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Diamond Cody Cooper

Diamond Cody Cooper

Diamond Cody Cooper, who reopened a well-known Gary tattoo parlor in 2013 formerly owned by his father, was killed in a traffic crash in July in Hobart.

14 hours ago
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
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
Realtors use drone to show properties

Realtors use drone to show properties

Realtors Jeff and Grace Safrin demonstrate the quadcopter drone they used to photograph stills and video of certain properties to show to clients. They no longer use it after learning they'd need a pilot's license to operate it commercially. Fred Cate, a professor at Indiana University Schoo…

June 24, 2014 6:15 pm
Realtors use drone to show properties

Realtors use drone to show properties

Realtors Grace Safrin and her husband, Jeff, demonstrate the quadcopter drone they used to photograph stills and video of certain properties to show to clients. They no longer use the drone after learning they'd be fined unless they obtained a pilot's license.

June 24, 2014 6:15 pm
Realtors use drone to show properties

Realtors use drone to show properties

The quadcopter drone is used to photograph stills and video of certain properties to show to clients.

June 24, 2014 6:15 pm
Hobart's Drey Devereaux

Hobart's Drey Devereaux

Hobart's Drey Devereaux, right, is congratulated by teammate Brandon Murray following Devereaux's solo home run against Andrean. Devereaux has set several school records in his career with the Brickies, including hits in a season, batting average and career stolen bases.

June 06, 2014 5:00 pm
Shooting at U.S. 30 and Colorado

Shooting at U.S. 30 and Colorado

Dozens of police officers converged on U.S. 30 and Colorado Street in Hobart following a home invasion in Porter County on Aug. 8, 2012. Three suspects were arrested in the area. A fourth suspect killed himself at the scene.

June 02, 2014 3:18 pm
Merrillville's A'Leah Scott

Merrillville's A'Leah Scott

Merrillville's A'Leah Scott took first place at the Duneland Athletic Conference meet and hopes to do well at today's Lowell Sectional.

May 19, 2014 7:21 pm
Groups work to get smoke detectors into homes

Groups work to get smoke detectors into homes

Members of the Union Volunteer Fire Department pass out smoke detectors at the Porter County Fair in 2012.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Hanover Central's Ashley Yoways

Hanover Central's Ashley Yoways

After a disappointing playoffs loss last season, Hanover Central's Ashley Yoways says she can't wait to get another shot at semistate.

April 29, 2014 5:40 pm
Portage's Senior Health Fair takes spotlight on Thursday

Portage's Senior Health Fair takes spotlight on Thursday

Gene Shayotovich of Merrillville gets a massage from Barbara J. Loeffler at last year's Portage Senior Fair.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County deals properties near Jackson home to Gary

Lake County deals properties near Jackson home to Gary

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson gives the keys to the city to Jackson brothers, from left, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon as the famous brothers visited their boyhood home in 2012. Lake County commissioners on Wednesday voted to give nine abandoned properties near the Jackson home to the …

April 23, 2014 3:22 pm
Lake Surveyor Van Til speaking to Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist

Lake Surveyor Van Til speaking to Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist

Lake County Surveyor George Van Til takes a call from Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist as he watches the election returns come in during the 2012 general election. Van Til resigned from his public office earlier this year after pleading guilty to public corruption charges. In an unrelated…

April 19, 2014 12:45 pm
Marian boys volleyball vs. H-F

Marian boys volleyball vs. H-F

Homewood-Flossmoor's Marques Robinson tips the ball as Marian Catholic's Zak Piekarski, right, attempts a block. Marian won one match last year, but has won four this season.

April 15, 2014 11:50 pm
Ashtyn Kapovich, T.F. South softball

Ashtyn Kapovich, T.F. South softball

T.F. South's Ashtyn Kapovich, left, has moved from shortstop to second base this season. She is the Rebels' leading hitter.

April 14, 2014 7:37 pm
Wheeler's Hanna Houghtaling

Wheeler's Hanna Houghtaling

Wheeler's Hanna Houghtaling lays down a bunt in a game earlier this month against Whiting. This is the first season as a softball player for the Bearcats that Houghtaling has played without the pain of injury.

