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Rollover closes I-394 at Sauk Trail

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A rolled over semi trailer had all lanes of northbound Interstate 394 closed Thursday morning at Sauk Trail, police said.

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Director takes ‘Prisoners’ with Neil Simon play

Director takes ‘Prisoners’ with Neil Simon play

Stephen Sienicki, who is making his Memorial Opera House directorial debut with “The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue,” is as much of a fan of his venue as he is of Neil Simon’s dark comedy.

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C.P. Legion Auxiliary 20 hosts Hawaiian luau on Saturday

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point  American Legion Auxiliary Unit 20 hosts a Hawaiian luau from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Legion, 1401 N. Main St.

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Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk benefits Challenger Learning Center

Blast off with the Space Race 5K Run & 2K Walk this Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the campus of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. 

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Pipeline company donate nozzles to firefighters

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Fire Department recently received a donation of three Task Force Tips Blitzfire oscillating monitors from Marathon Pipeline LLC.

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Diary tells of WWI from the homefront in Whiting

(Editor' note: This is the second part of a column about the newly-discovered diary of a 1914-18 Whiting High School student.)

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Firemen in a boat work with a man with a stalled vehicle in the 5300 block of Buchanan Street, Merrillville, during the severe flooding that took place in northwest Indiana in mid-September of 2008 in this photo by Times photographer Tony V. Martin. Days of steady rain caused flooding and ev…

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New elementary school offers aftercare program at youthclub

GARY | Mosaic Community School has opened an elementary school serving grades K-2 for the 2014-15 school year with plans to offer additional grades each subsequent year with a high-quality curriculum, positive school culture with an integration of the arts. Mosaic offer students an active, i…

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Lake County Government Center

Lake County Government Center

The courthouse at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point.

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Veterans garden established at The Salvation Army

EAST CHICAGO | A Veterans Memorial Garden has been established at The Salvation Army Corps Building in East Chicago, made possible by a partnership with The Salvation Army and Home Depot in Hammond for the space and location, as well as support from the East Chicago: My Garden Grant sponsore…

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A few years down the road

Well, I attended one of those events that marks a seminal moment in one’s life.

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South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

South Shore Arts will begin its fall term of classes the week of Oct. 6 at its locations in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond.

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Newly formed GSU Chorale announces season

UNIVERSITY PARK | The 130-voice Governors State University Concert Chorale, under the direction of Albert M. Jackson, has announced their 2014-2015 season. The group, which operated for the past 16 seasons under the name South Suburban Chorale, recently moved to GSU.

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Lansing native loves his community and works to preserve its history

Lansing native loves his community and works to preserve its history

During his lifetime, Paul Schultz has witnessed the Village of Lansing grow from 2,000 residents to nearly 30,000. As president of the Lansing Historical Society, his mission is to collect and preserve the community's history.

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More volunteers need for Pack-A-Thon event

VALPARAISO | Opportunity Enterprises is still seeking volunteers for its annual Pack-A-Thon event.

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Tap Action for Autism fundraiser set for Saturday

GRIFFITH | Innovations in Learning, in Merrillville, will co-host a beer tasting fundraiser Saturday with local business owner Joan Austgen, of Bone Dry Bar & Grill in Highland.

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H-F to present fall play 'Eurydice' Sept. 26 and 27

FLOSSMOOR | Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School will present its fall play, "Eurydice," the last weekend in September.

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Soundscapes brings cultures together

Soundscapes brings cultures together

VALPARAISO | South Shore Orchestra will celebrate the beginning of its 10th season as Valparaiso’s community orchestra with this concert season dedicated to "Imagine."

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50 Fit & Fabulous to benefit the Valparaiso Family YMCA annual Community Assistance Campaign

50 Fit & Fabulous to benefit the Valparaiso Family YMCA annual Community Assistance Campaign

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Family YMCA's annual 50 Fit & Fabulous style show begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Old Town Banquet Center, 711 Calumet Ave.

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EDITORIAL: Lake County blowing through surplus

EDITORIAL: Lake County blowing through surplus

Let's get this straight. The Lake County Council approved a big 1.5 percent local income tax and the county still says it doesn't have enough money to meet current needs?

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Fill the Boot

Fill the Boot

VALPARAISO | Ralph Jackson, left, of Chesterton, makes a donation to Valparaiso Firefighters Jason Sutherland, center, and Scott Hansen Wednesday morning at Town & Country Market in Valparaiso. The Fill the Boot donations will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters will b…

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Turkey shoots raise money for veteran causes

CROWN POINT | Crown Point American Legion Post 20 holds its fall turkey shoots from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends through October.

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Chesterton holds on to beat Lake Central in shootout

CHESTERTON | Jameson Sensibaugh waited on the sidelines for weeks for the chance to contribute for the Times No. 1 Chesterton boys soccer team.

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WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Reif, Frey lead balanced attack in shutout win for Wheeler

WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Reif, Frey lead balanced attack in shutout win for Wheeler

Katie Reif registered a hat trick in goals and Kelley Frey had one with assists on Wednesday in Wheeler's 9-0 blowout victory over Westville in girls soccer.

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Vikings upset No. 2 Bulldogs in boys soccer

Vikings upset No. 2 Bulldogs in boys soccer

VALPARAISO | As defending state champions, Crown Point has the proverbial target on its back.

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Officers begin hostage rescue training at Gary airport

Officers begin hostage rescue training at Gary airport

GARY | Fourteen officers ran from the wing of the Bowing 737 aircraft through the plane’s emergency doors, sweeping through the narrow aisles, their firearms at the ready.

