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Nwora leads No. 4 Louisville past Indiana State 91-62

Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Chris Mack couldn’t find any fault with his team’s performance against Indiana State. The Cardinals started off hot from the field and cooled only slightly. When the Sycamores mounted their lone rally in the second half, Mack kept his head during a...

Democrat won't swap Indiana governor's race for Congress bid

Nov. 8, 2019 12:31 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A state senator from northwestern Indiana says he will continue his campaign for governor rather than seek the congressional seat being given up by Democratic Rep. Pete Visclosky. Sen. Eddie Melton of Gary announced Friday he is "firmly committed to becoming the next governor of Indiana...

Gary official charged with kidnapping teen after car theft

Nov. 7, 2019 4:24 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The president of the Gary City Council faces charges alleging he kidnapped a 14-year-old boy he believed was involved in stealing his car. Ronald Brewer was charged Thursday with kidnapping, criminal confinement and intimidation. Prosecutors have told The (Northwest Indiana) Times that...

Longtime Democratic Rep. Visclosky retiring from Congress

Nov. 6, 2019 12:15 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Longtime Democratic Rep. Pete Visclosky of Indiana isn't running for reelection and will be retiring after 36 years in Congress. The 70-year-old Visclosky issued a statement Wednesday thanking his district's residents for "the incredible life privilege" of serving in Congress since first...

Post office worker gets 90 months in prison for robbery

Nov. 5, 2019 3:47 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A Postal Service employee convicted of plotting an armed robbery at a Gary post office has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Tanisha Banks of Merrillville appeared in federal court Tuesday, one of three people convicted in the 2017 robbery. The government says the...

Man charged in weekend triple shooting and arson fire

Oct. 28, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A Gary, Indiana man has been charged in the shooting deaths of three people and then setting a fire that destroyed the home occupied by the victims. Gary police officials say Reginald Carter fatally shot his girlfriend and two family members on Friday. The Lake County prosecutors' office...

3 people found dead in Gary home destroyed by fire

Oct. 26, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary police say three people have been found dead in a home that was destroyed by fire. Cmdr. Jack Hamady says first responders were called to the fire in Gary's Midtown section at 11:15 a.m. Friday. The Lake County Coroner's Office identified one of the victims as 33-year-old Dwayne...

Indiana man charged with murder, rape in 1988 cold case

Oct. 24, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — FBI agents have arrested a northwestern Indiana man in the 1988 rape and killing of a mother of four whose body was found in an abandoned home. Tyrone Andrew McKee, 56, was charged Tuesday with murder, rape and other charges in the slaying of 23-year-old Colleen Callahan,...

Hollywood said 'no' to Deon Taylor, so he made his own path

Oct. 23, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deon Taylor doesn't take no for an answer when it comes to filmmaking. And it's a word he hears all the time. When no one wanted to make his first film, he made it himself and even persuaded Rutger Hauer to be in it. When the studio said they couldn't afford Oscar-nominated...

Thunderstorms' high winds cut power to 50K in NW Indiana

Oct. 21, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — High winds produced by thunderstorms have cut power to nearly 50,000 homes and businesses in northwestern Indiana. Northern Indiana Public Service Co.'s website shows that about 49,000 of the utility's customers were out of power just before noon Monday. Most of the outages were in the...