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Doctor with Ind. ties tests positive for Ebola virus

Doctor with Ind. ties tests positive for Ebola virus

BOONE, N.C. | Two American aid workers have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia, a relief group official said.

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Memorial at sea for Ind. pilots after deadly crash

Memorial at sea for Ind. pilots after deadly crash

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Nearly a hundred people gathered on a ferry Sunday off the coast of American Samoa during a memorial service honoring the Indiana teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world.

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Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Kim Hunt, a health unit coordinator and certified nursing assistant, is the July Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

Admittedly, we’re a little biased, but the Indiana INTERNnet and Indiana Chamber teams believe your company is not operating at full capacity if you aren’t hosting an internship program. Missing out on increased productivity, new creative energy and an efficient recruiting strategy, yes – bu…

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Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

DYER | Stardust Bowl and BMO Harris teamed up to host a one-of-a-kind bowling fundraiser to benefit Lake Area United Way. A total of $6,189 was raised during the well-attended event.

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C.P. commission endorses Porter Street Station

CROWN POINT | The city's Plan Commission has encouraged plans for redeveloping the apartment complex at the northeast corner of Indiana Avenue and North Street.

July 27, 2014 6:42 pm
Morgan Coombs

Morgan Coombs

RailCats pitcher Morgan Coombs throws off balance to first base after picking up a bunt single Sunday afternoon against Winnipeg.

July 27, 2014 4:48 pm
Chuck Fontana

Chuck Fontana

RailCats reliever Chuck Fontana delivers a pitch Sunday afternoon in a game against Winnipeg.

July 27, 2014 4:48 pm
RailCats outfielder Cody Bishop

RailCats outfielder Cody Bishop

RailCats outfielder Cody Bishop runs to the warning track to make a catch at U.S. Steel Yard in Sunday's game against Winnipeg.

July 27, 2014 4:48 pm
RailCats pitcher Morgan Coombs

RailCats pitcher Morgan Coombs

RailCats pitcher Morgan Coombs delivers to a Winnipeg batter in Sunday's game at U.S. Steel Yard.

July 27, 2014 4:48 pm
RailCats right fielder Josh Romanski

RailCats right fielder Josh Romanski

RailCats right fielder Josh Romanski makes a catch for the out in Sunday's game against Winnipeg.

July 27, 2014 4:47 pm
Danny Puffer

Danny Puffer

Winnipeg's Brock Bond dodges the tag of RailCats first baseman Danny Puffer during Sunday's game at U.S. Steel Yard.

July 27, 2014 4:46 pm
Miles Walding

Miles Walding

RailCats infielder Miles Walding bunts the ball into the air in the second inning of Sunday's game against Winnipeg. The ball was caught for an out.

July 27, 2014 4:47 pm
Danny Pulfer

Danny Pulfer

RailCats infielder Danny Pulfer connects with the ball early in Sunday's game against Winnipeg at U.S. Steel Yard. Pulfer will play in Tuesday's American Association All-Star game in Winnipeg.

July 27, 2014 4:46 pm
Symphony's open-air performances strike summer chord

Symphony's open-air performances strike summer chord

Conductor Kirk Muspratt directs the NWI Symphony Orchestra Saturday evening during the "Concert on the Lawn" at St. Anthony's in Crown Point. The performance is part of the free annual South Shore Summer Musical Festival. Concerts remain on Friday at Wolf Lake Park Pavilion in Hammond and Au…

July 27, 2014 1:44 pm
Symphony's open-air performances strike summer chord

Symphony's open-air performances strike summer chord

Music fans fill the lawn at at St. Anthnony's in Crown Point Saturday evening  for a free South Shore Summer Musical Festival performance by the Northwest Indiana Smphony Orchestra.

July 27, 2014 1:43 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: There's a better solution than HIP 2.0

GUEST COMMENTARY: There's a better solution than HIP 2.0

As someone who was in on the birth of the Healthy Indiana Plan from the very beginning, I suppose I should feel paternal warmth at the praise that has been heaped on the program by Gov. Mike Pence in recent weeks.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
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July 27, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Committee rolling dice on casinos' future

RICH JAMES: Committee rolling dice on casinos' future

The greatest sign I’ve ever seen hanging in a politician’s office said, “God so loved the world that he didn’t send a committee.”

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Hub City ready to host Lake County Fair starting Friday

The Lake County Fair begins Friday and runs through Aug. 10 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. 

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Interest young children in reading and you have a reader for life

By any measure, we know that to do well in school, reading is fundamental. That is not just a catchy phrase, but a fact that teachers will talk at great lengths about, no matter the subject area.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Paint the Parks art exhibit to open Friday at welcome center

Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit highlighting U.S.A.’s national parks through art, will open at the Indiana Welcome Center on Friday, and run through Sept. 26. During the exhibit, visitors will see approximately 100 paintings of landscapes, wildlife, seashores, monuments, historic sites …

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Time and effort recognized

Time and effort recognized

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark enthusiasm for their culture in Hispanic youth, the result was the Union Benefica Mexicana's first Tiny King/Queen Pageant.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Crossing the Line -- Early Learning

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Early learning.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Lessons of dedication, hard work through dance

Lessons of dedication, hard work through dance

MERRILLVILLE | Dancing for four to nine hours a day over two weeks requires dedication and stamina.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Porter County hears high-speed rail pitch

VALPARAISO | A 38-minute high-speed rail commute to downtown Chicago was part of the incentive offered to encourage the Porter County Council to approve a $20,000 contribution toward the cost of an environmental impact study of a route from Chicago to Columbus, Ohio.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
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A construction worker clears up some of the debris that was knocked down Saturday in Gary on Massachusetts Street.

