City of Hammond

Today:   It's Reporter's Roundtable Thursday and we asked three "Times of Northwest Indiana" reporters to join us to talk about the May 8th primary election races they kept track of -- Bill Dolan, Dan Carden and Carmen McCollum.  Carmen reported on the Lake Central and Crown Point school referenda questions.  The "Times'" Lauren Cross talked about her story on the financial questions under review of the city of Gary's ambulance and EMS-related bank accounts.  And Chicago "Tribune" reporter Michael Hawthorne talks about his story of more lead contamination found in neighborhoods in northwest

Two men, convicted and later exonerated for rape, announced yesterday they are suing the city of Hammond and local and state authorities for allegedly framing them for rape.

 

Roosevelt Glenn and Darryl Pinkins spent a combined 42 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape in the early 90s. Glenn was later released on parole in 2009, while Pinkins was released in 2016.

 

Lakeshore Public Media

Today:  On this Reporters Roundtable we bring in "Times of Northwest Indiana" reporters Bill Dolan and Carmen McCollum and, for his initial visit, "Inside Indiana Business" senior writer-reporter Dan McGowan.  They talk about the stories they worked on that appear online on the internet and, in Bill's and Carmen's instances, in print.

cityofhammond.org / City of Hammond

HAMMOND - Hammond Police found a man dead in a living room of a residence during a welfare check.  A police department spokesperson says officers responded to the home just after 9 a.m. Monday in 7000 block of Birch Avenue.

Public Information Officer Lieutenant Steve Kellogg says when officers made entry into the home they discovered a white male deceased in the front room. He had a single gunshot wound to the head. The male was identified as 57-year-old John Horvat of Hammond.

city of Whiting website

Today:   it's Reporters Roundtable Thursday, where we talk with members of the northwest Indiana media about the stories they produced for their print and online readers.  On the program today -- "Times of Northwest Indiana" Statehouse reporter Dan Carden, business reporter Joseph Pete, Lake County government reporter Bill Dolan and "Times" community reporter Ed Bierschenk, who covers stories in Gary, Hammond and -- this week, the latest on the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting.

Pinterest

Today:  It's Reporters Roundtable Thursday, and we talk to reporters Ed Bierschenk and Joseph Pete from the "Times of Northwest Indiana" and Meredith Colias from the "Post-Tribune" about the big stories they worked on for their respective print and digital media. 

NWI Times

Today:   On this Reporters Roundtable, a look at the major local news stories of the week from the reporters who covered them for their respective media.  Our public radio colleague Michael Puente is with us, along with Javonte Anderson of the Post-Tribune and, from the Times of northwest Indiana, Bob Kasarda and Ed Bierschenk.

Lear Corporation

Today is "Reporter Roundtable" Thursday, where we bring in reporters (and editors) from northwest Indiana area media to talk about their stories this week.  We have Ed Bierschenk, Bill Dolan and Investigative Editor Marc Chase from the "Times" and "Chicago Tribune" reporter Michael Hawthorne.

Town of Merrillville website

Today:  A conversation with Rob Vollrath of suburban Chicago-based Leopardo Energy, a firm that is working with the city of Hammond on an ambitious 14-month-long energy conservation project that -- Rob says -- guarantees the city will save up to $26 million in energy costs over 15 years.  The project includes energy conservation measures in all city-owned buildings as well as replacing current Hammond city vehicles with more energy-efficient ones.

gohammond.com

A Chicago-based firm is working with the city of Hammond to create an extensive and ambitious, 14-month-long energy conservation project that could save the city government millions of  dollars on its future energy expenses.

I talked with Rob Vollrath with Leopardo Energy about this project, announced by Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. about two months ago.  He says Leopardo is guaranteeing, in their contract with the city, that their proposal could produce up to $26 million in energy savings over 15 years. 

genesisconventioncenter.com

Today:  On this Reporters' Roundtable edition of "Regionally Speaking,"  we bring in Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore along with "Times of Northwest Indiana" reporters Rob Earnshaw, Ed Bierschenk and Bill Dolan and -- in his initial appearance, LaPorte "Herald-Argus" and Michigan City "News-Dispatch" reporter Jon Gard.  They talk about the big stories they covered for their media outlets this week.

Parental Notification Of Abortion Bill Clears House

Apr 4, 2017

The House approved a bill adding rules to parental consent and notification of abortion…even as some Democrats raised new issues with the measure.

Underage girls can go to court to bypass their parents and get consent for an abortion. This session’s legislation says if the judge grants that consent, the judge must also decide whether the girl’s parents should be notified.