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INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the 2011 murder conviction of a former Gary man for the 1992 killing of a woman in Gary's Black Oak neighborhood.
EAST CHICAGO | A police pursuit of a stolen vehicle in East Chicago late Tuesday ended with a suspect crashing into a squad car and shots being fired by police at fleeing suspects.
WINFIELD | A single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning into a Kankakee Valley REMC electrical pole at Randolph Street and 121st Avenue cut power to some customers in that area, including Jerry Ross Elementary School.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County Highway Department worker was struck by a Highway Department truck Wednesday morning in Crown Point, sending the employee to the hospital.
A single-engine aircraft made an emergency landing Tuesday morning in a soybean field at 245th Avenue and Whitcomb Street south of Lowell.
LAKE COUNTY | A 4-year-old Lowell boy died late Friday night after a head-on collision involving three vehicles near Lowell that sent eight people to the hospital, officials said.
PORTAGE | Portage police spent much of Thursday searching for a suspected burglar who allegedly kicked open the door of a home Thursday morning and stole two handguns and a laptop computer.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | No one was injured when part of a strip mall collapsed during a storm Sunday night.
MERRILLVILLE | Fraternal Order of Police Anton Lodge 125 will hold a Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle today for Officer Jim Oppolo Jr., a 12-year veteran of the Lake County Sheriff's Department.
Lake County Sheriff's Department officers, along with local community members, came together recently to support the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids and St. Baldrick's foundations.
CROWN POINT | A Lakes of the Four Seasons man maintained his innocence Wednesday in the face of more serious charges now pending against him in a hit-and-run that killed a Lake County corrections officer and injured three colleagues.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office charged a Lakes of the Four Seasons man Tuesday with four more felony counts, including reckless homicide of a corrections officer laid to rest Monday.
SCHERERVILLE | A garage fire in the 10300 block of West 85th Avenue Tuesday night has been ruled arson, officials said.
The nwi.com daily news update for November 9, 2011.
WINFIELD | A man suggesting he had a weapon robbed the Fagen Pharmacy on Wednesday morning before fleeing the area in a tan pickup truck, police said.
I'm sure this comes as no surprise, but the investigation into the illicit sale of guns by several members of the Lake County Sheriff's Department is expanding.
HAMMOND | Two of three indicted Lake County sheriff's officers changed their pleas to guilty Tuesday in Hammond federal court, acknowledging they could face maximum sentences ranging from 11 to 33 years in prison.
With a pair of indictments handed out Thursday by the U.S attorney in Hammond, the federal government has dealt what could be a devastating one-two punch to the Democratic power structure in Lake County.
CROWN POINT | Lake County political and law enforcement circles immediately registered shock and regret after the indictment Thursday of Coroner Thomas Philpot and three county police officers on public corruption charges.
SCHERERVILLE | By state law, all Indiana counties must consolidate their 911 emergency response systems by Dec. 31, 2014. But Lake County's 911 system might be on life support long before that date.
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