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Hobart breaks ground for trail

Hobart breaks ground for trail

Hobart leaders look at a map Monday about the Oak Savannah Trail extension project.

April 14, 2014 4:41 pm
Hobart breaks ground for trail

Hobart breaks ground for trail

Mayor Brian Snedecor speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the city's Oak Savannah Trail project.

April 14, 2014 3:51 pm
Groups celebrate fourth year of food assistance program

Groups celebrate fourth year of food assistance program

Volunteers prepare to provide food to residents in need Wednesday during a Pantry on the Go event at American Legion Post 430 in Merrillville.

April 09, 2014 6:45 pm
Groups celebrate fourth year of food assistance program

Groups celebrate fourth year of food assistance program

Arleen Peterson, executive director of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, discusses the Pantry on the Go program.

April 09, 2014 6:30 pm
Groups celebrate fourth year of food assistance program

Groups celebrate fourth year of food assistance program

Dave Furman, executive board member at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and president of Restaurant Management Corp., speaks Wednesday during a presentation about the Pantry on the Go program.

April 09, 2014 6:30 pm
Show provides home improvement advice

Show provides home improvement advice

A variety of vendors participate Saturday in the Lake County Home and Lifestyle Show in Crown Point. The show continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

April 05, 2014 3:00 pm
Hobart mayor wants to build on past success

Hobart mayor wants to build on past success

Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor delivers his State of the City address Wednesday during a City Council meeting.

February 19, 2014 7:53 pm
Official: Inspection might have prevented tragic Hammond fire

Official: Inspection might have prevented tragic Hammond fire

HAMMOND | Had city officials been given an opportunity to inspect the rental house at 644 Sibley St. prior to the fatal fire Wednesday night, the residence likely would have been declared uninhabitable.

January 10, 2014 9:36 pm Photos

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Three young children killed in Hammond fire

Three young children killed in Hammond fire

HAMMOND | Space heaters being used in a home without heat are believed to have caused a Wednesday night house fire that killed three young children, officials said.

January 09, 2014 6:53 pm Video Photos

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Children receive free haircuts at Gary church

Children receive free haircuts at Gary church

Carter Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Mighty Sharp Barbershop offered free haircuts Monday to local children.

December 30, 2013 3:22 pm
Children receive free haircuts at Gary church

Children receive free haircuts at Gary church

Carter Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Mighty Sharp Barbershop offered free haircuts Monday to local children.

December 30, 2013 3:22 pm
Children receive free haircuts at Gary church

Children receive free haircuts at Gary church

Carter Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Mighty Sharp Barbershop offered free haircuts Monday to local children.

December 30, 2013 3:21 pm
Jeremy Blue convicted of murder

Jeremy Blue convicted of murder

CROWN POINT | Jurors deliberated 20 minutes Friday before convicting Jeremy Blue on all counts in the murder of a Merrillville store clerk during an armed robbery last year.

November 15, 2013 3:45 pm
SWAT team obtains armored vehicle

SWAT team obtains armored vehicle

A newly acquired armored vehicle will be used by the Northwest Regional SWAT team in rescue situations. The vehicle costs $412,000, but the SWAT team received it at no cost.

November 02, 2013 10:15 pm
SWAT team obtains armored vehicle

SWAT team obtains armored vehicle

A newly acquired armored vehicle will be used by the Northwest Regional SWAT team in rescue situations. The vehicle has a $412,000 price tag, but the SWAT team received it at no cost thanks to a federal program that provides surplus military equipment to law enforcement.

November 02, 2013 10:19 am
SWAT team obtains armored vehicle

SWAT team obtains armored vehicle

A newly acquired armored vehicle will be used by the Northwest Regional SWAT team in rescue situations. The vehicle has a $412,000 price tag, but the SWAT team received it at no cost through a federal program involving surplus military equipment.

