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GUEST COMMENTARY: ISIS killings are murder, not executions

GUEST COMMENTARY: ISIS killings are murder, not executions

As a U.S. citizen, having served in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years, a police officer for 20 years, a lawyer for 39 years and Superior Court judge for 25 of those years, I am angered and frustrated over the misuse of the English language in reporting criminal acts of the criminal orga…

October 09, 2014 12:00 am
Should annoying drinkers go to jail?

Should annoying drinkers go to jail?

INDIANAPOLIS | What does it mean for a drunk person to "annoy?"

September 18, 2014 3:17 pm Related
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

EDITORIAL: Tighten rules on youth league volunteers

The son of a slain Chicago police officer is upset – as he should be – that the Hegewisch Babe Ruth League allowed one of his father's killers to be named a coach.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

The U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity theft pale in comparison with the costs of paperwork, time and inconvenience imposed on the larger society in an effort…

July 22, 2014 12:05 am
Defense believes girl recanted molestation claim in earlier case

Defense believes girl recanted molestation claim in earlier case

VALPARAISO | A Hammond man is searching for evidence that the Portage girl who accused him of child molesting also accused her older brother of the same acts and later recanted her claims.

July 18, 2014 8:38 am

Many new laws take effect Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | Dozens of Indiana state laws take effect Tuesday. Here are some of the new laws that may directly affect area residents:

June 28, 2014 10:30 pm
Appeals court affirms 45-year prison term for Michigan City molester

Appeals court affirms 45-year prison term for Michigan City molester

INDIANAPOLIS | A 45-year prison sentence is appropriate for a Michigan City man who molested three children younger than age 10 during an 11-year period, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

May 30, 2014 6:00 pm

Whiting man, 68, sentenced in car loan scheme

HAMMOND | A Whiting man was sentenced to seven months of home detention Friday for his role in a fraudulent car loan scheme, the U.S. attorney's office reported.

May 30, 2014 4:30 pm

Five arrested in brazen shoplifting attempt in Portage

PORTAGE | Five people were arrested Friday afternoon after a brazen shoplifting attempt at Walmart, 6087 U.S. 6.

May 27, 2014 1:19 pm

Developer charged with stealing Riverdale funds

CHICAGO | A Chicago real estate developer who was a key government witness in corruption cases is facing federal charges after authorities say he stole $370,000 from Riverdale.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am
Porter County K-9 captures burglary suspect

Porter County K-9 captures burglary suspect

CENTER TOWNSHIP | A 31-year-old man met one Joker who was not wild about the man trying to flee the scene of a burglary, police said.

March 10, 2014 9:00 pm

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm

Dermody persuades panel to revise guns-at-schools plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, skillfully handled a controversial guns-at-schools proposal Wednesday during his first meeting as chairman of the House Public Policy Committee.

January 15, 2014 5:00 pm Related

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Suspects stealing salt spreader on Portage lot seen on video

PORTAGE | Police are investigating the theft of a salt spreader from Great Lakes Peterbilt, 5900 Southport Road.

January 14, 2014 5:37 pm
Appeals court upholds 54-year prison term in molest case

Appeals court upholds 54-year prison term in molest case

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals has rejected a request for time off the 54-year prison term issued to a Porter County man who convinced his girlfriend to molest a child and send him photographs of the act.

November 11, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Appeals court affirms stepmother's 35-year prison term in Choate death

Appeals court affirms stepmother's 35-year prison term in Choate death

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the 35-year prison term issued to the stepmother of Christian Choate, an abused boy whose body was discovered in 2011 buried in a shallow grave at a Gary mobile home park.

November 06, 2013 6:40 pm Related
Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate has invited lawmakers from every state to join him Dec. 7 at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia home, to discuss the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

October 26, 2013 10:00 pm Related

Portage man charged with theft from Hobart employer

HOBART | A Portage man was charged with theft while employed as a clerk at the Hobart Walmart, police said.

September 08, 2013 7:30 pm

Police: Hobart man strangled woman, broke table on her

HOBART | A 41-year-old Hobart man caused severe injuries to a relative after he beat and strangled her in their home, police said.

September 06, 2013 8:30 pm
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