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One way or another, Hanover Central girls basketball coach Doug Nelson had to hit the century mark on Wednesday night. And Nelson picked up his 100th win as his Wildcats beat Calumet, 71-21, in Greater South Shore Conference play.
HOMEWOOD | Three people accused of being involved in an armed robbery of a Bank of America branch in Homewood were in police custody late Wednesday, authorities said.
HAMMOND | A 39-year-old man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to three years and one month in prison, according to court records.
PORTAGE | City officials blamed Mother Nature on Tuesday night for falling behind on residential leaf pickup this fall.
GARY | A man was shot Wednesday morning while walking in the 2300 block of Connecticut Street, police said.
MUNSTER | The hospitals in the Community Healthcare System were recognized among America's 100 best in multiple specialties, by a company that ranks hospitals nationwide.
SCHERERVILLE | The Northwest Regional SWAT team has scheduled a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to midnight Dec. 13 at the Halls of St. George, 905 E. Joliet St. in Schererville.
MERRILLVILLE | The town's Metropolitan Police Commission meets in executive session at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Merrillville Police Department conference room.
HAMMOND | Two major north-south routes will be back to normal soon, relieving region residents who endured detours for months.
VALPARAISO | Renowned jewelry designer Alex Woo will appear at Martin Binder Jeweler, 23 Lincolnway, in Valparaiso during the open house in December.
MERRILLVILLE | Michael Hicks, director of the Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research and a professor of economics in the Miller College of Business, will review economic trends in 2013 and offer a forecast for the business climate in 2014.
PORTAGE | Monnier Street between Mulberry and Stone avenues will be closed beginning Friday morning through the end of the month to install a water main.
HOBART | A 21-year-old Portage man stole items valued at $61,000 from a Hobart warehouse, police said.
GRIFFITH | United Federal Credit Union in sponsoring a food drive at its Griffith branch to collect food for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
HOBART | A 19-year-old Hobart man allegedly struck another man after getting into a dispute with him over ruts made in his yard.
Do you have questions about the new Health Insurance Marketplace? Staff members at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System are providing free information sessions on “Navigating the Marketplace.”
PORTER COUNTY | The Porter County Public Library Service has added three databases.
CHESTERTON | The Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center is offering free nature storytelling sessions for kids on select Thursdays in December.
VALPARAISO | United Way of Porter County (UWPC) hosted its 4th annual Valparaiso Half Marathon on Nov. 10. All proceeds raised at the event went to UWPC’s Power of Youth Council. The student-led council is a United Way initiative that is comprised of Porter County high school students who ra…
PORTER COUNTY | The last day of the 2013 season for public access to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove compost site, 546 S. County Road 400 West, will be Saturday.
VALPARAISO | About 3,800 runners and walkers participated in the annual Valparaiso Turkey Trot, which is hosted by the Porter-Starke Services Foundation. Despite colder weather, this annual event set another record for event participants, both for the Turkey Trot and other similar races in N…
HOBART | The Hobart Area Concert Band, formally known as Rusty Pipes, will host its annual winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hobart Middle School Auditorium, 36 E. Eighth St.
CHESTERTON | The general public is invited to attend a free Small Business Administration Loan (SBA Loan) seminar at 9 a.m. Thursday at Riley’s Railhouse, 123 4th St. The event will include a free brunch provided by Harvest Circle Workshop.
GARY | For many years, the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana in Miller has presented an annual “Christmas for the Animals” fundraiser at the shelter.
HAMMOND | Fulbright Scholar Rukhsana Hasan, director of Gender Studies at Fatima Jinna Women's University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, will be speaking on women's rights in relationship to voting in Pakistan at Thursday's meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area.
MERRILLVILLE | A free craft table is available to children visiting the Lake County Public Library's Merrillville branch, 1919 W. 81st Ave.
CROWN POINT | Car rear windows were reported broken out in three separate weekend incidents in Crown Point.
CALUMET CITY | City Clerk Nyota Figgs and Alderman Magdalena "Leni" Wosczynski are co-hosting the 19th annual Christmas Toy Drive in the city's 2nd Ward.
GARY | Volunteers are needed this month by Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana as the agency continues its work building homes for families.
Chicago's most exciting holiday shopping show and fine art and craft festival.
Downtown Valparaiso celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with holiday music, ice carvings, a holiday village market and a live nativity.
Ren'Cia Rolling's 22 points led visiting T.F. South to a 68-52 win over Joliet West in girls basketball action Tuesday night.
Hannah Kukurugya and Aly Tetzloff each won two individual events as Times No. 1 Crown Point edged No. 3 Chesterton 99-87 in Duneland Athletic Conference girls swimming action Tuesday night.
SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Parks Department is hosting a candy cane hunt for children on Dec. 15 at the Schererville Community Center, 500 E. Joliet St.
HAMMOND | A former Cook County deputy pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of selling a firearm to a convicted felon, according to court records.
CROWN POINT | The theft of a water heater and copper wiring from a vacant Crown Point home is under investigation by police.
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill, has announced her support of a bill to uphold a federal ban on firearms that are undetectable by metal detectors.
HAMMOND | The Orak Shrine Circus open to a four-day run Thursday at the Hammond Civic Center.
CROWN POINT | A 24-year-old Whiting man was handed a 45-year prison sentence Tuesday in the shooting of a rival during a party.
CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for his role in a brawl that left a man dead.
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PORTER COUNTY | Valparaiso and Porter County police are warning residents about a scam involving phone calls demanding a ransom for a family member.
SOUTH BEND | The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday filed another lawsuit against the U.S. government, saying the federal health care overhaul forcing it to provide health insurance for students and employees that covers birth control contravenes the teachings of the Roman Catholic institution.
Three area funeral homes are accepting donations through Friday for the annual Toys for Tots drive.
LAKE STATION |There will be a River Forest Community Outreach meeting from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at the junior-senior high school, 3300 Indiana St.
HAMMOND | Richard Van Orman, Purdue University Calumet Professor Emeritus of History and John F. Kennedy scholar, discusses the book "The Unending Quest for the Answer to the Question: Who Killed John F. Kennedy?" at 5:30 today in Room 101 of the university's Gyte Science Building.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station Fire Department has approximately 240 smoke alarms for the deaf/hard of hearing.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Police Department issued 232 citations during the recent Safe Family Travels Campaign.
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