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Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office will spend the coming weeks determining whether a Gary man should face the death penalty over allegations he ambushed Gary patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield earlier this month.

July 28, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Jail overtime punishes Lake budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County jail staff is working overtime.

July 27, 2014 11:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

God might give us only what we can handle, but that doesn't mean the Lake County justice system should up the ante.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Michigan City day care owner charged with manslaughter in boy's death

MICHIGAN CITY | Charges were filed Friday against the owner of a Michigan City day care center for the hanging death of a 5-year old boy.

July 25, 2014 5:28 pm
Hammond man charged in Lansing homicide

Hammond man charged in Lansing homicide

LANSING | Police said Friday they are holding a Hammond man charged with a robbery and murder last May outside a local service station.

July 25, 2014 5:11 pm

Man convicted in killing jailed for going to Cubs game

LAPORTE | A man convicted of killing a teenager during a July Fourth party last year in Long Beach is going back to jail for attending a Chicago Cubs game.

July 25, 2014 2:58 pm

Gary man charged with drunken driving in Thursday crash

PORTAGE | A Gary man was charged with driving drunk and causing serious bodily injury after a Thursday crash that sent another Gary man to a Chicago-area hospital.

July 25, 2014 10:15 am
Man charged with Gary officer's death had a history of violence

Man charged with Gary officer's death had a history of violence

CROWN POINT | The man charged with killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield has a history of violence and caught his victim off guard, the Lake County sheriff said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 2:00 pm Video Photos

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Chesterton man arrested after causing early morning crash

PORTAGE | A Chesterton man was arrested early Thursday morning after police said he was driving drunk and caused a crash.

July 24, 2014 9:25 am

Porter County crime briefs

Dirt bike stolen from shed in Portage

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Highland reviews pit bull attack under dangerous dogs ordinance

HIGHLAND | The owner of two pit bulls will learn their fate under a dangerous-dog ordinance hearing before the town's police commission Thursday.

July 22, 2014 2:25 pm

Man charged in Portage police chase

PORTAGE | Authorities on Tuesday approved charges against the man who led Portage police on a chase Monday afternoon before he was arrested in his driveway.

July 22, 2014 12:44 pm

Porter County crime briefs

Police: Man arrested after stealing from friend

July 21, 2014 6:00 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

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

Charges filed in 13-year-old Valpo rape case

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso police officer's recommendation to pursue a 13-year-old rape case and a victim's determination to see it through, has led to charges against a man currently serving time in a Missouri prison.

July 18, 2014 5:45 pm

Return borrowed vehicles, commissioners tell sheriff

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners still want back vehicles the sheriff borrowed and hasn't returned.

July 17, 2014 7:30 pm
Three found passed out at gas station, arrested on drug charges

Three found passed out at gas station, arrested on drug charges

PORTAGE | Three LaPorte County residents were arrested early Thursday morning on multiple drug-related charges after they were found passed out in a car at a gas station.

July 17, 2014 9:28 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: IU study a reminder of corruption's cost

The revolving door between Northwest Indiana local government offices and the Hammond federal courthouse often makes our region the butt of public corruption jokes locally and abroad.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
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