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Police: Woman fired at man while her children were nearby

CROWN POINT | A Hammond woman is accused of shooting at the father of her daughter while her children were nearby, police said.

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Merrillville teen charged in slaying of flight attendant

Merrillville teen charged in slaying of flight attendant

CROWN POINT | A Merrillville resident was charged Friday in the brutal slaying of United Airlines flight attendant DeCarol Deloney-Cain, according to court records. 

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Region man accused of robbing area pharmacy stores

CROWN POINT | A suspect in the June robbery of a Lansing Walgreens pharmacy appeared in Lake County Criminal Court Thursday on an unrelated charge. 

July 10, 2014 5:43 pm
Person of interest in officer's homicide remains in custody

Person of interest in officer's homicide remains in custody

CROWN POINT | The person of interest in the fatal shooting of Gary police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield remains in the Lake County Jail, officials said. 

July 10, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Hobart man sentenced to 34 years in child molesting case

CROWN POINT | A Hobart man was sentenced to 34 years in prison after a Lake County jury in June found him guilty of two counts of child molesting.

July 10, 2014 4:43 pm

East Chicago man charged in 2013 tire shop shooting

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was charged Tuesday in a 2013 shooting that wounded a tire shop worker less than two months after his brother was convicted in the same case.

July 09, 2014 8:30 pm

Indiana agencies told to ignore gay marriages except for Munster couple's

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Gov. Mike Pence instructed state agencies to not recognize the same-sex marriages of hundreds of Hoosiers who married following a federal court order that overturned the state's ban on gay marriage. 

July 09, 2014 12:15 pm
Lake County cop ordered to attend anger management classes

Lake County cop ordered to attend anger management classes

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Sheriff's Department officer who is facing a strangulation charge was ordered to attend anger management classes and regularly check in with a probation officer as the case continues. 

July 08, 2014 6:45 pm

Merrillville woman accused of assisting in armed robbery

CROWN POINT | A Merrillville woman is accused of being the getaway driver during an armed robbery of the Auto Zone store in Hobart, according to court documents. 

July 07, 2014 4:45 pm
Witness cooperation in violent crimes a tough sell

Witness cooperation in violent crimes a tough sell

CROWN POINT | Exactly a month after two people were charged in a Portage homicide in 2012, a key witness in the case was shot to death in her Gary beauty shop. 

July 05, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Gang member found guilty in slaying of Gary brothers

Gang member found guilty in slaying of Gary brothers

CROWN POINT | After two hours of deliberations, a Lake County jury found an alleged gang member guilty of fatally shooting two Gary brothers last year.

July 03, 2014 6:45 pm
Gary man sentenced to community corrections in fatal E.C. hit-and-run

Gary man sentenced to community corrections in fatal E.C. hit-and-run

CROWN POINT | A 24-year-old man Wednesday pleaded for forgiveness from the family of a man he admitted to fatally killing during a hit-and-run crash in East Chicago. 

July 02, 2014 7:48 pm

Committee narrows candidates for Lake County civil division judge

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Judicial Nominating Committee selected three candidates Wednesday to fill the position of Lake Superior Court Civil Division judge. 

July 02, 2014 6:28 pm
Gary double homicide trial continues

Gary double homicide trial continues

CROWN POINT | The trial of a Gary teen accused of fatally shooting two brothers continued Tuesday as a Lake County jury heard evidence about an armed robbery tied to the shooting.

July 01, 2014 7:30 pm

Officials brace for criminal code revise

CROWN POINT | The first major overhaul of the state's criminal code in decades will go into effect Tuesday. 

June 29, 2014 9:30 pm

Man charged in 2013 East Chicago park shooting

CROWN POINT | A 21-year-old man was charged Thursday after a witness in a separate homicide case told police he also witnessed a shooting last year at an East Chicago park. 

