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Trooper recovered two handguns 1 hour after they were reported stolen to Gary police

Indiana State Police recovered two handguns during a traffic stop early Tuesday on the Borman Expressway, about an hour after the guns were reported stolen to Gary police.Provided GARY - An Indiana State Police trooper stopped a driver for speeding early Tuesday on the Borman Expressway and found tw

NWI.COM - 2018-03-20 17:00:00

Man charged after stolen handguns found during traffic stop in Gary

A man is facing charges after being found with two stolen handguns during a traffic stop early Tuesday in northwest Indiana. About 2:15 a.m., a trooper pulled over a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu west on Interstate 80/94 near Grant Street in Gary, according to Indiana State Police. During the stop, the troo

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-20 22:10:00

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

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-03-20 16:00:24

Brother, sister seriously injured in NW Indiana rollover crash

Three people were injured, two of them seriously, in a rollover crash Tuesday morning in northwest Indiana. At 5:13 a.m., a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox was exiting from southbound I-65 to Ridge Road in Hobart, Indiana, when it went off the road, down the embankment and rolled multiple times, according to

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-20 19:51:00

Police: Suspect in meth investigation had bottle in duffel bag, syringe in his pocket

HOBART - Police on Tuesday released new details about how they discovered a "one pot" meth lab in a fast-food restaurant Friday and revealed the suspect had a syringe in his pocket. Hobart police were called to the White Castle, 7996 E. Ridge Road, for a report for a suspicious man inside the restau

NWI.COM - 2018-03-20 18:00:00

Elections officials ask the Lake County Prosecutor to look into electioneering complaint against Hammond's Anthony Higgs

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. HAMMOND - Lake election officials are asking the prosecutor's office to investigate a complaint that Hammond City Councilman Anthony Higgs violated state election laws. Kyran Sims, of Hammond, a Lake County governmen

NWI.COM - 2018-03-20 22:00:00

Indiana attorney general determines only Gary school trustees - not the district's emergency manager - may fill board vacancies

INDIANAPOLIS - The Gary Community School Corp. emergency manager does not have the authority to fill vacancies or appoint officers on the district's board of trustees. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has issued an official advisory opinion that finds only the trustees have the power to replace

NWI.COM - 2018-03-20 20:00:00

5 most-read stories today: Defense says wrong person charged with beating two pug dogs to death last month

Defense says wrong person charged with beating two pug dogs to death last month VALPARAISO - The defense is arguing that the wrong person has been charged with last month's beating deaths of two pug dogs in rural Porter County. Family members of the accused, 23-year-old Anthony Priestas, of Hammond

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

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

NWI.COM - 2018-03-19 21:30:00

Prosecutors say Lake Eliza woman killed man because she feared losing his Social Security benefits

VALPARAISO - Prosecutors believe Lake Eliza resident Karen Sons may have shot and killed the man she was living with because he was attempting to redirect his Social Security benefits away from her. The potential motive surfaced Monday morning during a failed attempt by the defense to challenge subp

NWI.COM - 2018-03-19 18:30:00

Woman, 38, found strangled in Hobart, Indiana

The death of a woman whose body was found Thursday at a motel in northwest Indiana has been ruled a homicide. April Salazar-Bernal, 38, was pronounced dead at 3:42 p.m. at a motel in the 1800 block of Mississippi Street in Hobart, Indiana, according to the Lake County Coroner's Office. On Monday, th

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 21:04:00

Man arrested with suspected "one pot" meth lab at Indiana White Castle

HOBART, Ind. -- Police in northern Indiana found what they believe was a methamphetamine lab inside a White Castle restaurant on Friday. The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that officers were called to the White Castle on E. Ridge Road in Hobart for a report of a suspicious person. When they arri

6 NEWS WRTV - 2018-03-20 03:23:47

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

NWI.COM - 2018-03-20 12:30:00

LiqGo! buys out two liquor stores in Griffith, one in Lake Station

Hobart-based LiqGo!, a subsidiary of Luke Oil, bought three more independent liquor stores in Northwest Indiana for undisclosed sums. The LiqGo! chain acquired Party Liquors at 404 N Broad St. in Griffith, Party Liquors at 3533 Central Ave. in Lake Station, and Colfax Liquors at 100 Main St. in Grif

NWI.COM - 2018-03-19 19:45:00

Gary 'Demon House' movie gets some favorable reviews, high audience rating

"Ghost Adventures" host Zak Bagans of Travel Channel fame garnered some favorable reviews and high audience marks for his horror documentary about the Gary "demon house" where a family claimed to be possessed by demonic spirits until a Merrillville exorcist intervened and they skipped town. Bagans b


Three Portage schools on lockout Tuesday morning due to reported threat

PORTAGE - Three local schools were put on lockout Tuesday morning after a student reported a man on a bicycle grabbed him and put a gun to his stomach. The lockout was lifted, said Portage Police Chief Troy Williams, after police conducted a search of the area and found no suspect. During the lockou

NWI.COM - 2018-03-20 16:05:00

INDOT announces closure of State Road 149 for foreseeable future

PORTAGE, Ind. -- INDOT has announced the closure of State Road 149 at the Indiana Toll Road Bridge which is located between County Road 1000 North and Leeper Drive near Portage. According to officials the closure begins Monday, March 19 until mid-June. The reason for the closure is due to a need f


Man wanted since 1996 arrested after traffic stop in Gary

A fugitive who escaped capture for more than 20 years was arrested after a traffic stop Thursday evening in northwest Indiana. An Indiana State Police trooper was on patrol at 7:05 p.m. when she spotted at 2003 Buick Century without a license plate heading south on Broadway in Gary, Indiana, accordi


Police: Boy, 17, Shot Dead While Driving Onto Eisenhower Expressway

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death early Saturday while getting onto the Eisenhower Expressway on the Near West Side, police said. He was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix at 1:19 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Van Buren when someone in a black sedan fired shots that struck him multiple times in the bod


Man stabbed during robbery on Metra train heading into Chicago

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man was stabbed during an attempted robbery Saturday morning on a Metra train heading into Chicago. The man was standing in the vestibule of a Milwaukee District-North Line train about 10:30 a.m. when five males tried to rob him, according to Metra spokeswoman Kati