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Attorney: Lawsuit seeking $60M to be filed in boys' drownings

Attorney: Lawsuit seeking $60M to be filed in boys' drownings

HOBART | A law firm representing the family of two Gary boys who drowned last month in an excavation pit in Hobart said Wednesday it plans to file a lawsuit seeking $60 million.

July 16, 2014 8:57 pm Photos

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Father of drowned boys rescued them from fire years ago, friend says

Father of drowned boys rescued them from fire years ago, friend says

GARY | A steady stream of people paid their respects Thursday to two young Gary boys who drowned June 14 in a water-filled pit in Hobart.

July 03, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Police: Criminal charges possible against landowner in Hobart drownings

HOBART | Police said Thursday they have not ruled out criminal charges against the owner of a Hobart property where two children drowned nearly two weeks ago.

June 26, 2014 7:13 pm

Fundraiser to help pay for drowned boys' burial expenses

GARY | A local entrepreneur is raising funds for the two boys who drowned in a pit in Hobart while playing with friends.

June 20, 2014 6:41 pm
EDITORIAL: Region needs to address water safety issue

EDITORIAL: Region needs to address water safety issue

Here in the region, we need to do a much better job of water safety instruction. The recent spate of drownings — an annual occurrence, sadly — drives this home.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
Teacher starts fund to help family of drowned brothers pay for funerals

Teacher starts fund to help family of drowned brothers pay for funerals

GARY | A teacher for one of two brothers who drowned Saturday in a water-filled pit in Hobart has started a fund to help their family pay funeral expenses.

June 17, 2014 7:05 pm Photos

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Young father dies in Lake Michigan off of Whihala Beach

Young father dies in Lake Michigan off of Whihala Beach

HAMMOND | Geovany Joya-Alcazar was at his Hammond home Monday night when his mother called him in tears.

June 17, 2014 2:18 pm Photos

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Missing Swimmer in Lake Michigan

Missing Swimmer in Lake Michigan

An ambulance sits Monday night by a pier near Whihala Beach in Whiting as rescue workers search Lake Michigan for Jose Alcazar, 18, of Hammond.

June 17, 2014 12:09 am
Pit where boys drowned is drained, filled; police continue investigation

Pit where boys drowned is drained, filled; police continue investigation

HOBART | The water-filled pit where two young Gary siblings drowned Saturday night was drained and filled Monday as police continued their investigation into the case.

June 17, 2014 12:00 am
Mother: 2 boys who drowned were 'loving kids'

Mother: 2 boys who drowned were 'loving kids'

HOBART | Family and friends gathered Sunday outside the home of two young brothers who drowned in water that had collected on a property being excavated several blocks away.

June 15, 2014 9:32 pm Photos

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Officials: Lansing man died from drowning

Officials: Lansing man died from drowning

CHICAGO | A Lansing man whose body was found dead in a retention ditch on Dec. 12 was determined to have drowned to death, although alcohol and winter weather also were determined to have been factors.

February 18, 2014 12:45 pm

M'ville man's body pulled from pond near Toll Road

GARY | A 20-year-old Merrillville man died Sunday at the site of a roadside pond near the Indiana Toll Road, the Lake County coroner's office said.

August 25, 2013 8:28 pm

East Side man dies in accidental drowning

CHICAGO | An East Side man died in an accidental drowning at the Jackson Park harbor on Tuesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

August 07, 2013 7:45 pm

Two die after being pulled from Lake Michigan on Saturday

MICHIGAN CITY | A Lafayette, Ind., man who was hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Michigan near Beverly Shores died Saturday.

July 28, 2013 12:30 pm
MCDROWN

MCDROWN

People on Michigan City Beach form a life chain in an attempt to find a missing person Sunday.

July 24, 2013 5:04 pm
Blue Island councilman's body recovered from lake near Whihala Beach

Blue Island councilman's body recovered from lake near Whihala Beach

HAMMOND | The body of a 50-year-old Blue Island city councilman who went missing in Lake Michigan near Whihala Beach while boating with friends Thursday was recovered late Thursday night.

July 19, 2013 12:26 pm Video Photos

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Body Found in Lake Michigan

Body Found in Lake Michigan

The body of a 50-year-old Blue Island city councilman who went missing in Lake Michigan near Whihala Beach while boating with friends Thursday afternoon was recovered late Thursday night.

July 19, 2013 10:52 am

Officials ID man who drowned in Calumet River

CHICAGO | The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined Wednesday the drowning death of a man in the Calumet River was both alcohol-related and accidental.

June 12, 2013 4:45 pm
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