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Cops: Juvenile threatens to kill mom, dog

VALPARAISO | A 16-year-old boy was in custody Monday after allegedly threatening to kill his dog and mother, who was attempting to get him out of bed for a meeting with his probation officer.

July 30, 2013 2:20 pm

Treat all 17-year-olds as juveniles, commission advises

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois should stop automatically treating 17-year-olds charged with felonies as adults, a state juvenile justice advisory group recommended Tuesday.

February 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Lake County cops nab juvenile burglary suspect in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | Lake County police caught a juvenile burglary suspect wanted on a warrant after a call of a burglary in progress Saturday afternoon.

July 30, 2012 1:15 pm
Gwenn Rinkengerger sworn in

Gwenn Rinkengerger sworn in

Newly sworn-in Porter County Juvenile Court Magistrate Gwenn Rinkenberger speaks Thursday to supporters gathered at the Porter County Juvenile Center.

March 15, 2012 4:35 pm
Gwenn Rinkengerger sworn in

Gwenn Rinkengerger sworn in

Newly sworn-in Porter County Juvenile Court Magistrate Gwenn Rinkenberger, right, talks with Porter County Superior Court Judge Mary Harper Thursday after the ceremony at the Juvenile Center.

March 15, 2012 4:35 pm
Gwenn Rinkengerger sworn in

Gwenn Rinkengerger sworn in

Gwenn Rinkenberger, right, is sworn in as the new Porter County Juvenile Court Magistrate by Porter County Superior Court Judge Mary Harper at the Juvenile Center.

March 15, 2012 4:30 pm

Lake, Porter county juvenile officials reconsidering the use of detention

Juvenile justice officials in Lake and Porter counties are leading the way in an effort to reevaluate which young people need to be locked up and what to use as alternatives.

May 21, 2011 11:15 pm
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