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Firefighters on the scene of a house fire in the 3100 block of Highway Avenue Thursday afternoon.
The Times' Brian Vernellis with storm spotter Eric Gibson as the severe weather approached Northwest Indiana on Wednesday
The yard of a house near Wheeler High School, seen in the background, displays a sign in support of the Union Township School Corp. referendum seeking an increase in property taxes. Voters will decide the referendum Tuesday.
The yard of a house across the street from Union Center Elementary School displays a sign in support of the Union Township School Corp. referendum seeking an increase in property taxes. Voters will decide the referendum Tuesday.
WASHINGTON | Richard Lugar takes a seat at a well-worn circular conference table. In an office filled with shiny, new fixtures, it's a notable relic from his 36-year career in the Senate.
Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar talks with his Senate Communications Director Andy Fisher at the conference table that he brought from his Senate office. The table is where he and Sen. Sam Nunn met with Russian officials two decades earlier, leading to the Nunn-Lugar program to secure and dis…
Former U.S. Sen Richard Lugar in his new offices in Washington D.C.'s Dupont Circle neighborhood. Lugar will be the keynote speaker and will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 2013 Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony March 22.
Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar displays a pair of sweatpants he received from Gary West Side High School. Lugar has long maintained a relationship with the Gary Community Schools.
WASHINGTON | The Dupont Circle office building is just 2-1/2 miles from the U.S. Capitol, where Richard Lugar built a legacy of statesmanship over the past 36 years.
Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar looks over material as he works in his new office in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. A month after leaving the Senate, Lugar is working on establishing a non-profit organization as a way to continue his role as a statesman and mentor others i…
D.C.'s Dupont Circle neighborhood is home to the new center of operations for former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar.
Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar goes over schedule details with his executive assistant Conor Burns last week at his new offices. Lugar hopes to maintain much of his Senate staff in his new operation.
The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss this week's inauguration of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and next week's inauguration of President Barack Obama, along with the legislative battles in Indianapolis and Washington, D.C.
The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the fiscal cliff deal in Congress and what to watch for in the upcoming Indiana Legislative session.
A GMC Envoy is loaded onto a tow truck after a head-on collision Wednesday morning that killed one person and shut down Ridge Road, just east of Ind. 51 in Hobart.
Emergency personnel inspect the wreckage at the scene of a fatal head-on collision Wednesday morning on Ridge Road, just east of Ind. 51 in Hobart.
Hobart firefighters stand by the wreckage of a fatal car crash in the 8500 block of Ridge Road (U.S. 6) Wednesday.
In the Sept. 21, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the presidential campaign and the possible impact on downticket races; possible changes for Amtrak and high-speed rail; and Lake County's budget dilemma.
In the Aug. 28, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss Gov. Quinn's veto of a gambling expansion bill in Illinois, the conviction of former Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot and the proceeds from the hospital sale that are now available to be spent by Porter County.
In the Aug. 23, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the impact that the Todd Akin controversy could have on Indiana races, the lack of crisis management in the BP fuel recall, and the federal district court decision impacting the EPA ruling on air quality acros…
In the July 26, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the House Democrats' vote to replace Pat Bauer with Linda Lawson as Democratic leader and the heated campaign for Lake County surveyor between incumbent Democrat George Van TIl and Republican Er…
In the July 19, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the IBM welfare privatization lawsuit, a Lake County Election Board power struggle and the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority's future.
Gary police released this surveillance video in which Chezevon Jones can be seen wearing a white shirt and talking on a cell phone on July 2, just before he went missing. Police are looking for Markeith Cook, who, along with an unidentified man, was seen toward the end of the video getting i…
In the July 12, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss Crown Point's rejection of E-911 consolidation, Jesse Jackson Jr.'s absence from Congress and the Senate race between Richard Mourdock and Joe Donnelly.
In the July 5, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss Indiana's budget surplus and coming tax refunds, the attempt to rescue Lake County paratransit services and a prominent fundraiser for Republican Congressional candidate Joel Phelps.