November 02, 2013 10:19 am
Shops on Main on schedule for opening in March

Shops on Main on schedule for opening in March

Construction crews are working on the entrances to Shops on Main in Schererville. The first stores in the shopping center are expected to open in March.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
Major construction projects taking shape in NWI

Major construction projects taking shape in NWI

Construction crews work on the entrances to Shops on Main in Schererville in October. Retail projects also are returning to Northwest Indiana, including the $112 million Shops on Main project.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
Merrillville Fire Department hosts open house

Merrillville Fire Department hosts open house

Merrillville firefighter Perry Herzog, right, explains auto extrication equipment used by the Fire Department during an open house Wednesday. Extrication demonstrations were among the activities during the event, which commemorated the one-year anniversary of the town swearing in its first f…

October 09, 2013 6:29 pm
Merrillville Fire Department hosts open house

Merrillville Fire Department hosts open house

Merrillville Deputy Fire Chief Jim Lilley and his daughter Mikenzie Lilley demonstrate an aerial truck during the Fire Department's open house Wednesday night. Visitors participated in many activities, including riding in firetrucks.

October 09, 2013 6:30 pm
M'ville facility could be finished in December

M'ville facility could be finished in December

Construction of Merrillville's stormwater resource center continues. The project is on pace for completion in early December.

October 02, 2013 2:24 pm
Meals on Wheels delivers 6 millionth meal

Meals on Wheels delivers 6 millionth meal

Merrillville resident Gloria Olesen receives the 6 millionth meal delivered by Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana.

September 26, 2013 6:30 pm
Meals on Wheels delivers 6 millionth meal

Meals on Wheels delivers 6 millionth meal

Gloria Olesen, of Merrillville, receives the 6 millionth meal delivered by Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana on Thursday.

September 26, 2013 6:30 pm
World Trade Center beam installed at S'ville memorial

World Trade Center beam installed at S'ville memorial

A beam from a World Trade Center tower is mounted at the town's 9/11 memorial.

September 04, 2013 11:28 am
World Trade Center beam installed at S'ville memorial

World Trade Center beam installed at S'ville memorial

A beam from a World Trade Center tower is mounted at the town's 9/11 memorial.

September 04, 2013 11:28 am
World Trade Center beam installed at S'ville memorial

World Trade Center beam installed at S'ville memorial

A beam from a World Trade Center tower is mounted at the town's 9/11 memorial.

September 04, 2013 11:28 am
World Trade Center beam installed at S'ville memorial

World Trade Center beam installed at S'ville memorial

A beam from a World Trade Center tower is mounted at the town's 9/11 memorial.

September 04, 2013 11:29 am
Donnelly commends company for veterans programs

Donnelly commends company for veterans programs

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., speaks with a Home Depot employee Wednesday afternoon. Donnelly was in Hobart Wednesday as part of his Serving Those Who Serve tour.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am
Donnelly commends company for veterans programs

Donnelly commends company for veterans programs

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., meets with a Home Depot employee at the store. Donnelly was in Hobart Wednesday as part of his Serving Those Who Serve tour.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am
Artist donates two pictures of Town Hall to Merrillville

Artist donates two pictures of Town Hall to Merrillville

Artist De-Vante Mosby poses with two pictures he created of Merrillville Town Hall. Mosby on Tuesday donated the artworks to the town.

August 14, 2013 1:43 pm
Lake County Fair set to open this week

Lake County Fair set to open this week

Trailers carrying rides are parked at the Lake County Fairgrounds. The fair opens with a preview night Thursday and continues through Aug. 11.

July 29, 2013 3:27 pm
Merrillville breaks ground for stormwater facility

Merrillville breaks ground for stormwater facility

A sign stands on the property where Merrillville's future stormwater resource center will be built.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am
Merrillville breaks ground for stormwater facility

Merrillville breaks ground for stormwater facility

Merrillville Stormwater Utility Executive Director Matt Lake, right, talks Wednesday about the utility's new resource center at 7404 Broadway. After years of planning, the building could be finished by December.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am
Merrillville breaks ground for stormwater facility

Merrillville breaks ground for stormwater facility

Merrillville officials pose during a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the Stormwater Utility's new resource center on Broadway.

July 25, 2013 12:00 am
Merrillville Town Hall improvements nearly complete

Merrillville Town Hall improvements nearly complete

Workers from Landmark Sign prepare to install a new sign outside Merrillville Town Hall.

July 19, 2013 12:07 pm
Merrillville Town Hall improvements nearly complete

Merrillville Town Hall improvements nearly complete

New signs sit on trailers outside Merrillville Town Hall. Installation of the signs will wrap up an improvement project at the facility at 7820 Broadway.

