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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

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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

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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

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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

Borman Expressway Crash

Truck Hits Cars On I-80/94; 1 Car Flips Over

A double-trailer truck went out of control and hit two cars on the Borman Expressway in Hammond, Ind., early Friday.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

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35 Guns Stolen From NW Indiana Gun Shop

Federal officials are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the theft of 35 guns Thursday from a Hammond, Ind., gun shop.

12/17/2011

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Man Critically Injured In I-80 Crash

A Gary, Ind. man was critically injured Friday night after crashing his pickup truck on Interstate 80 in Hammond, Ind.

12/17/2011

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Burglars Steal 33 Guns From Hammond Shooting Range

Federal authorities are offering a reward to anyone who helps them catch the burglars who made off with more than two dozen guns from a shooting range in Hammond, Ind.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

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Hammond Man Charged With Killing 10-Year-Old Son

A Hammond man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his 10-year-old son last month.

12/01/2011

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Chicago Cops Ordered Held Without Bond In Drug Shakedowns

A federal judge in Hammond, Ind., has denied bond for two Chicago Police officers accused of using their badges and uniforms to help drug dealers steal money, drugs and guns.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

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Chicago Cops Among Those Indicted In Drug Shakedowns

A federal prosecutor says 19 people, including Latin Kings gang members, a Chicago police officer and former officer, have been indicted on charges of conspiring to operate a violent criminal enterprise that stretched from northwest Indiana to Texas and into Mexico.

11/18/2011

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Hammond Boy, 10, Found Shot To Death

A 10-year-old Hammond, Ind. boy died from a gunshot wound at his home Tuesday and his father was found wounded at his side, authorities said Wednesday.

11/16/2011

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Indiana: Hammond Mayor Wins Reelection; Portage Mayor Ousted

The dust is settling from the elections Tuesday in Northwest Indiana, and while incumbents prevailed overall, there will also be some new faces.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

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15-Year-Old Charged With Multiple Rapes, Robberies

A 15-year-old northwest Indiana boy is being charged as an adult with rape, robbery, aggravated battery and battery in a series of attacks in Hammond dating back nearly a year.

10/26/2011

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