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E.C. police, fire upset with new salary ordinance

EAST CHICAGO | It was less than a celebration at the city's fire and police stations on New Year's Eve as details of an approved salary ordinance were distributed to public safety employees.

December 31, 2012 9:15 pm
Semitractor rams into Lansing car dealership

Semitractor rams into Lansing car dealership

LANSING | Several cars were damaged Thursday after a man driving a semitractor smashed into a car lot, police said.

December 27, 2012 4:46 pm Photos

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Authorities nab suspected Lake Eliza burglar

Authorities nab suspected Lake Eliza burglar

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A Lake Eliza man was charged with three counts of theft in connection after authorities allege they found items in his possession from recent burglaries.

December 23, 2012 6:59 pm

Hammond man shot dead on Chicago's South Side

CHICAGO | A 20-year-old Hammond man died Saturday after being shot while riding in a car, officials said.

December 23, 2012 5:35 pm
Students, 2 drivers injured in Union Township bus crash

Students, 2 drivers injured in Union Township bus crash

UNION TOWNSHIP | Four people, including two students, were sent to local hospitals Thursday after a school bus and an SUV collided, officials said.

December 20, 2012 6:28 pm Photos

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Porter, Center township residents reporting rash of break-ins

CENTER TOWNSHIP | Police are warning local residents to be on alert after home burglaries and car break-ins have spiked over the last three weeks.

December 19, 2012 8:11 pm

E.C. teen beaten and bound; police suspect gang activity

EAST CHICAGO | A teenager was left with his hands and feet bound for about three hours after being beaten by people he called friends Sunday, police said.

December 19, 2012 8:02 pm

Lake Station woman killed in head-on collision in Hammond

HAMMOND | A Lake Station woman died Tuesday after hitting another car head-on, police said.

December 18, 2012 11:45 pm

Gary man fatally shot; police seeking tips, ID on gunman

GARY | A Gary man died after being shot twice Saturday afternoon, police said.

December 16, 2012 6:34 pm

Police: Suspect arrested after locking himself into Gary home

GARY | Police ended a standoff Thursday without harming any people, officials said.

December 13, 2012 8:50 pm
Gary man charged in beating death of 60-year-old woman

Gary man charged in beating death of 60-year-old woman

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was charged with murder Thursday in the beating death of a 60-year-old woman, court records state.

December 13, 2012 8:44 pm Photos

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Witness in Portage homicide gunned down in Gary beauty salon

Witness in Portage homicide gunned down in Gary beauty salon

GARY | A key witness in a Portage homicide case was gunned down Thursday at her Gary business, police said.

December 13, 2012 4:57 pm Photos

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Feds: Local businesses used to dupe lenders out of $2.5 million for fraudulent home sales

HAMMOND | Federal officials allege a scheme involving a St. John business with the sale of more than 40 homes in the area bilked more than $2.5 million from lenders.

December 10, 2012 9:15 pm

Police: Man found dead in Portage

PORTAGE | A homicide investigation was launched after police found a man dead next to a suspicious car Monday night.

December 10, 2012 8:30 pm
Police seek to speak with man seen on surveillance footage

Police seek to speak with man seen on surveillance footage

GARY | Police are trying to identify a man who may have information about a shooting that wounded a woman earlier this year.

December 09, 2012 8:40 pm
Sen.-elect Donnelly tours Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

Sen.-elect Donnelly tours Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

GARY | U.S. Sen.-elect Joe Donnelly listened carefully as local food providers for the needy aired their concerns to him Sunday at the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.

December 09, 2012 7:59 pm Photos

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Cops bust Dolton dogfighting ring

DOLTON | Animal control officials were checking the health status on about 10 dogs Wednesday night after an alleged dogfight was broken up, officials said.

December 05, 2012 10:45 pm
Police find car in E.C. throat-slashing case

Police find car in E.C. throat-slashing case

Police on Sunday in Indianapolis recovered the car stolen during an East Chicago throat-slashing, but they still are searching for the suspect.

December 05, 2012 10:00 pm

Santa, reindeer decorations stolen from Gary residence

GARY | Ryan Azbill's Christmas spirit couldn't be broken Tuesday even though a thief stole his holiday decorations from his yard.

December 05, 2012 8:00 pm

Gary reserve officer arrested during drug raid

GARY | A Gary police reserve officer was arrested during a narcotics raid at his home Wednesday, police said.

December 05, 2012 6:30 pm

Realtor raped by two men in Hammond

HAMMOND | Police are searching for two men who allegedly raped a Realtor when she appeared for a showing of a home in the Robertsdale neighborhood Friday.

December 04, 2012 10:15 pm
5 injured after church's van rolls over on Cline Avenue

5 injured after church's van rolls over on Cline Avenue

GARY | At least five people were injured when a First Baptist Church of Hammond van full of teenagers rolled over Thursday on Cline Avenue, police said.

November 29, 2012 10:15 pm

Calumet City mother charged in infant's drowning

CALUMET CITY | A 21-year-old mother was charged with involuntary manslaughter after admitting she may have been under the influence of drugs when her 11-month-old baby died in June, police said.

November 29, 2012 9:00 pm
Police on hunt for suspect charged in throat slashing

Police on hunt for suspect charged in throat slashing

EAST CHICAGO | Police have identified and are hunting for the suspect in Monday's attack and robbery at the South Shore station, officials said.

November 29, 2012 7:05 pm
Man's throat slashed, car stolen in South Shore station attack

Man's throat slashed, car stolen in South Shore station attack

EAST CHICAGO | Police are searching for a man who slashed another man's throat during a robbery at the South Shore station Monday night.

