Indiana Tow Truck Firms Compete For Contracts After Bribery ScandalTwenty-three tow truck companies applied to receive work from the county after the sheriff's bribery scandal opened up the process.
Portage Mayor, Lake County Sheriff Indicted For CorruptionPortage Mayor James Snyder and Lake County Sheriff John Buncich have been indicted on public corruption charges in connection to towing companies in northwest Indiana.
Sheriff Asks Indiana Lawmakers To Remove Accused Killer Councilman From OfficeLake County Sheriff John Buncich has been trying to convince state lawmakers to remove an East Chicago city councilman who was re-elected last year, even though he has been in jail for murder since October.
Police In Illinois, Indiana Join Forces To Battle Illegal Sex TradeLake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.
With Suspect Still In Custody, $10K Reward Offered In Gary Cop's MurderAuthorities in northwest Indiana were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, even though police have said publicly they’re “fairly confident” the suspect was arrested the same day Westerfield was slain.
Cops Seize $700K Of Drugs, Eight Guns In NW Indiana BustAuthorities in Lake County, Ind., on Tuesday showed off about three quarters of a million dollars worth of drugs seized in undercover operations in the past week, and six handguns and two rifles that allegedly were purchased by a Gary mother for her gang-member sons.
New Charges In Hit-And-Run That Killed Indiana OfficerNew criminal charges have been filed against the northwest Indiana man already accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Lake County correctional officer and injured three other officers as they were jogging last week.
Police: Hit-And-Run Driver Sped Up Before Killing OfficerPolice in northwest Indiana are focusing their search on a dark blue GMC pickup truck or SUV in their investigation into the hit-and-run crash that killed a Lake County Sheriff's correctional officer and seriously injured three others. Authorities also said the driver apparently accelerated shortly before hitting the officers as they were jogging.