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Charles B. Pierce Filmmaker influenced 'Blair Witch' Charles B. Pierce, 71, an independent filmmaker whose inexpensively made documentary-style drama "The Legend of Boggy Creek" influenced the hit film "The Blair Witch Project" decades later, died...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterComic Ray Hanania nervously paced backstage at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies and occasionally peeked around the velvet curtains to gauge the mood of the school's packed theater. The downtown audience -- Arab businessmen, a Palestinian...
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Justin L. Bauer, 24, of Loveland, Colo.; staff sergeant, Army. Bauer was killed Jan. 10 when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle...
Tags: Iraq, Guerrilla Activity, Germany, Death, Afghanistan
Times Staff WriterEdwin Traisman, a food researcher who helped create Cheez Whiz and, as an early McDonald's franchise owner in Wisconsin, co-developed the freezing process used to make McDonald's French fries, has died. He was 91. Traisman, a resident of Monona, Wis.,...
VEVAY, Ind. — Every summer, over the last weekend in August, girls in Swiss costumes dance traditional polkas, passenger boats ply the Ohio River, and fireworks light up the night sky here. The riverbank of this otherwise quiet Switzerland County...
The eight people injured after their boat struck a breakwall on Lake Michigan at Calumet Harbor Sunday evening were treated and released from area hospitals as investigators determine the cause of the crash, Indiana officials said today. The eight...
Tags: U.S. Coast Guard
Tribune reporterA former stripper who is accused of illegally recording a conversation with two Chicago police internal affairs detectives cried on the witness stand Tuesday as she admitted being mad at the time because she thought her sexual harassment complaint wasn&...
An Indianapolis law firm has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of victims of the collapse of the main stage at the Indiana State Fair on August 13. Seven people were killed and more than 40 people were hospitalized. Jeff Hammond of the firm Cohen &...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, File Sharing, Trials
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Northern Indiana police say Hammond's top code enforcement officer was attacked by a tenant who shoved him down a flight of stairs. The Times of Munster reports James Callahan was on duty when he joined other enforcement...
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man exonerated five years ago by DNA evidence in a rape case after serving several years in an Illinois prison has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for a woman's 2008 beating death. The Times of Munster and the Post-...
Tags: DNA, Human Body, Munster, Prisons, Punishment
CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — The operators of northern Indiana's commuter railroad are eying a plan to extend the main line from Hammond to the city of Dyer. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District spokesman John Parsons says the proposed...
Tags: Commuting, Munster, South Shore, Travel
Tribune reportersRubin Robinson said he has always managed to avoid trouble inEnglewood, the violence-plagued South Side neighborhood where he’s lived his entire life. The eight staples on the right side of his chest, and the eight more under his elbow, are the...
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