Indiana

John Laco (Supplied Photo)

Investigators: Police Officers Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Elderly Man

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force has determined police officers in Lake Station, Indiana, were justified when they shot and killed an elderly man who pointed a shotgun at them, and a report sheds some light on what appeared to have been a “suicide by cop.”

12/12/2014

Firefighters found a man in the living room of a burning house in Whiting, Indiana. The man died after firefighters pulled him out. (Credit: CBS)

Man Killed In House Fire In Whiting

Investigators were trying to determine the cause of a fire that started around 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of 121st Street in Whiting, Indiana.

12/11/2014

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Defendant Accuses Indiana Prosecutors Of Eavesdropping On Discussion With Attorneys

Earlier this year, John Larkin accused police and prosecutors of eavesdropping on a constitutionally protected discussion between Larkin and his former lawyers. A judge later shot down Larkin’s request to throw out the charge pending against him because of the recording.

12/11/2014

Lake Station City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Police Shoot, Kill Elderly Man Armed With Shotgun Outside Lake Station City Hall

Police said three Lake Station officers confronted the man around 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Lake Station City Hall, which also houses the Lake Station Police Department.

12/09/2014

Randy Groen (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Swan Keepers Of Cedar Lake, Ind.

Randy and Josh Groen have an unusual business, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

12/05/2014

Indiana State Police (CBS)

Ind. Police Chase After Suspect Ends With Car Crash, Stolen Shoes

A Joliet man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly refused to pull over while speeding in northwest Indiana, crashed the car he was driving and then broke into a garage to steal shoes while running away from the scene of the crash, authorities said.

12/05/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Shot And Killed In Gary

Antwone Davis, 19, was shot in the 1300 block of Clay Street in Gary, according to a statement from the Lake County, Ind., coroner’s office.

12/04/2014

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VIDEO: Shoppers Fight Over Wal-Mart Deals In Michigan City

It’s the one day of the year where consumers are expected to go a little crazy, but this might be going too far. Doorbuster deals at a Wal-Mart in Michigan City, Indiana, had shoppers literally stealing items from other people’s carts.

11/28/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Woman Shot And Killed In Gary

The Lake County coroner’s office identified the dead woman as Kennette Oneal, of the 1000 block of Matthews Street. The coroner’s office said she suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

11/28/2014

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Jeremy Anderson, on two charges of murder. (Credit: Round Lake Beach Police)

Suspect In Round Lake Beach Murder Arrested In Gary

An arrest warrant was issued earlier this week for Jeremy Anderson, 36, for two counts of first degree murder, according to the Round Lake Beach police department.

11/13/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Hammond Man Shot And Killed While Working On car

Martin Hurtado, 45, was in his backyard in the 800 block of South State Street in Hammond working on a vehicle when he was shot once in the shoulder at 9:20 p.m., according to Hammond police and the Lake County coroner’s office.

10/29/2014

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–10/24/2014

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

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