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Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz (Credit: Franklin College)

Hundreds Gather To Mourn Fallen Merrillville Police Officer

Merrillville Police officer Nickolaus Schultz was only 24 and on the police force for just one year before being killed in the line of duty.

09/15/2014

Merrillville Police Officer Nick Schultz (Credit: Franklin College)

Merrillville Officer’s Killer Was In Financial Trouble, But Had No Criminal Record

Authorities in northwest Indiana said they have found no reason to explain why a man shot and killed Merrillville Police Officer Nickolaus Schultz last week as police were investigating his recent eviction.

09/12/2014

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

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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

Rodney Dickinson. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

NW Indiana Man Charged With Killing Mother In Hospital

Police in Merrillville say a man murdered his mother while she was in the hospital.

07/13/2014

Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Man Questioned In Double Murder, Including Woman Slain At Merrillville Hospital

A man was in custody in northwest Indiana on Friday, after allegedly stabbing an elderly woman to death at a hospital in Merrillville, and also allegedly killing her husband in Gary.

07/11/2014

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4-Year-Old Merrillville Boy Dead After Shooting Self With Parents’ Gun

A four-year-old boy is dead after accidentally shooting himself Saturday morning in Merrillville, Indiana.

05/17/2014

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Naked Man Arrested After NW Indiana Pursuit

An on-again, off-again police pursuit on U.S. 30 Friday afternoon ended when a Hammond man crashed into four other vehicles, then took off running naked down Broadway, police said.

05/17/2014

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Carjacking Suspect Dies In Crash After High-Speed Chase

The driver tried to turn into an alley in Gary, Ind., but lost control of the car and richocheted off two large trees before stopping.

03/26/2014

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Police Release Images Of SUV Tied To Merrillville Murder

Investigators in northwest Indiana are hoping newly released surveillance video footage will help them catch the people who shot and killed a 27-year-old man in November, and left his body in a freezer at a Merrillville meat market.

02/24/2014

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Cops: Drug, Prostitution Ring Operated Near Merrillville H.S.

The suspects are accused of operating a prostitution ring, making bookings through a website for Finest Dynasty Inc., which offered “upscale companions” for an hourly rate. Crack cocaine was also being sold.

02/04/2014

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Hotel Operator Reports Suspected Security Breach Of Credit, Debit Card Information

Merrillville, Ind.-based White Lodging said the breach may have affected properties in Chicago, Indianapolis, Merrillville, Ind. and other cities.

02/03/2014

Snow still covers Interstate 65 at U.S. 231 near Crown Point on Tuesday. (Credit: INDOT)

I-65 Reopened; ‘Extreme Caution’ Urged For Drivers

The Indiana Department of Transportation has reopened Interstate 65 between U.S. 30 in Merrillville and Lafayette, but is urging “extreme caution” when traveling on that road and others in northern Indiana

01/07/2014

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Two Charged With Robbing Merrillville Portillo’s

Marcus Ervin, 42, and William Ward-Bey, 61, each faced armed robbery, robbery resulting in bodily injury and criminal confinement charges.

12/18/2013

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Robbers Duct-Tape, Handcuff Workers In Failed Heist

The two suspected would-be robbers fled the Portillo’s in Merrillville, but were eventually caught near the restaurant.

12/17/2013

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Merrillville Man Charged With Attempted Armed Robbery

A man was charged after an attempted armed robbery in Hammond in September, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

11/09/2013

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Boy Admits Role In Fatal Shooting Of 14-Year-Old

Matthew Knight, 16, faces up to 13 years for his role in the March 27 killing of Depree Mims, who was shot in the head while he was getting ready to watch a movie with his family.

10/24/2013

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Merrillville Man Gets 5 Years For Helping Woman Kidnap ‘Date’

A Merrillville, Ind., man will serve five years in prison, two years less than the mandatory minimum, for his role in kidnapping an Illinois man who thought he was going on a date, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

10/19/2013

Michael Nichols, 41; his wife Kennetha Purnell, 38; their son Matthew, 13; and their daughter Morgan, 11, all died in their home in Merrillville, apparent victims of carbon monoxide poisoning. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Family Of 4 Dies Of Apparent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Merrillville

Police were called to the home Wednesday to conduct a well-being check, after relatives called to say they hadn’t heard from the family since Saturday.

10/16/2013

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Merrillville Man Charged In Death Of His Mother Released On Bond

A former Calumet Township man charged in the death of his 94-year-old mother was ordered released from Lake County Jail on his previously posted bond after the judge found that the prosecutor had failed to prove he posed a danger to the community, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

08/24/2013

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