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Coroner asks for help in locating Hammond man's relatives

Coroner asks for help in locating Hammond man's relatives

HAMMOND | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking for the public's help in locating the next of kin of a Hammond man who died earlier this month.

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Hammond man accused of rape, sexual battery

HAMMOND | A 26-year-old man is accused of raping a woman Monday in Hammond, according to court records. 

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Scholarships awarded to four Lake Central graduates

Scholarships awarded to four Lake Central graduates

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville Civic Funds Inc. recently awarded academic grants to four 2014 Lake Central High School graduates.

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'Shifting Sands' film shown Sunday at National Lakeshore

GARY |  Get a preview of the upcoming documentary film “Shifting Sands” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, 100 N. Lake St. A 10-minute trailer for the film will be shown. Then, join the film’s executive producer, …

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Adoption fees waived, hours extended this weekend at HSCA

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will extend its hours this entire weekend with adoption fees waived for everyone today through Sunday as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Shelter hours all three days are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 421 45th St. All adoptions require an approved a…

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Animal hospital hosts yard sale Sunday for shelter

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Animal Hospital, 6226 Cleveland St., will host a giant yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday to benefit the Humane Society of Northwest Indiana.

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Community comes together to help fire victim

VALPARAISO | Porter County Aging and Community Services staff united with community members to help a recent fire victim get her life back on track.

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Abandoned mallards nurtured and released by volunteer

Abandoned mallards nurtured and released by volunteer

HAMMOND | Rescuing and nurturing abandoned or hurt animals is nothing new to Joe Michalik, a volunteer at the Indiana Welcome Center.

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Caucus slated for Hebron council vacancy

HEBRON | The selection of someone to fill the remaining term of town Councilwoman Joyce Kaczmarski will take place at a party caucus to be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the town's community center.

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THURSDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illiana Christian wins volleyball opener

THURSDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: Illiana Christian wins volleyball opener

The Illiana Christian girls volleyball team opened its season Thursday with a 28-26, 25-11 Metro Suburban Conference road win over Ridgewood.

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THURSDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: C.P.'s Kukurugya takes bronze at Pan Pac games

THURSDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: C.P.'s Kukurugya takes bronze at Pan Pac games

Crown Point sophomore Hannah Kukurugya finished third in the 200 fly at the 2014 Junior Pan Pac Championships on Thursday in Maui, Hawaii.

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2014 Bloom Township Football Schedule

Aug. 29 – at Thornwood, 7 p.m.

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2014 Thornridge Football Schedule

Aug. 29 – at Joliet Central, 6:30 p.m.

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2014 Mount Carmel Football Schedule

Aug. 31 – vs. Philadelphia St. Joseph's Prep at Toyota Park, noon

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2014 Crete-Monee Football Schedule

Aug. 29 – T.F. South, 7 p.m.

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2014 Homewood-Flossmoor Football Schedule

Aug. 29 – vs. Harlan, 7:30 p.m.

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2014 St. Francis de Sales Football Schedule

Aug. 31 – vs. Washington, 5 p.m.

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2014 Marian Catholic Football Schedule

Aug. 29 – vs. Hyde Park, 6:30 p.m.

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2014 T.F. North Football Schedule

Aug. 30 – vs. Urban Prep Charter/West, Noon

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2014 Thornwood Football Schedule

Aug. 29 -- Bloom Twp., 7 p.m.

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2014 Washington Football Schedule

Aug. 30 – at St. Francis de Sales at Kroc Stadium, 5 p.m.

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2014 T.F. South Football Schedule

Aug 29 – at Crete-Monee, 7 p.m

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Scouting Week 1 of Illinois Prep Football

Hyde Park at Marian Catholic

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Porter County crimeTimes

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BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

WHITING | BP officials have notified the state of Indiana that more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide were released into the air following an explosion at its Whiting Refinery.

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Gary mayor to speak at chamber lunch meeting

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will speak at the next Gary Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, set for noon Sept. 8 at Majestic Star Casino Event Center.

August 28, 2014 9:37 am

Fitness instructor workshops planned

SCHERERVILLE | Omni Health & Fitness and the National Exercise Trainers Association, a nonprofit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring two nationally-recognized workshops which are open to the public.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Educators Open House held tonight for preschool and early elementary teachers

LAKE STATION | An Educator Open House will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, inside Three Rivers County Park at 2800 Colorado St. Preschool and early elementary grade teachers are invited to learn about the variety of Discovery Trips at Bellaboo’s …

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Whiting welcomes new firefighters

Whiting welcomes new firefighters

WHITING | The City of Whiting welcomed three new firefighters this month at the Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Don Quijote Education Fund benefits local students

Don Quijote Education Fund benefits local students

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School student Madeline Blaney and recent VHS graduate Nicole Pniak were the 2014 recipients of the Don Quijote Education Fund awards.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Nonprofit raffles Chevy Corvette

Leaving Tracks Inc., with the support of the Tengelsen Family Foundation is selling raffle tickets for a 1995 Chevrolet Corvette to benefit American Greyhound, helping greyhound rescue and adoption.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County arrests

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August 28, 2014 12:00 am
New medical building receives blessing

New medical building receives blessing

MUNSTER | Franciscan Medical Specialists’ newest facility was blessed and dedicated last month during a packed ceremony. The blessing program performed by the Rev. Gregory Holicky was hosted by Barb Greene, president of Franciscan Healthcare Munster; Sister Jane Marie Klein, O.S.F., chairper…

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: St Francis de Sales to forfeit football opener

WEDNESDAY'S ILLINOIS PREP ROUNDUP: St Francis de Sales to forfeit football opener

The St. Francis de Sales football team will forfeit its season opener against East Side rival Washington.

