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Five manhole covers stolen in Lowell; police seeking tips

LOWELL | Lowell police report five manhole covers have been stolen recently throughout the town.

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2 Illiana Christian students named National Merit semifinalists

LANSING | Illiana Christian High School announced Wednesday that seniors Stephanie Rietveld, of Crown Point, and Sam Vant Hoff, of South Holland, were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

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Second-graders enjoy surprise visit

Second-graders enjoy surprise visit

CROWN POINT | Spike Albrecht paid a visit to his alma mater recently before heading to Ann Arbor for his junior year at the University of Michigan.

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Writers host weekend of events for authors

Writers host weekend of events for authors

The Indiana Writers’ Consortium will host its Creative Writing Conference from 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Merrillville. At the networking dinner, award-winning fiction writer Barbara Shoup, author of seven novels and executive director of the Indiana Writers Center in I…

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Vendors must apply by today for Hobart Tri Kappa style show space

HOBART | Today is the deadline for vendors interested in participating in Hobart Tri Kappa's annual Style Show and Bazaar, to be held Nov. 9 at Avalon Manor. This event is the Hobart chapter's main fundraiser and includes a style show, dinner, bountiful basket raffles, and unique vendors cho…

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Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

Time Out For Reading set for 10 a.m. Friday

Everyone in Northwest Indiana is welcome to join thousands of children and adults in Lake, Porter, Jasper, LaPorte, Newton, Pulaski and Starke counties at 10 a.m. Friday and put their noses in a book during the 12th annual Time Out for Reading event co-sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Lite…

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Bellaboo's hosts a month full of harvest time activities

LAKE STATION | An Autumn Harvest Celebration will be hosted today through Oct. 26) at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, sponsored by www.HarvestTymeFun.com. All activities are included in the regular admission fee. This schedule will feature  My-Size Mini Maze, Chalkboard Pumpkins, Giant…

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Career day planned today at Munster High

MUNSTER | Munster High School is conducting a Career & College Readiness Fair today for its students.

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Calumet Region to celebrate Polish-American Heritage Month

Polish-American Heritage Month celebration is set for Sunday in the Calumet Region.

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Signage on the bike trail helps promote new Griffith

Signage on the bike trail helps promote new Griffith

GRIFFITH | When Ball State University conducted a planning session in Griffith in 2011, the bike trail that ran through from Colfax to 45th Avenue was listed as one of the most underutilized assets within the town limits.

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TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Calumet's Zimmer honored by Colts

TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Calumet's Zimmer honored by Colts

Calumet football coach Ivan Zimmer has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week. Zimmer earned the honor after the Warriors picked up the sixth straight win, 45-30 over Lake Station.

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TUESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Bloom Twp. edges Crete-Monee in shortened match

TUESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Bloom Twp. edges Crete-Monee in shortened match

Alex Segoviano scored twice to give the Bloom Township boys soccer team a 2-1 Southland Athletic Conference win over Crete-Monee on Tuesday.

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Gary man accused of beating woman in two-hour attack

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was charged Monday after police said he strangled a woman and held her for two hours Saturday while he beat her, court records show.

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Frank Hammond Elementary one of 8 Indiana Blue Ribbon schools

Munster's Frank H. Hammond Elementary School is one of eight Indiana schools recognized Tuesday as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014.

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Man, teen accused in armed robbery of pizza and cookies

GARY | An 18-year-old man is accused of robbing at gunpoint a man for his pizza and cookies. 

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Cops: Drugs, dirty conditions prompt two arrests at Valpo homeless shelter

VALPARAISO | Two children were placed in custody of the Department of Child Services after police found drugs and dirty conditions inside their mother's apartment at a Valparaiso homeless shelter.

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Times boys tennis top 10

Times boys tennis top 10

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Sen. Mrvan incorrectly identified

Frank Mrvan is a Democratic state senator from Hammond. A story in some Sunday editions identfiied him as a former state senator.

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Porter County board position to be filled in October

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has a board position that needs to be filled in October.

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Portage Fire Department to hold open house Saturday

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Prevention Open House from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 4 at Portage Fire Station 1, 3401 Swanson Road.

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Chesterton store scammed out of $500

CHESTERTON | A Chesterton grocery store was scammed out of nearly $500 by a quick change artist on Saturday.

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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. 

September 30, 2014 12:05 am

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.

September 30, 2014 12:05 am

Gary home invasion suspect identified from photo lineup

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

September 30, 2014 12:05 am
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

September 29, 2014 11:00 pm
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.

September 29, 2014 10:00 pm

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.

September 29, 2014 9:01 pm
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.

September 29, 2014 6:45 pm

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.

September 29, 2014 6:20 pm
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.

September 29, 2014 6:15 pm

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.  

September 29, 2014 5:58 pm

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.

September 29, 2014 5:49 pm

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September 29, 2014 5:49 pm

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.

September 29, 2014 5:45 pm
Times girls volleyball top 10

Times girls volleyball top 10

(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

September 29, 2014 5:00 pm

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.

September 29, 2014 4:51 pm
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.

September 29, 2014 3:57 pm
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
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