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System to handle police complaints in NWI is broken, critics say
Dec. 12, 2014
A recent traffic stop in Hammond, Ind. that led to accusations of excessive force is part of a national debate over how to hold police accountable
Outrage in Ferguson, disbelief in Hammond
Nov. 25, 2014
FBI agent denies that they cleared two officers of wrongdoing following a controversial traffic stop that invited comparisons to Ferguson.
Police retrace steps of suspected serial killer
Oct. 20, 2014
Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said it could be the work of a serial killer.
Hammond mayor rejects comparisons to Ferguson
Oct. 9, 2014
After video of police incident goes viral, citizens divided on whether cops went too far.
Can a short-staffed DCS protect Indiana's children?
May. 27, 2014
Despite low pay, high turnover and burdensome caseloads, a state lawmaker says Indiana’s Department of Child Services has returned millions of dollars to ‘pad’ the state's budget surplus.
Weather strands truckers in Northwest Indiana
Jan. 6, 2014
As stranded truckers and motorists deal with arctic temps, Indiana Gov. Pence sends additional help to the region.
How a hardware store became a music hub
Jan. 2, 2014
Northwest Indiana hardware store mixes art, food and music to help revitalize a struggling downtown.
After murders, closure for some more than others
May. 24, 2013
When Theodore McClendon’s parents were kidnapped and then killed in a forest preserve, hundreds came out to mourn, and the mayor promised justice.
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