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1 student shot, another in custody at N.C. school

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina High School on Tuesday morning just minutes before classes began, authorities said.

11 hours ago

Gary home invasion suspect identified from photo lineup

GARY | A 21-year-old man faces criminal charges from a home invasion in Gary.

22 hours ago
Charges filed in weekend homicide at birthday party

Charges filed in weekend homicide at birthday party

HAMMOND | A 38-year-old man was charged Monday in the shooting death of a Hammond man who was celebrating his birthday, according to court records. 

September 29, 2014 6:03 pm

Man found dead in Gary alley had changed his life after prison, father says

GARY | A man found shot to death Monday in Gary's Brunswick neighborhood had been working to build his business and be a father to his two sons since his release from prison early last year, his father said.

September 23, 2014 8:15 pm

Alleged gang members in racketeering indictment had criminal history in Lake County

HAMMOND | A search through Lake County Criminal Court records would not reveal that a 61-year-old woman was part of a violent street gang named in a recent federal racketeering indictment. 

September 20, 2014 11:15 pm Related
Man sentenced to four-year prison term in fatal shooting

Man sentenced to four-year prison term in fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 25-year-old man was sentenced Friday to four years in prison after admitting to shooting another man in 2010, according to court records. 

September 19, 2014 5:57 pm

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

September 19, 2014 7:28 am
Trucker sentenced in beating of off-duty M'ville cop

Trucker sentenced in beating of off-duty M'ville cop

CROWN POINT | An Oregon truck driver was sentenced Thursday to 20 months in prison after a Lake County jury found him guilty in the battery of an off-duty Merrillville officer. 

September 18, 2014 6:34 pm
Death penalty sought against Blount

Death penalty sought against Blount

CROWN POINT | The man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield closed his eyes Wednesday as a judge read information about the state's intent to seek the death penalty against him.

September 17, 2014 11:30 am
Hammond man pleads guilty in shooting death of 10-year-old son

Hammond man pleads guilty in shooting death of 10-year-old son

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man admitted Tuesday to fatally shooting his 10-year-old son in 2011 before attempting to take his own life, according to court records. 

September 16, 2014 2:35 pm
Slain officer remembered for leadership

Slain officer remembered for leadership

MERRILLVILLE | On a gloomy Monday, hundreds of law enforcement officials, family members and friends gathered in Merrillville and Lowell to pay respects for slain Merrillville Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz.

September 15, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Traffic slowdowns expected during funeral of slain officer

Traffic slowdowns expected during funeral of slain officer

MERRILLVILLE | Authorities are expecting significant traffic slowdowns Monday as hundreds of officers pour into Lake County to mourn slain Merrillville Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz. 

September 13, 2014 9:30 pm
Task force releases details in fatal shooting of M'ville officer

Task force releases details in fatal shooting of M'ville officer

MERRILLVILLE | When Merrillville officers forced entry into a condo Sept. 5, officials say the disgruntled evicted resident was armed with a handgun in a dark hallway waiting for a confrontation with police.  

September 12, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Judge: Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appe…

September 12, 2014 11:08 am

19-year-old fatally shot inside his home in Gary

GARY | A 19-year-old Gary man was shot and killed Wednesday night at his home in Gary's Midtown neighborhood, authorities said.

September 11, 2014 5:03 pm

Charges dropped against second man in E.C. shooting

CROWN POINT | Charges were dismissed against a second man who had been charged in the shooting death of an East Chicago man. 

September 10, 2014 7:07 pm

Lake Station man given five years probation in shooting

CROWN POINT | A Lake Station man who was accused of shooting at a woman Jan. 25 was sentenced Wednesday to five years probation, according to court records. 

September 03, 2014 6:45 pm

St. John police investigating shooting that wounded man

ST. JOHN | Police are investigating a domestic dispute that reportedly left a man hospitalized with severe wounds Wednesday morning at a home in St. John.

August 27, 2014 6:54 pm
Arizona man sentenced to 14 years in prison after admitting to shooting man in the head

Arizona man sentenced to 14 years in prison after admitting to shooting man in the head

CROWN POINT | Despite a man's plea for forgiveness, he was sentenced to 14 years in prison after admitting to shooting a man three times in the head, according to court documents. 

August 27, 2014 5:58 pm Photos

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Murder charge dismissed in slaying at E.C. gas station

CROWN POINT | A murder charge was dismissed Tuesday against an East Chicago man who was accused of fatally shooting another man in November 2013. 

August 27, 2014 5:55 pm
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