April 10, 2014 8:22 pm
Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Winter, age add stress to water pipes

A 2011 water main break at Columbus Drive and Alder Street in East Chicago left the entire city without water service.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Workers from Hasse Construction repair a broken East Chicago water main in December 2011. The break was at Columbus Drive and Alder Street, but it affected a much larger area.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Coast Guard completes its investigation into Lake Michigan oil spill

Coast Guard completes its investigation into Lake Michigan oil spill

Crews comb the beach March 25 near the BP Whiting Refinery to clean up an oil spill in Lake Michigan.

March 25, 2014 5:41 pm
Malfunction at BP Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

Malfunction at BP Whiting Refinery sends oil into Lake Michigan

Crews comb the beach near the BP Whiting Refinery March 25 to clean up an oil spill in Lake Michigan.

March 25, 2014 5:41 pm
STEVE HANLON: Like father, like son, for Lake Central's Milausnic

STEVE HANLON: Like father, like son, for Lake Central's Milausnic

Lake Central coach Dave Milausnic yells orders during Saturday's Class 4A Lafayette Jeff Semistate win over Homestead. His father, Mickey Milausnic, was on the bench in 1977 when E.C. Washington played in the state championship game. Tonight, the son will follow in his father's footsteps.

March 22, 2014 6:41 pm
STEVE HANLON: 'How bad do you want to survive?'

STEVE HANLON: 'How bad do you want to survive?'

Marquette coach Donovan Garletts talks to his team after the Blazers defeated Liberty Christian for the Class A Northern Semistate. Marquette won the state title the next week. Assistant coach Fred Mooney, right in white shirt, gave several pregame speeches on the way to Indianapolis to insp…

March 22, 2014 2:27 pm
Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Meat cutter Dennis Kazmierczak restocks the ground beef cooler at the new Ultra location in Merrillville.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Where's the beef? A lot of it is in Brazil

Janny Kleine checks on dairy cows at the Kleine Dairy Farm near Cedar Lake.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
King corn gives Indiana an earful

King corn gives Indiana an earful

Corn emerges last spring on Martin Kroll's land in Lowell in southwest Lake County.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Drones could soon be used for agriculture

Drones could soon be used for agriculture

Tyler Weidenbach, 8, of Valparaiso, checks out a large John Deere farm tractor at the Touch a Truck event last December in Valparaiso.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Work together to benefit future generations

Work together to benefit future generations

Residents examine a large map of the proposed Illiana Expressway last April at an open public meeting in Lowell.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender is the Times Illinois Player of the Year.

Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender is the Times Illinois Player of the Year.

Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender goes to the basket against Oak Lawn in the Class 4A Bloom Township Sectional final. Millender had 12 overtime points to lead the Spartans to the win.

March 13, 2014 6:44 pm
Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender is the Times Illinois Player of the Year.

Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender is the Times Illinois Player of the Year.

Marian Catholic's Ashton Millender is the Times Player of the Year. She goes up for a basket against Oak Lawn.

March 13, 2014 6:44 pm
Marian's Dajhae Mullins

Marian's Dajhae Mullins

Marian Catholic's Dajhae Mullins is averaging 6.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Mullins missed most of last season with a micro fracture and torn meniscus in his left knee.

March 04, 2014 10:20 pm
Lake Station's Brian Patterson plans on going prep school route

Lake Station's Brian Patterson plans on going prep school route

Lake Station's Brian Patterson drives against Bishop Noll in the Class 2A Hebron Sectional last season. Patterson will not attend Lake Station for his senior season, instead enrolling at Midwest Elite Prep Basketball Academy in Merrillville.

March 04, 2014 8:14 pm
Teniya Page, Marian Catholic

Teniya Page, Marian Catholic

Marian Catholic's Teniya Page is averaging 14.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. She is a three-year starter at point guard.

February 28, 2014 10:54 pm
The Times evolves, shows commitment to NWI

The Times evolves, shows commitment to NWI

The Times Media Co. serves Northwest Indiana and Chicago's southeast suburbs in Illinois. The company publishes The Times, nwi.com and specialty publications such as Shore and BusINess magazines.

February 26, 2014 4:32 pm
Davon Dillard, Bowman Academy

Davon Dillard, Bowman Academy

Bowman Academy's Davon Dillard tries to drive on E.C. Central's Jalen Blackmon during a regular-season game. Dillard will lead the Eagles into Saturday's Class 3A state championship game on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Dillard was a star in last year's win in the Class 2A state final…

February 25, 2014 8:44 pm
LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath averaged 13.1 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals for the Slicers this season.

LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath averaged 13.1 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals for the Slicers this season.

