Northwest Indiana

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty In Two Stranglings

A week after he was held in contempt of court for refusing to speak to a judge, suspected serial killer Darren Vann politely answered the same judge’s questions, and pleaded not guilty to the murders of two women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana earlier this month.

10/29/2014

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Jackknifed Semi Delays Traffic On I-94 In Northwest Indiana

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of I-94 near State Road 249 about 3:45 a.m., Indiana State Police said. As of 8:30 a.m., one lane is open in the area but the other lane is expected to remain closed for several more hours as authorities replace the concrete barrier wall.

10/07/2014

Devonta Brewington.

Sex Assault Suspect Caught After Being Spotted By Victim Months After Attack

Last year, she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault on a popular bike path, but just a few days ago she spotted a familiar face on that same path. Gary Police are now calling her a hero.

05/28/2014

Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Northwest Indiana Casinos Post Lower Revenues Again

The five casinos took in a total of $95.3 million last month, an 8.9 percent drop from the $104.3 million in revenue reported in March 2013, according to the monthly report issued Tuesday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.

04/10/2014

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Northwest Indiana Cops Coordinating Anti-Drug Efforts On Highways

Indiana State Police said squad cars from various towns in northwest Indiana working outside their jurisdictions has nothing to do with catching speeders and boosting revenue – it’s about stopping drug traffickers.

03/27/2014

South Shore Train

South Shore Train Extension Picks Up Some Momentum

In March, the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District board could review proposals for an environmental impact study of an eight-mile extension of the South Shore commuter rail line.

01/24/2014

A truck is stranded on snow-packed roads in Lowell in Northwest Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana Drivers Warned: Stay Off Roads

Drivers in Northwest Indiana were being told on Monday to stay off country roads, as many of them remain impassable.

01/06/2014

Trucks sit near the shut down Interstate 65 on Monday. (Credit: Courtney Gousman)

Truckers Stranded For Two Days In Storm

Conditions in Northwest Indiana are so bad that some drivers have been stuck for two days, including a FedEx driver who has been trying to get a delivery down to Alabama.

01/06/2014

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Winter Storm Closes NWI Interstates, South Shore Line

The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 94, both eastbound and westbound, between the Illinois state line and the U.S. 421 exit at Michigan City, and Interstate 65, both northbound and southbound, between U.S. 12/20 in Gary and mile marker 172 in Lafayette.

01/06/2014

Blowing and drifting lake effect snow was making for messy conditions on roads in northwest Indiana on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Parts Of NW Indiana Could Get A Foot Of Lake Effect Snow

Roads could be a mess much of the day in parts of northwest Indiana on the eve of Thanksgiving, as lake effect snow could bring up to a foot of snow to some of the region.

11/27/2013

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Foot Of Lake-Effect Snow Possible In NW Indiana

Driving across northern Indiana could become difficult for Thanksgiving Day travelers with up to a foot of lake-effect snow possible in areas near Lake Michigan.

11/26/2013

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Lake Effect Snow Brings Several Inches To Parts Of NW Indiana

The snow might be long over in Chicago, but parts of northwest Indiana have seen six or more inches of it on Tuesday, and could get a few more, thanks to lake effect snow.

11/12/2013

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NW Indiana Launch Special Police Team

The smallest of crimes could get you in big trouble with cops in Northwest Indiana. They’ve launched a special team of officers from several cities – stopping dozens of people each night.

09/04/2013

Nathan Woessner was taken to Comer Children's Hospital after he fell into and was buried a a sand hole at the Indiana Dunes. (Credit: Woessner Family Photo)

Boy Rescued From Ind. Sand Dune Released From Rehab

A 6-year-old Illinois boy who survived being buried under a sand dune in Indiana has been released from rehabilitative care at a children’s hospital in Chicago.

07/26/2013

Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon

Northwest Indiana Woman Injured In Boston Marathon Blast

A Northwest Indiana woman is among the victims of Monday’s deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon.

04/17/2013

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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

Two cranes and a set of air bags are used to upright an overturned semi, following a crash involving three semi trailer trucks on I-80/94 on March 11, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Eastbound I-80/94 Reopens After Crash Involving 3 Semis

Eastbound travel has resumed on Interstate 80/94 after a morning crash closed the expressway to one direction of travel Monday morning.

03/11/2013

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Woman Dies Following Northwest Indiana House Fire

A woman died from smoke inhalation Friday morning after a fire started in her home in the 5000 block of Indiana 10 in Newton County.

03/02/2013

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Lake Effect Snow Falling Around Chicagoland

As most of Chicago woke up to another day of single digit temperatures, folks in Northwest Indiana were dealing with something many of us haven’t seen in a while: snow.

01/24/2013

Boy, 8, Killed By Train In East Chicago

An 8-year-old boy died Saturday when he was struck by a train in northwest Indiana.

12/23/2012

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