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Former Strongbow chef a finalist on Hell's Kitchen

Former Strongbow chef a finalist on Hell's Kitchen

One of the two finalists on tonight’s season finale of Fox Network’s Hell’s Kitchen is a former chef at Valparaiso’s Strongbow Inn.

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Former Strongbow chef a finalist on Hell's Kitchen

Former Strongbow chef a finalist on Hell's Kitchen

One of the two finalists on tonight’s season finale of Fox Network’s Hell’s Kitchen is a former chef at Valparaiso’s Strongbow Inn.

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One airlifted from Portage accident

PORTAGE | One person was being airlifted Thursday afternoon from a two-vehicle crash on County Line Road at Lincoln Street.

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Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found

Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found

PLAINFIELD, Ind. | The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by a teenager who was killed when he crashed during an aro…

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Charges filed in Gary cop's shooting death

Charges filed in Gary cop's shooting death

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office is charging a 25-year-old area man with the murdering of Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield …

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State halts enrollment in Healthy Indiana Plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The Pence administration halted enrollment in the Healthy Indiana Plan Thursday because state funding for the program no longer…

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Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

CHICAGO | The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third…

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Quinn backs county ballot measure on gun laws

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn has thrown his support behind a Cook County ballot measure that asks voters to weigh in on Illinois gun laws.

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Ford 2Q profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion

Ford 2Q profit up 6 percent to $1.3 billion

DEARBORN, Mich. | Ford Motor Co. beat Wall Street's expectations in the second quarter as it chalked up a record profit in North America and m…

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Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali

Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali

ALGIERS, Algeria | An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over…

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Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

KHARKIV, Ukraine | Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thur…

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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

FLORENCE, Ariz. | Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the people making preparation for his execution, locating…

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Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

Taiwan searches plane wreckage for clues on crash

XIXI, Taiwan | Firefighters uncovered ID cards and body fragments as they picked through wreckage Thursday for evidence to identify the victim…

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Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 peopl…

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Chesterton man arrested after causing early morning crash

PORTAGE | A Chesterton man was arrested early Thursday morning after police said he was driving drunk and caused a crash.

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Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's Christmas duet with Bowie

Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's Christmas duet with Bowie

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impr…

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South Shore CVA earns creativity awards

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently earned two awards for its creativity.

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US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

US unemployment aid applications drop to 284,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in eight years.

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 19: Chesterton European Market

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 19: Chesterton European Market

Chesterton may not be Paris, but its European Market offers region residents a taste of what open-air markets are like across the pond.

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Purdue Calumet honors fitness management students

Purdue Calumet honors fitness management students

HAMMOND | Four Purdue University Calumet fitness management students have received 2014-15 scholarships awarded by the university’s Department…

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Corn Roast organizers seek vendors/sponsors

ST. JOHN | Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to showcase themselves in front of the Tri-town community as a vendor or sponsor …

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Backpack giveaway benefits 100,000 schoolchildren in U.S.

Schoolchildren in Northwest Indiana will benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

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Festival offers picnicking, swimming and music

CROWN POINT | Hundreds of young people from across Indiana are providing community service to Northwest Indiana agencies and residents through…

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Local ghostbusters to appear tonight at Movies in the Park in Hobart

“They’re back!” The Northwest Indiana Ghostbusters will attend the screening of "Ghostbusters," the movie featured today in the Movies in the …

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ATHENA Award nominations sought by Crossroads chamber

Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the prestigious ATHENA Award that is sponsored by First Midwest Bank.

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Annual scholarship golf outing set for Wicker Park

HIGHLAND | A shotgun start will kick off the eighth annual Greater Calumet Area U.S. Bowling Congress  Scholarship Golf Outing on Aug. 2 at Wi…

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Highland Parks Performing Arts Group presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

HIGHLAND | Follow the Highland Parks Performing Arts Group down The Yellow Brick Road as it presents "The Wizard of Oz" at 8 p.m. July 31, and…

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Dance and academic honors earn scholarships for PU-bound teen

Dance and academic honors earn scholarships for PU-bound teen

Gina Catania, 18, graduated this year from Munster High School with Highest Honors and will leave behind a very successful dancing career when…

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5 agencies respond to fire that damages vacant Hobart house

HOBART | A fire damaged an unoccupied home late Wednesday in Hobart.

