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Eastbound Borman open after fuel leak

HAMMOND | All lanes on eastbound Interstate 80/94 reopened about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday after crews cleaned up fuel leaking from a semi near Kennedy Avenue, police said.

August 27, 2014 10:15 pm

Defendant admits he sought cocaine from undercover cop

HAMMOND | A man pleaded guilty on his second day of trial Tuesday to federal charges alleging he attempted to buy 10 kilograms of cocaine from an undercover officer at a Gary truck stop.

August 27, 2014 9:25 pm

Police: Man taken to hospital after being assaulted, robbed

GARY | A 20-year-old man was taken to an emergency room after he was struck in the face and robbed by two men with guns, Gary police said.

August 27, 2014 6:53 pm

Crash causing delays on southbound I-94 at Sibley, police say

DOLTON | Illinois State Police said late Tuesday they had received reports of injuries in a crash that forced the closure of all lanes on southbound Interstate 94 at Sibley Boulevard.

August 26, 2014 11:15 pm

C.P. man to admit role in theft of over $500K in tax refunds

HAMMOND | A Crown Point man has agreed to plead guilty in a tax and identity fraud scheme targeting mostly female prison inmates, federal court records show.

August 26, 2014 9:30 pm

E.C. police turn over fatal shooting case to prosecutor's office

EAST CHICAGO | A man arrested Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting in East Chicago has been turned over to Whiting police, an official said.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm

Gary crime briefs

Man tells Gary police he was shot after pair asked for change

August 26, 2014 6:00 pm
Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

August 25, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Fire guts vacant East Chicago building

Fire guts vacant East Chicago building

EAST CHICAGO | The cause of a fire Monday afternoon at a vacant building that once housed Daisy's Tap remains under investigation, an East Chicago fire official said.

August 25, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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No serious injuries reported in crash on westbound Borman Expressway

GARY | A crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80/94 between Burr and Grant streets briefly slowed traffic Sunday night, police said.

August 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Ozone levels prompt Air Quality Action Day alert

Environmental agencies are warning people to limit outdoor activity Monday because of poor air quality expected across northern Indiana.

August 24, 2014 8:35 pm
Gary could be next Ferguson if racial injustice isn't addressed, speakers say

Gary could be next Ferguson if racial injustice isn't addressed, speakers say

GARY | Americans must act to end racial injustice or the anger it breeds will continue to boil over in communities across the country.

August 21, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Couple robbed as they exited car in Gary, police say

GARY | A man pointed a gun at a couple as they exited their car in Gary early Thursday and took their cellphones, wallets and the woman's purse, police said.

August 21, 2014 5:15 pm
Man wanted on warrants captured after school placed on lockdown

Man wanted on warrants captured after school placed on lockdown

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | An East Chicago man wanted on several warrants was captured Wednesday following a foot chase that led to the lockdown of an elementary school, police said.

August 20, 2014 10:45 pm

Hammond man dies from wounds suffered in bar shooting

HAMMOND | A Hammond man died Tuesday from wounds he suffered in a shooting last weekend at a bar on Hohman Avenue, officials said.

August 20, 2014 9:45 pm
Sheriff's police, coroner's office investigating death

Sheriff's police, coroner's office investigating death

WINFIELD | Lake County sheriff's police and coroner's officials are investigating a death that occurred Wednesday night in the 7500 block of East 117th Avenue in Winfield.

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Hammond officer's gun, equipment recovered after auto burglary

CEDAR LAKE | Police investigating the theft of two dirt bikes last weekend learned about an auto burglary in which a Hammond police officer's service firearm and equipment were stolen, officials said.

August 20, 2014 9:30 pm

2 killed in separate shootings in Chicago Heights

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Two men were killed in separate shootings overnight Monday in Chicago Heights, police said.

August 20, 2014 7:30 pm

2 killed in separate shootings in Chicago Heights

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Two men were killed in separate shootings overnight Monday in Chicago Heights, police said.

August 20, 2014 7:30 pm

Police: Man fled with purse after dragging woman on ground

GARY | A Gary woman told police Tuesday that a man fled with her purse after dragging her on the pavement while she tried to hold onto it, police said.

August 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Police: 19-year-old had no permit for gun wrapped in sweatshirt

GARY | Officers arrested a 19-year-old man on a gun charge Monday after stopping him and another man as they walked down the middle of a street, police said.

August 20, 2014 6:00 pm

Police: Woman threw knife at man during argument in Gary

GARY | A 54-year-old man was taken to a hospital Monday after he was stabbed in a domestic dispute, police said.

August 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Gary man shot, killed while driving in Glen Park

Gary man shot, killed while driving in Glen Park

GARY | A Gary man was killed Tuesday night when someone shot him multiple times as he drove in the Glen Park neighborhood and his car hit a tree, officials said.

August 19, 2014 11:15 pm Photos

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Emergency workers on scene of gas leak in Calumet Township

CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Emergency workers responded Monday night to a gas leak in the 3100 block of West 47th Place in Calumet Township, officials said.

August 18, 2014 11:21 pm

Police: Attempted robbery suspects found with ax, sledgehammer in vehicle

CEDAR LAKE | A man suspected of attempting to rob the Casey's General Store with an ax and a sledgehammer was apprehended along with two companions early Sunday by a sheriff's officer, police said.

August 18, 2014 7:51 pm
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