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Valpo School Board meets

VALPARAISO | Attorney David Hollenbeck began Thursday night’s Valparaiso School Board meeting by swearing in Karl Cender as a member after he was reappointed by the Valparaiso City Council at the end of June.

July 10, 2014 5:58 pm
Police: Hammond K-9 handler didn't abuse dog

Police: Hammond K-9 handler didn't abuse dog

A Hammond police officer can be seen lifting a police canine off the ground by its collar in a video posted on YouTube. Hammond police said Monday that a review found no evidence of abuse.

May 18, 2014 4:28 pm

Fight at Leo-Seton basketball game

The Illinois High School Athletic Association issued probation to Leo High School and Seton Academy basketball teams after this brawl on Dec. 20. Skip to the 16:00 mark to watch the fight.

January 02, 2014 4:53 pm
Purdue prof talks about Howard Zinn history book

Purdue prof talks about Howard Zinn history book

Pictured is the cover of the late Howard Zinn's controversial book, "A People's History of the United States."

September 18, 2013 3:19 pm
One teen killed, another injured in shooting

One teen killed, another injured in shooting

A helicopter waits for a patient to be loaded onboard after a shooting in a Hammond parking lot Monday afternoon. The patient later died at Community Hospital in Munster.  

August 26, 2013 9:46 pm
Gary truck center celebrates 90 years

Gary truck center celebrates 90 years

William A. Pozzo Sr., founder of Pozzo Truck Center, which is celebrating 90 years in business this month.

September 04, 2012 5:43 pm
Quick response saves 12-year-old from drowning

Quick response saves 12-year-old from drowning

Sean and Cassita Prewitt, center, stand with two of their children and Glenwood emergency personnel recognized for rescuing the Prewitt's 12-year-old son, Sean, from a condominium swimming pool. From left are Bud's Ambulance Service paramedic Rebecca Fouts, Glenwood Fire Department Capt. Kev…

June 22, 2012 6:17 pm
Quick response saves 12-year-old from drowning

Quick response saves 12-year-old from drowning

Glenwood firefighter/paramedic Chris Pack receives congratulations from Glenwood Fire Chief Kevin Welsh as fellow firefighter/paramedics Ryan Banks, left, and Joe Zelek look on during the Glenwood Village Board meeting on Tuesday. The firefighters were recognized for their efforts in rescuin…

June 22, 2012 6:17 pm
Hegewisch man pays tribute to D-Day anniversary

Hegewisch man pays tribute to D-Day anniversary

A large photograph of a beach in Normandy, France during the D-Day invasion in June 1944 is part of a memorial in the front yard of John Zajac, 87, in Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood. Zajac flew for the Air Force during World War II but did not participate in the D-Day invasion. He said he …

June 06, 2012 5:09 pm
Hammond Downtown | Tom McDermott, Jr.

Hammond Downtown | Tom McDermott, Jr.

Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. welcomes a crowd gathered to celebrate the newly renovated Hammond Downtown.

June 06, 2012 11:34 am
Hammond Downtown | Mayor Tom McDermott

Hammond Downtown | Mayor Tom McDermott

The $2.1 million dollar newly renovated Hammond Downtown project features new sidewalks, landscaping and parking in Hammond Downtown.

June 06, 2012 11:22 am
Hundreds line up to say their last farwell to 'Mrs. Hobart'

Hundreds line up to say their last farwell to 'Mrs. Hobart'

A wake for former Hobart Mayor Margaret Kuchta was held Monday at the Community Center. Funeral services for Kuchta will be held starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Bridget Church in Hobart.

February 27, 2012 4:10 pm
American Industrial Machinery, Inc

American Industrial Machinery, Inc

A ladle tilter built by American Industrial Machinery Inc. sits in the Merrillville business, which designs and builds equipment for steel manufacturing companies.

