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State highway official leaving before review done

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top Indiana transportation official who's faced an ethics investigation of land purchases that benefited his family is l…

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State highway official leaving before review done

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top Indiana transportation official who's faced an ethics investigation of land purchases that benefited his family is l…

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US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

US jobless aid applications rise to 302,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but jobless claims remain at pre-recession levels.

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Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

Investigators reach Ukraine crash site

ROZSYPNE, Ukraine (AP) — As fighting continued to rage in eastern Ukraine, an international team of investigators on Thursday managed to reach…

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Woman, 33, stabbed in face during altercation, police say

GARY | A 33-year-old woman was stabbed in the face with an unknown object Tuesday in Gary, police said.

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OFFBEAT: Reader surprised he has Burt Reynold's old car

OFFBEAT: Reader surprised he has Burt Reynold's old car

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 26: VU's Chapel of the Resurrection

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 26: VU's Chapel of the Resurrection

Traveling down U.S. 30 in Valparaiso, one can't miss the grand building that stands as the focal point of Valparaiso University.

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Run with the Red Devils to benefit scholarship fund

The eighth annual Runnin’ with the Devils 5K Walk/Run, presented by the 33 RDP Dean A. Frigo Foundation, will step off at 8 a.m. Saturday at L…

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Teacher enjoys traveling and studying around the world

Teacher enjoys traveling and studying around the world

Valparaiso native Katie Cierniak has found her passion in studying foreign places and people.

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Hobart man killed in crash on ramp from I-80/94 to I-65

GARY | A Hobart man was killed Wednesday when his motorcycle hit the back of a semi on the ramp from eastbound Interstate 80/94 to southbound …

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Prosecutors: Daughter murdered mother

Prosecutors: Daughter murdered mother

GARY | The Lake County prosecutor's office has charged a teenager with murdering her mother earlier this month.

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Blount pleads not guilty in cop slaying

Blount pleads not guilty in cop slaying

CROWN POINT | Carl Blount, 26, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the shooting death of Gary police Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield in Lake County …

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The Four Bears schooled by Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin

The Four Bears schooled by Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin

BOURBONNAIS | Michael Irvin could talk the stain off an outdoor deck, the fur off a kitten. Get the point?

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Convicted cop killer removed as coach from Hegewisch league

Convicted cop killer removed as coach from Hegewisch league

CHICAGO | The son of a Chicago police officer beaten to death in 1988 said one of the men convicted for the slaying had recently been coaching…

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2 charged in mother, daughters shootings in Hammond

2 charged in mother, daughters shootings in Hammond

HAMMOND | Two people were charged Wednesday in connection with the shootings of an Illinois woman and her two daughters Sunday in Hammond.

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IUN program provides unique look at human body

IUN program provides unique look at human body

GARY | You'd expect to see students of various medical disciplines carefully cutting on the cadavers in the Indiana University Northwest Inter…

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New attractions, old favorites highlighted as 162nd Lake County Fair opens

New attractions, old favorites highlighted as 162nd Lake County Fair opens

Folks who have been dreaming of elephant ears, racing pigs, winning stuffed animals and seeing Crown Point from atop a Ferris wheel, have that…

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Cops: Man told police dog 'Bring it on!'

Cops: Man told police dog 'Bring it on!'

PORTAGE | A Portage man faces numerous charges following a bizarre home invasion Tuesday night in the 6800 block of Fox Tail Avenue.

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Body found washed up on Whiting beach ID'd as missing Chicago boater

WHITING | The body of a man found washed up on Whiting Beach was positively identified as a Chicago man who went missing from a blazing boat i…

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19-year-old man arrested on gun charge in Gary, police say

GARY | A 19-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on a charge alleging he was carrying a handgun without a permit, Gary police said.

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RailCats return from all-star game with winners, injuries

RailCats return from all-star game with winners, injuries

GARY | The RailCats sent eight members of the team to the American Association All-Star game in Winnipeg and all came back with something different.

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WHAM! ride rolls this weekend

HAMMOND | The third annual WHAM! After Midnight Ride returns Saturday and Sunday.

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Kleefisch will lead Boone Twp. schools

HEBRON | Nathan Kleefisch, assistant superintendent of the Tri-Creek School Corp., was named superintendent of Boone Township schools during a…

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Beaten Hammond schools chief continuing recovery

Beaten Hammond schools chief continuing recovery

HAMMOND | Hammond schools Superintendent Walter Watkins is continuing to recover.

