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One body found

One body found

The body of Kristine Williams, 36, of Gary, was found Sunday evening at 4330 Massachusetts St., in Gary. Coroner's office investigators were called to the location at 7:50 p.m.

October 20, 2014 11:00 am
Share your story of breast cancer survival

Share your story of breast cancer survival

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year over 220,000 are diagnosed but a large percentage of those women have their own personal story of survival.

October 18, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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MIS fifth graders learn about hygiene, puberty

MIS fifth graders learn about hygiene, puberty

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana University Northwest nursing students helped out Merrillville Intermediate School nurse Julie Brack on Oct. 9 by presenting the puberty and hygiene movie and talking to the fifth grade students.

October 18, 2014 12:17 am Photos

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NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Communities will be hosting both contests again this year!

October 18, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.

October 17, 2014 8:00 pm Related

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The Times Indiana football Top 10 — Week 9

The Times Indiana football Top 10 — Week 9

(Last week's rankings in parentheses)

October 16, 2014 6:00 pm
Portage marching band makes it to state finals

Portage marching band makes it to state finals

PORTAGE | The Portage High School Pride of Portage Marching Band traveled to Fort Wayne on Oct. 11 to compete with 23 other marching bands in the Indiana State School Music Association’s Scholastic “A” Class State Preliminary competition.

October 16, 2014 5:29 pm

Obama authorizes Guard, reserve call-up for Ebola

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama is authorizing the Pentagon to call up reserve and National Guard troops if they are needed to assist in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

October 16, 2014 3:42 pm

Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux

WASHINGTON | If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say.

October 16, 2014 12:11 pm

Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola

DALLAS | As Thomas Eric Duncan's health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient's side.

October 16, 2014 11:35 am

Kresge Grant to help Ivy Tech transfer students

GARY | Three Indiana University regional campuses are partnering to give a boost to Ivy Tech students as they transfer to complete four-year degrees by providing academic support and financial incentives.

October 15, 2014 5:45 pm

Bail bid dropped for boy in killing of 90-year-old

HONESDALE, Pa. | A 10-year-old boy charged with fatally beating a 90-year-old woman remained in adult prison Wednesday after his lawyer withdrew a request for bail, saying his family isn't ready to have him released into their custody.

October 15, 2014 4:50 pm

Neil Patrick Harris says he'll host Oscars in 2015

LOS ANGELES | Neil Patrick Harris is set to host the Oscars next year.

October 15, 2014 4:15 pm

Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

DALLAS | A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and nurses treating him worked without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released by the nation's largest nurses' union.

October 15, 2014 10:35 am Related

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Correction

An incorrect date was included in information about the Valparaiso Regional for girls soccer on Tuesday's page B4. The Valparaiso Regional begins at 5 p.m. today, according to the IHSAA. The Times regrets the error.

October 15, 2014 12:00 am

Macy's to open even earlier on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK | Macy's Inc. is opening its stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year, to lure holiday shoppers.

October 14, 2014 5:20 pm

Conservative bishops move away from gay overture

VATICAN CITY | A fight for the soul of the Catholic Church has broken out, and the first battlefield is a document on family values that pits increasingly alarmed conservatives against more progressive bishops emboldened by Pope Francis' vision of a church that is more merciful than moralistic.

October 14, 2014 4:57 pm Related

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Islamic State hostage found his calling in Mideast

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana aid worker being held by the Islamic State group told family and teachers that he'd found his calling in 2012 when he decided to stay in the Middle East instead of returning to college, according to an email released Tuesday by his family.

October 14, 2014 4:38 pm
Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season is full swing in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

October 14, 2014 12:00 am

College and career fair just around the corner

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville High School is hosting a college and career fair for all area parents and students on Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. It will be held in the freshmen cafe and lecture hall.

October 13, 2014 5:24 pm

Parents say hostage converted to Islam willingly

INDIANAPOLIS | The parents of an Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group rejected suggestions that their son converted to Islam to save himself Monday, saying his interest in Eastern religions began long before he traveled to the Middle East.

October 13, 2014 3:31 pm

Obama and the Midterms: What's at stake?

WASHINGTON | For President Barack Obama, the stark reality of the looming midterm elections is that the best outcome for his party gets him nothing but two more years of the status quo.

October 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season is full swing in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am
NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Communities will be hosting both contests again this year!

October 13, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

Now that you've downloaded the NWI.com Preps app, enter our contest

High school football season is full swing in the Region. The good news is that it is easier than ever to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and scores with our new NWI.com Preps app.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am
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