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Man found dead in Gary homicide identified

GARY | A man found dead in a vacant home in Gary last month has been identified with the help of DNA, coroner's office investigators said.

May 28, 2014 11:34 am

Job fair hosts companies looking to fill more than 100 positions

Anyone who is looking for a job in Northwest Indiana might want to clear their calendar Tuesday afternoon.

November 08, 2013 12:00 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

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June 10, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Patenting genes could jeopardize future discoveries

YOUNG VOICES: Patenting genes could jeopardize future discoveries

Scientists are developing bio-engineered organs, water was discovered on Mars, and a man jumped from 24 miles in the stratosphere back to Earth. Science and discovery are peaking; science and discovery are, put simply, American.

February 18, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Readers ask about 'Jeffersons' actor Hemsley's final chapter

OFFBEAT: Readers ask about 'Jeffersons' actor Hemsley's final chapter

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 15, 2012 12:00 am

Portage man, 53, charged with residential entry through DNA link

HOBART | The DNA of a 53-year-old Portage man linked him to an Oct. 6 Hobart house break-in, police said.

March 30, 2012 5:15 pm

Prosecutors: DNA match leads to charges in 2002 Munster rape case

CROWN POINT | Prosecutors on Monday charged a Hammond man with rape after his DNA matched samples from crimes in other states, according to court records.

March 12, 2012 8:45 pm
DNA test shows missing 19-year-old was Gacy victim

DNA test shows missing 19-year-old was Gacy victim

CHICAGO | After her older brother disappeared in 1976, Laura O'Leary suspected the 19-year-old construction worker probably had died at the hands of John Wayne Gacy. But the family was never able to prove it.

November 29, 2011 4:45 pm Photos

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Judge allows DNA sample from murder suspect in teacher slaying

Judge allows DNA sample from murder suspect in teacher slaying

CROWN POINT | A DNA sample will be collected from a Merrillville 16-year-old charged in the slaying of an 80-year-old Gary teacher.

August 08, 2011 7:30 pm Photos

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Former Gary man convicted of 1992 cold-case murder

CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court jury convicted a downstate Indiana man Thursday afternoon of the long-unsolved murder of a Gary woman.

June 30, 2011 9:45 pm
Ind. Supreme Court OKs taking of cheek swab DNA sample

Ind. Supreme Court OKs taking of cheek swab DNA sample

INDIANAPOLIS | Likening the taking of a cheek swab DNA sample to police fingerprinting a criminal suspect, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers do not have a right to consult an attorney prior to giving up their DNA.

June 30, 2011 4:00 pm Related
PDF: Indiana Supreme Court ruling in Garcia-Torres v. State

PDF: Indiana Supreme Court ruling in Garcia-Torres v. State

Likening the taking of a cheek swab DNA sample to police fingerprinting a criminal suspect, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers do not have a right to consult an attorney prior to giving up their DNA

June 30, 2011 3:30 pm
Calumet students track DNA clues

Calumet students track DNA clues

Penny Beerntsen, a speaker/advocate on criminal justice issues, tells how she had a hand in a wrongful conviction. Behind her is a mug shot of Steven Avery, the man who was wrongly convicted and later exonerated thanks to the Wisconsin Innocence Project. Beerntsen was speaking to sophomores …

February 06, 2011 6:20 pm
Calumet students track DNA clues

Calumet students track DNA clues

From left, Kayla Brooks and Amanda Bratton, sophomores at Calumet High School, talk with Catherine Schur, a student at Northwestern University School of Law, after Schur gave a presentation about DNA and wrongful convictions to sophomores at the school.

February 06, 2011 6:21 pm
Calumet students track DNA clues

Calumet students track DNA clues

Sophomore Haley Johnson listens to a presentation on wrongful convictions given by Northwestern University School of Law as part of her biohealth course at Calumet High.

February 06, 2011 6:21 pm
Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

This photo provided by The International Group For Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) shows researchers working last month at the dig site on the uninhabited island of Nikumaroro, in the South Pacific. Researchers say they found bone fragments that could help prove that famed aviator Amelia…

January 30, 2011 12:00 am

Gary man wrongfully convicted of rape sues Hammond, city police

A Gary man wrongfully convicted of raping and robbing an employee at a Hammond gas station now is suing the city and some of its police officers after he spent more than 17 years behind bars.

October 06, 2010 12:00 am
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