Whiting welcomes new firefighters

WHITING | The City of Whiting welcomed three new firefighters this month at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Don Quijote Education Fund benefits local students

Don Quijote Education Fund benefits local students

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School student Madeline Blaney and recent VHS graduate Nicole Pniak were the 2014 recipients of the Don Quijote Education Fund awards.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Nonprofit raffles Chevy Corvette

Leaving Tracks Inc., with the support of the Tengelsen Family Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a 1995 Chevrolet Corvette to benefit American Greyhound, helping greyhound rescue and adoption.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County arrests

ARRESTS

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
New medical building receives blessing

New medical building receives blessing

MUNSTER | Franciscan Medical Specialists’ newest facility was blessed and dedicated last month during a packed ceremony. The blessing program performed by the Rev. Gregory Holicky was hosted by Barb Greene, president of Franciscan Healthcare Munster; Sister Jane Marie Klein, O.S.F., chairper…

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: St Francis de Sales to forfeit football opener

WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: St Francis de Sales to forfeit football opener

The St. Francis de Sales football team will forfeit its season opener against East Side rival Washington.

August 27, 2014 11:00 pm

Eastbound Borman open after fuel leak

HAMMOND | All lanes on eastbound Interstate 80/94 reopened about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday after crews cleaned up fuel leaking from a semi near Kennedy Avenue, police said.

August 27, 2014 10:15 pm
WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: No. 2 L.C. outshoots No. 3 C.P.

WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: No. 2 L.C. outshoots No. 3 C.P.

In a battle between Times No. 2 Lake Central and No. 3 Crown Point, three golfers tied for medalist honors while shooting 1-under-par scores at Youche Country Club on Wednesday to give the Indians a 168-186 win.

August 27, 2014 10:00 pm

Defendant admits he sought cocaine from undercover cop

HAMMOND | A man pleaded guilty on his second day of trial Tuesday to federal charges alleging he attempted to buy 10 kilograms of cocaine from an undercover officer at a Gary truck stop.

August 27, 2014 9:25 pm

Motorist injured in fiery three-vehicle crash on Bishop Ford

DOLTON | A fiery crash on the Bishop Ford Freeway late Tuesday left one man with head injuries and another facing drunken driving charges.

August 27, 2014 7:05 pm
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