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Gary police, firefighters rally for higher wages

Gary police, firefighters rally for higher wages

GARY | More than 60 city police officers and firefighters picketed Tuesday outside Gary City Hall to seek pay raises and better equipment.

September 16, 2014 10:15 pm Photos



Hebron to decide on new police chief by year's end

HEBRON | The town could begin accepting applications for the police chief's position in October but the job apparently belongs to Tony Frencl until the end of the year.

August 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Griffith chief attributes drop in crime to officers, changes in policing strategies

GRIFFITH | Police Chief Greg Mance attributes Griffith's continued decline in crime rates to his officers' hard work and the success of several new programs.

August 14, 2014 9:20 pm

Hobart police accepting applications for crossing guards

HOBART | The Hobart Police Department is accepting applications from people interested in working as crossing guards.

August 11, 2014 8:03 pm

Cedar Lake cops save 4 kids, an adult from burning home

CEDAR LAKE | Police rescued four children and one adult from a burning home on Cedar Lake's east side early Sunday after officers spotted smoke in the area, officials said.

August 11, 2014 6:49 pm
Hundreds mourn fallen Gary officer

Hundreds mourn fallen Gary officer

GARY | A steady stream of mourners paid their respects Sunday to fallen Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield.

July 13, 2014 7:00 pm Photos


Bikers ride to honor fallen officer

Bikers ride to honor fallen officer

Hundreds of motorcyclists rode from Portage to the Gary Police Department to honor Patrolman Jeffery Westerfield who was killed in the line of duty.

July 09, 2014 8:16 pm

Cedar Lake woman charged in liquor store burglary

CEDAR LAKE | A Cedar Lake woman is charged with three felonies in an alleged Sunday burglary at Lake Liquors, 13146 Wicker Ave.

June 26, 2014 12:05 am

State police to investigate alleged eavesdropping at Michigan City Police Department

MICHIGAN CITY | Indiana State Police have agreed to investigate whether several Michigan City police investigators improperly overheard a conversation between a murder suspect and his attorney, city officials said.

June 17, 2014 8:16 pm

Crown Point ready for Hot Rod time in the old town

CROWN POINT | When a few thousand car enthusiasts drop by for the afternoon, it requires a little more preparation than having a few extra bags of nachos.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

Police: Driver hit officer, rammed squads, resisted arrest

PORTAGE | A driver was arrested Tuesday after hitting a Portage police officer, hitting four squad cars and shouting, "There is only one true God" and "Allah Hu Akbar," as officers pulled him from his vehicle, authorities said.

May 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Gary PD swears in new chaplains

Gary PD swears in new chaplains

April 03, 2014 8:15 pm Photos


Council honors participants in city’s first police Citizens Academy

CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave public recognition Thursday to eight people who participated in the Police Department’s first Citizen’s Academy – a program meant to give local residents firsthand exposure to exactly what it is their law enforcement officers do.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
Griffith police report decrease in crime for 2013

Griffith police report decrease in crime for 2013

GRIFFITH | Police and town officials are crediting community partnerships for a continued decline in crime in Griffith.

January 19, 2014 8:45 pm
Lowell police get new handguns

Lowell police get new handguns

LOWELL | Officers at the Lowell Police Department are holstering a different weapon these days.

January 14, 2014 6:45 pm
Hobart adds two full-time officers to roster

Hobart adds two full-time officers to roster

January 02, 2014 5:30 pm Photos


Survey regarding Schererville police open to town residents

SCHERERVILLE | Schererville residents can share their thoughts about the Police Department by participating in a survey available on the town's website,

December 26, 2013 11:33 am

Highland buys new equipment for police, firefighters

HIGHLAND | The Town Council is buying some new equipment for the Police and Fire departments.

December 25, 2013 8:15 pm

Hobart Board of Works OKs pumper purchase

HOBART | City officials have agreed to buy a $412,255 new pumper firetruck for the Hobart Fire Department from a St. John company.

December 22, 2013 8:00 pm

E.C. accepts applications for new police starting Tuesday

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago plans to accept applications for new police officers.

November 26, 2013 6:30 pm
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