November 26, 2012 8:12 pm
Cops: Woman jailed after fifth local operating while intoxicated arrest

Cops: Woman jailed after fifth local operating while intoxicated arrest

HOBART | A Chicago woman was arrested on six felony offenses after nearly hitting emergency crews on Interstate 80/94 on Saturday, police said.

November 25, 2012 6:15 pm

Three men charged in Calumet City home burglary

CALUMET CITY | Three men admitted to police they broke into a Calumet City home after an investigator allegedly caught them loading a vehicle with items from the home Tuesday, police said.

November 21, 2012 5:11 pm

East Chicago library board member Davis dies at 66

EAST CHICAGO | Sallie Davis will be remembered for her spark and passion to do great things.

November 15, 2012 8:30 pm

Service restored after South Shore trains delayed, canceled

Thousands of South Shore Line passengers were delayed after one of commuter trains snagged an overhead power wire about 4 p.m. Wednesday, officials said.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am

Police: Gary woman dead, drunken driver in critical condition after Hammond crash

HAMMOND | A Gary woman died early Sunday after a drunken driver slammed into her minivan, police said.

November 11, 2012 8:45 pm

Business continues at Westfield Southlake mall after gun discharge, evacuation

HOBART | Timothy Moore's gift kiosk had been open for only one day before a teenager allegedly fired a shot into the roof of Westfield Southlake mall.

November 11, 2012 8:36 pm

Zoeller makes last Lake County push before elections

ST. JOHN | In an effort to push the Republican ticket before Tuesday, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller stopped by a local GOP headquarters.

October 31, 2012 7:09 pm
Hoosier Helpers here to help, protect the program

Hoosier Helpers here to help, protect the program

HAMMOND | Sometimes Conor O'Brien can't tell if a person really needs help or is trying to scam him out of a gallon of free gasoline.

October 31, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Chili cook-off fundraiser raises more than $1,200 for local families

Chili cook-off fundraiser raises more than $1,200 for local families

HAMMOND | They weren't just cheering for the Bears on Sunday at the Joe Betustak Jr. Foundation chili cook-off fundraiser.

October 28, 2012 9:15 pm Photos

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Stolen semi recovered after crash, but driver flees on foot

HAMMOND | Indiana State Police recovered a stolen semitruck Wednesday after a short pursuit that started on Interstate 80/94, officials said.

October 25, 2012 6:02 pm

Chili cook-off fundraiser to be held in policeman's memory

HAMMOND | A chili cook-off fundraiser will be held Sunday in memory of a Hammond police officer who died in 2006 after fighting bone cancer.

October 24, 2012 9:30 pm
Police: Gary cop had 48 pounds of pot

Police: Gary cop had 48 pounds of pot

A Gary police officer arrested in Oklahoma this week was a passenger in a rental car carrying 48 pounds of marijuana, officials said Wednesday.

October 24, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Body, skull found in separate Chicago incidents

CHICAGO | The Cook County medical examiner's office is scheduled to conduct two autopsies Wednesday morning after a body and possible partial remains of a body were found in two separate incidents Tuesday.

October 23, 2012 9:15 pm

Gary police officer arrested, charged with drug trafficking in Oklahoma

A Gary police officer was being held in an Oklahoma jail late Tuesday on allegations she was trafficking drugs, officials said.

October 23, 2012 7:57 pm
Police searching for suspect in Merrillville Chase Bank robbery

Police searching for suspect in Merrillville Chase Bank robbery

MERRILLVILLE | A man walked out of a bank with an undisclosed amount of money Thursday after handing a note to a teller, police said.

October 11, 2012 5:52 pm Photos

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Man hospitalized after being stabbed at random

Man hospitalized after being stabbed at random

CENTER TOWNSHIP | A 64-year-old man who was getting his mail Wednesday was seriously injured after a woman allegedly asked to use his phone and then stabbed him, police said.

October 10, 2012 10:00 pm

Dolton man gunned down in driveway

DOLTON | Police are following leads in a case in which a Dolton man was gunned down in the driveway of his home Tuesday, officials said.

October 10, 2012 8:00 pm

Cop placed on leave in wake of federal probe back on job

CROWN POINT | After being off the street for more than a year and a half as part of a pending federal investigation, a Lake County Sheriff's Department officer is heading back to patrol duties.

October 08, 2012 8:00 pm
Demolition begins at Gary's former Tolleston school

Demolition begins at Gary's former Tolleston school

GARY | Sometimes you have to tear something down to build something new.

October 03, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Two women return after journey around Lake Michigan

Two women return after journey around Lake Michigan

BEVERLY SHORES | Taking a homemade canoe around Lake Michigan started out as a joke but became reality when two local women pulled onshore Monday night after being gone for three months.

October 01, 2012 7:45 pm Photos

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Filmmaker addresses illegal immigration for Hobart crowd

Filmmaker addresses illegal immigration for Hobart crowd

HOBART | A burst of laughter came from a crowd of about 100 people Sunday as they watched U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano say the border is “very secure” during an interview included in a documentary.

September 30, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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Illinois man to serve 2 years after shooting machine gun

HAMMOND | A Country Club Hills man was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday after admitting to firing a machine gun on New Year's Day in Griffith.

September 26, 2012 7:40 pm

East Chicago man admits to producing counterfeit money

HAMMOND | An East Chicago man signed a federal plea agreement Monday admitting he manufactured more than $8,000 in counterfeit money.

September 24, 2012 10:00 pm

Former Gary cop pleads not guilty to drugs, gun charges

HAMMOND | A former Gary cop pleaded not guilty Monday to federal drug distribution and firearms charges.

September 24, 2012 8:45 pm

Hammond restaurant closed after fire

HAMMOND | A local restaurant will remain closed as fire officials try to find a cause for a blaze a passing motorist reported Sunday morning.

September 23, 2012 6:30 pm
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