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LAKE  STATION - A two semi crash that happened at around 2 in the morning on Tuesday caused a 12-hour closure on I-94.

It happened at the 14.8 mile-marker.  An Indiana State Trooper, who was responding to another crash, saw a 2016 Volvo truck and semi-trailer rear end a FedEx truck that was pulling two semi-trailers.

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HOBART - Indiana State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred Monday at just after 10:00 a.m.   

A preliminary investigation indicated that the crash involved a semi tanker and a Nissan passenger vehicle.  The tanker truck was loaded with 81,000 pounds of waste water.  

Police say that for unknown reasons, the driver of the Nissan swerved into the tanker's lane and made contact.  The two vehicles became entangled, and the tanker overturned, rolling on top of the passenger vehicle and entrapping the driver.

MUNSTER- An Indiana State Trooper shot a 30 year-old Crown Point man after that person reportedly pinned that trooper to a police car with his vehicle.

The "Times" reports Eric Douglas led police on a chase early Tuesday with several passengers in his car, including a young child.

Munster police responded to a "suspicious" silver Nissan Sedan at about 12:30 a.m.  Police say Douglas sped off without headlights on and tried to ram a Munster police car before taking off eastbound on I- 80 from Kennedy Avenue. He eventually crashed into a roundabout in East Chicago.

GARY-An Indiana State Trooper clocked someone in a silver Chevrolet going 94 miles per hour on 80/94 Tuesday evening.  

Public Information Officer Sergeant Glen Fifield says the man was spotted at around 10:40 in the evening. An officer was able catch up to the vehicle, which was swerving and making unsafe lane movements.

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NORTHWEST INDIANA - A 57 year-old man died Monday night after driving the wrong way on the Indiana Toll Road and getting into a head-on collision with a semi.

Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Glen Fifield says it happened after 5 p.m.     

Indiana State Police Toll Road received 911 calls of a vehicle crash at the 40.6 mile-marker involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle.  The car was reportedly traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes prior to the crash.  

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CROWN POINT - A woman driving northbound in the southbound lanes on I-65 hit another vehicle, killing herself and the driver of the other car.

Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Glen Fifield, says it happened just after 1:30 a.m. Monday.

A 911 caller reported that a vehicle entered I-65 from the wrong ramp at U.S. 231.  About one minute later, OnStar reported a crash involving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette.

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JASPER COUNTY - Many frozen Bagels got toasted prematurely Sunday night on I-65 when a semi's brakes caught fire.  Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sergeant Ann Wojas says it happened at about 5:40 p.m. in Jasper County.

Police say Trooper Mason Wiley, from the Lafayette District, who was off-duty saw a semi on I-65 that was smoking heavily from its rear axle that caught fire.

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GARY- A two-vehicle rollover crash on I-80/94 early Thursday morning resulted in a service dog running away.  

Indiana State Trooper Glen Fifield, says it happened at around 2:30 a.m. on the eastbound side.  A silver 2014 Chrysler Town and Country, driven by Brandon Jones of Merrillville and a white 2017 Ford Fiesta, driven by Rodney Jones of Sheboygan, Wisconsin collided on the ramp to Grant St.   

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LOWELL - An Indiana State Police dog is going to be safer on the job, thanks to the donation of bullet proof and stab proof vest.

ISP K9 officer, Rogue had received the donation of body armor from non-profit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Indiana State Police Trooper and K9 Handler Jason Pratt told Lakeshore Public Radio Tuesday that the protective vest just came in the mail for Rogue and is much needed.

GARY- An Indiana State Trooper arrested two men after two struggles, a brief chase and a crash.  Public Information Officer Trooper Glen Fifield said it happened at about 7 p.m. Sunday (August 25th).  

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CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a possible police impersonator may have stopped two female motorists in northwestern Indiana in recent weeks.

Indiana State Police say a motorist was stopped on southbound Interstate 65 near Crown Point the night of July 8 by a man in a black or dark blue Ford Crown Victoria with red and blue lights inside. She told state police the man didn't identify himself as an officer and yelled at her for allegedly speeding.

A special prosecutor assigned to investigate the fatal police shooting of 54-year-old Eric Logan spoke to the press this morning in South Bend. He has marshalled detectives from the Indiana State Police force to aid in the task. 