UNION TOWNSHIP | A horse spooked by Fourth of July fireworks broke out of her stall and became stuck on a busy railroad bridge Wednesday evening.
A pregnant horse was rescued Wednesday evening after getting its hoof stuck between railroad ties on a Canadian National bridge in Union Township. The horse had broken from its stall after being spooked by Fourth of July fireworks. (Times video by Robert Blaszkiewicz)
Owner Arjen Byvoets talks while holding his pregnant horse, Anna, after she was rescued from a railroad bridge in Union Township on Wednesday night.
Volunteers assist a pregnant horse from a railroad after she had gotten stuck on it Wednesday night. To view a video of the rescue, visit nwi.com.
In the June 14, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the Lake County Council's inaction on the RBA funding crisis and E911 consolidation, along with the Portage Township Schools considering allowing out-of-district children of staff members in the…
In the May 31, 2012 edition, The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the lack of Region representation on the Indiana gubernatorial tickets and legal challenges to gay marriage laws.
In the May 24, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the Indiana lieutenant governor picks, the Lake County Republican Voter Vault case and U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's announcement that he is leaving his post.
In part 2 of the May 17, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the power struggle within the Lake County Republican party and the impact of the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago.
In part 1 of the May 17, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the potential of a Northwest Indiana politician being added to the ticket as a lieutenant governor candidate.
In the May 4, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the stunning results of the latest polling in the Dick Lugar-Richard Mourdock U.S. Senate race.
In the April 26, 2012, edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the primary battle between Dick Lugar and Richard Mourdock, the Democratic primary race for Lake County coroner, and the debate over how Porter County should spend the hospital sale proceeds.
In the April 11, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz look at the state of the presidential campaign, the lawsuit to stop implementation of the right-to-work law and the boiling tensions between the state and the Gary Community School Corp.
In the April 5, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Mark Kiesling and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss polling results in the Lugar/Mourdock race, the Indiana Department of Revenue's mishandling of $206 million in county income tax money and the increase of anti-sagging pants laws.
In the March 28, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss the U.S. Senate campaign of Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, the challenge of the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Supreme Court and progress on key transportation issues in Lake County.
In the March 21 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the results of Tuesday's Illinois primary, challenges for Sen. Richard Lugar and trouble for police officers in Lake and Porter counties.
In the March 14, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling review the Indiana legislative session and preview the Illinois primary election.
In the March 8 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss Super Tuesday, the Indiana primary matchups and the end of the Indiana legislative session, including action on the smoking ban and police entry bills.
In this week's edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the gutting of the smoking ban by the Indiana Senate, the legal dispute over the replacement of Secretary of State Charlie White and the approval of fees to pay for maintenance of the Little Calumet R…
Balloons, candles, stuffed animals and a paper cross form a makeshift memorial Saturday near the Valparaiso home where 22-year-old Shawnna Forgus was found dead early Tuesday. On Saturday, police said Forgus' stepfather, Allen Warnes, had been arrested in connection with her slaying.
In the Feb. 23 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's State of the City address, the progress of State Rep. Charlie Brown's smoking ban, the lawsuit filed by Operating Engineers Local 150 against right-to-work legislatio…
In the Feb. 16, 2012, edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the dim prospects for Indiana's Democrats in the Statehouse, along with Republican Dan Dumezich's role in deciding whether Rick Santorum will get on the Indiana primary ballot.
In the Feb. 9 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss candidate filings for the primary election, plans for the Illiana Expressway and the new police chief in East Chicago.
In the Feb. 2 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss passage of Indiana's right-to-work law, election filings in the Statehouse and the bill to teach creationism in science classes.
In the Jan. 26 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss the passage of the right-to-work legislation in the Indiana General Assembly. Part one of two.
In part two of the Jan. 26, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross, Robert Blaszkiewicz and Mark Kiesling discuss Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels delivery of the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address.
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