July 19, 2013 12:07 pm
Merrillville Town Hall improvements nearly complete

Merrillville Town Hall improvements nearly complete

A new sign with a digital message feature was installed near Broadway at Merrillville Town Hall. The message feature will make it easier for Merrillville to announce programs and events, officials said.

July 19, 2013 12:07 pm
Food drive to benefit at-risk E.C. kids

Food drive to benefit at-risk E.C. kids

Chanda Dixon, center, of the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, talks Monday during an event announcing a food drive conducted by Jak's Warehouse and Strack & Van Til. The donations will go to at-risk students participating in the food bank's Hope Project in East Chicago.

July 09, 2013 12:00 am
Food drive to benefit at-risk E.C. kids

Food drive to benefit at-risk E.C. kids

A Jak's Warehouse employee looks inside donation bins Monday during an event announcing a food drive for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's Hope Project. The drive, which runs until July 21, is sponsored by Strack & Van Til and Jak's Warehouse.

July 09, 2013 12:00 am
M'ville girl begins annual fundraiser for Riley hospital

M'ville girl begins annual fundraiser for Riley hospital

Hailey Perryman, of Merrillville, pulls her wagon behind a Merrillville firetruck Monday to collect donations for Riley Hospital for Children. Following the walk, Perryman opened her Kool-Aid stand at Merrillville Fire Station No. 2 to generate more donations for the hospital.

July 08, 2013 6:30 pm
M'ville girl begins annual fundraiser for Riley hospital

M'ville girl begins annual fundraiser for Riley hospital

Hailey Perryman, of Merrillville, pulls her wagon behind a Merrillville firetruck Monday to collect donations for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Perryman also will operate a Kool-Aid stand at Merrillville Fire Station No. 2 until Friday to raise money for the hospital.

July 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Man wanted in two restaurant robberies crashes car during pursuit

A man accused in crimes at two local restaurants allegedly injured an elderly woman while taking her purse, knocked the woman's husband to the ground and later crashed a car during a chase with Merrillville police.

June 05, 2013 6:54 pm
Police: M'ville officer shot attacker

Police: M'ville officer shot attacker

MERRILLVILLE | An off-duty Merrillville officer shot a truck driver Monday afternoon after the driver attacked the officer outside Planned Parenthood in the 8600 block of Connecticut Street, police said.

May 20, 2013 4:58 pm Photos

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Police: Truck driver shot by M'ville officer

Police: Truck driver shot by M'ville officer

Police work Monday at the Planned Parenthood office in Merrillville after an officer-involved shooting. Police said a semi driver attacked the officer after the cop wrote the driver citations for being illegally parked in the agency’s lot.

May 20, 2013 4:51 pm
Fires destroy Lake Dale home, damage S'ville residence

Fires destroy Lake Dale home, damage S'ville residence

Firefighters from multiple communities responded to two residential fires Thursday afternoon in Cedar Creek Township and Schererville.

April 04, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Fires destroy Lake Dale home, damage S'ville residence

Fires destroy Lake Dale home, damage S'ville residence

Fire officials work near the scene of a fire Thursday at 529 Meadow Ridge Drive in Schererville. No one was home at the time of the blaze.

April 04, 2013 3:39 pm
Fires destroy Lake Dale home, damage S'ville residence

Fires destroy Lake Dale home, damage S'ville residence

Police and fire officials work at the scene of a house fire Thursday at 529 Meadow Ridge Drive in Schererville. The cause of the fire wasn't immediately determined.

April 04, 2013 3:37 pm
New projects expected to bring jobs to M'ville

New projects expected to bring jobs to M'ville

Town leaders and officials from Christopher B. Burke Engineering broke ground last August for the Taft Street drainage project in Merrillville

February 24, 2013 12:00 am

Dawn Food Products looks to consolidate in M'ville

MERRILLVILLE | Dawn Food Products has plans to consolidate its Crown Point and Munster facilities into one distribution center in Merrillville.

January 22, 2013 10:00 pm
Gary teacher nominated for Drum Major Award

Gary teacher nominated for Drum Major Award

Ann West-Walker, a Gary educator, has been nominated for the Drum Major Award, which is presented by the Gary Frontiers Service Club during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast.

January 16, 2013 3:50 pm
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