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Dyer chamber holds cornfest Friday and Saturday in park

DYER | The Dyer Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Dyer Cornfest and Family picnic Friday and Saturday at Northgate Park.

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Grocery store in Gary robbed at gunpoint, police report

GARY | Four men robbed a Gary grocery store at gunpoint Monday night, police said.

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Police: 19-year-old arrested after fleeing from officers

GARY | A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday after fleeing from officers who spotted him loitering in front of an abandoned building, police said.

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Woman cut with machete in domestic dispute, police say

GARY | A 55-year-old woman suffered cuts to the inside of her hand Monday after she tried to grab a machete her boyfriend swung at her during an argument, police said.

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Friday is deadline for Covered Bridge Fest vendors to register

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Fairgrounds/Special Olympics Covered Bridge Harvest Fest is accepting vendor applications through Friday for the 8th annual event, set for Sept. 26, 27 and 28 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St. Contact organizers at (219) 661-3071,  lcfgso@yahoo.co…

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Avalon Springs Health Campus to host quarterly caregiver’s day off program

VALPARAISO |  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for a person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, with 80 percent of this care being provided by family caregivers. Additionally, more than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia care…

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Appointments available for free dental exams for qualifying children

LAPORTE | The Indiana University Health LaPorte Dental Center is offering free dental exams to children with no dental insurance. The exam is offered by appointment only at the following times: 8-10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday; 4-6 p.m. Aug. 6; 8-10 a.m. Aug. 7 and 8; 4-6 p.m. Aug. 13.

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Dine at Portage Texas Roadhouse and support Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

PORTAGE | Bring the family to Portage’s Texas Roadhouse, 6130 E. U.S. 6, from 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and help raise money for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. Not only do “kids eat free,” but Texas Roadhouse will donate a portion of pre-tax food sales between those hours for customers …

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Regionally renowned teen vocalist to headline First Friday in the Chapel

Regionally renowned teen vocalist to headline First Friday in the Chapel

LAPORTE | The regionally renowned Shania Povlock will headline First Friday in the Chapel at noon Friday in the IU Health LaPorte Hospital Family Chapel, 1007 Lincolnway. The public is invited to attend this free event.

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Portage High alumni hosts free dinner party, mini concert

PORTAGE | Portage High School student alumni who graduated from 1970 to 1995 are invited to a dinner party and mini concert at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Park. Call Marsha Gibson at (219) 762-1866 for free tickets.

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Chesterton Art Fair features Porter and Lake county artists

Chesterton Art Fair features Porter and Lake county artists

Kathleen Meska, of Merrillville, works at her pottery wheel, preparing a ceramic piece for this weekend's Chesterton Art Fair.

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Corn roast funds scholarships

Corn roast funds scholarships

HIGHLAND | The Highland Rotary Club presents $3,000 in scholarships every year to Highland students through the Highland Dollars for Scholars program. This year's recipients, receiving $500 each, are Jesema Zendejas, Jasmin Anguiano, Gabriela LaMontagna, Todd Peters, Jacob Santos and Ben Van Til.

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Spend a Night Out Against Crime in Munster

Spend a Night Out Against Crime in Munster

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department and Choice Community Council invite all Munster residents to participate in the town's 19th annual National Night Out Against Crime, set for 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Munster Community Pool, 8837 Calumet Ave.

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Writing workshop, dinner and reading planned

HAMMOND | The Indiana Writers’ Consortium and Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education have teamed up to host a second Turn the Knob Adult Creative Writing Workshop from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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Book Brigade issues a call to action

Book Brigade issues a call to action

HAMMOND | What started out as a dream has turned into reality for Books, Brushes & Bands for Education.

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Humane Society to host adoption event, blood drive

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 421 45th St., as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Adoption fees will be waived for EMTs, paramedics and lifeguards.

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Chesterton Art Fair features Porter and Lake county artists

Chesterton Art Fair features Porter and Lake county artists

PORTER | The 56th annual Chesterton Art Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday at Hawthorne Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and the admission charge is $5 per person. Parking is free.

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Runnin’ with the Devils 5K to benefit Tri-Creek students

LOWELL | The eighth annual Runnin’ with the Devils 5K Walk/Run, presented by the 33 RDP Dean A. Frigo Foundation, will step off at 8 a.m. Saturday from Lowell High School, 2051 E. Commercial Ave.

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Crown Point square car cruise temporarily shifting locations

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point car cruise moves locations temporarily to accommodate Lake County Fair traffic.

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Man killed by train in Griffith identified

GRIFFITH | The Lake County coroner's office on Tuesday identified a man found dead on railroad tracks south of 45th Avenue in Griffith.

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False invoice information appears to frame Lake Station mayor

MERRILLVILLE | The lawyer for Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist is calling for further investigation over what he said are attempts to frame his client.

