A roundup of local crime and courts stories during the week.
CROWN POINT — A man told police he was struck in the head with a gun as he looked in a mirror at a bar, turned around and was shot in the ches…
Suspicions that two Lake County teenagers were killed in a botched Porter County drug deal last month were first brought to police by a friend…
HOBART — Police are seeking tips about a man suspected of robbing a Family Express gas station and a customer at gunpoint early Thursday.
LAKE STATION — In a bout of road rage a man allegedly pulled up to a woman's car, smiled then fired several rounds into her vehicle that had h…
BURNHAM—The body of a 51-year-old woman was found near the state line Thursday, and her daughter says her mom was the victim of a hit-and-run.
CROWN POINT — A judge dismissed a motion Thursday to suppress evidence in a case against a Gary 17-year-old accused of stabbing her mother to death.
MICHIGAN CITY — A LaPorte County sheriff's office civilian employee has been arrested on charges of child pornography, police said.
VALPARAISO — The cause of death has been released for one of two teens killed last week in what police are describing as a botched drug deal.
MUNSTER — Hammond police took three people into custody and recovered a handgun Thursday after a carjacking in Munster and brief chase in Hamm…
EAST CHICAGO — An acting police sergeant accused of soliciting female co-workers for nude photos was promoted Tuesday night despite an ongoing…
GARY — NIPSCO’s proposed rate hike would burden families struggling to make ends meet, residents said as they urged the City Council to champi…
CROWN POINT — A 74-year-old man is accused of repeatedly molesting a young relative between 2014 and 2017 and strangling her while warning her…
ST. JOHN TOWNSHIP — Lake County sheriff's police are seeking tips about two people accused of using stolen credit cards at local stores.
VALPARAISO — A woman accused of abandoning her children in a home without running water or a working furnace made her initial appearance in co…
WHEATFIELD — A man armed with two knives allegedly injured three police officers while resisting arrest. The man then became combative with ja…
MUNSTER— A man was chased out of the Jewel Osco in Dyer and fled to the neighboring Jewel Osco in Munster, leading police on a store-to-store …
CROWN POINT — A 54-year-old man told a judge Tuesday he went to visit his lifelong friend's home in 2017 and thought he was being welcomed ins…
VALPARAISO — Nearly 23 years after allegedly surprising a 60-year-old Valparaiso woman in her home by forcing her to the floor, wrapping duct …
It began with a Saturday morning meeting with a confidential informant and ended with the discovery of two missing teenagers' remains in a bur…
VALPARAISO — Police are not limiting their investigation of Connor Kerner to the local double slaying the 17-year-old was charged with Monday.
CROWN POINT — A man and his brother were charged Friday in a brutal beating that left the man's adult son in a coma for six days last year.
HAMMOND — Faced with a struggling car wash business and mounting debt, two Lake County brothers used an insider trading tip from a close frien…
CROWN POINT — Police used a tactical vehicle, chains and steel hooks to remove a metal security door from a Gary home Saturday after a woman r…
A Chicago man was sentenced to 57 months in prison on Tuesday, more than a year after he was first charged with selling black tar heroin to an…
CROWN POINT — An East Chicago man convicted Friday of residential entry, battery and invasion of privacy charges faces new allegations he atte…
CROWN POINT — A Lake Criminal Court judge dismissed charges Monday against a Hammond man accused of twice attempting to torch his ex-girlfrien…
An ex-football coach from Kankakee Valley High School accused of pocketing fundraising donations was arrested over the weekend, according to t…
VALPARAISO — A 17-year-old Valparaiso boy murdered two Lake County teens last Monday during a drug deal gone bad, according to charging record…
CROWN POINT — A bond review hearing for a former Lake County councilman accused of beating and holding a former political ally against her wil…
HAMMOND — With City Court winding down by the end of 2019, the city is creating an Ordinance Violations Bureau to handle all non-traffic, low-…
VALPARAISO — A 17-year-old boy is expected to be charged Monday with two counts of murder in connection with the disappearance last week of tw…
Traffic is reportedly backed up along the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 in the area of Interstate 80/94 as a result of a vehicle off the roadway.
MICHIGAN CITY — A two-day gun buyback program took 145 guns out of circulation, Michigan City Police Department spokesman Sgt. Chris Yagelski said.