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Coroner seek help locating dead man's family
Coroner seek help locating dead man's family

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking the public’s help Friday to locate family members of a Gary man who recently died.

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Michigan City day care owner charged with manslaughter in boy's death

MICHIGAN CITY | Charges were filed Friday against the owner of a Michigan City day care center for the hanging death of a 5-year old boy.

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Police investigating Lansing bank robbery

LANSING | Police are looking for three armed men who robbed the Great Lakes Bank, 18120 Torrence Ave., Friday afternoon.

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 International Polka Parade packs comedic punch
 International Polka Parade packs comedic punch

WHITING | The Pieroguettes flitted past in their red dresses and pierogi shawls, their hats adorned with potatoes, cheese and other pierogi fillings.

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Calls of tiger on the loose in Gary prompt police search
Calls of tiger on the loose in Gary prompt police search

GARY | Police searched the city's Glen Park neighborhood late Thursday night and early Friday after receiving vague reports of a tiger on the …

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Central American leaders convening at White House
Central American leaders convening at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants fr…

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Nick Grubnich finishes two strokes back at Northern Am after failing to force playoff
Nick Grubnich finishes two strokes back at Northern Am after failing to force playoff

CHESTERTON | As Nick Grubnich punched a putt just past the 18th hole on Friday afternoon, the Crown Point native let out an audible groan.

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With Allen, Bears expect bigger things from 'D'
With Allen, Bears expect bigger things from 'D'

BOURBONNAIS | He was the big prize, the sparkling centerpiece in the overhaul, except Jared Allen wasn't really interested in shining the spot…

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Franciscan hospital undergoing multimillion expansion
Franciscan hospital undergoing multimillion expansion

MUNSTER | A $60 million to $70 million expansion project has begun at Franciscan Healthcare-Munster to create a medical center campus.

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Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatibl…

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Morgan Coombs happy to return after spasms send him to DL

GARY | Among Morgan Coombs' many goals as he entered the RailCats' season was what could have been a simple one: don't miss a start.

Police investigating Lansing bank robbery

LANSING | Police are looking for three armed men who robbed the Great Lakes Bank, 18120 Torrence Ave., Friday afternoon.

 International Polka Parade packs comedic punch
 International Polka Parade packs comedic punch

WHITING | The Pieroguettes flitted past in their red dresses and pierogi shawls, their hats adorned with potatoes, cheese and other pierogi fillings.

NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road
NSA World Series 8U runners-up to finally play on the road

CROWN POINT | The Highland 8-year-old all-star softball team hasn't ventured too far from Northwest Indiana this summer.

Lake infant deaths spur campaign to reduce SIDS

CROWN POINT | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey said Friday she is meeting with hospital officials to help control infant mortality.

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Local man expected to enter plea in Medicaid, Medicare kickback scheme

HAMMOND | The owner of medical imaging businesses in Northwest Indiana entered into a plea agreement Wednesday regarding a kickback scheme in …

GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign
GOP state treasurer candidate quits job to focus on campaign

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican candidate for state treasurer is quitting her staff job in the treasurer's office to focus on her campaign.

NIPSCO manager leads state's panel on Social Status of Black Males
NIPSCO manager leads state's panel on Social Status of Black Males

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STEVE HANLON: Enjoy it while you can get it

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Michigan City day care owner charged with manslaughter in boy's death

MICHIGAN CITY | Charges were filed Friday against the owner of a Michigan City day care center for the hanging death of a 5-year old boy.

Portage looking to purchase old Little League park

PORTAGE | The city is looking to purchase the old Portage Little League Park on Evergreen Avenue, but only if they can maintain it.

Franciscan hospital undergoing multimillion expansion
Franciscan hospital undergoing multimillion expansion

MUNSTER | A $60 million to $70 million expansion project has begun at Franciscan Healthcare-Munster to create a medical center campus.

Pence: No need for state health exchange, despite court ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has no qualms about his decision to not create a state health exchange under the Affordable Care Act, even afte…

Coming Sunday: A forgiving man overcomes double tragedies

Be sure to pick up Sunday's edition of The Times to read Marc Chase's column about the forgiving spirit of St. John resident Bill Marvel, who,…

Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatibl…

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: All of a sudden, I'm in the fair shows

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The performers in the free shows at the Porter County Fair are picking on me.

Mayor to share strategies to address crime

GARY | In the wake of a spike in crime and the July shooting death of a city police officer, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson plans to share po…

Two summer camps combine to keep city kids active
Two summer camps combine to keep city kids active

GARY | Maybe when they visit the Bears training camp early next month in Bourbonnais, Gary youngsters will be in better shape than the Bears t…

Colts turn to Werner, creativity to pressure QBs
Colts turn to Werner, creativity to pressure QBs

ANDERSON, Ind. | Robert Mathis has never been through a training camp quite like this.

Petty believes NASCAR should be helping teams
Petty believes NASCAR should be helping teams

INDIANAPOLIS | Richard Petty said Friday the newly formed Race Team Alliance was necessary because NASCAR hasn't done enough to help team owne…

With Nibali in command, Tour de France is about 2nd place
With Nibali in command, Tour de France is about 2nd place

BERGERAC, France | Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling's great…

Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale breaks records

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The Porter County Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale didn't only break records Thursday night, it crushed them.

Coroner seek help locating dead man's family
Coroner seek help locating dead man's family

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking the public’s help Friday to locate family members of a Gary man who recently died.

'Canstruction' teams build super sculptures
'Canstruction' teams build super sculptures

HOBART | Friday was “Canstruction” day for nine teams of middle school students participating in the Superheroes for Hunger competition at Sou…

Kerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza
Kerry says no deal yet for 7-day truce in Gaza

JERUSALEM | U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that more work was needed to reach a deal between Israel and Hamas for a seven-day …