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Welders spark fire at Lake County Government Center

Welders spark fire at Lake County Government Center

Welders working on a construction project at the Lake County Assessor's office sparked a blaze that forced the closure of Building A at the Lake County Government Center Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 12:45 pm
Historic day in Indiana: Wedding bells ring for same-sex couples

Historic day in Indiana: Wedding bells ring for same-sex couples

Hours after a federal judge struck down Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage, Highland residents Adam White and Eric Evans rushed into the Lake County clerk's office.

June 25, 2014 7:40 pm Video Photos

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Wedding bells ring for area same-sex couples

Wedding bells ring for area same-sex couples

Hobart residents Fred Williams, 55, and Devin Gibson, 38, pose outside the clerk's office after getting married. The couple were one of the first same-sex marriages in the county.

June 25, 2014 6:45 pm
Wedding bells ring for area same-sex couples

Wedding bells ring for area same-sex couples

Hammond residents Rick Soria, 42, and Scott Fech, 46, were one of the first same-sex married couples. The two stand Wednesday outside the clerk's office.

June 25, 2014 6:42 pm
Lake County couple married today

Lake County couple married today

Highland resident Eric Evans, left, holds son Sawyer as he and Adam White, far right, become the first gay couple to wed in Lake County.

June 25, 2014 2:33 pm
Low turnout reported in Lake County primary

Low turnout reported in Lake County primary

CROWN POINT | Ethard McIlroy has worked on election day for years and estimates Tuesday's voter turnout could be one of the worst in years. 

May 06, 2014 7:35 am Photos

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Gary police continue investigate brazen homicide

Gary police continue investigate brazen homicide

The Gary Police Department conducts their Friday evening roll call at the scene of Thursday's fatal shooting. Gary police Chief Wade Ingram said the restaurant is the center of life for the neighborhood. 

May 02, 2014 5:23 pm
Gary police continue investigating brazen homicide

Gary police continue investigating brazen homicide

Gary police Chief Wade Ingram speaks to the media about Thursday's fatal shooting. 

May 02, 2014 5:22 pm
Chicago woman fatally shot in Gary early Thursday

Chicago woman fatally shot in Gary early Thursday

GARY | A Chicago woman was shot to death early Thursday inside a home in the 300 block of Wilson Street, the Lake County coroner's office said. 

April 24, 2014 8:36 pm
Chicago woman fatally shot in Gary early Thursday

Chicago woman fatally shot in Gary early Thursday

A Chicago woman was shot to death early Thursday inside this house in the 300 block of Wilson Street in Gary, the Lake County coroner's office said. 

April 24, 2014 8:16 pm
Shooting at St. Mary's

Shooting at St. Mary's

Authorities work outside St. Mary's School after a reported shooting outside the facility Monday afternoon.

April 21, 2014 5:45 pm
Community mourns for Whiting boy killed in hit-and-run

Community mourns for Whiting boy killed in hit-and-run

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. 

April 17, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Hobart mayor won't back possible immigration detention center

Hobart mayor won't back possible immigration detention center

Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor tells the Concerned Citizens of Hobart Sunday about his decision to not support the possible immigration detention center in the city. 

April 13, 2014 6:19 pm
'Lovable' Gary man among 2 killed in fiery crash

'Lovable' Gary man among 2 killed in fiery crash

GARY | Two drivers were killed in a fiery collision and rollover crash early Thursday in Gary.

March 27, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Neighbor rescues Hammond woman from burning home

Neighbor rescues Hammond woman from burning home

HAMMOND | Fire officials are calling a Hammond man a hero after he rescued his neighbor from her burning home Wednesday morning.

March 26, 2014 2:05 pm
Cops: Gary man steals ambulance, drives through Lake County to Chicago

Cops: Gary man steals ambulance, drives through Lake County to Chicago

A man stole a Prompt ambulance Tuesday, triggering a police chase through much of northern Lake County into south Chicago, police said.

