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Police investigate after a woman and her 12- and 15-year-old daughters were shot about 11:20 a.m. Sunday in an attempted robbery. Their car was found in the 6000 block of Calumet Avenue. The attempted robbery occurred in the 900 block of Morris Street in central Hammond, police said.
The rear passenger side window of a woman's car was shot out Sunday in an attempted robbery in central Hammond. The woman driving the car suffered a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound, police said. Her 12- and 15-year-old daughters were airlifted in critical condition to a Chicago hospital.
Hammond firefighters work to extinguish a mulch fire Tuesday at the former Calumet Pallet Co., 2640 Calumet Ave., after cutting through a large section of fence to gain access to the property.
A Lake County Sheriff's Department officer searches Sunday an alley near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place after Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was shot and killed nearby.
A Gary police officer receives a hug Sunday from a local citizen following the killing of Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield early Sunday morning. Westerfield, 47, was shot and killed in his car while it was parked at 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place.
An officer wipes tears from his eyes as he helps search for a suspect that killed a fellow police officer Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield early Sunday near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place in Gary.
Police search alleys near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place in Gary near where Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was shot and killed early Sunday morning.
A Lake County coroner's van and other authorities gather at the scene of a police officer's slaying early Sunday in Gary at 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place. A manhunt is underway Sunday afternoon for the suspect in the crime.
A police officer searches a cable box early Sunday looking for evidence after a Gary police officer was shot and killed in his squad car near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place.
Officers can be seen giving hugs to one another after a fellow Gary officer Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was killed early Sunday morning in Gary near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place.
An officer on the scene receives a hug early Sunday morning after a fellow officer was killed near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place.
The car of Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield is towed Sunday from the scene of his killing with a police escort. Westerfield was killed early Sunday morning near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place in Gary.
Officers salute as the Lake County coroner's office prepares to transport the body of fellow officer Jeffrey Westerfield on Sunday morning. Westerfield, 47, was shot and killed in his squad car while it was parked at 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place early Sunday.
Firefighters respond to a downed tree during a night of severe thunderstorms that included tornado warnings throughout the region. No tornado touchdowns were reported.
Emergency responders react to downed power lines in Lake County on Monday night.
An ambulance sits Monday night by a pier near Whihala Beach in Whiting as rescue workers search Lake Michigan for Jose Alcazar, 18, of Hammond.
There was heavy fog early Saturday morning when a car crashed into a disabled truck on Interstate 80/94 just west of Grant Street.
Indiana State Police Officers document the scene of a fatal crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 80/94 near Grant Street.
Firefighters work on the scene of an apartment building fire Thursday in the Lake in The Woods apartment complex in Hobart. About nine to 10 families have been displaced. Two were rescued, one transported with smoke inhalation and the other transported for a psychiatric evaluation, officials said.
Units in the Lake of the Woods apartments complex in Hobart were damaged Thursday by a fire that had multiple sources, fire officials said. A tenant was taken into custody, police said.
Board up crews begin cleaning up Saturday night after a car drove into the 7-Eleven at the corner of 45th Street and Cline Avenue.
An driver drove her car into the 7-Eleven store in Griffith on the corner of 45th Street and Cline Avenue on Saturday night.
Crime scene tape surrounds a home in the 6400 block of Cleveland street in Merrillville early Saturday morning. Police investigate a fatal shooting of a 4-year-old boy.
Family members and friends console one another early Saturday morning in the 6400 block of Cleveland Street in Merrillville after a 4-year-old boy was fatally shot.
Crews from Calumet City and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District were on the scene of a sinkhole Monday that is connected to the Deep Tunnel project at Veterans Park in the 1500 block of Burnham Avenue. The heavy rains from Sunday night caused the lid to explode, sending metal and deb…
A crack has spread across the entire eastbound lanes of Chicago Avenue in East Chicago near Cline Avenue. Officials were concerned and barricaded off the area.
Several family members had to be rescued from their vehicle that couldn't make it through the flooded street in the 1400 block of 165th Street in Hammond late Sunday night.
Hammond Firefighters rescue a family from there vehicle stuck in the 1400 block of 165th Street after flooding in Hammond late Sunday evening.
A Jeep is stranded in the 1400 block of 165th street Late Sunday night. The heavy rain caused flash flooding. The occupants had to be rescued by the Hammond Fire Department in a boat.
Trees fell on powerlines and a house in the 400 block of Colfax Street in Griffith late Sunday as a powerful storm moved through the area.
An electric pole leans at the intersection of 45th and Colfax at Terpstra's Sunday evening after a powerful storm ripped through the area.
Thick, black smoke from a Hammond brush fire pours over I-80/94, causing traffic to come to a standstill in both directions.
Flames from a brush fire near I-80/94 in Hammond could be seen from miles away Saturday night.
A brush fire rages Saturday night near I-80/94 in Hammond.
Police officers examine the inside of a Gary squad car after it was involved in a fiery crash on the Burr Street overpass at Interstate 80/94 late Thursday night. The police officer was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.
The rear end of a Gary squad car rests on the guard rail of the southbound Burr Street overpass at Interstate 80/94 late Thursday night after being involved in a fiery crash that sent the officer to the hospital.
Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance speaks to the media Monday night about the shooting that occurred earlier in the afternoon on the property of St. Mary's in Griffith. Behind him, from left, are Griffith Town Councilman Rick Ryfa Griffith Detective Lt. Matt Argadine and Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram.
Two candlelight vigil parishioners give the Rev. Theodore Mens a hug in the parking lot behind St. Mary's School in Griffith late Monday after he spoke with the media about the shooting that took place on the property earlier in the evening.
VALPARAISO | Bargain hunters lined up for the Times Ultimate Indoor Garage Sale at the Porter County Expo. Center Saturday morning.
Plywood covers a large hole in an apartment building in the 900 block of Lincoln Highway in Schererville, after a car drove into the building early Sunday. The cause of the wreck is under investigation.
A firefighter works at the scene of a house fire Saturday in the 8000 block of Kooy Drive in Munster.
Smoke billows from a home Saturday as firefighters investigate a house fire in the 8000 block of Kooy Drive in Munster. One man was taken to the hospital.
Police investigate the death of 2-year-old Jahariah Patterson on Wednesday at a home in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue in Lansing.
Police investigate a child's death Wednesday at a home in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue in Lansing.
Constructions crews at Munster Community Hospital assesses damages caused by the strong storms last June. Work on the hospital is now nearing its conclusion.
At least six passenger vehicles and two semis were involved in a weather-related crash Saturday morning on southbound Interstate 65 in Gary. Several people were taken to local hospitals.
Fire departments from Crown Point and Schererville assist the Merrillville Fire Department in fighting a fire that broke out in a business strip mall in the 8000 block of Tyler Street late Wednesday night. At least two businesses were severely damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Hobart tight end Nick Bokun catches a pass against Highland this past season. Bokun recently committed to play football at Penn in the Ivy League.
A fire in a two-story apartment building quickly spread to a single-family residence next door late Tuesday in the 5000 block of Tod Avenue in East Chicago.
Firefighters work to put out hot spots Tuesday night after a fire in an apartment building next door to this single family home in the 5000 block of Tod Avenue in East Chicago.
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