CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office will spend the coming weeks determining whether a Gary man should face the death penalty over allegations he ambushed Gary patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield earlier this month.
CROWN POINT | Carl Le’Elllis Blount, who was charged Thursday by Lake County prosecutors with killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield, appeared Friday for his arraignment in the Lake County Jail magistrate’s court.
Twenty years ago, the slaying of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman sparked a media firestorm that captured the attention of the nation, including Northwest Indiana's legal community.
MERRILLVILLE | Lake County's incumbent and veteran politicians got most of the love from the Merrillville Democratic precinct organization during its recent candidates night.
LAKE STATION | The combined Lake Station, New Chicago and Hobart Township Democratic precinct organization endorsed the re-election of most incumbent officials in next month's primary.
The establishment of a separate treatment facility dedicated to victims of sexual assault should be an eye-opener for Northwest Indiana.
GARY | An assistant professor of public and environmental affairs contends less money is being dedicated to public schools causing schools to become more impoverished.
The volume of sex crimes in the region is forcing some local hospitals to expand their care programs and may have created the need for a separate treatment facility dedicated to those victims, many of whom increasingly are children.
MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Juvenile Court judge said he is looking to find new ways to make justice less confining for underage offenders.
GARY | Indiana University Northwest will host Shattering the Silences, a public forum held twice a year on the Gary campus to address topics, issues and concerns relative to diversity and inclusion.
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library in collaboration with Indiana University Northwest will host a School-to-Prison-Pipeline panel discussion from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the East Chicago Public Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive.
GARY | A Gary woman whose last campaign for Lake County public office ended in a historic loss for the Democratic Party appears ready to face voters again.
GARY | More than 600 consumer complaints were filed Tuesday against a doctor who performs abortions at a Gary clinic.
GARY | You expect more from your family, Samuel Shaw said Thursday.
GARY | Five and a half years after a toddler was shot to death in his car seat, a fresh set of investigative eyes is reviewing his unsolved case.
CROWN POINT | Political foodies can feast on upcoming fundraisers that signal the 2014 elections are only nine months away.
The statewide, multiagency team formed to assess Gary's policing needs met for the first time Tuesday afternoon, but without anyone representing Gary.
GARY | City and county officials, law enforcement officers and clergy demanded laws requiring background checks for gun purchases and a total ban on assault weapons as well as more parental responsibility during Thursday’s National Day to Demand Action news conference at City Hall.
GARY | The Lake County Fairgrounds gun shows are an example of a potential source of guns that fall into criminals' hands, Indiana and Illinois law enforcement officials said Thursday.
Enrique Marks Jr. settled the question of whether to extradite him from Brownsville, Texas, by turning himself in to Lake County authorities after four years as a fugitive. The larger question of how to handle similar cases in the future, however, remains unresolved.
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