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Police arrest 29 people in warrant sweep

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. -- Michigan City Police conducted a warrant sweep Thursday and arrested 29 people. The Fugitive Apprehension Team provided over 20 officers and detectives with the names and possible locations of wanted subjects. “Cpl. Nick Krause (F.A.S.T. Commander) and Cpl. Kelley Kennedy (Warrants Division) are to be commended...
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Twin sisters were seriously hurt by thief while trying to get car back in south suburbs

CALUMET CITY, Ill. (CBS) -- A pair of twin sisters were seriously hurt a while back after trying to get their stolen car back at a south suburban gas station. As CBS 2's Jermont Terry reported Thursday night, the thief pulled into the Citgo station on Sibley Boulevard and Madison Avenue in Calumet City moments after stealing the car. But what played out next left the twin sisters in a scary and dangerous situation – which cameras captured in the gas station parking lot. On the video, a man is seen fighting the two sisters as they try to...
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Crown Point Police & Fire were called to the water tower for a suicidal male climbing.

On Friday, July 1st, around 8:30 AM, across from the Lake County Government Center, Crown Point Police & Fire were called to the water tower for a suicidal male climbing. Lake County Sheriff’s Department Deputies responded immediately and were able to coax him down calmly after a short time. There were no injuries reported but the Crown Point Fire Department transported the male for an evaluation at a local hospital, Crown Point Fire Chief Mark Baumgardner Jr. said.

Lost hikers found in Monroe Co. wilderness

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A couple from Valparaiso were found after going missing in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness of the Hoosier National Forest outside of Bloomington. According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, a 44-year-old man called 911 at approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday after he and his wife became lost while hiking in […]

Munster police officer injured in crash with off-duty cop, while trying to stop speeder

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Munster, Indiana, police officer was injured Wednesday night, when he crashed his squad car into an off-duty officer's pickup truck while trying to pull over a speeding driver.Indiana State Police said the crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Ridge Road and Beech Avenue.Before the crash, Munster Police Officer Bradley Riemerts was headed west on Ridge Road in his marked police vehicle, trying to catch up to a speeding vehicle to make a traffic stop, police said.Before he could catch up to the speeder, a white Chevrolet pickup truck turned in front of...

Roof collapses in fire at vacant commercial building in Gary, Indiana

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The roof of a vacant commercial building collapsed Thursday morning in Gary, Indiana, as firefighters responded to a fire.The Gary Fire Department said the fire started at 10:20 a.m. at 3820 Broadway.No one was injured during the fire, but the roof of the building collapsed.No other buildings were damaged.Fire crews were still on the scene early Thursday afternoon chasing hotspots.The cause of the fire is under investigation.

New Indiana law aims to address state's nursing shortage

HAMMOND, INDIANA (CBS) - A new law kicked in Indiana aims at increasing the number of nurses in the state to address what health care workers call a critical shortage.The goal is to help nursing programs accept more students and eventually increase the workforce. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas went to Franciscan Health in Hammond to see how it will work.Ina Hodges of Franciscan Health said thanks to the new law , said she hopes the new law will encourage more students to enroll in the state's nursing schools."We're pretty excited about it because it's gonna open the pipeline for us,"...

Docs: Police arrest brother for killing sister while her kids at home

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A 30-year-old man was arrested after the shooting death of his 37-year-old sister Wednesday night at a home on the far southwest side of Indianapolis. Krystopher Monroe, of Gary, was listed Thursday afternoon as an inmate in the Marion County jail on a preliminary charge of murder. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will decide what charges to file against Monroe in the death of Ashlee Atkins. A court date was set for Tuesday morning, online jail data says.
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Michiana Crime Stoppers presents Fugitive Friday for July 1, 2022

Michiana Crime Stoppers presents Fugitive Friday for July 1, 2022. If your anonymous tips lead to the arrest of one of these features, you could receive a $200 reward. Joshua Chism is wanted for Failure to Appear for the original charges of Theft and Probation Violation for the original conviction of Auto Theft.

IMPD makes arrest in deadly shooting of ride-share driver

INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD homicide detectives arrested 24-year-old Devin Powell in connection to the deadly shooting of a ride-share driver Thursday morning. Just before 6 a.m. on June 30, IMPD officers were called to an apartment complex in the 3000 block of Rolling Dunes Drive, off Waterfront Parkway near the I-465 and I-74 interchange.

Man wanted in connection to Portage gas station shooting

It's time to celebrate summer, and there's no better place to do it than at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds. ‘Battle of the Barns’ at St. Joseph County 4-H Fair. While some barns might have a friendly rival with the others, this year's “Battle of the Barns” is all about camaraderie.

Munster Officer dismissed from his post after disastrous accident

While traveling on the 1400 block of the Munster Police Officer Ridge Road, he observed a violator traveling west at high speed and getting in and out of traffic. The officer made a U-turn on Ridge Road and attempted to catch the violator. Police reported that in the Ridge Road...

After 17 years in prison, Charles Alexander credits reentry program with changing his life

CALUMET CITY, Ill. (CBS) -- Charles Alexander was on the streets at 15, and spent 17 years behind bars knowing he wanted to do something else. Now, he is running his own business – and he told CBS 2's Tara Molina a reentry program based in Chicago made all the difference. He also said he wants to help make that same difference for others now. When Alexander got out of prison in 2021, he knew what he wanted to do. But making it happen was another story. So he chose to find a way. And a year and a half...

Will This Portage Mother Land on the Cover of Maxim?

Voting for this Portage mother and business owner could get her on the cover of Maxim and help Homes for Wounded Warriors. Maxim Magazine recently launched a cover girl competition. You can vote for your favorite potential cover girl one time for free. After that, you can pay for votes with all of the money going to a great cause according to,