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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

Grass is turning brown all over the Chicago area because of this summer's drought. (CBS)

Investigators Puzzled By Glittery Substance Appearing On Lawns In Hammond

Investigators are in a Hammond neighborhood today trying to figure out what is all over people’s lawns, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

06/05/2013

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Hammond Man Shot And Killed At House Party

Jeffrey Morgan, 21, suffered multiple gunshot wounds at a home in the 600 block of Sibley Street.

05/13/2013

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Man Killed In Fire At Hammond Home

A Hammond man died Saturday after he was injured in a fire at his northwest Indiana home.

05/05/2013

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Judge Rules Hammond Teacher Facing Sex Charges Must Stay In Jail

A former northwest Indiana algebra teacher accused of having sex with one student and possessing sexually explicit photos of at least one more student will remain in jail after a federal judge denied his request for home detention.

04/11/2013

The Hammond Fire Department is investigating three arson fires. (Credit: CBS)

Hammond Fire Dept. Investigating String Of Arson Fires

Three fires in a week, all within a few blocks of each other, all of them arson CBS 2’S Derrick Blakley says investigators in Hammond are looking into the pattern, trying to discover who set the fires and why.

04/10/2013

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Woman Abducted From Gas Station, Raped And Robbed: Police

A suspect hid in the woman’s minivan while she was shopping inside the gas station and revealed himself once she drove away, forcing her to drive to various locations.

03/28/2013

Jon Erik Lilly (Credit: Hammond Police)

Former Hammond Teacher Accused Of Sexting With Female Students

Jon Erik Lilly, 27, was arrested Wednesday, charged with possessing visual depictions of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

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Dr. Jack Schaap was removed as pastor at First Baptist Church in Hammond for an "improper relationship with a young woman," according to a church spokesman. (Credit: fbchammond.com)

Disgraced Hammond Pastor Gets 12 Years For Sex With Teen

A former northwest Indiana megachurch pastor was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for sex crimes involving a 17-year-old female church member.

03/20/2013

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South Suburban Man Convicted Of Slashing Man’s Thoat

A Lake Superior Court jury convicted a south suburban man of attempted murder in a 2011 case in Hammond.

02/03/2013

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Major Bridge In Hammond, East Chicago To Be Demolished, Rebuilt

Demolition of a bridge that connects Hammond and East Chicago in northwest Indiana is scheduled to begin next week.

01/08/2013

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Man Dies After Falling Through Ice On Wolf Lake

A 50-year old Whiting, Indiana man has drowned after falling through ice.

01/04/2013

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Three Gary Men Charged With Hammond Man’s Murder

HAMMOND, Ind. (STMW) – Three Gary men face murder charges after shooting a man in the head during a drug-related robbery on Dec. 17 in Hammond. Marvel Harper Jr., 22, Dontrel Hughes, 19, and Marcus […]

12/27/2012

Hammond, Ind. police respond to a bank robbery Friday. (CBS/Pamela Jones)

Hammond, Ind. Officer Shot During Bank Robbery

Police say someone on the phone with a bank teller called police when the teller suddenly dropped the phone just before 11 a.m. Shortly after police arrived, the gunman opened fire.

12/21/2012

This mini van collided with a semi on the Borman Expy. on Wednesday. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Van Destroyed In Crash On Borman Expressway

A minivan was split in two Wednesday morning in Hammond when the van crashed into a disabled semi that was parked on the shoulder of the Borman Expy.

12/05/2012

Police released this sketch of a suspect wanted for sexually assaulting a real estate agent. (Credit: Hammond Police Department)

Real Estate Agent Sexually Assaulted On Job In Northwest Indiana

A real estate agent showing a property in Northwest Indiana was sexually assaulted by two prospective clients.

12/05/2012

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South Shore Train Service Restored East Of Hammond

Service on the South Shore commuter train line was temporarily suspended east of Hammond on Wednesday evening, due to damage to the overhead wires that power the trains.

11/14/2012

Damita Nicholson was killed by a drunken driver, police say. (Courtesy: Rose Nicholson)

Police: Drunken Driver Kills Mother Of 3

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talked with Damita Nicholson’s family. They’re grieving for a young mom taken too soon, CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.

11/12/2012

A 34-year-old woman was allegedly driving drunk on her birthday when she rear-ended a semi trailer truck on I-80 near Gary, Ind., on Oct. 27, 2012. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Drunk Driver Rear-Ends Semi On I-80 On Her 34th Birthday

A 34-year-old Hammond, Ind. woman — who police say had a blood-alcohol level 2 1/2 times over the legal limit — ended her 34th birthday celebration early Saturday by totaling her car when she rear-ended a semi on I-80 outside of Gary.

10/27/2012

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NW Indiana Officials Indicted On Corruption Charges

Federal indictments rained down Thursday on three Lake County elected officials, a former Merrillville Town Court clerk, the former director of the East Chicago Public Library and a Munster businessman.

10/05/2012

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