Summary Jeremiah Ellis and Ashley Patterson, of the 4800 block of Homerlee Avenue in East Chicago, were named in warrants issued in federal court in the Northern District of Indiana on Thursday, a statement from the FBI said.
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Summary After three years of deep financial cuts, Copeland said the city is now poised to put more funds back into the community. The city's crime rate is the lowest in 18 years, said Copeland, who credited police for driving the decrease by making additional traffic stops.
Summary Police in Missouri have apprehended a man and woman who are suspected of robbing an East Chicago bank at gunpoint Saturday morning, the FBI said. An officer arriving on scene began pursuing the suspect's vehicle following the robbery, but during the chase one of the suspects got out and began firing at the officer.
Summary ArcelorMittal's Global Research and Development Center in East Chicago on Wednesday hosted the grand opening of its dune and swale restoration project and walking trail. In partnership with The Field Museum and The Nature Conservancy, ArcelorMittal restored globally rare dune and swale habitat unique to the Great Lakes basin and established a walking trail along the perimeter of the property.
Summary Jeremiah Ellis, 28, and Ashley Patterson, 24, both of East Chicago, were taken into custody Friday as suspects in the armed robbery of First Merchant at 2720 Indianapolis Blvd. Multiple police departments cooperated to help track down the two suspects, Becker said, including the FBI, the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the regional STOP Team.
Summary East Chicago officials say several new industrial buildings are planned for the former Union Tank Car Co. property. Mayor Anthony Copeland is proposing 75 percent of new property taxes from the redevelopment go toward paying project debt as long as the company employs at least 200 East Chicago residents. Other factory and warehouse space is also planned at the site.
Summary Developer MZG & Associates, which is owned by south suburban steel executive Michael Goich, is planning a redevelopment project that eventually could bring as many as 800 factory and warehouse jobs to East Chicago, city officials said.
Summary One of the photos released Monday by the FBI shows a man wearing a red sweatshirt and a mask walking past four people on the floor. Anyone with information about the bank robbery is asked to call the East Chicago Police Department at (219) 391-8446 or the FBI at (312) 421-6700.
Summary BY RUTH ANN KRAUSE Post-Tribune correspondent April 6, 2014 10:14PM. The woman told police Garcia pushed her against the house, knocked her to the ground and punched her in the jaw after she stood up, the probable cause affidavit states.
Summary EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) -- The Salvation Army has cut back on its food service in northwestern Indiana after falling short of its fundraising goals. The organization says donations to its Christmas season Red Kettle drive in Lake County fell 42 percent short of the $645,000 goal.
Summary The East Chicago City Council in August approved a petition for a use variance so the business could open in what was zoned as residential property. Bower said the reason is most ordinances in the state provide that if the particular use is stopped for a period of six months, the use variance expires and the property reverts to the original zoning.
Summary Smith told the Ledger-Enquirer that the student, Cameron Rader, was going to continue to fight and the officer, Sgt. Percy Hill, "acted appropriately" when he pepper sprayed him. The incident occurred near the end of the Nov. 14 football game between Central High School and Prattville High School, according to the report.
Summary Pictures of Newtown shooting victims are imprinted on synthetic roses at a memorial in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Conn., in 2012. While the document provides some insight into the last years of Lanza's life and into the health system that treated him, the authors are clear to make the distinction between their analysis and a claim of causality.
Summary In a letter delivered to Police Chief Mike Goldsmith on Friday, Underwood said Officer Toofan Shahsiah fired at James Andrew Brown eight times during hand-to-hand combat over Shahsiah's service weapon; the shooting killed Brown. Shahsiah got out of his patrol car and moved toward Brown, who climbed out of the wreck of the Jeep with a gun in his hand.
Summary Mr. Holder made the announcement in a video released online as the St. Louis metropolitan area waited for the decision of the grand jury that will decide whether to charge Darren Wilson, a white police officer from Ferguson, in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.