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Drop In First-Time Teacher Licenses Has Indiana Facing Shortage

Indiana is facing a big teacher shortage, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter. There’s been a 63 percent drop in the number of licenses being handed out to first time teachers in the last few years.

07/13/2015

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Chicago Girl, 17, Found Strangled In Abandoned Building In Gary

Connita L. Richardson, of the 800 block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, was found dead in an abandoned building in the 700 block of East 7th Avenue in Gary Tuesday night, authorities said.

07/09/2015

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Unusual Spectator As Neighborhood Kids Play Ball

Six-year-old Max Kent wound up to deliver the pitch, doing what many boys do on a summer day.

07/01/2015

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Woman Killed In Northwest Indiana Crash

At 8:05 p.m., Kathern S. Stafford was pronounced dead at the scene near the intersection of 61st Avenue and Colorado Street in Hobart, according to a statement from the Lake County coroner’s office. She had suffered blunt force trauma in a motor vehicle accident.

07/01/2015

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Cook County Businesses Fear Sales Tax Hike Would Send Customers Away

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to increase the county sales tax – five years after she won office by denouncing an identical tax hike imposed by her predecessor – has some business owners on the county’s outskirts worried they’ll lose customers.

06/25/2015

This appears to be the handiwork of a black bear that broke into Panos Farms. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Indiana Wildlife Experts: Don’t Feed The Bear

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has asked people not to leave food out for the bear, as some have done, hoping to draw the bear in.

06/25/2015

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Boy, 16, Shot And Killed In Gary

The 16-year-old, identified as Rashaud Lewis, was shot in the 2300 block of Harrison Street in Gary, the Lake County coroner’s office said in a statement. Lewis lived in the 1000 block of West 22nd Avenue, which is about a half-mile from the shooting.

06/23/2015

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Police In Illinois, Indiana Join Forces To Battle Illegal Sex Trade

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.

06/19/2015

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Indiana State Police Want To Clear Up New Law For Slow Left Lane Drivers

Indiana State Police were clarifying a new law taking effect next month, allowing police to ticket drivers who fail to move out of the left lane for approaching traffic.

06/18/2015

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South Bend Mayor Comes Out As Gay

The 33-year-old first-term Democrat is up for re-election this year, and said being gay has no bearing on his service as a Navy reservist, or his performance as mayor.

06/16/2015

U.S. Marine veteran Brandyn Skaggs confronted this man, who apparently was posing as a Marine, at a high school graduation ceremony in Indiana. Skaggs' father recorded the encounter, and posted the video on YouTube. (Credit: YouTube)

WATCH: U.S. Marine Confronts Impostor At High School Graduation

Video of a confrontation between a U.S. Marine from Indiana and another man who apparently was posing as one has gone viral.

06/12/2015

A maroon Ford Expedition and a maroon Chevrolet truck collided head-on near Westville, Ind., early Tuesday.  (Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff)

Five Hurt, Three Critically, In Northwest Indiana Crash

A maroon Ford Expedition northbound on U.S. 421 and a maroon Chevrolet truck southbound on U.S. 421 collided head-on at Alida Road about 5:30 a.m., just south of Westville, Ind., according to the LaPorte County sheriff’s office.

06/09/2015

Cars drive through a flooded street in Cedar Lake, Indiana, after heavy rain dumped nearly 4 inches of rain in the area on Sunday. (Credit: Larry Henderson)

Storms Cause Flooding In Northwest Indiana, Hail Hammers Southern Suburbs

More rain was expected in the Chicago area on Monday, on the heels of a storm that caused flash flooding in some areas of northwest Indiana, caused hail damage in the south suburbs, and sparked and a possible tornado near DeMotte, Indiana.

06/08/2015

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Bicyclist Killed In Gary Hit-And-Run Crash

The man was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle in the 2100 block of Delaware Street in Gary about 9 p.m., according to Gary police Sgt. Thomas Decanter and the Lake County (Ind.) coroner’s office.

06/05/2015

Darren Butler (left), David Tate (center) and Fred Leland (right) are charged with a string of thefts from vehicles parked at home improvement stores in Schererville, Indiana. (Credit: Schererville Police)

Three Charged With Stealing Tools From Vehicles Parked At Home Improvement Stores

The thefts began in April. On at least three occasions, men dressed in yellow safety vests to blend in with legitimate construction workers, watched as they went inside, and then broke into unattended vehicles to steal the workers’ tools.

06/04/2015

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Best Places To Honeymoon Near Chicago

You don’t have to go far for a romantic honeymoon. Keep this list of some of the best honeymoon spots near Chicago in mind when making your post-wedding plans.

05/30/2015

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Indiana Law Allows Police To Ticket Drivers Who Don’t Pull Over For Speeders

Starting in July, Indiana motorists could be fined $500 for failing to get out of the way of other drivers who want to pass in the left lane, even if the other driver is speeding.

05/26/2015

Rescue crews use construction equipment to dig into Mount Baldy to find 6-year-old Nathan Woessner, who ended up buried 11 feet under the sand dune on July 12, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana Dune Where Boy Nearly Died In 2013 Will Remain Closed This Summer

A team of scientists have been studying Mount Baldy, which is more than 120 feet tall, to determine what caused a hole that trapped Nathan Woessner under 11 feet of sand for more than three hours on July 12, 2013.

05/22/2015

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Man Charged With Killing Toddler In Northwest Indiana

Antonio Harris, 19, is charged with murder, neglect of a dependent, and battery in connection with the death of Nieyely Lopez of Lake Station, Ind., according to the Lake County (Ind.) state’s attorney’s office.

05/20/2015

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Toddler’s Death In Gary Investigated As Homicide

Nieyely Lopez died of “multiple blunt force traumatic injuries” she suffered at the intersection of Melton Road and Lake Street in Gary, according to a statement from the Lake County coroner’s office. She was taken to Methodists Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:45 a.m.

05/19/2015

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