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NORTHWEST INDIANA - Northwest Indiana residents will be able to go to several local pharmacy chains in the Region to get the COVID-19 vaccine for free once it's available to the public.

The "Times" reports several pharmacy chains, many of which are in big-box stores, are set to get allocations of the vaccine once it's approved in the United States.

Courtesy of Walmart Inc.

Walmart is addressing the increase of e-commerce demands with plans for a new facility just outside of Indianapolis. The new e-commerce fulfillment center will be the company’s largest in the country.

Woman Hits Walmart After Medical Emergency

Apr 16, 2020

HAMMOND - A woman crashed her vehicle into a Walmart in Hammond after having a medical emergency while driving.

The "Times" reports it happened just after 3 p.m., at the location at 1100 Fifth Avenue in Hammond.

The woman was taken to St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and did not suffer any major injuries.

No one else was injured in the incident. There was some minor damage to the building but the store remains open.

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who claimed he was acting in self-defense when he fired 16 shots outside a northwestern Indiana Walmart store has been acquitted of the most serious charges against him.

A Lake County jury convicted 27-year-old Alex Hughes of Gary on a criminal recklessness charge Friday for the September 2018 shooting in Hobart but found him not guilty of attempted murder and two other charges.

John J. Watkins, The Times

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on sports betting operations opening at casinos across the Region, the Hobart Walmart has reopened following a weekend shooting, Jeanie Lindsey reports on the release of the new ILEARN exam results, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with One Region President and CEO Leah Konrady.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…  

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Today:  On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we turn to "Post-Tribune" education reporter Meredith Colias-Pete to talk about the stories she filed online and in print -- including a story about an appellate court ruling that could have an impact on a local lawsuit involving two former school officials.  Giles Bruce of the "Times" has news on the local healthcare scene,  and his colleague Joseph Pete looks at business stories that include a tragic workplace death at ArcelorMittal in East Chicago.

Gary man sought in Walmart parking lot shooting arrested

Oct 10, 2018

HOBART, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Gary man facing charges in a shooting that wounded a man and his 9-year-old son outside a Walmart.

Hobart police say the FBI, state police and a Gary Police SWAT team arrested 26-year-old Alex Cordell Hughes after he was found hiding beneath a car.

He's charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and criminal gang activity in the Sept. 30 shooting in a parking lot outside a Walmart in Hobart.


HOBART, Ind. (AP) — Police say the shooting of a man and his son outside a northwestern Indiana Walmart is being investigating as gang-related.

Hobart Police Capt. Garrett Ciszewski says the shooting Sunday evening left the 9-year-old boy in critical condition Monday and his father, a 25-year-old Gary man, in stable condition.

He says the father was wounded in a shooting about six weeks ago in nearby Gary.


HOBART, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a person fired shots in a northwestern Indiana store parking lot, injuring two people.

The shooting happened Sunday night outside a Walmart in Hobart near a shopping mall. Some people took shelter inside the store afterward.

Commander Don Foley of the Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force says one person shot at several people. Authorities were investigating the circumstances, but Foley says it's believed to be an "isolated incident." He says surveillance footage shows a person of interest in the shooting.

Walmart Opens Indiana’s Newest Milk Facility

Jun 13, 2018
Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Walmart announced plans to build a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne back in 2016. Now the big box retail chain is opening the doors to Indiana’s newest milk processing facility. 

Attributing it to the tax changes made by congressional Republicans late last year, Walmart handed out bonuses to employees across the country Thursday.

Two bonuses were given out: one being a one-time cash bonus of up to $1,000 and the other a quarterly bonus based on the store’s sales performance where the employee is located.

Walmart spokesperson Anne Hatfield says it’s a day for celebration for all employees.