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Man agrees to 20-year sentence in Michigan City toddler's death

LAPORTE | A Michigan City man has agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence for the beating death of his girlfriend's two-year old son.

August 22, 2014 4:40 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Amicus briefs give Indiana a voice

The U.S. Supreme Court and federal appeals courts decide important cases impacting the constitutional rights of everyone, the responsibilities of businesses toward consumers and the relationship between government and citizens. Indiana and other have a stake in these questions.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Man pleads guilty to stabbing elderly man at Christmas

LAPORTE | A man who took an elderly woman's purse and stabbed her husband multiple times at a Michigan City shopping mall during the holidays has agreed to serve a 25-year prison sentence.

May 17, 2014 12:00 am

Crown Point woman sentenced for embezzling

HAMMOND | A Crown Point woman was sentenced Friday to eight months of home detention and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and $17,000 in restitution for embezzling money from a region bank.

April 18, 2014 6:00 pm
Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Judges do not have discretion to deny a valid request for expungement of a low-level felony or misdemeanor criminal record, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

April 17, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Bank robber hit with nearly 22-year prison sentence

HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced a convicted bank robber with a criminal history spanning four decades to nearly 22 years in prison this week.

January 24, 2014 1:56 pm

Repeat offender with multiple offenses over 40 years seeks leniency

HAMMOND | A Hammond bank robbery suspect led a 40-year life of crime, including a past murder conviction, his attorney conceded in Hammond federal court documents filed Friday.

January 17, 2014 6:30 pm

Illinois man sentenced in appliance theft case

HAMMOND | An Illinois man will have 18 months in federal prison to think about his financial betrayal of region business owners who had tried to help him, a judge concluded Friday.

January 10, 2014 3:52 pm

Michigan City woman pleads guilty in phony car accidents case

HAMMOND | A Michigan City woman admits to her role in a scheme to stage phony car accidents in the region in order to collect insurance payouts, court records filed Friday show.

November 15, 2013 8:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Criminal code reform on right track, tweaks needed

GUEST COMMENTARY: Criminal code reform on right track, tweaks needed

During the 2013 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly took positive steps in enacting the first comprehensive criminal code reform since 1977 in House Enrolled Act 1006. This was a significant step toward a better criminal justice system in Indiana.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am

Two Hobart men charged with burglary

HOBART | Two Hobart men stole items from the house of a neighbor and later pawned them, police said.

September 06, 2013 12:00 am

Gary man pleads guilty in Hammond robbery

HAMMOND | A 24-year-old Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to the 2012 robbery of BMO Harris Bank in Hammond's Woodmar section, during which a police officer was shot.

August 30, 2013 1:16 pm

Police: Gary man with master key stole TVs from apartment

HOBART | A Gary man used an unauthorized master key to burglarize a Huntington Cove apartment, police said.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

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

Hobart police asking for info about recent home burglary

HOBART | Police are seeking help in solving a June 17 home burglary reported in the 3500 block of County Line Road.

June 20, 2013 9:00 pm

Gary man charged with burglary from Hobart house

HOBART | A 19-year-old Gary man asked another man to burglarize the Hobart home of a friend, police said.

June 14, 2013 7:30 pm

Gary sex offender given six months for failure to register

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced a Gary man to six months incarceration Monday for failing to register as a sex offender.

June 03, 2013 6:02 pm

Gary felon given 51 months for possession of ammunition

HAMMOND | A Gary man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

June 01, 2013 12:05 am

U.S. attorney plans Friday announcement in public corruption probe

HAMMOND | A news conference scheduled for Friday will announce "several matters" relating to public corruption, the Hammond-based U.S. attorney reported Thursday.

May 16, 2013 6:15 pm
Salinas pleads guilty to federal bribery charge, resigns from council seat

Salinas pleads guilty to federal bribery charge, resigns from council seat

Disgraced Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas resigned from office Monday, just a few hours after pleading guilty to taking more than $10,000 in kickbacks for steering city work to a contractor.

May 13, 2013 3:20 pm
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