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Chicago Man Killed By Semi On Interstate 65

A semi-pedestrian crash on I-65 northbound near the 253.8 mile marker killed a Chicago man and saw northbound traffic brought down to one lane for nearly two hours Sunday night.

11/19/2012

Stack of cash (CBS)

Former Indiana Court Clerk Pleads Guilty To Theft, Tax Charges

A former Merrillville Town Court clerk has pleaded guilty to federal charges of stealing bond money from the court and filing a false tax return.

10/11/2012

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

NW Indiana Officials Indicted On Corruption Charges

Federal indictments rained down Thursday on three Lake County elected officials, a former Merrillville Town Court clerk, the former director of the East Chicago Public Library and a Munster businessman.

10/05/2012

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Woman Found Stabbed To Death; Search For Her Boyfriend Ends With His Death

A Merrillville, Ind. military veteran was discovered stabbed to death in her home after police did a welfare check Friday.

07/28/2012

Kimberly Leona Kubina, has pleaded guilty to neglect charges in the death of her ex-husband's son, Christian Choate. She will serve 25 to 35 years in prison and will testify against her ex-husband, Riley Choate, who allegedly beat Christian and confined him in a dog cage. (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Stepmom Pleads Guilty In Death Of Boy Buried In Trailer Park

The stepmother of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found buried in a Northwest Indiana mobile home park has agreed to testify against the boy’s father in exchange for a more lenient sentence.

05/02/2012

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

4 Held After Police Chase From Englewood To Merrillville

Four people are in custody after leading Chicago Police on a more than 35-mile chase overnight.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

Merrillville Robbery Surveillance

Officials Call For More Police Officers In Merrillville, Ind.

A high-profile murder in Merrillville, Ind., has some officials thinking more police are needed in their town.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Jeremy Blue. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Man Charged In Merrillville Store Robbery, Murder Of Clerk

Authorities have charged a 20-year-old Merrillville, Ind., man with the convenience store robbery and shooting last week that left a clerk dead.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Judi Simpson-Beaver, 48, was fatally shot during a robbery at a Merrillville, Ind. convenience store Sunday March 4, 2012. (courtesy of family)

Convenience Store Clerk Fatally Shot In Merrillville, Ind.

Police have released surveillance video and the 911 tape from an armed robbery that left a female store clerk dead in Merrillville, Ind.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

FBI

FBI Probes Death Of Indiana Baby On Caribbean Cruise Ship

The FBI is looking into the death of a newborn baby after an Indiana woman apparently gave birth on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Dawn Brancheau Foundation Website (Credit: www.dawnsfoundation.org)

Deceased SeaWorld Trainer’s Foundation Plans Fundraiser

Dawn Brancheau had many passions — the environment, helping children, animals, her faith — her sister, Diane Gross, said.

10/09/2011

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Search On For Invaders Who Terrorized Merrillville Couple

Police in Merrillville are searching for three men who terrorized an elderly couple in their home during an afternoon robbery last week.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Photo Of Stun Gun (AP Photo)

Merrillville Police Officer Shot With Own Stun Gun

A Merrillville police officer was attacked with a department-issued stun gun while he and other officers were responding to a 911 call earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Anna Schulz (CBS)

Teen Charged In Elderly Ind. Teacher’s Death

Royal Dushan Marshall, 16, is accused of killing 80-year-old Anna Schulz at her Merrillville, Ind. home last week. Her throat had been cut, court records say.

07/11/2011

Anna Schulz (CBS)

80-Year-Old Teacher Found Slain In Merrillville, Ind.

An 80-year-old woman – a longtime teacher in northwestern Indiana – has been found slain inside her home.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Crash

Two Injured In Alcohol-Fueled Rollover Crash

The driver of a silver Chrysler Sebring was unconscious when rescuers found him after the car crashed, and possibly rolled over, in a parking lot near the intersection of Axe and Nickel Plate avenues.

05/14/2011

Missing Merrillville teenager David Cotto. (Credit: Cotto Family Photo)

Merrillville Boy With Bipolar Disorder Missing For Over Week

David Cotto, a 16-year-old diagnosed with bipolar and oppositional defiant disorders, has been missing since May 2 with no money and no medications, triggering a search by local law enforcement and a national center for missing children.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

Indiana State Police released this sketch of a man suspected of shooting at a moving vehicle on Interstate 80 near Merrillville. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Indiana Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Road Rage Shooting

Indiana State Police released a sketch on Monday of a man they believe fired gunshots at another vehicle on Interstate 80 in Northwest Indiana last week.

02/21/2011

A worker cleans the stage Thursday at the Star Plaza Theatre, which was damaged by fire. (CBS)

Merrillville, Ind. Theater To Reopen After Fire

The Star Plaza Theatre, which was damaged Wednesday evening by a fire, is expected to be up and running for weekend performances.

02/10/2011

The audience evacuates the Star Plaza Theater after the curtain on the right side of the stage started on fire during a plate spinning performance of The New Shanghai circus at the Star Plaza Theater Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Merrillville, Ind. | Scott M. Bort - Sun-Times Media

Indiana Theater Catches Fire During Performance

A dangerous curtain fire stopped a circus performance and terrified a crowd at the Star Plaza Theatre in Northwest Indiana Wednesday night.

02/09/2011

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