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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.”


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.


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Lake Station Mayor, Wife Plead Innocent To Corruption Charges

Keith Soderquist, 44, and his wife, Deoborah, 55, have been accused of taking money from his campaign fund and the city’s food pantry account, to use on gambling expenses at casinos in Indiana and Michigan.



Lake Station Mayor, Wife Indicted

Lake Station, Ind. Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah, were indicted Wednesday on public corruption charges, the Post-Tribune is reporting.


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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.


An accident shut down westbound I 80-94 in Lake Station on Wednesday. (CBS)

Accident Shuts Down Interstate 80-94

The westbound lanes of Interstate 80-94 were shut down on Wednesday when a semi slid off the road.



Tanker Truck Crash And Fire Closes Indiana Toll Road

The westbound Indiana Toll Road is closed “indefinitely” near the Porter/Lake County Line after two trucks collided on the highway, causing an explosion and fire.


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Indiana State Trooper Revives 2-Year-Old Girl On I-80

Trooper Danny Avitia was about two miles away when a call came in about a mother whose 2-year-old girl was having a medical emergency. The mother had pulled over to the side of Interstate 80 near Lake Station after noticing her daughter was unresponsive in her car seat.


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Horse Ties Up Traffic On I-80

A runaway horse named Geraldo snarled busy traffic along Interstate 80 in northwest Indiana during rush hour and escaped unscathed.


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Indiana Teacher Makes Gun Threat On Chalk Board

A high school business teacher has been removed from campus after posting a threatening message to some of his students on a chalk board.


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Truck Flips Over, Shuts Down Westbound I-80/94 In Indiana

The westbound Borman Expressway (I-80/94) was shut down in Northwest Indiana Tuesday morning, after a flatbed semi-truck flipped over.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Aaron Di Shon Windom, a 25-year-old suspect from Michigan City, Ind., in two road rage shootings. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Man Convicted Of Shooting Up Car In Indiana Road Rage Incident

A Gary, Ind., man has been found guilty of criminal recklessness in a road rage incident.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

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Human Bones Found Near Junkyard In Lake Station, Ind.

The Lake County, Ind., coroner is set to examine some human bones, which were found in a wooded area near a junkyard in Lake Station.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Family members comfort 3-year-old Andrew Collins and his 1-year-old brother Landon Teel in the hospital. (CBS)

2 Boys Slowly Recovering After Fatal Ind. Fire

One-year-old Landon Teel and his brother, 3-year-old Andrew Collins, have made miraculous recoveries from the fire that killed their mother. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with family members.


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3 Dead, 4 Hurt In Weekend Fires In Chicago, Northwest Indiana

Three people were killed, and four others were injured, in separate fires in Chicago and Northwest Indiana over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

A semi carry a load of meat rolled over onI 80/94. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Semi Filled With Meat Rolls Over On I 80-94

Indiana State Police say the seatbelt worn by a truck driver whose semi pulling a trailer filled with packaged meat rolled over on I-80/94 Tuesday morning likely prevented him from suffering serious injury.


A semi-tractor trailer truck hauling 20 tons of French fries rolled over on an exit ramp of I-80 in Lake Station, Ind., on Nov. 17, 2011.

Truck Loaded With French Fries Rolls Over On I-80

A semi-tractor trailer truck hauling a load of French fries rolled over while trying to exit I-80 in northwest Indiana on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

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Man, 35, Accused Of Molesting Girl, 11

A Lake Station, Ind. man has been charged with seven felony counts involving the molestation of an 11-year-old girl.


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Fatal Crash Shuts Down 2 Lanes On I-80/94

Two lanes of the Borman Expressway (Interstate 80-94) were shut down this morning, after a man was killed when his pickup truck rear-ended a semi hauling plate steel.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2011

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Road Rage Blamed For Indiana Expressway Shooting

Indiana State Police say it was apparently road rage that led to shots being fired into a car on Interstate 80 last night.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2011