August 27, 2014 11:00 pm

Eastbound Borman open after fuel leak

HAMMOND | All lanes on eastbound Interstate 80/94 reopened about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday after crews cleaned up fuel leaking from a semi near Kennedy Avenue, police said.

August 27, 2014 10:15 pm
WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: No. 2 L.C. outshoots No. 3 C.P.

WEDNESDAY'S INDIANA PREP ROUNDUP: No. 2 L.C. outshoots No. 3 C.P.

In a battle between Times No. 2 Lake Central and No. 3 Crown Point, three golfers tied for medalist honors while shooting 1-under-par scores at Youche Country Club on Wednesday to give the Indians a 168-186 win.

August 27, 2014 10:00 pm

Defendant admits he sought cocaine from undercover cop

HAMMOND | A man pleaded guilty on his second day of trial Tuesday to federal charges alleging he attempted to buy 10 kilograms of cocaine from an undercover officer at a Gary truck stop.

August 27, 2014 9:25 pm

Motorist injured in fiery three-vehicle crash on Bishop Ford

DOLTON | A fiery crash on the Bishop Ford Freeway late Tuesday left one man with head injuries and another facing drunken driving charges.

August 27, 2014 7:05 pm

Police: Man taken to hospital after being assaulted, robbed

GARY | A 20-year-old man was taken to an emergency room after he was struck in the face and robbed by two men with guns, Gary police said.

August 27, 2014 6:53 pm

St. John police investigating shooting that wounded man

ST. JOHN | Police are investigating a domestic dispute that reportedly left a man hospitalized with severe wounds Wednesday morning at a home in St. John.

August 27, 2014 6:54 pm
E.C. man sentenced to 15 years in child molesting case

E.C. man sentenced to 15 years in child molesting case

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison after admitting to molesting two girls, according to court records. 

August 27, 2014 5:45 pm
Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Family Concern Counseling

Porter County Community Foundation awards grant to Family Concern Counseling

VALPARAISO| Family Concern Counseling (FCC) was presented with a Community Fund grant from the Porter County Community Foundation to purchase video and sound equipment for the organization’s play-therapy rooms. The new technology will help FCC to accommodate a growing need for its services a…

August 27, 2014 2:07 pm
Man pulls BB gun on employee at Port of Indiana

Man pulls BB gun on employee at Port of Indiana

PORTAGE | A Chicago man is facing felony intimidation charges after he pulled a BB gun on a man at a local steel company Tuesday night.

August 27, 2014 11:35 am

Public welcome at tonight's discussion of song lyrics

GARY | The Gary Commission on The Social Status of Black Males, in conjunction with the Minority Male Initiative & Student Support Services at Ivy Tech College, is sponsoring a Village Circle Talk, “The Devastating Impact That Violent & Obscene Lyrics Are Having on Our Youth,” from 6…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
Local concert held for Hilltop Neighborhood House

Local concert held for Hilltop Neighborhood House

VALPARAISO | The Alliance of Students Against Poverty Club from Valparaiso High School hosted a concert at Valpo Velvet Ice Cream Shoppe in Valparaiso on May 30 to raise resources to fight local poverty. The group raised $2,000 from ticket sales to the event and donated the money to Hilltop …

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Local HVAC company donates systems for charity event

VALPARAISO | Aire Serv of Valparaiso, owned by Rennie “Ren” Pavich, donated two heating and air conditioning systems for the Bret Laczynski Third Annual “Love You More” Golf Outing and Benefit Dinner held at the Avalon Manor earlier this month.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
CPHS students and grads play big role at national convention

CPHS students and grads play big role at national convention

CROWN POINT | Thirty Crown Point High School students, three Senior Classical League college students and CPHS alumni, and two sponsors joined 1,800 other delegates this summer at the 61st annual National Junior Classical League Convention held at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

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Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade

Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade

HAMMOND | Volunteers are needed to join Books, Brushes & Bands for Education in the door-to-door Volunteers needed for second annual Book Brigade delivery of children’s books through several Hammond neighborhoods for the second annual Book Brigade.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Edison Crime Watch group meets Sept. 3

HAMMOND | The Edison Crime Watch group meets Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Edison School, 7025 Madison St., Hammond.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Registration due Friday for Schererville Citizens Police Academy

SCHERERVILLE | Applications will be accepted until Friday for the Schererville Citizens Police Academy.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am
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