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Early morning crash, backups on I-94 in Porter Co.

An early morning crash temporarily shut-down westbound lanes of I-94 early Friday morning in the Chesterton area at the 29-mile marker, according to the Indiana State Police.

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Lutheran school to hosts open house Sunday

Lutheran school to hosts open house Sunday

CROWN POINT | Trinity Lutheran School, 250 S. Indiana Ave., will host its annual open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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One-man show comes to Munster stage Sunday

One-man show comes to Munster stage Sunday

MUNSTER | Al Simmons, called a “tour-de-force of ingenious, charming silliness" (Globe and Mail), will bring his inventive and wacky one-man show to Munster High School Auditorium, 8808 Columbia Ave., at 2 p.m. Sunday. Single tickets will be available for $30 at the door.

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IDNR Hunter Education Course offered in Cedar Lake

CEDAR LAKE | Lake County Parks and Recreation Department will hold a spring Hunter's Education Safety Course at the Cedar Creek Family Golf Center meeting room, 10483 W. 109th Ave. Classes are scheduled from  6 to 9 p.m. March 13 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14, and participants must attend bo…

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Five national experts to help train youth workers

MERRILLVILLE | The Indiana Youth Institute is bringing nationally renowned experts to Merrillville for a series of training sessions designed for youth workers, teachers, youth ministers, family service providers and others who work directly with children.

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Culinary chaos to ensue in Cooking with Thor & Local Chefs competition

LAPORTE | Twelve teams, two cooking challenges and the taste buds of local fourth-graders. Who will win in the end? Get ready for some culinary chaos with the first-ever Cooking with Thor & Local Chefs competition.

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Congressional Art competition looking for entries

Congressman Pete Visclosky invites all high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery."

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1 hurt in crash on Interstate 94 near Chesterton

CHESTERTON | One person was taken to a hospital Thursday after a car spun out on eastbound Interstate 94 near Chesterton and became stuck under a semi's trailer, police said.

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THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Baker, Thompson lift River Forest past Westville

THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Baker, Thompson lift River Forest past Westville

Grant Baker scored 19 points, and Zach Thompson added 18 to lead River Forest past Westville 65-62 in boys basketball action Thursday.

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Van Til appeals his sentence

HAMMOND | Former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til is appealing his 18-month prison sentence for making his employees do his campaign work on county time.

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Cold moves in following two days of snow

Cold moves in following two days of snow

Cold was expected to again grip the region Friday following two days of snow that caused headaches for rush-hour commuters.

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Hammond adds more cameras to crime fighting arsenal

HAMMOND | Four new surveillance cameras are being installed in the city's Hessville section in order to combat crime in that area, said Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

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Shop owner reports theft of $1,000 clock

CHESTERTON | The proprietor of a local antique store reported to police this week that someone had walked off with an antique clock valued at $1,000.

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Hebron man charged with battery to his pregnanat wife

Porter County police said a Hebron man broke into his pregnant wife's home and battered her late Wednesday after being warned by police earlier in the day to stop calling her.

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Valpo police enter home after hearing disturbance inside

VALPARAISO | Officers hearing screams and sounds of items breaking inside a home forced their way inside and arrested a man who approached an officer with a clenched fist.

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The Village Gallery hosts Mitch Markovitz exhibit

The Village Gallery hosts Mitch Markovitz exhibit

The Village Gallery will host the solo exhibit of the works of illustrator and fine artist Mitch Markovitz opening Sunday and on display through April 9. A Meet the Artist reception will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Markovitz will give an informal talk about the exhibit and his personal arti…

February 26, 2015 12:05 am
St. John students show creativity in after-school program

St. John students show creativity in after-school program

ST. JOHN | The new year began with a new educational program at St. John the Evangelist School - robotics.

February 26, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Bowled over for the hungry

BOONE GROVE | The Boone Grove Middle School Art Club, Builder’s Club and Chili’s Restaurant #517 in Valparaiso have joined to help put an end to hunger. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday there will be an Empty Bowl event in the Boone Grove High School cafeteria.

