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Things get testy on Cline Ave. bridge discussion

PORTAGE │ Although the vote to approve construction of the Cline Avenue bridge was largely ceremonial, there was still discontent among member…

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Things get testy on Cline Ave. bridge discussion

PORTAGE │ Although the vote to approve construction of the Cline Avenue bridge was largely ceremonial, there was still discontent among member…

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Don Roberts School wins tax exemption

VALPARAISO | The Don Roberts Beauty School succeeded Thursday in renewing its tax exempt status with the county.

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Lake Station mayor, wife, stepdaughter plead not guilty to corruption charges

Lake Station mayor, wife, stepdaughter plead not guilty to corruption charges

HAMMOND | Lake Station's mayor, his wife and his stepdaughter entered a Hammond federal courtroom in shackles Thursday, all three pleading not…

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Police reviewing video in fatal Whiting hit-and-run

Police reviewing video in fatal Whiting hit-and-run

WHITING | Indiana State Police said Thursday they were reviewing surveillance video as part of their investigation of a hit-and-run accident t…

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Hospital again challenges its assessed value

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital is again challenging the assessed value of its new its new building and nearby medical office building.

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Coolidge Elementary to get new principal

LANSING | The Lansing Elementary District 158 School Board has decided to stay within the district to replace Coolidge Elementary School princ…

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Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite

ROME | Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual d…

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RDA wants to contribute $3.3 million to grow jobs

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority voted Thursday to put up $3.3 million to help close deals for two companies that want to …

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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

LOS ANGELES | Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in …

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Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

CHICAGO | An Illinois House committee has advanced a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's preside…

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Betty's Bakery & Cafe opening Saturday in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Betty's Bakery & Cafe is opening Saturday at 924 S. Court St.

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US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dang…

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Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Judges do not have discretion to deny a valid request for expungement of a low-level felony or misdemeanor criminal record, the…

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Evacuation came too late for many on sinking South Korea ferry

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking South Korea ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with s…

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Indiana reading test results steady from last year

INDIANAPOLIS | New test results show the reading levels among Indiana's third graders made slight progress from last year.

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Hammond garage destroyed by fire

HAMMOND | An attached garage on a home in Hammond was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, fire officials said.

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Applications for US jobless aid up 2K to 304,000

Applications for US jobless aid up 2K to 304,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claim…

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Hearing set in lawsuit filed against Rutherford

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford are expected to appear in court to ask a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by a …

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Mr. Excitement: Chester Gregory pays tribute to Jackie Wilson in Gary

Mr. Excitement: Chester Gregory pays tribute to Jackie Wilson in Gary

Fans of Jackie Wilson will want to be in the audience when Gary native Chester Gregory brings his acclaimed tribute to Mr. Excitement to North…

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Top PHS students, influential educators honored

Top PHS students, influential educators honored

PORTAGE | Myers Elementary School teacher Cindy Hargarten was nearly speechless.

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Hammond couple sentenced for 2011 shooting

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man and his wife were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the near-fatal shooting of a man in a Hammond parking lot…

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Second boy killed in hit-and-run in less than a week

Second boy killed in hit-and-run in less than a week

A boy was killed Wednesday in Northwest Indiana's second fatal hit-and-run crash within a week. 

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Divided C.P. council pledges 10% of tax proceeds to South Shore

CROWN POINT | Mayor David Uran cast the deciding vote Wednesday in favor of a 10 percent contribution to the proposed South Shore Line extension.

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Hobart considers extending sewer system to subdivision

HOBART | The city intends to take another look at the possibility of establishing a sanitary sewer connection to the Deep River Estates subdivision.

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Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash

Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash

LAKE STATION | An 11-count federal indictment filed Wednesday alleges Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, improperly used…

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E.C. police investigating after boy, 9, bit by at least 1 dog

EAST CHICAGO | A 9-year-old was bit by a pit bull Tuesday in the 3500 block of Pennsylvania Street, police said.

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Cedar Lake postpones South Shore vote

CEDAR LAKE | The Town Council has postponed a vote on the South Shore extension financing until next month.

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Chesterton baseball upsets Lake Central with four-run fifth

Chesterton baseball upsets Lake Central with four-run fifth

CHESTERTON | Where the ball was hit by Trojans designated hitter Cameron O’Brien, no one was getting to it.

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Robert Lendi to step down as Hammond city controller

HAMMOND | City Controller Robert Lendi started his career in accounting, largely because his professor pushed him into seeking a college degree.

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Gary Works running at reduced capacity

Gary Works running at reduced capacity

GARY | The nation's largest steel mill is still running at reduced capacity, and iron ore sourcing problems persist because of the worst winte…

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Surveyor receives feedback on controversial quarry

CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. could schedule a public hearing as early as next month over the proposed Singleton Stone quarry.

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Lake County sheriff, commissioners face off over jail spending

CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich said the feds have his back in a dispute with council finance officials over $400,000 of additional health …

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2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for …

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Pence in Germany condemns Russian aggression

Pence in Germany condemns Russian aggression

Gov. Mike Pence staked a belligerent position toward Russia on Wednesday, declaring the "reset" of U.S.-Russian relations has failed and calli…

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Lake County veterans treatment court to open in June

CROWN POINT | Some U.S. military veterans face myriad challenges when they re-enter civilian life, including homelessness, employment problems…

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Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

Nearly 82,000 eggs donated to food bank

GARY | Food Bank of Northwest Indiana officials collected nearly 82,000 eggs Wednesday, and they didn't have to hunt for them.

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Educators, law enforcement train to assess threats at schools

Educators, law enforcement train to assess threats at schools

LAKE STATION | With the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and recent stabbings at a Pennsylvania high school in the rearview mirro…

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Ivy Tech introduces Gary president to the community

Ivy Tech introduces Gary president to the community

GARY | The new Ivy Tech Gary campus president envisions making the campus more community focused and engaging the entire community in emphasiz…

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Money stolen from church during Holy Week service

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Church employees returning from a Tuesday morning service discovered someone took offering money and personal cash from the…

April 16, 2014 4:00 pm

RDA failed to properly notice closed session

The Indiana Public Access counselor has issued an advisory opinion that the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority improperly notice…

April 16, 2014 4:00 pm

Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

Ferry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing

MOKPO, South Korea | Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, …

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Lake Shore Drive reopened after suspicious package

CHICAGO | Police investigating a suspicious package on Chicago's famed Lake Shore Drive have reopened the roadway.

April 16, 2014 2:56 pm

New SAT: What will those questions look like?

WASHINGTON | Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to…

April 16, 2014 2:43 pm

Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

LINCOLN, Neb. | Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a…

April 16, 2014 1:45 pm

Pence, company officials confirm Jaeger-Unitek expansion in LaPorte

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from the Jager Group on Wednesday in Hanover, Germany, to announce the company’s plans to expand ope…

April 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Feds: Bomb suspect not entitled to '11 murder file

Feds: Bomb suspect not entitled to '11 murder file

BOSTON | Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew about his bro…

April 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Man charged with marathon hoax held on high bail

Man charged with marathon hoax held on high bail

BOSTON | The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric fa…

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Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles

Pro-Russian insurgents seize armored vehicles

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine | Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over …

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ArcelorMittal wins heap of automotive awards

ArcelorMittal is being showered with honors for its work with automakers.

April 16, 2014 12:00 pm
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