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Hammond Man Struck, Killed By Vehicle While Walking On Highway Ramp

A 23-year-old Hammond man was killed early Saturday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while walking on the southbound ramp from Interstate 80 to Cline Avenue.

09/23/2012

Duct tape (CBS)

Armed Robbers Duct-Tape Hammond, Ind. Family During Home Invasion

The robbers took jewelry, cash, cell phones and an MP3 player.

09/21/2012

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)

Ex-Pastor Pleads Guilty To Relationship With Underage Girl

The former pastor of a huge Baptist church in Hammond, Ind., has pleaded guilty to taking a 17-year-old girl across state lines to have sex.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Tanker Driver Swipes $8,000 Worth Of Gasoline From Indiana Station

Thieves are getting creative in northwest Indiana, stealing nearly 2,500 gallons of fuel from three gas stations.

08/29/2012

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Man Accused Of Recording Girlfriend, Underage Sister In Bathroom On iPod

A Hammond, Ind., man is accused of using his iPod to spy on his girlfriend and her underage sister in their bathroom.

08/14/2012

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)

Hammond Pastor Dismissed For ‘Improper Relationship With Young Woman’

The longtime pastor of a northwest Indiana church has been dismissed due to an “improper relationship with a young woman.”

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Martin Jonassen, 55, allegedly kidnapped his daughter from her Missouri home then kept her tied up in a northwest Indiana motel room. (Credit: Portage Police)

Woman Claims She Recalls Nothing Of Kidnapping At Father’s Trial

he trial is underway for a Missouri man, accused of kidnapping his daughter and driving her to Northwest Indiana, where she was seen last September running naked from a motel.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

1-Year-Old Found

Car, 1-Year-Old Found After Being Taken From Fireworks Store Parking Lot

A year-old toddler – briefly the subject of an Amber Alert on Thursday – was found safe hours after the car he was sitting in was taken following a burglary at a Hammond, Ind. fireworks store.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

BP Station

Report: BP Executive Predicts Further Drop In Gas Prices

The good news keeps coming when it comes to gas prices.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Boy, 8, Drowns In Wolf Lake

Divers recovered the body of the child after he went under while swimming.

06/22/2012

John Hurt, 27, is charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death in the beating and strangling of 16-year-old Jessica Tetter. (Credit: Calumet City Police)

Man Charged With Killing Calumet City Teen, Dumping Body In Hammond

A 27-year-old man has been charged with murder, for allegedly killing a teenage girl and leaving her body in a Dumpster in Hammond, Ind.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2012

Jessica Tetter, 16, was found beaten to death in a Hammond, Ind. trash bin. (Handout)

Teen Girl From South Suburbs Found Dead In Hammond, Ind. Trash Bin

The Lake County Indiana Coroner’s office has determined the 16-year-old girl found dead in a dumpster Thursday morning is a homicide victim from the south suburbs.

06/09/2012

Wheelchair file photo (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Hammond Group Seeking Volunteers To ‘Adopt’ Seniors, Disabled

An organization in Hammond, Ind., called “We Care From The Heart,” is looking for volunteers to “adopt” seniors and disabled people, to help improve their quality of life.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2012

Army National Guard Spc. Doug Rachowiz returned home to Hammond, Ind., on April 10, 2012, about three months after he was wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan. (Credit: CBS)

Wounded Soldier Gets Hero’s Welcome In Hammond

Indiana National Guard Spc. Doug Rachowicz barely survived a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in January. Four of his fellow soldiers died in the attack. Rachowicz came home to Hammond, Ind., on Tuesday, after months of rehab and coping with the loss of his friends.

CBS 2–04/10/2012

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Man Dead After Jumping From Vehicle While Arguing With His Wife

A Chicago man is dead, after jumping out of a moving vehicle in Hammond, Ind., as he argued with his wife earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Britney Meux With Daughter

Family, Friends Pay Respects To Correctional Officer Killed In Crash

Loved ones gathered Monday to remember a 25-year-old Lake County, Ind., correctional officer, who was killed instantly when a vehicle slammed into her last week.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Nine-year old Abigail Jankovic of Hammond, Ind. describes how a stranger tried to abduct her Monday morning. (CBS)

Girl Thwarts Abduction Attempt In Hammond, Ind.

Rachel Jankovic is thankful her daughter wasn’t harmed and that she seemed to know just what to do, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

02/13/2012

Doug Rachowicz

Indiana National Guard Private Begins Long Recovery From Injuries

His survival is nothing short of amazing, but the road to recovery for Indiana National Guardsman Doug Rachowicz is just beginning.

CBS 2–01/30/2012

Skeletal remains found at the site of a demolished bait shop in Hammond, Ind., in October 2011 have been identified as 38-year-old Francine Carlson, who was reported missing in 1999. (Credit: Hammond Police Department)

Bones Found At Hammond Demolition Site Identified As Missing Woman

Police have identified bones found at the site of a former bait shop in Hammond, Ind., as a 38-year-old woman who has been missing since 1999.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

The South Shore Line. (CBS)

South Shore Train Riders Facing Fare Increase

Commuters riding the South Shore between Northwest Indiana and downtown Chicago could be hit with a 5 percent fare increase as soon as next month.

01/10/2012

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