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Customer fatally shoots robber at Dolton auto parts store

A customer fatally shot an armed robber at an auto parts store last week in south suburban Dolton. About 8 p.m. Sept. 13, 20-year-old Jonathon Agins went into Advanced Auto Parts in the 800 block of East Sibley Boulevard, wearing a mask and armed with a gun, according to Dolton Police Chief Robert C

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 19:05:00

Gary man sentenced to 195 years in prison for three murders, blames sons for 'mischief' in murder of teenage brothers

CROWN POINT - A criminal court judge sentenced David Johnson IV to 195 years in prison for his conviction at jury trial last month in the murder of two teenage brothers and a 46-year-old man. Johnson, 39, of Gary, offered Judge Diane Boswell a lengthy, meandering statement at his sentencing hearing

NWI.COM - 2017-09-19 20:25:00

Portage man arrested after police find unconscious woman draped over motorcycle

PORTAGE - A Portage man is facing felony charges after police here found him driving with an unconscious woman on his motorcycle. Evan E. McGaughey, 27, was charged with criminal recklessness resulting in serious bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury. Police responded just after 3 p.m

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

Gary boy makes brief court appearance in rape, murder of mentally challenged woman

CROWN POINT - The 17-year-old boy charged in the rape, robbery and murder of a 61-year-old mentally challenged woman made a brief appearance Wednesday in Lake Criminal Court. Calvin D. Poston, dressed in a red jailhouse jumpsuit, appeared in court with his defense attorney, Matthew LaTulip. LaTuli

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 17:30:00

3 charged after exchange of gunfire with Chicago Police

Three people have been charged after an exchange of gunfire with Chicago Police officers late Sunday in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 15-year-old boy faces one felony count each of aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, ac

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 10:41:00

Residents raise concerns on how police handle shooting incident

Staff Writer On Tuesday, Sept. 5, two men who were riding in a Ford Taurus shot at three other people as they were walking in the area of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The incident occurred just after 2 p.m. The suspects damaged a parked vehi

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 06:54:45

Fed announces a start to modestly reducing its bond holdings

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve will begin shrinking the enormous portfolio of bonds it amassed after the 2008 financial crisis to try to sustain a frail economy. The move reflects a strengthened economy and co

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 19:31:52

WATCH LIVE: Paul Ryan holds press conference after touring Irma damage

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks about Harvey relief efforts after a meeting with House Republicans, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan holds a press conference in Miami Wednesday after touring the damage caused

22 WSBT - 2017-09-20 15:48:30

Lack of flood insurance leaves Texans high and dry

A tow driver pulls a car out of flood waters on a feeder road on State Highway 249, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2017, after Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area. Kyle Phillips / The Transcript AUSTIN - Insurance may have covered only 25 to 45 percent of Houston houses flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey, but th

GOSHEN NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:39:00

Wilson and Church Leaders Plan Fundraiser to Help Hurricane Victims

As national celebrities including the likes of Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand and Oprah Winfrey came together last week for a one-hour telethon to benefit the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Dr. Willie Wilson, a humanitarian from the South Suburbs of Chicago, stepped up to join the

THECHICAGOCITIZEN.COM - 2017-09-20 17:51:54

The Latest: Yellen stays quiet on wanting 2nd term

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is staying mum about whether she wants a second term as the head of the U.S. central bank. Yellen says she intends to serve out her four-year term. That term

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 19:24:27

Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, Marta Rivera, a 36-year-old Mexican woman, is surrounded by her children as she discusses Harvey's aftermath and eligibility requirements for federal disaster aid with an immigration advocate at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Houston. Many in the country illegally fear that

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 05:23:47

Baranek: Lan-Oak Lanes proves to be a perfect fit for new bowling movie

There is a new movie coming out next spring that will bring to the screen a couple of big-time actors. One of them is T.F. South graduate Jim O'Heir, who is most known for the television series "Parks and Recreation." The other is Jon Heder, who played "Napoleon Dynamite." The real star of the show,

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 22:46:49

News briefs: Crime watch meeting, pork chop dinner planned

Pork chop dinner WANATAH - Salem United Church of Christ will hold a pork chop dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at Wanatah School. Cost is $12 at the door and includes pork chop, potatoes and green beans, apple sauce, roll, dessert and drink. Visit SalemChurchWanatah.com. Crime watch meeting HAMMON

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 18:23:00

IUN examining factors behind enrollment decline

Weeks into his freshman year, Scottie Ray is proud to be the first person in his family to attend college, studying to be a dental hygenist. After a few years, he plans to transfer to IUPUI to finish his degree. Starting at Indiana University Northwest in Gary was a way to ease into college while sa

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 17:45:00

12 Things to do in the Region this week

Haven't a clue what to do with yourself this week? We've got 12 suggestions here. This out-of-this-world 5K run/2K walk comes to Challenger Learning Center, 2300 173rd St., in Hammond this Saturday at 7 p.m. The event boasts laser light shows, glow items for participants, a DJ and science experiment

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

US home sales off 1.7 pct., hurt by Harvey and low supply

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. home sales fell 1.7 percent in August, pulled down by the effects of Hurricane Harvey and a worsening shortage of available properties. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales of existing homes sank last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.35

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 14:11:01

Food Bites: News about food around the Region

A 35th anniversary celebration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Munster's Aurelio's Pizza. Guests can celebrate with carry-out and beer specials, drawings and the Spin the Wheel game with Aurelio's Pizza Man. The original Aurelio's was founded in Homewood, Illinois, in 1959. The pizza busines

NWI.COM - 2017-09-20 20:00:00

Hyde Park Century 21 Affiliated abruptly closes

Staff Writer The local Century 21 Affiliated, 5200 S. Harper Ave., has abruptly closed its doors after nearly two years in Hyde Park. The real estate agency's Hyde Park agents specialized in helping first-time homebuyers, luxury residential markets, rentals, mid-market communities and commercial re

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 07:02:47

Three things to do in Northwest Indiana Sept. 29-Oct. 2

Looking for something to do this week? Here are five things to do in Northwest Indiana Sept. 29-30: Rock out: Hairball, featuring '80s metal tribute bands, will be performed at 9 p.m. EST Sept. 29 at Four Winds Casino and Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan. Tickets are $20. At 11111 Wilson Road. Call 8

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 20:03:12