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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

KABUL, Afghanistan | An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three…

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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

KABUL, Afghanistan | An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three…

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Locally-managed Clean Cities program lauded by EPA

Wisconsin Clean Cities was honored Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award.

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Kane strikes again, just in time, in OT

Kane strikes again, just in time, in OT

CHICAGO |When all else fails, let Patrick Kane win it for you.

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Lawsuit alleging culture of patronage hiring under Quinn causes campaign ripples

Lawsuit alleging culture of patronage hiring under Quinn causes campaign ripples

CHICAGO | Allegations painting a culture of patronage hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn's administration became an election-year obstacle for the Chica…

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Former Lake Ridge schools official to plead guilty to theft

HAMMOND | A former Lake Ridge Community Schools business manager intends to plead guilty in federal court to charges of theft and tax evasion …

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Portage schools looking to save on insurance costs

PORTAGE | Thanks to a good claims record over the last two years and a few tweaks to their present policy, Portage Township Schools could save…

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Stahura outlines tourist attractions progress

Stahura outlines tourist attractions progress

WHITING A crowd of about 100 came to the Whiting High School auditorium last night to hear Mayor Joe Stahura conduct a forum that provided inf…

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Work release inmate captured after manhunt in C.P.

CROWN POINT | An inmate who had spent only a day at the Kimbrough Work Release Center escaped the program Wednesday afternoon, promoting a man…

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St. Sava plans Orthodox cemetery in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church plans to create an Orthodox cemetery on its property along Mississippi Street near 89th Avenue.

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Residents want local jobs to take flight at airport

Residents want local jobs to take flight at airport

GARY | A debate on who will get any new jobs generated at Gary/Chicago International Airport continued Wednesday night at a public forum on th…

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Bridge connects bike trails

Bridge connects bike trails

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Cedar Lake vet mourned

Cedar Lake vet mourned

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Smiling at success: Vince Gill happy with 25-year career and return to Star Plaza stage

Smiling at success: Vince Gill happy with 25-year career and return to Star Plaza stage

Ask singer Vince Gill about the music and performers he was inspired by in his youth, and his answer varies with his reflection.

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Marktown residents concerned about losing historic houses

EAST CHICAGO | Ten houses in the Marktown neighborhood that were sold to BP are scheduled for demolition May 5, renewing residents' concerns a…

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Lake officials take out $20M loan for communications gear

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners finalized a $20 million package Wednesday to finance the launch its consolidated E-911 service.

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Franklin found not guilty of murder

CROWN POINT | After slightly more than two hours of deliberation, a jury Wednesday acquitted Samuel Lee Franklin of the murders of two Gary me…

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Four local pharmacies targeted by fake bomb threats

Police and corporate representatives said at least four local pharmacies were the targets of false bomb threats Tuesday night.

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Daughter accused of taking $54,318 in VNA benefits after mom died

HAMMOND | A Merrillville woman is accused in a federal civil suit of illegally taking $54,318 in VA benefits sent to her deceased mother.

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Conservationist groups want GEO property

HOBART | Three local conservation organizations hope to acquire land currently owned by GEO Group.

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Lake County deals properties near Jackson home to Gary

Lake County deals properties near Jackson home to Gary

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are taking the first step in what could be a chance for a new homeowner to live near where The Jackson 5 grew up.

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State schools chief visits Crown Point schools

State schools chief visits Crown Point schools

CROWN POINT | State Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz stopped to chat with teachers, students and staff Wednesday during a visit to Col. John…

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Escaped Mich. murderer captured in LaPorte to appear in court

Escaped Mich. murderer captured in LaPorte to appear in court

IONIA, Mich. | A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February before being captured in LaPorte is scheduled for arraignme…

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Co-defendant free to testify in Valpo double homicide case

VALPARAISO | A judge denied a request Wednesday to bar the testimony of one co-defendant against another in a 2012 Valparaiso double murder case.

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Party at Wrigley Field a century in the making

Party at Wrigley Field a century in the making

CHICAGO | There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the …

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Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th

Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th

CHICAGO | Fittingly, the Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss — a dramatic, error-filled one, at that.

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Agencies learn to find, present local data

MERRILLVILLE | Representatives of local agencies on Wednesday learned ways to use and present data to improve grant applications and better co…

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Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories

Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories

CHICAGO | Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizo…

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Indianapolis Blvd. reopens; shut by downed power lines

EAST CHICAGO | Indianapolis Boulevard from Columbus Drive to Riley Road reopened Wednesday afternoon, nearly a day after a crane took down pow…

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Band director remains at T.F. South but faces discipline for 'continuous violations'

LANSING | Longtime Thornton Fractional South High School band director Michael Madonia will remain in his post but will face some discipline f…

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HR professionals gain knowledge, skills at annual conference

HR professionals gain knowledge, skills at annual conference

MERRILLVILLE | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson spoke about effective leadership during the Northwest Indiana Society of Human Resource Manager…

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Mortgage slowdown pinches Horizon's earnings

Horizon Bancorp's earnings shrank by 35 percent during the first quarter, as a result of a slowdown in residential mortgage lending.

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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. | A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

WASHINGTON | Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil…

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Fire contained at downtown Valpo building

Fire contained at downtown Valpo building

VALPARAISO | No one was injured in a noon fire today on the second floor of a building at 251 West Indiana Ave., according to police.

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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

WASHINGTON | The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history…

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Mobile home destroyed in fire

Mobile home destroyed in fire

PORTAGE | A mobile home was destroyed in a fire in Portage Wednesday morning.

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Michigan man among 1st in U.S. to get 'bionic eye'

Michigan man among 1st in U.S. to get 'bionic eye'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. | A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.

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Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

CHICAGO | Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has h…

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Peoples Bank passes major milestone, now has $1 billion under management

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the holding company of Munster-based Peoples Bank, grew its profits by 8 percent in the first quarter and pushed it…

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Police: Man robbed at gunpoint after meeting woman online

Police: Man robbed at gunpoint after meeting woman online

A Cedar Lake woman and a Hammond man were arrested after robbing a Lafayette man last month, police said.

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Tech boom presents new wrinkles for century-old Wrigley Field

Tech boom presents new wrinkles for century-old Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (AP) — During a recent game at Wrigley Field, John Weber was using a pencil and scorecard to expertly track the game between his homet…

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Dyer parks panel gauges development possibilities at Central Park

Dyer parks panel gauges development possibilities at Central Park

DYER | Park officials and a team of consultants met Wednesday at Central Park to discuss the park’s future.

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Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost M…

April 23, 2014 6:27 am

FROM the FARM: Cream cake a favorite recipe of Pope John Paul II

FROM the FARM: Cream cake a favorite recipe of Pope John Paul II

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

April 23, 2014 12:00 am

Bulls run out of gas in OT

Bulls run out of gas in OT

CHICAGO | Washington Wizards' coach Randy Wittman called his team "desperate" before the late start to Tuesday night's Game 2 of the playoffs.…

April 22, 2014 11:45 pm

Supporters oppose T.F. South High band director transfer

LANSING | A large crowd showed its support Tuesday night for Mike Madonia, Thornton Fractional South High School's music teacher and band dire…

April 22, 2014 11:30 pm

IHSA: H-F investigation closed, Smith cleared to coach in state

Ousted Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball coach Tony Smith has been cleared to resume coaching "anywhere," the Illinois High School Associati…

April 22, 2014 11:00 pm

Police: Lake Co. pharmacies received fake bomb threats

HOBART | At least four Lake County pharmacies received prank bomb threats Tuesday night, Hobart police said. 

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