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The RailCats will be the first American home to right-handed pitcher Takahiro Matsuka, a reliever with Japanese Major League experience.
A bill that would have required high school football teams to limit tackling in practices to one day a week didn't make it through the Illinois General Assembly. But its sponsor hopes the state's prep sports governing body adopts the measure aimed at concussion prevention.
It might not seem like spring is only two weeks away after the area received heavy snowfall Tuesday.
MERRILLVILLE | Steve Kramer spent Monday night drawing attention to the “fiscal cliff” debate in Congress by standing on the curb in front of the Merrillville office of U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky.
HAMMOND | A judge ruled a federal agent used reasonable force in the 2007 shooting death of Rosalio Rincon in a parking lot at a busy Hobart crossroads.
BREA, Calif. | American Suzuki Motor Corp. on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it will cease selling automobiles in the U.S. as part of a plan to restructure its business.
GARY | An Indiana National Guard unit that lost six members of its company during a nearly yearlong deployment in Afghanistan returned Wednesday to Northwest Indiana.
CHICAGO | A Steger man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being found guilty of murder in 2009 spurred by jealousy that left his estranged wife and former girlfriend dead and eventually killed his father.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he will move to return a former East Chicago man here to be tried for a 13-year-old Whiting homicide.
Struggling Maryland-based steelmaker RG Steel LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.
The Illinois House has passed legislation giving the state the power to acquire private property for a proposed expressway connecting Interstate 65 in Indiana with Interstate 55 in Illinois.
FORT CARSON, Colo. | A soldier from Dyer on his third deployment to Afghanistan died Sunday from injuries he suffered in an improvised explosive device attack in Kunar province.
INDIANAPOLIS | The newest member of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list is a Hammond native accused of possessing and producing child pornography.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Lake Central's Glenn Robinson III and Bowman Academy's DeJuan Marrero will join Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris of Hamilton Southeastern in leading the Indiana All-Stars boys high school team against their Kentucky counterparts in June.
Cubs fans rest assured, your team's home opener will air on DirecTV after all.
WASHINGTON | The White House abruptly announced Monday that it had scuttled plans to hold the upcoming G-8 economic summit in Chicago, and would instead host world leaders at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland.
Lake County Animal Control shelter volunteers Peter and Lisa Madafferi took part in a last-minute animal rescue mission Sunday to the storm-ravaged southern part of the state.
Emergency crews desperately searched for survivors Saturday, a day after a violent wave of Midwest and Southern storms, including the tornado that flattened downstate Indiana communities, left behind a trail of shredded homes, downed power lines and streets littered with tossed vehicles.
Government watchdog groups are questioning NIPSCO's hiring of a top Indiana state energy policy adviser, who now will oversee the utility's relationships with regulators.
Union members are asking a federal judge to block Indiana's new right-to-work law. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 filed a suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hammond claiming the right-to-work law violates the federal and state constitutions.
Pa.-based Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has sent a letter to PUC's chancellor exhorting him to halt a disciplinary investigation of professor Maurice Eisenstein for what the group called harassment because of Eisenstein's expression of political and religious opinions online.…
Most local police Friday night reported no major weather-related incidents due to the day's winter storm.
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INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's unemployment rate remained steady at 9 percent in November, lagging behind the U.S. rate of 8.6 percent.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Purdue University officials say a 23-year-old student, whose Facebook page indicates he was from Crown Point, has been found dead at an off-campus residence.
Indiana's unemployment rate continued its recent upward trend by increasing to 8.9 percent for September-but jobless rates dipped in each of Northwest Indiana's seven counties.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's unemployment rate has continued its recent upward trend by increasing to 8.9 percent for September.
Heavy winds downed power lines, uprooted trees and knocked out power to more than 3,000 NIPSCO customers late Wednesday and early Thursday.
A study released Tuesday said the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime industry supports 227,000 jobs and generates billions of dollars in wages, tax revenue and purchases into the U.S. and Canadian economies.
A new study says the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway maritime industry supports 227,000 jobs and generates billions of dollars in wages, tax revenue and purchases into the U.S. and Canadian economies. Shipping along Lake Michigan's shoreline represented $14 billion of economic activity a…
State police say a crane toppled onto its side on the Indiana Toll Road construction zone near Grant Street late last night, forcing all lanes to be closed for hours so that it could be moved.
MINERAL, Va. | The most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Maine on Tuesday. Frightened office workers spilled into the streets in New York, and parts of the White House, Capitol and Pentagon were evacuated.
The husband of a Hammond native was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in a Minnesota prison for her murder.
A North Carolina man faces homicide and fugitive from justice charges after police in western Virginia discovered a woman's body in his car's trunk.
Severe storms whipped through the region Monday morning, knocking out power to thousands and causing delays on the South Shore and Metra commuter lines.
HOBART | The body of a missing Michigan woman was found Thursday morning in a suitcase in a Hobart pond.
PITTSBURGH | The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed assistant coaches Tony Granato, Todd Reirden -- a Valparaiso resident -- and Gilles Meloche to multi-year contract extensions.
Founder of the Majestic Star Casino company and prominent businessman Don Barden has died in Detroit of complications from lung cancer. Barden, 67, had a variety of business interests, including casinos, cable TV and real estate.
Founder of the Majestic Star Casino company and prominent businessman Don Barden has died in Detroit.
Dave Parry made it to the big time as a pro and college football referee.
CHICAGO | Emerging details about an al-Qaida plot to derail a U.S. train are eerily similar to a 2007 incident involving the Metra Electric Line over the Bishop Ford Freeway on Chicago's Southeast Side.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn says investment incentives the state has offered to a packaging manufacturer should create at least 40 jobs in Illinois.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Alex Burrows scored his second goal 5:22 into overtime, Roberto Luongo made 31 saves and the Vancouver Canucks avoided a historic playoff collapse by knocking the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks out in the first round with a 2-1 win in Game 7 on Tuesda…
HAMMOND | Two former Hoosier police officers have been indicted on federal drug charges for allegedly trafficking drugs in Northwest Indiana.
GRIFFITH | Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock said Wednesday he's raised about $159,000 in his campaign to unseat Sen. Dick Lugar in the May 2012 Republican primary election.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent in February, marking the first time since December 2008 that the jobless rate has dipped below 9 percent.
Advocacy groups say they have reached a deal with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a legal dispute over discharges of ship ballast water that could contain invasive species.
LANSING | The mother of a U.S. Marine whose funeral service was targeted by the Westboro Baptist Church is "disgusted" with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the controversial church's right to stage similar protests.
The third time proved to be a charm for the Vincennes Rivet girls basketball program. After finishing state runners-up to Fort Wayne Canterbury the last two years, the Patriots won their first crown with a 49-40 victory over Turkey Run in Saturday's Class A final at the Allen County War Memo…
INDIANAPOLIS | About 200 Indiana union members were gathered at the Statehouse by 7 a.m. region time today for a hearing on so-called right-to-work legislation opposed by unions and Democrats.
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