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22-year-old man shot to death on E.C.'s south side

22-year-old man shot to death on E.C.'s south side

EAST CHICAGO | A 22-year-old man was fatally shot Wednesday in an alley behind homes along 151st Street in East Chicago, police and family members said.

July 23, 2014 7:32 pm Photos


Speed a factor in Hammond crash that killed Chicago man

HAMMOND | Excessive speed is believed to be to blame for a fatal wrong-way crash in Hammond that claimed the life of a Chicago man Saturday morning. 

July 21, 2014 5:33 pm

2 killed in separate shootings in Gary, E.C.

Separate shootings took the lives of two men in Gary and East Chicago late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

July 20, 2014 10:30 am

M'ville man dies of gunshot wound at Methodist Hospital

MERRILLVILLE | A man police found with a gunshot wound in a tidy neighborhood of Merrillville homes late Friday night later died at Methodist Hospital Southlake.

July 19, 2014 2:30 pm

Gary man killed after walking onto Borman, getting struck by several cars

GARY | A Gary man who was apparently attempting to cross the Borman Expressway (I-80/94) on foot at 11:28 p.m. Friday was killed when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle and then run over by several others.

July 19, 2014 1:45 pm
Mother: 2 boys who drowned were 'loving kids'

Mother: 2 boys who drowned were 'loving kids'

HOBART | Family and friends gathered Sunday outside the home of two young brothers who drowned in water that had collected on a property being excavated several blocks away.

June 15, 2014 9:32 pm Photos


EDITORIAL: Improve drug treatment, prevention efforts

Northwest Indiana, like everywhere else, needs to put more focus on drug abuse treatment, not just incarceration.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am
Philpot is out of prison, in re-entry program

Philpot is out of prison, in re-entry program

Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot leaves the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Hammond on Monday Aug. 20, 2012 after his federal trial began. Philpot recently transferred from a federal prison to the Chicago Residential Re-entry Management Program.

January 30, 2014 11:35 am

Woman who died in Sunday fire identified

GARY | The woman who died due to an early morning fire Sunday at a residence at 4077 Louisiana St., Gary, has been identified as Essie Hill, 71, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

November 04, 2013 7:45 am
Calumet City man charged in fatal shooting

Calumet City man charged in fatal shooting

CALUMET CITY | An 18-year-old Calumet City man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old acquaintance, police said.

October 12, 2013 11:21 pm

EDITORIAL: Mantra for Lake County: Just say no

The Lake County Council will hear many long-winded reasons for increasing spending for various departments, but the county's primary response should include just two letters: N-O.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing man dies from gunshot wounds

LANSING | A 26-year-old Lansing man died shortly after midnight today after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

August 24, 2013 10:30 am

Philpot again denied release on bond pending appeal

HAMMOND | Thomas Philpot again was denied a request Thursday to be released on bond pending the appeal of his sentence in a public corruption case.

August 01, 2013 7:00 pm

Lake County coroner announces new No. 2

CROWN POINT | Former Hobart police official Leo Finnerty will be the next chief deputy of the Lake County coroner's office.

July 31, 2013 5:30 pm

Police investigating triple homicide in Gary

GARY | Three men were shot to death and a fourth person was injured early Sunday in Gary's Aetna neighborhood, police said. 

June 23, 2013 10:45 pm

Officials asking for help ID'ing man found dead in Munster

MUNSTER | The Lake County coroner's office is asking for help identifying the man who was found dead Sunday in Munster.

April 02, 2013 7:00 pm

Sheriff says foul play unlikely in Schneider woman's death

CROWN POINT | Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Schneider woman at this time, according to a news release issued Thursday by the office of Lake County Sheriff John Buncich.

March 21, 2013 6:48 pm

Coroner: Seven of 11 bodies identified with public's help

CROWN POINT | Seven of 11 bodies have been identified since September with the public's help, according to an announcement Wednesday by Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey.

March 06, 2013 7:30 pm

Judge: No new trial for Philpot

HAMMOND | A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request for a new trial for former Lake County official Thomas Philpot while agreeing to dismiss two of the five counts against him.

February 20, 2013 8:09 am
Coroner's daughter charged in burglary at mother's house

Coroner's daughter charged in burglary at mother's house

CROWN POINT | The daughter of Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey was arrested Monday and accused of breaking into her mother's home, sheriff's police said.

February 18, 2013 7:15 pm
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