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Car spins out on I-65, slams into trooper's car
State police say a car spun out of control on a northwestern Indiana highway and plowed into a trooper's parked cruiser.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Merrillville teen gets 11-year sentence for reckless homicide
A Merrillville teen was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison for the reckless homicide of a 14-year-old boy.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Robbers Duct-Tape, Handcuff Workers In Failed Heist
A trio of employees working at a Northwest Indiana Portillo's were handcuffed and duct-taped during a failed robbery attempt around 11 p.m. Sunday.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Sexual misconduct case against Lake County officer...
Indiana State Police have completed their investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct involving a Lake County police officer and the matter will be reviewed by a grand jury early next year.
Robbery foiled at Merrillville Portillo's restaurant
Three restaurant employees of Portillo's were duct-taped and handcuffed during a failed robbery attempt about 11 p.m. Sunday, police said.
Daughter wants answers in father's senseless death
Kim Davenport was at work Saturday evening when the call came to get to her father's apartment right away.
Returning home after being robbed of 23 years
"My kids grew up without me. I came out, they were grown. They had kids of their own.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Merrillville Town Hall will close Dec. 23-25
The Town Council recently voted to close town hall on Dec. 23 for all nonessential services.
U.S. marshals looking for accused child molester
The United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force in Hammond is looking for Gonzalez-Ibarra, who has been sought by Lake County police since 2007 on child molesting charges.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
Merrillville Lions celebrate survival
The Merrillville Lions Club had much to celebrate at its recent holiday dinner - 10 new members and the fact that it continues to survive.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Merrillville council continues effort to sell park properties
The Town Council Tuesday accepted one bid submitted for a park property at an auction in November, rejected another and agreed to put all the properties that didn't sell at the auction up for bid again.
The Indianapolis Star
Ball State economist predicts 'tough year' ahead for economy
Michael Hicks thinks 2014 will be "a pretty tough year" for the U.S. economy. The Ball State University economist and director of Center for Business and Economic Research has only a slightly rosier outlook for west-central Indiana.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Homes, businesses, churches in Kouts open their doors
Friends Joyce Gergets and Carolyn Robledo work together at the same Merrillville engineering firm and on Saturday the two headed out to Kouts to check out the 34th annual Kouts Christmas Open House.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Fire destroys Gary building; demolition planned
Deputy Fire Chief Mark Jones said Gary, Merrillville and Munster fire departments battled the blaze in the vacant hotel building, at 8th Avenue and Washington Street, which adjoins God's House of Prayer Jones said the building was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived shortly after 11 p.m. They fought the blaze until about 3:30 a.m., he said.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Merrillville memory-care facility plans on track
The Plan Commission gave a thumbs-up to landscaping and other plans for an upscale memory care facility proposed by area businessman/developer Dean White during its Tuesday night workshop session.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Report: St. John will drop two-point 911 plan
St. John Town Council President Michael Forbes said an announcement by E-911 leaders Tuesday that the town plans to back off its proposal to create a second suburban dispatch center in the county was premature.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Indianapolis Star
9-foot menorah found after backyard theft
A 9-foot metal menorah is back in place after being taken from the front yard of a rabbi's home in northwestern Indiana.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Merrillville halfway to goal; 800 pounds of caps by...
With a deadline looming, Councilman Richard Hardaway, D-2nd, is making another appeal for residents, service organizations and others to collect plastic caps to help the town obtain two recycled benches for the 54th Court rain garden for free.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Merrillville historic district inches closer to reality
The Town Council Tuesday approved creating an Historic Preservation Commission on second reading, taking one more step in establishing an Historical District along 73rd Avenue.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Salk Elementary in Merrillville celebrates Blue Ribbon award
Jonas Salk Elementary School celebrated its national Blue Ribbon School status Wednesday with cheers, music and accolades for the students, staff, administrators and parents who all shared credit for the achievement.