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Son charged in stabbing death of elderly mother

Son charged in stabbing death of elderly mother

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.

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Walgreens shutters downtown Hammond store

A downtown Hammond pharmacy has closed after a decade-long run.

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National Weather Service extends flood advisory

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.

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Summer Music in the Park series continues Tuesday

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.

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 7: Fireworks

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 7: Fireworks

The sonic booms start every year around Memorial Day weekend and last well into the night on Independence Day.

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Running of the bulls comes to Chicago area

Running of the bulls comes to Chicago area

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.

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Former Griffith school treasurer must repay $34,000

GRIFFITH | A former Ready Elementary School extracurricular treasurer has been accused of misappropriating $17,050 from the Griffith Public Schools.

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Former LaPorte County township official pleads not guilty to federal tax charges

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.

July 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Lake Ridge Board fills vacancy

CALUMET TWP. | The Lake Ridge School Board has appointed Kenneth Buckley to fill a vacant seat on the board.

July 11, 2014 12:22 pm

Man shot to death in Gary

GARY | A 22-year-old man was shot and killed in Gary early Friday.

July 11, 2014 12:15 pm

Man dies in Michigan City motorcycle crash

MICHIGAN CITY | A motorcyclist died Wednesday in a crash at the interchange at U.S. 20 and Ind. 212.

July 11, 2014 9:06 am
Parks Foundation hosts 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids

Parks Foundation hosts 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids

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.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Duneland United Churches Resale supports Open Door Social Club summer outings

Duneland United Churches Resale supports Open Door Social Club summer outings

Open Door Social Club welcomes adults that have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are compliant with treatment.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

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.

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Tribute and film will honor longtime theater and music director

Tribute and film will honor longtime theater and music director

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.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Best-selling author hosts Write Stuff Workshop

Best-selling author hosts Write Stuff Workshop

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."

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Adoption event offers firefighters fee waiver Saturday

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.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Whiting's Great American Picnic features small city, big cake

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.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Images of Whiting prizes presented today at gallery

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.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Night golf offered at Wicker Memorial Golf Course

HIGHLAND | If finding time to hit the links during the day is challenging, North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan has a solution: Night golf.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago Fire Department receives $126,317 grant

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.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

North Township Trustee hosts camp out Friday at Wicker Park

HIGHLAND | North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan is hosting a camp out today at Wicker Memorial Park pavilion.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

City, companies partner on health initiative

GARY | The city of Gary, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Methodist Hospitals and NIPSCO are holding weekly wellness-oriented events called Fitness Fridays.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

Part of northbound I-65 near Fair Oaks closed for crash cleanup

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.

July 10, 2014 10:00 pm

Police: Employee at E.C. McDonald's shut window on would-be robber

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.

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm

Valpo School Board meets

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.

July 10, 2014 5:58 pm

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July 10, 2014 4:31 pm
New Crete-Monee D.201-U superintendent takes helm

New Crete-Monee D.201-U superintendent takes helm

CRETE | Crete-Monee School District 201-U Superintendent Nathaniel Cunningham Jr. started in his new role this week.

July 10, 2014 12:53 pm

Portage police warn of phone scam

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department would like to warn residents of a telephone scam that is occurring in the area.

July 10, 2014 12:55 pm

Methodist to start national search for new leader

GARY | The Methodist Hospitals Board of Directors voted to start a national search for a new president and chief executive officer.

July 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Coffee served at Barker Mansion on Saturday

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.

July 10, 2014 12:05 am

Cruise on Down to Thunder Road

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.

July 10, 2014 12:05 am
Stay sharp by reading

Stay sharp by reading

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.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Construction Technology class presents Local 599 with plaque

Construction Technology class presents Local 599 with plaque

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.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Cancer center programs serve patients and families

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.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Pancake breakfast planned Sunday

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…

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

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July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Vendors sought for Paws for Homeless Animals Day

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.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond police seek tips in fast-food restaurant robbery

HAMMOND | Police are seeking information about a robbery late Tuesday at a fast-food restaurant in Hammond.

July 09, 2014 9:38 pm

Lake Station man dies after motorcycle crash on Borman

HAMMOND | A 33-year-old Lake Station man died late Tuesday night after a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on the Borman Expressway.

July 09, 2014 8:40 pm

Mosquitoes in two Indiana counties test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquitoes in Marshall and Pike counties have tested positive for West Nile virus, state health officials announced Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 8:33 pm

Man walking near Dyer listed in critical condition after crash

DYER | A 45-year-old man was in critical condition Wednesday night after a crash near Dyer, police said.

July 09, 2014 8:23 pm

Julian Bond joins board of Civil Rights Hall of Fame in Gary

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.

July 09, 2014 6:30 pm

M'ville woman, 31, accused of committing welfare fraud

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. 

July 09, 2014 6:27 pm

Gary janitorial business receives certification

GARY | The Performance Companies Inc. recently was certified as a Women's Business Enterprise. 

July 09, 2014 11:30 am

Speed networking chamber event planned

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.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Mental Health America of Porter County offers social support

Mental Health America of Porter County offers social support

Mental Health America is offering an Open Door Social Club.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
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