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Voyeurism Incident Reported at Purdue WL

An alert posted at the Purdue West Lafayette website -- Officials say a voyeurism incident reportedly took place Sunday afternoon on the eighth floor of Hawkins Hall. According to Purdue Police, a male subject allegedly took photos of two females as they were showering. Officials say The suspect was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt with white designs.

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Gary Man Struck and Killed by Train

Authorities are investigating the death of a 29-year-old Gary man struck and killed by a train Saturday afternoon in the 900 block of Wallace Street. The Lake County Coroners office says the man suffered blunt force trauma, but manner of death was listed as pending. Coroners officials say the man was pronounced dead shortly before 4pm. The Times reports authorities are trying to determine why the man was near the railroad tracks.

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Lack-of-Snow Record Could Fall Today

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[National Weather Service/Chicago -- http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=lot&storyid=90159&source=0 ]

If it doesn't snow in Chicago by the end of today [[ Monday]] , the city will break an 18 year record of consecutive days without  measurable snow (one-tenth of an inch or more) on record . In 1994 the windy city had 280 days without measurable snowfall, and Chicago has already tied that record. In northwest Indiana, we could see some lake effect snow tonight, maybe an inch or...

 

Civil Criminal Actions Add Up

U. S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE COLLECTS $6,458,842.00 IN CIVIL & CRIMINAL
ACTIONS IN FY 2012


Hammond, Indiana - U.S. Attorney David Capp announced today that the Northern
District of Indiana collected $6,458,843.00 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 related to criminal and civil
actions. Of this amount, $3,098,595.00 was collected in criminal actions and $3,360,247.00 was
collected in civil actions. Additionally, the office collected $2,093,285.00 in criminal and civil
forfeitures.
Nationwide, the U.S. Attorneys’ o...

 

Not Guilty Pleas in Case of Attempted Molestation

A 35 year old Valparaiso man pleaded not guilty Friday on two-felony counts of attempted child molesting. The Times reports Wayne Han II allegedly held a handgun to the head of a 13 year old girl, during the early morning hours of November 29th, and demanded sexual acts. Published reports say Han was staying with the girl's mother at the time of the incident, and if convicted faces up to 20 to 50 years in prison. A temporary cash bond of 50-thousand dollars was set, and a trial was reportedly...

 

Special Needs Registry for First Responders

Highland Police are encouraging their residents with disabilities, special needs, or their caregivers, to complete a newly created Special Needs Registry form. Police say having that knowledge prior to an incident, which would be strictly confidential, would be an extremely important step toward improving effective emergency preparedness, and could mean the difference between life and death. Highland Police say the form is two-pages, and once completed, a representative from the Police...

 

Police Arrest Sister of Woman Found Dead in Car

New developments in the case of a woman found dead in the passenger seat of a vehicle during a traffic stop Thursday night at a mini mart at 25th and Harrison Street. The Times reports the woman's 28 year old sister, who is from St. John, was arrested on Friday and charged with operating while intoxicated and child endangerment. Published reports say the vehicle had significant front-end damage and the driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment, while a child also in the car was found...

 

Police Investigating Home Robbery

Lake Station Police are asking anyone with information regarding Friday's armed robbery of a home in Lake Station to please contact their office. Authorities report the suspects remain at large, and are described as two African American men, between the ages of 17 and 22 years old, with one suspect reported to have short hair, standing about five-foot-seven to eight inches tall, with a thin build, and wearing dark clothing, while the second suspect was reported to be about five-foot-nine to...

 

Illinois Man Charged with Sex with Minor

A 29 year old Chicago man was charged in an indictment in Hammond Federal Court Thursday with transport of a minor in interstate commerce with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. The U.S. States Attorney's Office reports the charge against Carey Ray is the result of an investigation by the F.B.I. and Lansing Police Department. The Times reports a criminal compliant was filed after the alleged incident took place at a Lansing, Illinois, hotel on October 8th, after Carey reportedly...

 

Lake Station Home Robbed

Two men who reportedly broke into a Lake Station home this afternoon remain at-large after several police agencies conducted sweeps of the woods adjacent to the home. The Times reports the two men, dressed all in black, allegedly stole a loaded shotgun, cash, and prescription pills from the residence, located in the first block of east 36th Avenue, around 1:30 this afternoon. Published reports say the homeowner was treated at the scene for a minor injury, and that two other people in the home...

