Valparaiso

Knife Block (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Teen Attacks Mom With Knife After She Took Cell Phone: Police

VALPARAISO (CBS) — A 15-year-old boy upset that his mother took away his cell phone allegedly tried to attack his mother with a steak knife, according to authorities in Porter County, Ind. No one was […]

10/31/2012

Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Hollowed-Out Book With Gun Inside Donated To Ind. Library

The donated book was Robert Stone’s novel “Outerbridge Reach.” But it was really just a holding place for a gold A.S.M. .31-caliber, a single-shot black powder handgun with a wooden handle.

10/27/2012

Police surround the scene of a hostage standoff in Valparaiso. (CBS)

Third Hostage Was Hiding During Standoff At Valparaiso Insurance Office

Indiana State Police say there was a third hostage in the Valparaiso real estate office in which a Texas man took his own life, following a seven-hour standoff with police Friday.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Police surround the scene of a hostage standoff in Valparaiso. (CBS)

Man Fatally Shoots Self After Holding Hostages In Valparaiso Real Estate Office

A gunman who held hostages for nearly six hours Friday at a Valparaiso real-estate office fatally shot himself and ended a standoff with police.

05/25/2012

Handcuffs

Man Charged With Groping 2 Women At Valparaiso Bar

A Valparaiso man is facing serious criminal charges, after two women said he got drunk in a bar, reached under their clothes and forcibly groped them.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

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Police Officer Helps Rescue Family From Apartment Fire

A police officer put out a fire and helped rescue a family with a 3-day-old infant from a smoke-filled apartment in Valparaiso, Ind., late Thursday night, even before fire trucks arrived.

04/21/2012

James Henderson, 28, was found passed out on the street in northwest Indiana on March 24, 2012. His blood-alcohol level was 0.552, a likely record for Porter County, Ind. Police expect to charge him with public intoxication after he is released from the hospital. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Office)

Drunk Man’s Blood-Alcohol Level Might Be A Record

A northwest Indiana man was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning, after being found unconscious along the side of the road with a blood-alcohol level of 0.552 percent, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

03/26/2012

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Porter County Infant Dies From Skull Fracture; Investigation Continues

Seven-month-old Keagan Fishel died about 7:45 a.m. Saturday at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis where he was taken for treatment of a skull fracture, according to police.

03/11/2012

Allen Warnes, 55, the stepfather of Shawnna Forgus, was arrested by the Valparaiso Police and is being held on the charge of murder. (Valparaiso Police Dept. Photo)

Stepfather Arrested In Shawnna Forgus Slaying

The stepfather of a 22-year-old Valparaiso woman found dead in her home Feb. 21 from apparent strangulation has been arrested in connection with her murder.

02/25/2012

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Van Wijk’s 18 Help Valparaiso Defeat Butler 71-59

Kevin Van Wijk hit 8 of 9 shots and scored 18 points Friday night, leading Horizon League champion Valparaiso past Butler 71-59 and denying the Bulldogs a chance to clinch second place.

02/24/2012

Shawnna Forgus, 22, was found dead in her bed in Valparaiso on Feb. 21, 2012, possibly the victim of a beating. (Family Photo)

Valparaiso Mother Found Dead Of Possible Beating

A 5-year-old Indiana boy went in to wake his mother up Tuesday morning, but found her dead, possibly beaten to death, in her bed.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Dustin McCowan is charged with murder in the death of Amanda Bach, 19. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Department)

Amanda Bach Murder Suspect’s Allies Offer Reward For ‘Real’ Killer

Police in northwest Indiana want nothing to do with a reward that is being offered in a murder case.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

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Valparaiso Beats Illinois-Chicago 60-55

Valparaiso outscored Illinois-Chicago (6-13, 2-7) 32-10 in the paint and had a 23-17 scoring advantage off the bench.

01/21/2012

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Valparaiso Routs Loyola 69-48

Jay Harris scored 18 points and Valparaiso rolled to a 69-48 victory over Loyola of Chicago Thursday night.

01/19/2012

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.

01/06/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Teen Gets Three Years For Tying Naked Teen To Chair

At the age of 17, April Kuchta has been sentenced to three years in adult prison for tying a teen boy to a chair naked against his will.

12/03/2011

Here Comes The Dress

Valparaiso Shop Gives Free Gowns To Soldiers And Their Brides

A Valparaiso bridal boutique is taking part in a national program to give military brides free designer wedding dresses.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011

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Sexual Predator On The Lam After Stabbing In Valparaiso

Police in Valparaiso, Ind., are asking for help finding a fugitive who is accused of stabbing and critically injuring a man who had taken him into his home on Halloween night.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Dustin McCowan is charged with murder in the death of Amanda Bach, 19. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Department)

Prosecutors Provide Chilling Details Of Amanda Bach’s Death

An ex-boyfriend charged with murdering a Portage woman appeared in bond court today, as prosecutors provided chilling details of the crime.

09/20/2011

Popcorn

Valparaiso Plans Statue For Popcorn King Redenbacher

Plans are in the works for a statue of Orville Redenbacher in the northwestern Indiana city where he developed the popcorn that made him famous.

08/10/2011

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