Portage Mayor, Lake County Sheriff Indicted For CorruptionPortage Mayor James Snyder and Lake County Sheriff John Buncich have been indicted on public corruption charges in connection to towing companies in northwest Indiana.
Hero Officer Rescues Dog From Burning Car In IndianaAs a car erupted in flames along a Northwest Indiana expressway, inside was some precious cargo.
Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies Save Man From Jumping Off BridgeSheriff's deputies found a 40-year-old distraught man clinging to the side of an overpass. He began counting down from ten and said he was going to jump.
Lake County Deputies Practice The Art Of The Traffic StopFinesse and training are more necessary than ever because of the volatile climate, authorities say. WBBM's Lisa Fielding reports.
Indiana Officer Charged With Drunk Driving After Hit-And-Run In GaryHome surveillance video provided exclusively to CBS 2 shows the victim standing behind his van, when a black Ford Crown Victoria struck him from behind.
Indiana Sheriff’s Officer Charged With Driving Drunk, Hit-And-RunLt. Guy Mikulich, a 16-year veteran of the department, struck a 34-year-old Frankfort, Illinois man with his unmarked 2011 Crown Victoria police car and left the scene of the crash, according to Indiana State Police. Mikulich was working the air show, but had been released from his assigned patrol area.
Woman Critical After Being Ejected From Snowmobile: Lake County SheriffThe woman, the driver and only occupant of a snowmobile, was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, where she was listed in critical condition.
Lake County Authorities Hold Active Shooter Drill At Wadsworth SchoolEven the thought of a shooting at their child’s school is terrifying for parents, but officials in Lake County said they want to make sure they’re prepared should it ever happen, so they were staging an emergency drill in Wadsworth on Friday.
14 Arrested In Lake County As Part Of "National Day Of Johns" Prostitution StingThe Sheriff’s Department in Lake County has released the results of a prostitution sting last month called National Day of Johns, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Court Worker Accused Of Trading Community Service Hours For SexThe Lake County Sheriff’s Department said 44-year-old Anselmo Magana was accepting cash and sex in exchange for falsely certifying people on probation had performed court-ordered community service hours.
Cook, Lake Counties Put Evictions On Hold Until Jan. 5People facing eviction from their homes have been getting a small break for the holidays. Sheriff’s officials in Cook and Lake counties have placed an annual moratorium on evictions until early January.
With Suspect Still In Custody, $10K Reward Offered In Gary Cop's MurderAuthorities in northwest Indiana were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the prosecution of a suspect or suspects in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, even though police have said publicly they’re “fairly confident” the suspect was arrested the same day Westerfield was slain.
Inmate Death Prompts Sweeping Changes At Lake County JailEugene Gruber, who was 51, died from a spinal cord injury suffered during a take down in a shower area after he was sprayed with pepper spray for allegedly fighting correctional officers trying to process him into the jail.
Fireworks Lit In Gas Station Bathroom Precedes Police Standoff A tense standoff at a north suburban fast food restaurant and gas station drew dozens of police officers and forced customers and staff members to clear out after a series loud pops were heard.
Officer Escapes Injury When Metra Train Strikes Squad CarA Lake County Sheriff’s detective escaped his unmarked squad car before it was struck by a Metra train Monday night after getting stuck in the snow.