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Teen panhandling with infant faces neglect charges

PORTAGE | A teen mother was taken into custody on child neglect and other charges after police spotted her panhandling Monday afternoon with her baby.

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Teens killed in Harvey crash identified

The Cook County medical examiner's office has released the names of the two teens killed in a crash Sunday in Harvey.

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Woman reports strong-arm robbery in South Haven

SOUTH HAVEN | Porter County police are investigating the report of a strong-arm robbery reported early Tuesday morning.

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Gary man, 41, shot to death in Tolleston neighborhood

Gary man, 41, shot to death in Tolleston neighborhood

GARY | A 41-year-old man was fatally shot Monday inside a business in Gary's Tolleston neighborhood, officials said.

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Excise cops cite 20 people, five businesses outside Pierogi Fest

WHITING | Indiana State Excise Police cited 20 people and five businesses Friday and Saturday outside Pierogi Fest in Whiting.

July 28, 2014 7:45 pm
Two injured in Borman rollover

Two injured in Borman rollover

HAMMOND | A rush hour rollover crash on the Borman Expressway Monday morning sent two people to a local hospital.

July 28, 2014 6:45 pm

73rd Avenue Bridge over I-65 closed for two weeks

MERRILLVILLE | The 73rd Avenue Bridge over Interstate 65 closed Monday for two weeks of repairs and maintenance, Indiana Department of Transportation representatives said.

July 28, 2014 6:27 pm
Cops: Help ID Highland Best Buy robbery suspect

Cops: Help ID Highland Best Buy robbery suspect

HIGHLAND | Highland police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man captured on surveillance video believed to have robbed the Best Buy store there Friday night.

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Man charged with sexual battery at Portage party

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with sexual battery after a party that ended with a fight that spilled out into the street.

July 28, 2014 4:54 pm

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July 28, 2014 3:27 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Breast cancer support Aug. 6

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital will host a support group for Hope & Healing, geared for people coping with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor.

July 28, 2014 2:30 pm

College of Court Reporting cuts tuition for onsite students

HOBART | College of Court Reporting is lowering its tuition for students who attend school onsite full-time.

July 28, 2014 2:06 pm
Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

CHICAGO | Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies, according to local leaders and state officials who oversee a shared procurement process.

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Lowell man charged in Cedar Lake shooting, police say

CEDAR LAKE | A Lowell man was arrested on an attempted murder charge Sunday after a shooting in Cedar Lake that wounded another man, police said.

July 28, 2014 9:54 am
Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Kim Hunt, a health unit coordinator and certified nursing assistant, is the July Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veterans Action Council has announced the selection of a the veteran partner family for the Veterans Build project. The announcement was made at a fundraiser at Oil City baseball field in Whiting.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

DYER | Stardust Bowl and BMO Harris teamed up to host a one-of-a-kind bowling fundraiser to benefit Lake Area United Way. A total of $6,189 was raised during the well-attended event.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Valparaiso seeks letters of interest for an Ethics Commission Member

VALPARAISO | The city’s Ethics Commission is seeking letters of interest for an at-large member. The mission of the City of Valparaiso Ethics Commission is to uphold the highest standards of integrity in city government.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Kathy Jackson named Opportunity Enterprises chief talent officer

Kathy Jackson named Opportunity Enterprises chief talent officer

VALPARAISO | Kathy Jackson has been named the new chief talent officer for Opportunity Enterprises.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Portage roads closed due to paving

PORTAGE | Starting today, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until completed, Reith-Riley will be milling and resurfacing the following streets:

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Portage High alumni dinner party free

PORTAGE | Portage High School student alumni who graduated from 1970 to 1990 are invited to a dinner party at 5 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Park. Call Marsha Gibson at (219) 762-1866 for free tickets.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Valpo sailor went head to head in Korean War

Valpo sailor went head to head in Korean War

Sailor Wray Loney, of Valparaiso, spent most of his time in the head during the Korean War. But then, that was his job.

July 27, 2014 7:30 pm Video Photos

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Two honored for innovative efforts

Two honored for innovative efforts

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.

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Chamber to host Duneland Personified Dinner Tour

CHESTERTON | Public tickets are now on sale to “Experience The Progressive Dinner: Duneland Personified,” the fifth dinner tour to be hosted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Waterbird Banquet Center.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Glamping package part of fundraiser

Glamping package part of fundraiser

CHESTERTON |  In an unlikely pairing, a high-style interior designer and dirt-loving outdoor education center have teamed up to raise money to send deserving kids to camp. Together, they have assembled “The Ultimate Glamping Package.”

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

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July 27, 2014 12:00 am

County Roads 475 West, 450 North closed for paving Monday, Tuesday

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Highway Department and Rieth-Riley Construction will close County Road 475 West (Sedley Road) and County Road 450 North on Monday and Tuesday for asphalt paving.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

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