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WHITING | Strangers and friends stopped by a memorial Thursday afternoon to pay their respects for a 12-year-old boy killed in a hit-and run crash.
HAMMOND | An attached garage on a home in Hammond was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, fire officials said.
A Palos Heights man was beaten and shot in a home invasion early Tuesday after returning home from Horseshoe Casino in Hammond with a large amount of money from gambling winnings, police said.
A Rensselaer doctor and two of his children were killed Monday night in one of several crashes that plagued the region as snow hit the area.
GLENWOOD | The original Sanfratello's Pizza in Glenwood closed on Monday after 45 years in business, the owner and founder said Thursday.
WHITING | The release of up to 1,638 gallons of crude oil into Lake Michigan from BP's Whiting Refinery will likely not harm area wildlife -- in large part -- thanks to the long, brutal winter.
GARY | Two drivers were killed in a fiery collision and rollover crash early Thursday in Gary.
The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.
WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.
HAMMOND | Fire officials are calling a Hammond man a hero after he rescued his neighbor from her burning home Wednesday morning.
WHITING | Hazmat-suited crews worked Tuesday to clean up an oil spill that spread across 5,000 square feet of Lake Michigan after a Monday afternoon discharge from the BP Whiting Refinery.
A man stole a Prompt ambulance Tuesday, triggering a police chase through much of northern Lake County into south Chicago, police said.
GARY | A Gary officer crashed his squad Friday on Interstate 65 while driving to his Merrillville home to check on a burglary there, prompting a state police and an internal Gary investigation, officials said.
CHESTERTON | Emergency crews are searching for a Chesterton man who went missing Friday on a hiking trip in Colorado.
While not everyone agrees on which method is best, elected officials and federal agencies are working now more than ever to find solutions to the Asian carp invasion.
Jeff Langbehn took a look back at 2013 figures for the Lake County Solid Waste Management District early this year and was pleased with what he saw.
Water quality in the region has improved greatly over the years and more work to continue the momentum is in the works.
Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are improving.
HAMMOND | A 26-year-old man was identified Thursday as the person who was killed in a shooting Wednesday in Hammond, officials said.
HOBART | Hobart police reminded residents Thursday to use caution when letting people into their homes after an 80-year-old woman was scammed this week.
MUNSTER | A missing 1-year-old Milwaukee girl was found safe in Munster late Wednesday night thanks to the help of a local resident who noticed the child was not in a car seat and called police.
The latest snowfall left thousands without power for most of Wednesday and caused numerous crashes.
CROWN POINT | Three residents are safe after their home was engulfed in flames Wednesday morning.
The third coldest and snowiest winter in Chicago history has clearly overstayed its welcome, but there is some good news coming from the miserable season.
CHICAGO | Gary native and former White Sox slugger Ron Kittle is combining two of his favorite things – baseball and food – in his latest business venture.
HAMMOND | A 44-year-old Hammond man was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night in the parking lot of his apartment complex, police said.
MUNSTER | The Rev. Yaroslav Mendyuk keeps a close eye on news from Ukraine and knows all too well of the struggles of those fighting for peace there.
Rudy Lopez once again is taking his fight for immigration reform to the streets, this time with a six-week cross-country tour.
A 19-year-old Merrillville man was arrested and charged Saturday afternoon in connection with Monday's vandalism at the South Shore Gary Metro Station, police said.
Lower temperatures caused black ice on some area roadways Friday morning, keeping area police busy responding to slide-off and spin-out crashes.
Though Northwest Indiana motorists got a break Thursday from snow, many spent the day driving around potholes, in dense fog and high standing water.
HOBART | Public entities interested in adding electric vehicle charging stations to their properties can apply for them through a NIPSCO program announced Tuesday.
Rob Higley, director of marketing for Crosspoint Kinetics of Indianapolis, left, speaks to Jared Aladenika and Felicx Reyes, right at the South Shore Clean Cities annual meeting. Aladenika and Reyes are sophomores at Alan B. Shephard High School in Palos Heights.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Coroner's office is asking for the public's help in locating family members of two local people who recently died.
GARY | The senior club where five people were shot late Wednesday was not registered to do business in the state after failing to file documents regarding its nonprofit status, officials said Thursday.
Relief is finally in sight from the bitter cold that gripped its hold on the region for weeks, but with it comes concern about flooding from melting mounds of snow.
EAST CHICAGO | A 17-year-old East Chicago boy was shot and killed in the city late Monday, marking the second homicide in Lake County in 2014.
PORTER | Paul Labovitz will serve as the new superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the National Park Service announced Monday.
Local law enforcement officials may have found one of the few pieces of good news from the seemingly never-ending snow and below-zero temperatures this this year.
GARY│Calling this winter “one of the most brutal in recent memory,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Friday announced a strategic blitz to address a record or near-record amount of potholes on state roads and highways throughout the state.
Northwest Indiana residents woke up Wednesday morning to 2 to 8 inches of snow and major traffic delays on the interstates.
MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville-based White Lodging is investigating a reported breach of customer information.
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet police detained an Oklahoma man Thursday with a handgun and several magazines of ammunition on suspicion he was stalking a female student of the school, officials said.
HAMMOND | Hammond firefighters rescued a woman from her burning home early Friday.
CALUMET CITY | A Calumet City man was shot near his home there Thursday night, police said.
Air temperatures and wind chills were still below zero Wednesday morning, causing black ice and multiple crashes in Hammond and near the Illinois State Line.
HAMMOND | The Region STOP Team arrested one of Lake County's most wanted on Tuesday night in Hammond, East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said.
The bitter cold weather and constantly running furnaces prompted some utility companies Tuesday to encourage customers to conserve energy in other ways.
LYNWOOD | A single-family home was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon.
MICHIGAN CITY | Coolspring Township Fire Chief Mick Pawlik arrived Thursday to a mile of devastation on Interstate 94 near Michigan City.
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