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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

Dr. Promila Mehta-Paul (Credit: CBS)

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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Student In Wheelchair Claims College Campus Is Breaking Promise Of Accessibility

Danielle Gandy-Dunn says lupus and a muscle disorder have weakened her legs so much she needs a wheelchair to get around Ivy Tech Community College. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

03/01/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

One Motorist Claims BP’s Case Of Bad Gas Lingers

BP initially paid Brian Cebra $9,400 for an initial round of bad-gas repairs. But then six weeks later when his wife was driving the truck died. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

02/08/2013

Former Gov. George Ryan arrives at a halfway house on the Near West Side after leaving a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Jan. 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Former Governor George Ryan Leaves Prison, Arrives At Home

Former Gov. George Ryan left the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Wednesday, moving to a halfway house on the Near West Side to complete his sentence.

01/30/2013

Portage Ind. Police Chief Troy Williams. (CBS)

Portage, Ind. Cops Regularly Chasing Down Threats Posted Online

One or two messages a week are flagged by authorities for following up, Police Chief Troy Williams says. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

01/24/2013

Fire guts a Whiting, Ind. building Sunday. (Susan Cornelius)

Fire Guts Whiting, Ind. Building

A massive fire gutted a commercial-residential building in downtown Whiting, Ind., displacing residents from seven apartments and keeping firefighters outside in cold temperatures Sunday evening.

01/20/2013

Elaine Harmon, left, meets her mother, Jenny Hadley, for the first time. (CBS)

Mother, Daughter See Each Other First Time In 36 Years

Two women, who battled an emptiness in their hearts for so long, were reunited Monday. Those two hearts are full again. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

01/14/2013

Hammond, Ind. police respond to a bank robbery Friday. (CBS/Pamela Jones)

Hammond, Ind. Officer Shot During Bank Robbery

Police say someone on the phone with a bank teller called police when the teller suddenly dropped the phone just before 11 a.m. Shortly after police arrived, the gunman opened fire.

12/21/2012

Gena Chiodo.

Body Found In Ind., Raising Question: Is It Missing Calumet City Woman?

The discovery of a body in rural Lake County, Ind. on Sunday prompted investigators there to wonder whether it could be that of missing Calumet City woman Gena Chiodo, whose boyfriend has been charged with her murder.

12/02/2012

Damita Nicholson was killed by a drunken driver, police say. (Courtesy: Rose Nicholson)

Police: Drunken Driver Kills Mother Of 3

CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey talked with Damita Nicholson’s family. They’re grieving for a young mom taken too soon, CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

11/12/2012

Hobart, Ind. police cuff three teen suspects after a shooting inside Westfield South Lake Mall Saturday. (Twitter)

Northwest Indiana Mall Evacuated After Shooting, 3 Teens Arrested

Westfield South Lake Mall was temporarily evacuated after the 6:30 p.m. shooting, but shoppers later returned before the shopping center closed for the night.

11/10/2012

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