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Gary Man Dies After Crash in Construction Zone

Sue Dahlen contributed to this report April 28, 2017-According to a release from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, a Gary man was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident early this morning. Information derived from the scanner indicates that the accident involved a passenger vehicle striking a construction vehicle near the intersection of I-65… Read More »

Hammond Police Seek Information on Serial Arsonist

Police have a juvenile person of interest in custody but seek additional information, urge residents to be vigilant in reporting any suspicious activity April 25, 2017-The Hammond Police Dept. in cooperation with the Hammond Fire Dept. is investigating a string of arsons that occurred between 4/24/17 at approx. 4:15 am and 4/25/17 at approx.. 5:30… Read More »

East Chicago Man Indicted for Defrauding Gary Housing Authority

Ashley D. Dunlap is listed on the records of the City of East Chicago as co-owner of D&R Site Services and sole owner of D&R Construction as of March 1, 2017 April 25, 2017-United States Attorney Clifford Johnson announced today that Ashley D. Dunlap, age 54, of East Chicago has been charged with defrauding the… Read More »

INDOT to Host Public Meeting April 27 Regarding I-65 Expansion

Source:  Indiana Department of Transportation April 24, 2017- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is hosting a public meeting to present preliminary design, plans to maintain traffic and the project schedule for the approximately 13-mile stretch of I-65 from State Road 2 to U.S. 30 in Lake County. The meeting will be held at Crown… Read More »

State Police Investigate Officer Involved Shooting in Michigan City

Source: Indiana State Police news release April 22, 2017-Indiana State Police detectives and crime scene investigators at the request of Michigan City Police Chief Mark Swistek are investigating an off duty police shooting. The shooting occurred at approximately 3:54 p.m., this Saturday, April 22, 2017, afternoon. Preliminary investigation revealed two Michigan City police officers who… Read More »

One Dead After Officer Involved Shooting in Portage

April 22, 2017-A traffic stop in Portage today led to an officer firing his service revolver and killing a man according to a statement from Portage Police Chief Troy Williams. Few details are available as the case is now being investigated by the Porter County Sheriff’s Department. According to the statement from Chief Williams, “n… Read More »

BREAKING: Two Shot at Mansards Apartments in Griffith

Sue Dahlen contributed to this report April 22, 2017-Griffith Police were called to the Mansards Apartments just after 8:30 p.m. tonight for a report of a shooting. According to information derived from the scanner, two females were found to have been shot outside an apartment in the 1800 block of Arbogast (south side of Ridge).… Read More »

Gary Schools Superintendent Drops Claims Against Board Member Carlos Tolliver

By Kimmie Gordon, reprinted with permission. All rights reserved in original author. April 22, 2017-GCS Superintendent Cheryl Pruitt filed an ’order dismissing petition for protection’ in open court last week, dissolving all malicious and slanderous claims against board member Carlos Tolliver of whom she alleged made verbal threats against her. Pruitt was granted an emergency… Read More »