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Slayings reminiscent of serial killer Urdiales
Slayings reminiscent of serial killer Urdiales

The investigation surrounding Darren Vann and a trail of dead bodies in the region last week bears eerie similarities to a serial killer captu…

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Superintendent salaries reflect districts' needs, wealth
Superintendent salaries reflect districts' needs, wealth

When Lake Ridge School Superintendent Sharon Johnson-Shirley asked for a raise this year, it created an uproar -- with teachers, parents and e…

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Munster boys, Kritzer, LC girls take second at New Prairie Semistate
Munster boys, Kritzer, LC girls take second at New Prairie Semistate

NEW CARLISLE | West Lafayette defended its New Prairie Semistate titles Saturday, but the footsteps the Red Devils boys heard belonged to Munster.

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Hammond-made tanks star in World War II movie 'Fury'
Hammond-made tanks star in World War II movie 'Fury'

HAMMOND | The World War II movie, "Fury," which won the box office on its opening weekend, stars Brad Pitt -- and a tank they used to make in Hammond.

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An Offbeat annivesary: Times daily entertainment column celebrating 10 years of star treatment for readers
An Offbeat annivesary: Times daily entertainment column celebrating 10 years of star treatment for readers

"If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come." — Oprah Winfrey

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Five region House races drawing last-minute donations

INDIANAPOLIS | Big money is pouring into Northwest Indiana's competitive state House races as Democrats and Republicans ready their final pitc…

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Police: Argument over burglary preceded fatal shooting

GARY | Police said an argument over a burglary preceded Friday's shooting death of 13-year-old Kobe Jones near his home at 1053 Polk St.

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Crown Point man killed in fiery motorcycle crash

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point man was killed in a fiery motorcycle crash shortly before 2 p.m. Friday.

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Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests
Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

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Merrillville could repeal rental registration requirements

MERRILLVILLE | The town could be on the verge of terminating its rental registration ordinance.

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Vikings rally to win volleyball sectional title at LaPorte
Vikings rally to win volleyball sectional title at LaPorte

LAPORTE | A never-say-die attitude paid dividends for Valparaiso on Saturday night.

Gavit captures sectional title with win over conference rival Clark

HAMMOND | After Gavit won its first girls volleyball sectional title since 2010, the players pointed to the wall where the flag hung denoting …

Munster defends sectional title with marathon win over L.C.
Munster defends sectional title with marathon win over L.C.

MUNSTER | Munster has been plagued with serving error issues for most of the season.

Indiana University Northwest's Faught receives honor
Indiana University Northwest's Faught receives honor

Indiana University Northwest’s volleyball team may have lost to area rival Purdue North Central on Wednesday night, 3-0, but the evening was m…

Lake Central's defense peaking at the right time in playoffs
Lake Central's defense peaking at the right time in playoffs

No more Gelen Robinson? No more CJ Lessentine? No problem for Lake Central’s vaunted defense.

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Munster boys doubles team falls in state semifinals
Munster boys doubles team falls in state semifinals

The Munster doubles team of sophomore Adam Richter and senior Alex Wisniewski bowed out in the state semifinals Saturday morning at Park Tudor…

Hebron boys have their soccer magic run out at LaVille Semistate

LAKEVILLE | It had already been a dream season for Hebron's boys soccer team.

Canterbury high-tails it to eliminate Wheeler

ARGOS | The gauntlet of proud fans cheered, hugged and otherwise consoled the sobbing players as the Wheeler girls soccer team exited the pitc…

Fishers stops Lake Central at 2A SB St. Joe Semistate

SOUTH BEND | Lake Central's nine seniors still went out making history.

Chesterton's dream soccer season comes to abrupt end

WARSAW | The first cut is the deepest and as it goes for the Chesterton boys soccer team, the first cut of 2014 was fatal.

Bears hope for more road success in game vs. Pats
Bears hope for more road success in game vs. Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. | It's been a rough stretch for the Bears with three losses in four games, and a loud, emotional locker room after the latest one.

AL HAMNIK: Game on for region hopefuls in the NBA
AL HAMNIK: Game on for region hopefuls in the NBA

Dress rehearsals are over. Rosters will be finalized Monday. The season will open Tuesday as the NBA dream continues for some and is put on ho…

Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests
Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

Merrillville could repeal rental registration requirements

MERRILLVILLE | The town could be on the verge of terminating its rental registration ordinance.

Pirates win absolute thriller over Bulldogs
Pirates win absolute thriller over Bulldogs

CROWN POINT | Fourth down, fourth quarter, under four minutes to go, the mark of a resilient team is always its response to adversity and abil…

Royals edge Giants
Royals edge Giants

SAN FRANCISCO | Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the …

West Side gets revenge against E. C. Central
West Side gets revenge against E. C. Central

EAST CHICAGO | West Side vividly remembered the bad taste left from last year's season-ending loss to E. C. Central.

FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Caravan holds off Loyola, advances to 29th-straight playoffs
FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Caravan holds off Loyola, advances to 29th-straight playoffs

Defense wins championships. It can also help you attain a state record 29th-straight playoff appearance as it did for Mount Carmel in its 10-7…

Andrean routs Hammond in sectional opener
Andrean routs Hammond in sectional opener

MERRILLVILLE | Just five more wins for a state championship.

Highland rolls over Clark to advance
Highland rolls over Clark to advance

WHITING | It's really hard to beat a team twice in one season, no matter at what level you're playing.

Six interceptions, pick six carry Chesterton past Valparaiso
Six interceptions, pick six carry Chesterton past Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Defense has driven Times No. 10 Chesterton from day one this season and did again at Viking Field on Friday.

Balanced L.C. jumps all over Lafayette Jeff

LAFAYETTE | Though a home game on the scoreboard only, Lake Central had no issue creating a burial ground-feel at Lafayette Jeff’s Scheumann S…

Lowell gallops over sectional hump
Lowell gallops over sectional hump

GRIFFITH | Lowell marked its first postseason win of the Keith Kilmer era by scoring as many ways as possible and as often as it could.