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Smoke shop robbery thwarted by uncooperative employee

CHESTERTON | Two men tried to rob a local smoke shop, but the robbery was thwarted when the employee in the store would not open the cash register.

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Gary man charged with attempted rape of Portage woman

PORTAGE | A man previously convicted of murder has been arrested and charged with the May 25 sexual assault of a Portage woman, police said.

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LaPorte police investigate armed robbery

LAPORTE | LaPorte police on Friday were investigating an early morning armed robbery by men wearing masks.

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Girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing

Girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing

WAUKESHA, Wis. | One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent and can't stand trial, a judge said Friday.

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Girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing

Girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing

FILE - In this May 31, 2014 file photo rescue workers take a 12-year-old stabbing victim to the ambulance in Waukesha, Wis. One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing the girl, a classmate, to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent an…

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Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

CHICAGO | A technology company CEO who police say was shot and wounded by a demoted coworker in downtown Chicago high-rise building remained in critical condition Friday, hospital officials said.

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Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy arrives outside a downtown high-rise office building following a shooting inside the building Thursday in Chicago. Police said a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself.

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Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Chicago police stand outside a downtown high-rise office building following a shooting inside the building Thursday. Police said a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself.

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Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and Chicago police are seen outside a downtown high-rise office building following a shooting inside the building Thursday in Chicago. Police said a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting…

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Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Chicago police stand outside a downtown high-rise office building following a shooting inside the building Thursday in Chicago. Police said a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself.

11 hours ago
Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speaks to the media outside a downtown high-rise office building following a shooting inside the building, Thursday in Chicago. Police said a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself.

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Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'

Ravens' Rice: His actions 'totally inexcusable'

OWINGS MILLS, Md. | Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life."

July 31, 2014 3:28 pm
Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speaks to the media outside a downtown high-rise office building following a shooting inside the building, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Chicago. Police said a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting hims…

July 31, 2014 12:36 pm
Valpo cops seeking help ID'ing shoplifting suspects

Valpo cops seeking help ID'ing shoplifting suspects

VALPARAISO | Police on Thursday have released surveillance photos from a local store hoping the public can help identify a man and woman wanted for questioning in two shoplifting incidents.

July 31, 2014 11:10 am Photos

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Mailboxes blown up by fireworks in Chesterton

CHESTERTON | Police said two mailboxes in the 1400 block of Duffer Driver were damaged early Tuesday.

July 30, 2014 11:14 am

Feds cite Indiana Medicaid fraud unit over notices

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency says the Indiana attorney general's office didn't give proper notice in nearly a quarter of the Medicaid fraud cases it helped prosecute in recent years.

July 30, 2014 8:38 am
Catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in E.C. South Shore lot

Catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in E.C. South Shore lot

EAST CHICAGO | Catalytic converters were stolen from six vehicles Monday morning in the parking lot of the East Chicago South Shore commuter rail station.

July 29, 2014 6:45 pm
Judge gives six years in "horrific" child abuse case

Judge gives six years in "horrific" child abuse case

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso woman was sentenced Tuesday to six years behind bars in a child abuse case the judge called horrific.

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Third suspect sought in Michigan City hanging death case

MICHIGAN CITY | Authorities Tuesday were still looking for a third suspect charged in connection with the June 9 strangling death of a 5-year-old boy at a Michigan City day care.

July 29, 2014 10:25 am
Gary man, 41, shot to death in Tolleston neighborhood

Gary man, 41, shot to death in Tolleston neighborhood

GARY | A 41-year-old man was fatally shot Monday inside a business in Gary's Tolleston neighborhood, officials said.

July 28, 2014 9:04 pm Photos

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