Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Newspaper comics legendary Detective Dick Tracy is helping solve a mystery related to Little Orphan Annie this summer in his syndicated newspaper comic strip.
Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance
HOBART | Police said residents in the Barrington Ridge subdivision should be aware of two recent home burglaries that took place during the daytime.
HOBART | An identification card recovered by police may have belonged to the individual whose remains were found Friday night in a wooded area behind a strip mall.
HOBART | A Hobart man reported several stolen items, including two handguns and ammunition, from his apartment, police said.
HOBART | Police are seeking residents' help identifying a man they believe was involved in a Jan. 24 crime.
SAUK VILLAGE | A Sauk Village man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder by a Cook County jury, police said.
HOBART | Hobart police are advising women living in the central part of the city to be aware of a break-in and break-in attempt at houses within a few blocks of each other.
Even if dress code is addressed, it's probably "cocktail casual" or "holiday glam," which can mean a whole lot of things to different people.
HOBART | The shooting of a 23-year-old Portage man remains under investigation with few clues to follow, police said.
HOBART | A Hobart mother said she was choked and her life threatened by a fellow shopper she reprimanded for skipping ahead in a checkout line.
HOBART | Police are seeking help in identifying a woman suspected of stealing a debit card and using it to make fraudulent purchases.
HOBART | Surveillance video captured the images of three men who robbed a game store on Friday night, police said.
MERRILLVILLE | A board inside the Merrillville Police Department lists more than 100 open cases the detective bureau is investigating.
MERRILLVILLE | A resident in the 900 block of West 61st Avenue told police he was robbed at gunpoint by three men.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned a Lafayette man's conviction for possession of cocaine, ruling that a Lake County sheriff's detective unreasonably detained the man following a traffic stop.
A 20-year-old man was in stable condition Tuesday after being shot in the neck Monday night in Lake Station.
CROWN POINT | Investigators knew early on that the bistate shooter's truck sported an Illinois license plate, Lake County Sheriff Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez said Friday.
Detective Greg Mance, of the Griffith Police Department, said the growing gang problem affects all communities in the region. The Griffith Police Department is among five units involved in the region's Gang Response Investigative Team.
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