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After Harvey and Irma, flood-damaged cars could flood car-sales market

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, used car buyers across the country should be on high alert for deals that seem "too good to be true." According to Carfax Public Relations Manager Christopher Basso, almost half of flood-damaged vehicles return to the road in one form or another. Considerin

GOSHEN NEWS - 2017-09-21 19:05:00

Gary man sentenced to prison for robbery in fatal shooting at Merrillville apartment complex

CROWN POINT - A 24-year-old Gary man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to robbery was sentenced this week to 13 years in prison, with two years suspended for probation. Devon J. Brown was expected to appear at trial in July on allegations he participated in the murder of Cecil Pendleton Jr. on Ma

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 21:30:00

Portage man arrested after police find unconscious woman draped over motorcycle

PORTAGE - A Portage man is facing felony charges after police here found him driving with an unconscious woman on his motorcycle. Evan E. McGaughey, 27, was charged with criminal recklessness resulting in serious bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury. Police responded just after 3 p.m

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

Gary boy makes brief court appearance in rape, murder of mentally challenged woman

CROWN POINT - The 17-year-old boy charged in the rape, robbery and murder of a 61-year-old mentally challenged woman made a brief appearance Wednesday in Lake Criminal Court. Calvin D. Poston, dressed in a red jailhouse jumpsuit, appeared in court with his defense attorney, Matthew LaTulip. LaTuli

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 17:30:00

Gary man sentenced to 37 months in prison for tax fraud

HAMMOND - A Gary man was sentenced Wednesday to 37 months in prison for being part of a two-person team that allegedly stole more than $3 million in tax refunds from the federal government. Donald L. Armour, 67, along with Veronica Young, 48, of Gary, were arrested in July 2016 on allegations they d

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 23:30:00

Here's Why Kindred Healthcare, Inc. Shares Skyrocketed as Much as 16%

Shares of Kindred Healthcare(NYSE: KND), a provider of healthcare services via hospitals, home health, and rehabilitation units, surged as much as 16% during Thursday's trading session after the company provided an update on its adverse earnings impact from hurricanes Irma and Harvey. As you can pro

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 19:09:00

8 Countries Where a Gallon of Gas Still Costs Less Than $2

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. Gasoline prices in the U.S. have been on the rise over the past month, going from $2.34 per gallon to $2.62 per gallon according to AAA, due in part to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the country's oil refining hub

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

The Latest: Video shows hit-and-run that led to shooting

In this photo provided by the Sanchez family, Magdiel Sanchez is pictured in an undated photo. Sanchez was shot and killed when Oklahoma City police officers opened fire on him in front of his home Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, as he approached them holding a metal pipe. A department official said the po

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 23:51:40

FBI warns to watch those social media posts - or face the consequences

It only took a few seconds for Jabari Dean to realize he had made a mistake. In a moment of anger in late 2015, the then-21-year-old threatened a mass shooting at the University of Chicago in the comments section of a popular website. Dean quickly deleted the comment but not before a New York teenag

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 23:25:00

Obama Library South Side CBA Coalition to push city for ordinance

"Our dignity and our humanity will not be pushed aside," said Jay Travis as she announces that the Obama Library South Side Community Benefits Agreement Coalition (CBA Coalition) is seeking an ordinance that would require the Obama Foundation to sign a community benefits agreement during a CBA Coali

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 10:17:04

Teen who threatened U. of C. appears in FBI 'think before you post' ad

The words Jabari Dean wrote online in November 2015 changed his life. His post closed down the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus and landed him in front of a federal judge. In the end, the feds chose to defer prosecution. But on Thursday, he appeared in a new public service announcement from

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-21 21:25:25

Your guide to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival

In 2007, when a group of South Side visionaries launched the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, they hoped to bring long overdue attention to a neighborhood rich in jazz history. "There are so many people in Chicago who simply don't go south of Roosevelt Road," James Wagner, one of the co-founders of the fest

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 17:10:00

16-year-old girl killed, 2 injured in Robbins crash

A 16-year-old girl was killed and two other people were injured in a crash Wednesday night in south suburban Robbins. The two-vehicle crash happened about 11:15 p.m. near South Kedzie Avenue and West 139th Street, according to the Cook County sheriff's office. Maria Santos, of Blue Island, was prono

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2017-09-21 15:18:38

Blue Island teen dies in two-vehicle crash in Robbins

A 16-year-old Blue Island girl was killed in a car crash late Wednesday in south suburban Robbins, authorities said. The victim, identified as Maria Santos, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 139th Street and Kedzie Avenue, authorities said. Two other victims were taken to area hospit

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 17:15:58

Elderly man killed in robbery of tow truck company; Man charged

ALSIP, Ill. - A man has been charged in connection with a robbery in south suburban Alsip that claimed the life of a senior citizen. Police say Brian Garcia shot a 76-year-old employee to death, and wounded another when he held up Ray's Towing and Recovery Tuesday afternoon. Mohamed Salhia was kille

WGNTV.COM - 2017-09-21 22:52:37

Hello, My Name is Norm

The Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library invites everyone to come and meet Norm. Who is Norm? Norm is a life sized (5 foot long) fiberglass replica of a Tyrannosaurus skull on loan from The Field Museum. The original fossilized bones which served as the model for this replica were discovered

PATCH - 2017-09-21 18:24:56

Bernie's Book Bank of Chicago Continues to Support CHSD170 Students With Thousands of Books to Spark a Love of Literacy

On Tuesday, September 12th, Chicago Heights School District 170 received 15,282 high-quality, high-interest books that were provided for students in grades Pre-K through sixth grade by Bernie's Book Bank of Chicago. Jennifer Gorton, District 170's Parent Academy Director, worked closely with Bernie'

PATCH - 2017-09-21 16:31:44

STEVE HANLON: Hannah and her blisters

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. HAMMOND - Once in awhile the road is easy. More often than not, however, the path is filled with pot holes and fiery darts. Obstacles with big feet looking to stomp on our dreams. These thoughts were floating through

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 23:00:00

New road money to keep transportation planners busy

PORTAGE - The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's Executive Board gave final approval Thursday to the addition of 136 road maintenance projects to its four-year Transportation Improvement Program. The additions were made as part of an infrastructure funding package enacted by state g

NWI.COM - 2017-09-21 22:30:00

Urn with human ashes found on bike path in Northwest Indiana

It probably wasn't what the family had in mind when they decided to cremate their loved one, but an urn filled with human ashes was found on a bicycle path last week in Northwest Indiana. Now Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is looking for information on who it is, and who it belongs to. Hammond Po

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-21 21:45:00