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Man charged in burglary after roommate recognized him, officials say

CROWN POINT | A man who said, "Tell him this is what he gets," as he ran off with items taken in a burglary got what was coming to him Thursday, court records show.

September 11, 2014 8:00 pm

Cops: E.C. man shot girlfriend after she broke up with him

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was charged Wednesday after shooting his girlfriend in the abdomen as she broke up with him, police said.

September 11, 2014 7:00 pm
Police: 3 gunmen force way into home as children enter

Police: 3 gunmen force way into home as children enter

GARY | Three gunmen forced their way into a Gary woman's home as her children came in Wednesday and demanded money, police said.

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Rose Ride planned in memory of fallen Merrillville officer

The Unforgotten Souls Motorcycle Club on Wednesday announced a Rose Ride in Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz's memory will take place Thursday night.

September 10, 2014 9:15 pm

Region under flash flood watch until Wednesday afternoon

Heavy rain predicted early Wednesday prompted the National Weather Service to issued a flash flood watch for the south suburbs and much of Northwest Indiana.

September 09, 2014 9:45 pm

Lowell-area man charged in battery investigation, police say

EAGLE CREEK TOWNSHIP | A Lowell-area man faces charges alleging he beat a woman who was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 9:30 pm
Woman held against her will, sexually assaulted

Woman held against her will, sexually assaulted

LAKE STATION | A Lake Station man was charged Tuesday after holding a Michigan woman against her will and sexually assaulting her, police said.

September 09, 2014 9:00 pm
Region police escort slain M'ville officer's body to Chicago

Region police escort slain M'ville officer's body to Chicago

CHICAGO | Some police officers fought back tears and construction workers removed their hard hats Tuesday during a procession for fallen Merrillville Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz.

September 09, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Man shot in back while walking in Gary's Glen Park area

GARY | A 33-year-old man was shot by someone in a vehicle as he walked late Monday in Gary's Glen Park neighborhood, police said.

September 09, 2014 6:00 pm
Gary police seek information about missing woman, 60

Gary police seek information about missing woman, 60

GARY | Police are searching for a 60-year-old woman who has dementia and schizophrenia and went missing Sunday.

September 09, 2014 12:05 am
Chicago doctor's body found in Lake Michigan

Chicago doctor's body found in Lake Michigan

PORTER | The body of a Chicago doctor was recovered Monday from Lake Michigan after he fell overboard from a boat Sunday night, officials said.

September 08, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Officer's death a devastating loss for Lowell, friends say

Officer's death a devastating loss for Lowell, friends say

It's no surprise that fallen Merrillville police Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz was among the first to enter a condo where a man who'd previously been evicted was waiting in ambush, one of Schultz's former coaches said.

September 07, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Merrillville police officer dies from gunshot wound

Merrillville police officer dies from gunshot wound

MERRILLVILLE | Police Patrolman 2nd Class Nickolaus Schultz died Sunday, less than two days after being shot by a man wearing body armor and waiting in ambush inside a Merrillville condo unit, authorities said.

September 07, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Correction: Info in officer shooting story inaccurate

Information inaccurate: A story Sunday about the shooting of a Merrillville police officer contained inaccurate information. Police made several attempts to contact suspect Michael Hrnciar, 33, before entering a condominium unit and exchanging gunfire with Hrnciar, Northwest Indiana Major Cr…

September 07, 2014 5:00 pm

Two to admit to staging crashes for insurance payouts

HAMMOND | Two more defendants plan to plead guilty to charges alleging they staged car crashes in Northwest Indiana and Illinois to profit from insurance payouts, federal court records show.

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

Police charge two in robbery and shooting in Cedar Lake

CEDAR LAKE | Two men were charged Wednesday in connection with a robbery and shooting last week in Cedar Lake's Hilltop neighborhood, police said.

September 05, 2014 8:25 pm

Man robbed at gunpoint while walking in Gary

GARY | A 47-year-old man was robbed Wednesday while walking in Gary, police said.

September 05, 2014 8:10 pm

Witness says pair fired shots, wounded man near E.C. park

EAST CHICAGO | A man was shot in the back Wednesday night in East Chicago's South Side neighborhood, police said.

September 04, 2014 8:20 pm
Trailer fire slows rush-hour commute on Borman Expressway

Trailer fire slows rush-hour commute on Borman Expressway

GARY | It wasn't chips onboard a trailer covered in Frito-Lay advertisements that were smoking hot Thursday, but rather a load of rolled foam insulation, police said.

September 04, 2014 8:00 pm

2 men charged with stealing batteries from semis in Griffith

GRIFFITH | Two men were charged Wednesday in connection with a theft last month of seven automotive batteries and an aluminum step plate from two semis parked in Griffith, court records show.

September 04, 2014 12:05 am

Mayor: Timing right for E.C. cleanup settlement

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland said Wednesday that news of a proposed settlement for an estimated $26 million environmental cleanup in East Chicago's Calumet neighborhood couldn't have come at a better time.

September 03, 2014 9:35 pm

Staff at Hobart retailer put kibosh on fraud scheme, Hobart police say

HOBART | A Gary woman who used stolen Social Security numbers and fake IDs to go on a spending spree was arrested Sunday after staff at the Hobart Best Buy caught on to her scheme, police said.

September 03, 2014 8:06 pm

Crash on westbound Borman slows rush hour traffic

HAMMOND | A single-vehicle rollover crash Wednesday on the westbound Borman Expressway jammed up traffic just before the rush hour, police said.

September 03, 2014 5:11 pm

Michigan City police warn of nighttime robberies near beach

MICHIGAN CITY | Police said Tuesday they have increased patrols in Michigan City's beachfront area following two robberies in the past week.

September 02, 2014 7:30 pm
Police seek tips in robbery at gas station in Hammond

Police seek tips in robbery at gas station in Hammond

HAMMOND | Police said they're seeking information about a man who robbed a Hammond gas station Thursday while wearing women's sunglasses.

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