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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.

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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



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

Lake County veterans treatment court to open in June

CROWN POINT | Some U.S. military veterans face myriad challenges when they re-enter civilian life, including homelessness, employment problems, mental health issues, substance abuse and encounters with the criminal justice system.

April 16, 2014 6:45 pm

Gary man pleads guilty to 2 separate burglaries

CROWN POINT | A Gary man on Tuesday admitted he burglarized a home last year while he was free on bond in a separate burglary case.

April 15, 2014 6:00 pm

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
Son, 34, charged in slaying of parents in their Lowell home

Son, 34, charged in slaying of parents in their Lowell home

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors have filed murder charges against the West Creek Township man accused of killing his parents last fall.

April 14, 2014 3:50 pm Photos


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

Man insists on jury trial in attempted murder case

CROWN POINT | A former East Chicago man charged with Class A felony attempted murder and two other felony counts insisted Thursday he wanted to be tried by a jury rather than accept a plea agreement with Lake County prosecutors.

April 10, 2014 8:15 pm

Hammond man gets 12-year prison term after conviction

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man received a 12-year prison sentence Thursday for his part in crimes against a woman to whom he and two other men offered a ride in Harvey in the early morning hours of July 28.

April 10, 2014 5:30 pm

Murder charges filed against Hammond husband

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors recently filed murder charges against a Hammond man in the shooting death of his wife in their home March 29.

April 09, 2014 8:15 pm

Cocaine dealer gets 10-year prison term

CROWN POINT | A Calumet City man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for dealing cocaine.

April 09, 2014 8:00 pm

Teen testifies against Hammond man accused of raping her in 2010

CROWN POINT | Emotions ran high in the second day of the trial of a Hammond man charged with the rape of a 15-year-old New Jersey girl who was visiting the family’s home in 2010.

April 08, 2014 8:00 pm

Hammond man returned to prison for burglaries

CROWN POINT | A 46-year-old convicted burglar who transitioned out of prison in 2013 and again burglarized homes was sentenced Tuesday to two 15-year prison terms.

April 08, 2014 7:45 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
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