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CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Judge Salvador Vasquez denied a motion Friday that would have allowed a bail reduction for a Crown Point man whose trial earlier this week on a class B felony sexual misconduct with a minor charge resulted in a hung jury.
Editor's note: Due to incorrect information provided to The Times, a previous of this story in Wednesday's editions incorrectly identified the defendant. The defendant's correct name appears here.
The Lake County Jail is moving closer to getting out from under the federal consent decree that required changes at the jail.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners will temporarily maintain their climate-control contract with an out-of-state company while looking for cheaper vendors.
ST. JOHN TOWNSHIP | Police said they arrested two men who were target shooting Saturday after a 45-caliber bullet broke through a neighbor's glass door and lodged in a staircase.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council dipped into its health insurance fund Monday to cure a potential $3.5 million budget deficit.
The Lake County Council will hear many long-winded reasons for increasing spending for various departments, but the county's primary response should include just two letters: N-O.
Now that the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added its voice in the lengthy conversation over conditions at the Porter County Jail, it's time for the Porter County Council and commissioners to finally settle on a plan to ease crowding there.
CROWN POINT | It was make-a-wish day at the Lake County Council.
HAMMOND | A federal judge granted one-time Lake County Jail inmate Stacy Chervelle Striblin permission to move forward with a civil rights lawsuit against Sheriff John Buncich and members of his medical staff over contracting the disease MRSA.
More details emerged Monday about what sparked a fatal road rage shooting last week in Hammond.
CROWN POINT | A Chicago man was charged with murder Saturday in the death of an East Chicago man Thursday night.
CROWN POINT | Preliminary autopsy results showed no foul play in the death of an inmate at the Lake County jail early Thursday morning.
CROWN POINT | An inmate at the Lake County Jail — held on charges related to threats to blow up a local Veterans Affairs clinic and setting fire to a utility box — died early Thursday morning, officials said.
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CROWN POINT | The Indiana Department of Correction recently praised Lake County Sheriff John Buncich and his corrections staff for their operation of the county jail.
Lake County commissioners are expected to vote today to veto the income tax approved by the Lake County Council. The veto should fail.
GRIFFITH | Two men were arrested on drug charges Wednesday at the Mansards Apartments, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Department.
HAMMOND | A semi-quadriplegic man serving time for robbery at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City is pressing ahead with a lawsuit against Lake County officials over his treatment during his incarceration at the Lake County Jail.
The Lake County Council is playing "beat the clock" in voting on the income tax Friday. In doing so, it must set aside emotions and vote based on what the county truly needs.
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