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The home where Michael Jackson grew up in Gary. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Gary Renovating Homes On Block Michael Jackson Grew Up On Ahead Of Three-Day Festival

The sounds of saws and hammers have filled the air this week along the street in Gary where pop idol Michael Jackson grew up in advance of a three-day festival marking his birthday.

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Man Shot And Killed In Gary

Gerald Mathews was found shot and killed about 11:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of East 36th Avenue in Gary, Ind., the Lake County Coroner’s office said in a statement.

08/19/2014

A Lake County, Ind. police car patrols a Gary, Ind. neighborhood. (CBS)

Woman Found Shot To Death In Gary

The woman was lying in a pool of blood and investigators noticed a trail of blood from a nearby wooded area.

08/09/2014

A man and woman were killed when a freight train hit a car in Gary, Indiana, on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Man And Woman Killed By Train In Gary

Witnesses said a Dodge Charger went around the crossing gates along Lake Street near Miller Avenue, then was hit by a CSX freight train and dragged about 50 yards.

08/08/2014

Decarol Deloney-Cain (Credit: Facebook)

Teen Daughter Charged In Murder Of Flight Attendant

The 17-year old daughter of a veteran United Airlines Flight Attendant whose body was discovered in the trunk of her car in Gary now stands charged with her murder, reports WBBm’s Kimberly Easton.

07/30/2014

Antonio Tolbert (photo provided)

Owner Of Gary Auto-Body Shop Gunned Down At Work

Right after Antonio Tolbert’s family learned he had been murdered, they rushed to the body shop he owned in Gary. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

07/28/2014

Deputy Chief Tom Papadakis (left), Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson (center) and Chief Larry McKinley (right). (city of Gary photo)

Gary Police Chief Resigns; Deputy Promoted

Following a couple of violent months that included the killing of a police officer, the city of Gary has announced a new police chief and crime-fighting strategy, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/28/2014

Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Ind. (CBS File Photo)

Demolition Begins On Vacant Gary Hotel

The old 14-story hotel next to Gary’s City Hall has become a very visible symbol of the blight in the city.

07/26/2014

Carl Blount (Lake County Sheriff, Ind.)

Suspect Charged In Gary, Ind. Officer’s Murder

Carl Blount, 26, faces one count of murder.

07/24/2014

Michael Jackson.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Gary To Name A School After Michael Jackson

The Gary Community School Board has approved an agreement with Jackson’s mother, Katherine, to honor the late “King of Pop” and inspire children to excel in the arts and education.

07/23/2014

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Man Dies After Being Run Over By Multiple Vehicles In Gary

A portion of I-80 in Gary was shut down for several hours early this morning after a 54-year-old man was killed while walking in traffic, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/19/2014

A Lake County, Ind. police car patrols a Gary, Ind. neighborhood. (CBS)

WATCH: Patrolling The Streets Of Gary, Ind.

At the end of a solemn day in Gary, Ind., CBS 2’s Brad Edwards hits the streets in a city titling with violence, with the head of the county’s gang unit.

07/14/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Funeral Held For Slain Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield

Visitation services were held Sunday for Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield at the Genesis Convention Center. His funeral was scheduled for Monday morning at the convention center, followed by a procession to his burial service in Shererville.

07/14/2014

Decarol Deloney-Cain (Credit: Facebook)

Teen Charged In Murder Of Woman Found In Trunk Of Car In Gary

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman who was found stabbed to death inside the trunk of her car in Gary.

07/11/2014

Officials unveil a sign naming U.S. Highway 20 in honor of late Mayor Rudy Clay. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

Gary Renames Highway 20 After Former Mayor Rudy Clay

The street naming played out like a funeral, with tributes to the former mayor on the steps of Gary City Hall, where the “Mayor Rudolph ‘Rudy’ Clay Memorial Highway” sign was unveiled Friday.

07/11/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Source: Not Enough Evidence Yet For Charges In Gary Cop’s Murder

A person of interest arrested in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeff Westerfield on Sunday remained in custody on Friday, but has yet to be charged.

07/11/2014

Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Man Questioned In Double Murder, Including Woman Slain At Merrillville Hospital

A man was in custody in northwest Indiana on Friday, after allegedly stabbing an elderly woman to death at a hospital in Merrillville, and also allegedly killing her husband in Gary.

07/11/2014

Decarol Deloney-Cain (Credit: Facebook)

Woman Found Dead In Trunk Had Been Stabbed

The Lake County Coroner’s office has determined 54-year-old Decarol Deloney-Cain had suffered multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the head.

07/10/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

With Suspect Still In Custody, $10K Reward Offered In Gary Cop’s Murder

Authorities in northwest Indiana were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, even though police have said publicly they’re “fairly confident” the suspect was arrested the same day Westerfield was slain.

07/10/2014

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Woman’s Body Found In Trunk In Gary

Police are investigating a possible homicide after they found the body of a woman Monday in the trunk of a car in a wooded area in Gary, Ind.

07/08/2014

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