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Man robs Gary clothing store at gunpoint

GARY - A man robbed a clothing store a gunpoint Thursday night in the city's Brunswick neighborhood, police said. The man entered Citi Trends in the 4300 block of West Fifth Avenue about 6:40 p.m., displayed a handgun and demanded money, Lt. Dawn Westerfield said. An employee complied with the man's

NWI.COM - 2017-11-17 23:30:00

Gary official sees vacant lots as opportunities for growth

CROWN POINT - While some people may see Gary as a series of vacant lots and abandoned buildings, Joe van Dyk sees those same parcels and structures as opportunities for growth. The director of the Gary Redevelopment Commission, van Dyk gave the concluding talk Thursday at a training academy on vacan

NWI.COM - 2017-11-18 22:00:00

Interfaith Clergy Council of Gary and Vicinity will worship with the Munster Clergy Association

DURING A RECENT meeting of the Interfaith Clergy Council of Gary and Vicinity, Rev Dr. David Neville was elected the 2017 president of the organization. Rev. Dr. David Neville (second from left) is congratulated with applause from other members present. Interfaith Clergy Council of Gary and Vicinity

CHICAGOCRUSADER.COM - 2017-11-17 16:58:52

Audit: Financial disarray plagues Gary school district

A state audit of the Gary Community School Corp. released Friday is harshly critical of systemic slipshod spending and sloppy accounting patterns that continued to take place even under a state-appointed fiscal manager. The 235-page audit, which focused from June 30, 2014, to July 1, 2016, points to

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 22:50:00

Gary extends day at two schools

Beveridge Elementary fifth-graders sat in small groups on a recent day, listening to teacher Shontel Miller talk about a fictional dog named Boots. Miller told them Boots could do a variety of tricks, and she spoke expressively to students about the dog. Then, the drill began. "I'm looking for the

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-17 19:08:51

Gary Casinos May Ban Smoking

CHICAGO (CBS) - A casino giant hopes to snuff out a proposed smoking ban in Gary Indiana. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker has the battle of health versus wealth. The Majestic Star is Gary's largest entertainment venue. It attracts 1.6 million visitors a year, employing 1,000 workers and pouring millions into


Protesters urge more 'common-sense' rules for gun ownership near Hammond Cabela's

Scott Houldieson had something of a captive audience last week as he passed out fliers for Saturday's Common Sense Gun Law protest in Hammond during UAW 551's union hall Turkey Drive. One man expressed his displeasure with the effort, said Houldieson, who spoke while he and 10 others participated in

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-18 23:56:00

Hammond honors vets with parade

The chilly temperature didn't keep hundreds of residents from enjoying Hammond's recent, 4th Annual Veteran's Appreciation Day Parade in Hessville. The 90-minute event included dozens of military veterans' floats and motorcycles, local high school marching band entertainment, numerous floats from lo

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-11-18 08:00:00

Henry County to celebrate holiday season with tree lighting events, parade

McDONOUGH - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Henry County, and holiday celebrations are in full swing heading into the week of Thanksgiving. Even if the weather of late has you and your loved ones bundling up one minute and lathering on sunscreen the next, a host of groups and gove

HENRY COUNTY DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-17 18:38:00

Gwinnett Man Shot, Killed On Front Porch

BUFORD, GA - A Gwinnett County man who was coming home from work was shot and killed on his front porch early Friday morning, according to police. The shooting happened around midnight on Montauk Hill Drive in Buford. According to Gwinnett County Police, a man had just returned home from his securit

PATCH - 2017-11-17 14:41:09

JENKINS: Community service? There's an app for that

This time of year, a lot of folks are focused on serving those in need. Others are more focused on a second serving of giblet gravy. And some of us find ourselves squarely in both camps. If you're looking for opportunities to serve, but you aren't sure where to turn, there's a new website that might

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2017-11-18 20:30:00

Family of man found in Yellow River wants answers

The family of a man whose body was found submerged in the Yellow River wants answers. The family of a man whose body was found submerged in the Yellow River wants answers. The body of Ryan Hacker, 40, of Porterdale, GA, was found on Sunday, Nov. 12, around 2:30 p.m. near the river's dam. His siste

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-11-19 05:30:00

Man missing from Stockbridge area considered 'critical' is found

McDONOUGH - A 46-year-old man missing since Thursday has been located, Henry County police announced Friday afternoon. His case had been considered critical. Randy Lamar Wiggins was last seen around noon on Thursday in the area of Squadron Lane in Stockbridge. He is described as a a black man, 6 fee

HENRY COUNTY DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-17 18:31:00

Woman carjacked, kidnapped while pumping gas

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police are searching for the people who carjacked and kidnapped a woman at a gas station. Iris Cadler said that around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, she was pumping gas at the Kroger gas station on Highway 138 in Stockbridge. She said someone snuck up behind her and covered her face.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-11-17 23:46:41

Man who ran from police during traffic stop found dead

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a 40-year-old father of two. Channel 2 Action News has learned that Ryan Hacker was found dead in the Yellow River in Newton County. Prior to his death, a Porterdale police officer pulled Hacker over for driving w

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-11-18 00:21:21

Jackson High locked down over social media post

Jackson High School was locked down Friday morning over what school officials said turned out to be an apparent prank on social media. Two students reportedly involved in the social media post - neither of whom were on campus Friday morning - were detained by law enforcement officers by 9 a.m., Butt

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-11-17 16:07:00

Accident crushes worker, 26, under 12 tons of steel at Metromont plant in Bartow

BARTOW - A Frostproof man died after being crushed by a steel rack and cables while working Nov. 10 at the Metromont Corp. plant in Bartow. Jose Guadalupe Bustos, 26, was pinned under 12 tons of metal during the accident, which occurred about 11:30 p.m. The Polk County Sheriff's Office gave this d

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 17:12:44

Bartow internal investigation clears police officers of excessive force

BARTOW - Three Bartow police officers didn't use excessive force or exceed their authority during a July 5 arrest that resulted in a police K-9 biting the suspect, according to an internal investigation. Police Chief Joe Hall has determined that officers Michelle Smith, Jordan March and Michael Benn

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 22:12:14

Should environment be in the state constitution?

The environment has entered the discussion before the Constitutional Revision Commission. Panel member Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, an activist from an area of Florida affected by discharges from Lake Okeechobee, has proposed two amendments to be included on the 2018 ballot. One would add an elected Com

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-19 01:38:28

For the fit and busy life

LAKELAND - David Osterweil turned his interests and lifestyle into a thriving business when, in his early 30s, he tasted salt for the first time. Not that there wasn't plenty of salt in the food he grew up with, particularly processed food, but the taste got lost in all the background noise. In 2009

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 12:00:00