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Halloween forecast: Up to 3" of lake-effect snow possible
Halloween forecast: Up to 3" of lake-effect snow possible

The Halloween weather will be perfect for all the little ones trick-or-treating as Elsa, Anna, Olaf or other "Frozen" characters.

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Merrillville teen accused of robbing woman at gunpoint

CROWN POINT | A 16-year-old Merrillville boy is accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in the parking lot of the Hickory Ridge Lake Apartments…

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Help with home heat bills available

Enrollment season opens Monday for a home heat aid program that can help both homeowners and renters who pay their own utility bills.

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Woman arrested after waving gun at fiance'
Woman arrested after waving gun at fiance'

PORTAGE | A woman was arrested Thursday afternoon after police said she waived an unloaded gun at her fiance in an apartment building parking lot.

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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Quija board has long parlor game history
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Quija board has long parlor game history

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Cook County clerk: early voting participation high

CHICAGO | More than 115,000 voters in suburban Cook County have voted ahead of Tuesday's election, either in person or by mail.

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ArcelorMittal official to speak in Hammond
ArcelorMittal official to speak in Hammond

HAMMOND | ArcelorMittal USA non-executive chairman Michael Rippey, will give a talk about the steel industry at noon Nov. 5 at Dynasty Banquet…

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Getting the most of your IRA or 401(k)

VALPARAISO | Anyone with questions about how to maximize their retirement savings might want to attend an upcoming workshop in Valparaiso.

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Boy Scout buddies both earn Eagle Award of the Year honors
Boy Scout buddies both earn Eagle Award of the Year honors

MUNSTER | What do the valedictorian of a parochial school in Hammond and a home schooled scholar from Highland have in common? 

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Campagna Academy to implement new behavior therapy

In achieving our mission and vision, we expect our programs and services at Campagna Academy to demonstrate positive results and quality servi…

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Cook County clerk: early voting participation high

CHICAGO | More than 115,000 voters in suburban Cook County have voted ahead of Tuesday's election, either in person or by mail.

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Quija board has long parlor game history
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Quija board has long parlor game history

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

ArcelorMittal official to speak in Hammond
ArcelorMittal official to speak in Hammond

HAMMOND | ArcelorMittal USA non-executive chairman Michael Rippey, will give a talk about the steel industry at noon Nov. 5 at Dynasty Banquet…

Getting the most of your IRA or 401(k)

VALPARAISO | Anyone with questions about how to maximize their retirement savings might want to attend an upcoming workshop in Valparaiso.

Boy Scout buddies both earn Eagle Award of the Year honors
Boy Scout buddies both earn Eagle Award of the Year honors

MUNSTER | What do the valedictorian of a parochial school in Hammond and a home schooled scholar from Highland have in common? 

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Campagna Academy to implement new behavior therapy

In achieving our mission and vision, we expect our programs and services at Campagna Academy to demonstrate positive results and quality servi…

Hammond YMCA registers youth and toddler for basketball

HAMMOND | With fall in full swing, the youth and toddler basketball program is about to begin at Crossroads YMCA – Hammond Branch, 7322 Southe…

IUN hosts day-long Suicide Prevention Conference

GARY | The Indiana University Northwest Wellness Team, Northwest Indiana Suicide Prevention Council, and Regional Mental Health Center will sp…

Families take kids cancer awareness message to the Capitol
Families take kids cancer awareness message to the Capitol

Four local families joined the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation on a bittersweet trip to Washington D.C. recently to participate in Cu…

Top tech graduate in the driver's seat at auto company
Top tech graduate in the driver's seat at auto company

Universal Technical Institute graduate Stojan Ozegovic was recently named first-runner up for the Graduate of the Year Award given by the Accr…

Some early votes will count for last minute St. John Twp. candidate

CROWN POINT | Lake County elections officials will transfer some votes already cast for a Republican candidate who died Tuesday to his last-mi…

Sharp gives Hawks shootout victory
Sharp gives Hawks shootout victory

OTTAWA | Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist in the Blackhawks' 5-4 shootout win over the Senators, reaching two milestones in the city in w…

Porter County Council OKs budget, barely

VALPARAISO | Amid complaints of expected shortages to pay health insurance costs, the sheriff's department pension fund and the E-911 costs, t…

Family distraught over Gary 13-year-old's homicide, stepmom says
Family distraught over Gary 13-year-old's homicide, stepmom says

A 13-year-old boy who was gunned down at his Gary home last week died in his 16-year-old brother's arms as his other siblings looked on, the t…

High-speed rail plans mean Gary jobs, supporter says

Region residents Thursday heard about an ambitious passenger rail plan that could cut Amtrak's travel time between Chicago and Detroit by two …

Illiana takes regional, heads for home
Illiana takes regional, heads for home

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS | As Illiana Christian’s players were handed their Hillcrest Class 3A Regional championship plaque Thursday, the public add…

Halloween forecast: Cold, wind, rain and snow
Halloween forecast: Cold, wind, rain and snow

The weather on Halloween night is going to be downright scary, especially during trick-or-treat hours.

Jury convicts Hammond man, 19, in fatal shooting
Jury convicts Hammond man, 19, in fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 19-year-old man admitted Thursday to shooting and killing Cameron Sanders last year but said he did so in self-defense.

Highland adopts 2015 budget

HIGHLAND | The Town Council has adopted its operating budget for 2015.

Bishop Noll's senior setter Emily Johnson won't let illness keep her away
Bishop Noll's senior setter Emily Johnson won't let illness keep her away

HAMMOND | Emily Johnson sent a text to her volleyball coach Tuesday: "I have bronchitis, but I'll be there."

Merrillville adopts truancy ordinance

MERRILLVILLE | An ordinance adopted Tuesday by the Town Council  seeks to address truancy issues involving minors enrolled in Merrillville schools.

INDOT says it's 'full speed ahead' for winter
INDOT says it's 'full speed ahead' for winter

GARY | As temperatures begin to drop in the region, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced it's "full speed ahead for winter."

Social issues take backseat in governor's race

CHICAGO | Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have remained on the backburner for much of the Illinois gov…

Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured
Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

DUNMORE, Pa. | A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thurs…