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Sexting teacher can remain in home despite proximity to park

Sexting teacher can remain in home despite proximity to park

VALPARAISO | Bryan Tyman will be able to stay in his home, despite its proximity to Olson Memorial Park and the Prairie Duneland Trail.

April 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Truman molestation trial begins in Valpo

Truman molestation trial begins in Valpo

VALPARAISO | A portrait of dysfunctional families, who were close friends and watched professional wrestling on TV twice a week together, was presented to jurors in the opening of the molestation trial of Christopher Truman on Monday.

December 16, 2013 7:00 pm
Trial delayed in Center Township double murder

Trial delayed in Center Township double murder

VALPARAISO | A third delay has been granted in the trial of a man accused in a double homicide at a home just outside the city limits.

October 22, 2013 11:30 am
K-9 comfort on the way for Porter County courts

K-9 comfort on the way for Porter County courts

VALPARAISO | Charged with the responsibility of handing many of the county's sex crimes and some of the other more violent offenses, Deputy Prosecutor Cheryl Polarek knows firsthand how stressful the legal process can be on victims, witnesses and even courthouse staff.

May 24, 2013 4:15 pm
Bond set for Dr. Agusti in sex assault case

Bond set for Dr. Agusti in sex assault case

VALPARAISO | Bond was set at $25,000 Friday for Dr. Jose Agusti on charges he sexually assaulted a female patient in his Valparaiso office.

March 15, 2013 5:30 pm
Reactions to guilty verdict in McCowan trial

Reactions to guilty verdict in McCowan trial

Attorneys and the family of Amanda Bach responded to the guilty verdict handed down to Dustin McCowan in the her murder.

February 27, 2013 12:58 am
Early release denied in thefts from Valpo senior's residence

Early release denied in thefts from Valpo senior's residence

VALPARAISO | A 22-year-old woman who stole money and rings from a 96-year-old Valparaiso woman while working in her home was denied early release from prison Tuesday.

September 04, 2012 8:01 pm
Judge: No delay in Aug. 13 McCowan murder trial

Judge: No delay in Aug. 13 McCowan murder trial

VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Judge Bill Alexa called a special hearing Friday to make it clear he would like to see the Dustin McCowan murder trial begin as scheduled on Aug. 13.

June 08, 2012 11:49 am Photos

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Lake Station man denies role in South Haven shooting

Lake Station man denies role in South Haven shooting

VALPARAISO | Lake Station resident Jason King told jurors Thursday morning he did not shoot a Gary resident Feb. 4, 2011, at The Warehouse bar in South Haven.

May 24, 2012 12:30 pm
Prosecutor: No altercation before shooting

Prosecutor: No altercation before shooting

VALPARAISO | Deputy Prosecutor Cheryl Polarek told jurors Monday afternoon there was no altercation before Lake Station resident Jason King shot a Gary man in the face while at The Warehouse bar in South Haven.

May 22, 2012 12:00 am
Valpo mom to join daughter in prison for heroin dealing

Valpo mom to join daughter in prison for heroin dealing

VALPARAISO | It turns out a Valparaiso woman will not be going to drug court while her daughter sits in prison after the pair pleaded guilty to dealing heroin together.

May 01, 2012 5:15 pm Photos

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Police believe Valpo woman molested at least one other boy

Police believe Valpo woman molested at least one other boy

VALPARAISO | Prosecutors believe at least one other boy may have been molested by a 21-year-old Valparaiso woman who made an initial court appearance Monday on charges of sexually abusing a 3-year-old Chesterton boy she was baby-sitting.

October 31, 2011 11:30 am
Zagorac's battery conviction upheld

Zagorac's battery conviction upheld

INDIANAPOLIS | The state appellate court upheld the misdemeanor battery conviction of Munster resident Brett Zagorac, who was found guilty last fall by a jury that cleared him on a count of felony child molesting.

September 28, 2011 11:00 am
Judge denies bail in murder case

Judge denies bail in murder case

VALPARAISO | Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper denied a request Thursday to make the unusual move of granting bail in a murder case.

March 24, 2011 6:45 pm

Man gets seven years in prison for sex attack

VALPARAISO | A Portage Township man was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum seven years behind bars after pleading guilty to sexually abusing his girlfriend's sister.

February 16, 2011 12:00 am
Portage workplace shooter given 15 years

Portage workplace shooter given 15 years

VALPARAISO | Nearly one year after Edgar Tillery opened fire with a shotgun at his Portage workplace, the 61-year-old was sentenced Monday to 15 years behind bars.

February 15, 2011 12:00 am
Special terms set to allow local doctor to work after sex battery charge

Special terms set to allow local doctor to work after sex battery charge

VALPARAISO | A special arrangement was made Wednesday to allow Dr. Abdus Lakhani to continue treating his patients at the Valparaiso Care & Rehabilitation Center while avoiding contact with a nurse he is accused of sexually assaulting on the job Sept. 12.

February 10, 2011 12:00 am
Rape charge dropped against man

Rape charge dropped against man

VALPARAISO | A felony rape charge was dismissed against a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman he used to work with at the local Bartholomew Funeral Home.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am
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