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Illinois man set for sentencing in E.C. kidnapping case

HAMMOND | A man who pleaded guilty in an East Chicago kidnapping case on Monday asked a federal judge to sentence him to eight years in prison.

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Cops, cadaver dog comb Gary for more victims

GARY | Police on Tuesday used cadaver dogs to scour the site of the nearly demolished Sheraton Hotel and about 120 of Gary's approximately 8,000 abandoned buildings for more victims of a man officials have described as a serial killer.

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TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Andrean maintains top ranking in football

TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Andrean maintains top ranking in football

Andrean began the football season atop the Associated Press state rankings, and it ended the regular season in the same spot.

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Man charged with battery after throwing item at Target employee

Man charged with battery after throwing item at Target employee

VALPARAISO | Police arrested a Valparaiso man after he threw an item at a Target employee, police said.

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Coroner's office seeks family of Hammond man who died

HAMMOND | The Lake County coroner's office is seeking the public's help in finding the family of a man who died at his Hammond home earlier this month.

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Alumni group plans two benefits for Hammond students

HAMMOND | Alumni & Friends of Hammond Schools invites residents to think Christmas and Catch the B.U.S. to help School City of Hammond students in grades kindergarten through 12 succeed.

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C.P. schools eyeing alternative site for learning center

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point Community School Corp. is reviewing alternative sites for its proposed Learning Center, as suggested by the Crown Point Plan Commission.

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Hebron woman loses $4,000 in phone scam

BOONE TOWNSHIP | A 79-year-old Hebron-area woman lost $4,000 in a phone scam.

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C.P. schools information incorrect

A story in some Tuesday editions contained some incorrect information about the learning center the Crown Point Community School Corp. is proposing to build on property at the west corner of West and Walnut streets near the Col. Wheeler Middle School.

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More interviews with homicide suspect planned

More interviews with homicide suspect planned

GARY | Gary police will have their first interview Wednesday with a man who allegedly has confessed to killing seven woman, six of whom were found in abandoned homes in the city.

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Donnelly asks Treasury secretary to keep LIFO accounting

Donnelly asks Treasury secretary to keep LIFO accounting

WASHINGTON | U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., led a bipartisan group of 14 senators Tuesday in sending a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Jack Lew expressing concern with recent proposals that would repeal the accounting method of “last-in, first-out…

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Times sweeps investigative reporting category in annual newspaper contest

CHICAGO | The Times of Northwest Indiana took the top three places for investigative reporting in the annual Inland Press Association Newsroom and Digital Journalism contest.

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Periodic closings set Tuesday at Griffith CN Railway crossing

GRIFFITH | The Canadian National Railway crossing at Broad Street in downtown Griffith will experience short, period closures beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday to accommodate railroad repairs.

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3 county courtrooms in Gary still displaced

GARY | Things are slowly getting back to normal at the Robert D. Rucker Building in Gary after a fire in August disrupted operations. 

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Whiting FOP holds haunted hayrides on three nights

WHITING | The Whiting Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 68 holds its Haunted Halloween Hayride Spooktacular on Friday, Saturday and Halloween night at Whiahla Beach.

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School Board hopefuls focus of Oct. 30 Hammond forum

HAMMOND | The Hammond Council PTA hosts a Candidate Night Forum for School City of Hammond board candidates from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m Oct. 30 at the School Administration Center, 41 Williams St.

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East Chicago offers haunted hayrides Friday at golf course

EAST CHICAGO | Haunted hayrides will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McArthur Golf Course hosted by Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago parks staff.

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Aide to Sen. Coats coming to LaPorte library Thursday

LAPORTE | A staff member of U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., will visit LaPorte on Thursday to meet with local residents and assist those experiencing problems with any federal agency.

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MONDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illiana Christian volleyball tops Richards

MONDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illiana Christian volleyball tops Richards

Sydney Van Beek and Jamie Petrarca had five kills each to lead the Illiana Christian girls volleyball team to a 25-12, 25-20 win over Richards Monday night.

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MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Portage's Coundiff picks St. Joe's for softball

MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Portage's Coundiff picks St. Joe's for softball

Portage junior softball player Sydney Condiff committed to play softball at St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer on Saturday. The hard-hitting infielder was invited to the Pumas football game with her family and softball coach Diane Stephenson made the offer and it was accepted.

October 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Police: Woman tried attacking relative in wheelchair

Police: Woman tried attacking relative in wheelchair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A Washington Township woman was arrested Sunday after lunging with a knife at a relative in a wheelchair and fighting with officers.

October 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Police: Panhandler fails to heed warning, is arrested

Police: Panhandler fails to heed warning, is arrested

CHESTERTON | A Michigan City man was arrested Saturday morning after police spotted him panhandling at a busy intersection.

