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Ex-official pleads guilty in convention center embezzlement

Sep. 18, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former official has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $12,000 from the financially troubled Genesis Convention Center in northwestern Indiana. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports 52-year-old Victoria Wilson of Portage admitted the theft Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Wilson had...

Help sought identifying teen or young woman dead in alley

Sep. 18, 2019 7:36 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a teenage girl or young woman who was found dead in a northwestern Indiana alley. The Lake County sheriff's department says it's believed that the female whose body was found Monday in Gary by utility workers was 14 to 18 years...

Utility wants to demolish 110-year-old Indiana water tower

Sep. 17, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A utility wants to demolish a 133-foot-tall (40.5-meter-tall) water tower that's been part of the skyline in northwestern Indiana since 1909. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Indiana-American Water is in the process of building a new water tower in downtown Gary and has proposed...

Loan boosted for northwest Indiana church ruins cleanup

Sep. 16, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Development officials have boosted a loan for removing asbestos from a ruined Gary, Indiana, church that officials hope to turn into a tourist attraction. The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority originally approved a $64,000 loan for asbestos abatement at the dilapidated City...

No. 9 Notre Dame moves on from CFP loss against Louisville

Sep. 1, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A discouraging end to an otherwise great 2018 season made for a long offseason for Notre Dame. The No. 9 Fighting Irish will try to start another national championship run Monday night against rebuilding Louisville. Last year's quest ended with a 30-3 blowout loss against eventual...

Indiana board backs casino's move to on-land Gary location

Aug. 29, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana regulators have approved allowing the move of a casino from along Lake Michigan to an on-land location in Gary. The Indiana Gaming Commission's vote on Wednesday will let Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment proceed with plans for building the new Hard Rock Casino on...

Coroner: Body found in Lake Michigan is missing Illinois man

Aug. 26, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana coroner says a body found along Lake Michigan is that of an Illinois man who vanished while boating on the lake. Porter County Coroner Cyndi Dykes said Monday the body is that of 45-year-old Pawel Knych of Itasca, Illinois. Preliminary findings indicate that he died...

Severe weather in Illinois, Indiana delays Chicago Air Show

Aug. 18, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Severe weather sweeping through parts of Illinois and Indiana has postponed the start of the final day of the Chicago Air and Water Show. Emergency management officials issued a statement Sunday saying the event that features the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows will...

Gary police fatally shoot man during traffic stop

Aug. 17, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police in northwestern Indiana have fatally shot a man during a traffic stop. Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield says officers were conducting the traffic stop about 3 a.m. Saturday when the shooting occurred. The Lake County Coroner's Office issued a news release identifying the man as...

Court hearing held for man accused of killing girlfriend

Aug. 16, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana magistrate entered a not guilty plea on behalf of a man charged in the death of a Gary, Indiana woman who disappeared last month after attending a concert in Illinois. James E. McGhee is charged with murder in the death of 27-year-old Sidney-Nichole Buchanan, a mother of...