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Mark Weinberger

Indiana Nose Doctor Gets 7 Years In Medical Fraud Case

Mark Weinberger, who ran a Merrillville nose and sinus clinic until he disappeared during a European vacation, pleaded guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud in a deal that called for a sentence of no more than of 10 years in prison.

10/12/2012

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

Weather

Rain To Persist South Of Chicago; Much Cooler Weekend On Tap

The showers that made this Friday morning gloomy have largely moved on their way, but look for a major drop in the temperature accompanying the sunny skies when the weekend begins.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Indiana Highway Shooting

Man Shoots Woman’s Car In Indiana Road Rage Incident

Police in Northwest Indiana are looking for a man driving a pickup truck after an incident of road rage near Gary.

08/24/2012

Weather

Partly Sunny Skies, Highs In Upper 80s For Afternoon

The showers Thursday morning have fizzled out, and the clouds will give way to some sunshine and seasonably hot temperatures.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

BP Station

More Bad Gas Nightmares Flooding BP

Another torrent of complaints are expected to cascade into the petroleum giant BP – in the wake of a bad batch of gas that was sold in at least three states.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Hobart, Indiana Chase

1 Home Invasion Suspect Commits Suicide, 3 Arrested After Indiana Chase

One person is dead, and three others are in jail, after a home invasion turned into a dramatic police chase in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Snow plows clear the road on highway. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Chris Oberholtz)

Transportation Officials To Showcase Ideas For Illiana Expressway

PEOTONE, Ill. (CBS) — The latest Illiana Expressway proposals go before the public Tuesday and Wednesday night in Illinois and Northwest Indiana. As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the Illinois and Indiana transportation departments will […]

WBBM Newsradio–07/31/2012

waterpark - splash buckets

3 Arrested For Fighting, Throwing Things At Indiana Water Park

Three people have been arrested after a fight at a water park in Northwest Indiana, in which someone hurled a hammer through the windshield of a car.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Indiana Dunes Search

Aurora Teen Missing At Indiana Dunes Found Safe

An Aurora man who had been reported missing at the Indiana Dunes has been found safe.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Indiana Lake Search

Search Continues For Teenage Boy Missing In Lake Michigan

Divers, helicopters and rescue teams combed the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for most of Monday, in search of an Indiana teenager who vanished while swimming in Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

A mircoburst during the storms Thursday afternoon brought down a roof in an apartment complex in Merrillville, Ind. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS)

Quick Storms Bring Serious Damage In Northwest Indiana

Thousands of people were facing dangerous heat without power in Northwest Indiana Friday, following a round of quick and violent storms the day before.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

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

Paul Arnold (Credit: Porter County Sheriff)

After Crashing Five Times, Indiana Sheriff’s Officer Loses Job

A northwest Indiana sheriff’s officer, who has been involved in five work-related crashes in three years, is out of a job.

04/27/2012

Police from various agencies gather on I-80/94 at the 19 mile marker in Portage, Ind. Friday April 20, 2012.  An alleged bank robber was pursued from LaPorte County to past the Illinois state line by multiple police agencies.  The alleged robber tossed money and clothing out the window along the highway.  Some of the money was collected by passing motorists.  (Credit: Stephanie Dowell~Sun-Times Media)

Robbery Suspect Tosses Loot Out Window During Two-State Chase

A bank robbery suspect who led police on a multi-town high speed chase on Friday afternoon was taken into custody in Elburn.

04/20/2012

Truck Rips Down Highway Sign

Truck Rips Down Overhead Sign On I-80/94

Eastbound I-80/94 in Northwest Indiana was shut down for some time early Wednesday, after a semi-trailer truck ripped down an overhead sign on the expressway.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Ariana And Selena Quiroz

Girls, 11 And 12, Hit By Bullets In Northwest Indiana Home

A young East Chicago, Ind., girl is fighting for her life this Wednesday afternoon, after she and another young girl were both hit by bullets that flew through their window.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

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

$100 U.S. Currency/Money (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Boy, 6, Caught Giving Out Counterfeit $100 Bills At School

Federal agents are investigating after an East Chicago, Ind., boy brought phony $100 bills to school.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

I-80/94

Icy Roadway Makes For Treacherous Commute On I-80/94

Ice on the roadway made for a treacherous commute Monday morning on the Borman Expressway in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

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