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Brush Fire Erupts Along I-94 In Northwest Indiana

The Hammond Fire Department responded to the blaze about 8 p.m. off I-94, between Indianapolis and Kennedy avenues, according to Indiana State Police.



Video Of Hammond Officer’s Treatment Of K-9 Prompts Investigation

A resident shot video of the officer holding his police dog in the air by the leash.


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Hammond Woman Shot And Killed At Her Home

A woman was found shot to death at her home in Northwest Indiana early Sunday.


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Hammond Man Charged In South Side Shooting That Wounded Two

A Northwest Indiana man has been charged with shooting two men last week on the South Side.


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Hammond Man Heralded As Hero For Saving Neighbor From Fire

John Tomczak Jr. was watching TV in his living room about 10:25 a.m. when he heard a strange noise coming from outside his Hammond, Ind., home, he said. He went to the back of his house to see if he could figure out what it was.


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Man Shot And Killed In Hammond

Police are investigating a possibly narcotics-involved shooting that led to the death of a man in northwest Indiana on Wednesday.


An SUV crashed into the Philly Steaks and Lemonade shop in Hammond. (Surveillance video)

Surveillance Camera Captures SUV Crashing Into Hammond Restaurant

Heavy snow and cold created a slippery mess at an intersection in downtown Hammond Wednesday morning.


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Police Fatally Shoot Suspect In Hammond

Police in northwestern Indiana say a man has died after being wounded in an officer-related shooting.


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Man Accused Of Six Murders Wants To Delay Trial

According to a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Hammond, Ind., attorneys for Juan Briseno say they are still going through evidence turned over by federal attorneys and will not be ready to start by the scheduled trial date of April 7.


A driver was hurt and a window of his pickup truck was shattered when another driver shot him during a road rage confrontation on I-80/94 near Hammond, Ind. Wednesday. (Photo from Indiana State Police)

Man Shot On I-80/94 During Indiana Road Rage Incident

A man driving home from work was shot during an apparent road-rage incident on I-80/94 in northwest Indiana Wednesday afternoon.


Three children were killed in a fire in their home in Hammond, Ind., late Wednesday night. Their father and two other children survived, but were critically injured. (Credit: CapturedNews Video)

Grandmother Seeks Custody Of Kids Who Survived Fatal Hammond Fire

The grandmother of three young children who died in a fire Wednesday night said the two surviving children have been placed in foster care.


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Sons Released From Hospital After Hammond Fire, Dad Still In Critical Condition

Two boys who were hurt in a Hammond, Ind., house fire Wednesday were released from a Chicago hospital Saturday evening, while their father remains in critical condition.


Three children were killed in a fire in their home in Hammond, Ind., late Wednesday night. Their father and two other children survived, but were critically injured. (Credit: CapturedNews Video)

Officials Had Been Trying To Inspect Hammond, Ind. Apartment Where Fatal Fire Erupted

Since last May, the city had been trying to get the landlord to allow inspectors into the rental property, as required by city ordinance. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


A demonstration of a space-heater fire. (CBS)

Space Heaters Can Be Dangerous, Fire Officials Warn

This week’s fatal fire in Hammond, Ind. is a terrible reminder of how dangerous space heaters can be, if they’re not used properly. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


Three children were killed in a fire in their home in Hammond, Ind., late Wednesday night. Their father and two other children survived, but were critically injured. (Credit: CapturedNews Video)

3 Kids Killed In Fire; Dad, 2 Other Kids Critically Injured

A 28-year-old father who suffered severe burns in a fire at his house in Hammond overnight managed to save two of his children, but he couldn’t reach three others who perished in the blaze.


Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Deal Requires Removal of Chicago ‘Petcoke’ Piles

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says Chicago and state officials have reached a deal with an Indiana company that will require it to remove huge black piles of petroleum coke from the city’s Southeast Side.


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Man Killed In Shooting Near Indiana Bar

A 38-year-old Highland man was shot to death Friday night near the Game Time Bar, 2949 165th St., in Hammond’s Hessville section, the Post-Tribune is reporting.


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Minooka Woman Dies After Hammond Crash

A southwest suburban woman died early Sunday after a motor vehicle accident in Hammond, Indiana.


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Munster Man Charged With Drunk Driving In Fatal 2012 Crash

Nearly one year after the crash, a Munster man has been charged with causing death while operating while intoxicated with a blood alcohol level of at least 0.15 percent.



Hammond Man Charged With Molesting Child

Hammond man has been charged with three counts of Class C felony child molesting and with Class D felony dissemination of matter harmful for minors for allegedly showing a 10-year-old pornography and forcing sex with her.