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Bond hearing set for man accused of SIU threats

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man charged with mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus will get a chance to make his case for being eligible for bond.

October 01, 2014 7:05 am
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Constitution Day

Gregory Rodriguez, of East Chicago, talks about his experience as a jury foreman in a criminal trial.

September 17, 2014 2:32 pm
Constitution Day

Constitution Day

A panel of former jurors talk about their experiences before a crowd of attorneys Wednesday. Dozens of attorneys attended the event to listen to the jurors' experiences from recent criminal trials.

September 17, 2014 2:29 pm
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Constitution Day

Attorneys listen listen to past jurors in Judge Calvin Hawkins' courtroom in East Chicago Wednesday. Dozens of attorneys attended the event to listen to the jurors' experiences from recent criminal trials.

September 17, 2014 2:30 pm
Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Judge Calvin Hawkins asks former jurors to talk about how the dress and appearance of a defendant can affect opinions.

September 17, 2014 2:26 pm
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Constitution Day

Maximino Carrasquillo, of St. John, relates his jury experiences in a special gathering of former jurors and current jurists Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 2:25 pm
Appeals court awards new trial to Gary man convicted of rape

Appeals court awards new trial to Gary man convicted of rape

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted last year of rape and sentenced to 60 years in prison has won a new trial.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Bond reduced after defendant apologies to judge

Bond reduced after defendant apologies to judge

VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford agreed Tuesday the lower the bond on a defendant, who had acted in an "obstructive and aggressive" manner with Bradford during an earlier hearing.

August 05, 2014 5:00 pm
Judge: Military hero turned child molester

Judge: Military hero turned child molester

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.

July 15, 2014 12:30 pm
Bond set for police attack suspect; psychiatric evaluation ordered

Bond set for police attack suspect; psychiatric evaluation ordered

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.

May 23, 2014 11:45 am
Prison time ordered in engagement ring fraud case

Prison time ordered in engagement ring fraud case

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.

May 05, 2014 5:30 pm
Appellate court upholds McCowan murder conviction

Appellate court upholds McCowan murder conviction

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.

April 24, 2014 9:45 am Photos

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Lutheran school volunteer pleads not guilty to forgery, theft

MARKHAM | A longtime volunteer at Lansing’s Trinity Lutheran School pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations of misappropriated funds.

March 25, 2014 3:30 pm

E.C. man accused of sex with 11-year-old girl accepts plea deal

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.

March 24, 2014 8:00 pm
Jury finds Singleton guilty of murder in road-rage dispute

Jury finds Singleton guilty of murder in road-rage dispute

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.

February 21, 2014 7:25 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Song duo Captain and Tennille divorcing after 39 years

OFFBEAT: Song duo Captain and Tennille divorcing after 39 years

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Man pleads not guilty in former St. John woman's death

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.

December 16, 2013 6:05 pm
Appeals court affirms 50-year prison term in murder of Gary teen

Appeals court affirms 50-year prison term in murder of Gary teen

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.

November 18, 2013 3:26 pm Related
Judge weighs whether to toss Ritz lawsuit

Judge weighs whether to toss Ritz lawsuit

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.

November 05, 2013 6:15 pm Related

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Homecoming nomination a dream come true

Homecoming nomination a dream come true

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.

September 30, 2013 9:22 am
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