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Man sentenced to probation in stabbing

Man sentenced to probation in stabbing

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was sentenced to 6 years probation after he admitted to stabbing his wife who wanted to separate from him, according to court records. 

17 hours ago
Death penalty sought against Blount

Death penalty sought against Blount

CROWN POINT | The man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield closed his eyes Wednesday as a judge read information about the state's intent to seek the death penalty against him.

21 hours ago
State to seek death penalty for suspected cop killer

State to seek death penalty for suspected cop killer

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield, according to court records. 

September 16, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Calumet City man accused of stealing car in Hammond

HAMMOND | A Calumet City man is accused of stealing a Jeep Grand Cherokee at gunpoint last month, according to court records. 

September 16, 2014 4:30 pm
Hammond man pleads guilty in shooting death of 10-year-old son

Hammond man pleads guilty in shooting death of 10-year-old son

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man admitted Tuesday to fatally shooting his 10-year-old son in 2011 before attempting to take his own life, according to court records. 

September 16, 2014 2:35 pm

Hammond man accused of trailing woman, beating her

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man is facing 14 criminal charges after allegedly following a former girlfriend and attacking her, according to court records. 

September 11, 2014 8:17 pm

Hammond woman accused of fleeing crash scene with child

CROWN POINT | A Hammond woman is accused of running away from a crash scene last week with her 6-year-old daughter, according to court records. 

September 11, 2014 6:15 pm

Charges dropped against second man in E.C. shooting

CROWN POINT | Charges were dismissed against a second man who had been charged in the shooting death of an East Chicago man. 

September 10, 2014 7:07 pm
Trio accused of robbing E.C. residents at gunpoint

Trio accused of robbing E.C. residents at gunpoint

CROWN POINT | When a group broke into an East Chicago apartment last week and robbed the residents at gunpoint, it didn't take long to recognize one of the suspects. 

September 08, 2014 6:35 pm Photos

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Griffith woman accused of child neglect facing criminal counts

Griffith woman accused of child neglect facing criminal counts

CROWN POINT | A Griffith woman is facing criminal charges after her 4-month-old daughter was treated for several injuries at a Chicago hospital, according to court records.  

September 08, 2014 5:36 pm
Gary man accused of molesting young girl from 2003 to 2006

Gary man accused of molesting young girl from 2003 to 2006

CROWN POINT | A Gary man is accused of molesting a girl from 2003 to 2006, according to court records. 

September 08, 2014 4:40 pm

Man found guilty in beating death of 60-year-old woman

CROWN POINT | For three days in December 2012, Dorothy J. Griffin slowly died at a local hospital as her brain swelled from injuries suffered in a beating inside her Gary apartment.

September 04, 2014 8:15 pm
Hammond family protests criminal charges

Hammond family protests criminal charges

CROWN POINT | A Hammond family protested Wednesday outside the Lake County Criminal Court building asking prosecutors to drop charges against a 17-year-old youth. 

September 04, 2014 7:10 pm Photos

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Man accused of breaking into firefighter's car, stealing donations

Man accused of breaking into firefighter's car, stealing donations

HAMMOND | A 36-year-old man is accused of trying to steal donations left in a firefighter's car at a fire station. 

September 03, 2014 8:32 pm

Jury hears evidence in Gary beating death

CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury heard evidence Wednesday of the chaotic morning surrounding a beating that led to a Gary woman's death.

September 03, 2014 8:20 pm

Lake Station man given five years probation in shooting

CROWN POINT | A Lake Station man who was accused of shooting at a woman Jan. 25 was sentenced Wednesday to five years probation, according to court records. 

September 03, 2014 6:45 pm

Hobart man charged in fatal stabbing back in jail

CROWN POINT | A Hobart man accused of fatally stabbing an East Chicago man during a gas station fight last year is back in the Lake County Jail. 

September 03, 2014 6:11 pm

Gary man, 76, charged with molesting two young girls

GARY | A 76-year-old man was charged Friday with molesting two girls for whom he baby-sat between 1994 to 2008, according to court records. 

September 02, 2014 6:38 pm

Man facing retrial in neighbor slaying rejects plea deal

CROWN POINT | A 20-year-old man charged in the beating death of his neighbor is scheduled to stand trial this week. 

September 02, 2014 5:45 pm

Merrillville man, 18, accused of firing BB gun at children

MERRILLVILLE | An 18-year-old man is accused of shooting a BB gun at two boys earlier this month on the Jonas E. Salk Elementary School playground, according to court records. 

August 29, 2014 7:30 pm
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