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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Michigan State’s No Longer The ‘Little Brother’

Saturday figures to show how far the Spartans have come and how far the Wolverines have fallen.

CBS Chicago–8 hours ago

Jeremiah Ellis (Credit: FBI)

Bank Robbery Suspect Charged In Gas Station Holdups

A superseding indictment filed last week in the U.S. District Court in Hammond charges Jeremiah Ellis with two counts each of Hobbs Act robbery and of robbery affecting commerce.

10/23/2014

Anith Jones, one of at least seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend. (Credit: Gary Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Charged With Second Woman’s Murder

Wednesday afternoon, 43-year-old Darren Vann was charged with strangling 35-year-old Anith Jones, whose body was among six found in vacant buildings in Gary, Indiana, over the weekend.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Hammond Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Refuses To Answer Judge, Hearing Delayed One Week

An initial court appearance for suspected serial killer Darren Vann was delayed one week, after Vann refused to speak in court on Wednesday.

10/22/2014

Nathan Demar Huey-Dingle of Chicago is charged in Jasper County with murder and in U.S. District Court in Hammond with taking women across state lines for prostitution.

Pimp Gets 45 Years For Beating Woman To Death In Indiana

U.S. District Judge Philip Simon issued the sentence last week for Nathan Huey-Dingle, 32, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to three counts related to sex trafficking his victim and another prostitute.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Due In Court Wednesday; Police Search For More Possible Victims

A convicted sex offender was expected in court Wednesday, charged with killing one of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend.

10/21/2014

Selena Strong

Mom Pleads Not Guilty In Brutal Death Of Gary Toddler

Selena Strong, 26, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, two counts of neglect of a dependent, and battery in the death of Brandon Dillon, who was found dead Sept. 30 on an air mattress in the apartment where he lived with Strong, her husband, Bernard Dillon, 37, Brandon’s twin sister and infant sister.

10/21/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Convicted Sex Offender Charged In Murder Of Woman In Hammond, Suspected In 6 Other Deaths

A convicted sex offender who allegedly confessed to at least seven murders in northwest Indiana has told police his crimes date back as long as two decades.

10/20/2014

A woman motorist died after her car flipped into a detention pond in Hammand, Ind. (Indiana State Police)

Hammond, Ind. Woman Dies After Car Rolls Over, Submerges In Retention Pond

The crash happened about 6 p.m. on the I-80 northbound Kennedy ramp in Hammond, Indiana, according to Indiana State Police. The woman failed to negotiate the curve as she entered the ramp and rolled her vehicle, police said.

10/17/2014

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Traevon Jackson. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Preseason Big Ten Basketball Storylines

Big Ten basketball media day is upon us, and the season’s just around the corner.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Jamal Jones was subdued with a stun gun, dragged out of the passenger's seat of his girlfriend's car, and arrested after he repeatedly refused Hammond police officers' requests to exit the vehicle during a September traffic stop. (Credit: Kurtz Law Offices)

NAACP Wants Hammond Officers Fired Or Retrained Over Stun Gun Incident

Members of the NAACP were urging officials in Hammond to stop what the civil rights group calls aggressive treatment by police officers, concerned the northwest Indiana town might become the next Ferguson, Missouri.

10/10/2014

Christopher Shaffer

Grieving Mom Wants ‘The Chair’ For Man Accused Of Killing Son

Christopher Shaffer, 19, of the of the 4300 block of West 23rd Court, was charged Thursday with felony counts of neglect of a dependent and battery in the Saturday death of Juanzo Vargas Jr., 21 months.

10/10/2014

Peifer Elementary School in Schererville, Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana School Blames 120 Student Absences On Norovirus Outbreak

For the second day in a row, more than a quarter of the children at an elementary school in northwest Indiana were not in school, as a highly contagious viral infection spread through the student body.

10/09/2014

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Mascot Hall Of Fame Coming To Northwest Indiana

The national Mascot Hall of Fame has announced it is opening a multi-million dollar facility in Whiting, Indiana, in 2017.

10/09/2014

Gay rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, on June 26, 2013, in Washington, D.C., after the court handed two key victories to same-sex couples. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals In Indiana, Wisconsin, 3 Other States

On the first day of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected appeals from Indiana, Wisconsin, and three other states that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage.

10/06/2014

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Man Shot And Killed In Gary

Craig Anderson, 19, was shot at his home in the 2400 block of Prospect Street, according to the Lake County (Ind.) Coroner’s office.

09/11/2014

Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz (Credit: Franklin College)

Police Procession Escorts Body Of Slain Merrillville Officer To Morgue

Relatives, friends, and colleagues of a fallen police officer were gathering in Oak Lawn on Tuesday to pay tribute to the first Merrillville, Indiana, police officer killed in the line of duty.

09/09/2014

A man was killed early Friday when he crashed into the back of a construction truck on the shoulder of Interstate 57 near 159th Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Hobart Man Killed In I-57 Crash

Police said the driver was heading south on I-57 when his car left the road near 159th Street, and hit an unoccupied construction truck – a pickup truck with a cherry picker mounted on the back.

09/05/2014

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Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Indiana And Wisconsin Unconstitutional

The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is yet another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. Since last year, the vast majority of federal rulings have declared same-sex marriages bans unconstitutional.

09/04/2014

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Electrical Fire Closes Courthouse In Gary

The fire comes one day after county commissioners and council members in a joint meeting decided to bond $12 million for Department of Justice-mandated repairs at the jail, road and bridge work, and maintenance and repairs at various county buildings, including the courthouse.

08/29/2014

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