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Griffith mosquito sample shows West Nile virus

GRIFFITH | A sample of mosquitoes collected at the intersection of Colfax and Main streets has tested positive for West Nile Virus by the Indi…

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A somber honor: Honor Flight vet visits memorial bearing name of his son

HIGHLAND | Al Whitaker fought in World War II as a gunner for the Navy, yet his most devastating nightmare would come decades later when his d…

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Gift shop pickup site near Jackson home to open in August

Gift shop pickup site near Jackson home to open in August

GARY | A merchandise pickup site next to Michael Jackson's childhood home is set to open the weekend of what would have been the pop star's 56…

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C.P.'s Grubnich leads Northern Amateur after dominant first round

C.P.'s Grubnich leads Northern Amateur after dominant first round

CHESTERTON | There was no turning back for Nick Grubnich once his shots started to fall Wednesday morning.

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EDITORIAL: Don't let trains keep blocking planes

EDITORIAL: Don't let trains keep blocking planes

Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion has been delayed yet again. This time, the deadline has been extended until August 2015.

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Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

CHICAGO | Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new…

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Munster Strack & Van Til unveils new look

Munster Strack & Van Til unveils new look

MUNSTER | It took an intensive around-the-clock construction effort lasting nearly 4 1/2 months, but the Strack & Van Til at 12 Ridge Road…

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22-year-old man shot to death on E.C.'s south side

22-year-old man shot to death on E.C.'s south side

EAST CHICAGO | A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday in an alley behind homes along 151st Avenue in East Chicago, police and family mem…

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Pierogi Paradise: Whiting's annual festival of filled dumplings and fun celebrating 20 years

Pierogi Paradise: Whiting's annual festival of filled dumplings and fun celebrating 20 years

When Marty Dybel, Tom Dabertin, and Darlene Beerling were brainstorming ideas for a new community event 21 years ago, they all agreed upon two…

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Schererville woman killed in Bishop Ford accident

CHICAGO | A 64-year-old Schererville woman died Wednesday after her car was struck on the Bishop Ford Freeway by a tire that flew off of a veh…

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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

PHOENIX | A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an e…

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Documents about blood-alcohol content in fatal crash will be allowed in court

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Criminal Court judge will allow crucial police documents to be presented during the trial of a man accused of driv…

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NWI Sox, TC Angels fight for their tourney lives at NSA "B" North-Central World Series

NWI Sox, TC Angels fight for their tourney lives at NSA "B" North-Central World Series

HOBART | Most of the time in big tournaments such as the NSA "B" North-Central World Series, the teams facing off don’t know each other.

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Conservative group attacks Pence health plan

Conservative group attacks Pence health plan

INDIANAPOLIS | A politically conservative think tank is targeting Gov. Mike Pence and his proposal to provide health coverage to some 400,000 …

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Lynch set for Bears camp

Lynch set for Bears camp

Jordan Lynch knows all the numbers he put up at Northern Illinois as a quarterback don't mean a thing.

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Lake Co. judge strikes down Indiana right-to-work

INDIANAPOLIS | A Lake County judge struck down Indiana's right-to-work ban on certain union fees in a second legal blow to the contentious law…

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White Sox fall to Royals, lose series

White Sox fall to Royals, lose series

CHICAGO | Despite starter Jose Quintana's best efforts, the White Sox again couldn't find a way to beat Mike Moustakas and the Kansas City Royals.

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Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso man who called for a taxi to take him from Ameristar Casino in East Chicago to Portage ended up in jail when h…

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Drop in military suicides doesn't deter prevention efforts

Drop in military suicides doesn't deter prevention efforts

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., remains committed to expanding suicide-prevention screening to all military service members, ev…

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Westville picks Vazquez as new boys basketball coach

Westville picks Vazquez as new boys basketball coach

It's like going from "Hoop Dreams" to "Hoosiers" in one quick, strange trip.

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Man sentenced to prison for role in fatal shooting

Man sentenced to prison for role in fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 20-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to eight years and six months in prison for his role in a shooting that led to a man's death. 

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Griffith mosquito sample shows West Nile virus

GRIFFITH | A sample of mosquitoes collected at the intersection of Colfax and Main streets has tested positive for West Nile Virus by the Indi…

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Stunt divers perform at Porter County Fair

Stunt divers perform at Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | High divers battled with wind Wednesday at the Porter County Fairgrounds, plummeting toward their 9.5-foot-deep pool fro…

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Bears set sights on playoffs after busy offseason

Bears set sights on playoffs after busy offseason

CHICAGO | It was far from a quiet offseason for the Bears, and now they really hope to make some noise.

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Woman, 78, hurt by pit bull

LAPORTE | A 78-year-old LaPorte woman was still “black and blue” Wednesday after a pit bull crawled under a fence and bit her.

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Pit bull's days are numbered

LAPORTE | A pit bull that left two children with scars on their faces will be euthanized, county officials said.

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Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association still going strong

Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association still going strong

Greg Olson started as a tournament director for the Northwest Indiana Junior Golf Association in the first season of the tour in 2002.

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Duneland Chamber hosts community awards

Duneland Chamber hosts community awards

CHESTERTON | Business leaders and community members gathered Wednesday at Sand Creek Country Club for the annual State of the Chamber Communit…

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PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Only Polaroid produces a picture faster than this man

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Only Polaroid produces a picture faster than this man

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | There's an old saw that artists are only famous after they die. If that's the case, Robin Walker has at least a head sta…

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Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

Ideas flow at Strong Cities forum

A top congressional aide told the closing session of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium Wednesday that the steel industry, educat…

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Cook County voters to get 2 referendum questions on Nov. 4 ballot

CHICAGO | The Cook County Board gave its approval Wednesday to a pair of referendum questions asking voters in the Nov. 4 general elections if…

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Illinois man retried, found not guilty in slaying

CHICAGO | A suburban Chicago man who was granted a new trial for a slaying he was convicted of nearly two decades ago has been acquitted and set free.

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Ill. lawmaker: Concealed carry law 'complicated'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A state senator said the law he helped push through that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is too tough…

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CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

CBS says Colbert keeping CBS' 'Late Show' in NYC

NEW YORK | Stephen Colbert will not only be following in David Letterman's footsteps, he'll be doing it on the same stage.

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