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Son of former Dolton mayor charged with tax crime

CHICAGO | Victor Shaw, the son of late Dolton Mayor William Shaw, was charged Friday with six misdemeanor counts of failing to file federal income tax returns between 2007 and 2012.

April 14, 2014 7:15 pm

Evidence thrown out in federal gun, drug case

HAMMOND | Evidence found during a search of the home of a Gary man accused of federal gun and drug crimes will not be allowed to be used against him after a U.S. District judge found the search warrant used by police was deficient.

April 07, 2014 8:00 pm

E.C. man seeks 16-year term in Imperial Gangster plea deal

HAMMOND | An East Chicago man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering as part of a larger investigation into the area's Imperial Gangster gang.

September 11, 2013 12:05 am

Salinas lawyer withdrawing from appeal

HAMMOND | The lawyer for former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas is withdrawing as his attorney from Salinas' appeal.

September 10, 2013 7:52 pm

Salinas gets 42 months for political bribes

HAMMOND | Former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas pleaded for leniency Tuesday, hoping his 20 years in public service would abate a stiff prison sentence for his federal bribery crimes.

August 13, 2013 5:15 pm
Scott King

Scott King

February 1998: Gary Mayor Scott King unveils redevelopment plan for downtown Gary, pitching it as “everybody's neighborhood.” Plan includes steel, art and civil rights museum and possibly a minor-league baseball stadium between 8th and 9th avenues.

August 08, 2013 9:57 am
Scott King

Scott King

Scott King

August 08, 2013 9:57 am

Help combating violence trickling into Gary

GARY | Gary's calls for help are being heard.

August 01, 2013 8:15 pm

Feds want life — again — for Hammond man who murdered gun shop owner in 2000

HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors are again asking that a Hammond man be sentenced to life for robbing and killing a gun shop owner 13 years ago.

July 30, 2013 7:00 pm

Federal child assault, porn trial against Fla. man begins

HAMMOND | The federal trial of a Florida man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy for two weeks in Indiana began in court Monday.

July 29, 2013 7:30 pm

Judge denies former teacher's request to dismiss part of suit

HAMMOND | A federal judge has denied a former Crown Point teacher's request to dismiss part of a lawsuit filed by a student who claims the teacher sexually harassed her.

July 23, 2013 7:15 pm

Feds listen to region transportation needs

Federal transportation officials heard a litany of complaints about the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and region transit on Wednesday at a hearing at Indiana University Northwest.

June 19, 2013 4:00 pm
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse

Lake County Surveyor George Van Til arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse

Lake County Surveyor George Van Til, right, arrives Monday at the federal courthouse in Hammond with his attorney, Scott King.

May 20, 2013 12:02 pm
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse

Lake County Surveyor George Van Til arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse

Lake County Surveyor George Van Til, right, arrives Monday, May 20, at the federal courthouse in Hammond with his attorney, Scott King.

May 20, 2013 12:02 pm

Merrillville man charged in pot, cocaine case takes plea deal

MERRILLVILLE | A Merrillville man accused of being part of a drug ring that netted more than $450,000 accepted a plea deal Thursday, according to court records.

February 28, 2013 7:00 pm
Local transportation funds cut under federal bill

Local transportation funds cut under federal bill

A civil engineer  checks a hole in the newly paved Meridian Road and 950 North in Liberty Township during a final walk-through of the project funded with federal stimulus money in 2010. The new federal transportation bill passed by Congress and signed by the president last year cuts funding …

February 12, 2013 3:00 pm
Former Hammond Baptist pastor pleads in underage sex case

Former Hammond Baptist pastor pleads in underage sex case

Former Pastor Jack Schaap, second from right, his wife, his attorney and members of his family arrive Sept. 19 at U.S. District Court in Hammond for his initial hearing. Schaap signed a plea agreement with prosecutors Tuesday admitting to the charge of transporting a minor across state lines…

December 29, 2012 5:21 pm
E.C. councilman agrees to plead guilty to failing to file taxes

E.C. councilman agrees to plead guilty to failing to file taxes

Juda Parks, left, an East Chicago police officer and councilman, walks into the federal courthouse in Hammond on Tuesday with his attorney, John Cantrell. Under a proposed plea agreement, Parks has agreed to pay $15,000 in unpaid taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

October 09, 2012 11:35 am
E.C. councilman agrees to plead guilty to failing to file taxes

E.C. councilman agrees to plead guilty to failing to file taxes

Juda Parks, left, an East Chicago police officer and councilman, walks Tuesday outside the federal courthouse in Hammond. Parks is accused of failing to file taxes in 2008 and 2009.

October 09, 2012 11:35 am
E.C. councilman agrees to plead guilty to failing to file taxes

E.C. councilman agrees to plead guilty to failing to file taxes

Juda Parks, left, an East Chicago police officer and councilman, walks into the federal courthouse in Hammond on Tuesday with his attorney, John Cantrell. Parks made an initial appearance on two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns.

October 09, 2012 11:35 am
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