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Munster wants time to study clubhouse repairs

MUNSTER | Town officials want a little more time to study the options available to repair the Centennial Park Clubhouse.

October 14, 2014 7:00 pm

Texas man to make restitution in accident-fraud scheme

HAMMOND | A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a Grand Prairie, Texas man indicted in a local insurance fraud scam to repay more than $58,000 in ill-gotten gains.

October 14, 2014 4:04 pm
Veteran Lake Central teacher Clark receives national VFW award

Veteran Lake Central teacher Clark receives national VFW award

ST. JOHN | National, state and local Veterans of Foreign Wars leaders have honored Lake Central High School teacher Tom Clark with dual honors.

October 12, 2014 6:08 pm

Reputed gang member pleads not guilty in '99 Whiting murder

HAMMOND | Reputed Two Six gang member Frank “Pumpkin” Perez Jr. pleaded not guilty to several felony charges Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

October 07, 2014 7:45 pm

Woman sues Porter County officials over miscarriage while in jail

HAMMOND | A Merrillville woman is suing the Porter County Sheriff’s Department over her miscarriage while incarcerated at the Porter County Jail.

October 03, 2014 2:40 pm

Judge denies motion for anonymous jury in gang trial

HAMMOND | A judge denied a motion for an anonymous jury in the upcoming murder and racketeering trial of Juan “Tito” Briseno, of East Chicago.

September 30, 2014 10:45 pm
Munster future hinges on schools, redevelopment

Munster future hinges on schools, redevelopment

MUNSTER | If Munster is going to have a prosperous future, it truly starts with the schools.

September 30, 2014 9:30 pm

Munster officials consider moving stop sign at Broadmoor, Howard avenues

MUNSTER | Town officials are considering moving a stop sign at the intersection of Broadmoor and Howard avenues over to Tapper Avenue.

September 27, 2014 10:56 pm

Munster hires new town manager

MUNSTER | The Town Council looked to Greenwich, Conn., for Munster’s new town manager, formally offering 34-year-old Dustin Anderson the job during a special meeting Thursday.

September 25, 2014 10:30 pm

Two region women sue DCS over overtime, other labor claims

HAMMOND | Two Northwest Indiana women are suing the Indiana Department of Children and Family Services in U.S. District Court over claims of unpaid overtime and other unfair labor practices.

September 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Female S'ville cop files federal sexual discrimination suit

HAMMOND | A Schererville police officer has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against her employer in U.S. district court.

September 25, 2014 6:45 pm

Arizona man reaches plea deal in federal narcotics charge

HAMMOND | An Arizona man facing a federal narcotics charge after police found four bags of methamphetamine stuffed in a hot chocolate box reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors Tuesday.

September 24, 2014 7:24 pm

Munster expects to name new town manager Thursday

MUNSTER | Town officials have identified the person who likely will become Munster’s new town manager.

September 23, 2014 7:09 pm

Munster poised to OK costly repairs to Centennial Park clubhouse

MUNSTER | It’s time for the Munster Town Council to make decisions on Centennial Park clubhouse repairs.

September 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Gary man reaches plea deal in bank robbery cases

HAMMOND | A Gary man suspected in two Merrillville bank robberies reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday.

September 18, 2014 8:22 pm

Centennial Park clubhouse fix will be pricy

MUNSTER | The good news is there are ways to fix the shifting and buckling Centennial Park clubhouse built on top of the town’s old landfill. The bad news is it’s going to be expensive.

September 16, 2014 10:00 pm

Northcote Bridge work plugs last hole in dike for Munster

MUNSTER | Raising the Northcote Avenue Bridge over the Little Calumet River will close the “last hole in the dike” through Munster,” says Town Engineer Jim Mandon.

September 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Munster plans to tackle Centennial Park clubhouse woes

MUNSTER | Town officials have some big decisions to make about repairs to the sinking and shifting Centennial Park clubhouse.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Portage police file answer in federal suit over police dog attack

HAMMOND | A Calumet City man is suing the Portage Police Department in U.S. District Court over what he contends was a brutal attack by a police dog during his apprehension.

September 11, 2014 9:21 pm

Former LaPorte County official charged with taking money from county

SOUTH BEND | A former LaPorte County official is facing federal criminal charges of embezzling more than $150,000 in her role as deputy county auditor.

September 11, 2014 4:44 pm

Robert Cantrell wants to go to New Orleans for son's wedding

HAMMOND | Former North Township Trustee supervisor Robert Cantrell is seeking leave from home confinement to attend his son John Cantrell’s upcoming wedding in New Orleans.

September 09, 2014 8:15 pm

Munster Council appoints interim town manager

MUNSTER | Filling an administrative void caused by the departure of former Town Manager Tom DeGiulio, the Munster Town Council appointed Assistant Town Manager Clay Johnson as Interim Town Manager at Monday’s meeting.

September 09, 2014 5:13 pm

Lake Central looks at $55.2 million budget

ST. JOHN | Lake Central School officials hope to get by on a $55.2 million budget in 2015.

September 06, 2014 7:45 pm

Gary man, 27 pleads guilty to felony narcotics charges

HAMMOND | A Gary man named in a sweeping racketing and murder indictment of Chicago Two Sixers gang members and their East Chicago crew pleaded guilty to felony narcotics charges Thursday in U.S. District Court.

