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Police Release Video of Fatal Crash Involving Self-Driving Car

The Volvo was in self-driving mode with a human backup driver at the wheel when it hit 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg Eric Risberg/AP, File Authorities investigating a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix have released video of the Uber SUV striking a pedestrian as she walked her bicyc

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-03-21 23:02:40

Cop Arrested for Raping a Mentally Ill Man Who Was Chained to a Hospital Bed

Chicago, IL - Chicago police officer Carlyle Calhoun, 46, was accused of sexually assaulting a man in his custody, while the man was shackled to a hospital bed. Calhoun has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and official misconduct. DNA evidence and photos that were taken from Calh


5 important stories you need to know from Tuesday: Man shot in fight among family members at Hammond. Man charged with attempted murder in ex-wife's shooting at flea market in Calumet Township.

Man shot in fight among family members at Hammond residence HAMMOND - A 48-year-old man was shot in the neck, chin and arm early Tuesday when a fight among family members turned violent, police said. Hammond police were dispatched to the 6900 block of Tennessee Street for a report of shots fired, L

NWI.COM - 2018-03-21 15:00:00

Teen Charged In Robbery Of 80-Year Old Woman In Homewood

HOMEWOOD, IL - Homewood police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection to the robbery of an 80-year-old woman on a street in the village last week. The juvenile was taken into custody on Monday and charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated battery, police said on Wednesday. The arrest was ma

PATCH - 2018-03-21 19:04:00

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

NWI.COM - 2018-03-21 21:41:00

Man, 18, wounded in East Chatham shooting

An 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in East Chatham near the neighborhood's border with Grand Crossing. The shooting happened about 3:25 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Dobson, according to Chicago Police. The man was struck in the leg and taken to Christ Medical Center

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-21 21:07:00

Highland man arrested on felony burglary, auto theft charges

HIGHLAND - A 41-year-old Highland man has been charged with four counts of burglary, a Level 4 felony, and four counts of auto theft, a Level 6 felony, after allegedly admitting to police that he burglarized several apartments in the Bordeaux Walk Apartments complex in Highland, taking items and car

NWI.COM - 2018-03-21 17:00:00

State police are looking into allegations Facebook was used to smear Northwest Indiana politicians

CROWN POINT - A state police unit specializing in corruption has agreed to probe whether Lake County political attacks launched through a fake Facebook account violated state law. Lake County Prosecutor Bernard A. Carter said Wednesday the Indiana State Police Organized Crime and Corruption Section

NWI.COM - 2018-03-21 21:15:00

Hollywood calls on Gary to film a legal drama at the satellite county courthouse

The Lake County Courthouse in downtown Gary won't be a closed set next week when 20th Century Fox begins filming. The Lake County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday it has agreed to let the Hollywood production company use the courthouse at 4th and Broadway as a backdrop for a legal drama Fo

NWI.COM - 2018-03-21 23:05:00

The Latest: Rep. Lipinski wins Illinois Democratic primary

CHICAGO - The Latest on primary elections in Illinois (all times local): 12:20 Seven-term Rep. Dan Lipinski has survived a Democratic primary challenge from a progressive newcomer who argued he was too conservative for the Chicago-area district. Lipinski on Tuesday defeated small business owner Mari

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 06:23:00

Man Shot Near Green Line Stop In Austin Neighborhood

CHICAGO, IL - A 49-year-old man was shot in the 300 block of North Central Avenue in Austin Sunday, police said. He was hit in the chest around 6:30 p.m., according to police. The shooting happened near the Central Green Line stop. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, wher


Gary man pleads guilty to receiving cell phone in mashed potatoes

LAPORTE - A Gary man has admitted to having paid a cook at the LaPorte County Jail to bring him contraband. Roddi Boesel, 31, could receive anywhere from a one- to six-year sentence after pleading guilty Friday in LaPorte Circuit Court to level 5 felony conspiracy to commit trafficking. Boesel is sc


Feds: Man helped bring Tyshawn Lee murder weapon to Chicago

The feds have accused a Chicago man of helping bring to the city the weapon used in the execution-style killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Anthony Morgan, 31, faces four gun charges in a federal indictment filed last week. He appeared Monday in the courtroom of U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole, wh


7 killed, 13 others wounded in citywide shootings since Friday afternoon

Seven people were killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon. In the most recent fatal shooting, a 36-year-old man was shot and killed by a group of five people on the Near North Side. The man was sitting in his parked car about 8:45 p.m., Sund


Man charged in estranged wife's shooting death near Chicago

MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) - A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his estranged wife outside of a suburban Chicago gas station. Lynn Washington, 40, is also charged with parental child abduction because authorities say that after killing 27-year-old Lakisha Roby early las


Police arrest man accused of running mobile meth lab in White Castle

HOBART, Ind. - Police arrested a man Friday after discovering he had a mobile meth lab set up in a White Castle restaurant, according to investigators. >> Read more trending news Indiana State Police are testing the chemicals they found in the "one pot" meth lab, which is a large bottle filled with


Police: Two armed robberies on Near North Side

Police are warning residents of two armed robberies on the Near North Side. In both robberies, the robber entered a store, displayed a silver handgun, demanded cash from the register, and then ran away, Chicago Police said. The first robbery occurred in the afternoon on Jan. 29 in the 1000 block o


2 Die In New Lenox When Car Goes Into Pond

NEW LENOX, IL - Will County Coroner Patrick K. O'Neil announced on Monday morning that a couple from Matteson were killed on Sunday evening after their car drove into a retention pond in New Lenox. The incident occurred near the McDonald's restaurant on East Laraway Road. The victims have been ident


3 wounded, 2 seriously, in shooting at Harvey strip club

Three people were wounded, two of them seriously, in a shooting early Saturday inside a strip club in south suburban Harvey. Officers responded about 4 a.m. to a call of shots fired at The BOXXX Gentleman's Club at 16700 S. Halsted St. and found three people suffering from gunshot wounds, according


Police searching for man who kidnapped and robbed security guard in NW Indiana

Police are searching for a man who allegedly kidnapped and robbed a security guard Monday night at an industrial park in northwest Indiana. About 9 p.m., Antwann Peterson got out of a gray Nissan and approached the security guard who was working at the industrial park in the 7900 block of West 9th A