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Slayings reminiscent of serial killer Urdiales

Slayings reminiscent of serial killer Urdiales

The investigation surrounding Darren Vann and a trail of dead bodies in the region last week bears eerie similarities to a serial killer captured in Hammond in 1997.

October 25, 2014 7:00 pm
Residents look for answers at vigil for homicide victims

Residents look for answers at vigil for homicide victims

GARY | Seven candles marked with butterflies and seven heart-shaped balloons stood as a testament Wednesday night to Gary residents' hope for change.

October 22, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Coroner's office awaiting DNA results on ID of fifth homicide victim

Coroner's office awaiting DNA results on ID of fifth homicide victim

CROWN POINT | The Lake County coroner's office might be close to identifying a fifth woman in a string of seven homicides to which a Gary man allegedly has confessed, officials said.

October 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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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.

October 20, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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2 killed in separate shootings in Chicago Heights

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Two men were killed in separate shootings overnight Monday in Chicago Heights, police said.

August 20, 2014 7:30 pm

2 killed in separate shootings in Chicago Heights

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Two men were killed in separate shootings overnight Monday in Chicago Heights, police said.

August 20, 2014 7:30 pm

Gary working on plans to stem violence, mayor says

GARY | A spike in gun violence in the past week has left Gary residents unsettled and city officials concerned.

July 03, 2014 7:40 pm
Winter puts chill on crime, homicides

Winter puts chill on crime, homicides

Local law enforcement officials may have found one of the few pieces of good news from the seemingly never-ending snow and below-zero temperatures this this year.

February 08, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Gary man charged with Dec. 27 homicide

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office has charged a 20-year-old Gary man with a homicide last week that may stem from an argument last summer.

January 02, 2014 6:15 pm
Map: 2013 Gary homicides

Map: 2013 Gary homicides

This is a map showing the locations of all the Gary homicides in 2013. There were a total of 55 homicides compared to the 43 homicides in 2012.

January 02, 2014 11:20 am
The Daiy Fix

The Daiy Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
Cops pursue 'promising leads' in Gary homicides

Cops pursue 'promising leads' in Gary homicides

GARY | Gary police are following up on a number of leads in Monday's three homicides, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

December 03, 2013 6:35 pm Photos

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Sense of community stressed as crime deterrent

Sense of community stressed as crime deterrent

When Dan McDevitt was growing up in the heart of Gary's then-thriving downtown district, if he misbehaved, his parents knew about it before he hit the front steps.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Portage police look for help in solving past homicides

Portage police look for help in solving past homicides

PORTAGE | Police here are hoping something jogs the memory of the public to help solve three homicides dating back to August 2006.

October 16, 2013 12:40 pm Photos

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Multiagency team meets to assess Gary's police needs

The statewide, multiagency team formed to assess Gary's policing needs met for the first time Tuesday afternoon, but without anyone representing Gary.

August 13, 2013 4:16 pm

One dead, four wounded in East Chicago shootings

Two sets of shootings in East Chicago, one early Sunday morning and another late Saturday night, left one man dead and four others wounded.

August 04, 2013 9:00 pm
Police Chief speaks at Gary public safety meeting

Police Chief speaks at Gary public safety meeting

Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram spoke at the Public Safety Committee meeting regarding solutions for the string of homicides in the city.

July 31, 2013 10:57 pm
Residents implored to help take back Steel City

Residents implored to help take back Steel City

GARY | Brown lawns. No park swing sets. Rusted, dormant train cars. It's hard to fight for your city when it looks dead. 

July 31, 2013 9:00 pm Video

New gang culture blamed for uptick in local violent crime

The surge in gun violence in northern Lake County is the result of small, young, self-proclaimed gangs operating without structure, local officials said.

July 28, 2013 8:00 pm
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