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Man recently released from community corrections shot and killed in Gary

GARY | A 37-year-old man released from Lake County Community Corrections last month after serving time for dealing cocaine was shot and killed in Gary late Monday night.

August 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Man sentenced to prison after Indiana Supreme Court tosses murder confession

Man sentenced to prison after Indiana Supreme Court tosses murder confession

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison months after the Indiana Supreme Court tossed out his alleged murder confession. 

August 14, 2014 5:30 pm
Gary man acquitted of murder charge

Gary man acquitted of murder charge

CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury acquitted a Gary man Wednesday in the November slaying of another city man in the 4400 block of Virginia Street.

August 13, 2014 7:15 pm
Shooting witness testifies at Gary murder trial

Shooting witness testifies at Gary murder trial

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecuting attorneys allege a 27-year-old man fatally shot Eugene Jackson Jr. because of Jackson's romantic relationship with a woman. 

August 12, 2014 6:39 pm
Jury selected in 'speedy trial' for murder in Gary

Jury selected in 'speedy trial' for murder in Gary

CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury was selected Monday for the trial of Robert L. Crawford who is accused of gunning down another man in Gary last year. 

August 11, 2014 7:45 pm

Three shot when gunfire erupts outside M'ville club

MERRILLVILLE | Three people were shot early Monday when gunfire broke out in a crowd of hundreds outside of a Merrillville dance club, police said.

August 11, 2014 8:35 am

Prosecutors seek anonymous jury for gang member's trial

HAMMOND | Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to keep the identities of jury members secret for the trial of a high-ranking leader of the Imperial Gangsters street gang. 

August 08, 2014 7:59 pm
Gary man accused in killing says he's ready for trial

Gary man accused in killing says he's ready for trial

CROWN POINT | A 27-year-old man facing a murder charge is scheduled to go to trial Monday after insisting on having a speedy trial despite his attorney's hesitation. 

August 07, 2014 8:24 pm
Man sentenced to 35 years in prison in Hammond park shooting

Man sentenced to 35 years in prison in Hammond park shooting

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man who was on probation on a reckless homicide charge was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison in a separate shooting at a Hammond park. 

August 06, 2014 7:00 pm
Police have new weapon against shooters

Police have new weapon against shooters

EAST CHICAGO | The sound of gunfire crackled from a computer on the desk of East Chicago Deputy Police Chief John Verbich.

August 04, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Peace march to shed light on East Chicago killings

EAST CHICAGO | Gun violence in the city continues to claim lives and, at 6 p.m. tonight, a Peace Walk to end that violence will bring together political and business leaders as well as families of victims.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am
Family of shooting victim wants others charged

Family of shooting victim wants others charged

GRIFFITH | Brett Roe is expected to watch the man convicted of killing his son sentenced this week in Lake County Criminal Court. 

July 26, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Man sentenced to prison for role in fatal shooting

Man sentenced to prison for role in fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 20-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to eight years and six months in prison for his role in a shooting that led to a man's death. 

July 23, 2014 5:45 pm

Investigation into Gary officer homicide continues

CROWN POINT | More than two weeks after the shooting death of a Gary police officer, criminal charges have yet to be filed in the case.

July 22, 2014 6:37 pm
Man charged in weekend East Chicago fatal shooting

Man charged in weekend East Chicago fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 44-year-old man says he shot a man in East Chicago over the weekend in self-defense, court records show.

July 22, 2014 6:07 pm

Murder suspect's court hearing ends in argument between families

CROWN POINT | A tense hearing for Victor Marquez, who is accused of killing his wife, ended in an argument between families outside the courtroom. 

July 21, 2014 8:15 pm

Gary man pleads guilty after Indiana Supreme Court tosses confession

CROWN POINT | A Gary man pleaded guilty to reckless homicide two months after the Indiana Supreme Court tossed out his alleged murder confession, according to court records. 

July 16, 2014 7:26 pm Related
Police return to site of fatal officer shooting for memorial

Police return to site of fatal officer shooting for memorial

GARY | A group of police officers watched Wednesday as two men placed a large, white cross in a vacant lot not far from the city's downtown. The memorial was installed in honor of slain Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield. 

July 16, 2014 7:20 pm Video Photos

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Crowds gather to pay tribute to slain Gary officer

Crowds gather to pay tribute to slain Gary officer

GARY | Slain Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was remembered Monday as an officer with a sense of humor who could defuse tense situations while on patrol.

July 14, 2014 8:45 pm Video Photos

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Police: Woman fired at man while her children were nearby

CROWN POINT | A Hammond woman is accused of shooting at the father of her daughter while her children were nearby, police said.

July 11, 2014 7:15 pm
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