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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

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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

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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

Paul George. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

NBA Unveils New Rules To Make Baselines Safer

The plan was in the works even before Paul George’s gruesome injury.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

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Judge Calls Same-Sex Marriage Bans “Savage Discrimination”

Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

08/26/2014

This massive sinkhole in Letitia and Frank Casto's back yard was only a few feet wide before heavy storms this past weekend, when heavy rain washed away so much soil, six trees collapsed into the 40-foot by 30-foot hole, which now is 30 feet deep. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS)

Massive Sinkhole Swallows Six Trees In Indiana Family’s Yard

A northwest Indiana couple finally convinced authorities to listen to their complaints about a sinkhole in their back yard, after it opened up over the weekend into a massive crater that swallowed six trees.

08/26/2014

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Wisconsin, Indiana Set To Defend Gay Marriage Bans

The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.

08/26/2014

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Police: Man In Custody For East Chicago Shooting Over Love Triangle

The alleged shooter left the scene, but was apprehended by police after they stopped his vehicle. Becker said the 34-year-old Whiting man was arrested without incident.

08/26/2014

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Judge: Indiana Governor Contradicted Himself On Same-Sex Marriage

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but he put the order on hold as a federal appeals court is taking up his earlier decisions on the issue. The state appealed the latest ruling Wednesday.

08/21/2014

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Man Shot And Killed In Gary

Gerald Mathews was found shot and killed about 11:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of East 36th Avenue in Gary, Ind., the Lake County Coroner’s office said in a statement.

08/19/2014

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Man Charged With Drunk Driving In July 4th Crash That Killed Wife

Based on a blood test taken at the hospital after police got a warrant, Dwayne Johnson had a blood alcohol level of .17 when he crashed his Lincoln Towncar into a Chevy HHR in Center Township on July 4.

08/14/2014

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Three Shot Outside Merrillville Nightclub

Police were called to Rain Ultra Club, 1500 E. 83rd Av., as the club was closing at 3 a.m., to assist with a crowd of several hundred people loitering in the parking lot. As officers were trying to disperse the crowd, shots were fired.

08/11/2014

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