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Hammond man dies from wounds suffered in bar shooting

HAMMOND | A Hammond man died Tuesday from wounds he suffered in a shooting last weekend at a bar on Hohman Avenue, officials said.

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WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: No. 2 Chesterton tops No. 1 L.C. in girls golf

WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: No. 2 Chesterton tops No. 1 L.C. in girls golf

Cara Kroeger carded a 41, and Grace Davis followed with a 42 as the Times No. 2 Chesterton girls golf team topped No. 1 Lake Central 174-182 on Wednesday at Palmira.

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Police: Man fled with purse after dragging woman on ground

GARY | A Gary woman told police Tuesday that a man fled with her purse after dragging her on the pavement while she tried to hold onto it, police said.

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Valpo man accused of trying to make drug inside Hobart apartment

Valpo man accused of trying to make drug inside Hobart apartment

CROWN POINT | A Valparaiso man is accused trying to make methamphetamine out of a Hobart apartment earlier this year, according to court records.

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Man accused of stabbing men during dispute at barbecue

Man accused of stabbing men during dispute at barbecue

CROWN POINT | A Gary man is accused of stabbing two men after a late night barbecue led to a fight. 

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VNA of Porter County to offer Life Insurance for the Living workshop

VALPARAISO | The public is invited to attend a Life Insurance for the Living workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Visiting Nurse Association Administration building, 2401 Valley Drive. The workshop is sponsored by the VNA Forever Society of the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County.

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Laborers For Christ provide more than carpentry skills

Laborers For Christ provide more than carpentry skills

DE MOTTE | Nineteen years after Faith Lutheran Church invited Laborers For Christ to build its current DeMotte facility, congregants invited them back this spring to tackle a expansion project. And while the names of the men and women have changed over the years, the Rev. Jared Raebel said h…

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Spaghetti dinner and more to aid Highland fire victims

Spaghetti dinner and more to aid Highland fire victims

HIGHLAND | The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. James the Less Church will host a Porte De L'eau Fire Community Benefit from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in the church hall, 9640 Kennedy Ave. 

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Dare to Care by volunteering Friday at adult day center

GARY | We Care From The Heart Social Services is again partnering with Lake Area United Way for the annual Day Of Caring. This year, We Care From Thwe Heart's “Dare to Care” project will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at The Mary Lane Center, 4859 Georgia St., an adult day center and a…

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Police and community groups host Night Out Against Crime

Police and community groups host Night Out Against Crime

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department and Choice Community Council hosted the town's 19th annual National Night Out Against Crime celebration Aug. 5 at the Munster Community Pool. This year's event, an effort to promote police and community partnerships through a variety of fun and educati…

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Methodist honors trio at Service Award Banquet

Methodist honors trio at Service Award Banquet

HOBART | Methodist Hospitals honored employees by recognizing their dedication and commitment to the mission of Methodist Hospitals at its annual Service Awards Banquet earlier this year. The banquet at Avalon Manor recognized all employees who reached five-year service milestones, honoring …

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Award-winning mystery writer to visit library

Award-winning mystery writer to visit library

CROWN POINT | Award-winning author Ben H. Winters will visit the Crown Point Community Library for a 6 p.m. Thursday discussion of the third book in his Last Policeman trilogy, "World of Trouble," and mystery writing in general.

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Homeless center holds Coffee and Conversation and tour

Homeless center holds Coffee and Conversation and tour

GARY | Join Sojourner Truth House Executive Director Sister Peg Spindler, CSA, for Coffee and Conversation from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday as she takes guests on a tour of the Gary day center, 410 W. 13th Ave., that serves more than 2,000 homeless and at-risk women and children, as well as men, ea…

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Financial Peace University classes offered

CHESTERTON | Liberty Bible church will offer a nine-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course which is open to the community. The classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 17. A free preview class will also be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 for anyon…

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PNC communication students have new media concentration

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central Communication majors have a new academic option and may choose a concentration in media.

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Alice Peacock concert benefits Porter County Museum Friday

VALPARAISO | Join the Porter County Museum Foundation and Imagine Music at the Memorial Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Friday for a benefit concert featuring Alice Peacock and local singer/songwriter Kate Myers.

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Kate Brogan completes Gold Award project

Kate Brogan completes Gold Award project

VALPARAISO | Kate Brogan, a senior at Valparaiso High School and a Girl Scout for 13 years, has completed her Gold Award project in conjunction with Kidworks of Chesterton and the Boys & Girls Club of Valparaiso.

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Indiana Fallen Heroes project looks for volunteers for Labor Day parade

LOWELL | The Indiana Fallen Heroes Project is looking for community volunteers to help carry placards of fallen Hoosier servicemen and women during the Lowell Labor Day Parade.

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Higgs gives away school supplies on Saturday

HAMMOND | Hammond 3rd District Councilman Anthony W. Higgs holds his 13th annual back to school supply giveaway Saturday.

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Highland seeks more cop volunteers

HIGHLAND | The Highland Police are looking for more members to join the Volunteers in Police Services.

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Conservation club to hold open house on Sunday

CHESTERTON | The North Porter County Conservation Club will host an open house on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at its facility, 933 N. Calumet Ave.