UPDATE (3:30 p.m. 4/23):

Indiana State Police say they've received more than 1,000 tips following Monday's press conference. They have also released the following guidelines for public submissions of information to the case:

Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter and Trooper Jason Pratt and K-9 “Rogue.”Credit Indiana State PoliceEdit | Remove

NORTHWEST INDIANA - There’s Two New Dogs in Town, police dogs, for the Indiana State Police.  The department recently held a graduation ceremony at the Indiana State Police (ISP) Museum in Indianapolis, for the ISP K-9 Class and K-9 officers. Nikan and Rogue are partnered with Troopers Justin Hansen and Jason Pratt respectively.

Madison County Inmate Charged With Stealing Election Equipment

Oct 25, 2018

An inmate in Madison County has been charged with stealing election equipment.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.

Tyler Sink in a May 2018 mug shot. (Provided by Madison County Sheriff’s Department)

Indiana State Police say 26-year-old Tyler Sink volunteered to help set up a voting site in Madison County while on work release.

When police seize illegal drugs, those drugs must be identified and weighed. The Indiana State Police now have an estimated 6,000 case backlog for drug analysis. Testing for cases is delayed by as much as six months, but the state’s forensics director says it’s not a problem – yet.

Indiana State Police Forensic Analysis Director Eric Lawrence says there are more drug cases filed, and new synthetic drugs are added to the list of controlled substances.

“And that in and of itself makes the analysis more complicated and more time consuming,” Lawrence says.

MERRILLVILLE - Indiana State Police confirmed this Thursday that they have been asked to investigate an excessive force complaint against three Lake County sheriff's officers. 

The investigation was spurred by an excessive force complaint filed with the Gary Police Department by Miata L. Lawson, 27, of Gary following her arrest on May 9th, for suspicion of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, battery on law enforcement and public intoxication.

Two men, convicted and later exonerated for rape, announced yesterday they are suing the city of Hammond and local and state authorities for allegedly framing them for rape.


Roosevelt Glenn and Darryl Pinkins spent a combined 42 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape in the early 90s. Glenn was later released on parole in 2009, while Pinkins was released in 2016.


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The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office today released the review results of nearly 400 untested Sexual Assault Examination Kits or SAEKs. The review comes after an Indiana State Police audit of untested kits in every county in December 2017.


Missing Purdue Nobel Laureate Found Alive, Wife Dead

Mar 14, 2018
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6:20 p.m. update:

Purdue President Mitch Daniels has released the following statement regarding Sumire Negishi’s death:

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Indiana State Police responded to two different instances of improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, in Marshall County yesterday. The Elkhart County Sheriff's deputies responded to a third call yesterday in Goshen as well.


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NORTHWEST INDIANA - Indiana State Police were kept extremely busy responding to incidents during this past weekend's Christmas Eve winter storm.  Public Information Officer and Master Trooper Glen Fifield says the storm resulted in numerous crashes and calls for service the entire Christmas weekend for troopers working at the Lowell Post which covers Northwest Indiana.  Fifield says from the morning of December 24th until the late evening December 25th, the calls for service along I-80/94 and I-65 were numerous.

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The Crawfordsville police officer who fired a shot at an actor filming a movie in the city's downtown will not be charged with a crime.


One day in August 2016, 83-year-old Albert Fink crashed his 2012 BMW sedan into a tree, on a curve on Indiana State Road 46 just outside of Bloomington.

Post-its at the Delphi United Methodist Church are a testament to a community's grief and disbelief
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Massa also said to take note of anyone who went missing or changed plans around the time of the murders.

“Please do not rationalize tips away, rationalize what you think might not be important away, by thinking, ‘he would never do that to another human being',” says Police State Superintendent Doug Carter, adding the public should let law enforcement decide if a person is worth pursuing.  

A Dramatic Decline In 2016 Indiana Meth Labs

Jan 20, 2017

A meth hazard sign. Photo by Leigh DeNoon.

The number of meth lab busts by the Indiana State Police decreased more than a third – down from 1452 in 2015 to 943 in 2016. But ISP Sgt. Mike Toles says there’s still a high demand for the illegal stimulant. 

“The quality of methamphetamine that’s being provided in the crystal form or the imported form for roughly the same (dollar) amount and you don’t have to go through the chances of manufacturing. We believe that’s had a large impact. We’ve also seen an increase in heroin use,” Toles says.