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HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. | The boyfriend of a one-time area woman who was killed nearly two years ago was charged in the homicide.
The Times Media Co., Valparaiso University and One Region are co-sponsoring a free Veterans Day concert at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Center for the Arts on the Valparaiso University campus.
CHICAGO | Chicago authorities say the city's official Christmas tree will be a 57-foot Colorado blue spruce from South Holland.
CHICAGO | A convicted bank robber has pleaded guilty to escaping from a high-rise Chicago lockup with a cellmate last year.
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Swim Club finished 24th at the Age-Group State Championships and ninth at the Senior State Championships during the summer season, which saw the club set 30 meter individual team records and 13 yard individual team records.
The Crete Bulldogs youth football program took two out of the three scored games against the MidCrest Panthers on Sept. 21.
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Emergency Management Department vehicles will display new logos after approval Wednesday by the Board of Public Works and Safety.
The RailCats are searching for a new general manager after Highland native Kevin Spudic announced his resignation from the team Monday.
The son of a retired Calumet City police officer faces a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of a Michigan State Police trooper.
Hours before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-7 in support of a U.S. strike against Syria, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., expressed his reservations about it.
LAPORTE | LaPorte County Parks and the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter have joined forces to host its third annual Pet Fest in the Park from Wags to Whiskers at Luhr County Park, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. This event is free.
With an eye on repeating as IHSA Class 4A state champions, Marian Catholic has hired former Immaculate Conception and Lisle High School head coach Dan Murray.
MICHIGAN CITY | A Lafayette, Ind., man who was hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan near Beverly Shores died Saturday.
A total of 14 Division I players and air-tight pitching was a key for the South in Saturday's IHSBCA North-South All-Star weekend at Wabash College.
The contract of RailCats closer Clay Zavada was purchased by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday and he will report to their double-A affiliate in San Antonio, the team said in a release.
VALPARAISO | David Evans began working at Opportunity Enterprises in the Outsource Solutions industrial services division in May, 2012, and currently works five days a week assembling piece work. Evans also participates in enrichment programs at OE including Community Integration and Assisti…
Ford is recalling just more than 13,000 Explorer, Taurus and Lincoln MKS cars and SUVs because the child safety locks might not work on the rear doors.
WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central students, along with students from Yost Elementary School in Porter, are donating a variety of school supplies to children in Chotuna, Peru.
St. Francis deSales' Jensen Hunt had a big day in the Class A Morgan Park Academy Regional opener as the Pioneers pounded Holy Trinity 15-4 on Monday.
The RailCats will be the first American home to right-handed pitcher Takahiro Matsuka, a reliever with Japanese Major League experience.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County chapter of Mothers & More will again offer the public a chance to buy and sell gently used children's clothing, toys, and gear. This year’s spring Kids Closet sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon April 13 at the Butterfield Pavilion, corner of Evans and Calumet…
WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central now offers students another tool to help ensure their academic success - Degree Works. This is one of the student-centered programs PNC has available through its "Student Success the Purdue Way" initiative.
The RailCats will host their annual Open Player Tryout at U. S. Steel Yard on Thursday, May 2. The tryout costs $50, which must be paid in cash only on the day of the tryout. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. for position players and 11:30 a.m. for pitchers.
A bill that would have required high school football teams to limit tackling in practices to one day a week didn't make it through the Illinois General Assembly. But its sponsor hopes the state's prep sports governing body adopts the measure aimed at concussion prevention.
VALPARAISO | Get ready for a summer filled with field trips, swimming, sports and fitness, cooking, crafts and more. Registration is now open for preschool and school-age camp at the Valparaiso Family YMCA.
Since I’ve been writing this column some 11 years now I’ve met some very interesting people along the way. There are so many things I’ve discovered that go on behind the scenes in this great city by many faceless and nameless people. So many people volunteer their time, it’s hard to keep track.
CHESTERTON | Chesterton High School won the state championship in the second-year and third-year divisions and was runner-up in the fourth-year division at the Japanese Olympiad of Indiana on Saturday at Ball State University in Muncie.
Members of the Portage Food Pantry Board wish to express their appreciation for the $1,000 donation from the Sons of the American Legion. In accepting the money, board members expressed that it was given at a much-needed time. With high gas, energy, and food costs, coupled with the impending…
VALPARAISO | Alan Moretton became an Eagle Scout in 2012 from Troop 907 based in Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | Dr. Brian Hold is holding a Cracking Bones for Leanne fundraiser today from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 6:30 p.m. at Hoosier Chiropractor, 705 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | Concessions areas are available for lease from the Valparaiso Parks Department for the spring and summer seasons. Interested vendors are asked to submit a proposal for concessionaire services for Fairgrounds and Westside parks.
CHESTERTON | Second-grade students at Yost Elementary have been learning about economics by studying about wants, goods, services, consumers, producers and resources. As a way to apply these learned skills, second-grade teachers Jade Navarre, Heather Dunkle and Amanda Scully created the Yost…
It might not seem like spring is only two weeks away after the area received heavy snowfall Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | Opportunity Enterprises will hold open interviews for direct support professionals at its main facility at 2801 Evans Ave. Dates and times are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and March 23, April 20, 22 and 23.
VALPARAISO | Taltree is ramping up its concert program for 2013. Along with music there will be food and beverage service at each event.
CROWN POINT | A depleted hiring list for full-time firefighters will be rebuilt in the face of potential retirements from the department, Crown Point Fire Chief Greg DeLor said.
PORTAGE | Through collaboration between Portage Parks and Recreation, Portage Chamber of Commerce and Portage Live Entertainment, a 13-concert series of Summer Music in the Park will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 4 through Aug. 27. All concerts will be held indoors at eithe…
WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central will host seven area high school teams as they compete in the fifth annual LaPorte County Senior Academic Super Bowl Invitational on March 7 in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02, located on the PNC Westville campus. Regist…
VALPARAISO | This summer Taltree will offer a series of summer camps specifically geared toward rising third through sixth-graders. The goal in creating these camps is for participants to enjoy a holistic and fun environment where they will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and …
VALPARAISO | Tickets are available for the 2013 Opportunity Enterprises Celebration of Achievement Breakfast, planned for March 7 at Strongbow Inn. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast and a program from 8 to 9:30.
WESTVILLE | The Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host an ASL Coffeehouse from 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 at Cornucopia Coffee Co., 210 Lincolnway.
PORTER COUNTY | The American Red Cross offers blood drives in Porter County.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Lions Club will help put old used eyeglasses to good use through the Lions Eyeglass Recycling program. Collection boxes are located around town with the Lions logo on them.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University is seeking host families for students studying English at its Interlink Language Center. Home stays range from nine weeks to one year.
SOUTH HAVEN | Boys & Girls Clubs of America named Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-South Haven Unit Member Dakota Bickett the regional winner in its 11th annual Digital Arts Festivals competition for his entry in the photography category. As a winner in the Midwest region, Bickett…
CHESTERTON | Mara Wible will offer a different jewelry class each Tuesday during March at the Chesterton Art Center.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Taltree Arboretum & Gardens offers a variety of winter classes. Taltree is at 450 W. County Road 100 North. Call (219) 462-0025.
WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central will offer the opportunity to study abroad this summer with a trip to Peru. Students may earn classroom credits, or the trip may be taken for pleasure. Community members are encouraged to consider joining this program, full of experiences and lear…
PORTAGE | The Portage Exchange Club welcomed four outstanding Portage High School seniors as Students of the Month at a breakfast meeting at Miller’s Assisted Living Meeting Room.
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