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Work release inmate captured after manhunt in C.P.

CROWN POINT | An inmate who had spent only a day at the Kimbrough Work Release Center escaped the program Wednesday afternoon, promoting a manhunt by area agencies. 

April 23, 2014 9:27 pm
Community mourns slain woman

Community mourns slain woman

GRIFFITH | A day after a woman was shot to death by her estranged husband in the parking lot of St. Mary's School, the community called for an end to domestic violence.

April 22, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Fatal shooting at church parking lot in Griffith

Fatal shooting at church parking lot in Griffith

GRIFFITH | A Chicago woman was killed Monday by her estranged husband in the parking lot of St. Mary's School who later turned the gun on himself, police said.

April 21, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Second boy killed in hit-and-run in less than a week

Second boy killed in hit-and-run in less than a week

A boy was killed Wednesday in Northwest Indiana's second fatal hit-and-run crash within a week. 

April 16, 2014 9:28 pm Photos

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Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash

Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash

LAKE STATION | An 11-count federal indictment filed Wednesday alleges Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, improperly used money from the city's food pantry and his re-election campaign at local casinos. 

April 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Community starts Passover holiday

MUNSTER | People across Northwest Indiana began observing Passover on Monday night. 

April 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Harvey man facing murder, attempted murder charges

Harvey man facing murder, attempted murder charges

HARVEY | Police arrested a 25-year-old man who is a suspect in a 2011 homicide and wanted on five additional outstanding arrest warrants.

April 14, 2014 5:06 pm

Gary teen killed in hit-and-run crash

GARY | A 13-year-old boy died late Saturday after being struck in a hit-and-run crash in the 4900 block of Vermont Street in Gary, police said. 

April 13, 2014 8:00 pm
Hobart mayor won't back possible immigration detention center

Hobart mayor won't back possible immigration detention center

HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor announced Sunday his administration will not support a privately owned immigration detention center in Hobart. 

April 13, 2014 7:30 pm Related

E.C. man identified as second man killed in crash

GARY | An East Chicago man was identified Thursday as one of two men who died in a two-car fiery collision last month, officials said.

April 10, 2014 5:58 pm Related

Lake Station gas station robbed twice in one week

LAKE STATION | Rich's Gas Station was robbed at gunpoint for a second time in less than a week, Lake Station police said. 

April 08, 2014 11:00 pm

State rep's campaign news releases called into question

GARY | At least three news releases promoting the re-election of Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary, were sent within a week using resources from the Indiana University Northwest School of Education.

April 08, 2014 8:38 pm
Colorado officials may have found body of missing Chesterton man

Colorado officials may have found body of missing Chesterton man

CHESTERTON | Officials in Colorado believe they may have found the body of a Chesterton man who went missing last month while on a hiking trip. 

April 03, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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FBI on hunt for suspects in brazen bank robbery in East Chicago

FBI on hunt for suspects in brazen bank robbery in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The FBI identified two East Chicago residents accused of taking part in a brazen armed bank robbery and shooting at officers.

April 03, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Hammond mayor hesitant to contribute funds toward South Shore extension

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. plans to propose a resolution to the City Council later this month that would help fund an environmental study on the impact of the South Shore extension but would hold off on providing funding to the extension.

April 02, 2014 8:15 pm

Adults, teens arrested in brawl near Hammond High

HAMMOND | Eight people were arrested Tuesday in a brawl that began when the mother of one of two teens fighting jumped in, police said.

April 02, 2014 7:35 pm

Dying Munster woman asking court to recognize her same-sex marriage

MUNSTER | A Munster woman is asking a federal judge to compel the state to recognize her as a married woman before she dies. 

April 01, 2014 8:30 pm

Woman killed, husband critically injured in domestic shooting

HAMMOND | A 37-year-old woman was shot to death by her husband late Saturday, police said. 

March 30, 2014 7:00 pm

Gary city worker carjacked at gunpoint

GARY | A city worker was carjacked at gunpoint Tuesday morning in his department vehicle, police said.

March 25, 2014 8:30 pm

Man accused of swindling thousands from investors

HAMMOND | A Porter County man is accused of swindling investors from their life savings and retirement accounts. 

March 25, 2014 8:14 pm

Man arrested following Merrillville bank robbery

MERRILLVILLE | A man believed to be involved in two robberies of Fifth Third Bank branches was arrested Thursday, police said.

March 20, 2014 8:45 pm

Former Lake Ridge school official faces federal charges

HAMMOND | A former Lake Ridge Community Schools business manager was charged in federal court with embezzling $134,054 in school funds, according to court records.  

March 20, 2014 8:30 pm

Lake Station poised to become next community to back South Shore project

LAKE STATION | Lake Station is expected to become the latest Lake County community to provide financial backing for the South Shore extension to Dyer.

March 19, 2014 9:30 pm
Lansing police investigating death of 2-year-old

Lansing police investigating death of 2-year-old

LANSING | Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child who was found dead in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue.

March 19, 2014 8:59 pm Photos

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Be warned: Indiana State Excise Police might crack down on your March Madness bets

Be warned: Indiana State Excise Police might crack down on your March Madness bets

As Northwest Indiana residents scramble to fill out a bracket, some might want to pause before adding money to the mix. 

March 19, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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Longtime Hammond pastor Peter Georgacakes dead at age 83

Longtime Hammond pastor Peter Georgacakes dead at age 83

HAMMOND | The Rev. Peter J. Georgacakes never really did retire.

