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CROWN POINT | The son of an 80-year-old woman found stabbed to death in her hospital room early Friday was charged Saturday with murder.
A downtown Hammond pharmacy has closed after a decade-long run.
The National Weather Service has extended a flood advisory until 1:30 p.m. today for Lake County, northern Kankakee County and southeastern Cook County.
PORTAGE | The 2014 Portage Summer Music in the Park series will feature the Hobart Area Concert Band from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Oakwood Grand Hall at Woodland Park.
The sonic booms start every year around Memorial Day weekend and last well into the night on Independence Day.
Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times to read about the brave region residents joining 1,000 extreme sports fanatics competing in "The Great Bull Run" at Hawthorne Racecourse.
GRIFFITH | A former Ready Elementary School extracurricular treasurer has been accused of misappropriating $17,050 from the Griffith Public Schools.
HAMMOND | A former deputy trustee for LaPorte County's Michigan Township pleaded not guilty Friday to three counts of failure to file a federal tax return.
CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board has appointed Kenneth Buckley to fill a vacant seat on the board.
GARY | A 22-year-old man was shot and killed in Gary early Friday.
MICHIGAN CITY | A motorcyclist died Wednesday in a crash at the interchange at U.S. 20 and Ind. 212.
VALPARAISO | The 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids is Thursday. There is a morning skills competition for juniors age 12 and under, from 10 a.m. to noon and the Classic Golf Outing with foursomes composed of two adults and two juniors beginning at 1 p.m.
Open Door Social Club welcomes adults that have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are compliant with treatment.
MERRILLVILLE | Ross Summer Music Theatre will celebrate its golden anniversary this month with a production of the musical "Spamalot" at Merrillville High School's Reinhart Auditorium, 276 E. 68th Place. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. July 18, 19, 25 and 26, and 3 p.m. July 20 and 27.
MERRILLVILLE | As Ross Summer Music Theatre opens "Spamalot," its 51st summer musical in 50 years, they will be opening the curtain for the first time without Jerauld J. Reinhart, the group's founder.
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library will host a Writer’s Workshop on Saturday featuring Naleighna Kai, national best-selling author of "Every Woman Needs a Wife" and "Open Door Marriage."
MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for firefighters as part of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.
WHITING | Round up family and friends for Whiting’s Great American Picnic and Birthday Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Whiting along 119th Street. Don’t miss out on a piece of the city’s giant birthday cake.
WHITING | In honor of Whiting's 125th anniversary, the City of Whiting and Studio 659 are hosting an Images of Whiting Contest today through July 27.
HIGHLAND | If finding time to hit the links during the day is challenging, North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan has a solution: Night golf.
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Fire Department has been awarded a $126,317 grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
HIGHLAND | North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan is hosting a camp out today at Wicker Memorial Park pavilion.
GARY | The city of Gary, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Methodist Hospitals and NIPSCO are holding weekly wellness-oriented events called Fitness Fridays.
FAIR OAKS | One lane of northbound Interstate 65 near Fair Oaks remained closed just before 10 p.m. Thursday as workers continued to clean up after a two-semi crash, police said.
EAST CHICAGO | A man who bought food at an East Chicago McDonald's was thwarted when he returned to rob the restaurant at gunpoint, police said.
VALPARAISO | Attorney David Hollenbeck began Thursday night’s Valparaiso School Board meeting by swearing in Karl Cender as a member after he was reappointed by the Valparaiso City Council at the end of June.
CRETE | Crete-Monee School District 201-U Superintendent Nathaniel Cunningham Jr. started in his new role this week.
PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department would like to warn residents of a telephone scam that is occurring in the area.
GARY | The Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors voted to start a national search for a new president and chief executive officer.
MICHIGAN CITY | Barker Mansion will serve Coffee in The Garden from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, this week and continuing throughout the summer. Coffee, iced tea and cookies will be available throughout the morning.
VALPARAISO | Hop in your T-Birds, grab your pink jackets, and stroll down Thunder Road to the “Grease” Themed Community Car Show at Avalon Springs Health Campus, 2400 Silhavy Road, where attendees are encouraged to dress in the 1950s era.
LOWELL | The Summer Reading Program, "Reading Keeps You Sharp," is in full swing at the Lowell Public Library, 1505 E. Commercial Ave., with programs and reading rewards for all ages.
HAMMOND |Students from the Construction Technology course at the Hammond Area Career Center recently presented Local 599 of the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters with a plaque to thank the carpenters for their continuous support.
MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit classes and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register.
MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Municipal Airport will be hosting its annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the airport, 1300 N. Hwy 212. Dunes Lodge FOP 75 will be serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast which will include eggs, sausage and orange juice. The…
HOBART | The third annual Paws for Homeless Animals Day is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 at Festival Park, 111 Old Ridge Road.
HAMMOND | Police are seeking information about a robbery late Tuesday at a fast-food restaurant in Hammond.
HAMMOND | A 33-year-old Lake Station man died late Tuesday night after a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on the Borman Expressway.
Mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties have tested positive for West Nile virus, state health officials announced Wednesday.
DYER | A 45-year-old man was in critical condition Wednesday night after a crash near Dyer, police said.
GARY | Hundreds of motorcycle riders turned out Wednesday to pay their respects to fallen Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield.
GARY | Julian Bond, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and board chairman of the NAACP, has accepted a position on the board of the National Civil Rights Hall of Fame.
CROWN POINT | A Merrillville woman is accused of withholding financial information from the government while she was pocketing more than $20,000 in public assistance.
GARY | The Performance Companies Inc. recently was certified as a Women's Business Enterprise.
CHESTERTON | The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a morning speed networking event from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Third Coast Spice Café, 761 Indian Boundary Road. There is no cost to attend, and chamber members are encouraged to bring guests.
Mental Health America is offering an Open Door Social Club.
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