| Jun 13, 2009
| 6:39 PM
(WGN-AM) - Police in northern Indiana say they shot and killed a man who unexpectedly left his home after a two-hour standoff and pointed a handgun at an officer.
The 34-year-old Hobart man was fatally shot by Hobart police.
Lt. Steve Houck says...
| Jun 22, 2009
| 1:03 PM
(WGN-AM)- FBI officials say they've received nearly a hundred calls on a tip line established to help find a missing 2-year-old Portage, Ind. girl.
The FBI set up the hotline on June 16 after they became involved with the case of Jada Justice, who...
| Jun 22, 2009
| 11:18 AM
(WGN-AM)- A teen was charged today with the killing of a Gary, Indiana gas station attendant during a robbery that was caught on surveillance video, Lake County, Ind. officials said.
Stephen Michael Haines, 18, of Gary, Ind. was charged with murder in...
| Jun 25, 2009
| 3:37 PM
(WGN-AM)- Authorities in northwest Indiana believe they have recovered the body of a toddler who went missing June 16 in Gary.
Although the recovered body has not been officially identified as that of 2-year-old Jada Justice, Lake County Prosecutor...
| Jun 26, 2009
A prosecutor says a body found in rural northern Indiana is believed to be that of a 2-year-old Portage girl who vanished more than a week ago.
Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he's quite certain that the body found Thursday afternoon in...
| Jun 26, 2009
| 9:25 AM
(WGN-AM)- A mother, father and their three children were killed early Friday when their pick-up truck was pinned between two semis on I-65 near Crown Point, state police say.
The dead were identified as Brian W. Workman, 33, Joanna L. Workman, 31, Ashley...
| Jun 27, 2009
| 4:56 PM
(WGN-AM) - A Hobart, Ind. couple fabricated a story about a 2-year-old girl being kidnapped in order to cover up the toddler's apparent beating death, prosecutors said.
Engelica Castillo, 18, and Tim Tkachik, 23, were each charged with murder, neglect of...
| Apr 19, 2009
Let's grow together! This year's One Seed Chicago plant is ... beans. All you need to do to participate is to, well, grow some beans. Any kind.
Lots and lots of plant sales this year. Don't have space to list them all; I've squeezed in...
| May 20, 2009
| 7:51 AM
Nine new cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Indiana, bringing the state's total number of cases to 105.
More: Health News
The Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday that five of the new cases were in Marion County, three in Lake County...
| Jun 30, 2009
| 9:08 AM
Police used a stun gun to subdue a man before he appeared in court on charges that he and his girlfriend killed a toddler whose body was encased in concrete and dumped in a swampy area of northwestern Indiana.
A Lake County magistrate entered not...
| Dec 19, 2007
Don't let the Disney name discourage you. Mickey Mouse won't be taking this hike anytime soon. If he does, he likely would become dinner for a red-shouldered hawk. There is nothing touristy about it.
The Disney Wilderness Preserve is a 12,000-acre...
| Dec 20, 2007
Aggravating a big banana spider by walking unknowingly face-first through his intricate web might be a little unsettling, but don't let that stop a hike through the picturesque Little Big Econ State Forest.
Just take a friend along -- and ask him to...