Merrillville

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

George Knezevic (credit: Lake County Jail)

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

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Charges Likely Wednesday Against Man Who Attacked Merrillville Cop

Police are trying to nail down details about a man who was shot by an off-duty Merrillville police officer after the two engaged in a physical altercation outside of the Merrillville Planned Parenthood Health Center on Monday afternoon.

05/22/2013

Depree Mims (Supplied to CBS)

Police: Teen Killed In Gang Initiation Was Victim Of Mistaken Identity

Depree Mims was getting a blanket as his family settled in for a movie at home with his family, when a bullet came through the front window and hit him in the head.

04/03/2013

Depree Mims (Supplied to CBS)

Ind. Teen’s Shooting Death Part Of Gang Initiation, Four Charged

Four people have been charged with murder and criminal gang activity in connection with the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in Merrillville last week.

04/01/2013

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More Charges Could Be Coming Against Doctor Accused Of Sexual Battery

Police in Northwest Indiana may be filing more charges against a former Chicago doctor accused of sexual battery, reports WBBM”s Veronica Carter.

03/18/2013

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

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