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Country singer Merle Haggard still a 'workin' man'

Country singer Merle Haggard still a 'workin' man'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Even Merle Haggard gets nervous about stepping onto a stage when the audience is filled with songwriters, record label exec…

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'1954': A glimpse of baseball's dramatic changes

'1954': A glimpse of baseball's dramatic changes

As the pennant races head into the fall stretch, it's worth remembering that 60 years ago the sport of baseball was changed permanently as Afr…

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Hundreds pay respects to fallen M'ville police officer

Hundreds pay respects to fallen M'ville police officer

MERRILLVILLE | Hundreds of mourners paid their respects Sunday to a remarkable young man whose leadership will not be soon forgotten.

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Bears spoil 49ers' party

Bears spoil 49ers' party

SANTA CLARA, Calif. | Frank Gore ran for an 8-yard touchdown after a long scoring scamper was negated by a holding penalty, and the San Franci…

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Teachers help students focus on culinary creations

Teachers help students focus on culinary creations

VALPARAISO | Devon Chapman watched a chef visiting from Johnson & Wales University closely to see what he used as he prepared Enchilada Ro…

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Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers interested in telling the federal government what they think of Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 al…

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Union ends strike after reaching agreement with Lear

HAMMOND | A tentative agreement has ended a strike at the Lear Corp. automotive seat factory in Hammond, a day after workers walked off the job.

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Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys

Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys

MERRILLVILLE | Diane Pike believes the juvenile offenders at Camp Summit want the same things as every other teen their age.

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2 found shot to death in vehicle in Gary

GARY | Two people were found shot to death early Sunday in a vehicle in downtown Gary, authorities said.

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Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

GARY | A car crash and subsequent attempted assistance from a friend left a Gary woman and Portage man both arrested for operating while intox…

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Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

SPRINGFIELD | Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are a…

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Soccer helps Hammond's Flores overcome bullying

Soccer helps Hammond's Flores overcome bullying

The turning point came at halftime of the Morton game two years ago.

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South Holland man fatally shot at River Oaks Shopping Center

CALUMET CITY | An 18-year-old man died Sunday after being shot in the back at the River Oaks Shopping Center, according to the Cook County med…

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South Holland man shot to death in Sauk Village

SAUK VILLAGE | A 20-year-old man was gunned down Saturday in a Sauk Village, authorities said.

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Northcote Bridge work plugs last hole in dike for Munster

MUNSTER | Raising the Northcote Avenue Bridge over the Little Calumet River will close the “last hole in the dike” through Munster,” says Town…

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Highland's Ryan Grigson the embodiment of 'Colt Strong' philosophy

Highland's Ryan Grigson the embodiment of 'Colt Strong' philosophy

Nobody promised Ryan Grigson a rose garden with chirping bluebirds and Disney smiles. If they had, he wouldn't be general manager of the Colts.

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Colts spend week trying to keep up with Eagles

Colts spend week trying to keep up with Eagles

INDIANAPOLIS | Matt Hasselbeck spent much of last week running.

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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Campbell claims Illiana’s Bettenhausen 100 again

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Campbell claims Illiana’s Bettenhausen 100 again

SCHERERVILLE | Saturday night saw Brian Campbell win for the second straight year the annual Tony Bettenhausen Memorial 100 presented by Schep…

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USA wins basketball worlds over Serbia

USA wins basketball worlds over Serbia

MADRID | With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. baske…

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Morgan girls competing well in first varsity soccer season

Morgan girls competing well in first varsity soccer season

MALDEN | How much does Meghan Banik love soccer?

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Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

JOLIET | Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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Sox lose to Twins despite Abreu's 35th homer

Sox lose to Twins despite Abreu's 35th homer

CHICAGO | After not hitting a home run in 80 plate appearances, Jose Abreu of the White Sox now has gone deep in consecutive days.

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Cubs title wait 106 years and counting

Cubs title wait 106 years and counting

PITTSBURGH | The Cubs' century-plus failure to win the World Series will go on for at least one more year.

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Councilman suggests designating money for lake dredging

CEDAR LAKE | Councilman John Foreman is suggesting the town put aside a portion of its Lake County income tax revenues into a fund to dredge the lake.

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LaPorte police shoot a pit bulls; shooting under review

LAPORTE | A LaPorte police officer who fatally shot a dog in the spring fired his gun at a pit bull that was chasing people through a neighbor…

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REGION COLLEGIANS: Munster’s Boyan climbing with Hilltoppers

It seems like yesterday Heather Boyan was a freshman and tearing it up at Western Kentucky University.

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Meridian Road restrictions due to tree trimming

PORTER COUNTY | Porter County Highway and Spaulding Tree Service will restrict traffic Monday through Friday on Meridian Road from County Road…

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Porter County meetings

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PHS band performs at Lucas Oil Stadium

PHS band performs at Lucas Oil Stadium

The Pride of Portage Marching Band performed Sept. 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Band performed its 2014 show titled Legends of the East as part…

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Porter County road closings Monday

CHESTERTON | Porter County Highway and Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the following roads Monday through Saturday for railroad crossing repairs.

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Hebron man carves statue of the Blessed Mother

Hebron man carves statue of the Blessed Mother

HEBRON | When Robert Bragiel of Hebron attended an event for the Sisters of St. Francis in 2010, he never imagined that visiting with his frie…

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Crossing the Line -- Presidents

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas fo…

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