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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

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

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

Jamal Jones was subdued with a stun gun, dragged out of the passenger's seat of his girlfriend's car, and arrested after he repeatedly refused Hammond police officers' requests to exit the vehicle during a September traffic stop. (Credit: Kurtz Law Offices)

NAACP Wants Hammond Officers Fired Or Retrained Over Stun Gun Incident

Members of the NAACP were urging officials in Hammond to stop what the civil rights group calls aggressive treatment by police officers, concerned the northwest Indiana town might become the next Ferguson, Missouri.

10/10/2014

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Hammond Family Sues Police For Excessive Force During Traffic Stop

A northwest Indiana family has sued Hammond police, claiming officers used excessive force when they broke a car window and used a stun gun on Jamal Jones during a traffic stop last month.

10/07/2014

Lear Corp. Headquarters in Hammond, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Deal Reached To End Strike At Hammond, Ind. Plant

A deal has been reached to end a strike at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond, Ind. after nearly 800 employees walked off the job Saturday morning.

09/14/2014

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Ford Suppliers In Hammond, Ind. Go On Strike

Nearly 800 workers at a Hammond manufacturing facility that supplies seats for Ford’s Chicago plant walked off the job this morning.

09/13/2014

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Family Sues Hammond, Police Officer Who Shot Their Dog

A family that once lived in Hammond, Indiana, has filed suit against the city’s police department, claiming an officer shot their family dog three times earlier this summer.

09/03/2014

Joseph Alonzo Pleasure. (Left) and  Alan Lavelle Ross (Right). (Photo by Hammond Police)

Two Charged With Shooting Addison Woman, 2 Daughters In Hammond

Two men have been charged with shooting an Addison woman and her two daughters who drove to Hammond to purchase cell phones on Sunday morning.

07/30/2014

A woman from Addison, Ill., and her two daughters were shot while driving in Hammond, Ind., on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Mom, Two Daughters Shot In Hammond

An attempt to buy a cell phone might have led to the shootings of a woman and her two daughters in Hammond, Indiana.

07/27/2014

Walter Watkins (Credit: School City Of Hammond)

Hammond School Superintendent Robbed And Beaten

Police said Walter Watkins’ sister stopped by his house Tuesday morning to bring him breakfast, and noticed evidence of a break-in. She found her Watkins inside, suffering from head injuries.

07/01/2014

Surveillance photo of the suspect who assaulted an elderly man at a northwest Indiana train station Thursday morning. (NICTD police)

Suspect Assaults, Robs Elderly Man At Hammond, Ind. Train Station

Indiana authorities have released a surveillance photo in an effort to catch the man who assaulted an 84-year-old man and stole his wallet.

06/27/2014

Jose Alcazar (Supplied to CBS)

Teen Dies After Diving Off Lake Michigan Pier In Whiting

Jose Alcazar, 18, and two friends dove into the lake off a fishing pier near Whihala Beach around 8 p.m., and Alcazar almost immediately began to struggle in the water.

06/17/2014

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Hammond Man Killed After Car Hits Disabled Truck In Gary

A northwest Indiana man is dead and his passenger was seriously injured after the car he was driving crashed into a disabled straight-truck early Saturday on eastbound Interstate 80/94 near Grant Street in Gary, Ind., the Post-Tribune is reporting.

05/31/2014

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Hammond, Ind. Police: K-9 Officer Did Not Abuse Dog, Will Get Additional Training

A Hammond, Ind. police officer has been cleared of abuse allegations following a viral video that showed him lifting a police dog in the air by the animal’s collar.

05/19/2014

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Naked Man Arrested After NW Indiana Pursuit

An on-again, off-again police pursuit on U.S. 30 Friday afternoon ended when a Hammond man crashed into four other vehicles, then took off running naked down Broadway, police said.

05/17/2014

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