Jose Alcazar, 18, and two friends dove into the lake off a fishing pier near Whihala Beach around 8 p.m., and Alcazar almost immediately began to struggle in the water.
A rally was held in the former company town of Marktown Park in East Chicago, over the weekend to call attention to what activists say are environmentally unsound practices used by BP in Whiting.
A driver was released after being questioned in connection with a Whiting, Ind., crash that killed a 12-year-old boy crossing the street near his home Wednesday afternoon.
A truck driver fatally struck an 11-year-old boy and kept on going Wednesday afternoon in Whiting, Indiana.
No new oil has been found floating in Lake Michigan or at the bottom of a cove following further inspection Sunday of the spill site near the BP Refinery in Whiting, Ind.
Demonstrators and public officials are seething about BP’s oil spill on the Indiana lakefront, but CBS 2′s Ed Curran reports the damage could have been worse.
“Any unanticipated spill is cause for concern, but given the Whiting refinery’s recent expansion of its operations to double the amount of heavy oil sands being processed, this spill raises questions about the long-term safety and reliability of BP’s new, expanded production at Whiting,” they wrote.
WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Oil giant BP has raised its estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana refinery. BP said Thursday a preliminary estimate shows […]
As many as 500 gallons of crude oil spilled onto the shore of Lake Michigan in Whiting, Ind., following an accident Monday afternoon at the BP refinery.
As the ordered Chicago’s public health department to draft regulations for dusty refinery waste from sites along the Calumet River, a group of protesters was taking their concerns to the head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
With possible record-breaking heat on Tuesday, many local schools were planning to send kids home early, while others were closing altogether.
The body of a Blue Island alderman was pulled from Lake Michigan overnight, after he went missing while boating with friends in northwest Indiana.
The unidentified 50-year-old man and his friends jumped into the water for a swim near Whihala Beach in Hammond, Ind. Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Indiana has allowed people to pack heat for two years. CBS 2′s Jim Williams went there to see how it works.
Indiana state fire marshals ruled the Jan. 20 fire at a 117-year-old building at 119th and Sheridan in Whiting, Ind., was caused by ignitable liquid on the floor of the dress shop on the first floor, and have handed over the case to police.
A massive fire gutted a commercial-residential building in downtown Whiting, Ind., displacing residents from seven apartments and keeping firefighters outside in cold temperatures Sunday evening.
Union workers at the BP plant in Whiting, Ind., said Wednesday that the company has taken away something that’s been a beloved tradition for decades: the morning coffee break.
Drivers whose vehicles have been affected by bad gas from BP are threatening to take action.
BP said Thursday it has fixed the problem that forced a recall of fuel in Northwest Indiana, the Chicago area, and the Milwaukee area, but has halted sales of premium and midgrade gas in those areas.
The Indiana Attorney General has opened an investigation into BP’s handling of the bad gasoline produced at its Whiting, Ind., refinery and its dealings with motorists whose vehicles were affected.