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FOP Critical Incident Memorial Team takes care of its own

FOP Critical Incident Memorial Team takes care of its own

CROWN POINT | The Indiana Fraternal Order of Police Critical Incident Memorial Team has a saying after parting ways following a funeral for a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty.

September 27, 2014 9:15 pm

Gary man killed in Cline Avenue crash

LAKE COUNTY | A Gary man was killed early Wednesday in a crash on Cline Avenue in the construction zone near Gary Avenue, officials said.

September 24, 2014 7:09 pm

Lowell-area man charged in battery investigation, police say

EAGLE CREEK TOWNSHIP | A Lowell-area man faces charges alleging he beat a woman who was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 9:30 pm

Police: Boy out fishing finds body in Calumet Twp. pond

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Authorities are investigating after a Gary man's body was found Sunday in a pond in Calumet Township, police said.

August 31, 2014 10:45 pm

Three arrested in drug raid near Schererville, police say

SCHERERVILLE | Three people were arrested and police seized a small amount of heroin, $1,420 and a Volvo in a raid Tuesday at a home just south of the Cedar Point apartment complex, officials said.

August 05, 2014 6:56 pm
Police: Driver pulled out in front of motorcyclist killed in crash

Police: Driver pulled out in front of motorcyclist killed in crash

The crash that killed Gary tattoo artist Diamond Cody Cooper remained under investigation Thursday, but police said it's clear the driver of a Jeep Patriot pulled out in front of Cooper's motorcycle.

July 31, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Lowell man killed in motorcycle crash

LOWELL | A 61-year-old Lowell man was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident there Sunday night.

June 23, 2014 9:58 am

K-9 bit man who led police on chase, rammed squad, police say

WHITING | A man was arrested Tuesday after leading police on a high-speed chase, crashing into a parked vehicle and ramming a police car, authorities said.

May 21, 2014 7:20 pm
Police pursuit ends in multi-vehicle crash at U.S. 30 and Broadway

Police pursuit ends in multi-vehicle crash at U.S. 30 and Broadway

MERRILLVILLE | A Hammond man was arrested for felony resisting arrest and a warrant for failure to appear in court following a police pursuit Friday, authorities said. 

May 16, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Lake Co. marine unit boat gets eco-friendly upgrade

Lake Co. marine unit boat gets eco-friendly upgrade

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Sheriff's Department's Marine Unit is now operating its boat with 96 percent fewer emissions thanks to local and state grant funds.

May 02, 2014 2:00 pm
Truckers pull Gary officer from squad after fiery crash

Truckers pull Gary officer from squad after fiery crash

GARY | A Gary police officer suffered injuries to his leg after his squad car was involved in a fiery crash on the Burr Street overpass over the Borman Expressway Thursday night.

April 25, 2014 10:55 am Photos

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Cops: Gary man steals ambulance, drives through Lake County to Chicago

Cops: Gary man steals ambulance, drives through Lake County to Chicago

A man stole a Prompt ambulance Tuesday, triggering a police chase through much of northern Lake County into south Chicago, police said.

March 18, 2014 9:00 pm

Winfield creates office of town marshal

WINFIELD | For the first time since its 1993 incorporation, Winfield will have its own law enforcement official.

February 25, 2014 10:00 pm

Lake County commissioners pay vendors, consultants

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners on Tuesday awarded $2.6 million in consultant contracts and supplies.

February 19, 2014 8:30 pm
Pothole nightmare continues on Cline Avenue

Pothole nightmare continues on Cline Avenue

A reopened Cline Avenue continued to pose hazards for motorists Monday, with one pothole-laden ramp putting seven vehicles out of commission.

January 13, 2014 9:41 am Photos

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Traffic stop ends in crystal meth bust

Traffic stop ends in crystal meth bust

LOWELL | A traffic stop Thursday afternoon on Interstate 65 near Lowell resulted in the discovery of 3.5 pounds of crystal meth and the arrest of two Illinois men.

November 21, 2013 5:40 pm Photos

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Woman injured in two-vehicle crash near St. John

A 20-year-old Valparaiso woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night in unincorporated Lake County near St. John, police said.

November 13, 2013 5:00 pm
Police looking for person of interest in Lowell-area double homicide

Police looking for person of interest in Lowell-area double homicide

LOWELL | Two bodies found in a Lowell-area home had been decomposing for several days before they were discovered by police Friday, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said Saturday.

October 19, 2013 8:26 pm Photos

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Cops: Drunken driver hit Gary squad

GARY | A 70-year-old Gary man was drunk when he crashed his car into a Gary squad car late Tuesday, officials said.

October 16, 2013 7:25 pm
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