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Woman Killed In East Chicago Fire

Mamie Addison, 68, was found at her home in the 3800 block of Butternut Street in East Chicago, Indiana about 11:25 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the Lake County coroner’s office. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

07/06/2015

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2 Teens Die, 5 Hurt In High-Speed Crash In East Chicago

East Chicago police chief Mark Becker says the vehicle’s driver and a front-seat passenger died in the crash about 3 a.m. Sunday. The Lake County coroner’s office in northwest Indiana identified them as 18-year-old Marco Alvarado of East Chicago and 17-year-old Eric Rodriguez.

07/06/2015

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School Employee Leaves Racially Charged Comments On Parent’s Voicemail

The phone call originated from Central High School and started off innocently enough. But it turns ugly when the school employee apparently forgot to hang up. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

03/06/2015

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Police: Man In Custody For East Chicago Shooting Over Love Triangle

The alleged shooter left the scene, but was apprehended by police after they stopped his vehicle. Becker said the 34-year-old Whiting man was arrested without incident.

08/26/2014

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Man Shot To Death In East Chicago

An 18-year-old man was shot to death early Saturday in northwest Indiana.

07/26/2014

July 14th, 2011:  Many indulge a sunny Thursday afternoon at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, Illinois.  (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Which Beaches Have The Best And Worst Water Quality In The Chicago Area?

Two beaches in Rogers Park rank as the best in the Chicago area when it comes to water quality, while two beaches in East Chicago, Indiana, were among the worst in the nation, according to a recent study by the National Resources Defense Council.

07/15/2014

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East Chicago Man Wants Murder Conviction Tossed

An East Chicago Imperial Gangsters member says his racketeering and murder conviction should be tossed partly because he thinks one of his jurors has ties to a rival gang.

06/10/2014

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Activists Rally Against BP Whiting Practices

A rally was held in the former company town of Marktown Park in East Chicago, over the weekend to call attention to what activists say are environmentally unsound practices used by BP in Whiting.

05/22/2014

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Man, 20, Fatally Shot In East Chicago, Indiana

A 20-year-old man who was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in East Chicago, Ind., has been identified.

05/03/2014

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Worried About Meeting A Stranger For Craigslist Sale? East Chicago Cops Will Oversee It

Lots of people turn to Craigslist when looking for a bargain — or to sell off some unwanted stuff. But meeting a stranger can be dangerous. CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.

05/02/2014

Armed robbers shot two people at La Hoya convenience store on Tuesday, but left without taking anything. (Credit: CBS)

Two Shot During Convenience Store Robbery In East Chicago

Police in northwest Indiana were hoping surveillance images would help them catch the suspects who shot two convenience store clerks during a robbery this week.

05/01/2014

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Young Victim Of Pitbull Attack Has Nightmares Of The Ordeal: Grandmother

Aidan Garcia was walking to a community center in his East Chicago, Ind. neighborhood Tuesday when he was attacked by a 5-year-old Pitbull named Drizzy.

04/17/2014

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Pit Bulls Attack East Chicago Boy

A 9-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after being attacked by two pit bulls Tuesday evening in East Chicago, Ind., the Post-Tribune is reporting.

04/16/2014

Ashley Patterson (left) and Jeremiah Ellis (right) are wanted in connection with an East Chicago, Ind. bank robbery. (FBI)

Duo Who Shot At Cops After Bank Robbery Arrested In Missouri

Jeremiah Ellis, 28; and Ashley Patterson, 24, both of East Chicago, Ind., were arrested Friday in connection with a “takeover style” robbery at First Merchant Bank at, 4740 Indianapolis Blvd. in East Chicago, the FBI said.

04/04/2014

Ashley Patterson (left) and Jeremiah Ellis (right) are wanted in connection with an East Chicago, Ind. bank robbery. (FBI)

Suspects ID’d In Brazen East Chicago, Ind. Bank Robbery

The pair who robbed an East Chicago bank last weekend also fired shots at police while trying to escape.

04/03/2014

The FBI released this image of a takeover robbery in East Chicago, Ind. (FBI)

Man, Woman Hold Up East Chicago Bank, Shoot At Cops

The pair forced everyone to the floor, jumped the teller’s counter and grabbed the cash drawers.

03/31/2014

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Murder Trial Begins For Correctional Officer Accused In Road-Rage Shooting

A former Cook County correctional officer on trial for murder in a road-rage shooting in Hammond, Ind., told police he thought the other driver was reaching for a gun.

02/19/2014

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One Dead In East Chicago Fire

The victim was a 60-year-old man extricated from the basement, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/14/2014

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Teen Slain, Another Wounded In East Chicago Shooting

The shooting happened a few minutes before 11 p.m. Monday in the 3500 block of Guthrie Street in East Chicago.

02/11/2014

Jawaun Woods, suspect in South Shore train station stabbing. (Credit: Police provided photo)

Homeless Man Gets 20 Years For Knife Attack At East Chicago Train Station

Jawaun Dontell Woods, 25, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the charge in the Nov. 26 assault at the South Shore station.

10/25/2013

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