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Elderly woman stabbed to death at Methodist hospital; husband killed in Gary

Elderly woman stabbed to death at Methodist hospital; husband killed in Gary

MERRILLVILLE | A person of interest is in custody following the stabbing death of a female patient at The Methodist Hospitals' Southlake campus in Merrillville early Friday.

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Man shot to death in Gary

GARY | A 22-year-old man was shot and killed in Gary early Friday.

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Police arrest suspect in White Castle stickup

HAMMOND | Police arrested a local man Thursday night in connection with a Tuesday holdup of the White Castle Restaurant on Indianapolis Boulevard.

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Suspect robs Lansing payday loan store

Suspect robs Lansing payday loan store

LANSING | No one was injured when a man robbed a payday loan store on Torrence Avenue on Thursday and left behind what he claimed to be an explosive device that was actually inert, a news release states.

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Suspect robs Lansing payday loan store

Suspect robs Lansing payday loan store

Police have identified this man as the suspect in the Thursday robbery of Advance America on Torrence Avenue in Lansing.

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Man dies in Michigan City motorcycle accident

MICHIGAN CITY | A motorcyclist died Wednesday in an accident at the interchange at U.S. 20 and Ind. 212.

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U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel will pay $58 million to settle a lawsuit that alleges domestic steelmakers conspired to fix prices nearly a decade ago.

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Mental Health America of Porter County offers social support

Mental Health America of Porter County offers social support

Pictured are members of Open Door Social Club gathered with long-time volunteer Sandy Padovani.

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Man was center of family

Man was center of family

Argelio Trevino Sr., was a caring father to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, said his daughter, Maria Callas.

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Second session of summer camp in Cal City begins Monday

Second session of summer camp in Cal City begins Monday

The Calumet Memorial Park District is hosting a second summer camp session beginning Monday through Aug. 8.

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Second session of summer camp in Cal City begins Monday

Second session of summer camp in Cal City begins Monday

CALUMET CITY | The second session of the Calumet Memorial Park District camps will begin Monday and runs through Aug. 8.

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Fall open houses coming to South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College will be hosting several upcoming program-specific open houses for prospective students still weighing their college options for the fall semester, in addition to a comprehensive collegewide open house on Aug. 7. The remaining Open House schedule at both…

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Baum's Bridge Park

Baum's Bridge Park

Pictured is a picnic at Baum's Bridge.

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MHAPC offers tax credits for contributions

Mental Health America of Porter County offers Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits for contributions of $100 or more.

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Baum's Bridge Park

Baum's Bridge Park

The Baum's Bridge area in south Porter County has had continuous occupation for more than 11,000 years. In early times, it was a Native American encampment; later it was the site of a ferry crossing where today a bridge from Jasper to Porter counties is located.

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Parks Foundation hosts 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids

Parks Foundation hosts 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids

VALPARAISO | The 13th Annual Creekside Classic for Kids is Thursday. There is a morning skills competition for juniors age 12 and under, from 10 a.m. to noon and the Classic Golf Outing with foursomes composed of two adults and two juniors beginning at 1 p.m.

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Parks Foundation hosts 13th annual Creekside Classic for Kids

Parks Foundation hosts 13th annual Creekside Classic for Kids

A Creekside Classic Golf Skills contestant readies for her sand wedge shot during one of six the morning golfing skills contests in July 2013. The Creekside Classic also features a 12-hole scramble golf outing, cookout, prizes and awards hosted by the Valpo Parks Foundation. Registration for…

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Park briefs

Porter County Parks

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Duneland United Churches Resale supports Open Door Social Club summer outings

Duneland United Churches Resale supports Open Door Social Club summer outings

Open Door Social Club welcomes adults that have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are compliant with treatment.

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Duneland United Churches Resale supports Open Door Social Club summer outings

Duneland United Churches Resale supports Open Door Social Club summer outings

Mary Hodson, executive director MHPAC is shown with Doloris Weitzel, Duneland Resale Shop volunteer.

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Let's think positive about Chicago and Transit-Oriented Development

“Stillinoyed” is the phrase used in the highly visible and unpopular (in Illinois) billboards erected by the Hoosier state throughout Chicagoland to lure business from the Windy City and Illinois to Indiana.

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Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

EAST CHICAGO | When 22-year-old Rosalyn L. Weems passed away in 1995, her parents Captoria and George vowed to keep her legacy alive.

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Veteran teacher shares her passion for space exploration

Veteran teacher shares her passion for space exploration

Veteran teacher Lynne Vitkus is best known for getting her students excited about space exploration.

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Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

Weems scholarships honor legacy and reward educational excellence

Rosalyn L. Weems Memorial Scholarship and Youth Foundation President Captoria Weems, from left, recognizes recipients LeDeja France, Keon Brown and Destiney Reed, along with foundation Secretary Juanita Hill.

