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2 found dead in Hammond home, police investigating

HAMMOND, Ind. (WLS) --Hammond police are conducting a death investigation after two people were found dead in a home Wednesday morning.Police said they were called to the home in the 4500-block of Cedar Avenue at about 9 a.m. Inside they found a 25-year-old woman and 28-year-old man dead.Police nor

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-09-19 18:16:33

Gary school damaged by weekend gunfire, police say

The Gary Community School Corp. reported Monday morning that a window at Glen Park Academy, 5002 Madison St., was shot out between 4:30 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday.

NWI.COM - 2018-09-18 15:30:00

Judge denies bond reduction for alleged Gary gang member charged in girlfriend's attack

Gore, 26, is charged with multiple counts of battery and criminal confinement on allegations he repeatedly punched his girlfriend Aug. 5 during a fight at her residence in the 1900 block of Mathews Place in Gary, court records state.

NWI.COM - 2018-09-19 13:30:00

Cops: Gary mother gets in altercation at school after son goes missing

GARY — A Gary mother claimed she "squared off" with school employees after her 8-year-old son went missing Thursday from his school.The mother, who The Times chose not to name because she hasn't been charged, called the newspaper and said she became angry because she felt not enough people were out

NWI.COM - 2018-09-18 01:00:00

A federal judge sentences a former high ranking Lake County policeman

His felony conviction ends a career spanning three decades in law enforcement. He joined the Police Explorers, a program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America as a young man, and worked as a police officer for the towns of Hebron and Dyer before joining the county sheriff's department as a canin

NWI.COM - 2018-09-19 17:20:00

17-year-old Gary boy tells police he was carjacked at gas station

GARY — A 17-year-old boy told police he was robbed of his mother's car and a cellphone Sunday at a gas station, an official said.The boy said he was at a gas station at West 23rd Avenue and Grant Street about 8 a.m. when a man walked up and displayed a gun tucked in his waistband, Lt. Thomas Pawlak


Man Wounded In Portage Park Shooting Crashes Into CVS

A man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Portage Park neighborhood Tuesday night, and ended up crashing his Jeep into a CVS pharmacy. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-09-19 11:51:26

Subpoenaed by state audit agency, Gary transit controller resigns

GARY — The controller for Gary Public Transportation Corp. resigned Monday — the same day The Times contacted him for comment on an Indiana attorney general’s order to obey a state auditing agency’s subpoena for 2017 financial records.The transit agency's controller Robert Selent’s last day will be

NWI.COM - 2018-09-17 23:30:00

Driver of pickup truck seen passing out KKK propaganda in Hobart

At about 4:10 p.m., Hobart police responded to a suspicious persons report in the 7500 block of Clay Street. A resident saw a person driving a black, rusted pickup truck going mailbox to mailbox, inserting white supremacist pamphlets in the boxes.

NWI.COM - 2018-09-19 03:00:00

Police: 2 women, man found dead in southwestern Indiana home

The victims were identified as 73-year-old Peggy J. Burks, her 71-year-old husband, Lawrence T. Burks, and 58-year-old Debra K. Floyd.

WANE-TV - 2018-09-19 06:58:29

Judge schedules bond hearing for mother after toddler's shooting death in Gary bedroom

Defense attorney Gojko Kasich told Judge Salvador Vasquez at a formal court appearance Monday that Dashana M. Fowler, who had tears streaming down her cheeks, wanted a reduction in bond. However, his client was unable to tell the court where she would reside if released from Lake County Jail.


K9 officer kills another dog at Bacon Fest

According toWLS, Nyx, the Portage Police Department's K9 Unit was attending the festival with her partner, Officer Flora Ryan. Police say they were resting in a grassy area when Nyx attacked a couple's dog as they were leaving the festival.

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-09-18 16:40:23

Hammond mother considers guilty plea to felony neglect in toddler son's scalding

Deputy Prosecutor Maureen Koonce outlined the state's plea offer for Cristiana Mendez at a hearing Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court. She said Mendez could plead guilty to neglect of a dependent, a level 5 felony, and face one to six years of prison or probation for the offense. Attorneys would be free

NWI.COM - 2018-09-18 21:30:00

Fate of Portage K-9 involved in fatal encounter undetermined

PORTAGE — The fate of the Portage police K-9 involved in the fatal attack of another dog at a local festival Saturday remains undetermined.Portage Police Chief Troy Williams said they have not decided what will become of Nyx, who has been removed from the department's service following the attack.Ny

NWI.COM - 2018-09-18 20:00:00

Craft brewery tanks pass through Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

A Bell's 12-pack arrived at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor last week — a 12-pack of 25,353-pound brewery tanks that stretch 40 feet long and can hold 800 barrels of beer.The M/V Federal Mackinac shipped in a dozen stainless steel brewery tanks that each can hold 198,400 pints of beer and collectiv

NWI.COM - 2018-09-18 11:30:00

Manufacturer to bring 582 jobs to Hobart

An Illinois-based company plans to create up to 582 jobs at a new manufacturing facility to make material handling systems for the logistics industry at NorthWind Crossings Business Park in Hobart.Wynright Corp., a subsidiary of Daifuku North America, announced plans it would build a new $26 million

NWI.COM - 2018-09-18 20:30:00

Convicted sex offender remains fugitive as criminal charges pile up in Lake County courts

Lironte D. Biggs, of Gary, was charged Monday in Lake Criminal Court with two counts of failing to register as a sex offender, the third criminal case filed against the fugitive since August 2017.

NWI.COM - 2018-09-18 23:00:00

Portage police K-9 attacks dog at Bacon Fest, causing fatal injuries

PORTAGE — A Portage police K-9 will be removed from service after it attacked another dog Saturday during Bacon Fest.The dog, Bandit, later died of his injuries.Police Chief Troy Williams said K-9 Officer Flora Ryan and her partner Nyx, a Belgian malinois, were assisting with the department's K-9 un

NWI.COM - 2018-09-17 21:45:00

Valparaiso woman injured in two-car crash in South Haven Tuesday morning

Buy NowThe TimesSOUTH HAVEN — A Valparaiso woman suffered a possible broken leg in a two-car crash here Tuesday morning.Porter County Sheriff's department chief deputy Jeff Biggs said the crash happened at Ind. 149 and County Road 700 North.A 17-year-old woman from Valparaiso turned in front of a 28

NWI.COM - 2018-09-18 17:30:00

Gary man accused of fleeing deadly crash arrested on new domestic battery charges

The crash killed Nathaniel McIntee, 31, of Merrillville, and Jason Howard, 34, of Fairmont, West Virginia.