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BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

BP explosion causes sulfur dioxide release

WHITING | BP officials have notified the state of Indiana that more than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide were released into the air following an …

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine | Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles …

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Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

VALPARAISO | Opposition over the use of non-union and non-local labor on one phase of the $260 million Pratt Industries expansion project erup…

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Despite court battles from coast to coast, many area football coaches still do pregame prayers

Despite court battles from coast to coast, many area football coaches still do pregame prayers

Jay Novak was obviously nervous last Friday night. The first-year football coach at E.C. Central was going through the pregame checklist befor…

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Jackson festivities kick off; fans from around the world expected

Jackson festivities kick off; fans from around the world expected

GARY | Michael Jackson fans from around the world are expected to descend upon his childhood home for the Michael Jackson King of Pop Tribute …

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Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Correns, France, a spokesman for the couple says.

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Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan Chase hack

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed s…

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Indiana gets 1-year waiver of federal schools law

INDIANAPOLIS | The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday granted a one-year extension of Indiana's waiver from the federal No Child Left Be…

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 54: Poker chips

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 54: Poker chips

Local gaming fans have various options when choosing to visit casinos.

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Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

CHICAGO | The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner's plan …

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Cal City fills department head roles

CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved a series of appointments and reappointments to municipal agencies Thursday, although a few objections…

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Ex-Gary man given 41-month prison term in marijuana case

HAMMOND | A former Gary resident who allegedly fled after pleading guilty four years ago to a charge of conspiracy to distribute marijuana was…

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LaPorte captures five-game win over Crown Point

LaPorte captures five-game win over Crown Point

CROWN POINT | In the midst of seven lead changes in a long Game 3, LaPorte's seniors entered the huddle with confidence.

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St. John aproves financing for radio equipment compatible with consolidated E-911

ST. JOHN | Town officials Thursday approved financing the nearly $368,000 cost of police and fire radio equipment compatible with Lake County'…

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Lowell's first paid firefighter sworn into office

LOWELL | Matt VanDrunen has been sworn in as Lowell's first paid firefighter.

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Lake Central volleyball takes over late against Chesterton

Lake Central volleyball takes over late against Chesterton

CHESTERTON | Lake Central and Chesterton went toe to toe for four games in a tough Duneland Athletic Conference volleyball match Thursday night.

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Wheeler sweeps Whiting in GSSC volleyball opener

UNION TWP. | Wheeler’s volleyball team showed resiliency in sweeping Whiting to open Greater South Shore Conference play on Thursday night.

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Hanover Central volleyball spikes top-ranked Bishop Noll

CEDAR LAKE | Adding Hanover Central to the Greater South Shore Conference has been a win-win for many, and volleyball fans are included in that mix.

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E.C. man strikes plea deal in kidnap, murder case

HAMMOND | A 41-year-old East Chicago man charged in a sweeping indictment involving Chicago’s Two Six Nation street gang and its local affilia…

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Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

LOWELL | Grabbing up a couple of Bishop Noll Institute commemorative plates from 1966, Sharon Speichert paid for her purchase, then perused it…

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Planting seeds of future for developmentally disabled trainees

Planting seeds of future for developmentally disabled trainees

SCHERERVILLE | Like the tomatoes and peppers they’re growing in an adjacent half-acre field, 10 male residents of Campagna Academy diagnosed w…

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RACING NOTEBOOOK: Lomax looking for more success this season

RACING NOTEBOOOK: Lomax looking for more success this season

It has been a long, but successful, racing season for Lake Village’s Jamie Lomax.

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Lake E-911 system on a fast pace

CROWN POINT | Lake County’s consolidated E-911 system took a giant leap forward Thursday with the approval of a more than $10 million budget f…

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Lake Central teachers cash in on grants

ST. JOHN | Several Lake Central School Corp. teachers came away with a little cash from a recent School Board meeting.

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Scouting area prep football games

Scouting area prep football games

Crown Point (1-0) at Mishawaka (1-0)

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STEVE HANLON: Something we all need to know

STEVE HANLON: Something we all need to know

GARY | America changed on Aug. 9, again. Actually, though, the change occurred on Aug. 10 or 11, when citizens across the nation tuned into th…

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JIM PETERS: There's a sense of renewal at LaPorte

JIM PETERS: There's a sense of renewal at LaPorte

Last season, when LaPorte went through the tragedy of losing player Jake West, the phrase, "Count on Me," became a Slicers' team motto.

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Pelath warns Camp Summit on governor's chopping block

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath warned Thursday that 70 state employees in LaPorte County will lose their jobs if the Indi…

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First business coming to LaPorte project

LAPORTE | The first business is coming to a former industrial area the city has been working to redevelop for well over a decade.

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Lawmaker to lead Indiana unemployment agency

Lawmaker to lead Indiana unemployment agency

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has tapped a suburban Indianapolis state representative to head the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

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Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great Lakes

Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species —…

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Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

Russian columns enter Ukraine; leader urges calm

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine | Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles …

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Gary mayor to speak at chamber lunch meeting

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will speak at the next Gary Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, set for noon Sept. 8 at Majestic Star Casino …

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