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Munster woman who had sentence cut nearly in half, again seeking reduced term in fatal DUI crash

VALPARAISO — A Munster woman, who had her six-year sentence cut nearly in half following a fatal drunken driving crash in 2014 and made a failed attempt last year to further reduce her sentence, is now seeking to be released early from prison.

NWI.COM - 2018-07-20 17:00:00

Man shot in shoulder in Gary's Glen Park section, police say

GARY — An 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting late Thursday in the city's Glen Park section, police said.Gary police met the man, who suffered a single gunshot wound to the shoulder, after responding about 10:50 p.m. to the 5100 block of Vermont Street, Cmdr. Jack Hamady said.

NWI.COM - 2018-07-20 12:10:00

Man faces felony charges after allegedly killing a neighbor’s dog, injuring another

Thaddeus L. Evans, of Gary, has been charged in Lake Criminal Court with one felony count each of killing a domestic animal and attempting to kill a domestic animal, along with two counts of criminal mischief, both misdemeanors.

NWI.COM - 2018-07-20 22:00:00

Female corrections officer sues Buncich, county for sex discrimination over suspension in inmate's escape

As a result, Escobedo faced a 15-day suspension from work in June 2016, whereas her male counterparts, Ramon Hines and Alfonso Rodriguez, did not, the complaint alleges.

NWI.COM - 2018-07-20 20:30:00

4 Charged in Connection With Northwest Indiana Home Invasion

Nathaniel Asbury, 21, of Hammond, was charged with two counts of rape, burglary, armed robbery, criminal confinement, intimidation, pointing a firearm and resisting police, according to police. Elias Costello, 18, of East Chicago, was charged with rape, burglary, armed robbery, criminal confinement

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-07-20 11:58:01

Police raid liquor store on U.S. 41 in Highland; Illinois agencies investigating

HIGHLAND — Authorities released few details Friday after raiding a liquor store Friday on U.S. 41.Lake County sheriff's police and U.S. Secret Service agents could be seen entering Liquor Stop in the 9200 block of Indianapolis Boulevard and checking a delivery truck at the rear of the building.Sheri

NWI.COM - 2018-07-20 17:30:00

EDITORIAL: Gary could be pricing abandoned, moldering schools out of the market

Broken windows and overgrown vegetation define this former school, which is the rule, not the exception, for all of the abandoned school buildings being listed for sale.


Gary woman accused of having sexual relationship with 13-year-old student

Malary Jones, 24, was charged with child molesting and sexual misconduct with a minor, according to the Porter County Sheriff's Office.


Portage man arrested after allegedly punching customer at gas station in head

According to the report, a man, later identified as Jesse Haack, 36, made inappropriate advances towards an employee. When he was paying for his merchandise another employee at the register told him she didn't appreciate the way he had treated the other woman.

NWI.COM - 2018-07-20 15:00:00

UPDATE: Police say father held son down in roadway to be arrested, fearing he was back on heroin

The top 10, in order, were LaPorte, Valparaiso, Crown Point, Gary, Portage, Lake Station, Michigan City, Dyer, Hobart and Griffith, according to a Times analysis that looked at municipalities with more than 10 overdoses in that span. The numbers, which are cumulative for the five-year period, includ

NWI.COM - 2018-07-19 20:30:00

UPDATE: Hammond police say they are investigating arrest of teen at Festival of the Lakes; family alleges excessive force used

“As soon as I see two grown officers with their knees in Dominic’s back, I immediately started to scream, 'That’s my son!’” Elizabeth Momontejano, of Hammond, told The Times.

NWI.COM - 2018-07-20 02:00:00

City of Gary wins two grants for neighborhood cleanup, food sustainability

GARY — The city has been awarded a $25,000 Cities of Service grant to assist efforts to clean and spruce up neighborhoods.The "Love Your Block" grant is designed to assist local governments in engaging residents in neighborhood revitalization, according to a city of Gary news release.

NWI.COM - 2018-07-20 01:00:00

VIDEO: Hammond teen wrongly choked, held down by police, family says

"The second they threw Dominic on the ground my oldest son Carl called me: 'Mom, the police are beating up Dominic,'" Elizabeth Montejano said.

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-07-20 03:55:08

Man charged in summer 2017 robbery at Gary post office

Leeroy Hayes Beck, 28, was indicted June 20 in U.S. District Court on one count of robbery of mail, money or property of the United State and one count of carrying or brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

NWI.COM - 2018-07-19 19:00:00

Police seek help finding missing 74-year-old Gary man

Wiggins, who is 6 foot, 4 inches and weighs 178 pounds, suffers from various medical conditions, the post states.


After failed merger attempt with Franciscan Alliance, Methodist Hospitals continues to explore partnerships

After a merger attempt with Franciscan Alliance failed earlier this year, Methodist Hospitals says it is continuing to consider alliances with other health care systems.Methodist President and CEO Ray Grady said the hospital group, with campuses in Gary and Merrillville, is exploring a variety of pa


Police: Female martial arts instructor molested 13-year-old student on multiple occasions

"(The girl) advised that she did not want to have sex with Jones, but did not want to be rude," according to charging documents. "(The girl) advised that she would make excuses not to have sex with Jones, however Jones would become angry when she did."


Gary native Venessa Abram returns with message to address struggles of mental illness

With the recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, two popular and internationally renowned celebrities in the fashion and food industries, experts are predicting an increase in suicide by regular people who may be on the edge. Reaching people who may be on the edge, is the critical reason


3 shot to death Sunday morning in Gary

About 8:10 a.m., officers responded for a report of a suspicious vehicle and found two 28-year-old men dead inside the vehicle with gunshot wounds, police said.


3 men arrested in prostitution sting along State Line Avenue in Hammond

Bruce Ford, 65, of Hammond; Marc Novak, 62, of Lynwood; and Reynel Villalobos-Carreno, 54, of Hammond, each face a misdemeanor charge of patronizing a prostitute, Lt. Steven Kellogg said.