February 26, 2015 12:00 am
Volunteer friendly face of energy assistance program

Volunteer friendly face of energy assistance program

VALPARAISO | Inge Nimtz brings years of experience working with people to her role as an Energy Assistance Program volunteer.

February 26, 2015 12:00 am
ECHS students join teacher in quest to tell a story

ECHS students join teacher in quest to tell a story

EAST CHICAGO | When East Chicago Central High School teacher and History Club sponsor Gale Carter signed a guest book in 2011 at the Archaeology Museum in Alexandria, Va., she had no idea that it would lead to a yearlong academic quest that would bring she and her students back to that very museum.

February 26, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Porter County Throwback Thursday

Porter County Throwback Thursday

The Times is celebrating Porter County’s rich history by publishing Throwback photos every Thursday in the Local section.

February 26, 2015 12:00 am

Annual scouting event March 8

VALPARAISO | The Girl Scouts of Valparaiso and Washington Township will be hosting their 35th annual Scouting-Girl Style from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 8 at Washington Township High School. Open to the public, this year’s theme, Fitabulous, features a variety of fun and healthy happenings.

February 26, 2015 12:00 am
WEDNESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Roosevelt-Gavit boys basketball game back on

WEDNESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Roosevelt-Gavit boys basketball game back on

After Friday's brawl at Roosevelt, Gavit initially chose not to host Roosevelt this Friday night.

February 25, 2015 9:45 pm

Police urge drivers to slow down on snow- and ice-covered roads

Local and state police responded to numerous slide-offs and spin-outs Wednesday night as snow blanketed the region.

February 25, 2015 8:15 pm

E.C. man stabbed twice in domestic dispute, police say

EAST CHICAGO | A man was stabbed during a domestic dispute Tuesday in East Chicago, police said.

February 25, 2015 6:30 pm

McDermott recognized for bike trail system work

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has been named Outstanding Public Official by the Indiana Greenways Foundation.

February 25, 2015 6:19 pm
Man injured in Valparaiso car, train accident

Man injured in Valparaiso car, train accident

VALPARAISO | An elderly man was hospitalized Wednesday morning after his vehicle was struck by a freight train.

February 25, 2015 4:25 pm Video

Police: Man charged with stealing same vehicle twice in one day

VALPARAISO | A 24-year-old man who police said stole the same vehicle twice in one day and left it abandoned in Graceland Cemetery, 1505 E Northland Drive, was arrested Wednesday.

February 25, 2015 2:30 pm
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Woman arrested for stealing from employer

PORTAGE | A Portage woman was charged with felony theft Tuesday after it was found she had been stealing from her employer over the last few months, according to Portage police.

February 25, 2015 11:55 am

Man arrested after crashing into truck, fleeing scene

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Tuesday after police said he hit a truck, drove through two yards and left the scene of the accident.

February 25, 2015 11:43 am
Highland High presents Neil Simon comedy

Highland High presents Neil Simon comedy

HIGHLAND | Highland Theatre Company of Highland High School will present the Neil Simon classic “Fools” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, in Monbeck Auditorium at HHS, 9135 Erie St.

February 25, 2015 12:00 am
Munster teacher shares NASA lunar disk with students

Munster teacher shares NASA lunar disk with students

MUNSTER | Munster High School science teacher Cara Germann attended the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Conference in Indianapolis, where she completed a four-hour course offered by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to become a certified teacher in the Lunar/Me…

February 25, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors to perform at Hebron High School

U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors to perform at Hebron High School

HEBRON | The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will perform in a free concert at 7 p.m. March 5 at Hebron High School auditorium, 509 S. Main St.

February 25, 2015 12:00 am
Talent show raises money for Housing Opportunities

Talent show raises money for Housing Opportunities

CHESTERTON | Angela Conrad, sixth-grade student at Chesterton Montessori School, organized and held a talent show to raise funds for Housing Opportunities.

