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…
INDIANAPOLIS | What does it mean for a drunk person to "annoy?"
INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted last year of rape and sentenced to 60 years in prison has won a new trial.
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.
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…
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Dozens of Indiana state laws take effect Tuesday. Here are some of the new laws that may directly affect area residents:
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.
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.
PORTAGE | Five people were arrested Friday afternoon after a brazen shoplifting attempt at Walmart, 6087 U.S. 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | Police are investigating the theft of a salt spreader from Great Lakes Peterbilt, 5900 Southport Road.
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.
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.
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.
HOBART | A Portage man was charged with theft while employed as a clerk at the Hobart Walmart, police said.
HOBART | A 41-year-old Hobart man caused severe injuries to a relative after he beat and strangled her in their home, police said.
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