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2 girls in critical, mom hospitalized after shooting in Hammond

2 girls in critical, mom hospitalized after shooting in Hammond

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.

July 27, 2014 3:37 pm
2 girls in critical, mom hospitalized after shooting in Hammond

2 girls in critical, mom hospitalized after shooting in Hammond

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.

July 27, 2014 3:37 pm
Chief: Cause of pallet fire may remain mystery

Chief: Cause of pallet fire may remain mystery

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.

July 22, 2014 9:56 pm
Police Search For COP KILLER

Police Search For COP KILLER

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.

July 06, 2014 2:37 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

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.

July 06, 2014 12:41 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

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.

July 06, 2014 12:41 pm
Manhunt Under Way for Suspects in Officer's Death

Manhunt Under Way for Suspects in Officer's Death

Police search alleys near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place in Gary near where Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was shot and killed early Sunday morning.

July 06, 2014 12:39 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

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.

July 06, 2014 12:40 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

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.

July 06, 2014 12:39 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

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.

July 06, 2014 12:40 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

An officer on the scene receives a hug early Sunday morning after a fellow officer was killed near 26th Avenue and Van Buren Place.

July 06, 2014 12:41 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

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.

July 06, 2014 12:42 pm
Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

Gary officer shot, killed in his squad car

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.

July 06, 2014 12:41 pm
Severe storms hammer region

Severe storms hammer region

Firefighters respond to a downed tree during a night of severe thunderstorms that included tornado warnings throughout the region. No tornado touchdowns were reported.

June 30, 2014 10:05 pm
Severe storms hammer region

Severe storms hammer region

Emergency responders react to downed power lines in Lake County on Monday night.

June 30, 2014 10:07 pm
Missing Swimmer in Lake Michigan

Missing Swimmer in Lake Michigan

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.

June 17, 2014 12:09 am
Hammond man dies in crash

Hammond man dies in crash

There was heavy fog early Saturday morning when a car crashed into a disabled truck on Interstate 80/94 just west of Grant Street.

May 31, 2014 7:03 am
Hammond man dies in crash

Hammond man dies in crash

Indiana State Police Officers document the scene of a fatal crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 80/94 near Grant Street.

May 31, 2014 7:02 am
Police: Woman in custody after Hobart apartment fire

Police: Woman in custody after Hobart apartment fire

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.

May 22, 2014 9:44 pm
Woman in custody after Hobart apartment fire, police say

Woman in custody after Hobart apartment fire, police say

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.

May 22, 2014 9:42 pm
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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.

May 17, 2014 9:43 pm
Car Crashes into 7-Eleven

Car Crashes into 7-Eleven

An driver drove her car into the 7-Eleven store in Griffith on the corner of 45th Street and Cline Avenue on Saturday night.

May 17, 2014 9:42 pm
Fatal shooting in Merrillville

Fatal shooting in Merrillville

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.

May 17, 2014 1:45 pm
4-year-old boy shot, killed in Merrillville

4-year-old boy shot, killed in Merrillville

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.

May 17, 2014 1:45 pm
Heavy rainfall causes damage to structure connected to Deep Tunnel

Heavy rainfall causes damage to structure connected to Deep Tunnel

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…

May 12, 2014 12:03 pm
Sink Hole Develops on Chicago Ave in E.C.

Sink Hole Develops on Chicago Ave in E.C.

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.

May 11, 2014 10:28 pm
Family rescued from flooded vehicle

Family rescued from flooded vehicle

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.

May 11, 2014 10:25 pm
Rescued

Rescued

Hammond Firefighters rescue a family from there vehicle stuck in the 1400 block of 165th Street after flooding in Hammond late Sunday evening.

May 11, 2014 10:26 pm
Car stranded in flood waters

Car stranded in flood waters

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.

May 11, 2014 10:23 pm
Trees and Lines Down On House in Griffith

Trees and Lines Down On House in Griffith

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.

May 11, 2014 10:22 pm
Thousands remain without power as storm cleanup continues

Thousands remain without power as storm cleanup continues

An electric pole leans at the intersection of 45th and Colfax at Terpstra's Sunday evening after a powerful storm ripped through the area.

May 11, 2014 10:22 pm
Fire crews contain large brush fire near 80/94

Fire crews contain large brush fire near 80/94

Thick, black smoke from a Hammond brush fire pours over I-80/94, causing traffic to come to a standstill in both directions.

May 03, 2014 9:02 pm
Fire crews contain large brush fire near 80/94

Fire crews contain large brush fire near 80/94

Flames from a brush fire near I-80/94 in Hammond could be seen from miles away Saturday night.  

May 03, 2014 9:01 pm
Fire crews contain large brush fire near 80/94

Fire crews contain large brush fire near 80/94

A brush fire rages Saturday night near I-80/94 in Hammond.

May 03, 2014 9:02 pm
Truckers pull Gary officer from squad after fiery crash

Truckers pull Gary officer from squad after fiery crash

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.

April 24, 2014 11:18 pm
Truckers pull Gary officer from squad after fiery crash

Truckers pull Gary officer from squad after fiery crash

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.

April 24, 2014 11:18 pm
Fatal shooting at church parking lot in Griffith

Fatal shooting at church parking lot in Griffith

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.

April 21, 2014 11:01 pm
Fatal shooting at church parking lot in Griffith

Fatal shooting at church parking lot in Griffith

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.

April 21, 2014 10:56 pm
Lined Up for Ultimate Sale

Lined Up for Ultimate Sale

VALPARAISO | Bargain hunters lined up for the Times Ultimate Indoor Garage Sale at the Porter County Expo. Center Saturday morning.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
Cops: Man crashed into S'ville apartment complex

Cops: Man crashed into S'ville apartment complex

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.

March 30, 2014 6:19 pm
Munster fire sends man to hospital with burns

Munster fire sends man to hospital with burns

A firefighter works at the scene of a house fire Saturday in the 8000 block of Kooy Drive in Munster.

March 22, 2014 3:59 pm
Munster fire sends man to hospital with burns

Munster fire sends man to hospital with burns

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.

March 22, 2014 3:59 pm
2-year-old Lansing girl's death ruled a homicide

2-year-old Lansing girl's death ruled a homicide

Police investigate the death of 2-year-old Jahariah Patterson on Wednesday at a home in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue in Lansing.

March 20, 2014 6:48 am
Lansing police investigating death of 2-year-old child

Lansing police investigating death of 2-year-old child

Police investigate a child's death Wednesday at a home in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue in Lansing.

March 19, 2014 8:30 pm
Lake County communities on the move

Lake County communities on the move

Constructions crews at Munster Community Hospital assesses damages caused by the strong storms last June. Work on the hospital is now nearing its conclusion.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
Mother Nature not letting up yet

Mother Nature not letting up yet

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.

March 01, 2014 10:44 am
Two M'ville businesses damaged by fire

Two M'ville businesses damaged by fire

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.

January 29, 2014 9:19 pm
Nick Bokun, Hobart

Nick Bokun, Hobart

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.

January 23, 2014 9:13 pm
Fire displaces at least 10, damages 2 buildings in E.C.

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

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.

January 14, 2014 9:50 pm
Fire displaces at least 10, damages 2 buildings in E.C.

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

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.

January 14, 2014 9:50 pm
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