February 25, 2015 12:00 am
Eco night at Discovery Charter School

Eco night at Discovery Charter School

CHESTERTON | Discovery Charter School held its second annual Eco Night as part of the Izaak Walton League's "Family Nature Night" series. In spite of the cold weather, a group of Discovery families enjoyed creating an ecosystem mural, planting seeds, trying indoor archery and fishing, and le…

February 25, 2015 12:00 am

Last call for youth indoor soccer

CHESTERTON | The Duneland Family YMCA is accepting registrations now for the Youth Indoor Soccer League. The program is open to boys and girls ages 3 through 9.

February 25, 2015 12:00 am

Comedy show and dinner benefit St. Jude House

CROWN POINT | Looking for relief from winter’s cold and snowy grip?  Try an outstanding dinner, great comedy and the opportunity to mingle with other winter-weary people at a fundraising event to support the vital services provided by St. Jude House for victims of domestic abuse. Stand Up Fo…

February 25, 2015 12:00 am

Leap into the Arts by attending Friday's gala for youth groups

SCHERERVILLE | South Shore Dance Alliance and Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra will host Leap Into the Arts 2015, the eighth annual gala supporting youth performing arts in Northwest Indiana. The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Halls of St. George, 905 Joliet St. Tic…

February 25, 2015 12:00 am
TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Bishop Noll bests Hammond Academy

TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Bishop Noll bests Hammond Academy

Roman Penn scored a team-high 15 points Tuesday night, leading Bishop Noll to a 57-44 win over Hammond Academy in boys basketball action.

February 24, 2015 9:45 pm
Pope facing runoff in April for 10th Ward seat

Pope facing runoff in April for 10th Ward seat

CHICAGO | With votes in 33 out of 36 precincts tallied, 10th Ward Alderman John Pope was leading with 44 percent of the vote, not enough to avoid a runoff in April.

February 24, 2015 8:26 pm
No abduction, alleged kidnap victim tells police

No abduction, alleged kidnap victim tells police

SCHERERVILLE | A woman allegedly kidnapped from her home Thursday came to the Schererville Police Department Tuesday to say she was uninjured.

February 24, 2015 8:11 pm Related

Hammond police seek help locating shooting suspect

HAMMOND | Police are seeking information about a shooting and attempted armed robbery that reportedly happened early Tuesday morning in the 3200 block of 169th Street.

February 24, 2015 6:26 pm
Hammond police seeking van armed robbers used to flee

Hammond police seeking van armed robbers used to flee

HAMMOND | Police here are asking the public's help to identify a van they believe was used in an armed robbery Feb. 10.

February 24, 2015 6:23 pm

Businessman given 10-month sentence in kickback scheme

HAMMOND | A man who owned three medical imaging businesses in Northwest Indiana was sentenced Monday to 10 months incarceration for his role in a kickback scheme in which he paid two doctors to refer their Medicare and Medicaid patients to his businesses.

February 24, 2015 5:47 pm

Woman injured in U.S. 12 traffic incident

THE PINES | Porter County police are investigating why an Illinois woman got out of a moving car, which resulted in her suffering life-threatening injuries.

February 24, 2015 5:38 pm

Lansing school to celebrate evolution of African-American music, dance

LANSING | Heritage Middle School will celebrate Black History Month with “The Evolution of African-American Music & Dance" from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Thursday

February 24, 2015 4:46 pm

Portage police warn of continuing scams

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department is warning city and area residents of an increasing number of scams in the community.

February 24, 2015 3:12 pm
Willowcreek Road re-opens after semi accident

Willowcreek Road re-opens after semi accident

PORTAGE | The Willowcreek Road bypass reopened just before 2 p.m. Tuesday after being closed for nearly two hours following an accident between a semi and car.

February 24, 2015 2:05 pm
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