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Merrillville man pleads guilty to assisting in 2010 murders of Gary homeowner, liquor store owner

Jesse Carter IV, 35, will serve a maximum sentence of four years in prison for the class C felony, which is typically punishable by two to eight years in prison, according to a plea agreement filed Thursday.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-15 23:30:00

1 of 3 accused in Gary post office heist enters guilty plea, agrees to cooperate

Leeroy Beck, one of three accused in the summer 2017 robbery of a Gary post office, has entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in which he has agreed to cooperate and testify with federal prosecutors.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-15 13:30:00

Gary mother seeking information on missing 16-year-old daughter's whereabouts

Amya has not been attending school, her mother said. Johnson thinks her daughter might be with people, but she's unsure of their names.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-15 20:00:00

Police: Gary mother left 2 children at woman's home to snort cocaine with friend

Breyante D. Smith, 26, was charged Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court with three counts of felony neglect.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-15 00:30:00

Man charged with 5-year-old girl's molestation at East Chicago home

CROWN POINT — An East Chicago man is accused of molesting a 5-year-old female relative.Qwanya S. Robinson was charged Wednesday in Lake Criminal Court with two counts of child molestation and incest.East Chicago police were dispatched Monday to a residence in the 3700 block of Fir Street after recei

NWI.COM - 2018-11-15 22:00:00

Gary’s own, MLB pitcher LaTroy Hawkins to speak 11th annual Lakeshore Classic Luncheon

When a homeboy makes good it’s big news; a homeboy coming back to town is even bigger news. So, the excitement is building over the impending visit of Gary’s LaTroy Hawkins. Now retired after a 21-year career in Major League baseball, Hawkins is coming home to speak at the Gary Chamber of Commerce 1

CHICAGOCRUSADER.COM - 2018-11-15 15:38:39

Judge: Ex-Gary city employee charged with iPad thefts competent to stand trial

Meanwhile, her defense attorney has filed a motion seeking to delay a scheduled Dec. 10 trial start date. She is accused of stealing more than 1,000 tablet computers from the city of Gary.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-16 00:00:00

Man, 31, expected to plead guilty in shooting outside Miller neighborhood bar

Christopher M. Godines, 31, appeared before Judge Clarence Murray Thursday with defense attorney Mark Gruenhagen. Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, a supervisory prosecutor for Lake County, told Murray the parties had reached a plea agreement for Godines, but it needed to be formalized in writing.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-16 00:30:00

State board approves new collective bargaining contract for Gary schools

Retired employees who continue purchasing life insurance through the district will pay roughly twice as much as before, or approximately $1.50 per month for every $1,000 of coverage.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-15 19:00:00

BREAKING: Jury convicts Jamal Washington on misdemeanor counts, not guilty on felony charges in domestic battery trial

Washington was found guilty of misdemeanor battery, a class B charge, and interference with reporting of a crime, a class A misdemeanor, but not guilty on felony counts of battery, criminal confinement and intimidation.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-15 01:25:00

UPDATE: Snowfall winds down after gridlock during morning rush; black ice possible tonight

Police responded to multiple crashes across the Region as the snow fell and drivers crawled along, navigating the icy, slippery roads.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-15 17:15:00

Chicago man dies after shooting in Sauk Village

A Chicago man was shot in Sauk Village and died Wednesday at Franciscan Health Dyer hospital, according to the Lake County coroner's office.Darius Cattron, 28, was wounded in the 21600 block of Clyde Avenue in Sauk Village.He was pronounced dead about 7:20 p.m. at the Dyer hospital. The death was ru

NWI.COM - 2018-11-15 14:01:00

Unsealed court records reveal Gary man allegedly confessed to family he killed girlfriend

The case remained sealed while the state extradited Washington from Dallas County. Emiliano Perez, a spokesman for the Lake County sheriff's office, said Washington was booked Tuesday into Lake County Jail.


Gary man accused of crashing into parked car had blood alcohol content of 0.366, police say

The other driver, a 50-year-old Chicago man, was treated for chest pains after the crash about 11:45 p.m. Saturday near the railroad tracks in the 7000 block of West 25th Avenue, police said.


Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: Gary Cahill, Ethan Ampadu, Elseid Hysaj

The mid November international break is certainly the perfect time to talk some transfer rumors, as the January window will be here before you know it. In this article we focus on Chelsea FC, and there is a whole lot of ground to cover so let’s dive right in, starting with Napoli right back Elseid H

THESPORTSBANK.NET - 2018-11-14 20:04:58

Sentencing set for drunken driver with OWI history who is accused of killing Merrillville student Andrew Salka

CROWN POINT — A sentencing date has been set for a Hebron man accused of driving drunk and fatally striking Andrew Salka, a Merrillville High School student, while he was walking home from school in October 2017.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-14 21:00:00

Pumpkin causes car to crash in ditch on Indiana Toll Road, third incident involving a pumpkin this month

IndianaJudge issues ruling in Gary funeral home lawsuit that alleges they hid stillborn remainsLauren Cross lauren.cross@nwi.com, 219-933-3206Nov 8, 2018A Lake Superior Court judge has denied a Gary funeral home’s request to exhume a stillborn’s remains, a move aimed at challenging paternity rights

NEWSBUG.INFO - 2018-11-14 23:30:00

Man arrested after crashing through restaurant wall, attempting to run

Osvaldo L. Castro Jr., 29, of Griffith, was arrested Monday after police found him several blocks away from the crash scene near West 25th Avenue and Colfax Street, police Cmdr. Jack Hamady said.

NWI.COM - 2018-11-14 22:00:00

Lake County Councilman Jamal Washington's cousin accuses him of battering her, but is torn over his prosecution

Merrillville Detective Ray Smith said he didn't question Gary City Councilwoman LaVetta Sparks-Wade, a friend of Washington and a co-worker of Buckley, or Washington's brother as potential witnesses. Sparks-Wade dropped Buckley off at Washington's home, and Washington's brother arrived at the house


Suspected drunken driver who injured 3, including 2 with special needs, faces court appearance

“I don’t wish the guy dead, but he nearly killed us. And I’m looking here at a cane I can barely use,” said Timothy Pettis, of Merrillville.