 

Hammond PD's New Realtor Safety Plan

While police continue to investigate the alleged rape of a Hammond real estate agent, police are making sure an incident like that will never happen again. Brian Miller, Hammond Police Chief says Lt. Karl Eidam,  Radio Dispatch Supervisor, has a great visitor safety plan to have realtors inform police of the time, the house they are going to show, the name, and maybe the phone number of the person wanting to see the home, and when they expect to leave the showing.

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River Forest Schools Lockdown Lifted

Lake Station Police have confirmed an armed robbery took place this afternoon. Police say the incident occurred at 1:30 this afternoon on 36th Avenue, and no further information is available at this time. River Forest Schools report they implemented a precautionary lock down shortly after 1:30, and that the lock down was lifted just before three this afternoon.

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Armed Robbery this Afternoon

Lake Station Police have confirmed an armed robbery took place this afternoon. Police say the incident occurred at 1:30 this afternoon on 36th Avenue, and no further information is available at this time.

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More Jobs Coming to Northern Ind

Two jobs announcements about twenty-miles apart in northern Indiana today... Smart L-L-C doing business as Smart Cabinetry, a green kitchen cabinet manufacturer, announced plans to invest over eleven-million dollars to expand its operations in New Paris, south of Goshen (goe-shen), creating up to 75 new jobs by 2016. Smart's announcement followed earlier word this morning that Indiana Galvanizing, a steel parts galvanizing manufacturer, will invest three-million dollars to purchase, renovate...

   

Nearly 40 Arrests in 'Operation Jack Frost'

Michigan City Police say Operation Jack Frost resulted in thirty-nine arrests Thursday morning. Police say multiple agencies played a role in the warrant sweep, including the Street Crimes Unit, Detective Bureau, Patrol Division, United States Marshal’s Service, Indiana State Police, LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department and Metro Unit, Trail Creek Police Department and LaPorte County Prosecutor’s Office. Police say one focus of this sweep was Theft and Receiving Stolen Property, and eleven indiv...

   

Woman Found Dead in Gary Traffic Stop

A death investigation is underway after Gary Police find a woman dead in the passenger seat of a vehicle during a traffic stop Thursday night at a mini mart at 25th and Harrison Street. Nwi-dot-com this morning says the car had significant front-end damage and the driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment, while a child also in the car was found to be unharmed. The Times also reports that police do not suspect foul play.

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Realtors Urge Caution After Report of Attack

Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors is urging agents to always be cautious, following the report of a realtor being sexually attacked while showing a home last Friday morning in the 600 block of Burton Court, the Robertsdale section of Hammond. GNIAR encourages its members to make colleagues, significant others, family and/or friends aware of your whereabouts; utilize your ActiveKey safety alert feature and never hesitate to contact authorities when necessary.

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Porter Co Man Pleads Guilty in Wife's Death

A Chesterton-area man has pleaded guilty, reports say, to killing his estranged wife in April of last year, allegedly shooting her multiple times with a high-powered semiautomatic rifle at an herbal shop she owned on US 6 in Portage. The Times says 56-year-old Fredrick Cashner Jr faces a minimum sentence of 45 years in prison. A Porter County judge is expected to decide in early January whether to accept the plea agreement.

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The Region Remembers Pearl Harbor

pearl Today is Pearl Harbor Day. At 7:55 a.m. on December 7, 1941, nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Nearly the entire U.S. Pacific Fleet was at anchor there and few ships escaped damage.

Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors will conduct the annual Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Service in Highland this morning. The service begins at 10:55am at the Highland Main Square Gazebo....

   

Region Cheer Teams Score in National Competition

Some area girls in the region are celebrating their recent accomplishments in a nationwide cheer competition that took place earlier this week in Orlando, Florida. Pop Warner Cheer Coordinator Patti Jo Hamiliton says the South County Pop Warner program, made up of 12 third-through-6th grade girls, from LaCrosse, South Central, Wanatah, and Westville schools, placed ninth in the nation out of 16 teams on Tuesday. Hamilton says the achievement is especially rewarding because the girls are not...

   

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