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Police: Gary man confesses to homicides; four female victims found

Police: Gary man confesses to homicides; four female victims found

HAMMOND | The discovery of a woman’s body Friday in a Hammond motel led police to a Gary man who allegedly confessed to killing three other women, officials said.

October 19, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Hammond man beat neighbor to death with bat, police say

CROWN POINT | As Hammond officers were investigating the beating death of Robert K. Swafford Wednesday, a neighbor across the street was burning his bloody clothing.

October 16, 2014 6:50 pm Related

Man found shot to death in Gary

GARY | Gary police are investigating the apparent shooting death of a man found lying on the ground Friday morning.

September 12, 2014 5:14 pm

Coroner: Gary woman, 22, city's latest homicide victim

GARY | Gary and Lake County authorities are investigating the apparent homicide of a Gary woman early Saturday in her home in the 500 block of Buchanan Street.

July 05, 2014 8:25 pm

Lansing man dies of injuries suffered in traffic accident

LANSING | A Lansing man was killed in a traffic accident Friday night.

March 29, 2014 7:47 pm

35-year-old man Gary man dies from gunshot wounds

GARY | Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a Gary man in the 400 block of Marshall Street early Saturday.

March 01, 2014 7:15 pm

Accident kills contractor at ArcelorMittal in East Chicago

A Valparaiso man who was working as a contractor at the ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor West steel mill in East Chicago was killed in an accident Wednesday morning. Two other contractors were injured.

November 13, 2013 4:00 pm

Autopsies give no clue to cause of Wednesday's crash in Portage

PORTAGE | Autopsy results on a Portage man aren't giving investigators any clues as to why he fled police and crashed his vehicle into another car.

October 31, 2013 2:40 pm

Hobart teenager charged in homicide

HOBART | A Hobart teen has been charged in connection with the stabbing death of a man during a fight outside a gas station, police said.

October 21, 2013 7:15 pm
Hobart police recover ID card found near body

Hobart police recover ID card found near body

HOBART | An identification card recovered by police may have belonged to the individual whose remains were found Friday night in a wooded area behind a strip mall.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am
Bones believed to belong to homeless person

Bones believed to belong to homeless person

HOBART | Hobart police recovered more human bones Saturday during a second, daytime search of a wooded area behind a strip mall where homeless people often camp out.

September 21, 2013 11:44 am Photos

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Valpo woman's death due to pre-existing condition

HOBART | The Valparaiso woman whose car plunged into Lake George likely died from complications of a pre-existing medical condition, officials said Thursday.

September 12, 2013 7:30 pm

Gary shootout leaves 2 dead, several wounded

GARY | A dispute over money at a Miller bar might have led to a neighborhood shooting that left two Gary men dead and four wounded, police said.

September 07, 2013 6:11 pm Related

Man found along I-94 had been struck by vehicle

PORTAGE | The man whose body was found along Interstate 94 by mowing crews Tuesday afternoon had been struck by a vehicle.

August 07, 2013 7:06 pm

David Pastrick to leave coroner's office

CROWN POINT | David Pastrick will be leaving as second in command at the Lake County coroner's office later this summer.

July 25, 2013 4:25 pm
Two men dead after their car hits two trees during police pursuit in Gary

Two men dead after their car hits two trees during police pursuit in Gary

GARY | Two suspects in a Glen Park burglary died Wednesday morning after the car they were in left the road and crashed into two trees during a police pursuit, authorities said.

January 30, 2013 7:25 pm Photos

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Lake County coroner hopes to return property to death victims' families

Lake County coroner hopes to return property to death victims' families

CROWN POINT | The Lake County coroner's office is holding jewelry, a calling card, a pair of glasses and even a packet of suspected marijuana that belonged to nearly 100 deceased people.

October 23, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Glenwood motorist who hit barrier dies of crash injuries

EAST CHICAGO | A man left in critical condition after a car wreck on Friday died Sunday night at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, officials said.

December 19, 2011 5:00 pm
Firefighter calls rescue of little boys from Lake Station blaze a miracle

Firefighter calls rescue of little boys from Lake Station blaze a miracle

LAKE STATION | The recovery of two little boys from a weekend house fire that killed their mother is nothing short of a miracle, a veteran firefighter said Monday.

December 12, 2011 5:30 pm Photos

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