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New Gary police unit to keep close eye on top 200 criminals

GARY | Five officers from the Gary Police Department will be charged with keeping a close eye on those who are considered some of the city's worst criminals.

April 20, 2014 7:15 pm

Gary police wrote 122 tickets during blitz Friday afternoon

GARY | Police officers issued 122 traffic citations Friday as part of a large traffic blitz within the city.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

This week's theme, apparently, is taxes on businesses. Along with the continuing discussion in Indianapolis over personal property taxes for businesses, there has been discussion of other business taxes.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers take aim at gun buy-back programs

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal forcing Gary and other Indiana cities to end their gun buy-back programs was approved 6-2 Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

January 22, 2014 2:30 pm Related


EDITORIAL: Many solutions to Gary's crime problem

When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson requested urgent assistance from the Indiana State Police, it was obvious the city's homicide problem was bad. As Lauri Harvey Keagle's stories today show, the problem is alarming.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

GARY | A deadly year has Gary's per capita homicide rate nearing numbers of national significance, and city officials are concerned.

October 26, 2013 10:45 pm Photos


EDITORIAL: Gary urged to police its police department

EDITORIAL: Gary urged to police its police department

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.

October 07, 2013 12:00 am Related

Family, investigators meet in 2008 toddler killing

GARY | You expect more from your family, Samuel Shaw said Thursday. 

September 12, 2013 9:30 am

Gary shootout leaves 2 dead, several wounded

GARY | A dispute over money at a Miller bar might have led to a neighborhood shooting that left two Gary men dead and four wounded, police said.

September 07, 2013 6:11 pm Related
RICH JAMES: Pence's plan for Gary left out major players

RICH JAMES: Pence's plan for Gary left out major players

If I were Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram, I’d be embarrassed.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am

Multiagency team meets to assess Gary's police needs

The statewide, multiagency team formed to assess Gary's policing needs met for the first time Tuesday afternoon, but without anyone representing Gary.

August 13, 2013 4:16 pm

EDITORIAL: Pence's openness to tackling Gary problem is refreshing

How often have we heard in the region that the rest of the state either has it in for Lake County or would just as soon ignore the county all together? Real or imagined, this perception is part of the famous chip we like to carry on our shoulder.

August 05, 2013 12:00 am

Help combating violence trickling into Gary

GARY | Gary's calls for help are being heard.

August 01, 2013 8:15 pm
Police Chief speaks at Gary public safety meeting

Police Chief speaks at Gary public safety meeting

Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram spoke at the Public Safety Committee meeting regarding solutions for the string of homicides in the city.

July 31, 2013 10:57 pm

Gary man strangled to death in domestic dispute

GARY | The spike in city violence continued this weekend with police investigation the strangulation death of a Gary man in an apparent domestic dispute and a shooting, both in the city's Midtown section.

July 13, 2013 6:33 pm

Major Gary crimes down, but homicides up slightly

GARY | Most major crimes were down through the first five months of 2013, according to statistics released Thursday by the Gary Police Department. But the number of homicides and vehicle thefts were slightly higher compared with the same time last year.

May 30, 2013 1:14 pm

Officials, clergy take aim at gun violence

GARY | City and county officials, law enforcement officers and clergy demanded laws requiring background checks for gun purchases and a total ban on assault weapons as well as more parental responsibility during Thursday’s National Day to Demand Action news conference at City Hall.

March 28, 2013 8:30 pm

Man shot to death on Taft Street in Gary

GARY | A man was shot to death Monday evening on a porch in the 1200 block of Taft Street, said Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram.

January 28, 2013 11:30 pm

Routine traffic stop in Gary escalated to shooting when officer was assaulted, police said

GARY | A Gary man was shot in the arm after physically assaulting a Gary police officer, police said Saturday.

November 24, 2012 9:49 pm

EDITORIAL: Citizen involvement is vital crime-fighting tool

Shoppers who witnessed Saturday's shooting at Westfield Southlake mall in Hobart might not realize how aggressively Northwest Indiana police are working to keep down the crime rate.

November 13, 2012 12:00 am Related
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