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The Latest: Ohio St DE emulates Hayes: 'The team up north'

Jul. 18, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest from the opening day of Big Ten football media days (all times local): 5:25 p.m. It's never too early for some Ohio State-Michigan sniping. Hours after Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh took a swipe at former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer's legacy, Ohio State defensive end Jonathon...

Hard Rock name planned for new Indiana casinos

Jul. 16, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Hard Rock name will going on the new on-land casino being planned in Gary and the same could happen for another proposed in Terre Haute. Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment says it reached the deal with Hard Rock International, which would manage the new casino planned for...

Indiana casino hotel closes with planned move to inland site

Jul. 15, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A 300-room hotel built opened by Donald Trump's casino company in 1998 to help draw gamblers to a northwestern Indiana casino has been shut down. The June 30 closure came as the current owner of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary is working to move it from along Lake Michigan to a location...

Police: Bystanders tried to save boy, 4, from Indiana lake

Jul. 11, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

HOBART, Ind. (AP) — Police in northwestern Indiana say bystanders unsuccessfully tried to save a 4-year-old boy who died after being pulled unconscious from a lake. Hobart police and firefighters responded Tuesday evening to a report of a possible drowning at Robinson Lake. The boy was taken to a hospital,...

Police: 4-year-old dies after being pulled from Indiana lake

Jul. 10, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

HOBART, Ind. (AP) — Police say a 4-year-old boy has died after being pulled unconscious from a lake in northwestern Indiana. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Hobart police and firefighters responded Tuesday evening to a report of a possible drowning at Robinson Lake. Detective Sgt. Nicholas Wardrip...

Police: 2 arrested in killing of Indiana teen selling Xbox

Jul. 4, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northwest Indiana say two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old who was attempting to sell an Xbox. Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez tells the Post-Tribune a 17-year-old and 18-year-old were taken into custody Wednesday after the...

Indiana court strikes down 183-year prison term in 2 deaths

Jul. 1, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a northwestern Indiana man serving 183 years in prison for two slaying when he was 16. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports the court decided 3-0 that a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that life without parole for...

Mom must get education, job after daughter's shooting death

Jun. 25, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to a reduced neglect charge stemming from her 2-year-old daughter's shooting death has been ordered to take parenting classes, get an education, stay off drugs and find a job. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports 22-year-old Dashana Fowler...

Gov. Holcomb monitors Illinois' new casino, marijuana laws

Jun. 24, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana casinos will compete effectively against a slew of new casino sites in Illinois, the state's governor said. Gov. Eric Holcomb called gambling an "uber-competitive industry" after lawmakers in both states approved the legalization of sports betting this spring, the (Northwest...

Witness against teen in mother's slaying gets time served

Jun. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A young man who was a key witness in the case against a northwestern Indiana teenager accused of stabbing her mother more than 60 times has been sentenced to time served. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports 18-year-old Matthew Martin of Gary was given his punishment Tuesday after...