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Man charged with Gary officer’s death arraigned

Man charged with Gary officer’s death arraigned

CROWN POINT | Carl Le’Elllis Blount, who was charged Thursday by Lake County prosecutors with killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield, appeared Friday for his arraignment in the Lake County Jail magistrate’s court.

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Parking lot melee breaks out after Garza hearing

CROWN POINT | A melee in the parking lot outside Lake Criminal Court followed an omnibus hearing Thursday for Hammond resident David Garza, who faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges for driving while intoxicated in a fatal traffic crash in Hammond in November.

July 24, 2014 6:07 pm

Judge cuts $200K bond in half for Gary man

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez reduced by half Thursday the $200,000 bond for a Gary man being held in Lake County Jail on multiple felony charges for attempted armed robbery, but the defendant will remain in custody.

July 24, 2014 5:51 pm

Trial date set for former Highland teacher accused of sexual misconduct

CROWN POINT | A former Highland High School teacher and coach charged in late 2011 with six felony counts of inappropriate relationships with three students goes on trial Feb. 16, if a plea agreement can’t be hammered out.

July 18, 2014 11:15 pm

Gary man sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing close friend in 2010

CROWN POINT | Lake County Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray on Friday sentenced 39-year-old Gary resident Steven L. Walker to 35 years in prison, with the last three years to be served on probation for killing his close friend George L. Lewis on Oct. 1, 2010.

July 18, 2014 11:15 pm
MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Gary man found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, aggravated battery

CROWN POINT | After deliberating for less than five hours, a jury on Monday found Shelben T. Curtis, 47, of Gary, guilty of felony Class A voluntary manslaughter with a deadly weapon and felony Class B aggravated battery.

June 30, 2014 9:45 pm

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

Judges await public's verdict on new jury capabilities

CROWN POINT | Martin Goldman is like a man planning a wedding next week, unsure of who on the guest list is alive or disappeared without a forwarding address.

May 14, 2014 7:39 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

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Hammond man being sought for rape

CROWN POINT | On Thursday, a grand jury indicted a Hammond man on multiple felony charges stemming from an alleged sexual attack on a woman on Oct. 20, 2013.

April 25, 2014 5:02 pm

Man sentenced to 40 years for killing Hammond woman

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison for strangling Denise M. Collier in June 2011.

April 24, 2014 8:25 pm

Franklin found not guilty of murder

CROWN POINT | After slightly more than two hours of deliberation, a jury Wednesday acquitted Samuel Lee Franklin of the murders of two Gary men on Jan. 14, 2013.

April 23, 2014 7:36 pm
Rape charge may have triggered domestic homicide

Rape charge may have triggered domestic homicide

GRIFFITH | Police continue to look for what triggered a murder-suicide Monday outside St. Mary's School where a Gary man killed his estranged wife

April 22, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Lake Station man gets 6-year prison term in wife's death

CROWN POINT | Convicted by a jury in March of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his wife in 2012, Troy Shawn Meyers, 46, received a prison sentence Monday of six years, less than the maximum of eight years or state’s advisory sentence of seven years, over the vigorous objections of La…

April 21, 2014 5:42 pm

Gary man charged with stabbing pregnant woman

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors late last week filed seven felony charges, including a class A felony count of attempted murder, against a Gary man for an alleged knife attack on a pregnant woman.

April 21, 2014 5:32 pm

Chicago man admits selling murder victim's belongings

CROWN POINT | A Chicago man pleaded guilty Thursday to Class B felony burglary for his role in a deadly robbery in Gary in September 2012.

April 20, 2014 8:45 pm

Judge: Pay restitution to victim or go to jail

CROWN POINT | A federal tax refund stands between a Hazel Crest man and up to 180 days incarceration in the Lake County Jail.

April 18, 2014 5:50 pm

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

2 charged in fatal Gary shooting

CROWN POINT | Authorities are searching for two Gary men charged Wednesday with murder in the Aug. 8 shooting death of a third man at an apartment complex where all three lived.

April 17, 2014 5:45 pm
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