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Chesterton police seek man who ran from arrest

CHESTERTON | Police requested a warrant for a man who ran from officers Friday night after being stopped for not having his headlights on.

September 03, 2014 8:57 am
Man leads police on slow chase on U.S. 6

Man leads police on slow chase on U.S. 6

PORTAGE | An Illinois man was arrested on several charges Thursday evening after leading police on a slow chase along U.S. 6.

August 29, 2014 11:36 am
EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to arrive today in Ferguson, Mo., to add further federal pressure to address the violence and racial tensions following the police shooting Aug. 9 of Michael Brown. It is a tense situation that must be defused.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Militarization of police departments is alarming

GUEST COMMENTARY: Militarization of police departments is alarming

Events in Ferguson, Mo., have tragically but necessarily touched off much needed debates about racial injustice, police tactics and the increasing militarization of local police departments.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

State police to conduct checkpoint in Porter County on Friday

Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Porter County Friday night.

August 19, 2014 9:41 am

Munster police receive armored vehicle for SWAT efforts

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department has its own armored personnel carrier, free of charge, to bolster a joint SWAT effort with a neighboring department.

August 14, 2014 3:06 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Living in a world filled with bullies

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Living in a world filled with bullies

Last time I wrote about how much of the violence and bullying we see in the world can be directly attributed to the school environment. I also wrote just a little on the prevalence of violence among and from the law enforcement officers responsible for keeping the peace and keeping our commu…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo police increasing dui patrols

VALPARAISO | Law enforcement agencies across Indiana are participating in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign now through Labor Day.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

Nine chiefs of police in eight years. It's not exactly a mark of stability.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

State trooper nabs robbery suspects in Gary

An Indiana State Trooper apprehended two robbery suspects in Gary Friday morning after spotting a vehicle reported to have been involved in an armed robbery.

July 19, 2014 3:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Don't jeopardize officers by spreading them thin

Gary police Chief Wade Ingram said it himself in the wake of patrol Officer Jeffrey Westerfield's death earlier this month.

July 18, 2014 12:00 am
Hundreds honor slain Gary officer

Hundreds honor slain Gary officer

Law enforcement and fire officials from across the Midwest gathered to remember Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield who was killed in the line of duty.

July 14, 2014 10:04 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Work at all levels to fight drug problem

GUEST COMMENTARY: Work at all levels to fight drug problem

Hoosiers have the right to live in peace. Yet, too many of our friends and neighbors are living in fear.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
Legislature in no rush to take on gun violence

Legislature in no rush to take on gun violence

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers hoping for fast action by state lawmakers addressing the gun violence responsible for the recent shooting deaths of Gary and Indianapolis police officers probably shouldn't hold their breath.

July 08, 2014 7:00 pm
Witness cooperation in violent crimes a tough sell

Witness cooperation in violent crimes a tough sell

CROWN POINT | Exactly a month after two people were charged in a Portage homicide in 2012, a key witness in the case was shot to death in her Gary beauty shop. 

July 05, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Gary working on plans to stem violence, mayor says

GARY | A spike in gun violence in the past week has left Gary residents unsettled and city officials concerned.

July 03, 2014 7:40 pm

Westville man makes Top 10 Most Wanted list

MICHIGAN CITY | A man on the run for nearly a month since a large amount of homemade dynamite allegedly was found in his residence near Westville is climbing the ladder of most sought after fugitives.

July 01, 2014 5:20 pm

Police: Woman carjacks SUV with teen inside

Indiana State Police reported a woman was arrested in Porter County early Saturday for stealing a car on Interstate 80 in Illinois with a 13-year-old passenger in the front seat.

June 28, 2014 10:30 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Collaboration can improve public safety

GUEST COMMENTARY: Collaboration can improve public safety

Serious crimes do not respect geographic boundaries. The same is true for offenders and, sadly, their victims.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County crime briefs

Family reports dog stolen from Pine Township home

June 19, 2014 6:15 pm
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