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Emma: In Las Vegas, March Brings True Madness

Names like Sean Locke won’t ever fade for those on the wrong end of the point spread.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2014

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Gary Man Arrested After Stealing Ambulance, Fleeing Cops

Edwin Herrera, 34, of Gary was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and ordered held on a $250,000 bond Wednesday.

03/20/2014

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Man Shot And Killed In Gary

Officers were responding to a shooting in the 900 block of North County Line Road in Gary about 1:30 a.m. when they came upon someone driving a gunshot victim to the emergency room.

03/18/2014

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Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Michigan City

Michigan City, Ind. police said no one else was home during the incident in the couple’s residence in the 900 block of Cooper Street, near the Indiana State Prison.

03/17/2014

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Report: Mike Woodson Would Be A Top Candidate To Coach Indiana University If Crean Exits

Several prominent boosters are reportedly pushing for coach Tom Crean’s exit at Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

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Wisch: With Win, The Bubble Now Beckons For Illini

A new-look starting five has paid dividends for Illinois, which is in dire need of at least one more win.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

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Illinois Tops Indiana, Will Face Michigan In Big Ten Quarterfinals

Tracy Abrams scored 25 points to lead the Illini to victory.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

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Man Shot And Killed In Hammond

Police are investigating a possibly narcotics-involved shooting that led to the death of a man in northwest Indiana on Wednesday.

03/13/2014

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Jackknifed Semi Closes Highway Ramp In NW Indiana

A jackknifed semi has closed the ramp leading from Interstate 65 to Interstate 80 in northwest Indiana for more than two hours Wednesday morning.

03/12/2014

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Police: 1 Dead, 2 Injured In Gary Shooting

Brian Cooper, 22, who lived in Midtown, was dead at the scene when police arrived about 8:45 p.m.

03/11/2014

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Emma’s Big Ten Tournament Primer: Best And Worst Case Scenarios

There’s no salvation waiting for Purdue, but hope resides for Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

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Gary Cop Rejects Plea Deal In Drug Trafficking Case

Guye and her boyfriend, Terrance Gee, 26, of Michigan City, were arrested for drug trafficking in Oklahoma, after police there found 48 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase in their rental car.

03/07/2014

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Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Conference’s Bubble Grows Larger

Somewhat miraculously, Illinois and Indiana have climbed into NCAA Tournament contention.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

Otis, a Labrador Retriever-Beagle mix was rescued from a house fire in LaPorte, Ind. Firefighters said it appears he set the fire by trying to get food off a kitchen counter, and turning on a burner on the stove. (Credit: WSBT)

Dog Rescued From Fire Might Have Started The Blaze

When firefighters arrived at the house on the 1600 block of Stone Lake Street in LaPorte, a burner on the stove was on. The family dog might have been trying to reach food on the counter, and managed to turn on the burner, which ignited flammable material in the kitchen.

02/26/2014

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Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: In Nebraska’s Capital City, A Basketball Program Is Reborn

By Chris Emma- (CBS) Decades have passed since Nebraska had hope on the hardcourt. A team that has historically been an afterthought on its own campus — plus everywhere else — has energized a fan […]

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

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Northwestern’s Slide Continues With Loss To Indiana

The Hoosiers (15-11, 5-8 Big Ten) ended a three-game losing streak and extended Northwestern’s (12-16, 5-10) slide to five.

02/22/2014

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Elderly Man Rescued From Burning Home In NW Indiana

Lake Station police Cpl. Mike McKenzie was driving in the 2700 block of Central Avenue about 12:18 a.m. when he saw smoke coming from a home in the 2700 block of Central Avenue.

02/21/2014

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Report: Deng Unwilling To Sign Extension, Wants To Test Open Market

(CBS) Former Bulls forward and current Cleveland Cavalier Luol Deng isn’t likely to be moved prior to Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline because he’s unwilling to commit to a long-term extension, Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday. Deng is […]

CBS Chicago–02/19/2014

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By Far, Illinois Has Highest Beer Tax Among Neighboring States

Illinois beer drinkers pay far more in excise taxes that its neighbors, according to a state-by-state breakdown.

02/19/2014

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Murder Trial Begins For Correctional Officer Accused In Road-Rage Shooting

A former Cook County correctional officer on trial for murder in a road-rage shooting in Hammond, Ind., told police he thought the other driver was reaching for a gun.

02/19/2014

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