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CROWN POINT | When Crown Point police shot and killed two Siberian huskies last month, it was the first lethal force they used on animals in a year and a half, according to a report detailing the incident.
Barb Thorn tallies up her 10-year-old daughter Skyler's clothing purchase Tuesday at the Merrillville Meijer store as they take part in the Merrillville Fraternal Order of Police back-to-school assistance program. More than 25 kids from Ross Township were given $100 to be used toward school …
Dajun Sheehy, 6, bottom, and Makayla Morris, 8, shop for school clothes Tuesday with their mother, Erica Devoe, at the Merrillville Meijer store. The Merrillville Fraternal Order of Police works year-round to raise money for the back-to-school assistance program, said Officer Curtis Minchuk,…
Participants in the Merrillville FOP's back-to-school assistance program make their purchases Tuesday at Meijer. After the shopping trip, kids and their parents were treated to lunch at Simon Says, a local restaurant.
The world premiere stage run of "Big Lake Big City" at Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago through Aug. 11 includes an ensemble cast of talent playing a crime in the Windy City stage parody.
Griffith Police Sgt. Jeff Gang and his daughter Lindsey Gang, shop for toys with Jackie Lewis, 10, at Kmart in Griffith.
Patrolman Cory McCarter of the Griffith Police Department shops for clothes Wednesday with Elijah Stokes, 13, at Kmart in Griffith.
Colin Campbell, 10, and his sister Azariah Campbell check their school supplies list Monday during the Merrillville Fraternal Order of Police Shop With a Cop program at Meijer.
Merrillville FOP Lodge 168 Vice President Curtis Minchuk, left, chats with Jennifer Shelton at the checkout line Monday during the Shop With a Cop program at Meijer in Merrillville. Shelton bought clothing and supplies for her children Isaiah, 3, Timothy, 17, and Victoria, 15.
Luis "Ray" Cerda, 6, shops for clothing with mom Kele Gunn on Monday as part of the Merrillville Fraternal Order of Police Shop With a Cop program at Meijer.
A Bentley's Towing worker secures a motorcycle Wednesday after it was involved in a fatal crash at County Road 450 East and Ind. 2 in Washington Township.
A Bentley's Towing worker, left, secures a motorcycle Wednesday after it was involved in a fatal crash at County Road 450 East and Ind. 2 in Washington Township in eastern Porter County.
An Indiana Department of Natural Resources officer looks at the wreckage of a motorcycle involved in a fatal collision at the intersection of County Road 450 East and Ind. 2 in Washington Township.
Valparaiso police reconstruct the scene of a fatal crash at County Road 450 East and Ind. 2 in Washington Township.
Robert Crecelius speaks with Portage police officers Monday at City Hall at his swearing-in as Portage's newest police officer.
Robert Crecelius, left, takes the oath as the Portage Police Department's newest officer Monday during a swearing-in with Portage Mayor James Snyder, right, while Crecelius' grandfather Robert Crecelius holds the Bible for his grandson. The ceremony took place at City Hall.
Capt. Mike DeHaven listens to 3-year-old Ian Glancy while he eats pizza Wednesday during the Valparaiso Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 76 Shop With a Cop event at Target in Valparaiso. Target donated food for the children.
Capt. Mike DeHaven helps 3-year-old Ian Glancy find back-to-school clothes Wednesday during the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 76 Shop With a Cop at the Valparaiso Target store.
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