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  1. 4 in custody as police investigates NW Indiana slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The Tribune

    Authorities say four people are in custody, three handguns seized and a $10,000 reward is being offered in connection with the death of a Merrillville man. The Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the slaying of 55-year-old Cecil Pendleton Jr. on Tuesday.

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  2. NW Indiana leaving for work shot to death by robbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | The Tribune

    Authorities say a northwestern Indiana man was shot to death inside his van outside his apartment by men who tried to rob him while they were breaking into cars. The Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the slaying of 55-year-old Cecil Pendleton Jr. of Merrillville shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday.

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  3. East Chicago detectives uses selfies to nab robbery suspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | The Tribune

    Two robbery suspects have been arrested after taking selfies on an iPhone stolen from a 13-year-old boy in East Chicago. Eighteen-year-old Robert Davis of Gary and a 17-year-old Merrillville boy face charges of robbery and robbery resulting in bodily injury.

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  4. Death penalty sought in suspected Indiana serial killingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | The Tribune

    Indiana prosecutors filed a request Friday seeking the death penalty against a man charged in the slayings of two women and suspected in the deaths of five other women whose bodies were found last fall in abandoned homes in Gary. Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter filed the death penalty request for Darren Deon Vann if he's convicted in the deaths of Afrikka Hardy, 19, of Gary and Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville.

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  5. Death penalty sought in suspected serial killings caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2015 | The Tribune

    Indiana prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a Gary man charged in the slayings of two women and suspected in the deaths of five others. Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter filed a request Friday seeking the death penalty for Darren Deon Vann if he's convicted in the deaths of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy of Gary and 35-year-old Anith Jones of Merrillville.

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  6. 3 charged in January death of Gary man found dumped in woodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | The Tribune

    Three people have been charged in the January beating death of a Gary man whose body was dumped in a wooded area. Twenty-nine-year-old Stephanie M. Serrano and 32-year-old James Willingham both face charges of murder and assisting a criminal, while 20-year-old Cheyanne Evans is charged with assisting a criminal.

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  7. 2 police officers suspended, overlooked child in towed carRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | The Tribune

    Two Lake County police officers have been suspended without pay for overlooking a 3-year-old child in the back seat of a car towed away following a traffic stop. Lake County Sheriff John Buncich says it "sickens" him that the officers didn't thoroughly search the car as police procedures call for when vehicles are to be towed away.

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  8. Former Indiana nose doctor to serve probation in FloridaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | The Tribune

    A former northwestern Indiana nose surgeon who pleaded guilty three years ago to 22 counts of health care fraud after disappearing while vacationing in Greece will be allowed to serve the remainder of his probation in Florida. The Merrillville Post-Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Philip Simon ruled last week that Mark Weinberger can serve his probation in southern Florida.

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  9. Gary to host public meeting on future of former hotel siteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | The Tribune

    Gary's mayor is seeking the public's input on what the northwester Indiana city should do with a vacant lot that once held the city's downtown Sheraton Hotel. The 135-room, 12-story hotel opened in 1978 as part of a plan by former Mayor Richard Hatcher to revitalize downtown Gary.

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  10. Ex-con who wanted to return to prison may get fresh startRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | The Tribune

    An unemployed ex-convict who robbed an Indiana bank to ensure he'd be sent back to prison and have food and shelter is getting a fresh start thanks to people touched by his plight. A pretrial diversion agreement offered by prosecutors Wednesday calls for 53-year-old David Potchen to avoid a felony robbery charge and instead face a misdemeanor conversion charge that will be dismissed within a year if he stays out of trouble.

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  11. June trial date set for Gary man suspected in 7 deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | The Tribune

    A judge has set a June 22 trial date for a Gary man charged with murder in the strangulation deaths or two women and suspected of killing five others. The Times reports Lake Superior Court Judge Diane Boswell set the trial date Friday for 43-year-old Darren Vann.

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  12. Indiana man accused of stealing child's insurance settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Tribune

    A northern Indiana man faces theft charges for allegedly stealing more than $612,000 from an insurance settlement awarded to an injured child. Fifty-three-year-old Clark W. Holesinger pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony theft charges ahead of his April 22 trial in Porter County.

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  13. 2 more Gary women identified from 7 bodies found last yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | The Tribune

    Authorities announced Friday the identities of the final two of seven women whose bodies were found last October in connection with a suspected serial killing. The Lake County coroner said they were identified as 53-year-old Sonya Billingsley and 27-year-old Tanya Gatlin, both from Gary.

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  14. 1 dead in I-65 crash near WalesboroRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | The Tribune

    A Merrillville woman who was on track to graduate from the University of Louisville medical school this spring died in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 65 near Columbus. Ashley P. Hinchen, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:30a p.m. accident Sunday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 about four miles south of the Walesboro exit, said Larry Fisher, Bartholomew County coroner.

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  15. Storm cuts power to 8K northern Indiana homes, businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2015 | The Tribune

    A winter storm that's bringing heavy snow and high winds to northern Indiana has cut power to nearly 8,000 homes and businesses in the region. Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

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  16. Opening arguments to begin in trial of alleged gang memberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | The Tribune

    A jury is expected to be seated Monday in the trial of an East Chicago man and alleged gang member charged with killing six people. The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports jury selection for the trial of Juan "Tito" Briseno is scheduled to wrap up Monday in U.S. District Court after a prolonged selection process because federal prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty.

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  17. Indiana Legal Services names Laramore new directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | The Tribune

    The man who served as the chief legal counsel for former Govs. Joe Kernan and the late Frank O'Bannon will become the new executive director of Indiana Legal Services on April 1. The board of directors of the legal aid organization has selected Jon Laramore to become the group's first new executive director in 45 years. He will succeed Norman Metzger.

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  18. Electric car charging stations on the rise in IndianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Tribune

    A few years ago, there was nowhere in Northwest Indiana to plug in an electric car except for your garage. Now drivers can pull into public charging stations along Indianapolis Boulevard and U.S. 30, and they're spreading fast.

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  19. Competency could be key for death penalty in Indiana caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | The Tribune

    Indiana law experts say the mental health of a northwestern Indiana man charged with strangling two women and suspected of killing five others could complicate the case but shouldn't prevent the state from seeking the death penalty. Forty-three-year-old Darren Vann of Gary is charged with murder in the deaths of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy and 35-year-old Anith Jones of Merrillville.

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  20. German museum: Kahlo lawsuit can now proceedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2015 | The Tribune

    Attorneys for a German museum that's suing an Indiana museum over an exhibit featuring replicas of works by famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo says its suit can now proceed. Munster, Indiana-based South Shore Arts had argued that the lawsuit filed by a German museum called Kuntsmuseum Gehrke-Remund should be dismissed because the two other defendants were part-owned by a German company.

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