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DOUG ROSS: Same-sex married with children

DOUG ROSS: Same-sex married with children

When I heard about Thursday's two federal rulings on the legality of same-sex marriages, Jim and Paul immediately came to mind.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Related
DOUG ROSS: Put marriage ruling in political perspective

DOUG ROSS: Put marriage ruling in political perspective

Timing is everything. That's as true for politics and public policy as for everything else.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Gary councilman faces 10 months in jail

HAMMOND | A Gary councilman said he is "deeply sorry" for willfully failing to file income tax returns in a letter to a federal judge filed Friday in federal court.

March 21, 2014 4:30 pm

Gary man sentenced in Hammond bank robbery, shooting of officer

HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced a Gary man to more than 23 years in prison Friday following the suspect's 2013 guilty plea to an armed Hammond bank robbery.

February 21, 2014 6:45 pm
Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

Marriage amendment will not be on ballot in '14

INDIANAPOLIS | Eight seconds of near silence, followed by the sharp bang of a wooden gavel and the roar of cheers and applause ended Indiana's marriage debate — for now.

February 13, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Marriage amendment set for Senate showdown

Marriage amendment set for Senate showdown

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to decide Thursday whether to reinsert a prohibition on civil unions into House Joint Resolution 3, a proposed amendment to Indiana's Constitution that would ban gay marriage. State law already prohibits gay marriage.

February 12, 2014 6:30 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
Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am

Federal judge approves $7.2 million settlement in inmate lawsuit

HAMMOND | A federal judge signed off Friday on a $7.2 million settlement Lake County has agreed to pay to inmates who complained about jail conditions.

December 14, 2012 3:50 pm
Federal judge says sentencing requires tough choices

Federal judge says sentencing requires tough choices

CROWN POINT | Sentencing criminals to jail is a particularly difficult task for him, U.S. Federal District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen said.

August 08, 2012 4:15 pm

Child pornographer to pay victim far less than requested

HAMMOND | A federal judge Wednesday ordered a convicted child pornographer to pay his victim a fraction of what prosecutors sought in restitution.

June 15, 2011 4:05 pm

Civil rights claim in Merrillville-based gang leader's death dropped

HAMMOND | A federal judge threw out part of a lawsuit Monday regarding a Merrillville-based gang leader killed in 2007 by a federal agent.

March 28, 2011 5:45 pm

Judge dismisses wrongful death claim

CROWN POINT | A federal judge has dismissed claims under the Indiana Wrongful Death Act against former Lake County Sheriff Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez, former county jail Warden Bennie Freeman and four other county police officers arising from an inmate suicide.

January 27, 2011 4:48 pm
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