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Police shut down the northbound Kennedy Avenue ramp from eastbound Interstate 80/94 Friday night after a vehicle crashed into a pond near the exit ramp. A Hammond woman died in the accident.
A vehicle is partially submerged in a pond Friday night near the exit from 80/94 onto Kennedy Avenue.
A custodian at Peifer Elementary School wears gloves and a mask Wednesday as she cleans and disinfects the school. Approximately 130 students became ill with what the Lake County Health Department believes to be norovirus.
A custodian works in a classroom at Peifer Elementary School in Schererville to clean and disinfect all surfaces room by room Wednesday evening.
Flames shoot out from a fire at Stash Construction in Calumet Township. The fire was reported as starting on the roof at about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday.
Firefighters at the site of a fire Wednesday afternoon at Stash Construction, 2701 W. 45th Ave. in Calumet Township, were hampered by a lack of hydrants nearby. A line had to be run five blocks north to bring water to the site.
Griffith's Nathyn Sierra (36) returns the ball to the 44-yard line Friday night against the Lowell as he's brought down by a host of Red Devils.
Griffith's Antonio Suarez catches a short pass from quarterback Troy Cullen and is immediately tackled by a Lowell defender during Friday night's game.
Lowell's Ike James runs the ball and is immediately brought down by Griffith's Marcus Marsenic during Friday night's game at Griffith.
Lowell's Zach Bobos fights his way into the end zone for another Red Devils touchdown during Friday night's game at Griffith.
Griffith quarterback Troy Cullen is sacked by Lowell's Josh Knoblich (2) deep in his own territory during Friday night's game at Griffith.
Lowell's Ike James runs for a 75-yard touchdown against Griffith Friday night at Griffith. The score gave Lowell a 13-0 lead.
Lowell's Austin Bell (23) dives on the ball after failing to catch the opening kickoff against Griffith. Lowell was backed up near the 2-yard line to open the game at Griffith.
Lowell's Ike James runs the ball for 87 yards and a Red Devils touchdown during the first quarter of Friday night's game against Griffith.
Lowell's Ike James had an 87-yard touchdown run against Griffith in Week 4. James rushed for 191 yards and five TDs Friday against Highland.
A specially trained bomb sniffing dog and his handler investigate the perimeter of the Merrillville Municipal Complex late Wednesday afternoon. A bomb threat was received around 3:30, just a half hour after fallen Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz's funeral procession had gone by.
A bomb sniffing dog searches the area Wednesday afternoon around fallen Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz's squad car that was parked near Broadway at the Merrillville Municipal Complex after a bomb threat was received around 3:30.
About 50 police officers exit a parking garage at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after paying their respect to fallen officer Nickolaus Schultz early Tuesday morning before escorting him to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office where an autopsy will be performed before he is …
A Merrillville police officer stands next to Joe Hamer, chairman of the Indiana F.O.P. Critical Incident and Memorial Team, holding a folded American flag early Tuesday morning as officers prepare to move Nickolaus Schultz to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
A police officer gets emotional as she sees the hearse carrying fallen Officer Nickolaus Schultz from Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn to the Cook County Medical Examiner in Chicago.
Merrillville squad cars sit near the emergency room entrance Sunday night at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Merrillville Patrolman 2nd Class Nickolaus Schultz died Sunday after being shot Friday night while responding to a call in Merrillville.
The police car of Merrillville police Patrolman 2nd Class Nickolaus Schultz is displayed in mourning Sunday after he died from a gunshot wound he suffered Friday. Schultz is the first Merrillville officer to be killed in the line of duty.
The patrol car of Patrolman 2nd Class Nickolaus Schultz is draped in bunting out of respect for him and flags are at half-staff at the Merrillville Municipal Complex on Sunday. An autopsy for the 24-year-old Merrillville officer is set for Monday in Chicago.
The town of Merrillville lowered its flags to half-staff Sunday after the death of Patrolman 2nd Class Nickolaus Schultz was announced. Schultz had been on the department for about a year. He was a 2009 Lowell High School graduate. He died Sunday after being mortally wounded in the line of d…
Merrillville Fire Department firefighters hang purple bunting from the entrance to the Merrillville Municipal Complex on Sunday to honor Patrolman 2nd Class Nickolaus Schultz. Schultz died from his injuries Sunday.