July 26, 2014 7:18 pm
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A demolition crew tears down the main bridge Saturday that connects the Sheraton Hotel to the Hudson-Campbell Fitness Center in Gary.

July 26, 2014 7:14 pm

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: These lawn tractors cut down the competition

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | What is it about the human psyche that enjoys seeing vehicles -- or maybe I should say VEE-hicles -- ramming into each other until they can't ram no more?

July 26, 2014 12:00 am
GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican candidate for state treasurer is quitting her staff job in the treasurer's office to focus on her campaign.

July 25, 2014 6:35 pm

Pence: No need for state health exchange, despite court ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has no qualms about his decision to not create a state health exchange under the Affordable Care Act, even after a federal appeals court ruled this week that residents in states lacking an exchange are not entitled to federal subsidies for health insurance purchases.

July 25, 2014 4:58 pm

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: All of a sudden, I'm in the fair shows

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The performers in the free shows at the Porter County Fair are picking on me.

July 25, 2014 4:50 pm

Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatible with the Indiana Constitution.

July 25, 2014 4:52 pm
Colts turn to Werner, creativity to pressure QBs

Colts turn to Werner, creativity to pressure QBs

ANDERSON, Ind. | Robert Mathis has never been through a training camp quite like this.

July 25, 2014 4:30 pm
Ameristar Poker Room

Ameristar Poker Room

Kerry Fontenot, left, vice president of casino operations, along with East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and Bo Krebs, casino operations tech manager, cut the ribbon on the new poker room Friday at the Ameristar Casino.

July 25, 2014 2:23 pm
Ameristar Poker Room

Ameristar Poker Room

Ameristar Casino's $400,000 investment in the new 12-table poker room on the casino's 4th level is the latest investment in gaming upgrades made during the last six months, according to pit manager Jeff Treichel. Those investments come on the heels of $7 million in room and suite renovations…

July 25, 2014 2:23 pm
Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Nevena Djurdjevic, 22, was recently awarded third place in the WyzAnt College Scholarship essay competition, earning her $2,000.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Middle schoolers perform scripts for younger students

Middle schoolers perform scripts for younger students

CROWN POINT | Colonel Wheeler Middle School seventh-graders came to Lake Street Elementary School last month to perform Reader’s Theatre scripts for the younger students.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST EDITORIAL: State's attempt to ward off dangers working

GUEST EDITORIAL: State's attempt to ward off dangers working

July 1 each year marks the day in Indiana when new laws take effect. But rather than focus on new laws, let's observe the anniversary of a law that went on the books three years ago this month — the law that barred texting while driving.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Izaak Walton League hosts Hartsfield Village residents

Izaak Walton League hosts Hartsfield Village residents

GRIFFITH | More than a dozen residents of Hartsfield Village in Munster enjoyed a summer outing last week to the Izaak Walton League in Griffith for fishing, relaxing and a picnic lunch. Some of the 500 Izaak Walton chapter members came out to help at the outing, which was arranged by Bobby …

July 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

It has been a busy year in East Chicago. The city has finally begun major infrastructure improvements thanks to Mayor Anthony Copeland’s efforts to balance the budget. Residents are happy to see improvements to the north and south sides of the city, as well as the total reconstruction of Mai…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Pet adoption fees waived Saturday for Scouts and troop leaders

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for families with children in Scout troops and Scout troop leaders as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelter, 421 45th St.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond delegates attend Hoosier Girls State

EAST CHICAGO | American Legion Auxiliary Unit 369 sponsored two high school juniors, Lauren Richey, of Bishop Noll Institute, and Oxcnitl Haro, of George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond, to attend the 73rd annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held June 22-28 at Trine University, Angola.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Open house will showcase how partnerships help Campagna grow

Campagna Academy will celebrate next month with our partners, Planting Possibilities Inc. and The Legacy Foundation, as we open our doors to our community, neighbors, partners, friends and family to showcase the work of Campagna Academy’s youth and partners from Planting Possibilities.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

PORTER | Let's Ride For Paws Benefit will be held Sunday starting at Leroy's Hot Stuff, 333 W. U.S. 20. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry, Giant Paw Prints Rescue and Guardians of the Green Mile. All vehicles are welcome.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Members from 44 churches to gather in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | Christian Methodist Episcopal members from Indiana and Michigan will gather at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza Sunday through Aug. 1 for the Michigan-Indiana Region Leadership Training School & Annual Conference.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
Cats of St. Francis comes to the rescue

Cats of St. Francis comes to the rescue

The Cats of St Francis Rescue evolved out of the rescue of 60 cats from a hoarding situation in Merrillville in late 2012.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras appears unlikely to grant Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras delay his decision finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional until the Indiana Supreme Court weighs in.

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