Northwest Indiana

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


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

Bank Robbery

Serial Bank Robber Captured In Kentucky

A man wanted for seven bank robberies in the Midwest has been arrested in Kentucky.


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Phony Cops Make Stop In NW Indiana

Police are urging motorists to use caution after a woman was stopped on Interstate 80/94 in northwest Indiana by two men pretending to be state police officers.


Pedestrians in Chicago walk through wet snow and winds on Friday. (CBS)

Lake-Effect Snow Blows In; Indiana Could Get 18 Inches

A powerful lake-effect snow system is blasting the Chicago area, and it could dump as much as 18 inches of accumulation in some areas.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

Smoke rises from the scene of a train derailment and fire near Westville, Ind. Friday afternoon. (CBS)

Massive Train Accident, Fire In NW Indiana

Three freight trains collided in Northwest Indiana, just east of Valparaiso, causing a massive chain reaction derailment and small fire.


Lake Station Fire

3 Dead, 4 Hurt In Weekend Fires In Chicago, Northwest Indiana

Three people were killed, and four others were injured, in separate fires in Chicago and Northwest Indiana over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

David Osama Haddad, 17, allegedly was beaten by another student at Lake Central High School in northwest Indiana. His parents claim he was bullied for a year and eventually attacked because he is of Middle Eastern descent. (Family Attorney Photo)

Charges May Be Coming In Brutal Attack On Jordanian-American Student

Prosecutors in Northwest Indiana could file charges Wednesday in last week’s brutal beating of a high school student whose family is from Jordan.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Tornado Graphic

Tornado Watch Issued For Parts Of Northwest Indiana

A tornado watch is in effect for much of the state of Indiana – including some northwest counties – as well as downstate Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Indiana State Police Patch (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

State Trooper, Nurse Save Allegedly Drunk Driver’s Life On I-65

Hospital personnel credited the actions of an Indiana State Trooper and a Good Samaritan with saving the life of an allegedly drunk driver who lost control of his SUV, which rolled over after striking a semi on I-65 near in northwest Indiana Saturday morning.



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

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15-Year-Old Charged With Multiple Rapes, Robberies

A 15-year-old northwest Indiana boy is being charged as an adult with rape, robbery, aggravated battery and battery in a series of attacks in Hammond dating back nearly a year.


Scales Of Justice

Indiana Coroner, Troopers Indicted In 2 Federal Probes

The U.S. attorney’s office has indicted the Lake County coroner and three police officers as part of two separate public corruption investigations.

WBBM Newsradio–09/23/2011

Porter County, Ind. authorities search for evidence Thursday in the murder of Amanda Bach. (CBS)

UPDATE: Police Continue Search For Amanda Bach Murder Evidence

Porter County Sheriff’s police and a state dive team came up empty Wednesday as they searched a small pond for evidence in the murder of Amanda Bach, the Portage teen found shot to death Saturday.



Man Charged With Running Over Woman: My Passenger Did It

A Northwest Indiana man charged with running over a woman, dragging her for a mile and killing her says the passenger in his car was really responsible.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Rain Raindrops Storm Weather

Study: Rain, Not Marsh Restoration, Caused Flooding In Beverly Shores, Ind.

A federal study has shed some light on the cause of perpetually flooded basements in the lakeside town of Beverly Shores in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

Miller Station

Woman, 68, Raped At Gary Train Station

A 68-year-old woman in Gary, Ind., sought shelter at a train station, and instead ended up traumatized and hospitalized after someone attacked and raped her at the Miller stop on the South Shore Line.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2011

Kevin Scesney (Credit: Lansing Police Department)

Alcohol, Jealousy Led To Lansing Shooting

Police say alcohol and jealousy over a woman were contributing factors in an incident early Sunday in which a northwest Indiana man fired a gun at a vehicle and then barricaded himself in a south suburban home.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

Watermelon Truck

Watermelon Truck Flips Over On Indiana Expressway Ramp

A truck full of whole watermelons ended up on its side Tuesday morning, following an accident on the ramp between Interstates 65 and 80-94 in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011