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    CROWN POINT — The latest group of future paramedics recently graduated from the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Training Academy, which produces most of the first-responders from south Lake County departments. Among the nine graduates is Josh Blanton, of …

      MERRILLVILLE | The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be scheduled by usin…

      BOURBONNAIS | Forget what the Las Vegas bookies are saying about the 2015 Bears, how a seven-win season might even be a stretch.

      MERRILLVILLE | The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply now and throughout the summer.

      One hundred six seniors from Lake, Newton, Porter, and Jasper county high schools were recently awarded this year's Jim and Betty Dye Scholarships, presented to students who have achieved academic excellence and demonstrated school and community involvement.

      MERRILLVILLE | Summer is a difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Nearly 90 percent of donors surveyed this spring said they planned to take a vacation this summer, making them less available to give. Also, many schools that host blood drives are out of session.

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      Throughout the summer months, the American Red Cross will participate in the statewide Fallen Officer Blood Drive Campaign, hosting blood drives across Indiana to honor fallen law officers and raise awareness of the need for blood.

      JASPER COUNTY | A DeMotte man was airlifted Wednesday evening from Interstate 65 after apparently losing control of his vehicle, which struck two semitrailer trucks.

      Throughout the summer months, the American Red Cross will participate in the statewide Fallen Officer Blood Drive Campaign, hosting blood drives across Indiana to honor fallen law officers and raise awareness of the need for blood.

      WHEATFIELD | Valley Community Players will offer its second summer of theater opportunities this year, including "Shrek the Musical" and a Children's Theater Workshop. Auditions for "Shrek" will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. May 26, 27 and 28 in the Kankakee Valley High School Auditorium, 3923…

      WHEATFIELD | The West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation's recently completed documentary film by jacklinkproductions on public education in Indiana, "Rise Above the Mark," will be showcased at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kankakee Valley High School. The 65-minute film, narrated by award-winning a…

      MERRILLVILLE | In honor of Black History Month and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged to give blood in February.

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