Merrillville Patrolman 2nd Class Nickolaus Schultz's patrol car sits in front of the Merrillville Municipal Complex with the front window black out with bunting to honor the life of Schultz. Schultz succumbed to his injuries Sunday morning after being shot late Friday.
Bunting is up at Merrillville Muncipal Complex after the death of officer Nickolaus Schultz on Sunday.
Local police officers can been seen hugging one another late Friday night in the 8900 block of Lincoln Circle after a Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus Schultz was shot. A suspect in the residence was dead. Schultz is in critical condition in an Oak Lawn hospital.
Authorities gather outside the condominium of a suspect who had allegedly shot and critically wounded a Merrillville police officer late Friday night.
Police establish a secondary perimeter after learning of the possibility that an improvised explosive device was believed to be in the residence. A Merrillville police officer was shot and a suspect was dead at the scene in the 8900 block of Lincoln Circle late Friday night.
Crime scene investigators gather tolls to document the scene of an officer-involved shooting late Friday night in the 8900 bock of Lincoln Circle in Merrillville.
Local police officers gather at the scene late Friday where a Merrillville police officer Nickolaus Schultz, 24, was shot. A suspect had committed suicide. Schultz remained in critical condition Saturday night.
Police were going door to door interviewing residents in the area around 82nd Place in Merrillville early Saturday after Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus Schultz was shot and a suspect was later found dead in a condominum in Tempe Lake Condominums near the 8900 block of Lincoln Circle i…
SWAT team members converge on the corner of 82nd Place and Johnson Street in Merrillville late Friday night after authorities responded to an un-wanted subject call. Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus Schultz was shot and critically wounded. The suspect, Michael Hrnciar, was found dead at…
Local police officers gather at the scene late Friday night where a Merrillville police officer was shot. Officials said the suspect committed suicide at the scene. Officer Nickolaus Schultz is in critical condition.
Authorities restrict the area near the scene of an officer-involved shooting late Friday in the 8900 block of Lincoln Circle in Merrillville. Among those at the scene was Lake County Sheriff John Buncich, right.
A worker covers up a large hole Monday in the front of a home in the 1800 block of Poplar Lane in Munster. Lightning may be to blame for the fire. Munster fire officials were unavailable for comment Monday night.
A contractor works to board up a home Monday in the 1800 block of Poplar Lane in Munster. The home may have been struck by lightning, but Munster fire officials were not available for comment Monday night.
A drain pipe in the backyard of 1500 block of Gleneagles Drive in the Briar Ridge subdivision failed Saturday afternoon with the heavy rains. A 40 by 50 pool of water resulted.
Two vehicles became trapped in the floodwater at the viaduct on U.S. 30 near U.S. 41 in Schererville Saturday afternoon. Heavy rains dropped more than 3 inches of water.
A crime scene investigator with Illinois State Police takes a picture of the vehicle identification number on car in a parking lot where four people were shot Thursday in Sauk Village. Dozens of shots were fired, striking several vehicles and storefronts, police said.
A crime scene investigator photographs evidence in a parking lot Thursday as Sauk Village Police Chief Timothy Holevis talks to reporters about a fatal shooting. A 16-year-old from Sauk Village was killed and three others were wounded in the shooting about 1:45 p.m. outside a strip mall in t…
An officer at the scene picks up personal belongings from the crash site in the parking lot of Brandy's in the 700 block of U.S. 41 in Schererville after a fatal rollover Tuesday.
A car traveling north on U.S. 41 ended up on its roof in the parking lot of Brandy's. Al Devries, 51, of Dyer, the driver of the car, was killed.
Tanker trucks from several area fire departments were lined up Saturday night, ready to supply water for fighting a fully involved residential fire in Lake O' The Woods.
A tanker truck delivers water as firefighters continue to fight a fire late Saturday night in the 1900 block of Sager Rd. in Valparaiso. There are no hydrants in the area which resulted in a level 2 tanker alarm.
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.
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