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A walk through Peteyville.
Doing the hand jive at the Grease Sing-a-long at Wolf Lake Pavilion.
Fabulous free concert by NISO tonight at Wolf Lake Pavilion.

"It's ugly; it's going to get uglier."

Jody Melton is driving along the Kankakee River, watching and waiting to see how bad the flooding will become before the waters recede.|By Doug Ross

So many pets looking for their forever home like Maggie (pictured). Maggie is a 1-year-old female Lab mix who was found as a stray. She is shy at first, but is a very loving and great dog.

All of these adorable animals are up for adoption.

Recognize this man?

HAMMOND — Police are investigating after two men robbed a Family Dollar store earlier this month.|By Lauren Cross

See what's in store in Sunday's Times.

* Like the rest of the country, Northwest Indiana and the rest of the state is experiencing a shortage of teachers, especially in critical areas of education. Reporter Carmen McCollum

Obituaries and memoriams published by The Times today.

Obituaries and memoriams published by The Times today.

Schools across Region reporting threats made, police investigating

Several threats were made regarding Region schools the past week and earlier this month, prompting schools and police to act quickly to investigate.

"Officers don't just carry one of them. They carry many events over the years. You don't shed that without help."

HAMMOND — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, R-Ind., said backup will now be available for police officers troubled with the harrowing work they have to do.

Carrie Demoff was charged Jan. 25 in Lake Criminal Court with attempted dealing in cocaine, possession of cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance after a customer of Broad Street Gyros complained to police Nov. 21 she received a bag of cocaine in a cheese stick order.

CROWN POINT — A not guilty plea was entered Friday for Carrie L. Demoff, the owner of Broad Street Gyros accused of putting a bag of cocaine into a customer's|By Steve Garrison

"Mrs. McCollum is the first teacher that treats me as her own child. I excel in and out of her class because I feel genuinely happy when she is proud of me. She not only treats her students with kindness, but she also pushes all of us to our limits in order to better us for our future."

Read more about why teachers like Christine McCollum, Ladreida Camarillo, Jeff Swisher and Monica Hardy rock!

With the school year underway, what better time to honor your favorite teacher in Northwest Indiana?

The 31-year-old received the double lung transplant Dec. 19 at Loyola University Medical Center. She has been recuperating at her Michigan City home ever since.

Sara Rusboldt got quite the Christmas present this year: a new pair of lungs.

"We're definitely interested in partnering with a meal kit company," Indiana Grocery Group CEO Jeff Strack said.

In the past few years, Strack & Van Til has been adding more and more prepared meal options as it has renovated its stores, including "heat-and-eat" entrees, hot food bars,|By Joseph Pete

“People raise money to come and dance all day. Reese will be there to inspire the dancers to stay on their feet.”

MUNSTER — While visiting family in Arizona in 2008, 3-month-old Reese Erlain stopped eating. After rushing their baby to an emergency room, Kelly and Tony Erlain received devastating news —

Obituaries and memoriams published by The Times today.

Obituaries and memoriams published by The Times today.

"Overall across the Northwest Indiana marketplace activity is good," Commercial In-Sites president David Lasser said.

Many national retailers went bankrupt last year, leaving the Region littered with empty big boxes and half-vacant strip malls.|By Joseph Pete

Big-time developments coming to Lake County? The That's So Region panel discusses on its latest podcast.

The That's So Region panel discusses 3 Floyd's expansion plans in Munster (1:04), an 'unprecedented' development proposed in Crown Point (8:35) and allegations of a phony Facebook account smearing Lake