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Gary police chief resigns

Gary police chief resigns

Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram speaks to media during a May press conference. Ingram resigned his post last week, officials said Monday. 

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Shot in the arm: foreign exchange students not immune from health requirements

Shot in the arm: foreign exchange students not immune from health requirements

Foreign exchange students are required to meet Indiana state immunization requirements in order to attend class here.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Michigan City East Pier Light house

Michigan City East Pier Light house

Michigan City's East Pier Lighthouse, a 110-year-old steel and concrete structure, is one of the few on the Great Lakes still in possession of its original ironwork raised walkway.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Calls of tiger on the loose in Gary prompt police search

Calls of tiger on the loose in Gary prompt police search

Pearl, a white tiger that belonged to the late Gary tattoo artist Roy Boy Cooper, relaxes at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Ind. in 2010. The USDA removed the big cat and three other tigers from Roy Boy's The Badlands tattoo parlor after they were found in ill health.

July 25, 2014 1:41 pm
Calls of tiger on the loose in Gary prompt police search

Calls of tiger on the loose in Gary prompt police search

Pearl, a white tiger that belonged to the late Gary tattoo artist Roy Boy Cooper, relaxes at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Ind. in 2010. The USDA removed the big cat and three other tigers from Roy Boy's The Badlands tattoo parlor after they were found in ill health.

July 25, 2014 12:34 pm
New law limits abortion doc's Gary practice

New law limits abortion doc's Gary practice

The Indiana State Department of Health has notified Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a local abortion doctor, he cannot perform abortions at a Gary clinic, because he failed to submit documentation proving hospital admitting privileges, which is required by a new state law.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
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Valparaiso University students walk past the University Chapel of the Resurrection on campus.

July 24, 2014 10:09 am
Portage's Lakefront and Riverwalk gave rebirth to industrial land

Portage's Lakefront and Riverwalk gave rebirth to industrial land

The pavilion at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore  sits on a dune above Lake Michigan. The park site was opened in 2009 and has been called the poster child for the Marquette Plan.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
Railroad tracks at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Railroad tracks at Gary/Chicago International Airport

The expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport's main runway remains stalled by the failure of railroads to agree on terms for use of relocated tracks built at the public's expense.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Arlene Ramos leads practice

Arlene Ramos leads practice

St. Francis de Sales volleyball coach Arlene Ramos, center, will coach one more year at the school. She was asked to return after retiring last season. This will be her 11th year as head coach.

July 22, 2014 7:07 pm
NWI construction

NWI construction

Manufacturing representative and instructor Mike Murphy from Honeywell Safety sets up safety harnesses last year at the Construction Advancement Foundation safety facility. A study found Northwest Indiana's union construction industry has nearly 15 times fewer accidents than the national rate.

July 22, 2014 12:04 am
Michigan City Generating Station

Michigan City Generating Station

NIPSCO's Michigan City Generating Station converts coal and natural gas to raw energy.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
NIPSCO -Michigan City aerial

NIPSCO -Michigan City aerial

NIPSCO's tower is often mistaken for a nuclear reactor, but is actually a hyperboloid cooling tower used to process clean coal.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
NIPSCO Water Cooling tower 2

NIPSCO Water Cooling tower 2

The NIPSCO cooling tower, under construction in 1972, has recently been adapted to remove up to 90 percent of sulfuric oxide emissions.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
We are the World

We are the World

Highland All Stars manager Terry Pierce congratulates Lauren Wilson after their team won the 10U division of the NSA "B" North World Series held two years ago in Northwest Indiana. The Series returns to the region for the fourth time in eight years.

July 18, 2014 10:00 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 17: Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan both defines and sustains us. It was formed by glaciers moving more than 1 million years ago across the Midwest, carving vast gauges in their paths. The massive trenches eventually filled will water from the melted glaciers.

July 18, 2014 1:32 pm
Dillinger Museum escaping to Crown Point

Dillinger Museum escaping to Crown Point

Photographs and artifacts fill the John Dillinger Museum at the Indiana Welcome Center, home to the South Shore Convention and Visitors Center, in Hammond. The SSCVA Board of Directors on Thursday approved an eight-year contract to move the museum to the Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown P…

July 17, 2014 5:41 pm
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4-H junior leader Brooke Sauter holds up a brown butter pumpkin spice cake for auction on Saturday during the 2013 Taste of 4-H Food Auction at the Porter County Fair.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Valparaiso resident Sydney Clark holds her champion duck during the poultry portion of the 4-H Celebration Sale at the 2013 Porter County Fair.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Carter Stoner, 9, pushes his champion bronze turkey around the ring to be auctioned during the poultry portion of 4-H Celebration Sale at the 2013 Porter County Fair.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Stetson Herzog leads his grand champion barrow pig around the show floor to be auctioned during the 4-H Celebration Sale at the 2013 Porter County Fair.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Longtime former 4-H member and current volunteer Kara Moon, far left, works as a clerk during an auction at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point as part of her job as Kraft Auction Services Marketing Manager. “The main reason I continue to volunteer is because I want to help give young…

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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Porter County Fair Queen Britta Ringas reacts to her win during the 2013 Porter County Fair Queen Pageant at the Porter County Fairgrounds.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Steve Balash, Hobart wrestling/football coach

Steve Balash, Hobart wrestling/football coach

Steve Balash is a long-time coaching fixture in the football and wrestling programs at Hobart.

