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Hammond mayor, VU football team rerouted by Chicago air stoppage

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. arrived at Chicago's Midway Airport at 7 a.m. Friday to find the airport in chaos.

September 26, 2014 2:45 pm Related

The curious case of Estrella's Bar

HAMMOND | It has been a tumultuous year for Estrella's Bar in Hammond. Questions about business and liquor licenses. Citations. Go-go dancers. A murder that remains unsolved.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Robert Cantrell wants to go to New Orleans for son's wedding

HAMMOND | Former North Township Trustee supervisor Robert Cantrell is seeking leave from home confinement to attend his son John Cantrell’s upcoming wedding in New Orleans.

September 09, 2014 8:15 pm
Judge: 183 years for Gary teen in murder of brothers

Judge: 183 years for Gary teen in murder of brothers

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez Friday sentenced 17-year-old Donnell D. Wilson to a total of 183 years in prison for murdering two brothers in Gary on March 17, 2013, a robbery while armed of another man, and conspiracy to commit criminal gang activity.

August 02, 2014 3:00 pm

Judge rejects bail reduction for C.P. man accused in sex crime case

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Judge Salvador Vasquez denied a motion Friday that would have allowed a bail reduction for a Crown Point man whose trial earlier this week on a class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor charge resulted in a hung jury.

February 28, 2014 3:30 pm
Family produces video, demands new accident investigation

Family produces video, demands new accident investigation

HAMMOND | The parents of 13-year-old Joshua Spencer cannot accept the official judgment that he was at fault in the Sept. 1 accident that took his life.

November 23, 2013 8:30 pm Video Photos


Shelby man convicted of molesting 12-year-old girl

CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court jury convicted a Shelby man Thursday of molesting a 12-year-old girl last year.

August 22, 2013 6:00 pm

Lake county cop charged after bar brawl

HAMMOND | The Lake County prosecutor's office charged a county police officer with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct.

September 21, 2012 9:26 pm

Attorney signals 2nd plea may be coming in E.C. bribery case

HAMMOND | A second guilty plea could be coming in a federal bribery case involving the former treasurer of East Chicago public schools.

May 03, 2012 7:15 pm
Hammond man pleads not guilty in two Valparaiso-area slayings

Hammond man pleads not guilty in two Valparaiso-area slayings

VALPARAISO | Not guilty pleas were entered Wednesday morning on behalf of a 19-year-old Hammond man charged with last weekend's shooting deaths of two people.

April 11, 2012 11:30 am

More bad news for Hammond political family

CROWN POINT | Troubles mounted Tuesday for the family whose bid for prominence in Hammond politics fizzled with voters but still attracts law enforcement attention.

June 20, 2011 7:15 pm

C.P. man's arson trial scheduled

CROWN POINT | A 21-year-old man accused of intentionally setting buildings and a car ablaze while he was a probationary firefighter for Ross Township will go on trial the week of Aug. 22, Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray ordered.

April 16, 2011 12:00 am

Civil rights claim in Merrillville-based gang leader's death dropped

HAMMOND | A federal judge threw out part of a lawsuit Monday regarding a Merrillville-based gang leader killed in 2007 by a federal agent.

March 28, 2011 5:45 pm
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