EAST CHICAGO | Residents near 145th Street and Baring Avenue were evacuated for four hours Monday during the city’s latest gas leak.
For more than a year, members of the One Region Public Safety Committee have been meeting to collectively assess and evaluate law enforcement functions within Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties.
HOBART | Three women and a man from East Chicago stole televisions, microwaves and linens from a Hobart motel room they occupied, police said.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson asked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for help in cleaning up the city's crime problem. What she received instead was help in cleaning up the police department.
GARY | Staffing deficiencies, a pervasive lack of respect for authority and low confidence in command are plaguing Gary Police Department operations, a state report culling department employees' views concludes.
Let us once more make this clear to officials throughout Lake County: E911 consolidation must happen, and it must happen before the Dec. 31, 2014, deadline.
CROWN POINT | A consolidated Lake County E-911 network promises state-of-the-art radio equipment allowing instantaneous communication among the county's different public safety agencies.
Lake County's E-911 consolidation effort needs to stay on track, not be distracted and delayed by the various sideshows along the way.
CHICAGO | The Chicago Transit Authority has a message for riders: stay off the tracks.
SCHERERVILLE | Until the local criminal justice system is reformed, economic development cannot succeed, a local educator told business, government and public safety leaders Friday.
When I talk with parents of school-age children, their No. 1 concern is school safety.
HOBART | A woman staying at a Hobart motel was taken into custody after she stole two flat-screen televisions and a microwave, police said.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's emergency management director wants to know if she's in or out of the county's new, consolidated E-911 network.
LOWELL | The lack of daytime firefighters and the use of paramedics on fire calls is a public safety issue on which town and township officials know they must find common ground.
We recently learned that municipal, county and federal law enforcement agencies are putting their heads and resources together to combat spikes in violent crime in north Lake County this summer. As great a concept as this is, police will continually be hamstrung in the crime-fighting without…
CROWN POINT | Lake County's new E-911 director said he won't jeopardize public safety when staffing reductions must be made among the county's police and fire radio dispatchers.
GARY | New Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Sean Keefer toured U.S. Steel Gary Works on Tuesday to see what the massive steel mill was doing to prevent on-the-job accidents.
The revenue generated by Lake Station's ambulance service isn't as healthy as the city's emergency medical services director would like.
HOBART | A Hobart man reported several stolen items, including two handguns and ammunition, from his apartment, police said.
HOBART | Two Hobart women stole a purse from a party and later used credit cards and a gift card to buy items at a gas station, police said.
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