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Seven Women Found Dead In Northwest Indiana; Suspect In Custody
Texas
Darren Deon Vann is believed to have murdered seven women in Hammond and Gary. Some of the murders may date back 20 years. [ more › ]
October 21 2014
Indiana police charge suspect who may have killed for decades
Texas
By Mary Wisniewski HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in Lake County with one of the seven murders, according to ...
October 21 2014
Serial Killer Suspect Says Spree Date Back 2 Decades
Hammond, Indiana
The man suspected of murdering seven women in Indiana told police his crime spree dates back two decades, authorities said at a press conference today.
October 20 2014
Alleged serial killer identified as Darren Deon Vann
Indiana
Darren Deon Vann, 43, told police he was shocked how quickly he was located after the murder of a 19-year-old woman in a Hammond hotel, police said. The alleged serial killer led police to six other bodies in northwest Indiana.
October 20 2014
Gary man formally charged in case of Indiana murders
Indiana
Lake County, Ind authorities have formally charged a Gary man suspected of murder. 43-year-old Darren Vann was identified as a suspect in at least seven murders and authorities say there could be more. The case against him began to unfold at a Motel 6 off I-80 in Hammond where the body of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy […]
October 20 2014
Alleged serial killer Darren Deon Vann charged in Hammond murder
Townsend, Massachusetts
Darren Deon Vann, 43, told police he was shocked how quickly he was located after the murder of a 19-year-old woman in a Hammond hotel, police said. The alleged serial killer led police to six other bodies in northwest Indiana.
October 20 2014
Suspect Held In 7 Murders In Northwest Indiana
Indiana
A 43-year-old convicted sex offender was being held in Hammond, Indiana, where at least one of the victims was found Saturday night.
October 20 2014
Third Suspect Charged In Murder Of Retired Chicago Cop
Indiana
Nicholas Heisler, 20, of Hammond, Ind., was charged with murder and two counts of home invasion in connection with the shooting death of 73-year-old Elmer Brown in Hegewisch, police announced late Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.
October 11 2014
Charges filed in weekend homicide at birthday party
Indiana
HAMMOND | A 38-year-old man was charged Monday in the shooting death of a Hammond man who was celebrating his birthday, according to court records. 
October 03 2014
Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trial
Indiana
HAMMOND | A federal judge is expected to decide in the next week or two on whether the identities of jurors in the upcoming trial of an alleged leader in a notorious street gang should be kept secret.
September 26 2014
Most children released after Indiana bus crash
Indiana
A northwestern Indiana church says only one of 34 students had to be hospitalized after a bus rolled onto its side in southern Indiana. First Baptist Church of Hammond administrative pastor Eddie Lapina
September 18 2014
16-year-old is second person charged in fatal home invasion
Indiana
A 16-year-old Indiana boy was ordered held without bond Wednesday for his alleged role in the murder of an elderly retired Chicago Police sergeant. While his mother sat next to him, Jeremy Mendez admitted to detectives that he forced himself into 73-year-old Elmer Brown’s home the night of the incident last spring, Cook County prosecutors said. Jesse Kazmierski, of Hammond, Ind., was charged ...
September 17 2014
Chicago man charge with drunk driving in Hammon crash that left Indiana State Police trooper injure
Indiana
A Chicago man has been charged with drunk driving in a hit-and-run crash early Saturday on Interstate 94 in Hammond that left an Indiana State Police trooper injured. Sgt. Dwayne Dillahunty was taken to Munster Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the state police said. He was outside his police car around 1:30 a.m. Satudday, working traffic enforcement near the Calumet Avenue ...
August 04 2014
Hammond man charged in fatal Lansing shooting
Lansing, illinois
A Northwest Indiana man has been charged with the fatal shooting of a Chicago man during a robbery at a south suburban gas station in May. David Snelling, 23, of Hammond, has been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery with a firearm in connection with the death of Myron A. Parker, according to a statement from Lansing, Illinois, police. Parker, 20, was found at the BP Amoco station ...
