VALPARAISO | Mikkal Valent should have been known as a hero for having suffered disabling injuries while in the military in Iraq, Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper said.
PORTAGE | A surety bond of $20,000 was approved Friday morning with the support of prosecutors for an Illinois man accused of violently attacking Portage police officers during a traffic stop Tuesday and shouting God is great in Arabic.
VALPARAISO | Judge Mary Harper minced no words Monday afternoon when she sentenced Kale Christman, 37, of Valparaiso, to prison time plus formal probation for his role in faking the loss of a $25,573 engagement ring to fraudulently collect $30,000 in insurance money.
VALPARAISO | The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and 60-year prison sentence of Dustin McCowan in the 2011 shooting death of his former girlfriend Amanda Bach.
MARKHAM | A longtime volunteer at Lansing’s Trinity Lutheran School pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations of misappropriated funds.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago man has entered into a plea agreement on a federal charge of crossing state lines to engage in sex with an 11-year-old girl.
CROWN POINT | After about two hours of deliberation Friday, a jury found a Chicago man guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a driver in a road-rage dispute last summer in Hammond.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. | A man charged in the 2011 death of a former St. John resident pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree murder, one of his lawyers said.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals rejected a sentence reduction request Monday from a Michigan City man serving 50 years for the 2011 murder of a Gary teenager, on top of a 20-year prison term for shooting at a Merrillville couple while driving on Interstate 80/94.
INDIANAPOLIS | A judge is likely to rule Friday on Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request to throw out the lawsuit state schools chief Glenda Ritz filed last month against the State Board of Education.
Valparaiso High School 2013 Homecoming Queen nominees, from left, Greer Brown, 17, Kathy Minko, 17, Angela Darrol, 19, Maria Yallourakis, 17, Kelli Keough, 17 and Alexandra Shideler, 17.
INDIANAPOLIS | State court officials released sample petitions Friday that Hoosiers can follow to begin the process of expunging their criminal records, though consulting an attorney before submitting the documents is still recommended.
February 1998: Gary Mayor Scott King unveils redevelopment plan for downtown Gary, pitching it as “everybody's neighborhood.” Plan includes steel, art and civil rights museum and possibly a minor-league baseball stadium between 8th and 9th avenues.
PORTAGE | Bond was reduced Friday for a LaPorte dentist, who has agreed to go into a treatment center after being charged with dealing and possession of heroin.
HAMMOND | Sentencing has been delayed for a Valparaiso man who has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.
VALPARAISO | A 14-year-old girl told jurors Tuesday afternoon about being molested when she was in fifth grade by Jackie Robson.
HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence a Belize man to 37 years in prison for a 2006 kidnapping and armed robbery of a Gary drug dealer.
MARKHAM | Donol Clark, who faces criminal charges for the death of his live-in girlfriend in Calumet City, had a brief status hearing Friday morning in Cook County Circuit Court.
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