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2 Gary pizza parlors fined for not reporting fatal shootings

Feb. 20, 2020 1:16 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — State regulators have fined two Gary pizza parlors for failing to report the on-the-job shooting deaths of two delivery drivers slain last fall during armed robberies in the northwestern Indiana city. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Rico's Pizza $750 and...

Man seeks to have conviction overturned with new testimony

Feb. 4, 2020 6:33 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A Gary man testified that a now-dead man gave him a video recording of his confession to killing five people in 2000, a crime for which another man is serving 300 years in prison. Cleveland C. Bynum, 37, was convicted of murder in 2001 for the shooting deaths of Angela Wallace, 24, her...

Experts say old infrastructure is hurting US steel mills

Feb. 1, 2020 12:38 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Aging infrastructure could be adversely affecting operations at steel mills along the Lake Michigan shoreline in northwestern Indiana, according to experts. An explosion rocked ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor in East Chicago just after Christmas and damaged a furnace and control room. Gary...

Angler snags apparent live grenade in NW Indiana river

Jan. 28, 2020 10:21 AM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A man fishing from a northwestern Indiana bridge reeled in an apparent live grenade, prompting a road closure until the device was removed by a bomb squad. A Gary police officer who was called to the Little Calumet River bridge on Monday evening to investigate learned that a man who had...

Gary schools warned for offering enrollment incentives

Jan. 27, 2020 4:23 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — State officials have put the Gary Community School Corp. on notice for violating Indiana law by offering enrollment incentives last fall. The district posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram offering $25 Visa gift cards to parents who referred students to successfully enroll in Gary...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, John Keeler, Vice President and General Counsel for Spectacle Entertainment, addresses the members of the Indiana Gaming Commission in Indianapolis. The Indiana Gaming Commission is investigating Spectacle Entertainment which owns two casinos along Lake Michigan and is seeking to open a new Terre Haute casino, after a political consultant pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally funneling campaign contributions for an Indianapolis-based gaming company. Spectacle's general counsel, John Keeler, didn’t immediately return telephone and email messages from The Associated Press seeking comment. (Doug McSchooler/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Company planning new Indiana casino faces investigation

Jan. 24, 2020 3:24 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Gaming Commission is investigating the company that owns two casinos along Lake Michigan and is seeking to open a new Terre Haute casino after a political consultant pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally funneling campaign contributions for an Indianapolis-based...

Data: Gary's 2019 homicide count highest since 2007

Jan. 19, 2020 12:08 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The northwest Indiana city of Gary reported 58 homicides in 2019, which is the highest since 2007 when there were 71, officials said. The murder count last year was up 45% from 40 in 2018, according to The (Northwest Indiana) Times, which cited FBI data. Domestic killings jumped by...

Indiana returning 4 state takeover schools to local control

Jan. 16, 2020 11:58 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Board of Education is returning three Indianapolis schools and a Gary school to local control, ending state takeovers prompted by students’ poor academic performance. Members of the State Board of Education voted 6-2 Wednesday to allow Indianapolis Public...

Gary and Indiana State Police officer stand at the entrance to the Westbrook Apartments where Gary police officers were wounded in a shooting incident Monday evening, Jan. 13, 2020 in Gary, Ind. One of the officers returned fire killing the suspect.  (John J. Watkins/The Times via AP)

Indiana man killed by police was wanted in woman's death

Jan. 14, 2020 3:37 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A man who shot and wounded two police officers at a northwestern Indiana apartment complex before being fatally shot by police was a suspect in the strangulation death of a woman he had been dating, police said Tuesday. The Lake County Coroner’s office identified the man killed in...

Suspect killed, 2 SWAT officers injured in Indiana shootout

Jan. 13, 2020 8:50 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police fatally shot a suspect Monday after he opened fire and injured two members of a SWAT team who stormed a Gary, Indiana, apartment complex seeking to apprehend him, authorities said. Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield said the officers were shot while assisting the Merrillville Police...