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MARC CHASE: Redemption in the wake of senseless slaughter

MARC CHASE: Redemption in the wake of senseless slaughter

No silver linings exist in the type of senseless slaughter we witnessed in the past week. At least seven women are dead, and police are investigating the alleged involvement of Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, who to date has been charged in two of the slayings.

October 26, 2014 12:00 am

3 county courtrooms in Gary still displaced

GARY | Things are slowly getting back to normal at the Robert D. Rucker Building in Gary after a fire in August disrupted operations. 

October 21, 2014 12:05 am
Suspect in killings had history of violence against women

Suspect in killings had history of violence against women

The last time Gary officers encountered Darren D. Vann — in 2004 — he had poured gasoline over himself and threatened to set himself on fire.

October 20, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Gary courthouse operations expected to resume Monday

GARY | The Gary courthouse is scheduled to reopen Monday after an electrical fire in August temporarily closed the building. 

October 18, 2014 5:55 pm

Gary man reaches plea deal in bank robbery cases

HAMMOND | A Gary man suspected in two Merrillville bank robberies reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday.

September 18, 2014 8:22 pm
Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

GARY | A car crash and subsequent attempted assistance from a friend left a Gary woman and Portage man both arrested for operating while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 7:15 pm
RICH JAMES: Pence should be all in on land-based casinos

RICH JAMES: Pence should be all in on land-based casinos

When the first of five Northwest Indiana casinos opened in Gary in 1996, there were those who thought it would result in the revitalization of Northwest Indiana.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Hollywood's Hardy Boy, Nurse Ratched and Charlie Brown here for autographs

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Hollywood's Hardy Boy, Nurse Ratched and Charlie Brown here for autographs

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am
Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

Looking Forward: Modest growth in region despite state upheaval

While there continues to be upheaval in education at the state level, student test scores continue to show modest gains in Northwest Indiana, schools will make some transitions to comply with Indiana's new state standards and seven new school superintendents head up districts in the region.

August 10, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Passing of Eileen Ford prompts reader's memory of feud

OFFBEAT: Passing of Eileen Ford prompts reader's memory of feud

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Income tax revenue isn't a catchall for new county spending

The lines just keep getting longer for sectors of local government begging for a piece of the revenue generated by the Lake County local option income tax.

July 15, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Invest in protecting those who protect us

RICH JAMES: Invest in protecting those who protect us

Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield likely would be alive today if he had been riding with a partner early last Sunday.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Lessons of community rise from fallen Gary officer

MARC CHASE: Lessons of community rise from fallen Gary officer

Tragedy is immense when the strong and brave fall within our communities.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Gary officer killed; three people in custody

Gary officer killed; three people in custody

GARY | Authorities had three people in custody Sunday night after the fatal shooting of a Gary police officer early Sunday.

July 06, 2014 8:00 pm Video Photos

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Gary woman sues city, police alleging excessive force

HAMMOND | A Gary woman filed a Civil Rights lawsuit Friday against the city of Gary and area police, alleging officers beat her until she bled outside a liquor store and jailed her but never charged her with a crime.

May 30, 2014 5:00 pm
Gary man gets life in prison for child porn counts

Gary man gets life in prison for child porn counts

HAMMOND | A Gary man who admitted to production and possession of child pornography will spend the rest of his life in a federal prison under a sentence issued this week in Hammond federal court.

May 16, 2014 5:45 pm
Robinson topples incumbent Elgin in Calumet Twsp. trustee's race

Robinson topples incumbent Elgin in Calumet Twsp. trustee's race

GARY | In the shadow of a siege by federal law enforcement and state and local lawmakers, the Calumet Township trustee's office is poised to receive a new leader in 2015.

May 06, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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Third defendant arrested in alleged Asia-to-NWI prostitution ring

HAMMOND | A third suspect in an alleged international prostitution ring with local ties was arrested and appeared before a federal court judge Friday in Hammond, court records show.

March 28, 2014 8:15 pm
Northwest Indiana economy grew by 1.9 percent last year

Northwest Indiana economy grew by 1.9 percent last year

Northwest Indiana grew 1.9 percent last year, trailing both the state and nation.

February 26, 2014 11:25 pm
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