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Workers have been filling orders remaining orders for bearings for Black Hawk helicopters and winding down operations at a factory long run by McGill Manufacturing, which was founded in Valparaiso 116 years ago and has been an institution ever since.
"Offering 2,800 first doses in just two days literally gives our vaccination program a shot in the arm," said Dr. Maria Stamp, Porter County health officer.
Officials have identified a person killed in a multi-vehicle crash early Sunday on the Dan Ryan Expressway as a 19-year-old Dolton woman.
"Again, Briar Ridge is trying to piecemeal develop the golf course. It's not just open green space," said resident Katherine Garza, who also is a Lake County judge.
Approximately 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment has been dredged from the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began overseeing dredging operations in 2012.
"She was one of the few people who took the game from something the girls did in the summer time to making it an official IHSAA sport."
"The Hammond Police Department has ensured us that our school is safe and this incident poses no threat to our students and staff," Principal Lorenza Jara Pastrick stated in a letter to families.
The recent removal of flags and posters in this classroom and others at the middle school resulted in a student walk-out and has stirred up fiery discussions on various social media sites.
No one was injured in the fire, Crown Point Assistant Fire Chief Mark Baumgardner said.
The crash occurred shortly before 4:15 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 20 and County Road 1400 North, which is just east of Ind. 49, an official said.
Indiana is pausing administration of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at immunization sites across the state, in accordance with a directive from federal health agencies.
Mark J. Halliburton, 38, is facing charges of murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, Lake Criminal Court records show.
BP is reportedly selling a major stake in its U.S. pipelines, including to the BP Whiting Refinery.
One resident suffered minor injuries and there were no fatalities among people or pets, firefighters said.
The 16-year-old girl and two other teens, all from Chicago, are accused of leading state and city police on a nearly 45-mile chase into Northwest Indiana.
The police call began with a female greeter at Meijer telling officers a man shoved her aside as he fled the store with two vacuum cleaners, Portage police Sgt. John Wright said.
Lakeysha Ambrose, a sister of the shooting victim, said her sister was shot outside the home by a neighbor, with whom the family has had an ongoing feud. Ambrose said her sister is six to seven months pregnant.
"We had a lead, so I felt really comfortable on the mound, and I knew my defense was going to pick me up," Peyton Pepkowski said.
A man shot late Tuesday told police he had met up with someone to fight, and when that person arrived, someone else showed up with them and began firing shots, an official said.
They found medics attempting to revive a 45-year-old Griffith woman, who had no pulse and was not breathing on her own, police said.
The Lake County Auto Theft Task Force and High Crime Unit conducted the sweep Friday and Saturday, working in conjunction with the Chicago Police Carjacking Unit.
Beatty and Rachel Griffin, 26, each were accused of failing to secure a semi-automatic handgun that Eric Cole, of Wheatfield, used to fatally shoot himself Aug. 5, 2017, at the residence Beatty and Griffin shared in the 7700 block of East 120th Avenue.
Dana Evans’ motivation is simple: “Stuff like this. Just being overlooked all the time,” she said. “I’ve just always had a chip on my shoulder and have always been overlooked.”
"We must mourn the Hoosiers whose lives were cut way too short, but we must also take action to prevent another tragedy like this from happening on Indiana soil," council member Ali Brown said.