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As probe begins, Tony Stewart steps away from the track

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. | The collision was as common as any in racing. Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spun twice like a top, wheels hugging the wall, before it plopped backward on the dimly lit dirt track.

August 10, 2014 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Let law work by exploring efficient voting practices

Politics once again is on the verge of pulling a blanket over logic's head in Lake County, and a chance at more efficient voting practices could be the casualty.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am
Reynolds gets Democrat nod for Porter County sheriff

Reynolds gets Democrat nod for Porter County sheriff

VALPARAISO | Dave Reynolds handily defeated his opponent for Porter County sheriff in Tuesday's Democrat primary, but he said he isn't stopping to take a rest.

May 06, 2014 8:30 pm Photos


Lake County sheriff to speak Jan. 8 at chamber luncheon

HOBART | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich will be the guest speaker at the noon Jan. 8 Hobart Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave.

December 31, 2013 12:00 am

Lake County sheriff to speak at Hobart chamber luncheon

HOBART | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich will be the guest speaker at the noon Jan. 8 Hobart Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am

Stand-your-ground may be coming to Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely next year to consider specifically adding schools to Indiana's existing "castle doctrine" law that permits Hoosiers to stand their ground and use deadly force to counter perceived threats to themselves, another person or their property.

September 24, 2013 3:34 pm Related

State legislative panel studies criminal court bond practices

INDIANAPOLIS | The bond procedures that counties follow to release those accused of crimes from jail before trial were scrutinized Thursday by a panel of state lawmakers and court system leaders.

July 18, 2013 5:15 pm

Indy man arrested after high-speed chase on I-65

A high-speed chase Friday on Interstate 65 ended in the arrest of a 19-year-old Indianapolis man, who police said was driving a stolen car.

January 25, 2013 9:30 pm

Federal judge approves $7.2 million settlement in inmate lawsuit

HAMMOND | A federal judge signed off Friday on a $7.2 million settlement Lake County has agreed to pay to inmates who complained about jail conditions.

December 14, 2012 3:50 pm

Lake County releasing government spending analysis Monday

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are slated to release a study early Monday analyzing county government's spending patterns during the last five years.

December 05, 2012 9:10 pm

Lake County sheriff to speak at Feb. 8 Hobart Chamber luncheon

HOBART | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich will be the guest speaker for the Hobart Chamber luncheon at noon Feb. 8.

January 25, 2012 12:00 am

Dominguez mulls a run for Lake commissioner

CROWN POINT | Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez may run for Lake County commissioner next year.

August 08, 2011 7:00 pm

Feds, county lawmen detail fugitive sweep results today

HAMMOND | The U.S. Marshals Service and Lake County sheriff's offices plan to announce the results of a countywide felony fugitive operation today.

July 14, 2011 8:00 pm

Cops under investigation oversaw maligned jail fund

Two Lake County sheriff's officers named as targets in a federal investigation oversaw a department discretionary fund that went nearly unchecked in the past several years.

June 25, 2011 10:30 pm

Bill would allow cities, towns to seek patrol boat grants

INDIANAPOLIS | Cities and towns may be permitted to request Indiana Department of Natural Resources boat patrol grants if their county government or county sheriff does not request a grant.

April 07, 2011 6:45 pm

Council debates taking back spare money from sheriff

CROWN POINT | Newly elected Lake County Council members searching for spending cuts received a push back when looking at the county sheriff's budget.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
Task force busts region heroin rings

Task force busts region heroin rings

CHICAGO | Dyer and Sauk Village men are among 16 charged Tuesday after an investigation targeting two heroin distribution rings in the south suburbs that catered to customers commuting from Northwest Indiana.

February 10, 2011 12:00 am

Dem Sanchez files for Hammond mayor

CROWN POINT | Oscar Sanchez officially entered the Hammond mayoral race Tuesday.

February 01, 2011 4:30 pm

Indiana Sheriffs' Association is providing $500 scholarships

The Indiana Sheriffs' Association will award $500 college scholarships this year to qualified high school seniors or college students pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies, said Lake County Sheriff John Buncich.

January 24, 2011 11:02 am

Sheriff to reopen E.C. office Tuesday

EAST CHICAGO | Lake County Sheriff-elect John Buncich is reopening the office his predecessor abandoned two years ago in the county courthouse here.

January 03, 2011 12:00 am
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