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Morgan Twp. rolls over Whiting in volleyball tilt

MORGAN TWP. | Matt Bien was worried his Morgan Township volleyball team would not have its usually energy against Whiting because the Cherokees were playing their third match in as many nights.

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Hobart's Willie Prieto

Hobart's Willie Prieto

Hobart's Willie Prieto clears the ball away from his team's goal against Munster's Austin Andello during Wednesday's match.

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Hobart's Matt Plesac

Hobart's Matt Plesac

Hobart's Matt Plesac holds off the attack by Munster's Brett Kaufmann to allow goalkeeper K.J. Haluska to pick up the ball during Wednesday's match at Munster.

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Hobart goalkeeper K.J. Haluska

Hobart goalkeeper K.J. Haluska

Hobart goalkeeper K.J. Haluska makes a save during Wednesday's game against Munster.

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Munster's David Ortega

Munster's David Ortega

Munster's David Ortega passes around Hobart's Todd Burns to teammate Max Lawson during Wednesday's game at Munster.

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A total of 27 officers from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan trained Wednesday with the Indiana SWAT Officers Association on Wednesday at Gary Airport.

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Officers train under retired FBI SWAT leader Chuck Smith at the Gary Airport Wednesday to handle emergency situations on an aircraft. They will train on a Southshore train and a Gary bus today.

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NFL INSIDER: Bucs vs. Falcons

Tampa Bay (0-2) at Atlanta (1-1)

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Scouting the 2014 girls golf sectionals

Kankakee Valley

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Officials outline plans for U.S. 20 improvements in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Plans to reconstruct U.S. 20 across much of Michigan City was outlined Wednesday.

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Times boys tennis top 10

Times boys tennis top 10

(Previous rankings in parentheses. NR = not rated.)

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Portone leads Munster past Hobart with second-half rally

Portone leads Munster past Hobart with second-half rally

MUNSTER | Munster coach Jim Prasopoulos sometimes doesn't even know what version of his team will show up.

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Man robbed by 3 after he let them in his home, Gary police say

GARY | A 28-year-old man let three people he didn't know very well into his home Monday and they robbed him, Gary police said.

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Crown Point's Jackson Kershaw blocks Valparaiso's Alec Rittgers

Crown Point's Jackson Kershaw blocks Valparaiso's Alec Rittgers

Crown Point's Jackson Kershaw blocks Valparaiso's Alec Rittgers from the ball Wednesday.

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Valparaiso's Nicholas Pontrelli, right, and Crown Point's Michael Tanchevski collide Wednesday night.

Valparaiso's Nicholas Pontrelli, right, and Crown Point's Michael Tanchevski collide Wednesday night.

Valparaiso's Nicholas Pontrelli, right, and Crown Point's Michael Tanchevski collide Wednesday night.

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Valparaiso's Nicholas Pontrelli defends Crown Point's Michael Tanchevski on Wednesday night.

Valparaiso's Nicholas Pontrelli defends Crown Point's Michael Tanchevski on Wednesday night.

Valparaiso's Nicholas Pontrelli defends Crown Point's Michael Tanchevski on Wednesday night.

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Valparaiso's Baker Harris tries to keep Crown Point's Jackson Kershaw away from the ball

Valparaiso's Baker Harris tries to keep Crown Point's Jackson Kershaw away from the ball

Valparaiso's Baker Harris tries to keep Crown Point's Jackson Kershaw away from the ball Wednesday night.

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Valparaiso's Alec Rittgers passes the ball between the legs of Crown Point's Michael Tanchevski

Valparaiso's Alec Rittgers passes the ball between the legs of Crown Point's Michael Tanchevski

Valparaiso's Alec Rittgers passes the ball between the legs of Crown Point's Michael Tanchevski on Wednesday night.

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Valparaiso's Anthony Carpenter looks to stop Crown Point's Fernando Barajas' advancement

Valparaiso's Anthony Carpenter looks to stop Crown Point's Fernando Barajas' advancement

Valparaiso's Anthony Carpenter looks to stop Crown Point's Fernando Barajas' advancement Wednesday night.

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Crown Point keeper Connor Keaveney grabs the ball before Valparaiso's Alec Rittgers

Crown Point keeper Connor Keaveney grabs the ball before Valparaiso's Alec Rittgers

Crown Point keeper Connor Keaveney grabs the ball before Valparaiso's Alec Rittgers could get a shot off.

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Crown Point's Garret Shoemaker tries to control a header as Valparaiso's Jarod Bradley

Crown Point's Garret Shoemaker tries to control a header as Valparaiso's Jarod Bradley

Crown Point's Garret Shoemaker tries to control a header as Valparaiso's Jarod Bradley defends Wednesday.

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Valparaiso's Ryan Rospond, left, and Crown Point's Jackson Kershaw chase

Valparaiso's Ryan Rospond, left, and Crown Point's Jackson Kershaw chase

Valparaiso's Ryan Rospond, left, and Crown Point's Jackson Kershaw chase after the ball Wednesday.

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Crown Point's Fernando Barajas, right, battles for possession with Valparaiso's Nicholas Pontrelli

Crown Point's Fernando Barajas, right, battles for possession with Valparaiso's Nicholas Pontrelli

Crown Point's Fernando Barajas, right, battles for possession with Valparaiso's Nicholas Pontrelli on Wednesday.

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LaCrosse’s Bailey is a golf team of one

LaCrosse’s Bailey is a golf team of one

Practice takes many different forms for LaCrosse golfer Lauren Bailey.

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