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Download the NWI Preps app and enter our contest

Download the NWI Preps app and enter our contest

Looking for an easy way to get all your high school sports-related news and scores? All you have to do is go to the iTunes store or Android Market, search "NWI Preps" and hit download.

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TUESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Nicpon leads Marian golfers

Mira Nicpon's 86 led the Marian Catholic girls golf team Tuesday at the New Trier quadrangular.

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TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Andrean ranked No. 1 in preseason football poll

TUESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Andrean ranked No. 1 in preseason football poll

Defending Class 3A state champion Andrean opened the season atop the Associated Press football rankings, which were released Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 9:00 pm

Man recently released from community corrections shot and killed in Gary

GARY | A 37-year-old man released from Lake County Community Corrections last month after serving time for dealing cocaine was shot and killed in Gary late Monday night.

August 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Cedar Lake man accused of shooting dog

CROWN POINT | A 34-year-old man is charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun after allegedly shooting his wife's dog, according to court records. 

August 19, 2014 5:15 pm

Porter County arrests

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August 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Porter County crime briefs

Woman arrested after almost being struck by traffic

August 19, 2014 12:30 pm

State police to conduct checkpoint in Porter County on Friday

Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Porter County Friday night.

August 19, 2014 9:41 am

DeMartinis named interim OE chief

VALPARAISO | Ellen DeMartinis has been named the interim CEO of Opportunity Enterprises.

August 19, 2014 8:50 am
East Chicago hospital names new CFO

East Chicago hospital names new CFO

Art Vasquez has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer for St. Catherine Hospital.

August 19, 2014 8:30 am

Porter County arrests

ARRESTS

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

County Road 1050 North closed in Chesterton

CHESTERTON | Porter County Highway Department and Rieth Riley Construction will close County Road 1050 North 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Work will take place from Meridian Road to County Road 50 West. Local residential traffic only allowed during this period.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo police will greet students, staff when school begins Wednesday

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso students returning to school on Wednesday will be greeted by Valparaiso police officers.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds benefit Friday

CROWN POINT | The Northwest Indiana Chapter of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds a fundraiser starting at 6 p.m. Friday at Buddy & Pal's, 1206 E. Summit St., Crown Point.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Lowell leaders want input on planned curb, sidewalk project

LOWELL | Town leaders are interested in learning residents' opinions about a planned curb and sidewalk project.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

South Hammond Crime Watch group meets Thursday

HAMMOND | The South Hammond Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hammond Housing Authority conference room, 1402 173rd St.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Hessville Neigborhood Crime Watch meets Thursday

HAMMOND | The Hessville Neighborhood Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County crime briefs

A fourth counterfeit $100 bill surfaces

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Emergency workers on scene of gas leak in Calumet Township

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Emergency workers responded Monday night to a gas leak in the 3100 block of West 47th Place in Calumet Township, officials said.

August 18, 2014 11:21 pm
MONDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Sloan leads T.F. South golfers in loss

MONDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Sloan leads T.F. South golfers in loss

T.F. South's Maggie Sloan was medalist with a 35, but the Rebels fell to Richards 165-182 Monday in a South Suburban boys golf crossover match at Stony Creek.

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MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Wheeler girls blank Hobart in soccer

MONDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: Wheeler girls blank Hobart in soccer

Maycee Zeitlow registered a goal and an assist and Kadie Spoor made four saves as Wheeler blanked Hobart 3-0 in the teams' girls soccer opener Monday.

August 18, 2014 9:00 pm

Union grievance officer files suit against ArcelorMittal

HAMMOND | A union grievance officer is claiming he was discriminated against while employed at the ArcelorMittal's Indiana Harbor West facility.

August 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Lake County patrol officer sues department

HAMMOND | A patrol officer with the Lake County Police Department has filed suit against Lake County, the police department, Sheriff John Buncich, and former Commander Henry Woronka claiming his civil rights were violated.

August 18, 2014 4:44 pm

Police: Suspect attacked E.C. teen, took his cellphone

EAST CHICAGO | A 16-year-old lifting weights in a garage Saturday in the Indiana Harbor neighborhood was attacked by a man who took his cellphone, East Chicago police said.

August 18, 2014 4:26 pm

Police: E.C. man may have been wounded with shotgun

EAST CHICAGO | An officer stopped a car for speeding early Sunday and found a 24-year-old passenger with a gunshot wound, police said.

August 18, 2014 4:26 pm

E.C. police seeking tips after man shot in legs offers few details

EAST CHICAGO | Officers investigating a call of shots fired early Saturday found a 24-year-old man laying on the ground who called out he'd been shot, police said.

August 18, 2014 4:27 pm

3 arrested after burglary at abandoned school, Gary police say

GARY | Three men were arrested Sunday after officers found them loading items from an abandoned school into a U-Haul truck, police said.

August 18, 2014 4:25 pm

Man shot in leg while riding motorcycle, Gary police say

GARY | A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg Sunday morning in the Delaney Housing development in Gary's Midtown section, police said.

August 18, 2014 4:25 pm

Two stabbed after argument in Gary, police say

GARY | Two people were stabbed early Monday during a fight in Gary, police said.

August 18, 2014 4:25 pm
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