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Weighing in with the Wayans Brothers

Weighing in with the Wayans Brothers

Having come a long way from the Manhattan apartment they once called home with their loving parents Howell and Elvira Wayans and six other sib…

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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

PHOENIX | A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an e…

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Documents about blood-alcohol content in fatal crash will be allowed in court

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Criminal Court judge will allow crucial police documents to be presented during the trial of a man accused of driv…

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Schererville woman killed in Bishop Ford accident

CHICAGO | A 64-year-old Schererville woman died Wednesday after her car was struck on the Bishop Ford Freeway by a tire that flew off of a veh…

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NWI Sox, TC Angels fight for their tourney lives at NSA "B" North-Central World Series

NWI Sox, TC Angels fight for their tourney lives at NSA "B" North-Central World Series

HOBART | Most of the time in big tournaments such as the NSA "B" North-Central World Series, the teams facing off don’t know each other.

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C.P.'s Grubnich leads Northern Amateur after dominant first round

C.P.'s Grubnich leads Northern Amateur after dominant first round

CHESTERTON | There was no turning back for Nick Grubnich once his shots started to fall Wednesday morning.

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Conservative group attacks Pence health plan

Conservative group attacks Pence health plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A politically conservative think tank is targeting Gov. Mike Pence and his proposal to provide health coverage to some 400,000 …

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22-year-old man shot to death on E.C.'s south side

22-year-old man shot to death on E.C.'s south side

EAST CHICAGO | A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday in an alley behind homes along 151st Avenue in East Chicago, police and family mem…

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Lynch set for Bears camp

Lynch set for Bears camp

Jordan Lynch knows all the numbers he put up at Northern Illinois as a quarterback don't mean a thing.

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Lake Co. judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work

INDIANAPOLIS | A Lake County judge struck down Indiana's right-to-work ban on certain union fees in a second legal blow to the contentious law…

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A somber honor: Honor Flight vet visits memorial bearing name of his son

A somber honor: Honor Flight vet visits memorial bearing name of his son

HIGHLAND | Al Whitaker fought in World War II as a gunner for the Navy, yet his most devastating nightmare would come decades later when his d…

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White Sox fall to Royals, lose series

White Sox fall to Royals, lose series

CHICAGO | Despite starter Jose Quintana's best efforts, the White Sox again couldn't find a way to beat Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals.

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Parents can follow children to school via GPS

Parents can follow children to school via GPS

PORTAGE | Parents here will be able to follow their children to school this fall without ever leaving the comfort of their homes.

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Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso man who called for a taxi to take him from Ameristar Casino in East Chicago to Portage ended up in jail when h…

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Drop in military suicides doesn't deter prevention efforts

Drop in military suicides doesn't deter prevention efforts

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., remains committed to expanding suicide-prevention screening to all military service members, ev…

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Milwaukee example held up for NWI

A decade and a half ago, the Menomonee Valley in the heart of Milwaukee looked strikingly similar to the abandoned industrial landscapes that …

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Westville picks Vazquez as new boys basketball coach

Westville picks Vazquez as new boys basketball coach

It's like going from "Hoop Dreams" to "Hoosiers" in one quick, strange trip.

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Man sentenced to prison for role in fatal shooting

Man sentenced to prison for role in fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 20-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to eight years and six months in prison for his role in a shooting that led to a man's death. 

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Griffith mosquito sample shows West Nile virus

GRIFFITH | A sample of mosquitoes collected at the intersection of Colfax and Main streets has tested positive for West Nile Virus by the Indi…

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Stunt divers perform at Porter County Fair

Stunt divers perform at Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | High divers battled with wind Wednesday at the Porter County Fairgrounds, plummeting toward their 9.5-foot-deep pool fro…

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