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Hammond youth charged in armed robbery of cellphone

HAMMOND | A 17-year-old man is accused of being part of an armed robbery of a cellphone. 

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Edgewater celebrates 40th anniversary with gala Oct. 17

MERRILLVILLE | The Ambassadors for Edgewater Behavioral Health Services, in partnership with the Edgewater 40th anniversary committee, host the groups' 13th annual Ambassadors Gala Oct. 17 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza.

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Gary home invasion suspect identified from photo lineup

GARY | A 21-year-old man faces criminal charges from a home invasion in Gary.

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MONDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher soccer to host 'Pink Game' match

MONDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Beecher soccer to host 'Pink Game' match

The Beecher boys soccer team will host its 5th annual "Kick'n for the Cure" match at 4:30 p.m.Thursday

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MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Crown Point makes short work of Andrean

MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Crown Point makes short work of Andrean

Alaina Chacon was 29-of-34 hitting with 13 kills, and was 24-of-25 serving six aces while leading Crown Point to a 25-13, 25-20, 25-18 straight-game volleyball victory against Andrean on Monday night.

7 hours ago

Man, 20, wounded in drive-by shooting in E.C. Harbor area

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago man was shot multiple times in a drive-by early Sunday in the city's Harbor section, police said.

8 hours ago
Police seek suspect in armed robbery at S'ville nutrition store

Police seek suspect in armed robbery at S'ville nutrition store

SCHERERVILLE | Police are searching for a gunman who robbed a nutrition store Monday afternoon near U.S. 30 and U.S. 41 in Schererville.

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Ivy Tech receives $2.5 mil federal grant for new computing school

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is launching a new School of Computing and Informatics this fall with the help of a $2.5 million grant aimed at providing training for in-demand jobs.

10 hours ago

Attorney for suspended Hobart officer demands hearing

HOBART | The attorney for a Hobart police officer on unpaid administrative leave is demanding a hearing about vacation time his client has accrued.

11 hours ago
Michigan City woman charged with dealing drug look-alikes

Michigan City woman charged with dealing drug look-alikes

VALPARAISO | A woman stopped for failing to signal a turn and registration violations was arrested after police found her in possession of oregano packaged to look like marijuana.

11 hours ago

Cedar Lake man injured in motorcycle crash

CEDAR LAKE | A 35-year-old man was injured Sunday after his motorcycle went off the road and hit a tree, police said.  

11 hours ago

Chili cook-off to raise money for kids battling cancer

HAMMOND | The third annual chili cook-off tailgate party to benefit the Joseph Betustak Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc. is Sunday at Hammond FOP Lodge 51, 7527 Kennedy Ave.

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Porter police seek witnesses to fatal accident

PORTER | A Merrillville man died after a bicycle accident on Friday and police are seeking witnesses to the accident.

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Times girls volleyball top 10

Times girls volleyball top 10

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

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Calling all champions for Lakeshore Classic

GARY | The member of any boys or girls Indiana state basketball championship team in IHSAA history is invited to contact the Gary Chamber of Commerce. The chamber plans to honor all state champion hoopsters at the seventh annual Lakeshore Classic event Nov. 28 and 29 in Gary.

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Police: Man brought gun to bonfire

Police: Man brought gun to bonfire

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A Porter Township man was arrested after neighbors said he brought a gun and shish kabobs to a bonfire.

13 hours ago
Educators promote reading as sorority pledges

Educators promote reading as sorority pledges

Beta Mu chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Inc. recently inducted into its sorority 10 educators directly or indirectly involved in the field of education.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
ArcelorMittal Machine Shop hosts retirement party Oct. 25

ArcelorMittal Machine Shop hosts retirement party Oct. 25

SCHERERVILLE | The 56th annual ArcelorMittal Machine Shop Retirement Party, one of the longest running in the industry, will be held Oct. 25 at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Elvis Fest returns to Portage Oct. 10-12

PORTAGE | The 22nd annual Elvis Fantasy Fest returns to Portage, Oct. 10-12 with the theme, "Red, Hot and Blue."

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

BNI teacher has fourth book on Gary’s history published

Veteran Bishop Noll Institute social studies teacher John Trafny has authored a fourth book on the history of Gary that was released in July by Arcadia Publishing.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana State Excise Police make arrests, issue tickets in Gary

GARY | Indiana State Excise Police cited two bars, arrested or cited 20 people on alcohol, traffic and littering charges, and issued four warnings Saturday in Gary.

September 28, 2014 5:45 pm
Three local leaders lauded for innovation

Three local leaders lauded for innovation

As part of its effort to highlight its 2013-14 class, the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana has selected Debi Pillarella and Lana Zimmer as its July Innovators of the Month.

