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MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

God might give us only what we can handle, but that doesn't mean the Lake County justice system should up the ante.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos


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

Police: Man fought duo who caught him burglarizing garage

GRIFFITH | A 19-year-old man was arrested on allegations he punched one man and strangled another after they caught him burglarizing a garage Tuesday in Griffith, court records show.

June 25, 2014 8:08 pm

Two men charged with molesting 13-year-old Lowell girl

LOWELL | Two 19-year-old men are charged with handcuffing and molesting a 13-year-old Lowell girl.

June 24, 2014 5:02 pm

Griffith man pleads guilty to federal bank robbery charge

HAMMOND | A Griffith man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal charge alleging he robbed a bank using a toy guy painted to look authentic.

June 03, 2014 9:30 pm

Gary woman sues city, police alleging excessive force

HAMMOND | A Gary woman filed a Civil Rights lawsuit Friday against the city of Gary and area police, alleging officers beat her until she bled outside a liquor store and jailed her but never charged her with a crime.

May 30, 2014 5:00 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

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

Hammond man pleads guilty to child molestation

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man pleaded guilty Tuesday to one Class A felony charge of child molestation just six days before his trial was to begin in Lake Criminal Court.

April 22, 2014 7:35 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



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

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




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