LaPorte's Jaclyn Heath, right, averaged 13.1 points, 7.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals for the Slicers this season.

February 11, 2014 8:54 pm
Ashton Millender vs. Marist

Ashton Millender vs. Marist

Ashton Millender gets a hug from her father Coby after last year's Class 4A Mother McAuely sectional final. She hit a game-winning, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give the Spartans the win over Marist.

February 10, 2014 8:57 pm
Building

Building

This winter’s unusually disruptive weather forced people to not only stay close to home but also indoors – impeding progress on building sites that weren’t already under roof and delaying homebuyers from looking at homes or making offers.

February 08, 2014 11:45 am
Passengers exit the Chicago Dash bus in Valparaiso

Passengers exit the Chicago Dash bus in Valparaiso

Passengers exit the Chicago Dash bus from Chicago at the Valparaiso stop Feb. 4. Valparaiso is planning a new transit-oriented development that includes a new bus station.

February 05, 2014 4:00 pm
Former Mayor Daley taken to ICU

Former Mayor Daley taken to ICU

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley speaks on Sept. 25, 2013 at the One Region annual luncheon in Merrillville. Daley was taken to the ICU at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, officials said Saturday.

February 01, 2014 2:00 pm
Andrean's Nick Podkul

Andrean's Nick Podkul

Andrean's Nick Podkul takes an off balance shot during a Northwest Crossroads Conference basketball game. He is also a standout shortstop for the 59ers.

January 31, 2014 8:45 pm
Retired E.C. police dog to be euthanized today

Retired E.C. police dog to be euthanized today

Former East Chicago Police K-9 Officer Darrell Shaffer and bomb dog Eddy search for explosives in 2011 during training at the old Oak Hill Elementary School in Lowell. Eddy, 11, is scheduled to be euthanized today.

January 26, 2014 9:20 am
South Central's Riley Popplewell scores over Westville's Stephanie Popp during Tuesday's PCC tourney

South Central's Riley Popplewell scores over Westville's Stephanie Popp during Tuesday's PCC tourney

South Central's Riley Popplewell, left, and the Satellites face a tall task with Class A No. 1 Oregon-Davis in their sectional field.

January 21, 2014 7:45 pm
Darrion Riddle, Bowman Academy

Darrion Riddle, Bowman Academy

Bowman Academy's Darrion Riddle has a career-high of 12 points in a single game. On a team of superstars, he is easily overlooked. But his coach, Marvin Rea, calls Riddle "The Glue" of the program. His defense and floor leadership from the point guard position has the Eagles flying high into…

January 14, 2014 8:32 pm
LaPorte's Josh Fleming; Lake Central's Tye Wilburn

LaPorte's Josh Fleming; Lake Central's Tye Wilburn

LaPorte's Josh Fleming, right, defends Lake Central's Tye Wilburn during the teams' regular-season meeting, won by the Indians. Fleming ranks first in steals, third in assists and sixth in points all-time at LaPorte.

January 10, 2014 9:00 pm
Davon Dillard, Bowman Academy

Davon Dillard, Bowman Academy

Bowman Academy junior Davon Dillard was part of a fight that took place during a practice on Nov. 21. He hit teammate Anthony Cole during the dispute, according to a police report. 

January 10, 2014 3:46 pm
Ford assembly plant

Ford assembly plant

Workers check and adjust cars for final fit at the Ford assembly plant in Chicago.

January 03, 2014 4:23 pm
Valparaiso's Alec Peters tries to drive on Illinois-Chicago's Ahman Fells on Thursday night.

Valparaiso's Alec Peters tries to drive on Illinois-Chicago's Ahman Fells on Thursday night.

Valparaiso's Alec Peters tries to drive on Illinois-Chicago's Ahman Fells earlier this season. Teams have keyed on the freshman, putting him into a scoring slump. 

January 02, 2014 8:26 pm
Brianna Blackwell, Whiting

Brianna Blackwell, Whiting

Whiting senior Bri Blackwell scored 75 points in three games at the Hanover Central Shootout. She is now 31 points from breaking the 1,000-point mark for her career.

January 02, 2014 8:17 pm
Dantrell Hurt, 21st Century

Dantrell Hurt, 21st Century

21st Century's Dantrell Hurt arrived in Gary from Memphis as an eighth-grader. He did not play basketball his freshman and sophomore years at West Side. This year he is leading the Cougars in scoring at 19.8 point a game.

January 02, 2014 1:33 pm
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