June 27, 2014 8:32 pm

Two arrested in shooting of Hammond man, 33

CROWN POINT | Two people were charged in a shooting in the 5600 block of Calumet Avenue in Hammond that left a 33-year-old man critically wounded. 

June 27, 2014 8:05 pm

Jury hears evidence in fatal shooting of Griffith man

CROWN POINT | Lake County sheriff's police found a chaotic crime scene on July 29, 2011, when they came upon a 20-year-old man who had been shot to death in Calumet Township.

June 27, 2014 6:41 pm
Chicago man sentenced to 10 years for role in fatal shooting, robbery

Chicago man sentenced to 10 years for role in fatal shooting, robbery

CROWN POINT | A Chicago man was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for his role in the fatal shooting of Anthony Osborne.

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm

Whiting couple accused of swindling more than $13,000 from woman

CROWN POINT | A Whiting couple are accused of fraudulently gaining power of attorney over a woman's finances and then pocketing more than $13,000, according to court records. 

June 26, 2014 4:21 pm
E.C. man found guilty in 2012 park shooting

E.C. man found guilty in 2012 park shooting

CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury found a 22-year-old man guilty of shooting another man while on probation for reckless homicide. 

June 25, 2014 7:57 pm
Shooting victim testifies during trial

Shooting victim testifies during trial

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man recounted to a Lake County jury how a day at the park in the summer of 2012 ended in him being shot multiple times.

June 24, 2014 7:15 pm

Hammond teen charged in home invasion

CROWN POINT | A 17-year-old suspect didn't have to run far after reportedly being involved in a home invasion that left a homeowner with a gunshot wound, police said. 

June 23, 2014 6:40 pm
Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

Local athletes bring home medals from national competition

GRIFFITH | Erin Gunnink didn't come home from the Special Olympics USA Games empty-handed. 

June 21, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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No contact order issued in domestic violence case involving Lake County cop

No contact order issued in domestic violence case involving Lake County cop

CROWN POINT | A temporary no contact order was issued Friday against a Lake County Sheriff's Department officer who is facing a strangulation charge.

June 20, 2014 6:30 pm
Man pleads guilty to 2010 fatal Gary shooting

Man pleads guilty to 2010 fatal Gary shooting

CROWN POINT | A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty to the 2010 fatal shooting of another man who he thought was involved in his brother's homicide, according to court records. 

June 19, 2014 6:00 pm
2015 trial set for man accused of killing Griffith business woman

2015 trial set for man accused of killing Griffith business woman

CROWN POINT | An Illinois man charged in the slaying of a Griffith business owner is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 20.

June 18, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Police investigating traffic stop involving Gary official

Police investigating traffic stop involving Gary official

GARY | Indiana State Police is probing a Saturday morning traffic stop involving Gary's director of communications. 

June 17, 2014 2:35 pm

Doctor who performed abortion in Gary scheduled to stand trial next year

CROWN POINT | A doctor who is accused of not properly reporting an abortion he performed on a teen girl in 2012 is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 26, 2015. 

June 16, 2014 6:30 pm
Homicide suspect who fled state faces judge

Homicide suspect who fled state faces judge

CROWN POINT | A 19-year-old man who fled to Arizona after being charged in the fatal shooting of an East Chicago teen made his first appearance Friday in Lake County Criminal Court. 

June 13, 2014 6:58 pm
Lake Station mayor's niece among four arrested during police raids

Lake Station mayor's niece among four arrested during police raids

HAMMOND | Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist's niece was among four people arrested Wednesday during searches of homes in Gary and Hammond, officials said. 

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Illinois man accused of misleading Woodmar investors

HAMMOND | An Illinois attorney is accused of misleading clients who thought their investments were going toward redeveloping Woodmar shopping center, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 

June 11, 2014 6:45 pm
NWI law community remembers O.J. Simpson case

NWI law community remembers O.J. Simpson case

Twenty years ago, the slaying of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman sparked a media firestorm that captured the attention of the nation, including Northwest Indiana's legal community. 

