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Gary Police Officer Slain

Gary Police Officer Slain

Authorities have three suspects in custody after the fatal shooting of a Gary police officer early Sunday.The Lake County coroner's office identified the slain officer as 47-year-old Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield.

July 06, 2014 7:15 pm
OFFBEAT: Reader asks about Lana Turner Hammond connection

OFFBEAT: Reader asks about Lana Turner Hammond connection

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am
Sergio Perez brought home

Sergio Perez brought home

The hearse carrying the body of Sergio Perez passes by the Schererville Town Hall on Wednesday in a procession from the Gary/Chicago International Airport to Burns Funeral Home in Crown Point.

July 25, 2012 10:47 am
Sergio Perez brought home

Sergio Perez brought home

SCHERERVILLE | The hearse bearing the body of Sergio Perez passes by local residents in a procession from the Gary/Chicago Airport to Burns Funeral Home in Crown Point Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

July 25, 2012 10:41 am
VIDEO: Remembering Chloe

VIDEO: Remembering Chloe

Friends build an impromptu memorial for Chloe Burks, a 15-year-old freshman at Hanover Central, who died along the tracks when she was struck by a Norfolk Southern train.

May 24, 2012 10:08 pm
Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Neighbors and students from Lake Central schools created a memorial to fallen Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk outside his parents' home in Dyer.

April 18, 2012 7:15 pm
Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Rachel Nowaczyk shows a picture of her daughter Kiley holding her "Daddy Doll" that has a photo of David Nowaczyk on it.

April 18, 2012 7:15 pm
Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

The family of Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk talks Wednesday about the fallen soldier at his parents' Dyer home. Included are his mother, Patti Nowaczyk, from left, grandmother Delilah Weddington, 5-year-old niece Abby Smart, sister Megan Smart and his wife, Rachel Nowaczyk.

April 18, 2012 7:15 pm
Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Army Staff Sgt. David Nowaczyk sits with wife Rachel, daughter Kiley and son Conner Reese in this family portrait.

April 18, 2012 7:15 pm
Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

Family remembers Dyer soldier as giving, fun

David Nowaczyk's wife, Rachel, right, sister Megan Smart and niece Abby Smart, 5, reflect on his life Wednesday at his parents' Dyer home. "He's been my protector since Day One," Smart said.

April 18, 2012 7:10 pm
VIDEO: Candelight vigil for Jason DeGroot

VIDEO: Candelight vigil for Jason DeGroot

Neighbors and friends gathered at Jason DeGroot's house in Hammond to remember the 10-year-old killed this week.

November 18, 2011 8:28 pm
Boyce family concerned about parole

Boyce family concerned about parole

Kouts Town Marshal James H. Boyce, his sister Renee Boyce and mother Blanche Boyce are concerned about the possible parole of the man who killed their father and husband, Gary police Officer James R. Boyce Jr., during a 1974 armed robbery.

November 04, 2011 12:05 pm
Renee Ohrn remembered

Renee Ohrn remembered

Charles and Jacquelyn Gilkey, from right, and their son Glenn Gilkey, of Atlanta, remember neighbor Renee Ohrn, who was killed in a fire in Bloomington. The 19-year-old Gary woman was a freshman at Indiana University.

October 03, 2011 5:20 pm
Renee Ohrn remembered

Renee Ohrn remembered

Neighbor Brandon McCowen was a close friend of Renee Ohrn, growing up with her in Gary's Miller Beach neighborhood. Ohrn was killed Saturday in an apartment fire in Bloomington, where she was a freshman at Indiana University.

October 03, 2011 5:20 pm
Renee Ohrn remembered

Renee Ohrn remembered

The marquee in front of Andrean High School displays a message Monday for Renee Ohrn. The 2011 graduate was killed early Saturday after an off-campus apartment fire near Indiana University in Bloomington. She was a freshman at IU.

October 03, 2011 5:20 pm
Renee Ohrn remembered

Renee Ohrn remembered

Charles and Jacquelyn Gilkey, from right, and their son Glenn Gilkey, of Atlanta, remember neighbor Renee Ohrn, who was killed in a fire in Bloomington. The 19-year-old Gary woman was a freshman at Indiana University.

October 03, 2011 5:20 pm
Portage woman killed inside business; estranged husband in custody

Portage woman killed inside business; estranged husband in custody

A doorway window is covered with duct tape after a woman was shot and killed at Mystic Moons Herbal Shoppe in Portage.

April 25, 2011 1:20 pm
Portage woman killed inside business; estranged husband in custody

Portage woman killed inside business; estranged husband in custody

A woman was shot and killed at Mystic Moons Herbal Shoppe in Portage on Sunday night.

April 25, 2011 1:20 pm
Majewskis want justice

Majewskis want justice

John and Dianna Majewski are working to get justice for their deceased loved ones, the Workman family.

March 07, 2011 9:49 pm
Seeking justice for the Workman family

Seeking justice for the Workman family

John and Dianna Majewski are the parents of Joanna Workman. She, along with her husband Brian and their three children, Ashley, Tyler and Ryan, were killed in a fiery crash on southbound Interstate 65 at U.S. 231 in 2009. The Majewskis are working to get justice for the deceased family, but …

February 02, 2011 6:45 pm
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