As dozens of people descended on Chicago's Lincoln Park to enjoy a rare sunny, mild day, shrinking mounds of snow and growing puddles signaled that one of the cruelest winters in memory is about to get miserable in a whole different way.
Aaron Montgomery's house was not damaged by the tornado that roared through this central Illinois community. But when the twister knocked out power across town, he had to find a way to keep his 5-year-old daughter alive.
A man pulled a woman off a city bus in northern Indiana on Wednesday and fatally shot her in front of multiple witnesses before fleeing into a neighborhood where he holed up in a house with a 3-year-old during a police standoff.
Seven hairstylists who are fighting for a share of a $9.5 million lottery prize bought by a co-worker at an Indianapolis salon testified Wednesday that they had all agreed to share any winnings from tickets purchased at the same time as those for an office pool.
An Indiana man has agreed to plead guilty to charges alleging that he tricked more than a dozen teenagers from several states into stripping or performing sexual acts for him via webcam and then used recordings of those sessions to coerce them into making even more explicit videos.
Splintered beams and boards on a piece of charred earth were all that remained Sunday where three Indianapolis homes were leveled in a blast that killed two people and rendered homes for blocks uninhabitable.
Two inmates housed at different Indiana prisons ran a drug ring that distributed methamphetamine and heroin thanks to cellphones smuggled in by guards, according to a federal indictment that charges 40 people in connection with the scheme.