Brianta' Diming


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.


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

Mar 21, 2019
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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.