September 28, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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National lakeshore briefs

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers a variety of programs this month on the shores of Lake Michigan. For more information, call (219) 395-1882 or visit www.nps.gov/indu.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Crown Point Fire Department open house slated for Oct. 5

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary host their annual fire prevention open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Crown Point Fire Station, 126 N. East St.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Citizens Savings Foundation gives $118K to local charities

SCHERERVILLE | The Citizens Savings Foundation has awarded $118,000 to local charities.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Merrillville church slates voter registration drive Wednesday

MERRILLVILLE | Emmanuel Lutheran Church has scheduled a voter registration event at the church, 5375 Harrison St. in Merrillville.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Portion of Alexander Street in S'ville closed on Tuesday

SCHERERVILLE | A portion of Alexander Street between 77th Avenue and York Road will be closed Tuesday during a culvert replacement project.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Irving Community Watch will hear 2 guest speakers Friday

HAMMOND | The Irving Community Watch meets Friday at Irving School, 4727 Pine St., Hammond.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

Edison Community Watch will meet Wednesday at school

HAMMOND | The Edison Community Watch meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Edison School, 7025 Madison St., Hammond.

September 28, 2014 12:05 am

The Week Ahead Lake County

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September 28, 2014 12:05 am
Baseball diamond becomes reality

Baseball diamond becomes reality

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton-Porter Rotary club has made the baseball diamond on the corner of 5th and Porter a community project through local and district grant funds that to date have exceeded $12,000. This is a long-term commitment with sustaining funds budgeted for future years developme…

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September 28, 2014 12:00 am

PNC announces Enrollment Day for prospective students

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central invites prospective students to Enrollment Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Wheeler resident reports suspicious van

WHEELER | A girl reported being followed by a man in a white van on Thursday in Wheeler.

September 28, 2014 12:02 am

County Road 200 East to be closed for culvert repair

The Porter County Highway Department will close County Road 200 East on Monday between County Road 900 North and the Indiana Toll Road for culvert installation.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County week ahead briefs

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September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Healing garden renamed for woman of grace and dignity

Healing garden renamed for woman of grace and dignity

MUNSTER | Wanting to honor the memory of his wife, a who battled cancer with grace and dignity, Jerry Franklin knew the perfect place – one that offers visitors peace and serenity. Thanks to his tribute, the healing garden at the Cancer Resource Centre has be renamed the June Hawk-Franklin G…

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Join 'Divas Down the Runway' at style show

MERRILLVILLE | Beta Rho chapter of Tri Kappa sorority will host its 33rd annual Evening of Elegance Fashion Show, "Divas Down the Runway,” Thursday at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave. Boutiques open at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 7, followed by a style show presented by Chicago…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
Women gather to award $9,900 in grants

Women gather to award $9,900 in grants

LOWELL | The Crown Point Community Foundation held its 11th annual Power of the Purse dinner. Throughout the year, women donate to the Women’s Giving Circle Fund, then gather to help decide which charitable causes will benefit.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA offers before, after school care

Valparaiso Family YMCA offers before, after school care

VALPARAISO | Child Care before and after school can be difficult to find that includes healthy choice for activities, food, homework and a central location. The Valparaiso Family YMCA provides solutions for just those problems. Before School Care includes Northview, Central, Cooks Corner, Me…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illinois Lutheran gets big OT win over Grant Park

SATURDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illinois Lutheran gets big OT win over Grant Park

Illinois Lutheran got a dramatic boys soccer win over Grant Park in Saturday's Rivals Cup Tournament.

September 27, 2014 10:15 pm
SATURDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Shoemaker scores winner as Bulldogs shut out Andrean

SATURDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Shoemaker scores winner as Bulldogs shut out Andrean

Garrett Shoemaker scored the lone goal in the contest as Crown Point posted a 1-0 shutout against Andrean in boys soccer action Saturday.

September 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Hammond woman, 28, killed in E.C. single-vehicle crash

Hammond woman, 28, killed in E.C. single-vehicle crash

EAST CHICAGO | A 28-year-old Hammond woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash late Friday night in East Chicago.

September 27, 2014 6:42 pm
Highland grad at center of air traffic sabotage

Highland grad at center of air traffic sabotage

CHICAGO | The nation's air travel system slowly began to recover Saturday after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a large regional air traffic control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Smashmouth Burgers closes

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Smashmouth Burgers closes

Schererville's Smashmouth Burgers and Pizza, which Times of Northwest Indiana readers voted Best of the Region in 2013, has closed.

September 27, 2014 2:00 pm

S'ville urgent care receives re-certification

SCHERERVILLE | Immediate Care Center-the Doctor is IN, 5521 West Lincoln Highway, Suite 1A, has been re-certified as a Level I urgent care center by the Urgent Care Association of America.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am
FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Mount Carmel routs De La Salle

FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Mount Carmel routs De La Salle

Times No. 2 Mount Carmel scored 28 unanswered second-half points and broke a two-game losing streak with a 49-7 Catholic League crossover win over De La Salle on Friday night at Gately Stadium.

September 26, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Stewart runs Wolves to win at North Newton

Evan Stewart ran 28 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns to lead Boone Grove to a 33-14 road win against North Newton on Friday night.

September 26, 2014 10:30 pm
FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Torres, Wilson score two goals each in Hebron's PCC win

FRIDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Torres, Wilson score two goals each in Hebron's PCC win

Bailee Torres and Mariah Wilson scored two goals each to lead host Hebron to a 6-2 Porter County Conference girls soccer win over Washington Township on Friday.

September 26, 2014 10:00 pm
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