July 30 2014
Jury selection begins in Hammond deadly shooting
Indiana
Jury selection begins Tuesday in the murder trial of a man suspected of shooting another man to death two years ago. The 61-year-old suspect is on trial for second-degree murder.
July 22 2014
Jury selection begins in Hammond deadly shooting trial
Indiana
Jury selection begins Tuesday in the murder trial of a man suspected of shooting another man to death two years ago. The 61-year-old suspect is on trial for second-degree murder.
July 22 2014
Judge: Hammond murder case will proceed to trial
Indiana
A judge has decided that Dejuan Hammond's murder trial will proceed to trial despite wrongful actions by prosecutors.
June 20 2014
Man accused of murder reaches plea agreement
Indiana
HAMMOND | A 31-year-old Chicago man accused of killing Rachel S. Wood, 20, of South Bend, could face the rest of his life in prison after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday.
May 22 2014
Lake County courts: EC man gets 30 years for sex with girl
Indiana
Six-year term for cocaine deal A Hammond man on Tuesday received a six-year prison term for selling cocaine. Bryan Burkhart, 21, pleaded guilty March 27 to selling $100 worth of cocaine on July 30 in the 7300 block of Indianapolis Boulevard in Hammond. Lake Superior Court Judge Samuel Cappas ordered Burkhart to serve four years in the Lake County Community Corrections alternative sentencing ...
May 21 2014
Gang member to plead to 2002 slaying
Hammond, Indiana
A Gary member of the Two Six street gang has agreed to plead guilty to killing a fellow gang member more than a decade ago in exchange for getting a sentence of no more than 30 years in prison. In the plea agreement, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Hammond, Kiontay Pennington, 34, admits to killing Julio Cartagena on May 16, 2003. Federal prosecutors said Two Six leader Jesus Valentin ...
May 06 2014
Regional Health Clinic opens doors in Hammond
Indiana
HAMMOND │ A new clinic made possible by a Federally Qualified Health Center grant to Regional Mental Health Center will offer affordable health care for all ages.
April 25 2014
Opening statements begin in Dejuan Hammond trial
Hammond, Indiana
Opening statements are expected to start this afternoon for a man accused of killing a witness in his brother's murder trial.
April 17 2014
Man Shot And Killed In Hammond
Indiana
Police are investigating a possibly narcotics-involved shooting that led to the death of a man in northwest Indiana on Wednesday.
March 13 2014
Jury finds Singleton guilty of murder in road-rage dispute
Deputy, Indiana
CROWN POINT | After about two hours of deliberation Friday, a jury found a Chicago man guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a driver in a road-rage dispute last summer in Hammond.
February 21 2014
Co-defendant at gang trial links E.C. man to 3 break-ins
Gary, Indiana
HAMMOND | A witness at Richard Reyes' federal trial on Thursday linked Reyes to three separate break-ins to steal money or drugs from dealers in Illinois and Indiana.
January 16 2014
Indiana house fire kills 3; man burned saving 2 kids
Indiana
HAMMOND — A house fire that killed three children and critically injured their father as he rescued their two siblings may have been sparked by a space heater used to warm the home, authorities said Thursday.
January 13 2014
Grandmother seeks custody of surviving grandchildren after 3 others killed in fire
Indiana
The grandmother of three children who died in a Hammond house fire last week will appear in court Tuesday to try to gain custody of her two surviving grandchildren.        
January 13 2014
Hammond fire child victims released from hospital; Dad remains in critical condition after 3 childr
Indiana
Two boys who were hurt in a Hammond, Ind., house fire Wednesday were released from a Chicago hospital Saturday evening, while their father remains in critical condition.
January 13 2014
Sons Released From Hospital After Hammond Fire, Dad Still In Critical Condition
Indiana
Two boys who were hurt in a Hammond, Ind., house fire Wednesday were released from a Chicago hospital Saturday evening, while their father remains in critical condition.
January 13 2014
Man Killed In Shooting Near Indiana Bar
Indiana
A 38-year-old Highland man was shot to death Friday night near the Game Time Bar, 2949 165th St., in Hammond’s Hessville section, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
December 13 2013
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