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This week's topics: The nation's reaction to Ebola; Valparaiso's efforts to save costs on health insurance; and the "homeless" Gary Fire Engine.

October 16, 2014 1:51 pm

Jet lands at Gary with smoke in cockpit

A private jet returned to Gary/Chicago International Airport shortly after takeoff Friday and made a safe landing after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.

October 10, 2014 5:51 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

GARY | For more than two years, firefighters from the city’s Station 5 in the Glen Park neighborhood have been without a permanent home. In fact, the firefighters haven’t even been in Gary.

October 09, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The fire engine is on the opposite side of the L-shaped building where firefighters are housed. Accessing it when responding to a call entails walking downstairs and out the front door of the multipurpose center and hustling across the parking lot that, in this case, is filled with water.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

Engine 5 heads out on a call from a garage shared by the Calumet Township maintenance facility.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The former Gary Station 5 is located at 41st and Washington Street. According to firefighter James Powell, this station cannot accommodate their Engine 5.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

Gary Station 5 firefighters are unhappy with the conditions of their station at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center. This is their lounge area.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

Firefighters say the conditions in Gary Station 5 at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center are cramped. This is one of their sleeping areas.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

Gary firefighters make their way across a parking lot to get to their engine parked at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center.

October 09, 2014 7:30 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

Gary Station 5 firefighters are unhappy with the conditions of their station at the Calumet Township Multipurpose Center. Firefighter James Powell prepares breakfast in a kitchen that is right next to the bathroom.

October 09, 2014 7:00 pm
The 'homeless' Gary fire station

The 'homeless' Gary fire station

This is the view from the living quarters at Gary Station 5. During a call, firefighters must make their way across a parking lot to get to their engine.

October 09, 2014 12:00 am
Trailer fire slows rush-hour commute on Borman Expressway

Trailer fire slows rush-hour commute on Borman Expressway

GARY | It wasn't chips onboard a trailer covered in Frito-Lay advertisements that were smoking hot Thursday, but rather a load of rolled foam insulation, police said.

September 04, 2014 8:00 pm

Mayor discusses police, fire equipment needs

GARY | After announcing a new police chief and new approach to crime last month, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson on Friday addressed  police and fire department equipment needs.

August 15, 2014 8:25 pm

Gary fire official, another woman can't withdraw guilty pleas

HAMMOND | A federal judge on Wednesday refused to allow a Gary Fire Department lieutenant and another woman to withdraw guilty pleas to money laundering counts stemming from a drug case.

August 06, 2014 9:09 pm
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July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Firetruck in ditch closes Mississippi Street in M'ville

Firetruck in ditch closes Mississippi Street in M'ville

MERRILLVILLE | Mississippi Street was closed in both directions in front of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church early Tuesday afternoon as crews worked to remove a BP firetruck from a ditch there.

July 08, 2014 6:05 pm Photos

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Under fire: Gary firefighters grapple with equipment shortages

Under fire: Gary firefighters grapple with equipment shortages

GARY | After arriving at an inferno at an abandoned house on Delaware Street earlier this month, a Gary fire official immediately called for additional resources, he said.

June 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Gary EMS

Gary EMS

A Gary Fire Department ambulance responds to a call in Gary. 

June 12, 2014 12:00 am

Man accused of setting home afire sentenced to community corrections

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in Lake County Community Corrections after he admitted setting a woman's home on fire, according to court records.

May 22, 2014 12:05 am

Fire in two E.C. buildings displaces 18

EAST CHICAGO | A stubborn fire that jumped to an adjacent apartment building displaced 18 people in East Chicago early Monday.

May 05, 2014 8:24 am
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