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Police: Argument over burglary preceded fatal shooting

GARY | Police said an argument over a burglary preceded Friday's shooting death of 13-year-old Kobe Jones near his home at 1053 Polk St.

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Crown Point man killed in fiery motorcycle crash

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point man was killed in a fiery motorcycle crash shortly before 2 p.m. Friday.

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Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

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Merrillville could repeal rental registration requirements

MERRILLVILLE | The town could be on the verge of terminating its rental registration ordinance.

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Grant nixed by Pence would have sent 5,700 to preschool

INDIANAPOLIS | The federal grant application that Republican Gov. Mike Pence decided not to submit would have helped send 5,700 more Indiana c…

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Kicking off the year

Kicking off the year

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Illinois governor's race focuses on women voter

Illinois governor's race focuses on women voter

CHICAGO | The candidates for Illinois governor tried to garner support from women voters Friday as Gov. Pat Quinn hosted an event for noted fe…

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Rally in support of fired Lake Station cop draws 100 residents

Rally in support of fired Lake Station cop draws 100 residents

LAKE STATION | About 100 residents upset about this week’s firing of police officer William Taylor protested Friday outside Lake Station City …

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Freedom Summer, Civil Rights Act celebrated

Freedom Summer, Civil Rights Act celebrated

GARY | People marking the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer and signing of the federal Civil Rights Act filled a Genesis Convention Cente…

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Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

Last chance to enter NWI Communities Halloween contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

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Merrillville could repeal rental registration requirements

MERRILLVILLE | The town could be on the verge of terminating its rental registration ordinance.

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Pirates win absolute thriller over Bulldogs

Pirates win absolute thriller over Bulldogs

CROWN POINT | Fourth down, fourth quarter, under four minutes to go, the mark of a resilient team is always its response to adversity and abil…

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Royals edge Giants

Royals edge Giants

SAN FRANCISCO | Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the …

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West Side gets revenge against E. C. Central

West Side gets revenge against E. C. Central

EAST CHICAGO | West Side vividly remembered the bad taste left from last year's season-ending loss to E. C. Central.

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FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Caravan holds off Loyola, advances to 29th-straight playoffs

FRIDAY'S ILLINOIS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Caravan holds off Loyola, advances to 29th-straight playoffs

Defense wins championships. It can also help you attain a state record 29th-straight playoff appearance as it did for Mount Carmel in its 10-7…

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Andrean routs Hammond in sectional opener

Andrean routs Hammond in sectional opener

MERRILLVILLE | Just five more wins for a state championship.

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Highland rolls over Clark to advance

Highland rolls over Clark to advance

WHITING | It's really hard to beat a team twice in one season, no matter at what level you're playing.

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Six interceptions, pick six carry Chesterton past Valparaiso

Six interceptions, pick six carry Chesterton past Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Defense has driven Times No. 10 Chesterton from day one this season and did again at Viking Field on Friday.

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Balanced L.C. jumps all over Lafayette Jeff

LAFAYETTE | Though a home game on the scoreboard only, Lake Central had no issue creating a burial ground-feel at Lafayette Jeff’s Scheumann S…

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Lowell gallops over sectional hump

Lowell gallops over sectional hump

GRIFFITH | Lowell marked its first postseason win of the Keith Kilmer era by scoring as many ways as possible and as often as it could.

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Governors brush aside young Gavit

Governors brush aside young Gavit

HAMMOND | The thing with playoffs is, lose and you can go home, put on your pajamas, and grab the TV remote.

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Penn routs Portage for the second time

Penn routs Portage for the second time

PORTAGE | The task in front of Portage was a difficult one.

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Gary teen, 13, shot to death

GARY | A 13-year-old Gary boy was shot to death Friday night at his home, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

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Kicking off the year

Kicking off the year

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Madigan, Rauner spend big on House races

Madigan, Rauner spend big on House races

DES PLAINES | State Rep. Marty Moylan tells voters he's not your typical Democrat as he bikes from house to house on the campaign trail, handi…

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Illinois governor's race focuses on women voter

Illinois governor's race focuses on women voter

CHICAGO | The candidates for Illinois governor tried to garner support from women voters Friday as Gov. Pat Quinn hosted an event for noted fe…

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Official identifies gunman in high school shooting

Official identifies gunman in high school shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. | A government official has identified the shooter at a Washington state high school as student Jaylen Fryberg.

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NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

NEW YORK | Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 2…

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East Chicago introduces urban gym concept at three parks

EAST CHICAGO | Residents in the city have one less excuse to avoid exercise with the installment of what Mayor Anthony Copeland is calling an …

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Hanover School Board expands public comment opportunities

CEDAR LAKE | The Hanover School Board has formally expanded opportunity for public comment during its meetings.

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Tri-Creek board OKs Academic Decathlon team trip

LOWELL | After an April trip to Hawaii for national competition, the Lowell High School Academic Decathlon team will be heading next to Michigan.

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COMING SUNDAY: Celebrating 10 years of Potempa's Offbeat

The Times marks 10 years of Philip Potempa's daily Offbeat column. Check out Sunday's Lifestyle section for top topics over the past decade, i…

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