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Motorcyclist dies in fiery crash on I-80
GARY, Ind. - A motorcyclist died after crashing into the back of a semi while riding inbetween lanes of I-80/I-94 on Tuesday evening in northwest Indiana. The motorcyclist was riding at a high rate of speed around 7:10 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-80/94 near Grant street when they drove in the middle of both lanes, according to Indiana State Police.
A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Scott Underwood
For Scott Underwood, being a business owner and family man are mutually inclusive. Ever since the original owners sold it to Underwood’s father in 1978, Lincoln Carry Outs has been under his family’s ownership, and the business has since been passed to Underwood and his brother. Underwood began running the Crown Point branch in 2003, while his brother maintains the establishment in Hobart–the only two currently remaining locations.
Northwest Indiana man arrested after woman found dead in Winfield home
WINFIELD, Ind. - A Merrillville man was taken into custody Monday after a woman he was in a relationship with was found dead last month. At 5:40 p.m. on Feb. 27, Winfield police officers were dispatched to 11204 Pike Pl. for a report of a non-responsive woman. Upon arrival, police...
Tolleston Opportunity Campus receives $30 million to empower community
Approximately $30 million has been allocated to fund the Tolleston Opportunity Campus in Gary, Indiana. The project brings together a strong team of philanthropic partners including the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana, Methodist Hospitals, and the Crossroads YMCA to provide childcare, exercise classes, community programing, health care, workforce development and more.
Gary Mayor Discloses Challenges of Selling and Redeveloping Properties Owned by the City
(GARY, IN) – Gary Mayor Jerome A. Prince recently met with the Northwest Indiana Creative Investors Association (NICIA) during their monthly membership meeting on March 17 to discuss redevelopment and real estate investment opportunities with the city. The group is comprised of investors that have a focus on Gary. During the meeting, the NICIA raised many questions regarding the opportunities for investors in buying real estate and plans for redevelopment. The group and other attendees were particularly interested in learning more about the number of parcels and vacant land owned by the city and how investors can obtain it for development.
SWAT Standoff Sunday in Hobart Results in One Death, One in Custody
HOBART, Ill. – A tense SWAT standoff in Hobart, Indiana ended tragically on Sunday with one person dead, officials confirm. The incident occurred on the 1700 block of Old Ridge Road after reports of gunshots were heard. When officers arrived, they heard another shot fired from inside the home and learned that a man was inside with a handgun.
A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Kelly Barnes
Though born in New Jersey, Kelly Barnes, a physician assistant at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, spent the end of her childhood and emergent teenage life stomping around the grounds of Valparaiso. It’s where she attended high school but not college. Pursuing grander things in West Lafayette after her...
House panel OKs plan keeping Lake County commissioners in charge of purchasing, data
A multiyear separation-of-powers dispute among two branches of Lake County government appears likely to be resolved in favor of the status quo. The House Local Government Committee unanimously endorsed a Senate-approved proposal Tuesday that would keep the county's purchasing and data processing agencies under control of the board of commissioners, instead of transferring management to the county council.
Why is public school enrollment across Northwest Indiana plummeting?
Public schools across Northwest Indiana are seeing enrollment plunge. Enrollment across the 16 public school districts in Lake County collectively fell 6.78% from the 2017-18 school year to 2022-23, according to a Times analysis of data from the Indiana Department of Education. During that same five-year period, Porter County school districts saw a 3.52% decline, while LaPorte County school districts saw a 3.94% decrease. Newton and Jasper counties saw 12.49% and 4.50% declines, respectively.
Plans Unveiled for New Prison
(Westville, IN) - A new state of the art prison in Westville costing $1.2 billion would be slightly smaller in size but contain more beds from efficiencies in the design. Construction of the proposed new facility on the same grounds of the existing Westville Correctional Facility hinges on the state legislature and governor approving the funding.
Elderly woman killed, 6 others injured in Irving Park crash
An elderly woman was killed and six other people were wounded in a crash Tuesday night in Irving Park on the Northwest Side. The 78-year-old woman has been identified as Zainab Suboh of Highland, Indiana.
City of Hammond Indiana Mayor Thomas M. Mcdermott, Jr. shaves head in annual event to help raise funds to combat childhood cancer and help local family
On Friday, March 31 st Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. will once again highlight the fight against childhood cancer and the hope to find a cure by raising funds and shaving his head to support a local family that has been impacted by the disease. The recipient of this year’s appeal for support is the Hammond family of teenager Karina Almaraz.
Dunkin’ Coming Soon to Schererville, IN
Dunkin’ will soon be opening a new store located in Schererville, IN. A local franchisee of Dunkin’ has purchased land located at 275 US. 30 which is located next to the Dairy Queen just east of Austin Avenue. It will be located on an endcap drive-thru of a new retail center that the franchisee will be constructing. The plans are to break ground in 2023.
U.S. Steel restarts Gary Works blast furnace
The United Steel Corp. restarted Gary Works' No. 8 blast furnace in early March after optimistic first quarter projections. U. S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer David Burritt said the momentum is growing in North America for flat-ironed steel, leading to a positive outlook on the year. “Strong safety...
Valparaiso Awards Neighborhood Grants
The City of Valparaiso has announced the awarding of 20 new grants in the 2023 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, providing $216,175 in funds to support neighborhood unity and community improvements. Coupled with the matching investments by the neighborhoods themselves, this grant cycle will result in more than $350,000 in positive impact for the community.
Pet Rock 2023
In Hobart, Pet Rock 2023 will help animals in Northwest Indiana seeking their forever homes. The event is Saturday, March 25, 2023, at County Line Orchard, South County Line Road, Hobart, Indiana, with numerous silent auction and live auction items. Doors open at 5pm, music starts at 6pm, featuring live music by Mr. Funnyman. Also at the fundraiser, special guest Quentin Flagg. Full bar and food available. Advance tickets are $30; tickets at the doors, $35. For tickets and more information, visit www.petrockanimalrescue.com , www.facebook.com/TomLoungesHSNI , www.humanesocietynorthwestindiana.org , or 219-938-3339. One-hundred percent of net proceeds benefit Humane Society Northwest Indiana.
Subject Found Deceased Inside House After Shots Fired In Hobart
On Sunday at approximately 4:20 PM, Hobart Police Officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of West Old Ridge Road for shots fired at a particular residence, according to Hobart Police. The call had limited information provided at the time of dispatch, police stated. While on scene officers heard a...
Earl Smith, Jr. to be honored with Ray Crowe Award
Earl Smith, Jr. to be honored with Ray Crowe Award. The Indiana High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce that Earl Smith, Jr. of Gary,. IN has been named the recipient of the IHSAA Ray Crowe Excellence in Leadership Award. The IHSAA annually presents this award to an individual...
Local leaders exploring alternatives for Portage Manor closure
NorthWood boys hoops to play for first state title in program history. The NorthWood Panthers were the only local Indiana team to punch their ticket to Indianapolis in the semi-state round this past weekend. Third sentencing hearing ordered for 1989 murder case out of Berrien County. Efran Paredes, Jr. was...
Styx in Gary, IN Oct 13th, 2023 – pre-sale code
The newewst Styx pre-sale passcode has been listed! For a short time during this pre-sale anyone with the code will have the chance to order great seats in advance of members of the public!!!. You might never have another chance like this to watch Styx’s concert in Gary so make...
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