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Hammond Mayor: Pence Should Resign Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

In the wake of Indiana’s controversial new “religious freedom” law, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said Indiana Gov. Mike Pence should resign for the good of the state.

03/31/2015

Stephen Thompson. (Credit: Hammond Police)

Coroner Looking To Find Family Of Man Killed In Hammond Hit-And-Run

Hammond Police and the Lake County Coroner are looking for the family of a 58-year-old man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash two weekends ago.

02/17/2015

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Two More Victims Of Accused Gary Serial Killer Identified

Sonya Billingsley, 53, and Tanya Gatlin, 27, were both identified using DNA traces from the abandoned building at 413 E. 43rd Ave. in Gary, Ind. they were found in last October, according to a statement from the Lake County Coroner’s office. Both women were last known to live in Gary.

02/13/2015

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Brawl Ends Indiana Basketball Seasons For Hammond, Griffith

The boys basketball seasons for two Northwest Indiana schools have been canceled, following a beach-clearing brawl last weekend.

02/10/2015

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Hammond Police Looking For Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run

A person was found dead with blunt force trauma Saturday night in northwest Indiana.

02/08/2015

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Thieves Target Four Cars Left Running To Warm Up In Hammond

The bitter cold is creating plenty of opportunities for car thieves who are finding easy pickings as people leave their vehicles running to warm up. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports Hammond police are still sorting out a series of thefts that occurred Friday.

01/10/2015

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Man Shot And Killed While Driving On Borman Expressway In Hammond

Rescue crews responding to a call of a hit-and-run crash about 7 p.m. found 25-year-old Dominique Wright in a black, older-model Oldsmobile on I-80/94 near Kennedy Avenue, according to Indiana State Police. Wright had been shot multiple times.

12/05/2014

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Girl, 17, Fatally Shot In Northwest Indiana

A 17-year-old girl was killed in a shooting in Northwest Indiana on Wednesday.

12/03/2014

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Man Shot, Seriously Wounded In South Chicago

Three men were taken into custody in connection with a shooting Tuesday morning after a chase that stretched from the South Chicago neighborhood into northwest Indiana.

11/12/2014

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Hammond Man Shot And Killed While Working On car

Martin Hurtado, 45, was in his backyard in the 800 block of South State Street in Hammond working on a vehicle when he was shot once in the shoulder at 9:20 p.m., according to Hammond police and the Lake County coroner’s office.

10/29/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty In Two Stranglings

A week after he was held in contempt of court for refusing to speak to a judge, suspected serial killer Darren Vann politely answered the same judge’s questions, and pleaded not guilty to the murders of two women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana earlier this month.

10/29/2014

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Bank Robbery Suspect Charged In Gas Station Holdups

A superseding indictment filed last week in the U.S. District Court in Hammond charges Jeremiah Ellis with two counts each of Hobbs Act robbery and of robbery affecting commerce.

10/23/2014

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Police Using Suspected Serial Killer’s Cell Phone Records To Track Movements

Investigators in northwest Indiana have begun using suspected serial killer Darren Vann’s cell phone records, in an effort to track his movements before his arrest.

10/23/2014

Anith Jones, one of at least seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend. (Credit: Gary Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Charged With Second Woman’s Murder

Wednesday afternoon, 43-year-old Darren Vann was charged with strangling 35-year-old Anith Jones, whose body was among six found in vacant buildings in Gary, Indiana, over the weekend.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Hammond Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Refuses To Answer Judge, Hearing Delayed One Week

An initial court appearance for suspected serial killer Darren Vann was delayed one week, after Vann refused to speak in court on Wednesday.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann threatens to light himself and his girlfriend on fire in 2004. (Credit: Chicago Sun-Times)

Shocking Image: Darren Vann Threatens To Set Girlfriend On Fire

A decade ago, before he became known as a suspected serial killer, Darren Vann was an abuser of women, who at one point threatened to set himself and his girlfriend on fire.

10/21/2014

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Suspected Serial Killer Due In Court Wednesday; Police Search For More Possible Victims

A convicted sex offender was expected in court Wednesday, charged with killing one of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend.

10/21/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Commentary: Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Just Doesn’t Get It

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. just doesn’t get it.

10/20/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Convicted Sex Offender Charged In Murder Of Woman In Hammond, Suspected In 6 Other Deaths

A convicted sex offender who allegedly confessed to at least seven murders in northwest Indiana has told police his crimes date back as long as two decades.

10/20/2014

A woman motorist died after her car flipped into a detention pond in Hammand, Ind. (Indiana State Police)

Hammond, Ind. Woman Dies After Car Rolls Over, Submerges In Retention Pond

The crash happened about 6 p.m. on the I-80 northbound Kennedy ramp in Hammond, Indiana, according to Indiana State Police. The woman failed to negotiate the curve as she entered the ramp and rolled her vehicle, police said.

10/17/2014

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