Brianta' Diming

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Brianta Diming is an intern at Lakeshore Public Radio - 89.1 FM, but everyone just calls her "Bri." She is currently enrolled at Indiana University Northwest, in Gary, and is working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Communications and Certification in Public Relations. She attended Hobart High School. Bri loves extracurricular activities; she is a member of the Phi Xi Psi Sorority where she is the Chairman of Events as well as the Director of Communications, and is also a member of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America). Bri someday hopes to become the next Oprah Winfrey.

 

 

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The surprise shutdown of a road across the Indiana-Illinois state line due to deteriorating pavement conditions is irking drivers who use the busy route.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Hammond, Indiana, on May 24 closed 136th Street, known locally as Boy Scout Road and as 134th Street on the Illinois side.

 

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The surprise shutdown of a road across the Indiana-Illinois state line due to deteriorating pavement conditions is irking drivers who use the busy route.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Hammond, Indiana, on May 24 closed 136th Street, known locally as Boy Scout Road and as 134th Street on the Illinois side.

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana doctor who pleaded guilty to overprescribing painkillers has been sentenced to 15 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II said Monday that Jay Kaushik Joshi, formerly a general practice physician in Munster, also was ordered to pay a $7,500 fine after pleading guilty last year to dispensing hydrocodone outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose.

Robert Scheer / Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican leaders say the newly approved state budget is a prudent plan that keeps the state protected in case of an economic recession.

The spending plan approved Wednesday night in party-lines votes anticipates the state keeping $2 billion in cash reserves, which Democrats maintain is done by ignoring important needs.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Diocese of Madison has a new leader.

The diocese said Thursday Bishop Donald Hying has been named by Pope Francis to succeed Bishop Robert Morlino, who died in November. The 58-year-old Hying comes from the diocese in Gary, Indiana where he has served as bishop since January 2015.

Hying was ordained a priest in Milwaukee in 1989. Hying was appointed by Pope Benedict to be the auxiliary bishop of the Milwaukee Archdiocese and was consecrated as bishop in 2011.

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Federal charges have been filed against an Indiana man who authorities say threatened to shoot President Donald Trump in Facebook posts.

The indictment says 20-year-Steffon Gonzalez posted on March 28 that he was "standing outside the president's location with a bullet 'chambered' to 'blow his head off.'" Trump had a rally that day in Grand Rapids, Michigan .

Gonzalez lives in Hobart, about 145 miles (233 kilometers) southwest of Grand Rapids.

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a human foot has been found in a pond in northwestern Indiana.

The Times reports police responded Monday afternoon in Crown Point after a fisherman reported snagging what appeared to be a human foot. Crown Point police Chief Pete Land says in a statement that officers on the scene confirmed the remains were human.

The Lake County coroner's office said late Monday that remains had been found. The office is working with law enforcement agencies on the investigation.

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Attorneys say they believe a plea deal is possible for a woman facing neglect charges after her two young children died in a northwestern Indiana fire last year.

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Officials in northwestern Indiana's Lake County are holding off buying 22 new police cruisers amid questions about where the money will come from to outfit them for duty.

The county's commissioners delayed purchasing the new cruisers Wednesday until Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. can explain how the county can cover the full cost of getting the vehicles ready for the road.

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Election officials in northwestern Indiana's Lake County have approved a state-mandated consolidation of the county's small voting precincts.

Lake County's elections board approved a new precinct map Tuesday that shrinks the county's precincts from 523 to 364 ahead of the May 7 minicipal primary elections.

Cop whose slurs were recorded quits Hammond

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HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A white police sergeant who spent 26 years with the Hammond department has resigned while under investigation for homophobic and racist comments while off duty at a bar.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A measure advancing in the Indiana Senate would compensate residents found to have been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.

The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee made minor revisions to the House-approved legislation Tuesday before voting 7-0 in favor of it. The measure now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for further analysis of its financial impact on the state.

Indiana is one of 17 states that provide no compensation for people exonerated of crimes.