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Cops: Man with 0.47 BAC rammed Crown Point police cars

CROWN POINT | An Illinois man was driving with a blood alcohol content nearly six times the legal limit when he rammed into two Crown Point squad cars last week, police said.

September 16, 2014 1:42 pm

I witnessed your hit-and-run traffic accident

To the outrageous and insane driver Sept. 7, around 6:49 p.m. What a beautiful late model Chevy Camaro you have in a dazzling burgundy wine color. Too bad as I watched you go over the ditch and take out the fence at St. George's Orthodox Church there in Schererville at the corner of Broad St…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Good Samaritans lauded for lifesaving acts

Good Samaritans lauded for lifesaving acts

Two good Samaritans are being credited with saving the lives of two local people seriously hurt in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon.

September 10, 2014 6:15 pm
2 injured in crash on U.S. 6 in Jackson Township

2 injured in crash on U.S. 6 in Jackson Township

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | Speed and alcohol may have played a role in a crash Tuesday that sent two people to a hospital, police said.

September 09, 2014 9:30 pm
Chicago actor killed in Munster crash

Chicago actor killed in Munster crash

MUNSTER | A Chicago actor died Saturday morning in a crash with a tractor trailer at the intersection of Calumet and Broadmoor avenues, the Lake County coroner's office said.

September 06, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Lanes reopen after I-94 crash at Ind. 249

PORTAGE | Indiana State Police said all westbound lanes of Interstate 94 were open again at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday after being blocked at Ind. 249 by an accident involving a semi and a minivan.

September 03, 2014 9:21 am
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Dean Boersma, left, of Crete, William Copelin, center, of Schererville, and Copelin's fiance, Lisa Hartline, pulled a woman from her car Monday after it drove into this roadside pond in the 6900 block of West 109th Ave., just west of Crown Point. The three were at Hartline's family business,…

August 18, 2014 6:17 pm
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Tire marks are shown where a woman drove into a roadside pond in the 6900 block of West 109th Ave., just west of Crown Point.

August 18, 2014 6:17 pm
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A fence was broken when a woman drove into this roadside pond in the 6900 block of West 109th Ave., just west of Crown Point.

August 18, 2014 6:17 pm

Motorcyclist hurt in Chesterton accident

CHESTERTON | A motorcyclist was hurt Wednesday in an accident at Calumet Road and Indian Boundary Road.

August 14, 2014 5:16 pm

Canadian woman dies after crash on Kingery Expressway

LANSING | A Canadian woman died Tuesday after the car she was riding in was struck by a semi during heavy rain on eastbound Interstate 80/94 near the Indiana state line, Illinois State Police said.

August 12, 2014 4:49 pm
Two injured in Borman rollover

Two injured in Borman rollover

HAMMOND | A rush hour rollover crash on the Borman Expressway Monday morning sent two people to a local hospital.

July 28, 2014 6:45 pm

Chesterton man arrested after causing early morning crash

PORTAGE | A Chesterton man was arrested early Thursday morning after police said he was driving drunk and caused a crash.

July 24, 2014 9:25 am
Truck loses 7,000-pound water pump on I-94

Truck loses 7,000-pound water pump on I-94

A pickup driver lost control of his vehicle on eastbound Interstate 94 near Portage Wednesday morning, dropping a 7,000-pound high pressure water pump on the expressway.

July 16, 2014 9:16 am Photos

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Firetruck in ditch closes Mississippi Street in M'ville

Firetruck in ditch closes Mississippi Street in M'ville

MERRILLVILLE | Mississippi Street was closed in both directions in front of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church early Tuesday afternoon as crews worked to remove a BP firetruck from a ditch there.

July 08, 2014 6:05 pm Photos

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Woman seriously injured, may have fallen down stairs last week

LAPORTE | A LaPorte woman was seriously injured after apparently falling down the stairs helpless to get off her basement floor for several days.

July 08, 2014 1:33 pm
Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Last month, 8-year-old Cody Ziemkowski, of Lansing, was taking a bike ride with his father, Kevin. As they passed the skate park on Chicago Avenue, Cody asked to stop and was taking it slow going down a small ramp when he went off the edge of the ramp and fell off his bike. He wasn’t wearing…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Community rallies around Lansing boy injured in bicycle accident

Cody Ziemkowski, right, of Lansing, plays Minecraft on a tablet with Jack Williams at a Minecraft Party Fundraiser. The event raised money for Ziemkowski's medical bills after he fractured his skull and neck in a bicycle injury.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Hot water heater malfunction temporarily closes St. John library

ST. JOHN | A burst valve on a hot water heater Sunday flooded a back room at the St. John branch of the Lake County Public Library, forcing its closure on Monday.

June 30, 2014 11:10 am
I-65 crash ends in fiery car, semi blaze

I-65 crash ends in fiery car, semi blaze

FAIR OAKS | A trailer and a passenger vehicle were destroyed in a fiery crash on northbound Interstate 65 near Fair Oaks early Friday, police said.

June 27, 2014 9:27 am
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