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  • Shake it off: Sophomore Madi Elish pitches Crown Point past Chesterton
    par Michael Osipoff le 25/04/2019 à 2:05

    When Crown Point’s Madi Elish took a liner off her right foot during the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game against visiting Chesterton, the crowd gasped. The sophomore pitcher simply smiled. Elish walked it off and took a warmup pitch just to make sure. After shaking off that scare, the […]

  • Post-Tribune Local Scoreboard for Thursday, April 25, 2019
    le 25/04/2019 à 2:00

    Scores and highlights may be emailed to posttribsports@gmail.com. Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS LOCAL COLLEGES SOFTBALL Loyola 5, Valparaiso 2 Loyola 101 010 2 — 5 10 0 Valparaiso 000 200 0 — 2 6 1 LP: Jenna Edwards […]

  • Indiana House, Senate pass bill letting Gary casino move from harbor
    par Craig Lyons le 25/04/2019 à 12:40

    A bill that would allow a Gary casino to move from Lake Michigan to the Borman Expressway won approval of the Indiana General Assembly Wednesday. The Indiana Senate and House of Representatives Wednesday passed a gaming bill that would, in part, allow Spectacle Entertainment, which owns […]

  • Track notes: Talkative senior Riley Tuerff ready to make some noise for LaPorte at state
    par Dave Melton le 24/04/2019 à 11:15

    It’s not possible to have a brief conversation about track with LaPorte senior Riley Tuerff. The Indiana State commit has too much to say. “Teammates will come up to me and ask what they can do to get better,” Tuerff said. “And I won’t know what to say. There are so […]

  • Four years after initial commitment, Zion Morgan heading back to Valparaiso
    par Michael Osipoff le 24/04/2019 à 11:10

    It all came full circle for Zion Morgan. The 6-foot-5 guard from Wabash Valley College committed to Valparaiso on Wednesday. Morgan, a 2016 graduate of Kenwood in Chicago, had committed to the Crusaders in high school in October 2015 before reconsidering. He signed with UNLV in the spring of […]

  • For students, ILEARN brings major changes on standardized tests: official
    par Meredith Colias-Pete le 24/04/2019 à 9:30

    Northwest Indiana students are taking the ILEARN test this week, one of the biggest changes to standardized testing since ISTEP hit schools in 1987. The new test is not “ISTEP 2.0,” Charity Flores, Indiana Department of Education’s Director of Assessment, said. She stopped by […]

  • Man set for May trial in 1999 double homicide at Hammond auto shop
    par Becky Jacobs le 24/04/2019 à 9:10

    A reported Latin Kings member is scheduled to go to trial next month from a 1999 double homicide of two men at a Hammond auto shop. U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch announced charges last year against Jeremiah Shane Farmer in connection with the “brutal slayings” on June 25, 1999, of Marion […]

  • Indiana could soon allow hemp production but would make smoking its flowers illegal
    par Craig Lyons le 24/04/2019 à 9:00

    While Indiana is set to allow the commercial production of hemp, it could outlaw smoking the plant’s flower, which federal law says is a legal substance. Language that made smoking hemp flower a crime was tacked on to a larger bill that creates regulatory framework for the commercial growing […]

  • Fresh, from scratch food is the focus at Harvest Room in Munster
    par Jessi Virtusio le 24/04/2019 à 8:00

    Some people may dismiss farm-to-table as a trend but Carri and Christ Sirigas have built their Harvest Room restaurants on that philosophy. Harvest Room opened in August in Centennial Village in Munster after Matt Kimmel approached the couple about expanding into the development with the tagline... […]

  • Police: Man sought in Portage Township theft from gas station
    par Amy Lavalley le 24/04/2019 à 7:55

    The Porter County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in investigating the theft of an undetermined amount of cash Tuesday night from a Portage Township gas station, according to a release. Deputies were called at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday to the Speedway at 796 S. Indiana 149 for […]

  • Hammond grad Cerda getting Hoosier stage nod as 'Poseidon' sails off
    par Philip Potempa le 24/04/2019 à 7:00

    Hammond’s claim-to-fame playwright and actor David Cerda, who ranks as Chicago’s clever king of stage camp, is crossing state lines spreading his quick wit comedy from the Windy City to Indy. Cerda, a 1979 graduate of Hammond High School, is the man behind a considerable catalogue of […]

  • Community news
    par Staff report le 24/04/2019 à 6:20

    Indiana Dunes National Park programs Indiana Dunes National Park will host five programs this weekend. Woodland Wildflower Hikes will be offered from 1-3 p.m. Saturday and again Sunday beginning at the Heron’s Rookery’s east parking lot, 1336 N. County Road 600E, Michigan City. Learn […]

  • Facing $1.5M in cuts, Lake Ridge rallies for greater public school funding
    par Meredith Colias-Pete le 24/04/2019 à 5:35

