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Whiting boy killed in hit-and-run with semi
Whiting boy killed in hit-and-run with semi

WHITING | Indiana State Police said Thursday they were reviewing surveillance video as part of their investigation of a hit-and-run accident t…

Betty's Bakery & Cafe opening Saturday in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | Betty's Bakery & Cafe is opening Saturday at 924 S. Court St.

Lake Station mayor, wife, step-daughter plead not guilty to corruption charges
Lake Station mayor, wife, step-daughter plead not guilty to corruption charges

HAMMOND | The Lake Station mayor, his wife and his step-daughter all pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges in an 11-count criminal public cor…

Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases
Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Judges do not have discretion to deny a valid request for expungement of a low-level felony or misdemeanor criminal record, the…

Hammond garage destroyed by fire

HAMMOND | An attached garage on a home in Hammond was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, fire officials said.

Grandmother made activity books
Grandmother made activity books

Bonnie Jean Spoerner was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother, said Jack Spoerner, her husband of 60 years.

The Daily Fix
The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight
EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

We're inching closer to demolition of the former Sheraton Hotel in Gary. By October, if the project is on schedule, the building will be gone.

Valpo state of the schools getting better

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Schools Superintendent Michael Berta gave the council an update on the state of the school system that included helpfu…

Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid
Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

CHICAGO | Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.

Crete makes fund transfers to keep spending balanced

CRETE | The Village Board on Monday OK'd the transfer of about $100,000 to two separate funds impacting road repairs and police pensions to en…

Porter County crime briefs

Employee arrested after stealing from Walmart

MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions
MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

Military volunteerism is one of the proudest traditions permeating region and state history since Indiana's infancy.

Hammond Sanitary, Recycling departments work Good Friday

HAMMOND | The Hammond Sanitary and Recycling departments will be working Good Friday.

Gary police wrote 122 tickets during blitz Friday afternoon

GARY | Police officers issued 122 traffic citations Friday as part of a large traffic blitz within the city.

Hammond workers to begin flushing hydrants Monday

HAMMOND | The Hammond Water Works Department will begin flushing hydrants Monday.

Officer of the Year award to be named at April 25 banquet

HOBART | The Northwest Indiana Public Information Officers Association and the District One Law Enforcement Council will hold their annual Off…

Highland administrative offices to be closed for Good Friday

HIGHLAND | The administrative offices for Highland will be closed Friday for spring recess and Easter holiday.

Holiday won't affect garbage, recycling collection in Lowell

LOWELL | Town Hall will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday and will reopen Monday.

YMCA briefs

Portage YMCA