February 21, 2012 4:30 pm
Sauk Village

Sauk Village

Here is the Sauk Talk village newsletter

January 20, 2012 12:00 am
Hammond officials sworn in

Hammond officials sworn in

Thomas McDermott Jr., left, takes an oath of office Friday afternoon administered by Lake Superior Judge Thomas Stefaniak during a ceremony at the Hammond Civic Center.

December 30, 2011 6:25 pm
Hammond officials sworn in

Hammond officials sworn in

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. begins his address Friday after being sworn in for a third term.

December 30, 2011 6:25 pm
112711TRUCKCRASH  Emily McGrath, of Crete lost her 40-year-old son Keith to a heavy truck accident

112711TRUCKCRASH Emily McGrath, of Crete lost her 40-year-old son Keith to a heavy truck accident

Keith McGrath was killed in May 2003 when his minivan collided with a semitrailer. His case is among more than 8,000 heavy truck crashes for which The Times analyzed nine years of region transportation data.

November 25, 2011 12:55 pm
Ghost hunter Mike McDowell

Ghost hunter Mike McDowell

November 04, 2011 9:51 pm
Ghost hunter Mike McDowell

Ghost hunter Mike McDowell

CROWN POINT | Ghost hunter Mike McDowell has organized several bus tours of haunted spots this weekend.

October 24, 2011 1:27 pm

Theatre company, local singer to sponsor arts awareness concert

MICHIGAN CITY | Local native and 2007 Hoosier Star winner, Brandon Williams, knows how important the arts can be within a community. Williams reflects that, "The arts are important because they are about caring, sharing, and expressing. The arts give people a chance to mature their God given…

May 27, 2011 9:19 am
WWII veterans to gather for annual tribute at Buckley Homestead

WWII veterans to gather for annual tribute at Buckley Homestead

Warren Goodlad, of Crown Point, in a photograph of him from WWII. Goodlad was in the infantry during the War, serving from July 1943 to January 1946.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am
WWII veterans to gather for annual tribute at Buckley Homestead

WWII veterans to gather for annual tribute at Buckley Homestead

Joe Urban, of Merrillville, is a WWII veteran who journaled and photographed his way through the war. The photograph is of him as a young man just enlisted in the U.S. Army.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am

Upcoming program focuses on autism

VALPARAISO | The Family & Youth Services Bureau will hold a Family Life Series Workshop titled "All you need to know about autism" from 6 to 8 p.m. April 12 at the Valparaiso office, 253 W. Lincolnway.

March 30, 2011 12:00 am
Local painter paints murals at Porter County Animal Shelter

Local painter paints murals at Porter County Animal Shelter

VALPARAISO | When Shirley Massey paints, the enjoyment is obvious. She has a smile on her face the entire time.

March 27, 2011 12:00 am
Weinberger trial

Weinberger trial

Shawn Barnes, whose mother died after being misdiagnosed by former Merrillville sinus surgeon Mark Weinberger, addresses the media in 2011 outside the Lake County courthouse in Crown Point. Next to her is her aunt, Peggy Hood, who has served as a family spokeswoman in the six-year quest for …

March 14, 2011 10:15 am
Honoring Civil War veterans

Honoring Civil War veterans

Members of the David D. Porter Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans hold their monthly meeting recently at the Valparaiso Public Library.

March 12, 2011 5:50 pm
Letter from Roxanne Shah

Letter from Roxanne Shah

Roxanne Shah, of Indianapolis, wrote this note to her husband on Monday, the same day rangers found her van at Mount Baldy at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

February 08, 2011 12:00 pm
The Blizzard of 2011: As seen by our readers

The Blizzard of 2011: As seen by our readers

Reader Sarah K. submitted this photo, titled "Shoveling."

February 02, 2011 2:24 pm
FROM LEFT --Jeff Kazmierczak, Eric Kazmierczak, Tom Kazmierczak.

FROM LEFT --Jeff Kazmierczak, Eric Kazmierczak, Tom Kazmierczak.