October 20, 2014 6:15 pm
Scouting the 2014 IHSAA girls volleyball sectionals

Scouting the 2014 IHSAA girls volleyball sectionals

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October 20, 2014 6:00 pm
Times Indiana girls volleyball poll

Times Indiana girls volleyball poll

(last week's rankings in parentheses)

October 20, 2014 6:00 pm
Disney characters will come to life at VHS performance Wednesday

Disney characters will come to life at VHS performance Wednesday

VALPARAISO | Disney characters will join the Valparaiso High School band Wednesday night for a free concert featuring music from Walt Disney films.

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Woman tells police she was beaten, confined in car

A Porter County woman reports being taken against her will from a bar in North Judson and beaten in her car en route to Portage.

October 20, 2014 3:54 pm

Flint LakeElementary School to hold Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 15

VALPARAISO | Flint Lake Elementary School PTA will hold a Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the school, 4106 Calumet Ave.

October 20, 2014 3:30 pm

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NAACP hosts meeting on driver's rights, responsibilities

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City branch of the NAACP will host a meeting Thursday to discuss the rights and responsibilities of drivers when stopped by police.

October 20, 2014 12:11 pm

Road closings loom in Hobart; motorists advised of detours

HOBART | A storm sewer installation project will close portions of 49th Avenue and LaSalle Street through Nov. 21.

October 20, 2014 12:05 am

Three new Hobart firefighters sworn in; force boosted to 53

HOBART | The Hobart Fire Department now has 53 firefighters after three people were added to the force.

October 20, 2014 12:05 am

Dyer accepts applications for boards, commissions

DYER | The town is accepting applications for board and commission appointment until Nov. 14.

October 20, 2014 12:05 am

New fees raise compensation for Dyer's building inspectors

DYER |  Raising the building department fees means that town inspectors will no longer be working for what translates to minimum wage, Town Administrator Rick Eberly said.

October 20, 2014 12:05 am
GSU Concert Chorale at Valpo First United Methodist Church

GSU Concert Chorale at Valpo First United Methodist Church

VALPARAISO | Governors State University presents the newly-formed GSU Concert Chorale in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 103 Franklin St. The 130-voice Chorale, under the direction of Albert M. Jackson will perform works by Beethoven, Vierne, Copland and Randall Th…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Council to unveil philanthropic initiative

MICHIGAN CITY | The Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of LaPorte County invites the community to the unveiling of its new philanthropic initiative from 8 to 9 a.m. Nov. 6 at NIEF Lounge, 402 Franklin St.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Supporter collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls fight poverty

GARY | A NWI/Chicago City-Wide Shoe Drive organized by a woman named Jeana Payne is collecting shoes to help the poor.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Caring ways earn home health nurse top state award

Caring ways earn home health nurse top state award

Nurse Johanne Janke of Community Hospital Home Health Services, Munster, has been named the 2014 Home Care and Hospice Nurse from the State of Indiana by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Janke’s nomination at the state level recog…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
CHS students benefit from fine art at Brauer Museum of Art

CHS students benefit from fine art at Brauer Museum of Art

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton High School International Baccalaureate Advanced Art and Drawing 2 students began their curricular adventures by viewing original art in a fine arts museum setting to inspire their creative problem solving and learning.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Sau of Demta; service set for veterans

CHESTERTON | Dr. Faron of Duneland Dental Group is looking forward to its second year of giving back to area veterans by assisting them in getting some needed dental care on Nov. 7 with other area dentists.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

VHS speech and debate team ranked among the top in the nation

VALPARAISO | It takes a special kind of kid to spend long hours, before and after school, during the weekends, nearly year-around, honing their skills of persuasion.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Truck manager finds good health requires commitment

Truck manager finds good health requires commitment

SCHERERVILLE | What do you get when you combine smart eating and a motivated, focused workout routine with a dash of extraordinary common sense and plenty of commitment?

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

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October 19, 2014 12:05 am

Lake Station man accused of abusing 6-year-old girl

CROWN POINT | A 25-year-old man is accused of inappropriately touching a 6-year-old girl. 

October 19, 2014 12:05 am

Cedar Lake planners review new storage facility proposal

CEDAR LAKE | The Plan Commission has reviewed a plan for a new storage facility business on Wicker Avenue.

October 19, 2014 12:05 am
CHS school counselors 'On the Go'

CHS school counselors 'On the Go'

CHESTERTON | The Chesterton High School Guidance Department celebrated CollegeGo!Week during the last full week of September and activities will continue throughout the fall. CollegeGo!Week is an annual campaign in the state of Indiana to help Hoosier students plan for education beyond high …

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

United Way of Porter County welcomes new board members

VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County (UWPC) welcomes two new board members, J.J. Peller and Carl Wenz, who will both serve 3-year terms.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
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