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God might give us only what we can handle, but that doesn't mean the Lake County justice system should up the ante.
Bill Marvel, 70, of St. John, holds a photo of his wife, Sandra, who was killed in 2012 when a vehicle driven by Michael Knezevich, then 26, of Chesterton, slammed into the Marvels' vehicle on U.S. 41 in St. John. Police said Knezevich's blood-alcohol content tested at .271, more than three …
Lake County's Range Line Road bridge is a throwback in every sense of the word.
On its face, it's certainly not a period of history to be celebrated.
Questionable expenses using taxpayer money are creeping back into Lake County Solid Waste Management District financial reports, and some officials are trashing the practice.
How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?
Most of us know of the "scared straight" programs. You know, where troubled youths visit with locked-up convicts, witness morgue autopsies or experience the fallout of any number of tragedies induced by lives of crime.
Tragedy is immense when the strong and brave fall within our communities.
A tow truck tries to bring upright a BP firetruck stuck in a ditch Tuesday on Mississippi Street near St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Merrillville.
Crews watch as a tow truck attempts to remove a BP firetruck from a ditch Tuesday afternoon on Mississippi Street near St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church.
Storybook endings aren't always the things of, well, storybooks. Sometimes they're real and right in our neighborhood sandlots.
Coaching youth baseball isn't exactly rocket science. It won't cure cancer either.
Gabe Rottier, 8, of Crown Point, begins his run to first base after cracking his team's first hit of the Cal Ripken League championship game Monday.
Gabe Rottier, 8, of Crown Point, blasts his team's first hit Monday -- a single into right field -- during the Cal Ripken League championship game.
Crown Point's Cal Ripken League Coach Joe Cimarolli gives his youth team, the Nationals, a pep talk Monday ahead of the team's championship game.
Gabe Rottier, 8, of Crown Point, lunges to catch a pitch Monday during his Cal Ripken League team's championship game in Crown Point.
Crown Point's Cal Ripken League Coach Joe Cimarolli helps his pitchers warm up Monday in preparation for the league's championship game.
Laurie Rottier, 40, of Crown Point, displays the pink breast-cancer awareness ribbon on the back of her 8-year-old son Gabe's Cal Ripken League baseball cap. Rottier is being treated for breast cancer, and her son's coach, Joe Cimarolli, had the ribbons embroidered on his team's caps in supp…
They're important physical connections reaching across time and reminding us of our own potential impact on history.
A 1911 letter inviting Valparaiso Civil War Pvt. John Hayes to a 50th anniversary reunion of the 4th Indiana Light Artillery.
Jack Houser, 81, of Valparaiso, holds up a photo of his great-grandfather, Civil War Pvt. William Houser.
A bullet found in a metal canister belonging to Valparaiso Civil War veteran John Hayes.
Photos, letters, spectacles and a Civil War-era bullet found in an old metal canister belonging to Valparaiso Civil War veteran John Hayes, of the 4th Indiana Light Artillery.
Gratitude has no expiration date.
A cannon keeps ceremonial watch over Union soldiers' graves at Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Sgt. William Holland, a freed slave who served in the 111th U.S. Colored Infantry during the Civil War, is buried near Civil War graves he helped maintain during his military service and later as a laborer at the Stones River National Cemetery.
A ceremonial sign pays homage to the Union dead at Stones River National Cemetery, established on the site of the Battle of Stones River — the eighth bloodiest of the Civil War.
Thousands of graves of Union soldiers who died in various Tennessee battles during the Civil War fill the Stones River National Cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The cemetery was established on the site of the war's eighth bloodiest battle.
The first light of day hits headstones of Union Army volunteer soldiers buried near Hazen's Monument at Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Hundreds of Northwest Indiana men fought in this location of the battlefield, nicknamed Hell's Half Acre. Black soldiers, most of w…
With a bullet in his rib cage, another in his arm and men dying all around him, Valparaiso's Col. Isaac Suman was in the virtual depths of hell.
HAMMOND | Going beyond the letter of federal disability laws and striving for universal access at schools and other public facilities will be front and center Tuesday at a free Purdue University Calumet conference.
Hazen's Monument, the large square structure on the left, is named for Col. William B. Hazen's Brigade, which was the only portion of the Union line to hold its ground on Dec. 31, 1862, never retreating during the first day of the Battle of Stones River. Northwest Indiana men of the 9th Indi…
The sun rises last week over the graves of Union soldiers buried near Hazen's Monument at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Graves of Hoosier volunteer soldiers of the "Bloody 9th" Indiana Infantry rest near Hazen's Monument at Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
A photo of Valparaiso Col. Isaac Suman sits on the stone wall outside of Hazen's Monument, the oldest standing Civil War monument in the country. Suman, who commanded the "Bloody 9th" Indiana Infantry near this Murfreesboro, Tenn., location in 1862 and 1863, helped conceive of the monument w…
This cannon marks the position where hundreds of Northwest Indiana men helped repel four brutal waves of Confederate attacks on New Year's Eve 1862 during the Battle of Stones River. This area of the battlefield became known as Hell's Half Acre because of the brutal fighting that occurred there.
The first light of day hits a farm field at Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn., last week. Though a peaceful part of the National Park Service today, this field was the site of some of the Civil War's most brutal fighting on New Year's Eve 1862. The Battle of Stones Riv…
A cannon serves as a ceremonial sentry at Stones River National Cemetery, which is connected to the national battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn. More than 3,000 men from both sides of the Civil War died at the Battle of Stones River in early 1862 and late 1863. This area later became one of t…
During the Civil War Battle of Stones River, an artillery unit at this position helped repel brutal attacks by the Confederate Army on New Year's Eve 1862 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The unit was known as the Chicago Board of Trade Battery as it was funded by its namesake.
A misty fog descends on Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn., last week. This field was among the battlegrounds where Union soldiers from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties helped repel attacks from the Confederate Army in some of the most brutal fighting of the Civil War.
A predawn misty fog covered this farm field at Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tenn., last weekend. On Dec. 31, 1862, Confederate soldiers attacked the Union Army across this field. Soldiers from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties were among the men who stood firm and repel…
CROWN POINT | Two garbage-to-energy firms worked to pique the interest of Lake County solid waste officials Wednesday, hoping a past failed contract with another firm hadn't polluted the political waters.
Perhaps it will be like the summer day described in one of Hoosier author Ambrose Bierce's late 19th century short stories when I visit Stones River National Battlefield later this week in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Few things bother me more than watching region wheelchair users or other disabled folks struggling to overcome barriers created by bad planning of government officials or private businesses.
Tina, a 36-year-old mother of three in South Haven, defines it as the fight to find work when every broken-down car means another lost employment opportunity.
The 73,069 people who received $5.3 million in poor relief from township trustees in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in 2013 represent a heavy burden on local government resources, local government officials said.
Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.
HAMMOND | A father-son team of Gary grocery store operators filed plea agreements in federal court Friday, admitting to stealing from the federally funded food stamp program, court records show.
"She has my eyes, Dad."
Highland's Adolph Hufenhauser spent some of his last days alone and starving on a straw-covered bench inside a shack on Ridge Road.
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