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Man gets 15 years for shooting wife’s ex-beau

Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Ross Boswell sentenced a Hammond man Thursday to 15 years for a 2011 shooting that left his wife’s ex-boyfriend with serious injuries and a permanent disability. Thomas Allen Beavers will serve eight years in the Indiana Department of Correction, two …

Police raid Hobart residence,   find gun, 40 pounds of pot

Police who raided the residence of a Hobart man found about 40 pounds of marijuana and a .22-caliber revolver during a raid. Christopher M. Lafferty, 36, who was charged Saturday with two counts of dealing in cocaine or a narcotic drug, dealing in marijuana and …

Law & Order: Traffic blitz in Gary deemed success

GARY Traffic blitz deemed success In the wake of several recent traffic fatalities, Gary police organized a traffic blitz Friday afternoon and evening, Chief Wade Ingram said Wednesday. Lake County sheriff’s police and Indiana State Police joined Gary officers for four hours, issuing 122 traffic …

Pair of pit bulls attack East Chicago boy

EAST CHICAGO — A 9-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday evening, according to police. Detective Terrance Fife said officers received a call at 4:49 p.m. that a boy was walking in the 3500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue when …

Lake Station mayor, wife indicted

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Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife used money meant to feed the needy to feed their gambling habit, according to federal prosecutors. The U.S. attorney’s office in Hammond announced Wednesday evening two separate indictments against Soderquist, 44, and Deborah Soderquist, 55, and one …

Gary man charged in Fort Wayne shop owner’s death

FORT WAYNE — Authorities say tips from the public have led to the arrest of a Gary man in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fort Wayne tobacco store owner during a robbery. Fort Wayne police announced Wednesday 22-year-old Jamel Coleman faces preliminary charges …

Doctor, 2 children killed on I-65

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Dr. Mallik Chaganti handed out his cellphone number so patients knew how to reach him. He’d see them after hours. In his home. “Everyone” in Rensselaer knew where Chaganti lived, a former patient said. But now that community is reeling after Chaganti and two of …

Man sought after skipping court hearing

A Lake Superior Court judge has issued an arrest warrant for a Gary man who cut off his electronic monitoring device and fled two days before his court hearing regarding an Oct. 29 burglary in Gary. Authorities received an alert April 8 that Dion Clayton …

Events put spotlight on organ donation

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Winamac resident Rhonda Berger lost her daughter, Jennifer Spurgeon, in an apartment fire in January 2009. Berger and the rest of Spurgeon’s family were devastated by the loss, but Spurgeon’s decision to become an organ donor has allowed a piece of Jennifer to live on. …

Parents say they’ll pay for prom to stay in Gary

GARY — Seniors at Theodore Roosevelt College and Career Academy will have a prom with a DJ, food, fancy dresses and suits, and a rental hall. The only question the high schoolers may have to answer is which prom they will attend: the school-sanctioned dance …

37 Lake, Porter schools earn state four-star status

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More than three dozen schools in Northwest Indiana achieved Four-Star School status for the 2012-13 school year. The 37 schools in Lake and Porter counties qualified by being in the top 25th percentile of schools in three categories based on ISTEP+ scores. Statewide, 311 schools …

Trio wanted for Glen Park burglary

GARY — Arrest warrants have been issued for three Gary men charged with the March 28 burglary of a Glen Park residence within walking distance of two of the suspects’ homes, court records show. Thomas R. Brown, 20, of 4017 Vermont St., Devonte Williams, 19, …

Family offers $1,000 reward to find Gary man’s killer

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GARY — Deon Glover is on a mission. He wants the person who shot and killed his brother, Virgil Bailey, locked up. Glover hopes an arrest can give him and other family members peace and prevent another violent death. “There’s a killer out there,” Glover, …

Crown Point looks to add to public trolley system

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CROWN POINT — Molly the Trolley will soon get a mate as the city looks to launch its public trolley service for the summer months. On Monday, the Crown Point Redevelopment Commission approved spending $250,000 to purchase a brand new trolley to add to its …