INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sports betting will be allowed by using mobile devices in Indiana under an expected agreement in the state Legislature on a wide-ranging gambling bill that would also allow...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The leader of the Indiana House is skipping votes on a major gambling-related bill after a casino owner helped arrange a local government contract with his law...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana's last remaining public school that's only for girls will be going co-ed starting this fall.
The conversion of the Frankie Woods McCullough Academy for Girls in...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A judge has entered not guilty pleas on behalf of a 75-year-old self-described retired drag queen charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a man in northwestern Indiana who...
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis man has been charged with murder in the fatal shootings of a 13-year-old boy and his 35-year-old mother at their northwestern Indiana home.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top Indiana budget writer doesn't expect much of a state tax revenue boost if legislators approve proposals to legalize sports betting and allow new casinos in Gary and Terre...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Attorneys say they believe a plea deal is possible for a woman facing neglect charges after her two young children died in a northwestern Indiana fire last year.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana House panel is set to take up a bill that would allow one of Gary's casinos to move to Terre Haute.
The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana House panel has made significant changes to a gambling bill that would allow one of Gary's casinos to move to Terre Haute.
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A 75-year-old man who described himself as a retired drag queen told authorities he fatally stabbed a 64-year-old man who allegedly used a gay slur during a dispute.
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy and his 35-year-old mother were fatally shot at their northwestern Indiana home and police are trying to identify two men spotted...
Fire destroys 4 semitrailers at Indiana truck stop
LAKE STATION, Ind. (AP) — Four semitrailers have been destroyed in a fire at a northwestern Indiana truck stop.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that the blaze was reported about 7:45...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has removed three Michael Jackson items from exhibits after a new documentary renewed allegations of child sexual abuse against the late...
‘Ya Got Trouble’ _ Hugh Jackman heading back to Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman is coming back to Broadway as a classic roguish traveling salesman.
Producer Scott Rudin said Wednesday the two-time Tony-winner will star in a revival of the...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A police officer in northwest Indiana got emotional as he prepared to leave the force in a video he posted on Facebook that's has been getting attention.
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana gambling regulators have approved the transfer of two Gary casino licenses to a company that aims to move them off the Lake Michigan shore.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana bus driver and a bus aide have been charged with felony neglect after leaving a 3-year-old boy alone and strapped in his seat for nearly 1½ hours...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police in Gary are asking the public for any information that could help them address an increase in homicides and gun violence this year.
Authorities: Gary man, wife, brother slain separately
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three members of the same family have been found dead killed in separate homicides within days of each other in Gary.
Gambling bills clears Indiana Senate, heads to House
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Legislation that allows one of Gary's casinos to move to Terre Haute and the other to move inland while permitting sports wagering has cleared the Indiana Senate and is headed...
Police: 5 hurt in Indiana church bus crash; driver arrested
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say an 82-year-old church bus driver is charged with driving while intoxicated after five people were injured when a bus returning from a Chicago Bulls game went off...
Students miss 2 weeks due to heat issue at Indiana school
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Students at a school in northwestern Indiana missed more than two weeks of classes because problems with the school's aging boiler system left the building without heat.
The problem at Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy in Gary still is being repaired, so the school's more than 550 students returned to class Thursday by sharing space with the Gary Area Career Center.
Indiana lawmakers considering casino moves, sports betting
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A shake-up of Indiana's gambling laws being debated could see two new casinos being built and allow legalizing sports betting to start as early as next year.
The proposal cleared a state Senate committee last week and comes as Indiana's 13 casinos have largely seen years of declining revenue amid increased competition from surrounding states and tribal casinos.
Appeals court: Judge exceeded authority by doubling sentence
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana appeals court says a judge exceeded his authority by doubling a woman's prison sentence to six years after she failed to timely surrender to authorities to start her term.
Porter Superior Judge Roger Bradford initially sentenced 36-year-old Hakimah Qualls of Gary to three years in prison. She was charged with escape, battery and driving while intoxicated.
Indiana town marshal rescues horse that got stuck in tree
WINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana town marshal wielding a chain saw rescued a horse that became wedged between two branches of a tree trunk amid subzero cold .
Winfield Town Marshal Dan Ball says the horse somehow became stuck in the multi-trunked tree Wednesday morning in the town about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of Gary.
Cash-strapped Gary schools sells model of Picasso sculpture
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary's cash-strapped school district has sold a model of Chicago's famous downtown Picasso statue as part of an auction to boost the district's finances.
The 16-foot-tall wooden model of the actual steel sculpture was sold last week for $20,000 to a private collector from Belgium during an auction of several art pieces by Kraft Auction Service.
Homes used by Indiana serial killer to be demolished
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Five abandoned homes where a former Marine strangled and hid the bodies of seven women will be demolished and replaced by memorials to the victims, said officials in a northwest Indiana city.
Ex-city employee convicted in scheme to resell electronics
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former government employee in northwestern Indiana has been convicted in a scheme to use funds from the City of Gary to buy more than 1,000 pieces of computer equipment that she then resold.