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Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

The Knights of the Round Table, from left, Tim Slatton, Will Akins, Russel Cole, Jacob Reinhart, Doug Delaughter and Steve Elser, strut their stuff in a scene from the Ross Summer Music Theatre production of "Spamalot," opening July 18 at Merrillville High School.

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Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

MERRILLVILLE | Ross Summer Music Theatre will celebrate its golden anniversary this month with a production of the musical "Spamalot" at Merrillville High School's Reinhart Auditorium, 276 E. 68th Place. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. July 18, 19, 25 and 26, and 3 p.m. July 20 and 27.

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Tribute and film will honor longtime theater and music director

Tribute and film will honor longtime theater and music director

MERRILLVILLE | As Ross Summer Music Theatre opens "Spamalot," its 51st summer musical in 50 years, they will be opening the curtain for the first time without Jerauld J. Reinhart, the group's founder.

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Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

Ross Summer Music Theatre turns golden with this year's musical

Pattsy (Steve Elser) and King Arthur (Doug Delaughter) try to convince Gallahad (Russel Cole) to become a Knight of the Round Table while Gallahad's mother (Pat Pohrte) looks on in a scene from the musical "Spamalot," the 50th birthday production of Ross Summer Music Theatre.

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Best-selling author hosts Write Stuff Workshop

Best-selling author hosts Write Stuff Workshop

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library will host a Writer’s Workshop on Saturday featuring Naleighna Kai, national best-selling author of "Every Woman Needs a Wife" and "Open Door Marriage."

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Adoption event offers firefighters fee waiver Saturday

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for firefighters as part of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.

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Whiting's Great American Picnic features small city, big cake

WHITING | Round up family and friends for Whiting’s Great American Picnic and Birthday Party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Whiting along 119th Street. Don’t miss out on a piece of the city’s giant birthday cake.

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Images of Whiting prizes presented today at gallery

WHITING | In honor of Whiting's 125th anniversary, the City of Whiting and Studio 659 are hosting an Images of Whiting Contest today through July 27.

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Night golf offered at Wicker Memorial Golf Course

HIGHLAND | If finding time to hit the links during the day is challenging, North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan has a solution: Night golf.

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East Chicago Fire Department receives $126,317 grant

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Fire Department has been awarded a $126,317 grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

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North Township Trustee hosts camp out Friday at Wicker Park

HIGHLAND | North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan is hosting a camp out today at Wicker Memorial Park pavilion.

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Hammond police institute new contact protocol

Hammond police institute new contact protocol

Schererville police Officer Brian Daniels pulls over a driver for speeding in Schererville while on patrol recently. In February 2013, the Schererville Police Department issued what is called a "productivity standard" that requires officers to enforce traffic laws through citations at least …

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Hammond police institute new contact protocol

Hammond police institute new contact protocol

Schererville police Officer Brian Daniels arrests a driver on a charge driving with a suspended license in Schererville.

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City, companies partner on health initiative

GARY | The city of Gary, Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, Methodist Hospitals and NIPSCO are holding weekly wellness-oriented events called Fitness Fridays.

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Chicago forestry crews trimming more trees in 2014

CHICAGO | The city of Chicago is announcing plans to trim 15,000 more trees this year than in 2013.

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Man was gentle giant

Man was gentle giant

John Dobrowolski was a gentle giant who loved to help other people, said Roxanne Dobrowolski, his wife of six years.

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Part of northbound I-65 near Fair Oaks closed for crash cleanup

FAIR OAKS | One lane of northbound Interstate 65 near Fair Oaks remained closed just before 10 p.m. Thursday as workers continued to clean up after a two-semi crash, police said.

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Man who claims he was forcibly catheterized wants hospital's suit dismissed

HAMMOND | A man who claims he was forcibly catheterized after a traffic stop asked a federal judge Thursday to dismiss Franciscan Alliance's counterclaim against him.

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Breast implant serial numbers led to ID of slain C.P. flight attendant

Breast implant serial numbers led to ID of slain C.P. flight attendant

CROWN POINT | A serial number on the breast implants of a United Airlines flight attendant from Crown Point found murdered in the trunk of her car in Gary led to her positive identification by officials.

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Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover

CHICAGO | Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league baseball park in the country Thursday when a city commission unanimously approved a major expansion of planned renovations including several more electronic signs and erecting a Jumbotron in the iconic home of the Chi…

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St. John ready to accept paving bids

ST. JOHN | The town no longer owns its roads. Sort of.

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Nativity Fest opens in Portage

Nativity Fest opens in Portage

Paige Collins, of Valparaiso, and Dan Reisen, of Portage, entertain the crowd at the opening night of the 49th annual Nativity Fest sponsored by the Nativity of Our Savior Church.

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Nativity Fest opens in Portage

Nativity Fest opens in Portage

Sam Laboy, of Portage, dips roasted corn in butter at the opening night of the 49th annual Nativity Fest sponsored by the Nativity of Our Savior Church.

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