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Man Admits Violent Attack On 2-Month-Old Daughter

A northwest Indiana man faces a maximum 40-year sentence after he admitted that he killed his 2-month-old daughter because she wouldn’t stop crying when he wanted to smoke synthetic marijuana.


Corrections Officer Killed

Lake County, Ind., Jail Warden Resigns Amid Drunkenness Allegations

The warden at the Lake County Jail in Northwest Indiana has stepped down, amid allegations that he was drunk when he showed up to the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash that left one of his correctional officers dead.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Lake County Sheriff's officers removed two cats, three dogs and a Macaw from a home near Crown Point, Ind., on March 14, 2012, due to conditions deemed unfit for human habitation. (Credit: CBS)

Pets Removed From NW Indiana Home Deemed Unfit For Human Habitation

Police in Crown Point, Ind., made a disturbing discovery Wednesday inside a home where neighbors had complained they’d been attacked by animals. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports that pet after pet was carted out of the house and police said no one should have been living in the conditions they had found inside.

CBS 2–03/14/2012

Jason R. Cozmanoff, 42, of Crown Point, Ind. has been charged in connection with the hit-and-run incident that left a correctional officer dead. (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

No Plea Agreement In Crash That Killed Correctional Officer

A guilty plea had been expected Wednesday morning, but no agreement was ultimately reached, in a hit-and-run crash that left a correctional officer dead last week in Crown Point, Ind.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

Britney Meux With Daughter

Family, Friends Pay Respects To Correctional Officer Killed In Crash

Loved ones gathered Monday to remember a 25-year-old Lake County, Ind., correctional officer, who was killed instantly when a vehicle slammed into her last week.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Jason R. Cozmanoff, 42, of Crown Point, Ind. has been charged in connection with the hit-and-run incident that left a correctional officer dead. (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Killed Correctional Officer

A 42-year-old Crown Point, Ind. man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run incident earlier this week that left a correctional officer dead and three of her colleagues injured.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Brittany Meux

Police: Hit-And-Run Driver Sped Up Before Killing Officer

Police in northwest Indiana are focusing their search on a dark blue GMC pickup truck or SUV in their investigation into the hit-and-run crash that killed a Lake County Sheriff’s correctional officer and seriously injured three others. Authorities also said the driver apparently accelerated shortly before hitting the officers as they were jogging.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

(clockwise from top left): Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Britney Meux was killed, and deputies David Murchek, Delano Scaife and Latasha Johnson were injured, when a vehicle slammed into them on Tuesday night. (Credit: Lake County, Ind., Sheriff's Office/CBS)

Corrections Officer Killed, 3 Others Injured In Hit-And-Run In NW Ind.

A northwest Indiana corrections officer was killed and three others were injured Tuesday night when a hit-and-run driver struck them as they were jogging in Crown Point.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

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Man Dies From Stabbing In Crown Point Town Square

Police say a 26-year-old man was fatally stabbed during a fight on a northwestern Indiana city’s courthouse square.


A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Indiana: Hammond Mayor Wins Reelection; Portage Mayor Ousted

The dust is settling from the elections Tuesday in Northwest Indiana, and while incumbents prevailed overall, there will also be some new faces.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

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Man Accused Of Stealing Money From Grandma

A man acquitted of murder in his mother’s death has been charged with seven felony counts for allegedly burglarizing his grandmother’s home, stealing checks, forging and cashing them.


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Woman, 21, Killed In Indiana Crash

A 21-year-old woman was killed overnight in a crash on Interstate 65 in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011


Pair Charged With Trying To Make Meth At Home

Two people have been charged in Lake Superior Court with attempted dealing in methamphetamine and three related charges after they were arrested in northwestern Indiana’s Cedar Lake.


Credit Card Machine (AP File Photo)

Man Faces 11 Felony Counts For Stealing Elderly Man’s Credit Card

Hugo E. Gil was working as a nursing assistant when he stole a 91-year-old hospital patient’s credit card from his wallet.


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Crown Point School Buses Hit With BBs

Two more northwest Indiana school buses were struck by shots from a BB gun Friday morning, Crown Point Assistant Police Chief James Janda said.



Ex-Principal, On Probation For Drugs, Now Faces Theft Charges

A former high school principal, placed on probation for 10 years for dealing in cocaine, has been charged with two counts of theft.


School Bus Window

Police Search For Sniper Shattering Car Windows In NW Indiana

Police in Northwest Indiana are on the lookout for a shooter, responsible for shattering five vehicle windows, including two school buses.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2011

School Bus Window

Sniper Shattering Windows In Indiana?

Police in Northwest Indiana are on the lookout for a shooter, responsible for shattering five vehicle windows, including two buses.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

Gregory Brooks Jr.

Teen Gets 120 Years In Prison For McClendon Murders

An elderly Northwest Indiana couple was shot and killed, and their bodies were dumped in a forest preserve. Their sons came face to face with one of the killers in court Tuesday. Gregory Brooks Jr. will spend the rest of his life in prison.


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10 Hurt In School Bus Crash In Crown Point, Ind.

Ten people were treated for minor injuries after a Friday morning crash involving two buses in Crown Point, Ind.