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2 men charged with murder in fatal shooting of Portage High School student

Two men were charged with in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Portage High School student last week in Griffith as police continue to look for more people who may have been involved.


Gary’s mayor shares good news for the city

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson shared good news about steps being taken to help revitalize the City of Gary. As a part of the financial recovery plan, Gary is working to improve its assessed valuation by increasing revenue through business development and growth.


After wrong man initially arrested, correct suspect now in custody on charges in 2015 Gary gas station murder

After initially arresting the wrong person, prosecutors said they now have the right man in custody from a 2015 Gary murder. Jimmie Caldwell, 20, of Indianapolis, was charged in August in Lake Superior Court with murder and attempted armed robbery, court records show.


Dice begin rolling at the Statehouse on potential move of one Gary casino license; Hammond, Portage may be out

INDIANAPOLIS — The city of Gary would reap an immediate and ongoing windfall if one of the two Majestic Star casino licenses was relocated elsewhere, under legislation filed by state Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Gary.


Teachers At Gary School Suspended For Cheating On 2017 ISTEP

The state has invalidated 2017 ISTEP scores for an entire school in Gary, after an investigation into what education officials are calling one of the biggest cheating cases involving teachers.


Police investigate fatal shooting of man, 30, in Gary

A 30-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday evening in Gary, police said. Officers responded at 5:58 p.m. Tuesday to a call of shots fired in the 800 block of East 51st Place, Commander Jack Hamady said in a news release. They found a man from Gary laying on the ground near an apartment building who


NE Indiana man charged with murder in toddler's death

BLUFFTON, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana man faces murder, neglect and battery charges in the death of his girlfriend's 18-month old daughter. The Wells County Prosecutor's Office says 26-year-old Brent Scheiber of Ossian was arrested and charged Wednesday in the death of the girl Saturday, five


UPDATE: Sisters accused in Merrillville break-in and attack on family turn themselves in to police

CROWN POINT — Two sisters accused of breaking into a Merrillville home and attacking a couple and an 18-month-old child turned themselves in to police on Wednesday morning. Donisha L. Bowers, 23, of Gary, and Man-nisha D. Bowers, 20, of Valparaiso, are accused of going to the home in the 7100 block


Former Gary employee found guilty of using city funds to buy iPads

A Merrillville woman was found guilty Wednesday for using funds from the City of Gary to buy more than 1,000 pieces of computer equipment that she then resold. Monique Bowling-Boyd, who was once Gary’s head of IT services, was convicted Wednesday for buying more than 1,000 iPads and other computer e


EDITORIAL: Gary responds to spotlight with improvement in homicides, shootings

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Paul Henry's to host musical theater preview, Cuban rumba and jazz

Paul Henry's Art Gallery in downtown Hammond is hosting a number of cultural activities this month, including the Fizzy Pop exhibition that remains on display until Jan. 26. The 19th-century hardware-store-turned art gallery at 416 Sibley St. will host a preview of the new musical "Confessional of A


Wednesday's late high school box scores

CHESTERTON (8-13-8-28) Jake Wadding 6 1-3 13, Kolton Cardenas 4 0-0 11, Tyler Nelson 3 0-0 7, Travis Grayson 1 5-6 7, Drew VanderWoude 2 2-2 6, Nick Mullen 2 0-0 4, Jack Eaton 1 0-0 3, Alex Schmidt 1 0-0 3, Jake Warren 0 0-0 0,. Totals — 19 8-11 57.


5 important stories you need to know from yesterday: Boyfriend of Griffith homicide victim has history of violence and drugs, court records say

CROWN POINT — A Hobart man who admitted he was robbed of marijuana and money before he was found slumped over the wheel of an idling car Sunday was the boyfriend of an 18-year-old Portage High School student killed last week in Griffith, police said Wednesday.


Truck driver was removing jacket just before deadly Indiana bus crash, police say

ARGOS, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say the driver of a truck that rear-ended a school bus in December, killing one student, was removing a jacket and a sweatshirt just before the collision.

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Man found shot to death in Gary's Glen Park area

GARY — Police responding to a report of shots fired Tuesday night in the city's Glen Park section found a man dead from a gunshot wound, authorities said. Robert Sanders, 30, who lived on the block where he was shot, was found lying on the ground with no signs of life, Gary police Cmdr. Jack Hamady


Gary betting on Melton’s bill

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said she expects to spend plenty of time in Indianapolis over the next few months to stump for a state Senate bill aimed at shoring up the city’s economy.


Man surrenders in court to begin prison term; family cries as he walks out of court

CROWN POINT — Trenton J. Tharp handed his family some of his personal items then surrendered to Lake County authorities Thursday to begin serving a seven-year prison term. Tharp was originally charged in 2017 in Lake Criminal Court with murder in the perpetration of a robbery and two counts of attem


Child sex offender’s babysitter ad exposes loophole in Indiana law

INDIANAPOLIS – For more than five years, Anthony Carmack's name and photo have been on Indiana's sex offender registry. He was convicted of child exploitation and possession of child pornography as an 18-year-old high school senior in 2012.


Ex-city employee convicted in scheme to resell electronics

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former government employee in northwestern Indiana has been convicted in a scheme to use funds from the City of Gary to buy more than 1,000 pieces of computer equipment that she then resold.


Gary Frontiers Club honors five at annual MLK breakfast

GARY — Memories of those pioneers in the decades-long fight for civil rights justice will be rekindled Saturday at the Gary Frontiers Service Club’s 40th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast.