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Shootings left one dead and wounded two others early Saturday as a wave of gun violence continued for a second day in Gary.
The Lake County Board of Commissioners is trying to recoup the $415,000 they paid to a company two years ago to purchase LED lights that were never delivered.
Region eateries have been able to accommodate more customers but many are still spacing out diners, restricting capacity on their own, and doing more takeout and delivery business than dine-in.
The case languished for two years as police sorted through a number of false leads until receiving an anonymous letter stating the 38-year-old Farmer had bragged about the crime.
The officer stopped the vehicle and a police dog conducted a "free-air sniff," which resulted in a positive alert, police said.
After striking the officer, "he screamed for (a woman) to record the entire incident, trying to provoke officers into retaliation," according to the incident report.
Gary police officials paid a visit Monday to Building With Care, a day care in the city's Midtown neighborhood that was struck by gunfire during an altercation between two people.
A driver and passenger crashed on the 14A exit ramp to Grant Street and were placed under arrested before being transported to a local hospital, police said.
The driver is also accused of leading police on a chase for nearly two miles before pulling over, Indiana State Police said.
Police announced they are investigating the death of a child who they found unresponsive at a home Monday in Merrillville.
"I believe that it's easy to have a misfire with someone who is not familiar with the gun," Gerald Dye said.
Beginning Friday, most Hoosiers going to Chicago, and most Chicago residents who visit Indiana, are required to quarantine in Chicago for at least 14 days following their arrival or return before going out in public.
The woman was reportedly uncooperative during her arrest, collapsed to her knees and began yelling that officers threw her to the ground while she was pregnant, though she wasn't, police said.
Defense attorney Herbert Shaps said jury selection might take longer than usual because he will have to ensure potential jurors haven't been tainted by Facebook comments.
Blasingame admitted in a plea agreement he planned with co-defendants Stephen L. Henderson, of Gary, and Michael A. Craig Jr., of Merrillville, to rob Jacqueline Gardner, 24, and her boyfriend as Gardner arrived home from work.
Carolyn Rimpson, 61, was found dead Sept. 29, 2015, outside an abandoned home in the 4000 block of Broadway in Gary. She died from blunt force trauma to the head.
A pursuit ended with officers pulling the unconscious suspect out of a burning vehicle.
Roxann Kerner, who said she works as an executive for a software company, testified in the murder trial against her son after prosecutors and the judge agreed to grant her immunity.
The man's girlfriend was arrested on suspicion of assisting a criminal. She had prior knowledge of Thomas' warrant in the murder case and helped him elude law enforcement, an official said.
The chase ended when the driver got stuck in a field off of Liverpool Road in Hobart.
The man first ran into the woods after being placed in restraints, and then later jumped out of a squad car, police said.
The recording, which purportedly captures part of the killings in question, was made discreetly on a cellphone by John Silva II, 20, of Hamlet, according to officials.
Anello's attorney, Michael Winkleman, said Anello will not face any jail time and that he will serve probation in Indiana. He told The Times the civil lawsuit against Royal Caribbean is ongoing.
Witnesses told police the victim intended to drop off gifts for his children and wanted to spend the night with their mother, but she was with defendant Shaughn Nelson that night, court documents state.
Defendant Mark Windsheimer II allegedly threatened to "blow this (expletive) up," and homicide victim Landen Cowart replied: "Then get to bustin'," records state.
Cristian A. Anaya, 24, was injured in the crash early Sept. 20 in the area of 45th Avenue and Ross Road in Calumet Township, Lake Criminal Court records state.
The pursuit first went south into St. John and then turned back going north to Hammond, eventually ending back in Munster.
The woman's car was in drive at the time, and it struck a curb and stopped, documents state.
Husiar testified that Kerner stopped by his apartment a few days after the double slaying he is accused of carrying out and nearly immediately said he "had to shoot a kid."