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D.155 grads who need summer school will go to T.F. North

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City Elementary District 155 will not provide summer school for eighth-graders this year.

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D.155 grads who need summer school will go to T.F. North

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City Elementary District 155 will not provide summer school for eighth-graders this year.

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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

ACAPULCO, Mexico | A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, …

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Three escape as fire strikes Schererville home

SCHERERVILLE | Three people escaped from an accidental fire started by a candle that engulfed the front of their home at 1301 Kennedy Ave. Thu…

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Board member wants to reinstate old Indiana school standards

INDIANAPOLIS | A State Board of Education member is calling for a proposed overhaul of Indiana's education standards to be ditched and that th…

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal | An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four…

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2 Indianapolis officers dead in murder-suicide

2 Indianapolis officers dead in murder-suicide

INDIANAPOLIS | A suspended Indianapolis police sergeant and his police officer ex-wife died in an apparent murder-suicide, the city police chief said.

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Boy, 12, shot on Chicago's South Side

CHICAGO | A 12-year-old Chicago boy is recovering after he was shot in the leg.

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Hawks fall in 3 overtimes

Hawks fall in 3 overtimes

ST. LOUIS | Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cu…

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Lake Station residents demand answers after mayor indicted

Lake Station residents demand answers after mayor indicted

LAKE STATION | Residents who stormed the City Council meeting room Thursday expressed anger and disappointment and demanded answers in light o…

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Event brings volunteers, mentoring groups together

GARY │ An initiative to find mentors for children in Gary and Northwest Indiana launched Thursday at the Marquette Park Pavilion.

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Community mourns for Whiting boy killed in hit-and-run

Community mourns for Whiting boy killed in hit-and-run

WHITING | Strangers and friends stopped by a memorial Thursday afternoon to pay their respects for a 12-year-old boy killed in a hit-and run crash. 

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Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Traditions old, new meet at the cross during Holy Week

Local churches of various faiths are celebrating Holy Week with both old and new traditions.

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BP Whiting Refinery evacuated after equipment malfunction

WHITING | Production units were shut down and non-essential employees were evacuated from the BP Whiting Refinery on Thursday.

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First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

First ships arrive at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

PORTAGE | Beaufort force 9 gales battered the Federal Nakagawa, a Hong Kong-flagged ship with a hold full of steel coil, causing it to pitch a…

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Police, firefighters to deliver Easter baskets to grieving children

HAMMOND | Local police, firefighters and residents will deliver Easter to the family of a domestic violence shooting victim.

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Hammond board denies business license for auto dealer

HAMMOND | The Hammond Board of Public Works and Safety denied a business license to Zinity Motors LLC for filing an incorrect address and Soci…

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Police: Woman stabbed her boyfriend, fled Gary house

GARY | Police said a 19-year-old man was stabbed by his 25-year-old girlfriend Thursday morning after an argument at a Gary residence.

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Environmental groups sue to stop Illiana Expressway

CHICAGO | Chicago environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the proposed $1.3 billion Illiana Expressway linking northern Illinois…

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Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now

GENEVA | In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared bor…

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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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Suspect charged with alleged assault on C.P. man, his father

Suspect charged with alleged assault on C.P. man, his father

CROWN POINT | Police said a Crown Point man punched and choked two other men Saturday and spit on an officer who was transporting him from the scene.

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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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Mich. man pleads guilty to two bank robberies, one at Munster Fifth Third

HAMMOND | A man suspected in two Indiana bank robberies pleaded guilty to the charges Thursday in U.S. District Court.

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Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

MEXICO CITY | Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's…

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Hammond hosts annual job fair

Hammond hosts annual job fair

HAMMOND │ The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development hosted Hammond’s 11th annual job fair Thursday, featuring 73 companies representing gover…

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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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US decries anti-Semitic leaflets in Ukraine

WASHINGTON | The U.S. is condemning instances of religious intolerance that are inflaming tensions in Ukraine.

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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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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…

April 17, 2014 1:43 pm

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 contribute $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

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

CHICAGO | Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call the…

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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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ArcelorMittal wins heap of automotive awards

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

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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.

April 17, 2014 11:00 am

Hammond garage destroyed by fire

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

April 17, 2014 8:42 am

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…

April 17, 2014 7:39 am

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 …

April 17, 2014 7:29 am

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…

April 16, 2014 9:45 pm

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.

April 16, 2014 9:30 pm

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.

April 16, 2014 9:15 pm

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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