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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. 

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Coroner still asks help ID'ing victim of homicide in Gary

The Lake County coroner's office again issued a plea for the public's help Thursday in identifying a man found dead in Gary last month.

September 18, 2014 5:07 pm
River Oaks shooting suspect held on $1 million bond

River Oaks shooting suspect held on $1 million bond

MARKHAM | An 18-year-old Sauk Village man was ordered held on $1 million bond in connection with a fatal shooting at River Oaks Center on Saturday.

September 18, 2014 2:39 pm Photos

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Four teens charged in killing at River Oaks Mall

CALUMET CITY | Authorities have charged an 18-year-old and two 17-year-olds with murder and attempted robbery in the Saturday killing of a South Holland teen at the River Oaks Center, police said.

September 17, 2014 3:45 pm

Man shot in back after fighting with group at Cal City mall, police say

CALUMET CITY | An 18-year-old who walked away after a fight Saturday outside the River Oaks Shopping Center was later shot by members of the opposing group in a mall walkway, police said.

September 15, 2014 5:30 pm

2 found shot to death in vehicle in Gary

GARY | Two people were found shot to death early Sunday in a vehicle in downtown Gary, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 9:45 pm

South Holland man shot to death in Sauk Village

SAUK VILLAGE | A 20-year-old man was gunned down Saturday in a Sauk Village, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 8:45 pm

South Holland man fatally shot at River Oaks Shopping Center

CALUMET CITY | An 18-year-old man died Saturday after being shot in the back at the River Oaks Shopping Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

September 14, 2014 8:45 pm

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
Hammond bar demolished after suspected arson fires

Hammond bar demolished after suspected arson fires

HAMMOND | City officials demolished a bar Wednesday that served as the scene of the city's most recent homicide after two suspected arson fires there in less than 24 hours.

September 10, 2014 7:53 pm Photos

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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
Hammond man charged in retired Chicago cop's murder

Hammond man charged in retired Chicago cop's murder

CHICAGO | A Hammond teen was charged with murder and armed home invasion Thursday in the shooting death of a retired Chicago detective.

September 05, 2014 10:22 am

Man found guilty in beating death of 60-year-old woman

CROWN POINT | For three days in December 2012, Dorothy J. Griffin slowly died at a local hospital as her brain swelled from injuries suffered in a beating inside her Gary apartment.

September 04, 2014 8:15 pm

Man facing retrial in neighbor slaying rejects plea deal

CROWN POINT | A 20-year-old man charged in the beating death of his neighbor is scheduled to stand trial this week. 

September 02, 2014 5:45 pm

Authorities investigating what led to fatal shooting of E.C. man

EAST CHICAGO | A Whiting man is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of an East Chicago man early Sunday, police said.

August 24, 2014 8:00 pm
Gary man shot, killed while driving in Glen Park

Gary man shot, killed while driving in Glen Park

GARY | A Gary man was killed Tuesday night when someone shot him multiple times as he drove in the Glen Park neighborhood and his car hit a tree, officials said.

August 19, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Gary man shot, killed while driving in Glen Park

Gary man shot, killed while driving in Glen Park

Gary and Lake County investigators remove a man's body Tuesday night from a crime scene in the 4800 block of Georgia Street in Gary's Glen Park neighborhood.

August 19, 2014 9:59 pm
Gary man shot, killed while driving in Glen Park

Gary man shot, killed while driving in Glen Park

Lake County investigators work late Tuesday at a homicide scene in Gary's Glen Park neighborhood. The man was shot while he was in a car at Georgia and 49th Avenue, and he crashed into a tree about a block north of the intersection, police said.

August 19, 2014 9:58 pm
Gary man shot, killed while driving in Glen Park

Gary man shot, killed while driving in Glen Park

Authorities investigate in the 4800 block of Georgia Street in Gary late Tuesday after a man who was fatally shot while driving crashed into a tree there.

August 19, 2014 9:58 pm
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