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A demonstration of a space-heater fire. (CBS)

Space Heaters Can Be Dangerous, Fire Officials Warn

This week’s fatal fire in Hammond, Ind. is a terrible reminder of how dangerous space heaters can be, if they’re not used properly. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

01/09/2014

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Hobart, Ind. Fire Official Dies After Scrapes With The Law, Accident

In late November, John Wall was arrested and accused of pointing a gun at his wife. He was on a leave of absence when he rammed his minivan into his home on Dec. 10.

12/29/2013

Richard Haschke (Highland Fire Dept.)

Highland, Ind. Firefighter Dies In ATV Accident

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. It is still under investigation.

10/21/2013

Surveillance image of an armed robbery in Portage, Ind. (image provided by Sergio Robles)

VIDEO: Gunman Robs Convenience Store, Flees With $1,000

The store owner is sharing video of the encounter in hopes of alerting the public and catching the culprit. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

09/27/2013

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Ind. Softball Coach Charged With Murder In 1972 Death Of Illinois Baby

Gary Allyn Warwick, 62, was arrested without incident at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Portage, Ind., according to the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force.

09/13/2013

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Gary, Ind. Teens Watch In Horror As Their Friend Is Killed By Train

Fifteen-year-old Diquan Thomas was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/12/2013

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Gary, Ind. Recreates Drive-In Experience

The one-night-only drive-in theater was to show off Gary’s lakefront Marquette Park, newly refurbished at a cost of $30 million. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/06/2013

A motorist's Mustang was totaled after a suspect carjacked the vehicle this week at a Gary, Ind. train station. (CBS)

Motorist Carjacked At Gary Train Station

You better pick your parking spot carefully. That’s the message from police about the Miller train station in northwest Indiana. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

08/23/2013

The call center at Teleperformance in Hobart, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Hobart, Ind. Company Grows With Economy

Business is booming so much at Teleperformance that by Sept. 1 they hope to have this 700-station call center operating at full capacity. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

08/02/2013

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Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash In LaPorte, Ind.

The pilot and sole-occupant of a small plane was killed in a crash in LaPorte County Indiana, according to a press release from the LaPorte County Sherriff’s Office.

07/21/2013

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Swimmer Goes Missing In Northwest Indiana

The unidentified 50-year-old man and his friends jumped into the water for a swim near Whihala Beach in Hammond, Ind. Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

07/18/2013

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Boy Pulled From Sand Hole In Indiana

Emergency crews pulled a young boy alive from a giant sand hole in Michigan City, Ind. Friday night after the child had been buried alive for more than three hours.

07/12/2013

Bill Pelke, right, holds a picture of his late grandmother, Ruth. (CBS)

28 Years Later, Man Supports Second Chance For His Grandmother’s Killer

Paula Cooper, 15, was sentenced to death for the 1985 murder of a Gary, Ind. woman. She’s about to be released, with the blessing of the victim’s grandson. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

05/17/2013

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More Than Two Years Later, No Break In Ind. Eye Doctor’s Disappearance

Promila Mehta-Paul disappeared shortly after making a deposit at a local bank. On Thursday, there was some activity at the missing woman’s house.

05/02/2013

Beth Roche of Highland, Ind. participated in the Chicago Marathon last year. (Facebook)

Highland, Ind. Woman Recovering After Boston Marathon: ‘You Have To Go Forward’

Beth Roche had just cheered from the sidelines April 15 as her daughter, Rebecca, crossed the finish line when the first of the two bombs went off. The mother’s left leg suffered extensive damage.

04/29/2013

Ralph Perez Martinez (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Alsip Man Charged In Shooting Death Of Indiana Businesswoman

Ralph Perez Martinez, 57, was charged with murder, robbery and criminal confinement.

04/25/2013

Gary's Black Oak district has fallen into blight. (CBS)

Gary, Ind. Mayor Vows To Clear Blighted Neighborhood

Black Oak has been decaying for decades, and nobody’s done a thing about it, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

04/11/2013

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Ind. Teen’s Shooting Death Part Of Gang Initiation, Four Charged

Four people have been charged with murder and criminal gang activity in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in Merrillville last week.

04/01/2013

Dustin McCowan is charged with murder in the death of Amanda Bach, 19. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Department)

Boyfriend Gets 60 Years In Portage Woman’s Murder

Dustin McCowan was apparently jealous in his rocky relationship with Amanda Bach, 19, of Portage. Police found her body close to railroad tracks, about 300 yards from his home.

03/28/2013

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Woman Abducted From Gas Station, Raped And Robbed: Police

A suspect hid in the woman’s minivan while she was shopping inside the gas station and revealed himself once she drove away, forcing her to drive to various locations.

03/28/2013

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