    More than three dozen educators, staff and students attended a protest before school Wednesday in front of Calumet New Tech High School in Calumet Township to call attention to school funding issues as the legislature wraps up its session in Indianapolis. Many wore red and carried signs […]

  • Third person pleads guilty in 2017 Munster robbery that resulted in fatal shooting of teen
    par Becky Jacobs le 24/04/2019 à 4:30

    A third man pleaded guilty to a Munster cellphone store robbery in 2017 that resulted in a 15-year-old being fatally shot by police. Markquise Harris, 19, took a plea agreement in his case stemming from the Aug. 1, 20017, robbery of the Cellular Connection Verizon Wireless store at Ridge Road and... […]

  • Former state legislator Olthoff joins two Merrillville panels
    par Karen Caffarini le 24/04/2019 à 4:15

    Julie Olthoff, a Merrillville businesswoman and former state representative, will be returning to the plan commission and board of zoning appeals in Merrillville. Olthoff's application to serve as a member of both boards was approved Tuesday by the town council. She was the only applicant for the... […]

  • Porter clerk asks for funding to pay 2018 election bills
    par Amy Lavalley le 24/04/2019 à 3:55

    Porter County Clerk Jessica Bailey told the county council Tuesday that her office was paying more than $72,000 in unpaid invoices from the November general election. She came before the council seeking $15,000 in transfers to help cover some of those expenses, as well as those for the upcoming... […]

  • Gated community, Winfield reach agreement on police
    par Rob Earnshaw le 24/04/2019 à 3:45

    A plan is in place to give Winfield police officers more enforcement powers in the town’s Doubletree Lake Estates gated community. The roads there are private and officers can’t write tickets for minor traffic violations, because of the community’s government by its homeowner's […]

  • Post-Tribune Local Scoreboard for Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    le 24/04/2019 à 2:10

    Scores and highlights may be emailed to posttribsports@gmail.com. Note: Schedules are subject to change because of weather and other factors. TUESDAY’S RESULTS LOCAL COLLEGES MEN’S GOLF Missouri Valley Conference Championship At Sunrise Beach, Mo. Final round Winner and local finishers […]

  • West Side graduate Jon'Vea Johnson on the NFL: 'I was pretty much destined to do this.'
    par Mike Hutton le 24/04/2019 à 12:00

    Jon’Vea Johnson has that one trait that can’t be taught. Speed. It’s the attribute that Johnson, a West Side graduate, hopes will be his ticket to the pros via the NFL draft. The draft begins a three-day run in Nashville on Thursday with the first round. Rounds two and three are […]

  • Hebron students join rally for public education: 'We must take action'
    par Meredith Colias-Pete le 23/04/2019 à 10:30

    A half-dozen Hebron high schoolers urged lawmakers to support teacher pay and public education Tuesday morning in the second education funding rally in town in the last two weeks. About 80 people, including educators, students and supporters, gathered in front of Hebron Middle School as several... […]

  • Police: Female suspect sought in Portage bank robbery
    par Staff report le 23/04/2019 à 9:55

    Portage police said a woman robbed a bank at a busy intersection Tuesday afternoon and they are asking the public for assistance. Portage Police Chief Troy Williams said around 2:30 p.m., the woman entered BMO Harris at U.S. 6 and Willowcreek Road and robbed the bank, handing the teller a note... […]

  • Board punts complaint against Hammond schools Lake prosecutor, state
    par Craig Lyons le 23/04/2019 à 9:00

    Allegations that Hammond school officials used taxpayer dollars to promote two public questions in 2017 are being tossed to prosecutors and Indiana auditors. The Lake County Board of Elections and Voter Registration on Tuesday sent a complaint against the School City of Hammond questioning the... […]

  • 'Long live Billy Dee': Family, supporters hold vigil in Portage where man fatally shot by police in 2017
    par Becky Jacobs le 23/04/2019 à 8:25

    Lorenzo Stone-Bey crouched down in front of his family members for a photo on the Portage street where their relative was killed by police. “Long live Billy Dee,” Stone-Bey, William Spates’ stepfather, said as someone took their picture. Two years after his death, William […]

  • Pep in her step: Peyton Pepkowski pitches two-hitter as Lake Central stops Chesterton
    par Michael Osipoff le 23/04/2019 à 8:20

    When Lake Central’s Peyton Pepkowski surrendered a solid single to center to lead off Tuesday’s Duneland Athletic Conference game at Chesterton, it didn’t faze her. Justifiably so. The sophomore pitched a two-hitter as the Indians topped the Trojans 4-1. Pepkowski had 12 […]

  • Gary seniors move to health fair beat
    par Carole Carlson le 23/04/2019 à 8:15

    Gary senior citizens took advantage of free health screenings and gyrated to music in a chair aerobics session Tuesday at the Gary Senior Health Summit at the Genesis Convention Center. AARP-Indiana and the city co-sponsored the event that included health-related organizations, the Gary YWCA, […]

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