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Prosecutors: Murder Defendant’s Mom Threatened Witness

A northwest Indiana man has been charged with a gang-related killing in Hammond last year, and prosecutors say his mother threatened a witness on Thursday.

07/17/2015

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Armed Suspects Rob Another Indiana Store

The clerk was tied up, robbed and thought he was going to die. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

07/16/2015

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Two Murders On Same Block In Hammond In 24 Hours

Police were not saying if they believe the two fatal shootings are connected, but it appears the victims knew each other.

06/30/2015

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Man Shot To Death After Minor Crash In Hammond

A 23-year-old man was shot to death after he was involved in a minor traffic crash late Sunday in northwest Indiana.

06/29/2015

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Man Charged With Strangling Girlfriend At Hammond Motel

A 33-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with strangling his girlfriend at a northwest Indiana motel where they were staying while visiting for a graduation party.

06/11/2015

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Man Suspected Of Killing Girlfriend Arrested In Minnesota

A 33-year-old man suspected of killing his girlfriend at a northwest Indiana motel was arrested in Minnesota on Sunday after his mother contacted police.

06/08/2015

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Griffith Police Recommend Criminal Charges After Basketball Fight

Police have recommended that criminal charges be filed after an investigation into a well-publicized brawl at a boy’s basketball game at Griffith High School.

05/21/2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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