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Some E.C. Councilmen question Region STOP Team use

EAST CHICAGO | Some members of the East Chicago City Council said they had questions about the use of the Region STOP Team, so they asked Police Chief Mark Becker to join them at a meeting.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
Police return to site of fatal officer shooting for memorial

Police return to site of fatal officer shooting for memorial

GARY | A group of police officers watched Wednesday as two men placed a large, white cross in a vacant lot not far from the city's downtown. The memorial was installed in honor of slain Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield. 

July 16, 2014 7:20 pm Video Photos



Crown Point kennel's license suspended after dog's death

CROWN POINT | A local kennel had its operating license suspended while the Lake County Sheriff's Department conducts an investigation into a dog's death after its stay.

April 12, 2014 9:30 pm
Sexual assault burgeoning in region

Sexual assault burgeoning in region

The volume of sex crimes in the region is forcing some local hospitals to expand their care programs and may have created the need for a separate treatment facility dedicated to those victims, many of whom increasingly are children.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos


Missouri man given 20 years for attack on Munster woman

CROWN POINT | A Missouri man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting to knocking a Munster woman to the ground and threatening to kill himself last year.

October 23, 2012 8:30 pm

Special prosecutor to examine Lake special assistant Raggs' case

CROWN POINT | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter wants a special prosecutor appointed to investigate an alleged weapons violation against a county official.

May 07, 2012 8:30 pm

Man charged with burglarizing building housing Gary police

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office is charging a 55-year-old Gary man with burglarizing a building that houses Gary police.

April 11, 2012 2:45 pm

Authorities: Man ran into Hobart home during chase by state trooper

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office charged a man with invading a Hobart family's home during the Memorial Day weekend.

June 01, 2011 7:50 pm
Sister: Gary boy died locked in a cage

Sister: Gary boy died locked in a cage

GARY | Seeing her brother locked up in a cage isn't what disturbed 15-year-old Christina Choate two years ago -- she was used to seeing him curled up in what used to be a dog cage.

May 09, 2011 10:30 pm Photos


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