Pictured, from left in this 1996 photo, are brothers and Gavit grads Jeff Kazmierczak (1998) Eric Kazmierczak, (1997) and Tom Kazmierczak (2000).

November 22, 2010 10:00 pm
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1014TRIBUTE.BETJEMANN

1014TRIBUTE.BETJEMANN Services for John Betjemann will be 11 a.m. Oct. 16 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Valparaiso with visitation from 9 a.m.

October 12, 2010 11:32 pm
Owner of emaciated dogs charged with animal cruelty

Owner of emaciated dogs charged with animal cruelty

One of three German shepherds found emaciated and flea infested in East Chicago is shown at Wednesday's news conference in Crown Point.

August 25, 2010 5:16 pm
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Merrillville firefighter Mike Bunnell helps Sierra Barron, 7, try on protective fire gear Tuesday while Brooke Perryman, 6, looks on. Brooke's sister, Hailey Perryman, 9, is selling Kool-Aid to raise money for Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. In three years, she has raised more than $4,000

June 22, 2010 7:30 pm
Cops seek men who used fake bills at St. John shop

Cops seek men who used fake bills at St. John shop

Police are searching for two men who entered Smoothie King, 8235 Wicker Ave., Thursday and made purchases with the fake money.

May 04, 2010 11:13 am
Cops seek men who used fake bills at St. John Shop

Cops seek men who used fake bills at St. John Shop

Police are searching for two men who entered Smoothie King, 8235 Wicker Ave., Thursday and made purchases with the fake money.

May 04, 2010 11:10 am
Cops seek men who used fake bills at St. John shop

Cops seek men who used fake bills at St. John shop

Police are searching for two men who entered Smoothie King, 8235 Wicker Ave., Thursay and made purchases with the fake money.

April 30, 2010 12:38 pm
Cops seek men who used fake bills at St. John shop

Cops seek men who used fake bills at St. John shop

ST. JOHN | St. John police are looking for two men who each used a fake $10 bill at Smoothie King, 8235 Wicker Ave. on Thursday.

April 30, 2010 12:33 pm
Police make arrest in Family Express robbery

Police make arrest in Family Express robbery

Scott Lattanzio, 20, of Valparaiso was arrested in connection with Monday's Family Express armed robbery. Lattanzio allegedly confessed to driving the getaway car. The gunman is still at large.

April 07, 2010 11:22 am
National manhunt underway for S'ville man wanted in child molestation case

National manhunt underway for S'ville man wanted in child molestation case

Matthew Robert Behmke is wanted by Schererville police on child molestation charges stemming from allegation of abuse against a 5-year-old girl. Police believe he maybe in Colorado.

April 07, 2010 9:58 am
Family Express location robbed

Family Express location robbed

Police are asking the public's help in identifying the man in a patterned jacket who robbed Family Express at 2306 Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso on Monday night.

April 06, 2010 1:59 pm
Cops: Serial payday loan robber caught

Cops: Serial payday loan robber caught

Lewis Gilbert III, 45, of Schererville, is accused of robbing 16 payday loan stores in Indiana and Illinois over the last four months.

August 04, 2009 3:45 pm
Cops: Serial payday loan robber caught

Cops: Serial payday loan robber caught

Lewis Gilbert III, 45, of Scherervile, is accused of robbing 16 payday loan stores in Indiana and Illinois over the past four months.

August 04, 2009 3:40 pm

Porter County Public Library System helps with tracing family trees

death, and more. Additional Genealogy resources include HeritageQuest Online™ and Ancestry® Library Editions. HeritageQuest allows patrons to search the U.S. Federal Census collection, over 20,000 family and local history books, an index to nearly 2 million magazine articles with genealogica…

November 26, 2006 12:00 am

Community Scoreboard; Cardinals win N.A.Y.S. tourney

The Highland Cardinals sixth grade basketball team took first place at the

May 09, 2000 12:00 am
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