Police: Officer-involved shooting leaves man dead in GaryJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — An officer-involved shooting in Gary left a man dead Tuesday evening, police said.
Officers called to a home for a domestic situation encountered a man in his 40s armed with a rifle and barricaded inside, Gary police said.
Body found along Chicago shoreline identified as Indiana manJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — A body discovered Sunday along Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline has been identified as that of a Gary, Indiana man, authorities said.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office said Monday that the body was identified as that of John Puza Jr., 48, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Indiana high court reinstates Gary man’s murder convictionDecember 14, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Indiana’s high court has reinstated a Gary man's criminal convictions, months after the state appeals court overturned his convictions in a fatal shooting at a gas station.
Gary man awarded $25.5M in lawsuit against ex-cop, HammondNovember 25, 2022 GMT
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded a Gary man $25.5 million in his lawsuit alleging that a now-retired police officer violated his civil rights and deprived him of a fair trial in a case involving a 1980 rape and robbery.
Nebraska beats Maine 79-66 behind newcomers Griesel, GaryNovember 8, 2022 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sam Griesel had 22 points and nine rebounds, Juwan Gary added 14 points and 11 boards, and Nebraska beat Maine 79-66 on Monday night in a season opener.
Griesel (North Dakota State) and Gary (Alabama) are both newcomers and they offer NCAA Tournament experience.
Jury convicts Gary man in bank robbery where guard was slainOctober 27, 2022 GMT
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Gary man of armed robbery and a weapons charge in the slaying of a bank security guard last year, prosecutors said Thursday.
GOP eyes Indiana upset amid national push to diversify partyOctober 26, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — After a lunchtime roundtable with Indiana Sen. Todd Young and Utah Rep. Burgess Owens, Republican congressional candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green suggested she appreciated "serving alongside my peers.”
Kentucky man charged in 1994 killing of NW Indiana womanOctober 20, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged in the 1994 rape and murder of a northwestern Indiana woman found strangled to death inside her home with an electrical cord.
Retired Gary Catholic Bishop Melczek dies at age 83August 26, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Retired Bishop Dale Melczek, who led Indiana's Catholic Diocese of Gary for more than two decades, has died at age 83.
The diocese said Melczek died Thursday after going into hospice care following a recent severe stroke.
Two girls pulled from Lake Michigan at Gary beach, 1 diesJuly 12, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — One girl died and another was released after treatment at a hospital after they were pulled from Lake Michigan after struggling in the water Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
Visitors were able to pull one of the girls from the water at Gary's Marquette Beach but the other remained underwater until a Lake County Sheriff’s Department helicopter located her in the water and directed responders to her location, Indiana conservation officers said.
Gary mayor: Cousin was among 3 people fatally shot at partyJuly 7, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary's mayor said his family is “heartbroken" by the news that a relative was among three people fatally shot during a July Fourth block party in the northwestern Indiana city.
Police: 3 shot to death at block party in Gary, IndianaJuly 5, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gunfire during a July Fourth block party in northwestern Indiana left three people dead and seven wounded early Tuesday, police said.
The shooting happened in a residential neighborhood of Gary, Indiana, about 12:45 a.m.
Gary resident 2nd in Indiana confirmed with monkeypoxJune 22, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A Gary resident has been confirmed as the second person in Indiana diagnosed with monkeypox.
The patient has been isolated and health officials have contacted others who have had close contact with the patient, Gary Health Commissioner Dr.
Police: 2 killed, 4 wounded in shooting at Indiana nightclubJune 12, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Two people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting at an Indiana nightclub early Sunday, police said.
Officers responding to reports of shots fired around 2 a.m.
Gary woman gets 11 years for role in killings of 2 teensJune 10, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Gary woman has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for providing two teenagers with guns and later hiding a gun her boyfriend used to kill them in 2020.
A Lake County judge sentenced Dawn Carden, 43, on Thursday.
3 arrested after Indiana post-graduation shooting wounds 2June 6, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Three people were taken into custody following a Sunday shooting that wounded two people shortly after a graduation ceremony in northwestern Indiana, police said.
Indiana appeals court overturns Gary man’s murder convictionMay 12, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind., (AP) — Indiana's appeals court has overturned the murder conviction of a Gary man sentenced last year to 115 years in prison for a fatal shooting at a gas station.
The 2-1 decision released Wednesday overturned Marquis D.
Man wounded after jail van escape, firing shots at policeMay 12, 2022 GMT
KENTLAND, Ind. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been shot and wounded by officers after escaping from a jail transport van in western Indiana and later firing shots from an apartment he ran into, state police said.
Gary man convicted in 2020 slayings of 2 teenage boysApril 29, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Gary man was sentenced to 130 years in prison Friday after being convicted in the 2020 killings of two teenage boys found shot to death in a northwest Indiana home.
Gary woman admits helping hide gun used in 2 murdersApril 20, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Gary woman has admitted helping hide a gun her boyfriend used to kill two teenagers at a Gary-area home, court records show.
Dawn Carden, 43, pleaded guilty Monday to assisting a criminal and dangerous control of a firearm in connection with the Oct.