March 18, 2014 9:00 pm

Michigan City couple die in apparent murder-suicide

MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City couple died Sunday in their home in an apparent murder-suicide, officials said. 

March 16, 2014 7:50 pm Related
Latest snowfall leaves hundreds without power

Latest snowfall leaves hundreds without power

The latest snowfall left thousands without power for most of Wednesday and caused numerous crashes.   

March 12, 2014 7:01 pm Photos

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3 people shot, 1 killed in Gary

3 people shot, 1 killed in Gary

A Lake County coroner's office van sits at the scene of a fatal shooting Monday night in Gary. One person was killed.

March 10, 2014 11:35 pm
Fatal shooting marks region's first homicide of 2014

Fatal shooting marks region's first homicide of 2014

Police tape lies on the ground Monday after an 18-year-old man was found shot to death earlier in the day inside a vehicle in the 4900 block of Eighth Avenue in Gary.

February 10, 2014 7:05 pm

Local Purdue students reflect on shooting, lockdown

Chesterton native Remy Hoang was on his way to his physics lecture Tuesday when he heard sirens going off throughout Purdue University's campus. 

January 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Fire displaces at least 10, damages 2 buildings in E.C.

Fire displaces at least 10, damages 2 buildings in E.C.

East Chicago authorities said a fire late Tuesday damaged two buildings and displaced at least 10 people. Red Cross officials were expected to assist with shelter for the displaced residents.

January 14, 2014 9:15 pm
Fire damages house, garage in Merrillville

Fire damages house, garage in Merrillville

Firefighters work outside a Merrillville home Monday night after a fire damaged a detached garage and a portion of the house.

December 31, 2013 12:17 am
Fire damages house, garage in Merrillville

Fire damages house, garage in Merrillville

Firefighters work at the scene of a fire Monday night in the 1000 block of East 61st Place.

December 31, 2013 12:17 am
Sophia's House of Pancakes catches on fire

Sophia's House of Pancakes catches on fire

Firefighters work Tuesday night to put out a fire at Sophia's House of Pancakes in Highland.

December 24, 2013 7:20 pm
Menorah

Menorah

The Chabad of Northwest Indiana's public menorah was stolen sometime Saturday night into Sunday morning. Munster police located and returned the menorah Sunday morning. 

December 01, 2013 5:52 pm
Rescue's the second for Lake Station dogs pulled from fire

Rescue's the second for Lake Station dogs pulled from fire

A garage in the 2800 block of Clay Street in Lake Station was damaged Sunday night. A total of 17 dogs were in the structure and displaced, although no serious injuries were reported to the animals. The dogs were taken to the Humane Society of Hobart after the fire.

November 26, 2013 12:00 am
Rescue's the second for Lake Station dogs pulled from fire

Rescue's the second for Lake Station dogs pulled from fire

A Lake Station police officer and a member of the Humane Society of Hobart give oxygen to a dog after a house fire damaged a garage it and 16 other dogs were living in late Sunday night. No injuries were reported.

November 25, 2013 8:00 pm
Dogs spared from Lake Station house fire

Dogs spared from Lake Station house fire

A Humane Society of Hobart worker holds a dog after a fire in Lake Station displaced 17 pets.

November 24, 2013 9:05 pm
Gas leak prompts evacuation of E.C. neighborhood

Gas leak prompts evacuation of E.C. neighborhood

EAST CHICAGO | Residents near 145th Street and Baring Avenue were evacuated for four hours Monday during the city’s latest gas leak.

November 18, 2013 8:50 pm Video Photos

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Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

An Oak Lawn man was shot and killed in August at his family-run convenience store at 1650 Virginia St. in Gary while working his brother's shift, officials said. Gary's mayor and police chief want convenience stores and gas stations to have more surveilance video cameras and shorter hours in…

October 26, 2013 10:45 pm
Family of five rescued from fire

Family of five rescued from fire

The windows of an apartment where a fire took placed are boarded up Sunday. A family of five was rescued from the fire late Saturday, Hammond fire officials said.

