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Garbage truck demolishes house in La Porte County

A garbage truck crashed completely through the side of a house in La Porte County this afternoon. Miraculously, a woman and her baby were not seriously injured. The crash happened on U.S. 35 near 400 South at Kingsbury early this afternoon. La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd said one of...
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ID, cause of death provided for missing 3-year-old NW Indiana girl

LONG BEACH, Ind. (AP) — Authorities identified and provided the cause of death Monday for a 3-year-old girl who was found dead after being reported missing. LaPorte County Coroner Lynn Swanson identified the girl as Amy Ivey and said her cause of death was asphyxiation secondary to drowning, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported.
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Man gets 37 months in prison for threatening violence at President Biden's inauguration

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Chicago Heights man who pleaded guilty to threatening violence at President Joe Biden's inauguration has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.U.S. District Judge Ronald Guzman sentenced Louis Capriotti to 37 months in prison on Tuesday, after he pleaded guilty in October to transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. Capriotti has been in federal custody since Jan. 12, 2021, and will receive credit for the time he's already served behind bars.According to the charges, Capriotti falsely claimed to be an active-duty Marine when he left a threatening voicemail message for a U.S. House member...

Man jumps off elevated roadway after ISP shoots at him amid pursuit

LAKE COUNTY, Ind. — A man jumped off Cline Avenue at the end of a police pursuit Monday in Northwest Indiana, police said. At around 3 p.m., Indiana State Police received a report of a possible theft that occurred in Homewood, Illinois. While searching for the vehicle, Porter police received a 911 call regarding a […]

Two friends share horrifying experience of being carjacked in Homewood gas station

HOMEWOOD, Ill. (CBS) -- Two men recently went on a carjacking spree in the south suburbs – first carjacking two other men, and then a woman with children inside the car. Afterward, the suspects took police on a high-speed chase through Northwest Indiana before one of them jumped off a bridge just to get away. CBS 2's Jermont Terry talked to the two friends who were the carjackers' victims – and who described a harrowing and horrifying ordeal. They managed to escape without physical injury despite having guns pointed right at them. Kendall Knight and Khalil Newson are close...

Final Notice: 16 News Now Investigates Medical Debt in Michiana

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - Going to the ER or getting surgery is a stressful experience, but for many, the cost of that care takes an even bigger toll. Earlier this month, we told you about the struggles many Americans face when they are diagnosed with debt. But how common is medical debt in our community?

Glenwood Stays Perfect In CS8 Play With Extra Innings Win at Rochester

Glenwood got a clutch hit from Tatum Trotter in the seventh inning to give the Titans a 3-2 lead. Ali Sadler came through with a two out, clutch RBI double in the bottom half to tie the game and send it to extras. Glenwood scored two in the ninth to beat Rochester 5-3 on Tuesday to move to 17-0 in Central State Eight conference play. Trotter got the win on the mound, Cassie Feld drove in a couple runs for the Titans, who will look to finish the CS8 slate undefeated on Wednesday when they host the Rockets.

New athletic field coming to Little Village school this fall

CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot helped break ground Tuesday on a new athletic field at Farragut Academy in Little Village. She was joined by leaders from the city, state, community and Chicago Public Schools. The field will feature a new turf soccer field and basketball court. The project is...

Valparaiso Council interviews school board candidates

Two Valparaiso School Board candidates made their case to the city council Monday. They were asked to weigh in on the recent property tax referendum and the potential breakup of Porter County's special education cooperative, among other issues. Jennifer Buck said special education teachers deserve to be paid more and...

Glenwood man crashes into IDOT truck; charged with DUI

CHICAGO (CBS) – A Glenwood man is charged after crashing into two vehicles including an IDOT truck early Sunday morning. Illinois State Police said around 5:32 a.m., officials investigated a three-vehicle crash on I-94 southbound near 47th Street involving an Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Emergency Traffic Patrol (ETP) truck.The truck was stationary with emergency lights activated providing traffic control for a prior crash in lane three, ISP said. During this time, a white Chevrolet truck was slowing down for the IDOT truck in lane two when a maroon Chevrolet SUV driving behind struck the rear of the white Chevrolet...

Illinois man gets 3+ years for threat at Biden inaugural

CHICAGO (ASSOCIATED PRESS AND HEART OF ILLINOIS ABC) - A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for threatening members of Congress and to commit violence at the 2021 presidential inauguration. U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman sentenced Louis Capriotti, 47, of Chicago Heights...

Edison turns the light on for H-F girls track and Vikes head to state

Alex Edison is aiming high. The Homewood-Flossmoor High School senior will lead the Vikings girls track team into the state championship this weekend on the campus of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. “I’m planning on being on the podium for everything,” Edison said. “I want to win state for the...