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Fate of 3,800 Lake adoptions hangs on justices' ruling

Fate of 3,800 Lake adoptions hangs on justices' ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in a dispute that could void 3,800 Lake County adoptions approved over the past 14 years.

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Crown Point to auction city-owned land

CROWN POINT | City-owned land occupied by Babe Ruth League ball fields on Indiana Avenue will be auctioned to get ready for the league's planned move to 101st Avenue.

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Reputed gang member fights motion to keep jurors' identities secret

HAMMOND | Attorneys for a reputed Imperial Gangsters member facing the death penalty say there is insufficient evidence to support the government's request that jurors' identities be kept from their client.

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IUN grad students propose new education strategies

IUN grad students propose new education strategies

GARY | Graduate students at Indiana University Northwest took information from a community conversation on education and developed a strategic plan that was presented Tuesday at a Conversation on Education Part II.

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Police release evidence as part of investigation into vandalized bulldog statue

Police release evidence as part of investigation into vandalized bulldog statue

A photo of a gray, female hoodie jacket found at the scene of a vandalized statue of the Crown Point High School bulldog mascot was released by Crown Point police as part of their investigation.

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Galloway announces candidacy for LaPorte mayor

LAPORTE | The first candidate for mayor has emerged in LaPorte.

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Youths smash church windows, damage pole barn with ax

Youths smash church windows, damage pole barn with ax

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Two teens dressed in Mortal Kombat Halloween costumes smashed four windows with an ax Wednesday afternoon at the South Haven Church of the Nazarene and sliced through the siding of a nearby pole barn.

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Youths smash church windows, damage pole barn with ax

Youths smash church windows, damage pole barn with ax

Teens used an ax to damage a pole barn Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at South Haven Church of the Nazarene.

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Should annoying drinkers go to jail?

Should annoying drinkers go to jail?

INDIANAPOLIS | What does it mean for a drunk person to "annoy?"

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Illinois jobless rate declines in August

ST. LOUIS | Illinois' unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday.

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Judge: Libertarian candidate can be on Ill. ballot

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Study nixes teaching hospital, promotes trauma centers

A feasibility study ordered by the General Assembly throws cold water on proposals for a teaching hospital in Northwest Indiana but ratifies local hospitals' efforts to establish trauma centers and expand medical education.

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River Oaks shooting suspect held on $1 million bond

River Oaks shooting suspect held on $1 million bond

MARKHAM | An 18-year-old Sauk Village man was ordered held on $1 million bond in connection with a fatal shooting at River Oaks Center on Saturday.

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Munster man expected to serve 11 years under OWI plea agreement

Munster man expected to serve 11 years under OWI plea agreement

CROWN POINT | A Munster man is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in prison after admitting Thursday to drunken driving and causing a crash that killed a 61-year-old man. 

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South Shore CVA preparing holiday exhibit

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is doing some upkeep on its “A Christmas Story Comes Home” exhibit in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season.

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Kramer & Leonard donates school supplies to School City of Hammond

Kramer & Leonard donates school supplies to School City of Hammond

HAMMOND | Kramer & Leonard, an office supply store in Chesterton, Indiana, donated 70 school supply kits to the School City of Hammond. Each kit contained about 25 school supply items, including construction paper, colored pencils, crayons, folders, a composition book, pens, mechanical p…

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C.P. Volunteer Fire Dept. and Ladies Auxiliary present Fire Prevention Open House Oct. 5

CROWN POINT | Come out and visit with your local fire fighters! The Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary will present its annual Fire Prevention Open House on Sunday October 5, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Crown Point Fire Station, 126 N. East St. Fire Prevention…

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Navigators USA scouting troop open to all

Navigators USA scouting troop open to all

Navigators USA is a family based scouting troop and welcomes all people; boys and girls and adults no matter what gender, race, lifestyle, ability, religious or lack of religious belief.

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USF Crown Point, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point collaborating on disaster drill Saturday

Nursing students from the University of Saint Francis Crown Point and the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Academy will collaborate on a disaster drill Saturday at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of University of Saint Francis Crown Point, 12800 Mississippi Park…

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St. Mary Catholic Community School Walk-A-Thon slated for Oct. 10

St. Mary Catholic Community School Walk-A-Thon slated for Oct. 10

CROWN POINT | On the morning of Friday, Oct. 10, students at St. Mary Catholic Community School will show their appreciation for their teachers by participating in a walk-a-thon. The walk-a-thon is organized by St. Mary’s Parish Council and Finance Council. The purpose of the walk is to show…

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Professional Women's Conference continues success

Professional Women's Conference continues success

MERRILLVILLE | About 300 businesswomen from throughout the area gathered at the Radisson Hotel on Thursday to learn and share lessons on work and life during the Lakeshore Public Media Professional Women’s Conference.

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Crown Point Community School Corporation awarded Continuing Worldwide Accreditation

Crown Point Community School Corporation awarded Continuing Worldwide Accreditation

CROWN POINT | Superintendent Dr. Teresa A. Eineman announced today that Crown Point Community School Corporation earned continuing accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This actio…

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Trucker sentenced in beating of off-duty M'ville cop

Trucker sentenced in beating of off-duty M'ville cop

CROWN POINT | An Oregon truck driver was sentenced Thursday to 20 months in prison after a Lake County jury found him guilty in the battery of an off-duty Merrillville officer. 

