Schererville Could Pay $12M or More Toward South Shore Extension

by Ken Davidson Under a proposal being considered by the Schererville Town Council, Schererville residents could be forced to cough up much more than the $212,000.00 per year being suggested.  Schererville is the fastest growing community in the region.  From 1990-2010, the Town of Schererville grew by 50% from just under 20,000 to just under … Read more

Firefighters Battle Residential Blaze in Hessville

by Ken Davidson click for larger image January 24, 2015-Hammond Firefighters are on scene in the 6100 block of Alexander Avenue at this hour battling a residential fire. Neighbors saw flames and called 9-1-1 at approxmimately 10:20 p.m. today. Firefighters responded and saw the wood frame structure nearly engulfed in flames. Firefighters entered the building … Read more

Barnes-Caldwell Selected to Replace Kimberly Robinson on Gary Council

by Ken Davidson Linda Barnes-Caldwell is the newest member of the Gary Common Council. In a caucus this morning, Barnes-Caldwell was selected to replace outgoing council member Kimberly Robinson. Robinson resigned on January 1 when she was sworn in as Calumet Township Trustee. Barnes-Caldwell was supported in the Caucus by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. The vote … Read more

Opioid Painkillers Widely Prescribed Among Reproductive Age Women

More than a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more than a quarter of those with private insurance, filled a prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during 2008-2012, according to a report in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Opioids are typically prescribed by health care providers to treat … Read more

Gary Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Bank Robbery

According to the United State’s Attorneys Office, Dexter Eugene Howard, 36, of Gary, Indiana was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment with three years’ supervised release after pleading guilty to two felony offenses of Bank Robbery. According to documents filed in this case, Howard robbed the 5/3 Bank located at 6760 Broadway in Merrillville, Indiana on … Read more