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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Health care worker.  (CBS)

Hospital Wants $16M Back From Failed Computer System

The Methodist Hospitals claims in a federal lawsuit that the company it hired in 2006 to help steer it out of a financial mess instead directed it to a new computer system that wasted $16.6 million.


"Baby Olivia" was left on the front porch of a Merrillville police officer's home. (Credit: Merrillville Police Department)

Merrillville Cop’s Wife Finds Baby On Front Porch

The wife of a Merrillville, Ind., police officer is being credited with saving the life of a newborn baby.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2011

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

I-65 Reopens After Multiple Crashes

Shortly after the southbound lanes of I-65 were reopened near Merrillville, following a crash, another wreck prompted officials to urge drivers to stay away from I-65 in both directions.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

Navy pilot Robert Huish (used with permission of the Huish family)

Navy Pilot From Merrillville Perishes In Hit-And-Run

Lt. Robert Huish survived the war in Afghanistan only to be struck down while riding his bicycle in Florida.