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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

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

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

Woman arrested for drugs after traffic stop

ELKHART - An Alabama woman was arrested on drug charges after being left behind by a driver who fled a traffic stop. Allyssa Rose, 30, from Opelika, Alabama, was arrested Feb. 10 and charged with possession of 28 or more grams of methamphetamine, a Level 3 felony, and misdemeanor possession of marij

ELKHARTTRUTH.COM - 2018-03-19 11:02:00

Indiana 149 closure near Portage through mid-June

Indiana 149 will be closed at the Indiana Toll Road Bridge in Portage through mid-June, the Indiana Department of Transportation has announced. The closure is necessary because of a toll road project to rehabilitate the bridge over 149, according to INDOT. The bridge is located between CR 1000N and

NWI.COM - 2018-03-19 17:30:00

A cool start to spring Tuesday afternoon

The sunshine will continue across Michiana the past few days, and today will be no different. I believe we will see the windy conditions as we look to the entire day ahead with wind gusts as high as 25 mph. It will likely feel about 10 cooler as we move through the day ahead. High temperatures are l

WNDU - 2018-03-20 16:34:00

Appeals court affirms Thompson conviction in Krieger murder

LANSING - The Michigan Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction of a man who is serving a decades-long prison term for the murder of David Krieger outside his family's business in 2015. Roy Thompson, 32, of Benton Harbor, was found guilty by a Berrien County Trial Court jury June 30, 2016, of se

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2018-03-20 10:00:00

Chesterton nurse accused of smuggling cellphone into LaPorte County Jail

LAPORTE - A LaPorte County Jail nurse is accused of smuggling a cellphone to an inmate. Gina Salinas, 36, of Chesterton, was charged in LaPorte Circuit Court with level 5 felony trafficking with an inmate. She could face one to six years in jail. Salinas, arrested Friday, was being held Monday on $1

NWI.COM - 2018-03-19 23:30:00

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

ABC57.COM - 2018-03-18 21:37:00

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


'One pot' meth lab found in Indiana White Castle, police say

Google Earth HOBART, Ind. - Police found a one-pot methamphetamine lab inside a White Castle restaurant Friday in northwest Indiana. Officers were called to the White Castle at 7996 W. Ridge Rd. in Hobart, Ind., about 10:50 a.m. Friday for a report of a suspicious person, according to the Hobart Pol


Man wounded in Portage Park drive-by shooting

A man was wounded in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 26-year-old was walking on a sidewalk about 3 a.m. in the 3500 block of North Menard when someone in a vehicle fired shots, striking him in the right foot, according to Chicago Police. H


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


Man Accused Of Making Meth In Fast Food Restaurant

CHICAGO (CBS) - One man is in custody this morning, accused of making meth inside a White Castle restaurant. An employee of a White Castle in Hobart Indiana says the manager noticed a suspicious person and called police. Officers say once they were there they discovered a man with a one-pot meth lab


Indiana trooper brings in fugitive on the lam since 1996

GARY, Ind. (WNDU) - Police say a man wanted by the U.S. Marshals is now in jail, and it's all thanks to an Indiana state trooper. Thursday night, trooper Alyssa Partyka was patrolling in Gary when she stopped a car without a license plate. Partyka talked to the driver, who said his license was fr


Police searching for man who kidnapped and robbed security guard in NW Indiana

Police are searching for a man who allegedly kidnapped and robbed a security guard Monday night at an industrial park in northwest Indiana. About 9 p.m., Antwann Peterson got out of a gray Nissan and approached the security guard who was working at the industrial park in the 7900 block of West 9th A


Police warn you to watch for gas station and ATM skimmers

Police are warning people to be on the lookout for skimmers at gas stations and ATMs. Skimmers are hidden card readers that are designed to steal your debit and credit card information. We haven't heard of any new cases of skimmers being found in Michiana, but dozens have been found in Michigan and


3 wounded, 2 seriously, in shooting at Harvey strip club

Three people were wounded, two of them seriously, in a shooting early Saturday inside a strip club in south suburban Harvey. Officers responded about 4 a.m. to a call of shots fired at The BOXXX Gentleman's Club at 16700 S. Halsted St. and found three people suffering from gunshot wounds, according


Man charged in fatal stabbing of social services employee

A 23-year-old man has been charged with stabbing an employee of a social services organization to death Tuesday evening in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Richard Jones, 23, is charged with a felony count of first-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old Anthony Houston, au


Celebrate the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Bend

SOUTH BEND (WNDU) --- Venues, Parks, and Arts (VPA) is hosting the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown South Bend. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Frances Street. Then, it turns north on Niles Avenue toward Washington Street. The event is free. Immediate