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Ex-One Region bookkeeper gets new hearing date

CROWN POINT | June 12 is the next court date for the former bookkeeper for One Region charged with stealing more than $33,000 from the social action organization that is housed in The Times Media Co. Munster headquarters.

May 22, 2014 6:42 pm

Ex-One Region bookkeeper fails to appear for court date

CROWN POINT | The former bookkeeper for One Region, charged with stealing more than $33,000 from the social action organization, failed to appear Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court for a scheduled omnibus hearing.

May 13, 2014 6:48 pm Related


Expert witness may be barred from murder trial that begins Monday

CROWN POINT | An expert witness in eyewitness misidentification  scheduled to testify for the defense next week in the murder trial of Samuel Lee Franklin became a lightning rod Thursday in Lake County Criminal Court.

April 18, 2014 5:35 pm

Hammond couple sentenced for 2011 shooting

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man and his wife were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the near-fatal shooting of a man in a Hammond parking lot in 2011.

April 16, 2014 9:45 pm
More witnesses testify in Austgen homicide case

More witnesses testify in Austgen homicide case

CROWN POINT | Video surveillance footage from Majestic Star Casino, an audiotape of a jailhouse phone call and the testimony of investigators played key roles in another hearing Wednesday to determine if the Alsip man charged with killing Griffith business owner Mary Austgen will be granted bail.

April 16, 2014 9:30 pm Photos


Gary man back in court after mistrial on murder charge

CROWN POINT | Nearly six weeks after a hung jury resulted in a mistrial on murder charges, Ahkeem Shakur Scott-Manna was back in court Monday for a status hearing and to request release on house detention.

April 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Hammond man convicted of four felony charges in rape case

CROWN POINT | A jury on Friday found Facundo Martinez Callejas, of Hammond, guilty of four of six felony counts, including the Class C felony of sexual misconduct with a minor, in a case dating back to 2010.

April 11, 2014 6:20 pm

Hammond man's rape trial begins

CROWN POINT | Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Hammond man charged with the rape of a New Jersey teen who was visiting the family’s home in 2010.

April 07, 2014 8:15 pm

Suspect in Austgen murder seeking bail

CROWN POINT | The Alsip man charged with murder in the slaying of Griffith business owner Mary Austgen appeared in court Tuesday to determine if he will be granted bail.

March 25, 2014 5:13 pm Photos




Griffith man pleads guilty to attempted child exploitation

CROWN POINT | A Griffith man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser Class C felony charge of attempted exploitation of a child in Lake County Criminal Court.

March 20, 2014 12:05 am

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

Chicago woman pleads guilty to five felonies

CROWN POINT | A Chicago woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lake County criminal court to five felony charges stemming from pickpocketing incidents throughout Lake County during 2012.

March 14, 2014 6:00 pm
M'ville man gets life without parole for murder of KFC manager

M'ville man gets life without parole for murder of KFC manager

CROWN POINT | The man who beat to death a Merrillville restaurant manager was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

January 12, 2012 4:50 pm
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