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Ramencon anime convention returns to Radisson Hotel this weekend

Ramencon anime convention returns to Radisson Hotel this weekend

MERRILLVILLE | The Ramencon anime convention is returning to Radisson Hotel Star Plaza in Merrillville Sept. 19 through Sept. 21. The three-day convention offers attendees numerous activities, panels and special guests.

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Police seek public's help in investigation of bulldog statue vandalism

Police seek public's help in investigation of bulldog statue vandalism

CROWN POINT | Photos of a gray hoodie with a distinctive label and a sledgehammer with red paint streaks on its yellow handle were released Thursday by police investigating the vandalism of a high school bulldog statue.

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Whiting teen held without bond in cop's shooting

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered Jeremy Mendez held without bond in connection with the slaying of a retired Chicago cop in March.

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Lanes reopen after rollover closes I-394 at Sauk Trail

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | A rolled over semi trailer had all lanes of Interstate 394 closed Thursday morning at Sauk Trail, police said.

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Police release evidence as part of investigation into vandalized bulldog statue

Police release evidence as part of investigation into vandalized bulldog statue

A photo of a sledgehammer found at the scene of a vandalized statue of the Crown Point High School bulldog mascot was released by Crown Point police as part of their investigation.

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Police investigation of vandalized bulldog statue continues

Police investigation of vandalized bulldog statue continues

A sweatshirt found at the scene of a vandalized statue of the Crown Point High School bulldog mascot shows a distinct white and black clothing label, police said. Crown Point police released evidence photos Thursday as part of their investigation into the incident.

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Pressure rises over Lake County government pay raises

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is getting it from all sides in the debate over potential county employee pay raises in 2015.

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Drenth's Highway Garage to hold open house

SCHERERVILLE | Drenth's Highway Garage, a tire dealer and an auto repair shop, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house Saturday.

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Coroner still seeking help in ID'ing man found dead in Gary

The Lake County Coroner's office again issued a plea for the public's help Thursday in identifying a man found dead in Gary last month.

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Wood stove swaps will clean air

A wood stove swap program in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties can net participants a voucher of $1,000 toward purchase of a new EPA-certified wood stove and up to $4,000 to replace an outdoor wood boiler (hydronic heater).

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Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

Indiana University honors Ukraine crash victim

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A posthumous doctoral degree has been given to the family of an Indiana University student among those killed when a jetliner was shot down over Ukraine.

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C.P. Legion Auxiliary 20 hosts Hawaiian luau on Saturday

CROWN POINT | The Crown Point  American Legion Auxiliary Unit 20 hosts a Hawaiian luau from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Legion, 1401 N. Main St.

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South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

Charlie Watson shows of a sculpture he created at the Crown Point Arts Center. Classes are offered for children and adults.

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Space Race 5K Run/2K Walk benefits Challenger Learning Center

Blast off with the Space Race 5K Run & 2K Walk this Sunday at 9 a.m. at the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana on the campus of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. 

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Pipeline company donate nozzles to firefighters

GRIFFITH | The Griffith Fire Department recently received a donation of three Task Force Tips Blitzfire oscillating monitors from Marathon Pipeline LLC.

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Diary tells of WWI from the homefront in Whiting

(Editor' note: This is the second part of a column about the newly-discovered diary of a 1914-18 Whiting High School student.)

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

Firemen in a boat work with a man with a stalled vehicle in the 5300 block of Buchanan Street, Merrillville, during the severe flooding that took place in northwest Indiana in mid-September of 2008 in this photo by Times photographer Tony V. Martin. Days of steady rain caused flooding and ev…

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

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New elementary school offers aftercare program at youthclub

GARY | Mosaic Community School has opened an elementary school serving grades K-2 for the 2014-15 school year with plans to offer additional grades each subsequent year with a high-quality curriculum, positive school culture with an integration of the arts. Mosaic offer students an active, i…

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YMCA briefs

Portage YMCA

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Veterans garden established at The Salvation Army

EAST CHICAGO | A Veterans Memorial Garden has been established at The Salvation Army Corps Building in East Chicago, made possible by a partnership with The Salvation Army and Home Depot in Hammond for the space and location, as well as support from the East Chicago: My Garden Grant sponsore…

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A few years down the road

Well, I attended one of those events that marks a seminal moment in one’s life.

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South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

Leona Jurinice, right, teaches a Cabernet & Canvas Workshop at the Crown Point Arts Center at 123 N. Main St. A variety of classes and workshops start at all three SSA locations the week of Oct. 6.

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South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

South Shore Arts hosts fall classes in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond

South Shore Arts will begin its fall term of classes the week of Oct. 6 at its locations in Munster, Crown Point and Hammond.

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Newly formed GSU Chorale announces season

UNIVERSITY PARK | The 130-voice Governors State University Concert Chorale, under the direction of Albert M. Jackson, has announced their 2014-2015 season. The group, which operated for the past 16 seasons under the name South Suburban Chorale, recently moved to GSU.

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