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Lake County announces early voting sites, days and hours for Hammond and Hobart school referendums

CROWN POINT - Hammond and Hobart residents can begin voting Oct. 11 on proposals to raise property taxes to increase their support of local schools. The Lake County elections board members gave their approval Tuesday to open three early voting sites. All registered voters living in Hammond and those

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 12:00:00

Hammond police seek public's help with urn found near bike path

Hammond police came across an urn earlier this month, and one the department's lieutenants hopes someone in the community knows who it belongs to. The morning of Sept. 10, officers were dispatched to the area of Indianapolis Boulevard and New York Avenue "in reference to possible cremated remains fo

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 20:44:00

Hammond woman awaits word from family riding out Maria in Puerto Rico

Residents install aluminum storm panels in preparation for Hurricane Maria, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday. Authorities warned people who live in wooden or flimsy homes should find safe shelter before the storm's expected arrival on Wednesday. AP Like many Northwest Indiana residents with famil

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

Gary man sentenced to 195 years in prison for three murders, blames sons for 'mischief' in murder of teenage brothers

CROWN POINT - A criminal court judge sentenced David Johnson IV to 195 years in prison for his conviction at jury trial last month in the murder of two teenage brothers and a 46-year-old man. Johnson, 39, of Gary, offered Judge Diane Boswell a lengthy, meandering statement at his sentencing hearing

NWI.COM - 2017-09-19 20:25:00

Ex-boxer David Bey killed in construction accident

FILE - In this March 15, 1985, file photo, Larry Holmes, left, battles David Bey during a bout in Las Vegas. Bey, a former heavyweight boxing champ from Philadelphia nicknamed "Hand Grenade," died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, in a construction accident in Camden, N.J. Bey was struck by a piece of metal

NWI.COM - 2017-09-19 17:59:00

IUN examining factors behind enrollment decline

Weeks into his freshman year, Scottie Ray is proud to be the first person in his family to attend college, studying to be a dental hygenist. After a few years, he plans to transfer to IUPUI to finish his degree. Starting at Indiana University Northwest in Gary was a way to ease into college while sa

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 17:45:00

12 Things to do in the Region this week

Haven't a clue what to do with yourself this week? We've got 12 suggestions here. This out-of-this-world 5K run/2K walk comes to Challenger Learning Center, 2300 173rd St., in Hammond this Saturday at 7 p.m. The event boasts laser light shows, glow items for participants, a DJ and science experiment

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Iowa Supreme Court hears woman's $75 speeding ticket case

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to consider her $75

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 17:17:04

Creativity lends itself to mural at Hanover Central

Hobart muralist Peter Cortese stands next to his Hanover Central Wildcats creation on the center panel in the lunch cafe at the Cedar Lake high school.Provided CEDAR LAKE - It started with an idea, "Our students need something more than beige walls to keep them inspired throughout the day," said Han

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

These three tests can prevent cancer

It's no secret that cancer in all its forms touches the lives of millions of Americans each year. Not only are millions of people diagnosed with cancer, friends and family members provide care to patients and help shoulder any burdens during treatment. In 2016 there were an estimated 1.65 million ne

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 17:03:00

Jasper Johns to leave Connecticut estate for artists retreat

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Famed painter Jasper Johns is making plans for his rural estate in the Connecticut hills to become an artists' retreat after he's gone. The 87-year-old artist, who has lived and worked in the town of Sharon for the last two decades, received its blessing last week for his prop

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 16:41:05

Survivor story: Beating 'inoperable' cancer

Earlier this year, Pine-Richland High School baseball coach Kurt Wolfe received the phone call that coaches hate to receive. It came at about 10:30 p.m. and on the other end of the line was an irate parent whose son had been benched. It wasn't pretty. "He called me every name in the book," Wolfe say

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 16:34:00

GOP senator defends health bill against Kimmel's attacks

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says the latest Republican health care bill is "even more dangerous and more reckless" than the previous bill and would cause "tens of millions of people to lose coverage." (Sept. 19) A chief sponsor of a Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare says he's "never

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 16:26:21

Government seeks prison time for Weiner in sexting case

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors say former congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Prosecutors filed papers in Manhattan federal court Wednesday urging a judge to send a message at sentencing Monday. The 53-year-old New

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 16:22:31

Concert series presents Talent Around Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership

MUNSTER - The Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership (CEMP) is presenting its second annual concert series of four concerts at St. Paul Episcopal Church. The first concert will feature Talent Around CEMP, a recital featuring talent from St. Barnabas, St. Christopher, St. Paul, St. Stephen and St. Ti

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 15:10:00

Prosecutors: Menendez tried to hide free flights, hotel stay

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez are seeking to show jurors the New Jersey Democrat tried to hide free flights and other gifts he received from a wealthy donor. On Wednesday, they showed jurors a clip of a CNN interview Menendez gave in early 2013 and a

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 15:09:57

The Latest: Trump says he's reach decision on Iran deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 11 a.m. President Donald Trump says he's reached a decision on whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal - but he won't say what it is. Trump was asked several times on Wednesday whether he'd reached a decision. His answe

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 15:08:43

How to Search for a New Job Without Tipping Off Your Employer

Whether you're actively unhappy in your current role or simply want a position with better pay, there comes a point where it's time to dust off your resume and kick-start a new job search. Now there are many benefits to looking for work while you already have a job. For one thing, you'll feel less p

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 14:33:00

Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industries

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A group of hackers suspected of working in Iran for its government is targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South Korea, a cybersecurity

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 14:30:19

Lukewarm Ionic Reviews Knock Fitbit Down a Notch

Share of Fitbit(NYSE: FIT) fell 5% yesterday after reviews of its forthcoming Ionic smartwatch started to hit the web. The company has a lot riding on its new device, as consumer preferences in the wearables market have quickly shifted toward full-featured smartwatches that support third-party apps.

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 14:00:00