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The man, a tree trimming contractor, fell 40 to 50 feet.
Devante Johnson, 18, of Gary, was identified by the coroner’s office Saturday. The office used dental records to identify Johnson, whose body was found March 28 when a man spotted bones in a field.
SCHERERVILLE — A 24-year-old Crown Point man died in a motorcycle crash late Saturday on U.S. 41.
A 39-year-old motorcyclist died after striking a guardrail late Saturday on U.S. 20.
Two people said a man with a gun approached them with "his hand behind his back," and was allegedly yelling at them, a police report states.
"The outcome was sad, unconscionable and unfortunately far too long in the making based on the way our society has neglected proper care and services for mental health."
One man died and a passenger was injured when a vehicle crashed into a utility pole on Monday according to the Lake County Coroner's Office.
Two women told police a man on a bicycle exposed himself to them in separate incidents on the same evening a week ago, according to police.
He pleaded guilty after his phone was found by two young girls in a bathroom where he worked. Police said he directed the two girls to the bathroom where the phone was recording.
A new development will bring Chick-fil-A, Olive Garden, and Longhorn Steakhouse to Schererville.
St. John took the top spot as the No. 1 safest place to live in Indiana, with the lowest numbers in both violent and property crimes.
All the videos were shot in a dorm at Wehrenberg Hall and were posted by someone using the same obscene screen name, police said. All of the students said they did not give permission to be filmed or to have the videos posted online.
On Monday, school board members met in person for the first time in months, to discuss a number of items, including a brief update on the months-long search for a new superintendent.
The body of a drowning victim was found Tuesday afternoon during a search in the waters of the Indiana Dunes State Park.
It's a case that the judge likened to the tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Gov. Eric Holcomb signed 167 new state laws approved by the Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate during the 2020 legislative session…
If Alysha Ramos successfully completes one year of the home detention, she will be eligible to petition the court to modify back to probation.
Police are pursuing criminal charges against a Lowell man accused of blocking in a female Amazon truck driver to prevent her from leaving his driveway.
He was reportedly shocked by the level of the test results and said he drinks alcohol every day, police said.
Former Times of Northwest Indiana reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski is featured in the new Netflix documentary "Athlete A."
Police are looking for two suspects who robbed the store Tuesday, officials said.
He convinced a judge to lift an order barring him from having any contact with his two young sons, including one he is accused of battering and leaving disabled with a much shorter life expectancy.
Square Roots Co-owner Kyle Ropac told The Times that after the employee failed a health screening on Saturday, they tested positive for COVID-19.
Rental assistance of up to $2,000 over four months will be available to households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for those living outside Marion County, state leaders announced.
A 21-year-old Portage man was fleeing police before crashing into the rear of a semitrailer truck and dying as a result of his injuries, police said.
In a second superseding indictment filed Thursday, federal prosecutors alleged the defendants also played a role in the June 26, 2016, murder of Isaiah Edwards, 19, at a home Caldwell rented in the 2500 block of Jefferson Street.
That admission is revealed in police body cam video, recently obtained by The Times from Hammond police, as a drunken driving case remains pending against Michael Opinker in Lake County court.
Protesters at Community Hospital in Munster demanded justice for Jamal Williams, who was shot and killed by a security guard after being admitted as a psychiatric patient last week.
The empty Gander Mountain by Southlake Mall is being transformed into glow-in-the-dark maze with Instagrammable photo ops.
When asked why he was waving at officers, he reportedly said, "Cause I didn't think you would have caught me and I seriously was not trying to be funny. I'm truly sorry for risking everyone's lives by doing this stupid thing."
Dozens gathered at Family Christian Center Friday morning to remember the life of Ryan Askew.
One of the boys disclosed the alleged sexual abuse because the family was planning to move back to Tennessee, where the children would be more isolated, records state.
He walked up to the woman as she sat in her car and fired about 15 shots, Lake Criminal Court records allege.