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Hearing for accused killer set for Wednesday

Hearing for accused killer set for Wednesday

CROWN POINT | The convicted sex offender who allegedly admitted to killing a woman in a Hammond motel and led police to half a dozen other dead women in Gary will appear in court Wednesday morning.

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Feds: Woman who disappeared with Gary biker gang leader dead

Feds: Woman who disappeared with Gary biker gang leader dead

A Crown Point woman who disappeared with the leader of the Outlaws motorcycle gang when he went on the run from the law 17 years ago died fleeing authorities who captured him last week, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marshals Service said early Monday.

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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.

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Aunt: Victim had just moved to region

Aunt: Victim had just moved to region

Afrika Hardy was a tough kid with a rough background who moved back to the Chicago area to find work but instead met her demise in a Hammond motel, her aunt said Monday.

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"That's what kept us safe – God, and these doors."

"That's what kept us safe – God, and these doors."

Kenya Harrison of Gary talks about living near suspected killer Darren D. Vann.

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Lawmakers, experts to discuss women's issues

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, will moderate an expert discussion Wednesday on three major issues affecting the lives of many Hoosier women: pay equity, domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Gas prices dip below $3 a gallon

Gas prices dip below $3 a gallon

You don't need to drive a DeLorean like in "Back to the Future" to enjoy retro gas prices.

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Bodies of three more women discovered in Gary

Bodies of three more women discovered in Gary

The bodies of three women were found in this home at 413 E. 43rd Avenue in Gary over the weekend. Officials said a man being held by Hammond police confessed to at least one murder of a woman found there and three others in Hammond and Gary.

October 20, 2014 9:29 am
Women found dead in Gary abandoned homes

Women found dead in Gary abandoned homes

An abandoned house at 4330 Massachusetts where Gary police found the body of a woman over the weekend.

October 20, 2014 9:29 am
Women found dead in Gary abandoned homes

Women found dead in Gary abandoned homes

LeAnne Springer, of Gary, stopped on her way to work to drop off her grandson at the home of a sitter and another grandparent Monday morning near the home at 4330 Massachusetts Ave. where police found the body of a woman. "I'm a little nervous, a little scared," she said of the discovery one…

October 20, 2014 9:30 am

Supporter collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls fight poverty

GARY | A NWI/Chicago City-Wide Shoe Drive organized by a woman named Jeana Payne is collecting shoes to help the poor.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
All ages find it’s Fun to Learn @ the Library

All ages find it’s Fun to Learn @ the Library

At the Cedar Lake branch of the Lake County Public Library, we often add the catch phrase, ‘It’s Always Fun @ the Library!’ to our handouts.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Police: Gary man confesses to homicides; four female victims found

Police: Gary man confesses to homicides; four female victims found

HAMMOND | The discovery of a woman’s body Friday in a Hammond motel led police to a Gary man who allegedly confessed to killing three other women, officials said.

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The Week Ahead - Lake County

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October 19, 2014 12:05 am
Few cases make it to Indiana Supreme Court

Few cases make it to Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court is the pinnacle of a state court system that in any given year handles some 1.6 million cases filed in the state's 92 counties, including roughly 180,000 cases in Lake County and 38,000 in Porter County.

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IUN Fall Preview Night scheduled for Thursday

GARY | Indiana University Northwest will host Fall Preview Night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Savannah Center, 3400 Broadway. High school students, adult learners and other students of all ages and interests are invited to speak with faculty members, learn about campus groups and programs, t…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

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
MIS fifth graders learn about hygiene, puberty

MIS fifth graders learn about hygiene, puberty

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana University Northwest nursing students helped out Merrillville Intermediate School nurse Julie Brack on Oct. 9 by presenting the puberty and hygiene movie and talking to the fifth grade students.

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Drug charges net Gary man two-year prison sentence

CROWN POINT | A 65-year-old man was sentenced Friday to two years in prison after admitting to having hydrocodone pills without a prescription. 

October 17, 2014 9:39 pm
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