September 05, 2014 12:05 am

Couple sues cop, city in shooting of dog

HAMMOND | A federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday against a Hammond police officer and the city over the June 9 shooting of a dog in front of a couple's home.

September 02, 2014 7:15 pm

E.C. man strikes plea deal in kidnap, murder case

HAMMOND | A 41-year-old East Chicago man charged in a sweeping indictment involving Chicago’s Two Six Nation street gang and its local affiliate reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday.

August 28, 2014 7:42 pm
Lake Central teachers cash in on grants

Lake Central teachers cash in on grants

ST. JOHN | Several Lake Central School Corp. teachers came away with a little cash from a recent School Board meeting.

August 28, 2014 6:45 pm
Judge denies Schaap's request to overturn 12-year prison sentence

Judge denies Schaap's request to overturn 12-year prison sentence

HAMMOND | A federal judge denied a petition from Jack Schaap, former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor, to overturn his 12-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a 16-year-old church member.

August 26, 2014 5:00 pm Photos


Parting gift sends DeGiulio into retirement

MUNSTER | Tom DeGiulio is taking his desk with him.

August 25, 2014 9:49 pm
DeGiulio steps down after 30 years of public service

DeGiulio steps down after 30 years of public service

MUNSTER | The boxes are stacked in an office in Munster Town Hall.

August 24, 2014 5:10 pm Photos


Griffith man gets three years in bank robbery

HAMMOND – A Griffith man who used a toy guy to commit a bank robbery was sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison Thursday.

August 21, 2014 7:23 pm

M'ville woman gets home confinement for role in drug deal

HAMMOND | A Merrillville woman will spend the next year under home confinement over a federal drug dealing charge.

August 21, 2014 5:05 pm

Munster approves funding interlocal agreement for South Shore extension

MUNSTER | The town is stepping up financially in its support for the South Shore Line extension.

August 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Munster police receive armored vehicle for SWAT efforts

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department has its own armored personnel carrier, free of charge, to bolster a joint SWAT effort with a neighboring department.

August 14, 2014 3:06 pm

Sentencing delayed in murder in aid of racketeering case

HAMMOND | Kiontay K. Pennington must wait until Dec. 18 to learn his sentence for murder in the aid of racketeering activity.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

Miller plans appeal of bank robbery conviction

HAMMOND | Joseph B. Miller filed notice Thursday he is appealing his bank robbery conviction to the U.S. District Court of Appeals.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Central High students will navigate work site

ST. JOHN | As Lake Central School Corp. begins a new academic year on Tuesday, construction crews are putting the finishing touches on various construction projects and are in full swing on others.

August 05, 2014 5:45 pm

Towns team up for Main Street repaving

MUNSTER | After a rough winter, who wouldn’t like to see Main Street repaved?

August 04, 2014 6:58 pm

MarkO's Bar & Grill hit with noise complaints

MUNSTER | MarkO’s Bar & Grill has been getting hit with noise complaints, primarily over the volume of bands that perform there.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Munster police: Community input key to national accreditation

MUNSTER | Favorable crime statistics aside, the opinion of Munster residents counts for a lot in determining whether the Munster Police Department is doing a good job of keeping the town safe, municipal officials said.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Disease takes out more than 1,000 ash trees in Munster

MUNSTER | Disease has devastated more than 1,000 ash trees along public rights of way across town.

July 21, 2014 7:12 pm

Business traffic shifts at Munster Business Complex

MUNSTER | Businesses at the Munster Business Complex in the 9400 Block of Calumet Avenue are playing a bit of musical chairs, with some businesses moving to other locations in the complex while others are moving out altogether.

July 20, 2014 11:15 pm
Letter exhorts judge to keep Schaap in prison

Letter exhorts judge to keep Schaap in prison

HAMMOND | As U.S. District Court Judge Rudy Lozano considers former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap’s request to have his sentence overturned, at least one person doesn’t want to see him get out of prison anytime soon.

July 16, 2014 4:45 pm Photos


Schaap seeks reduced sentence in sexual abuse case

Schaap seeks reduced sentence in sexual abuse case

HAMMOND | Jack Schaap, the imprisoned former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor, says in court documents he would have gone to trial on charges he sexually abused a 16-year-old church member rather than plead guilty if he was aware of how harsh his sentence would be.

July 08, 2014 6:33 pm Photos


Munster scouts for new town manager

MUNSTER | Experience will be a major factor when the Munster Town Council names the next town manager.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Woman claiming to be roughed up by cops sues Hobart

HAMMOND | A woman claiming she was roughed up by Hobart police is suing the city’s department.

July 04, 2014 6:35 pm

McClellan appeals conviction illegal alien charges

HAMMOND | Michael McClellan of Richton Park, Ill. is appealing his federal court conviction on charges that he harbored illegal aliens at his shuttered Paragon Restaurant in Schererville.

July 01, 2014 7:45 pm

Theatre at the Center unveils fundraising strategies

MUNSTER | Theatre at the Center is planning a new subscription and fundraising campaign to support performances as part of its 25th anniversary.

June 28, 2014 10:52 pm

Munster seeks flower vendors to fill planters

MUNSTER | Town officials said they're looking for a little flower power this summer.

June 28, 2014 5:55 pm

Munster pouring money, manpower into park improvement

MUNSTER | The town is pouring money and manpower into park improvement projects this summer, Munster officials said.

June 25, 2014 10:20 pm
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