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E.C. man allegedly strangled woman, confined her in room

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was charged Thursday after strangling a woman and barricading her in her bedroom, police said.

September 11, 2014 8:21 pm

Police: Hobart man beat girlfriend, resisted arrest

HOBART | A 38-year-old man was arrested early Thursday after severely beating his girlfriend in their Hobart home, police said.

June 05, 2014 7:25 pm

Women's center kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with needs "shower"

HIGHLAND | Fair Haven Center for Women will host its first Drive-Thru Shower for Wish List Needs on Saturday under the front canopy at Calvary Baptist Church, 9516 Kennedy Ave. 

April 04, 2014 12:00 am
Lake Station man's murder trial opens

Lake Station man's murder trial opens

CROWN POINT | A jury was seated Monday in the murder trial of a Lake Station man accused of killing his wife in September 2012.

March 17, 2014 7:00 pm Related


Years of domestic abuse led to killing, woman says

Years of domestic abuse led to killing, woman says

CROWN POINT | The murder trial of a 34-year-old Gary woman opened Tuesday with the state claiming the woman killed a longtime boyfriend after partying, and the defense claiming it was the toll of years of domestic abuse.

April 02, 2013 5:50 pm

Friends to honor homicide victim with benefit

LANSING | Friends of a woman whom authorities believe was killed last year by her live-in boyfriend plan to celebrate what would have been her 43rd birthday with a benefit for domestic abuse organizations.

January 18, 2013 12:16 pm

GFWC to award scholarships to intimate partner abuse survivors

Applications are now being accepted for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs’ Success for Survivors Scholarship, according to the GFWC Women's Club of St. John. This program aims to help intimate partner abuse survivors rebuild their lives by advancing their academic pursuits through a $2…

January 17, 2013 12:00 am
Husband gets 45-year sentence in Portage murder

Husband gets 45-year sentence in Portage murder

VALPARAISO | While struggling to describe the pain his family has suffered as a result of the murder of his mother, Matthew Hooper told a Porter County court Thursday that gunman Frederick Cashner Jr. has never offered an apology.

January 03, 2013 2:30 pm Photos


Remember women, children and seniors in need this season

For those of us that are fans of public television, the past week was a gift. In Ken Burn’s latest documentary, he covered the tragedy of The Dust Bowl and its effects on farmers and ranchers on the Great Plains. Like any story, there were layers to this tragedy that no four-hour documentary…

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
Family, friends want to know location of slain woman's body

Family, friends want to know location of slain woman's body

MARKHAM | The family and close friends of a Calumet City woman who police suspect was killed by her live-in boyfriend are left with many questions.

October 23, 2012 1:00 pm Photos




Quinn OKs Hutchinson-inspired fund to help sex assault victims

The new year will see patrons of strip clubs in Illinois paying fees that will be used to fund programs that help rape victims, following final approval Saturday of a new law by Gov. Pat Quinn.

August 18, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum draws attention to domestic violence

Forum draws attention to domestic violence

EAST CHICAGO | Local organizations capped off Domestic Violence Awareness Month this fall with speeches, discussion and a documentary viewing at the Lorenzo Arredondo Justice Center.

December 19, 2011 12:00 am

The goal is $10,000 in 10 weeks

CROWN POINT | St. Jude House is seeking community support to partner with the local division of the Lowe's Heroes Project to fund extensive renovations of the shelter's kitchen.

July 18, 2010 12:00 am
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