CROWN POINT | One of about a dozen Lake Superior Court judges will be first in line to take over a juvenile court system any politician would consider one of the sweetest plums in Lake County's patronage empire.
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.
CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court jury convicted an East Chicago man late Thursday of two counts of felony child molesting.
HAMMOND | Police shut down a South Hammond barbershop Thursday after two barbers there were charged in Lake Superior Court with selling cocaine and marijuana to customers.
INDIANAPOLIS | A 49-year prison term is appropriate for a Gary man who previously served 25 years for murder and killed his girlfriend's son seven months after being released from parole, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court jury convicted a downstate Indiana man Thursday afternoon of the long-unsolved murder of a Gary woman.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray gave a Harvey man a tongue lashing and four years in prison Thursday for trying to sell a machine gun in Hammond.
CROWN POINT | A 21-year-old man accused of intentionally setting buildings and a car ablaze while he was a probationary firefighter for Ross Township will go on trial the week of Aug. 22, Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray ordered.
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