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Cops: Robbery of marijuana led to fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | A 19-year-old man was charged Tuesday in the fatal shooting of Tyrece Harris, according to court records. 

June 10, 2014 7:45 pm Related

E.C. man pleads guilty in 2013 fatal shooting

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man pleaded guilty to fatally shooting Frankie Currie last year, according to court records. 

June 09, 2014 7:45 pm
Gary man guilty of attempted battery with a deadly weapon in shooting death

Gary man guilty of attempted battery with a deadly weapon in shooting death

CROWN POINT | After nearly eight hours of deliberations, a Lake County jury found a Gary man guilty of attempted battery with a deadly weapon in the death of another man.

June 06, 2014 8:59 pm

Gary couple accused of abusing 5 girls

CROWN POINT | A Gary couple are accused of locking five young girls in a furnace closet for hours, and the man is accused of sexually abusing some of the girls, according to court records.

June 06, 2014 8:00 pm

Men indicted in fatal shooting at E.C. gas station

CROWN POINT | Two East Chicago men were indicted this week by a Lake County grand jury in the 2013 fatal shooting of Sammy Flores, according to court records. 

June 06, 2014 7:00 pm

Ex-boyfriend gets 35 years in slaying of E.C. woman

CROWN POINT | A crying and visibly shaken mother stared at the man accused of killing her 19-year-old daughter and forgave him. 

June 03, 2014 6:15 pm
Lake County officer on leave following domestic violence arrest

Lake County officer on leave following domestic violence arrest

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Sheriff's Department officer is on paid administrative leave after he was arrested last week on a domestic battery charge, officials said. 

June 02, 2014 5:22 pm Photos

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Illinois man pleads guilty to lesser charge in rape, beating case

CROWN POINT | An Illinois man pleaded guilty Monday for his role in beating and raping a woman last summer, according to court records.

June 02, 2014 3:30 pm
Resident charged in Hobart apartment fire

Resident charged in Hobart apartment fire

CROWN POINT | A 19-year-old woman was charged Friday with arson and accused of causing more than $100,000 in damages during an apartment fire, according to court records.

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10 years later, family seeks justice in double homicide

10 years later, family seeks justice in double homicide

WHITING | For 10 years, Kymberli Janek has waited for justice for her slain brother and his friend. 

May 25, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Father pleads guilty to neglect in accidental fatal shooting of 2-year-old

Father pleads guilty to neglect in accidental fatal shooting of 2-year-old

CROWN POINT | A Gary man pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent in the death of his 2-year-old daughter, who was accidentally shot by her sister, according to court records.

May 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Felony charges dismissed against Hobart officer

CROWN POINT | A Hobart officer who Police Chief Richard Zormier says has been on administrative leave for more than a year pending felony charges entered a pretrial diversion agreement Wednesday.

May 22, 2014 11:05 pm

Man charged in Hammond homicide says he's ready for day in court

CROWN POINT | A man accused of killing a Hammond man during an attempted robbery had been out of jail on bail for less than a week when the shooting happened, according to court records.

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Gary man faces rape charges

GARY | A 44-year-old man is accused of raping a woman and forcing her to have sex with a teenage boy, according to court records.

May 20, 2014 7:30 pm
Co-defendant in Lucky Mart Foods killing gets 12 years in prison

Co-defendant in Lucky Mart Foods killing gets 12 years in prison

CROWN POINT | A Merrillville man credited for helping convict Jeremy Blue in the slaying of a Lucky Mart Foods clerk was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. 

May 16, 2014 6:00 pm
Hobart man charged in officer-related shooting

Hobart man charged in officer-related shooting

HOBART | A late-night meal ended in a shoot-out with officers after a 53-year-old man shot another man in the head, authorities said.

May 15, 2014 6:45 pm
Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of two brothers

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of two brothers

CROWN POINT | An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to fatally shooting one of two Gary brothers less than a mile from their home in 2013, according to court records. 

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