EDITOR’S NOTE: Booking information is provided by the Monroe County Jail. These are preliminary charges and may change as cases are processed. To follow a court case, search the state’s court records at http://mycase.in.gov.

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GARY — The Rev. Al Sharpton, an outspoken preacher and civil rights activist who is famous for leading the fight against racial prejudice and injustice in the United States, recalled when he first came to Gary, a young man of 18 in 1972, and met former Mayor Richard Hatcher.

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If you were away for the summer, welcome back. We missed you, and you may have missed some local news and events while you were away. Sure, it slows down around here from May to August, but Bloomington always has something going on.

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Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Sales tax holiday.

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CROWN POINT — Mayor David Uran contends the community has been involved every step of the way in developing an updated Comprehensive Plan for the city, and he invites the public to attend the Plan Commission meeting Monday to talk about it.

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The long, dark swath of freshly deposited soil that’s been laid over the future Switchyard Park is adorned with a criss-crossing of treadmarks and bootprints. It’s a sign of what’s to come, to show there can be life after contamination.

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Life is busy for a lovely mermaid. There’s riding seahorses through shimmering sea foam capped with frothy white waves, finding the perfect rock on which to display their fish-like tails sheathed in iridescent spangles so they sparkle in the sunlight, combing their beautiful long locks and, of course, singing enticingly so that sailors forsake their duty and travel to their doom all to get a better look.

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The That's So Region panel discusses private homeowners having security guards kicking people off a public beach in Long Beach, Gucci Mane and whether Wolf Lake Pavilion can be the next Ravinia, MTV's Too Stupid to Die, and why longtime host Matt Schubert left us for the Rocky Mountains.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Booking information is provided by the Monroe County Jail. These are preliminary charges and may change as cases are processed. To follow a court case, search the state’s court records at http://mycase.in.gov.

For the first time since the spring practice period, Arizona Wildcats quarterback Khalil Tate spoke to the media following Monday's practice.

Beyond Times Square and Central Park, there's a whole other New York City. In this reel, meet an underground opera singer, book a table (the only table) at the city's smallest restaurant and get wild with the parrots of Brooklyn.