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Weekly Safety Report: Democratic Party Considers Succession Plan, Shooting at Gas Station, Fraud Charges, Stolen Car Chase, Tesla Crashes into Home, Axe-Wielding Figure Spotted in Lake County, Indiana
Lake County Dems are considering a succession plan in case Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. is convicted of felony charges. A suspect was arrested after a shooting at a gas station in Munster. A Schererville man was charged with fraud for allegedly misusing funds from a GoFundMe account for his son's funeral costs. Police are searching for a suspect who stole a car and caused a high-speed chase in northwest Indiana. A Tesla crashed into a home in Crown Point, narrowly missing the homeowner. Surveillance footage captured an unidentified individual carrying an axe in Hobart.
Weekly Safety Report: Stolen Car Crash and Assault over BBQ Sauce hit Gary, Indiana
This week in Gary, Indiana, two incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. In the first incident, a suspect stole a car and led police on a high-speed chase, resulting in a crash. The second incident involved a man attacking a friend over the absence of barbecue sauce for burgers.
Weekly Safety Report: Tesla Crashes into Home, New Police Officers Sworn in Crown Point
This week in Crown Point, Indiana, two incidents occurred that were bookmarked for a weekly safety report. The first incident involved a Tesla crashing into a homeowner's house, narrowly missing the homeowner who usually sits on the couch where the car landed. The second incident was the swearing-in of two new police officers during a Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats & Kittens Up for Adoption in Whiting, IN
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Whiting.
Fall Fest to be eventful and fun-filled
State Rep. Vernon G. Smith, Gary Mayor Jerome Prince, Gary Councilman Dwight A. Williams, County Councilman Charlie Brown, Sheriff Oscar Martinez, County Commissioner Kyle Allen, Calumet Twp. Trustee Kimberly Robinson, and County Assessor LaTonya Spearman will join forces to sponsor the 3RD Annual Fall Fest. The event will be held on Ridge Road in front of the Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Rd on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1-6 p.m.
Weekly Safety Report: Car Pursuit and Swearing-in of New Officers in Porter County, Indiana
Two incidents occurred in Porter County, Indiana this week. In the first incident, two individuals were arrested after leading Indiana State Police on a pursuit. The suspects were driving a stolen vehicle and ignored the trooper's instructions before crashing the car. In the second incident, the Valparaiso Police Department welcomed five new officers through a swearing-in ceremony.
Twin Peaks to Open New Indiana Location
The ultimate sports lodge to hire upwards of 170 team members ahead of Schererville opening. is expanding its northern footprint by opening its renowned sports bar, packed with TVs and frosty 29° draft beers in Schererville, Ind. on Nov. 13. The location will be operated by franchisee Dos Montes.
Lake County E-911 workers sign contract before deadline with better starting pay
Lake County’s E-911 workers have a signed and approved 2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement about three months before their current contract expires. Byron Bonham, business representative for the United Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 21, which represents the workers in Lake County’s 105 union-represented positions, said members passed the new pact by an overwhelming majority. The union does ...
Illinois woman drove drunk with her toddler: cops
CROWN POINT — A Calumet woman drove drunk on I-80/94 with her toddler son in the back seat, according to charges filed in the Lake Superior Court on Wednesday. Kennedie Smith, 27, was charged with two felonies: neglect of a dependent and operating while intoxicated. If convicted on all charges, the Illinois woman would face up to five years in prison.
$8M Tech Development at Historic Gary Union Station
The City of Gary and national telecommunications development firm Digital Equity, LLC announced the development of an $8 million Fiber Smart House in the historic Gary Union Station, kick starting a concerted, multi-phase effort to create a tech community in Northwest Indiana. The 10,000 square-foot Fiber Smart House will usher...
Summit armed robbery ends with Markham barricade; suspect dead, spokesman says
An armed robbery in south suburban Summit ended with a barricade situation and standoff in Markham Thursday, law enforcement said.
Two Indiana Women Arrested After Confronting Officers During SWAT Operation
EAST CHICAGO – Tensions soared Thursday as two women were apprehended in East Chicago during a SWAT operation. According to reports, Latayazia Washington, 25, of Gary, allegedly threatened Chief Rivera and, after a brief chase, was charged with felony intimidation, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Tanazia Washington, 26, from East Chicago, also faces charges after allegedly interfering with the arrest process. Both women were part of a large group that approached the officers at the time.
Crown Point Dream Home Sells for $1.5M
A stunning house near Crown Point, Indiana recently sold for an impressive $1,500,000 on September 20th. Located at 809 Alderbrook Ct, Crown Point, IN, 46307, this remarkable property offers a luxurious living experience with its unique features and desirable location.
HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAS RECEIVED A GRANT TO STUDY SAFER ROUTES TO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Highland Elementary School has received a grant to pay for a study to be completed this year that identifies areas of concern and recommendations for providing safer routes to school for students who walk, ride bikes, or skateboard. “Last year, we received a call from Grand Forks Safe Kids, and...
Gary BMV carries Branch of Year banner
Photo caption: GARY BRANCH BUREAU of Motor Vehicles staff – Derrick, Tahkeila, Carmela, Charde, Teresa. When Derrick Adkins joined the Gary Bureau of Motor Vehicles as branch manager nearly 2 years ago, the transplant from downstate had a conversation with his staff. “Just give me 30 days. And if you don’t like what you see, then feel free to explore your opportunities professionally.”
Hundreds turn out in Dolton municipal court to pay tickets they didn't know they had
DOLTON, Ill. (CBS) -- There was outrage Thursday night in south suburban Dolton – as hundreds of people lined up to pay tickets they say they never should even have gotten.As CBS 2's Jermont Terry reported, they were told to show up in court on Thursday – or else the fines would double.Usually, the trains are the loudest noise in Dolton. But on Thursday, the most noise came from the hundreds in those long lines outside the municipal court. One man said he was in line for two hours.They all got slapped with various citations all of a sudden by...
Gary Man Found Dead In Car
On September 15, 2023, at approximately 1:55 AM, Gary Police were dispatched to 15th and Clay Street in Gary’s Aetna Area for a report of a white van in a ditch with a man slumped over in the passenger’s seat, according to Gary Police. Upon the officer’s arrival...
3 charged in Humboldt Park robbery
CHICAGO - A man and two teenage boys were charged in a robbery on the West Side. Seyvon Woodring, 22, of South Holland and two 16-year-olds were arrested Thursday at 11 p.m. in connection to a robbery that happened minutes earlier in Humboldt Park. The offenders robbed a 19-year-old man...
11 Indiana schools honored nationally for high performance
Eleven Indiana schools are being honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools this year by the U.S. Department of Education. Each of the schools were nominated for exemplary high performance. Union Center Elementary School in Valparaiso was one of the schools selected for the award. Principal Christopher Gabriel said amazing staff...
Gary caucus picks Latham to succeed Godwin in 1st council district
A Democratic party caucus held on Saturday chose the successor of Gary’s former Common Council president who resigned last month, but the council won’t be gaining any new faces as a result. Council member Lori Latham, who held an at-large council seat, was selected to fill the 1st District seat vacated by William Godwin after he left the office to pursue a White House fellowship. Latham was ...