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Civil lawsuit in Gary brothers' death moves forward

Civil lawsuit in Gary brothers' death moves forward

HOBART | A civil lawsuit is underway in Lake County courts in the deaths of two Gary brothers who died in a Hobart pit earlier this summer. 

September 05, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Appeals court awards new trial to Gary man convicted of rape

Appeals court awards new trial to Gary man convicted of rape

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted last year of rape and sentenced to 60 years in prison has won a new trial.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related

E.C. man facing trial Aug. 18 after sentencing deal scorned

CROWN POINT | David Nathaniele Jackson will go on trial Aug. 18 before Lake Criminal Court Judge Clarence Murray charged with two Class A felony counts of attempted murder and two Class B aggravated battery counts after heatedly rejecting a plea agreement last week.

August 05, 2014 12:05 am
Scott-Manna to be retried in September after first trial ended with hung jury

Scott-Manna to be retried in September after first trial ended with hung jury

CROWN POINT | Ahkeem Shakur Scott-Manna’s first murder trial in early March ended with a hung jury.

August 04, 2014 7:45 pm

Jury selection begins in child molestation case

CROWN POINT | Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Gary man charged with molesting the daughter of a former girlfriend over a period of years.

August 04, 2014 6:15 pm

Judge sentences Shelben Curtis to total of 50 years in prison

CROWN POINT | “Mr. Curtis brought a gun to a fist fight,” said Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas Friday in sentencing Shelben T. Curtis, 47, to a total of 50 years to be served in the Indiana Department of Correction for voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
Judge sentences 18-year-old Gary man to 61 years in prison

Judge sentences 18-year-old Gary man to 61 years in prison

CROWN POINT | Lake County Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced an 18-year-old Gary man to 61 years in prison Thursday for two crimes he admitted committing in Gary on March 17, 2013.

July 31, 2014 6:30 pm

Juvenile record plays role in sentencing of 19-year-old

CROWN POINT | As a juvenile, Timothy S. Shannon bounced around the criminal justice system, accumulating multiple arrests in Lake and Cook counties.

July 31, 2014 1:40 pm
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.

July 25, 2014 4:06 pm Video Related

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

Committee narrows candidates for Lake County civil division judge

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Judicial Nominating Committee selected three candidates Wednesday to fill the position of Lake Superior Court Civil Division judge. 

July 02, 2014 6:28 pm

Ex-One Region bookkeeper gets another hearing date

CROWN POINT | Yet another court date of Aug. 7 has been set for the former bookkeeper for One Region, who is charged with stealing more than $33,000 from the social action organization housed in The Times Media Co. Munster headquarters.

June 12, 2014 5:18 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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Homicide suspect to undergo mental evaluations

CROWN POINT | A Lake County Criminal Court judge ordered a man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend to be mentally evaluated. 

May 13, 2014 5:25 pm

Stellar turnout for Appeals on Wheels

CROWN POINT | High school students from throughout Lake and Porter counties joined veteran attorneys and court officials Wednesday in welcoming members of the Indiana Court of Appeals for what educators called a rare opportunity for teens.

April 30, 2014 4:58 pm

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

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
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