October 06, 2013 8:00 pm
Fatal lightning strikes twice in Gary

Fatal lightning strikes twice in Gary

A house at 1180 Jefferson Court in Gary is roped off following a fatal fire Thursday. Officials say a lightning strike caused the fire.

September 19, 2013 7:42 pm

Officials investigating homicide in Gary

GARY | A 39-year-old man was gunned down in a car Tuesday morning, marking the city's 40th homicide this year.

September 17, 2013 10:55 am Related
Gary teen struck and killed by train

Gary teen struck and killed by train

GARY | Wednesday seemed like an ordinary day for Lew Wallace STEM Academy freshman Diquan Thomas.

September 12, 2013 1:55 pm
Neighbor killed in house explosion

Neighbor killed in house explosion

LOWELL | Inspectors searched rubble of a Lowell home Tuesday that exploded Monday night, killing a neighbor who apparently was investigating something suspicious.

September 10, 2013 1:50 pm Video Photos

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Neighbor killed in house explosion

Neighbor killed in house explosion

A 75-foot wide debris field marks the south side of a house that exploded near Lowell on Monday night. 

September 09, 2013 11:07 pm
Reports: Residence explodes in Lowell

Reports: Residence explodes in Lowell

Debris from a house explosion near Lowell on Monday night litters the ground.

September 09, 2013 11:02 pm
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Police

Lansing police surround an apartment complex Wednesday night on Torrence Avenue as they search for a suspect.

September 05, 2013 5:40 pm
Officials investigating glittery, silver materials found in NWI

Officials investigating glittery, silver materials found in NWI

A glitter-like material covers an outdoor chair owned by Jason Harris, of the Robertsdale section of Hammond. Harris said he woke up Sunday and Monday the find the material on his car, pool and outdoor furniture.

September 02, 2013 10:40 pm
Officials investigating glittery, silver materials found in NWI

Officials investigating glittery, silver materials found in NWI

Tiny silver particles are seen on the hand of a resident Monday in the Robertsdale section of Hammond.

September 02, 2013 10:39 pm
March on Washington

March on Washington

Wesley Scully, president of NAACP Michigan City branch, and Bishop Harvey, 59, of Merrillville take part in Saturday's rememberance of the March on Washington that took place 50 years ago. Harvey, as a 9-year-old, attended the 1963 march which was highlighted by Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I H…

August 24, 2013 5:27 pm
Clerk shot, killed at family-run Gary convenience store

Clerk shot, killed at family-run Gary convenience store

GARY | Police on Monday continued searching for suspects in the fatal shooting of a south suburban man who was working his brother's shift at their family's Gary convenience store.

August 19, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Clerk shot and killed at family-owned Gary convenience store

Clerk shot and killed at family-owned Gary convenience store

An Oak Lawn man was shot and killed Sunday at his family-run convenience store at 1650 Virginia St. in Gary while working his brother's shift, officials said.

August 19, 2013 7:07 am
Oak Lawn man gunned down at Gary food mart, officials say

Oak Lawn man gunned down at Gary food mart, officials say

A 28-year-old man was gunned down Sunday afternoon at the food mart at 1650 Virginia St. in Gary.

August 18, 2013 7:07 pm
Residents remember fatally shot huskies

Residents remember fatally shot huskies

About 40 people held a candlelight vigil at the Crown Point square late Sunday for two dogs killed in an incident last week in Crown Point.

July 21, 2013 9:16 pm
Residents remember fatally shot huskies

Residents remember fatally shot huskies

Stephanie Pocius, a volunteer at CPR Fund rescue, helps a girl light candle during vigil.

July 21, 2013 9:13 pm
Gary restaurant manager shot in head, killed

Gary restaurant manager shot in head, killed

GARY | Anthony Green Sr. raised his voice and began praying yards from the body of his 24-year-old son, who was gunned down Thursday night.

July 11, 2013 11:56 pm
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