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Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys

Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys

MERRILLVILLE | Diane Pike believes the juvenile offenders at Camp Summit want the same things as every other teen their age.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Related
Life lessons cultivated at Camp Summit

Life lessons cultivated at Camp Summit

Editor's note: The names of juveniles quoted in this report have been changed to protect their identities.

September 13, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Judge sentences 18-year-old Gary man to 61 years in prison

Judge sentences 18-year-old Gary man to 61 years in prison

CROWN POINT | Lake County Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced an 18-year-old Gary man to 61 years in prison Thursday for two crimes he admitted committing in Gary on March 17, 2013.

July 31, 2014 6:30 pm
Cross-country cyclists contribute to Gary home rehab

Cross-country cyclists contribute to Gary home rehab

GARY | Thirty riders taking part in a cross-country bicycle journey pedaled into town Wednesday as part of the Fuller Center Bike Adventure, then spent Thursday working on rehabilitating two Jackson Street homes.

June 26, 2014 2:52 pm Photos

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Building dreams in Michael Jackson’s neighborhood

Building dreams in Michael Jackson’s neighborhood

GARY | In the five years since Michael Jackson’s death, his childhood home at 2300 Jackson St. has become a magnet, drawing family members and fans to honor his beginnings and his legacy.

June 25, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Hammond man gets 30 years in '94 Dyer burglary plea deal

CROWN POINT | The books are now closed on a 1994 Dyer burglary and rape.

March 20, 2014 12:05 am
State budget heads exhort agencies to tighten belts

State budget heads exhort agencies to tighten belts

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana budget officials have instructed state agencies and departments to trim expenses where possible in the wake of unexpectedly weak tax revenues.

October 12, 2013 8:32 pm Related

Pence ties state agency budgets to performance

INDIANAPOLIS | State agencies meeting or beating performance targets will be permitted to spend nearly their full appropriations under a management plan announced Monday by Gov. Mike Pence.

June 17, 2013 6:30 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: A rewrite of Indiana’s criminal code

GUEST COMMENTARY: A rewrite of Indiana’s criminal code

For the past several years, state legislators from both parties have been working with prosecutors, judges, public defenders and many other experts to reduce recidivism - the number of repeat offenders - in Indiana by overhauling the laws governing our criminal justice system. The end result…

March 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Region lawmaker to shape state budget

INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time since 2007, a Northwest Indiana lawmaker will play a significant role in deciding how the state spends some $30 billion over the next two years.

March 11, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Probe mental health care in prisons

Incoming Gov. Mike Pence should make it one of his first tasks to address concerns about how mentally ill inmates are treated in the Department of Correction system.

January 10, 2013 12:00 am

Attorney general candidate seeks reform of child services dept., sex offender registry

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Kay Fleming promised Wednesday to lead reform of the Department of Child Services and seek improvements to the state's sex offender registry if she is elected Indiana attorney general.

August 22, 2012 8:30 pm
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