On the heels of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, many ideas have been proposed to stop the violence. In regard to firearms, some groups want to ban and confiscate all guns while others want to legally arm all residents, and in particular, school administrators and teachers.
HAMMOND | Just like the first robin of spring, our first gypsy scam of the spring has occurred. An elderly person was "duped" into letting a fake public service worker into the house. Please inform all your elderly friends and relatives not to let NIPSCO, Water Department or any other utilit…
HAMMOND | Early Saturday morning, the Hammond Police Department, assisted by Indiana State Excise Police, served a search warrant at Do Do's Firehouse Tap, 521 Conkey St. We had previously made controlled buys of narcotics from two bartenders of the establishment. Four persons were arrested …
CROWN POINT | Leaders of Lake County's law enforcement and legal communities cheered Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura's appointment to oversee the investigation of child abuse and neglect.
HAMMOND | Crime fell by 6 percent in Hammond in 2012, with the city seeing fewer murders, burglaries and auto thefts than the previous year, recently released statistics show.
CROWN POINT | At its first meeting of 2013 on Wednesday, the Lake County Board of Commissioners deferred action on contracts for the county’s state-mandated E-911 consolidation until the Lake County Public Safety Communications Commission meets later this month.
HAMMOND | The Hammond police officer who was shot during a bank robbery Friday is expected to make a full recovery, Police Chief Brian Miller said.
HAMMOND | A problem at a substation in the city's Woodmar neighborhood Thursday cut power for about two hours to NIPSCO customers and traffic signals on the city's south side.
Hammond police and SWAT unit participated in a simulated robbery to test their training.
CROWN POINT | The latest revision to a proposed E-911 interlocal agreement consolidating emergency services is more palatable to cities and towns, one member of the E-911 advisory committee said Thursday.
Lake County officials are planning to examine a cheaper E-911 consolidation plan, one with a single call center. Time is short, but wisdom must prevail over expediency.
HAMMOND | The city is planning to tweak an ordinance that charges a fee to individuals booked and processed at the city jail.
Crown Point officials want to challenge the state's E-911 consolidation mandate on constitutional grounds. However, filing a lawsuit would be a waste of time and effort, because this isn't the unfunded mandate those Crown Point officials say it is.
Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller, chairman of an advisory E-911 commission (a panel of police and fire chiefs and elected officials). He has been driving the consolidation push for almost a year.
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EAST CHICAGO | Patrol officers here should soon have an additional — and nonlethal — law enforcement tool on their duty belts, thanks to police colleagues in Hammond.
Lake County officials are considering a property tax referendum this November to provide the essential funding for consolidated E-911 dispatch operations. It would be better to provide the necessary funding sooner, but if the referendum is what it takes, so be it.
HAMMOND | The man killed on his front porch Tuesday may have been arguing with three men before he was shot to death, Police Chief Brian Miller said.
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