Chicago man gets 105 years in fatal shooting of girl, 14April 15, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Chicago man has been sentenced to 105 years in prison in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl found dumped in a trash-filled Gary alley with her hands bound behind her back.
Missing Gary-area woman died from crash trauma, drowningApril 15, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The death of a missing woman whose remains were found this week has been ruled an accident, coroners said Thursday.
Preliminary findings following an autopsy Thursday on 23-year-old Ariana Taylor of Calumet Township are consistent with trauma from a motor vehicle accident complicated with drowning, the Lake County Coroner's Office said.
Human remains found in Gary IDed as those of missing womanApril 13, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Human remains found in Gary on Wednesday morning were identified as those of a missing woman, police announced.
The body of 23-year-old Ariana Taylor of Calumet Township was found at in a shallow drainage ditch around 9 a.m.
Gary man gets 103 years for shooting woman dead, burning carApril 5, 2022 GMT
CROWN POIINT, Ind. (AP) — A Lake County judge sentenced a Gary man to more than 103 years in prison Tuesday for fatally shooting his girlfriend and leaving her body in a car he set ablaze.
A jury last month convicted Hugh Scott, 37, of murder and other charges in the June 2018 slaying of Davita Ward, 39.
Gary man charged in 2018 triple killing found dead in cellMarch 24, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Northwest Indiana authorities are investigating after a Gary man charged earlier this year in a 2018 triple homicide was found dead in his jail cell.
Gary man convicted in 2020 slayings of 2 teenage boysMarch 4, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Gary man has been convicted in the 2020 killings of two teenage boys found shot to death in a northwest Indiana home.
2 teens charged in slaying of a retired Gary firefighterMarch 2, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Two teenage boys have made their first court appearances after being charged in the slaying of a retired Gary firefighter who was a member of the high school basketball team that won the 1968 state title.
Police: Teen stole mother’s car before crash kills Gary manFebruary 16, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind., (AP) — A 15-year-old boy hit his mother with a brick and stole her SUV minutes before he crashed it into another vehicle at high speed, killing a 40-year-old Gary man, police said.
Charges filed against man accused of shooting Gary officerFebruary 9, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man accused of shooting a Gary police detective with felony attempted murder and other counts.
Police: Suspect in custody had ambushed, shot Gary officerFebruary 8, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A suspect who's in custody allegedly ambushed and shot a veteran Gary police officer Monday as the officer was investigating a vehicle that was driving recklessly, police said Tuesday.
Police: Gary police officer shot, in stable conditionFebruary 7, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A Gary police officer was shot and wounded Monday while responding to reports of gunshots fired in the northwest Indiana city, police said.
Sgt. William Fazekas was listed in stable condition at a hospital, according to Gary Police Public Information Officer Lt.
Illinois man pleads guilty in attack on 2 Indiana troopersFebruary 4, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to attacking and injuring two Indiana state troopers during a roadside scuffle along a northwest Indiana highway ramp.
2 Gary men arrested, charged in 2018 fatal shootings of 3February 3, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Two Gary men have been arrested in the 2018 shooting deaths of three people whose bodies were found along a roadside and in a car's trunk after they had attended a birthday celebration.
Murder charges filed against mother, brother of dumped boyFebruary 3, 2022 GMT
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors filed murder charges Wednesday against the mother and brother of a 6-year-old boy who died after being placed in a cold shower as punishment for misbehavior.
Michigan man dies in accident on freighter along NW IndianaJanuary 22, 2022 GMT
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man who was a freighter shipmate has died in an accident aboard a 1,000-foot freighter along northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Richard Gray of Traverse City died Monday following the accident on the Walter J.
$5M bond set for woman whose dead 6-year-old dumped in GaryJanuary 13, 2022 GMT
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Bond was set at $5 million Wednesday for an Illinois woman whose 6-year-old son died after being placed in a cold shower as punishment for misbehavior, a prosecutor said.
Jannie Perry, 38, of North Chicago, was charged Saturday with first-degree murder in the death of Damari Perry.
Illinois boy found dead in Gary had partially frozen organsJanuary 12, 2022 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A 6-year-old Illinois boy whose body was found in Gary after he went missing died of hypothermia, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday in a pending cause of death.
Mom charged after body of Illinois boy is found in IndianaJanuary 8, 2022 GMT
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a missing Illinois boy was charged with murder Saturday after the 6-year-old's body was discovered near an abandoned house in northwestern Indiana, authorities said.
Woman, child die when car being pursued crashes into semiJanuary 7, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — An Illinois woman and a child died Friday after the driver of a car they were riding in collided twice with a semitrailer on the Borman Expressway in Gary, police said.
The woman from Matteson, Illinois, was ejected in the midday crash, police said.
Ambulance stolen from outside Gary hospital but soon foundJanuary 2, 2022 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — An ambulance was stolen from a Gary hospital parking lot but was recovered a few miles away, police said.
Gary police received a call about the ambulance stolen from outside the emergency room at Methodist Hospitals—Northlake Campus at 7:34 p.m.
Gary’s mayor imposes new restrictions amid COVID-19 surgeDecember 24, 2021 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary's mayor has imposed the first wave of planned restrictions, including limits on traffic at city offices, in response to surging COVID-19 cases in the northwest Indiana city.