July 15, 2014 3:06 pm
Pierre Thomas camp

Pierre Thomas camp

T.F. South grad and New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas works on blocking with a young participant at his recent football camp.

July 14, 2014 6:04 pm
Hoosier Bat

Hoosier Bat

Hoosier Bat Co. owner Debbie Cook holds one of the bats they make with their signature three stripes at their facility in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2014 4:56 pm
Porter Memorial Hospital demolition

Porter Memorial Hospital demolition

The emergency room entrance of the former Porter Memorial Hospital crumbles during the 2013 demolition of the building on LaPorte Avenue in Valparaiso.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

Northwest Indiana Regional Development funds helped pay for The Pavilion at Wolf Lake in Hammond.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
John Dillinger's wooden gun

John Dillinger's wooden gun

The John Dillinger Museum's most valuable relic is the original wooden colt pistol said to have been carved from wood by Dillinger and used to make his escape from the Crown Point jail on March 3, 1934.

July 08, 2014 6:17 pm
9-1-1 Slugfest knockout

9-1-1 Slugfest knockout

A referee stops the fight after Munster police officer Erik Holloway is knocked out by Hammond firefighter Jeremy Patton during the inaugural 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center.

July 08, 2014 4:16 pm
9-1-1 Slugfest at Hammond Civic Center

9-1-1 Slugfest at Hammond Civic Center

Hammond firefighter and retired boxer Jack Callahan talks with fans at last April's 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center.

July 07, 2014 7:49 pm
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Some of the produce that is grown with the Portage Community Garden.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
Garden plots available

Garden plots available

Community gardens like this one are a great way to promote healthy living while helping a great cause.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes

July 04, 2014 1:58 pm
Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects

Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects

Telling the tale of the South Shore in 100 objects.

July 04, 2014 2:02 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 1: The dunes

July 04, 2014 1:57 pm
Pizza

Pizza

Rather than deep dish, true Chicago pizza has a thin crust and is cut into squares.

July 03, 2014 1:46 pm
Mt. Carmel's Bryce Brill celebrates his win.

Mt. Carmel's Bryce Brill celebrates his win.

Mount Carmel's Bryce Brill celebrates his win during the 2014 Class 3A, 152-pound championship match at the University of Illinois' State Farm Center.

July 02, 2014 9:22 pm
Community banks

Community banks

Munster-based Peoples Bank, whose headquarters are shown here, acquired Hammond's First Federal Savings and Loan Association, which was one-twentieth of its size and was looking for a buyer as long-time president and CEO John Freyek neared retirement. Peoples Bank has stayed in business for …

July 02, 2014 5:32 pm
Community banks

Community banks

At one time, Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties were home to 51 independent community banks. Today, just eight remain, including Merrillville-based Centier Bank.

July 02, 2014 5:26 pm
Crete-Monee's Omari Stringer

Crete-Monee's Omari Stringer

Crete-Monee's Omari Stringer returns an interception for a touchdown during the 2012 IHSA Class 6A playoffs. Stringer has committed to play at Indiana University.

July 01, 2014 6:52 pm
Lake County property tax sale

Lake County property tax sale

Bob Golding, of Munster bids on a propterty during the 2009 tax sale at the Lake County Government Center. Since then, tax-delinquent properties have been sold online.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County Jail

Lake County Jail

Students are given a tour of the Lake County Jail. Securing voting rights for inmates is now under discussion.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
The South Shore in 100 Objects: Shoe Corner

The South Shore in 100 Objects: Shoe Corner

The South Shore in 100 Objects: Shoe Corner

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Zerell Jackson, Bloom Trail

Zerell Jackson, Bloom Trail

Bloom Township's Zerell Jackson played football and basketball for Bloom Township. He was a Bloom Trail student. Football is at Bloom Trail and basketball was at Bloom.

June 28, 2014 8:40 pm
Thornton Fractional North and South high schools combine in several sports

Thornton Fractional North and South high schools combine in several sports

Thornton Fractional girls soccer players celebrate a  shootuot win over Eisenhower. Thornton Fractional North and South high schools combine in several sports, including boys and girls soccer.

June 28, 2014 7:41 pm
Illinos Lutheran baseball is state champs

Illinos Lutheran baseball is state champs

Illinois Lutheran won the Class 1A state baseball title June 7 in Peoria.

June 26, 2014 6:57 pm
Jerry Verde, Crete state football champs

Jerry Verde, Crete state football champs

Jerry Verde, right, and the 2012 Crete Monee football team won the Class 6A title. Verde, now the coach at Marian Catholic, is opposed to separating public and private schools in the state tournament.

June 26, 2014 6:49 pm
Niki Quasney, of Munster

Niki Quasney, of Munster

Munster resident Niki Quasney speaks about her experiences with BRCA1, her prophylactic mastectomy, and her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer in 2013 in the dining room of her home. She and her partner, Amy Sandler, want their Massachusetts marriage recognized on her death certificate.

June 25, 2014 3:41 pm
Court srikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional

Court srikes down Indiana ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional

Munster resident Niki Quasney speaks last year about her ongoing battle with ovarian cancer as her partner, Amy Sandler, and daughter, Asher, stand nearby. Quasney and Sandler want their Massachusetts marriage recognized on Quasney's death certificate.

June 25, 2014 3:41 pm
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