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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.
EAST CHICAGO | A 23-year-old man is facing federal gun charges after he was arrested Friday by the Region STOP Team, police said.
SCHERERVILLE | Stormtroopers roamed the Villa Cesare on Sunday alongside the grim reaper, princesses and a man donning a Spider-Man Snuggie.
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.
HAMMOND | A man died late Sunday after being shot in an officer-related shooting in the 6600 block of Ohio Avenue, police said.
EAST CHICAGO | Police continue investigating Monday night's shooting that killed one teen and critically injured another.
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.
DOLTON | Two people were wounded, one critically, in a shooting Tuesday night about a block away from Thornridge High School, police said.
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.
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.
LANSING | A former University of Wisconsin football player was charged Thursday with home invasion and child abduction, police said.
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday after threatening to harm himself and his son, Porter County deputies said.
More than a dozen Northwest Indiana Speedway convenience stores were cited by Indiana State Excise Police for selling alcohol on Christmas Day.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | A fire late Saturday destroyed a Fagen Pharmacy for the second time in less than a year.
CHICAGO | Jerry Dalrymple, of Chicago, first fell in love with his LaPorte summer home eight years ago.
GARY | Truck driver Shelly Vanscyoc said she cringes at the thought of driving on Indiana interstates.
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.
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.
GRIFFITH | Residents south of Main Street are under a 48-hour boil order after a water main break Sunday disrupted service, officials said.
HAMMOND | The Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund raised a record $48,793.31 during the holiday season.
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.
WHITING | Martina Mirelez is ready to get her life back.
GARY | Police were searching Wednesday for a driver who shot a Valparaiso man during a road rage incident on I-80/94.
EAST CHICAGO | A fire Tuesday night in East Chicago displaced at least 10 people and damaged two buildings, officials said.
Commuters should have a smoother ride along Cline Avenue on Monday morning after officials reopen the road.
HAMMOND | Two defendants of the sweeping federal racketeering case against the Imperial Gangsters street gang have accepted plea agreements, according to court records.
Region residents will want to get their long johns ready as temperatures are expected to reach dangerous levels below zero.
KANKAKEE TOWNSHIP | A Griffith man was killed and 15 others were injured when a pickup truck hit a bus carrying casinogoers Wednesday on U.S. 20 near County Road 450 East, deputies said.
CROWN POINT | Northwest Indiana's first baby of the year did not come quietly.
GARY | A wave of letters supporting indicted former Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas was filed Tuesday, including one from Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.
MERRILLVILLE | A fire damaged a house in the 1000 block of East 61st Place late Monday.
HAMMOND | A Gary woman accused of letting a man use her two daughters to make child pornography has entered a plea agreement, according to federal court records.
HOBART | A Hobart firefighter who was critically injured after driving his van into his home earlier this month died late Saturday, officials said.
CROWN POINT | An 80-year-old man died Sunday following a car crash that is believed to be weather-related in the 7500 block of East 117th Street.
HAMMOND | The Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund received an additional $2,500 since Tuesday.
Though Pope Francis has been the leader of the Catholic Church for less than a year, many Catholics in Northwest Indiana report an overwhelming positive response to the new leadership.
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago residents who fire off guns during New Year's Eve might want to rethink their plans.
HAMMOND | On the eve of Christmas Day, organizers of the Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund estimated thousands of Northwest Indiana residents will have a Christmas dinner with food vouchers it funds.
HAMMOND | A federal judge issued an order Monday denying a Calumet City man's request to withdraw a plea agreement on bank robbery and kidnapping charges, according to court records.
HAMMOND | The Good Neighbor Cheer Fund saw a drastic jump in its donation drive last week after a $10,000 donation was made in memory of the late Grandpa Claus of North Hammond.
GARY | The Gary Police Department announced Tuesday changes the department has made stemming from a state-issued evaluation from earlier this year.
MUNSTER | As Dan Gescheidler sorted through the mail for the Good Neighbor Cheer Fund in The Times' Munster office, he had to do a double take on one particular note.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago actress best known in recent years for her role in the "Friday the 13th" movies and a LaPorte businessman are being inducted this week to the South Shore Wall of Legends.
GARY | Six-year-old Nykolas Buckwalter shyly walked Monday down the gym of the John Will Anderson Club of The Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Indiana to claim his bicycle.
HAMMOND | This year's Good Neighbor Christmas Cheer Fund has lost one of its most mysterious and generous donors.
GARY | After seeing her boyfriend shot to death early Monday in Gary, a wounded 30-year-old woman was thrown to the ground and had a gun pointed at her, police said.
CHICAGO | A Hobart man was arrested Tuesday night and is accused of fighting with a Chicago officer and paramedics, police said.
MUNSTER | Police are searching for an Illinois man who went missing after visiting his father in Munster.
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