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Region schools name new administrators

Charles Williams has been promoted to principal at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy.

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Portage man arrested on DUI charge after hitting cop car, fleeing

GARY | A Portage man was arrested Wednesday after he drove into a state trooper's car while the trooper was inside and fled west on I-80/94, p…

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Gary church pays tribute to murder victims

Gary church pays tribute to murder victims

GARY | There are 22 wooden crosses covered with plain white T-shirts on the lawn of St. Timothy Community Church.

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C.P. panel approves Delaware Parkway surveys

CROWN POINT | Early phases of engineering have been approved for a project to extend Delaware Parkway north of 109th Avenue to 107th Avenue.

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New East Chicago superintendent wows crowd

New East Chicago superintendent wows crowd

EAST CHICAGO | New East Chicago Superintendent Youssef "Dr. Joe" Yomtoob got the heart pumping and the crowd clapping when he laid out his qua…

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Super couponing: reader tips for big savings

My readers have been sharing some of their favorite money-saving tips recently, and it’s always fun to see how folks are spending and saving!

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Orville losing title role at Popcorn Festival

VALPARAISO | This year's Popcorn Festival will take on a whole new flavor. Actually, 250 new flavors.

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Long Beach police seek help identifying burglary suspect

Long Beach police seek help identifying burglary suspect

LONG BEACH | Long Beach police are turning to the public for help in identifying a man suspected of breaking into three lakefront homes and se…

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Police look for missing Valparaiso man

Police look for missing Valparaiso man

VALPARAISO | Police are investigating a report of a man who went missing Tuesday morning.

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Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

CHICAGO | Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, i…

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Governor candidates assess overseas tax breaks

CHICAGO | The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing with foreign entities overseas to reduce taxes back home has emerged as an issue in I…

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Duneland during the Civil War

Duneland during the Civil War

CHESTERTON | A small room in the basement of the Westchester Township History Museum holds snippets about the Duneland area during the Civil War. 

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Rooftop solar workshop scheduled

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is hosting a rooftop solar training workshop on Aug. 5 at its headquarters at …

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Man charged with using LaPorte County government-issued credit card

A Michigan City man has been charged with fraudulently using a LaPorte County government credit card to make a purchase.

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Rains wash away hopes of good corn crop in NWI

Rains wash away hopes of good corn crop in NWI

While time will tell whether cooler temperatures have hurt corn yields across the state, most region farmers already know heavy rains here dro…

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First Midwest to buy out Great Lakes Bank

First Midwest to buy out Great Lakes Bank

First Midwest Bancorp Inc. is buying out a south suburban bank in a deal valued at $58 million.

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Valpo chamber pubs earn national honors

Good reads can be found in two Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce publications, according to a national trade group.

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Teen panhandling with infant faces neglect charges

Teen panhandling with infant faces neglect charges

PORTAGE | A teen mother was taken into custody on child neglect and other charges after police spotted her panhandling Monday afternoon with her baby.

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Feds cite Indiana Medicaid fraud unit over notices

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency says the Indiana attorney general's office didn't give proper notice in nearly a quarter of the Medicaid …

July 30, 2014 8:38 am

Federal report: Chicago may be vulnerable to chemical attack

Federal report: Chicago may be vulnerable to chemical attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to in…

July 30, 2014 7:11 am

Dyer chamber holds cornfest Friday and Saturday in park

DYER | The Dyer Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Dyer Cornfest and Family picnic Friday and Saturday at Northgate Park.

July 30, 2014 12:05 am

Grocery store in Gary robbed at gunpoint, police report

GARY | Four men robbed a Gary grocery store at gunpoint Monday night, police said.

July 30, 2014 12:05 am

Police: 19-year-old arrested after fleeing from officers

GARY | A 19-year-old man was arrested Monday after fleeing from officers who spotted him loitering in front of an abandoned building, police said.

July 30, 2014 12:05 am

Woman cut with machete in domestic dispute, police say

GARY | A 55-year-old woman suffered cuts to the inside of her hand Monday after she tried to grab a machete her boyfriend swung at her during …

July 30, 2014 12:05 am
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