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32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and …

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Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | A federal appeals court upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees on Tuesday in a split decision that was…

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NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000

NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. | The NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season Tuesday and fined him $500,000 …

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 59: Valpo Velvet ice cream

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 59: Valpo Velvet ice cream

Among favorite items on the region's eclectic culinary scene are the creamy, sweet, rich ice cream treats made by Valpo Velvet.

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Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

BEIRUT | Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, …

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Defense attorney named Lake County civil division judge

Defense attorney named Lake County civil division judge

CROWN POINT | Defense attorney Bruce Parent was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence as the new Lake Superior Court Civil Division judge.

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6 militants killed in U.S. Somalia strike

6 militants killed in U.S. Somalia strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia | Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the S…

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Police: Man arrested after hiding liquor in pants

PORTAGE | A Gary man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly stealing a bottle of liquor and attempting to conceal it in his pants.

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Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63

NEW YORK | Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died. He was 63.

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School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

CHICAGO | Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the ci…

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Man fires shot at would-be burglars

PORTAGE | When a resident of the 800 block of Camelot Manor saw someone outside his kitchen window early Saturday morning, he told his wife to…

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South suburbs to benefit from pavement patching projects

Dolton, South Holland, Thornton and Chicago Heights are among communities that will benefit from pavement projects by the Illinois Department …

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Family: Joan Rivers on life support

Family: Joan Rivers on life support

NEW YORK | Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure…

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Two more candidates get into aldermanic race

CHICAGO | A police officer and a community activist both said they were gathering nominating petition signatures to try to get themselves on t…

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Business succession seminar set for Sept. 17

CROWN POINT | Tom Krafft, a CPA and CFP, and Larry Galler, a business coach Times columnist, will be presenting a business succession seminar …

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Local company averts groundskeeping disaster at Soldier Field

Local company averts groundskeeping disaster at Soldier Field

SOUTH HOLLAND | Country music star Luke Bryan played the final notes of his hit, "I Don't Want This Night to End," before a sold-out crowd at …

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School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

CHICAGO | Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the ci…

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Girl said Uzi was too much for her

Girl said Uzi was too much for her

PHOENIX | A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting…

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It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

NEW YORK | Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.

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North Township dial-a-ride takes leap forward

People calling to schedule a trip on North Township's dial-a-ride bus service now have their calls answered 24 hours a day by live operators t…

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Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63

NEW YORK | Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as "Burning Heart" and "Is This Love," has died. He was 63.

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32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and …

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15-year-old Chicago Heights boy drowns in Kankakee River

KANKAKEE, Ill. | The Kankakee County coroner say a 15-year-old has drowned in the Kankakee River.

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6 militants killed in U.S. Somalia strike

6 militants killed in U.S. Somalia strike

MOGADISHU, Somalia | Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the S…

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Northwest Indiana creatives to gather at design conference

Northwest Indiana's creative industry will gather to mingle and glean perspective at the fifth annual INsight Design Conference.

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Area deaths for Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Akers, Sara, 36, LaPorte

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Dyer awards contract for Canadian National Railway screen

DYER | The sole bid for Phase One of the Canadian National Railway tracks landscape screening project has come in over budget, but the Town Co…

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E-911 compatible radio equipment on order for Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Officials have approved the purchase of $710,112 in new radio equipment compatible with the Lake County consolidated E-911 centr…

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VU finally takes possession of former hospital site

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University officially took possession of all the former Porter Regional Hospital properties in the city last week and …

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Planning and development employees move to City Hall

HAMMOND | The city's planning and development department is moving to City Hall.

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Portage woman critically wounded in Labor Day shooting in E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | A Portage woman is in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn following an early morning shooting on L…

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Festive occasion

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Lowell Labor Day Parade celebrates dance

Lowell Labor Day Parade celebrates dance

LOWELL | A dance troupe performed Monday atop a pretty-in-pastels, frothy float paying tribute to "The Joy of Dancing," this year's theme for …

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Great day for a parade

Great day for a parade

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US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor

US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor

CHICAGO | Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even am…

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