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Gary mayor announces new police administration, approach to crime

Gary mayor announces new police administration, approach to crime

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced a change in police administration and a new comprehensive approach to crime during a news conferen…

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Dyer falls in state champion Little League game

Dyer falls in state champion Little League game

CROWN POINT | Though it dates back to Biblical times, the term "David vs. Goliath" is not going to get old soon.

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Man faces 10-year sentence for molesting infant

Man faces 10-year sentence for molesting infant

VALPARAISO | A 22-year-old Michigan City man faces a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Monday to molesting an infant girl.

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Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office will spend the coming weeks determining whether a Gary man should face the death penalty ove…

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Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday voted 5-0 to borrow up to $35 million, which financial advisers say will close the …

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Cops: Help ID Highland Best Buy robbery suspect

Cops: Help ID Highland Best Buy robbery suspect

HIGHLAND | Highland police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man captured on surveillance video believed to have robbed the Best …

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Road salt intake: Lake County has shakers full, while Illinois, Porter may feel budget pinch

Road salt intake: Lake County has shakers full, while Illinois, Porter may feel budget pinch

CHICAGO | As nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depl…

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Furor engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have tickete…

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Excise cops cite 20 people, five businesses outside Pierogi Fest

WHITING | Indiana State Excise Police cited 20 people and five businesses Friday and Saturday outside Pierogi Fest in Whiting.

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Workers using torch to kill weeds set Winfield hardware store ablaze

Workers using torch to kill weeds set Winfield hardware store ablaze

WINFIELD | Customers and employees briefly were evacuated Monday when the Winfield Ace Hardware store at 11702 Randolph was damaged by fire.

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Autopsy inconclusive in death of Griffith man, police say

GRIFFITH | Police said Monday they're waiting for more information about why a Griffith man died hours after a fight involving friends.

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Gary man, 41, shot to death in Tolleston neighborhood

Gary man, 41, shot to death in Tolleston neighborhood

GARY | A 41-year-old man was fatally shot Monday inside a business in Gary's Tolleston neighborhood, officials said.

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Chesterton council awards employee raises

CHESTERTON |  Town Councilman Emerson DeLaney proposed an ordinance Monday  to increase the salaries of town employees, which was met with una…

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Crown Point BZA endorses $4.1M sports dome

CROWN POINT | Zoning changes to permit an inflatable dome in the city Sportsplex won board approval on Monday.

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Police investigating death of person found on railroad tracks

Police investigating death of person found on railroad tracks

GRIFFITH | Police are investigating the death of a person found Monday on CN railroad tracks south of the crossing at 45th Avenue in Griffith,…

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Hammond considers raising towing fee

HAMMOND | The city may increase its towing fees.

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New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

New Lincoln exhibit opens in South Holland

SOUTH HOLLAND | A new exhibit promoting the life of Abraham Lincoln and his Springfield-based museum and library opened Monday at the Chicago …

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'96 C.P. High grad joins school district board

'96 C.P. High grad joins school district board

CROWN POINT | The School Board on Monday appointed Crown Point native and local businessman David Warne to serve the final five months of the …

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JOHN DOHERTY: Program provides proof that exercise is medicine

Next month, this column will be starting its 30th year. A frequently cited source in this space, however, is even older. The Physician and Spo…

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Two injured in Borman rollover

Two injured in Borman rollover

HAMMOND | A rush hour rollover crash on the Borman Expressway Monday morning sent two people to a local hospital.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Sweet is still king of free-throw shooting method

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?: Sweet is still king of free-throw shooting method

VALPARAISO | When Virgil Sweet and Dale Ciciora walked into a hot, empty Boucher Gym at Ben Franklin Middle School last week, they recalled th…

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73rd Avenue Bridge over I-65 closed for two weeks

MERRILLVILLE | The 73rd Avenue Bridge over Interstate 65 closed Monday for two weeks of repairs and maintenance, Indiana Department of Transpo…

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Cops: Help ID Highland Best Buy robbery suspect

Cops: Help ID Highland Best Buy robbery suspect

HIGHLAND | Highland police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man captured on surveillance video believed to have robbed the Best …

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Dems' plea? Save our precincts

CROWN POINT | Two more Democrats are adding their voices in opposition to a new state law that could eliminate precincts in the party's urban …

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First Federal branches are now officially Peoples Bank locations

First Federal branches are now officially Peoples Bank locations

HAMMOND | An immigrant saloon-keeper who had the neighborhood's only safe in his dance hall founded Peoples Bank in East Chicago in 1910, when…

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Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office will spend the coming weeks determining whether a Gary man should face the death penalty ove…

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Dustin Crenshaw rejuvinates pitch, adds to resume

Dustin Crenshaw rejuvinates pitch, adds to resume

GARY | After Dustin Crenshaw had Tommy John surgery in 2009, he found it was tough to throw a changeup.

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Lansing native dies in Georgia plane crash

A Lansing native died Saturday morning in a plane crash in Georgia.

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Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

CHICAGO | Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to a…

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Support for moms with 'baby blues'

Support for moms with 'baby blues'

VALPARAISO | When her first child, Noah, was born in 2010, Natalie Ladra and her husband, Nick, were “euphoric.”

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Israeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

Israeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israel's prime minister warned Monday the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the m…

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College of Court Reporting cuts tuition for onsite students

HOBART | College of Court Reporting is lowering its tuition for students who attend school onsite full-time.

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Peoples Bank sees higher earnings after merger

MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company of Munster-based Peoples Bank, posted a 14.2 percent bump in profits after completing …

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Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months aw…

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

DAKAR, Senegal | No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had …

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