March 17, 2014 8:30 pm
3 people shot, 1 killed in Gary

3 people shot, 1 killed in Gary

GARY | One person was killed and two others were shot Monday night in the 1100 block of Dekalb Street, police said.

March 10, 2014 11:30 pm
E-cigarettes largely unregulated

E-cigarettes largely unregulated

Tucked behind a shopping plaza on a quieter stretch of U.S. 41 in St. John, a small shop is part of the booming industry of electronic cigarettes.

March 08, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Two E.C. men arrested on drug, gun charges

EAST CHICAGO | A 23-year-old man is facing federal gun charges after he was arrested Friday by the Region STOP Team, police said. 

March 03, 2014 6:39 pm
Fantasy storms the region with inaugural NWI Comic Con

Fantasy storms the region with inaugural NWI Comic Con

SCHERERVILLE | Stormtroopers roamed the Villa Cesare on Sunday alongside the grim reaper, princesses and a man donning a Spider-Man Snuggie. 

February 23, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Gary man accused of robbing bank, shooting cop to be sentenced

HAMMOND | A Gary man who could face 24 years in prison said in federal court records he was driven to take part in an armed bank robbery that wounded an officer because he wanted to buy Christmas gifts for his children. 

February 18, 2014 9:00 pm

Man dies in cop-related shooting in Hammond

HAMMOND | A man died late Sunday after being shot in an officer-related shooting in the 6600 block of Ohio Avenue, police said.

February 16, 2014 10:27 pm

E.C. police continue investigating homicide

EAST CHICAGO | Police continue investigating Monday night's shooting that killed one teen and critically injured another.

February 13, 2014 9:15 pm

Former Merrillville employee could face prison time

HAMMOND | A former Merrillville Town Court clerk could face 30 to 37 months in prison, according to a sentencing memorandums filed in federal court this week. 

February 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Two people shot blocks away from Thornridge High School

DOLTON | Two people were wounded, one critically, in a shooting Tuesday night about a block away from Thornridge High School, police said.

February 11, 2014 10:15 pm
Fatal shooting marks region's first homicide of 2014

Fatal shooting marks region's first homicide of 2014

GARY | An 18-year-old man was found shot to death inside a car Monday morning, marking the region's first homicide of the year, police said. 

February 10, 2014 8:00 pm

Police seize more than $90K in alleged gambling money from local bars

Three Lake County bars were charged by Indiana State Excise Police with public nuisance for promoting professional gambling on the eve of Super Bowl XLVIII.

February 02, 2014 3:57 pm
Former college football player faces home invasion, child abduction charges

Former college football player faces home invasion, child abduction charges

LANSING | A former University of Wisconsin football player was charged Thursday with home invasion and child abduction, police said. 

January 30, 2014 10:45 pm

Valpo man arrested after domestic battery

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday after threatening to harm himself and his son, Porter County deputies said. 

January 30, 2014 9:30 pm

State cites stores for selling Christmas spirits

More than a dozen Northwest Indiana Speedway convenience stores were cited by Indiana State Excise Police for selling alcohol on Christmas Day.

January 29, 2014 8:15 pm
Lake County work release inmate found dead in Calumet City

Lake County work release inmate found dead in Calumet City

CROWN POINT | A 31-year-old man officials had been searching for since he failed to return to the Kimbrough Work Release Center was found dead last weekend. 

January 28, 2014 8:45 pm

Man charged in Gary child porn case to plead guilty

HAMMOND | A Gary man accused of purchasing a child to produce child pornography plans to plead guilty in federal court this week, according to court documents.

January 27, 2014 7:00 pm
Fire destroys Valparaiso pharmacy

Fire destroys Valparaiso pharmacy

VALPARAISO | A fire late Saturday destroyed a Fagen Pharmacy for the second time in less than a year. 

January 26, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Chicago man killed in I-94 crash inspired many

Chicago man killed in I-94 crash inspired many

CHICAGO | Jerry Dalrymple, of Chicago, first fell in love with his LaPorte summer home eight years ago.

January 24, 2014 8:48 pm

Kings of the road, truck drivers, voice opinions about interstates

GARY | Truck driver Shelly Vanscyoc said she cringes at the thought of driving on Indiana interstates. 

January 24, 2014 8:19 pm
3 dead in multivehicle crash on I-94 near Michigan City

3 dead in multivehicle crash on I-94 near Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Three people were killed and more than 20 motorists were injured in a crash involving more than 40 vehicles in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 near mile marker 37, Indiana State Police said. 

January 23, 2014 10:30 pm Video Photos

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Homewood, Harvey men tied to loan fraud scheme

CHICAGO | A Homewood man and a Harvey man are among a group accused of fraudulently obtaining 28 car loans worth $914,000, according to court records. 

January 22, 2014 6:42 pm

Water main break prompts boil order for some in Griffith

GRIFFITH | Residents south of Main Street are under a 48-hour boil order after a water main break Sunday disrupted service, officials said.

January 19, 2014 8:45 pm

Cheer Fund ends seasonal campaign with nearly $50,000

HAMMOND | The Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund raised a record $48,793.31 during the holiday season. 

January 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Hebron mother, newborn killed in crash

EAGLE CREEK TOWNSHIP | A 37-year-old woman and her 1-month-old baby were killed Thursday morning in a vehicle crash believed to be caused by icy road conditions, officials said. 

January 16, 2014 9:00 pm
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