Cedar Lake

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Cedar Lake Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident

A northwest Indiana Cedar Lake man is dead after a motorcycle accident Friday.

06/14/2014

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Cedar Lake Man Charged With DUI After Hitting 5-Year-Old Son

A 5-year-old boy remained hospitalized Friday night and his father was facing DUI and battery charges after the father hit the boy with a car following an argument with his father-in-law over whether he was too drunk to drive, police said.

07/13/2013

Jon Erik Lilly (Credit: Hammond Police)

Former Hammond Teacher’s Guilty Plea To Go Through

The new agreement says that in exchange for Lilly pleading guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography, federal attorneys will recommend that he serve 12 years in prison.

06/18/2013

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Cedar Lake Man Gets 80 Years For Murder, Arson

Anthony LaPorta, 24, broke into neighbor Adam Giordano’s home on July 11, intent on stealing from the victim. When Giordano discovered LaPorta in his house, the assailant attacked him with a knife, killing the victim. LaPorta then set fire to the man’s home.

04/27/2013

Von Meyer, 60, of the 9300 block of West 133rd Avenue was arrested Saturday on felony charges of intimidation and misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and resisting law enforcement. (Credit: STMW)

Police: Indiana Man Who Threatened School Attack Was Bluffing

A northern Indiana police chief said Sunday he believes a man arrested after allegedly threatening to “kill as many people as he could” at a school was just bluffing when he made the ominous remark during a heated argument with his wife.

12/17/2012

Von Meyer, 60, of the 9300 block of West 133rd Avenue was arrested Saturday on felony charges of intimidation and misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and resisting law enforcement. (Credit: STMW)

Cops: Cedar Lake Man Threatened His Own Elementary School Massacre

Police on Saturday seized 47 guns and ammunition from the home of a northwest Indiana man who a day earlier had threatened to set his wife on fire and kill as many people as he could at a nearby elementary school.

12/16/2012

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Cedar Lake Man Sentenced For Attack On Mom

A Cedar Lake man originally charged with attempted murder in an attack on his mother was sentenced to eight years for battery.

11/29/2012

Chloe Burks, 15, was killed by a train in Cedar Lake, Ind., on May 23, 2012. Police said she was listening to her headphones and might not have heard the train coming from behind her. (Source: Facebook)

High School Freshman Killed By Train In NW Indiana

A 15-year-old girl, who was apparently walking while listening to her headphones, was struck and killed by a train in northwest Indiana on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

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2 Chicago Area College Students Drown After Crash Near Carbondale

Two women, ages 20 and 21, both from the Chicago area, drowned early Sunday when the car they were in went into a lake near the southern Illinois town of Carbondale.

04/08/2012

Dawn Brancheau Foundation Website (Credit: www.dawnsfoundation.org)

Deceased SeaWorld Trainer’s Foundation Plans Fundraiser

Dawn Brancheau had many passions — the environment, helping children, animals, her faith — her sister, Diane Gross, said.

10/09/2011

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Man Accused Of Stealing Money From Grandma

A man acquitted of murder in his mother’s death has been charged with seven felony counts for allegedly burglarizing his grandmother’s home, stealing checks, forging and cashing them.

09/23/2011

Chauncey Dickerson (credit: Indiana State Police)

Murder Suspect Kills Self In Car

A school in Cedar Lake, Ind., was locked down for lunch and recess Tuesday, after a man shot and killed himself in the back seat of a car nearby.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2010