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Gary man charged with murder, robbery in Hobart strangulation case

A Gary, Indiana man has been charged with murder and robbery in the death of a 38-year-old woman whose body was found last week at a northwest Indiana motel. Christopher Traicoff, 40, was charged Friday with felony counts of murder, robbery, fraud, forgery and failure to report a dead body, accordin

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-23 22:39:00

Police: Man, 55, fatally stabbed in Near North Side alley

CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - A 55-year-old man was stabbed to death early Friday in an alley on the Near North Side, police said. At 2:27 a.m., the man walked out of the alley in the 400 block of North State after suffering a stab wound to his neck, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to N

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-03-23 13:11:00

Man Found Dead In Orland Park Pond Shot Himself: Police

ORLAND PARK, IL - A man found dead in a pond near 157th Street and 76th Avenue Friday morning suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a preliminary investigation by Orland Park Police. Officers responded to the pond at 7:52 a.m. after receiving a call from a person who spotted the man'

PATCH - 2018-03-23 14:59:30

At Harvey jail, escaped inmates fall through ceilings and gates do not lock, officers say

Two felons locked up in Harvey last year can probably call themselves fall guys for the city. Not because they're innocent, necessarily, but because they literally fell through the ceiling of the Harvey Jail after liberating themselves from their dilapidated cells during separate escape attempts, of

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-23 23:59:59

NW Indiana man dies when scrap metal apparently falls on him

GARY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a northwestern Indiana man died when scrap metal he was cutting up apparently fell onto him in an industrial area. The Lake County coroner's office says 40-year-old Joshua Klein of Wheatfield was pronounced dead Thursday morning at a business on Gary's far west side

WAND TV - 2018-03-23 16:25:00

A Lake County contractor admits to cheating Gary Housing Authority with fake checks

HAMMOND - A Lake County contractor is prepared to plead guilty to cheating the Gary Housing Authority to win a federal construction contract. Ashley D. Dunlap, 54, of East Chicago signed an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office admitting he counterfeited two checks totaling $69,600 to pretend hi

NWI.COM - 2018-03-23 22:30:00

DuShon Monique Brown Dies; Chicago Fire Star Was 49

Tragic news today out of the world of television: DuShon Monique Brown, a veteran actress who had been a series regular on Chicago Fire since the inception of the NBC drama, has died of an apparent heart attack. She was 49 years old. Production sources tell TMZ that Brown admitted herself to an

THE HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP - 2018-03-24 00:21:07

Hud awards over $3.2 million to the Gary Housing Authority to support emergency, safety and security needs

GARY, IN- U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced the availability of over $3.2 million to the Gary Housing Authority to address emergency, safety and security needs impacting residents in Gary, Indiana. HUD is awarding the Gary Housing Authority a Capital Fund Emerge

CHICAGOCRUSADER.COM - 2018-03-23 10:38:14

Authorities: Wheatfield man died Thursday in industrial accident in Gary

A Wheatfield man died in an industrial accident Thursday morning in far west Gary, police confirmed. Joshua Klein, 40, was pronounced dead at 10:08 a.m. at a business in the 7100 block of Industrial Highway, according to the Lake County coroner's office. The industrial corridor is east of Cline Ave

NWI.COM - 2018-03-22 19:35:00

5 important stories you need to know from Wednesday: Man charged with attempted murder in ex-wife's shooting at flea market in Calumet Township. Hammond police plan sobriety checkpoint.

Man charged with attempted murder in ex-wife's shooting at flea market in Calumet Township CROWN POINT - A 36-year-old man was charged Saturday in his ex-wife's shooting at Market City Flea Market in Calumet Township. Rashawn S. Benford, 36, is charged in Lake Criminal Court with attempted murder a

NWI.COM - 2018-03-22 15:00:00

Killer Gangster Gets Light Sentence Under Plea

JOLIET, IL - When Christopher Stamps was a Joliet teenager, he was not focused on his academic studies or pursuing a chosen career path. He was a hard-core gangsta. At 16, Stamps packed a loaded gun to chase after his Will County gang rivals, ones who made him mad, on places like Facebook. In Octob


Man shot by Merrillville police told his family God ordered him to D.C.; shooting deemed justified

Shattered glass is seen on the windshield of Jimmy M. Terry's damaged Jeep early Feb. 14 while it was parked at a Hobart Wal-Mart. The Jeep likely was damaged when Terry drove through a glass window in South Dakota, police said. Hobart police took photos of Terry's Jeep while checking on his welfare

NWI.COM - 2018-03-22 19:15:00

Man convicted after three-day jury trial of stealing $150K from federal government

HAMMOND - A Lansing, Illinois, man was convicted Thursday on accusations he stole nearly $150,000 from the federal government by filing false trusts and tax returns. Airrion Blake, 41, was convicted during a three-day jury trial on one count of submitting a false claim upon the federal government a

NWI.COM - 2018-03-23 03:00:00

Winter Storm Watch for heavy snow over a good portion of the Chicago area Friday evening until Saturday afternoon

A Winter Storm Watch for 4 to 8-inches of heavy wet snow beginning Friday evening and continuing until Saturday afternoon has been issued for much of the Chicago area generally south of a line from Rockford to Chicago into northwest Indiana (blue-shaded area on the highlighted map). The snow is expe

WGNTV.COM - 2018-03-22 13:25:37

Woman rescued from Gary fire dies at Chicago hospital

GARY - A 60-year-old woman rescued from a house fire last week died Wednesday at an Illinois hospital, officials said. Kathleen M. Ehrhart, of the 4200 block of Carolina Street in Gary, was pulled from a bedroom during a fire March 16 at her home. Gary firefighters were called to the home about 8 a.

NWI.COM - 2018-03-22 15:00:00

Chicago Community Groups Will Get Their Say On Police Reform

Community groups that pushed for changes in the Chicago Police Department will now be able to weigh in on reform efforts being negotiated by the city and state attorney general. They reached the agreement this week following months of sometimes heated talks after the city waffled on how to overhau

WBAA.ORG - 2018-03-23 02:20:02

UPDATE: Borman traffic near Calumet Avenue remains gridlocked after semi catches fire, state police say

HAMMOND - Traffic has been ensnared for hours Wednesday in the westbound lanes of the Borman Expressway near Calumet Avenue after a semi lost control and caught fire, state police said. Amrik Bal, 56, of Indianapolis, was driving a 2014 Volvo semi pulling a rail container when he struck a tire layi


22 People Displaced for Hours by Fire on Chicago's South Side

Nearly two dozen people were displaced by a two-alarm fire in the Gresham neighborhood on Chicago's South Side early Thursday, officials said. NBC 5's Sandra Torres reports. (Published 10 minutes ago) Nearly two dozen people were displaced by a two-alarm fire in the Gresham neighborhood on Chicago's


Chicago cop charged with sexually assaulting suspect in custody

A veteran Chicago police officer was charged after he allegedly sexually assaulted a suspect who was in custody. Officer Carlyle Calhoun, 46, was charged with one felony count of criminal sexual assault/force and one felony count of official misconduct/forbidden act, according to the Cook County Sta


UPDATE: Hammond Gavit sophomore detained Monday, accused of threatening to 'shoot up' school

HAMMOND - A Gavit High School sophomore was detained Monday after making threats last week to a group of friends, saying he was going to "shoot up the school." Hammond schools Superintendent Walter Watkins said the teen has been suspended pending expulsion. Watkins said he was notified the boy was a