The Post-Tribune reports a federal jury on Wednesday convicted Monique Bowling-Boyd of Merrillville, who once was Gary's head of information technology services.
Woman settles lawsuit over jailing due to mistaken identity
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana woman who alleged she was wrongfully jailed for nearly two months in a case of mistaken identity has reached a $6,000 settlement in the case.
Authorities: Suspect in 2017 Texas slaying caught in Indiana
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the New Year's Eve 2017 shooting death of a woman in Texas has been captured in northwestern Indiana.
The U.S. Marshals' Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force says it took 52-year-old Dwight Patrick Scott into custody Tuesday in Gary following a tip he was at a home there.
Lawmaker wants to continue Indiana Dunes national park plan
PORTER, Ind. (AP) — A congressman from Gary wants to continue the push to turn Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore into America's 61st national park.
The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that Democratic U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky says efforts will continue with the new Congress.
Ramp to Interstate 80/94 reopens after lubricant spill
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A ramp to a northwestern Indiana freeway has reopened two days after being shut down after an industrial lubricant spill.
Lubricant spill shuts interstate ramp in northwest Indiana
GARY, Ind. (AP) — An industrial lubricant spill has shut down a ramp to an interstate in northwestern Indiana.
Wednesday's spill came from a truck hauling the pig-fat-based material on the southbound ramp from Cline Avenue to eastbound Interstate 80/94 in the Gary area.
Indiana officials drop execution bid in 7-year-old’s death
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Indiana prosecutors have quietly dropped efforts seeking the execution of an Ohio inmate for her role in killing a 7-year-old girl in 1984, citing the inmate's intellectual disability.
AG wants Gary council member to give up pay from 2nd job
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana attorney general's office is seeking to recover about $133,000 collected by a Gary City Council member who also had another government job.
Mary Brown worked for the Gary Sanitary District until last summer when a judge upheld a state law against double dipping. Melissa Gustafson, spokeswoman for Attorney General Curtis Hill, says his staff is trying to recover Brown's past salary.
Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by train
CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago police officers were fatally struck by a train as they investigated a report of gunshots on the city's far South Side.
Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were pursuing a person heading toward the train tracks when they were hit shortly after 6 p.m. Monday as the commuter train passed through the area, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. Police said the officers were chasing the suspect on foot.
New lawsuit says Elkhart police obstructed shooting probe
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — The sister of a man Elkhart police killed two years ago contends in a new lawsuit that department leaders obstructed an independent investigation of the shooting.
This comes after a grand jury determined the police officers were justified in 29-year-old Norman Gary's death on Dec. 4, 2016.
Small plane crashes at NW Indiana airport, killing 1 person
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed at an airport in northwestern Indiana, killing one person.
The single-passenger plane crashed about 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the Porter County Regional Airport, which is near Valparaiso, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Gary.
Police: Man stabs 2 at store, dies of apparent heart attack
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police say a knife-wielding man died of an apparent heart attack after stabbing two men at a grocery store in northwestern Indiana.
Officers responded Sunday afternoon to Miller K Market in Gary following a report of a fight and possible stabbing.
Indiana officials weigh cleanup options for church project
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A plan to turn the ruins of a historic Indiana church into a tourist attraction can't move forward until asbestos and other potential health hazards are removed from the property.
Authorities seek help to solve identity of ’76 murder
SENECA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in Illinois are appealing to people in northwestern Indiana to help them solve a 42-year-old cold case.
The body of a woman who was shot in the head was found in a ditch in Grundy County in 1976. The body was buried after investigators failed to confirm an identity.
Illinois steel company announces $19.7M move to Indiana
GARY, Ind. (AP) — An Illinois steel company has finalized plans to move its operations to northwestern Indiana .
The state of Indiana announced Wednesday that Alliance Steel plans to invest $19.7 million in Gary, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from its plant in Bedford Park, Illinois. The company is beginning renovations in Gary in early 2019 and could be operational there by January 2020.
Judge denies new trial in off-duty officer’s 1980 death
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A judge has denied a request for a new trial for an alleged getaway driver convicted in the 1980 shooting death of an off-duty northwestern Indiana police officer .
Indiana man gets $47K in excessive force lawsuit
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who alleged that a northwest Indiana police officer attacked him during a traffic stop because he was having an affair with the officer's wife has reached a settlement with the city.
Court upholds conviction in 2014 killing, dismemberment
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a northwest Indiana mechanic in the 2014 killing and dismemberment of a business associate.
New owner seeks to move Gary casinos off Lake Michigan
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Some former Indiana casino executives are behind a new company buying the two Gary casinos with aims of moving them off the Lake Michigan shore.
The new entity Spectacle Entertainment has announced it is buying the Majestic Star Casino boats in Gary for an undisclosed price. Spectacle is led by former executives of Centaur Gaming, which sold Hoosier Park in Anderson and Indiana Grand in Shelbyville to Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp. this year for $1.7 billion.