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Catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in EC South Shore lot

EAST CHICAGO | Catalytic converters were stolen from six vehicles in the parking lot of the East Chicago South Shore commuter rail station Mon…

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BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

LONDON (AP) — Energy company BP has warned that further international sanctions on Russia could have an adverse impact on its profits because …

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 24: T.F. South spirit rock
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 24: T.F. South spirit rock

Some joke the spirit rock in front of T.F. South High School actually started out as a teeny, tiny pebble. Something small enough to fit in th…

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Gary mayor announces new police administration, approach to crime
Gary mayor announces new police administration, approach to crime

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced a change in police administration and a new comprehensive approach to crime during a news conferen…

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Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments
Road salt supplies questionable for some Ill., Ind. departments

CHICAGO | Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall deplete…

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Man faces 10-year sentence for molesting infant
Man faces 10-year sentence for molesting infant

VALPARAISO | A 22-year-old Michigan City man faces a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Monday to molesting an infant girl.

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Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting
Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office will spend the coming weeks determining whether a Gary man should face the death penalty ove…

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Lake County Fair kicks off Friday
Lake County Fair kicks off Friday

CROWN POINT | The 2014 Lake County Fair showcases agriculture as it has for 162 years, but there’s much more, from the  carnival and live ente…

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Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million
Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday voted 5-0 to borrow up to $35 million, which financial advisers say will close the …

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Dyer falls in state champion Little League game
Dyer falls in state champion Little League game

CROWN POINT | Though it dates back to Biblical times, the term "David vs. Goliath" is not going to get old soon.

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 24: T.F. South spirit rock
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 24: T.F. South spirit rock

Some joke the spirit rock in front of T.F. South High School actually started out as a teeny, tiny pebble. Something small enough to fit in th…

Autopsy inconclusive in death of Griffith man, police say

GRIFFITH | Police said Monday they're waiting for more information about why a Griffith man died hours after a fight involving friends.

Gary man, 41, shot to death in Tolleston neighborhood
Gary man, 41, shot to death in Tolleston neighborhood

GARY | A 41-year-old man was fatally shot Monday inside a business in Gary's Tolleston neighborhood, officials said.

Chesterton council awards employee raises

CHESTERTON |  Town Councilman Emerson DeLaney proposed an ordinance Monday  to increase the salaries of town employees, which was met with una…

Crown Point BZA endorses $4.1M sports dome

CROWN POINT | Zoning changes to permit an inflatable dome in the city Sportsplex won board approval on Monday.

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Police investigating death of person found on railroad tracks
Police investigating death of person found on railroad tracks

GRIFFITH | Police are investigating the death of a person found Monday on CN railroad tracks south of the crossing at 45th Avenue in Griffith,…

Hammond considers raising towing fee

HAMMOND | The city may increase its towing fees.

New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland
New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

SOUTH HOLLAND | A new exhibit promoting the life of Abraham Lincoln and his Springfield-based museum and library opened Monday at the Chicago …

'96 C.P. High grad joins school district board
'96 C.P. High grad joins school district board

CROWN POINT | The School Board on Monday appointed Crown Point native and local businessman David Warne to serve the final five months of the …

JOHN DOHERTY: Program provides proof that exercise is medicine

Next month, this column will be starting its 30th year. A frequently cited source in this space, however, is even older. The Physician and Spo…

Furor engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have tickete…

Two injured in Borman rollover
Two injured in Borman rollover

HAMMOND | A rush hour rollover crash on the Borman Expressway Monday morning sent two people to a local hospital.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Sweet is still king of free-throw shooting method
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Sweet is still king of free-throw shooting method

VALPARAISO | When Virgil Sweet and Dale Ciciora walked into a hot, empty Boucher Gym at Ben Franklin Middle School last week, they recalled th…

73rd Avenue Bridge over I-65 closed for two weeks

MERRILLVILLE | The 73rd Avenue Bridge over Interstate 65 closed Monday for two weeks of repairs and maintenance, Indiana Department of Transpo…

Cops: Help ID Highland Best Buy robbery suspect
Cops: Help ID Highland Best Buy robbery suspect

HIGHLAND | Highland police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man captured on surveillance video believed to have robbed the Best …

Dems' plea? Save our precincts

CROWN POINT | Two more Democrats are adding their voices in opposition to a new state law that could eliminate precincts in the party's urban …

First Federal branches are now officially Peoples Bank locations
First Federal branches are now officially Peoples Bank locations

HAMMOND | An immigrant saloon-keeper who had the neighborhood's only safe in his dance hall founded Peoples Bank in East Chicago in 1910, when…

Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting
Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office will spend the coming weeks determining whether a Gary man should face the death penalty ove…

Dustin Crenshaw rejuvinates pitch, adds to resume
Dustin Crenshaw rejuvinates pitch, adds to resume

GARY | After Dustin Crenshaw had Tommy John surgery in 2009, he found it was tough to throw a changeup.

Lansing native dies in Georgia plane crash

A Lansing native died Saturday morning in a plane crash in Georgia.

Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million
Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday voted 5-0 to borrow up to $35 million, which financial advisers say will close the …

Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

CHICAGO | Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to a…

Support for moms with 'baby blues'
Support for moms with 'baby blues'

VALPARAISO | When her first child, Noah, was born in 2010, Natalie Ladra and her husband, Nick, were “euphoric.”

Israeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war
Israeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israel's prime minister warned Monday the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the m…

College of Court Reporting cuts tuition for onsite students

HOBART | College of Court Reporting is lowering its tuition for students who attend school onsite full-time.