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Gary official: Any structure where bodies found 'needs to go'

Gary official: Any structure where bodies found 'needs to go'

GARY | Several City Council members had recommendations for the city and its residents at Tuesday’s council meeting in response to the discovery of six bodies in abandoned homes over the weekend.

October 21, 2014 9:15 pm Related
New online tool makes region crime data available to all

New online tool makes region crime data available to all

An innovative crime mapping tool used by law enforcement agencies across Northwest Indiana to track and solve everything from car break-ins to homicides now can be accessed by anyone using their home computer or mobile device.

October 16, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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State asking Hoosiers to report suspicious activity

INDIANAPOLIS | As tensions rise in the Middle East, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is relaunching a program encouraging Hoosiers to report suspicious activity to law enforcement.

October 13, 2014 5:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Sharing crime data will make Griffith safer

GUEST COMMENTARY: Sharing crime data will make Griffith safer

In years past, the law enforcement community as a whole operated under a veil of secrecy that kept a great deal of information from the public. Other than incidents of tragedy or the bizarre, citizens were simply not informed of the crimes that took place within their community.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
New online tool makes region crime data available to all

New online tool makes region crime data available to all

An innovative crime mapping tool used by law enforcement agencies across Northwest Indiana to track and solve everything from car break-ins to homicides now can be accessed by anyone using their home computer or mobile device.

October 04, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Costly upgrade sought for Porter County's siren system

VALPARAISO | Porter County's 54 emergency sirens are relied upon to give warning to foul weather and potentially dangerous situations, but age, vandalism and maintenance needs have left the system far from foolproof.

October 02, 2014 10:00 pm
Student attacked in Gary school to get $120K

Student attacked in Gary school to get $120K

INDIANAPOLIS | A former West Side High School student attacked in 2006 by at least two fellow students is set to receive $120,000 in damages from the Gary Community School Corp.

September 22, 2014 9:00 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

Northwest Indiana is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We are able to enjoy the changing seasons, sometimes in a single 24-hour period. Our unpredictable weather can be a source of enjoyment, or it can wreak havoc. A few weeks ago, several blocks in South Haven had four feet of w…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

Twice last week the message of cooperation and compromise could be heard across the region.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Police union crosses swords with county over pay

CROWN POINT | Lake politicians could find their labor supporters have become angry protesters this fall if a dispute over county police lingers.

September 08, 2014 7:38 pm

Michigan City police warn of nighttime robberies near beach

MICHIGAN CITY | Police said Tuesday they have increased patrols in Michigan City's beachfront area following two robberies in the past week.

September 02, 2014 7:30 pm
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

AGs ask for tough e-cigarette regulations

INDIANAPOLIS | The attorneys general of Indiana and Illinois are seeking to deter youth smoking through strict regulations on the marketing, advertising and use of flavors in electronic cigarettes.

August 12, 2014 6:45 pm
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

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
EDITORIAL: Look for ways to make police, cities safer

EDITORIAL: Look for ways to make police, cities safer

The fatal shooting of a Gary police officer early Sunday closely followed the death of an Indianapolis police officer. It is a time to mourn the loss of these two officers, but also to look for responses to these two incidents and other attacks on police officers.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Lake County should sue E-911 holdouts

WILLIAM NANGLE: Lake County should sue E-911 holdouts

As if enough hasn’t been said, I’d like to weigh in on Lake County’s 911 debacle.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Sonar search to resume Monday for Chicago man missing in Lake Michigan

MICHIGAN CITY | Indiana conservation officers plan to resume an underwater sonar search Monday for a Chicago man who went missing Saturday night in Lake Michigan north of Mount Baldy.

June 01, 2014 5:15 pm

State awards funds to raze abandoned homes

INDIANAPOLIS | Three Lake County cities are among the first in the state to benefit from Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann's Blight Elimination Program.

May 22, 2014 7:12 pm
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