Mayor Jerome Prince said Thursday that the first phase of the city's two-phase effort would begin immediately and stay in effect through Dec.
Churchill Downs picked to build western Indiana casinoNovember 18, 2021 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The company that runs the Kentucky Derby has been picked to take over the stalled project to build a casino in the western Indiana city of Terre Haute.
Gary man gets 35 years in slaying of pizza delivery driverNovember 17, 2021 GMT
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Gary man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison in the slaying of a pizza delivery driver he and another man lured to an abandoned house for a planned robbery.
Woman, 2 kids die when train strikes vehicle at crossingNovember 16, 2021 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Two young girls and a woman died after being ejected from their vehicle after it was struck Tuesday morning in Gary, authorities said.
Deyki Mitchell, 13, and Deniya Brown, 11, died in the crash, as did Shermika Herbert, 37, Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey said.
Man killed after his brother’s funeral in NW IndianaNovember 15, 2021 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A man was shot and killed after his brother's funeral in northwestern Indiana, police said.
“The family had barely started their meal together when this happened, the unrequited grief now compounded,” said the Rev.
Federal agents seize 100 kilograms of cocaine in ChicagoNovember 9, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal agents have seized 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine in Chicago.
Three people were arrested, and a private plane was seized as part of last Wednesday’s operation, the U.S.
Memorial services held for Olympic gymnast Dianne DurhamNovember 7, 2021 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Olympic gymnast Dianne Durham, who died earlier this year, was remembered Saturday at memorial services in northwest Indiana as a pioneer.
Durham was the first Black woman to win a USA Gymnastics national championship.
Ex-Gary officer indicted for allegedly using excessive forceOctober 28, 2021 GMT
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Gary police officer for allegedly using excessive force against a man he had handcuffed and placed under arrest during a traffic stop.
Federal grand jury indicts 16 for motorcycle club crimesOctober 27, 2021 GMT
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 16 men mostly from Northwest Indiana on charges they committed murder, robbery and drug dealing for Gary’s Sin City Deciples motorcycle club.
The 57-page indictment announced Wednesday alleges Sin City members and associates have operated a racketeering conspiracy since 2009 to traffic drugs and illegal firearms and terrorize rival motorcycle organizations.
IU-Northwest closed as region gets pummeled by floodingOctober 25, 2021 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana University Northwest campus was closed Monday due to flooding caused by the ongoing rainfall, a school spokesperson said.
“All classes will be held remotely and students should check Canvas for updates,” campus spokeswoman Marisa Villalobos said.
Gary man sues after accusing police of kneeling on himOctober 19, 2021 GMT
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Gary man is suing northwest Indiana police more than a year after he alleged that officers sprayed him with pepper spray and knelt on him when they encountered him near a protest over George Floyd’s death.
1 dead after vehicle, South Shore train collide in GaryOctober 16, 2021 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — One person died after a car and a South Shore commuter train collided, authorities said.
A motorist tried to go around the gates at a crossing in Gary and was struck by the train around 6 p.m.
Indiana school bus struck, rolls over, during police pursuitOctober 6, 2021 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A man who drove away from an attempted police traffic stop collided with a school bus, causing it to roll over as a northwest Indiana officer pursued him, police said.
No children were inside the bus when it rolled onto its side Tuesday afternoon in Gary, said Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez.
Gary woman resentenced to 41 years in 2 kids’ fire deathsOctober 5, 2021 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Gary woman whose 51-year sentence was thrown out in an apartment fire that killed two of her children after she left them and a sibling home alone has been resentenced to 41 years in prison.
NW Indiana man gets 150 years in killings of woman, teen sonOctober 3, 2021 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana man has been sentenced to 150 years in prison for the slayings of a Gary woman and her 13-year-old son, who were fatally shot in their home during a 2019 robbery.
Man gets 30 years in slaying of NW Indiana teen selling XboxSeptember 30, 2021 GMT
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a northwest Indiana teenager who was trying to sell an Xbox has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
4 companies seek to revive stalled Terre Haute casino plansSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Two companies that already operate casinos in Indiana are among four seeking to take over the stalled effort to open a new casino in Terre Haute.
NW Indiana woman admits to taking late father’s benefitsSeptember 22, 2021 GMT
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana woman has admitted that she cashed her late father's government disability checks and pocketed the money for 10 years after his death.
Gary resident Elizabeth Harris, who's also known as Elizabeth Harris-Liuhoulo, pleaded guilty Tuesday to mail fraud in U.S.
Water main replacement project coming to NW Indiana.September 13, 2021 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A private utility is launching a more than $24 million water main replacement project in northwestern Indiana.
Indiana American Water plans to replace steel and cast-iron pipes in Gary that are older and have broken frequently, the (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.
3 juveniles in car on Indiana interstate hurt in shootingSeptember 12, 2021 GMT
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Three juveniles who were traveling in a car on an Indiana interstate were injured in an overnight shooting, Indiana State Police said Sunday.
Authorities said five people left a party in Gary in a car around 12 a.m.