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Decarol Deloney-Cain (Credit: Facebook)

Woman Found Dead In Trunk Had Been Stabbed

The Lake County Coroner’s office has determined 54-year-old Decarol Deloney-Cain had suffered multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma to the head.

07/10/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

With Suspect Still In Custody, $10K Reward Offered In Gary Cop’s Murder

Authorities in northwest Indiana were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, even though police have said publicly they’re “fairly confident” the suspect was arrested the same day Westerfield was slain.

07/10/2014

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Woman’s Body Found In Trunk In Gary

Police are investigating a possible homicide after they found the body of a woman Monday in the trunk of a car in a wooded area in Gary, Ind.

07/08/2014

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Business Booming For Indiana Fireworks Stores Ahead Of Fourth Of July

Fireworks stores in northwest Indiana are doing brisk business as the Fourth of July approaches.

07/01/2014

Walter Watkins (Credit: School City Of Hammond)

Hammond School Superintendent Robbed And Beaten

Police said Walter Watkins’ sister stopped by his house Tuesday morning to bring him breakfast, and noticed evidence of a break-in. She found her Watkins inside, suffering from head injuries.

07/01/2014

A septic company has been dumping raw sewage on this farm in Osceola, Indiana, for nine years -- with state permission. (Credit: WSBT-TV)

Officials Investigate Firm Dumping Human Waste On NW Indiana Farm

Environmental regulators and public health officials have begun investigating a septic company that has dumped raw sewage on a farm in northwest Indiana for nearly a decade.

06/27/2014

Police search for evidence after two people were shot and killed outside an apartment building in Gary, Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Two Men Shot To Death In Gary

The victims were found around 1:30 a.m., lying outside an apartment building in the 1600 block of West 5th Av., after police received a call about shots fired at that location.

06/26/2014

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Man Killed In NW Indiana Motorcycle Crash

Officials from the Lake County Coroner’s office were dispatched at 6:40 p.m. to the crash in the 200 block of Wicker Avenue in Lowell, Ind.

06/23/2014

Mary Austgen. (Credit: Griffith Police Department)

Trial Set In 2013 Murder Of Indiana Businesswoman

Ralph Perez Martinez, 59, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, robbery and criminal confinement in the death of Mary Austgen, 76, of St. John, Ind., who was found dead in her 2011 GMC Yukon Denali in the garage of the Majestic Star Casino.

06/19/2014

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Indiana Man Held After Woman Found Dead In Freezer

A 48-year-old Indiana man was being held on preliminary charge of murder, after a woman’s body was discovered in a freezer inside the home they shared.

06/17/2014

Jose Alcazar (Supplied to CBS)

Teen Dies After Diving Off Lake Michigan Pier In Whiting

Jose Alcazar, 18, and two friends dove into the lake off a fishing pier near Whihala Beach around 8 p.m., and Alcazar almost immediately began to struggle in the water.

06/17/2014

Terrion and Donel Smith

4 Kids Drown In 3 Weekend Accidents

The victims included two brothers who drowned in a pit filled with water in Hobart, Ind., Saturday night, prompting their grieving mother to call for more security on the private property where they died.

06/16/2014

Jerad and Amanda Miller (Booking photos provided by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Couple Responsible For Vegas Shooting Spree Recently Lived In Indiana

The husband and wife who gunned down two Las Vegas police officers and a shopper at a Las Vegas strip mall on Sunday lived in Lafayette, Indiana, before moving to Nevada in January.

06/10/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

CBS Sports MLB Mock Draft: Cubs A ‘Wild Card’ At No. 4

It’s anyone’s guess what the Cubs will do at No. 4 if the top three pitchers are already off the board.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

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Proposed Site For Immigrant Detention Center Catches Fire

Firefighters on Wednesday night briefly fought an apparent arson fire at the former St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Hall building in northwest Indiana, part of a proposed site of an immigrant detention center.

06/05/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Will Play Villanova in Jimmy V Classic

The game is set for Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2014

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Gary School Board Set To Vote On School Closings

The board set a 4 p.m. meeting Tuesday to consider a final vote on the closings. The meeting will be held at the School Service Center, 620 E. 10th Place.

06/02/2014

Heat big man Chris Bosh. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bosh Says He Wants To Remain In Miami, Would Take Less Money To Do So

“It’s Miami,” Chris Bosh says. “Everybody wants to come here.”

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

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Five Gary Public Schools Targeted For Closure

Five public schools in Gary could be closed next month, under a tentative plan to be presented to the board for a vote as soon as next week.

05/23/2014

Natisha Hillard (right) is accused of selling her baby to Christopher Bour (left) to make child pornography. (Photos supplied by Sun-Times Media)

Man Gets Life Sentence For Having Sex With Infant

Christopher M. Bour, 40, pleaded guilty in January, without a plea agreement, to paying Natisha Hillard a total of $500 to have sex with a 4-month-old girl, an arrangement that lasted until the child was 18 months old

05/16/2014

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