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Lake Station man sentenced in confinement, residential entry cases
Lake Station man sentenced in confinement, residential entry cases

CROWN POINT — A Lake Station man was sentenced to three years in Lake County community corrections after he admitted to attempting to sexually…

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Indiana House wants feds to set environment standards
Indiana House wants feds to set environment standards

INDIANAPOLIS — It often is said that politics makes strange bedfellows, but the latest pairing at the Statehouse almost is beyond belief.

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Counties may get to trash their solid waste management districts
Counties may get to trash their solid waste management districts

INDIANAPOLIS — The state's 25-year effort to reduce Hoosier trash output and promote recycling in all 92 counties may soon come to an end.

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Faces of the Region: Valparaiso Sectional tournament
Faces of the Region: Valparaiso Sectional tournament

The scene from the Valapraiso Sectional girls basketball tournament Friday night.

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Cards hold off LC in OT to reach sectional finals
Cards hold off LC in OT to reach sectional finals

LOWELL — With top scorers Tai-Yanna Jackson and Jenasae Bishop fouled out of the game by early in overtime, E.C. Central looked to a post play…

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Police investigate double homicide in Gary
Police investigate double homicide in Gary

GARY — Police are investigating a double homicide after a patrol officer at 8:30 p.m. Friday discovered two males dead inside a vehicle parked…

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C.P., Merrillville advance to final
C.P., Merrillville advance to final

VALPARAISO — Coming into Friday night’s game, Merrillville had some clear inspiration as it attempted to get to its fourth straight title game…

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Council could make decision this month on new city hall
Council could make decision this month on new city hall

HAMMOND — The City Council could decide next month about whether to pursue a potential move of City Hall to the former Calumet National Bank b…

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Slideshow: Regionites in the Super Bowl
Slideshow: Regionites in the Super Bowl

E.C. Central grad Kawann Short will join an exclusive club Sunday when he becomes the ninth Region player to participate in a Super Bowl. Here…

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Craft some last-minute Super Bowl party fun
Craft some last-minute Super Bowl party fun

It's more than a football game. For many, the Super Bowl is a giant party.

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ASK A DESIGNER: Decorators' tips for a cozy winter bedroom
ASK A DESIGNER: Decorators' tips for a cozy winter bedroom

Decorating a bedroom is about creating a peaceful retreat, and in winter that means making it as cozy and welcoming as possible.

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Butler injured during Bulls loss to Nuggets
Butler injured during Bulls loss to Nuggets

DENVER — Danilo Gallinari scored 33 points Friday night, and the Denver Nuggets rallied for a 115-110 victory against Chicago after the Bulls …

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UPDATE: Arrieta, Cubs agree to $10.7 million dollar deal
UPDATE: Arrieta, Cubs agree to $10.7 million dollar deal

CHICAGO — Jake Arrieta and the Cubs found a number that worked in the canyon between their arbitration proposals.

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Local weather forecast for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016:

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Clark, Lighthouse to meet in Calumet Sectional final
Clark, Lighthouse to meet in Calumet Sectional final

CALUMET TWP. — ‎Like many of her teammates, Daja Faust has no regard for her body on the basketball court.

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Girls basketball sectional scoreboard
Girls basketball sectional scoreboard

Results from Indiana's girls basketball sectional tournaments.

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Pennington leads Noll to title game; River Forest advances
Pennington leads Noll to title game; River Forest advances

WHITING — Bishop Noll's less experienced players saw significant game action during the second half of Friday's semifinal matchup in the Class…

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Region prep basketball scoreboard, 2/5
Region prep basketball scoreboard, 2/5

Scores from Friday night's prep basketball scene in the Region.

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Marquette's 3s, defense foil Kouts; Morgan Twp. breezes
Marquette's 3s, defense foil Kouts; Morgan Twp. breezes

KOUTS — Nothing like a few 3 balls to foil a zone.

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Hanover Central wins emotional game; Andrean cruises
Hanover Central wins emotional game; Andrean cruises

UNION TWP. — Before the tipoff of the opening game at the Class 3A Wheeler Sectional, the public address announcer said the host Bearcats were…

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FRIDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Covenant Christian girls fall in sectional semis
FRIDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Covenant Christian girls fall in sectional semis

Maria Nanninga scored a team-high 16 points, but host West Central ended Covenant Christian's season Friday with a 58-30 victory in a Class A …

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Satellites advance to final; season ends for Tigers
Satellites advance to final; season ends for Tigers

CULVER — Riley Popplewell powered South Central into the championship game of the Class A Culver Community Sectional.

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Hawks recover to knock off North Newton

HEBRON — Doug Godbolt has long stopped trying to fight his Hebron girls basketball team on how to close down a game. Instead the third-year co…

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Fire damages storage building at Burns Harbor plant

BURNS HARBOR — A fire at Magnetics International, 1111 Ind. 149, damaged a storage building and forced the temporary evacuation of the plant F…

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National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work
National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance …

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HUB ARKUSH: Rivera returns to Super Bowl stage
HUB ARKUSH: Rivera returns to Super Bowl stage

Ron Rivera has a diverse resume.

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NFL INSIDER: Sorry, Peyton: Looks like it's Cam's time

It all comes down to this: Like every season, one game for all the marbles and football immortality.

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St. John municipal suit dropped
St. John municipal suit dropped

ST. JOHN — The election of a new clerk-treasurer apparently has ended the legal clash between the clerk-treasurer and the council.

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Quieter, smaller Guantanamo as debate rages on prison's fate
Quieter, smaller Guantanamo as debate rages on prison's fate

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Empty cells outnumber occupied ones. There are fewer prisoners than the assorted medical personnel to care f…

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Man tells judge he panicked when he punched woman
Man tells judge he panicked when he punched woman

CROWN POINT — A 30-year-old man told a judge Friday that he panicked when he punched a woman who was involved in a domestic dispute with his cousin.

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Legislative war chests: Purse or puppet strings?
Legislative war chests: Purse or puppet strings?

Massive legislative war chests funnel millions of dollars every year from Hoosier political parties to Statehouse campaigns, accounting for 50…

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TRUE CRIME: The slaying of two foster parents
TRUE CRIME: The slaying of two foster parents

GARY | On Aug. 12, 1986, a man who suspected his foster parents had withheld money from him confronted them at their Gary home.

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Today’s top pics: Carnival festivities begin and more

Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press.

Your daily 6: Hillary, hair buns and an X Games biker

Your daily 6: Hillary, hair buns and an X Games biker

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