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Appeals court overturns Shelby man's child molesting conviction

Appeals court overturns Shelby man's child molesting conviction

INDIANAPOLIS | A south Lake County man convicted last year of child molesting and currently serving a 30-year prison term has won a new trial.

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Appeals court rules Hammond demolition order improper

Appeals court rules Hammond demolition order improper

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hammond man may get to keep his home after the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday the city panel that ordered it demolished was not impartial.

June 25, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Supreme Court: Competent translators required for limited English defendants

Supreme Court: Competent translators required for limited English defendants

INDIANAPOLIS | Justice requires criminal defendants with limited English proficiency be provided competent translators to explain their constitutional rights and enable meaningful participation in their trials, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

June 05, 2014 1:00 pm Related

Isom triple homicide appeal headed to Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The appeal of a Gary man convicted of multiple counts of murder and condemned to three consecutive death sentences for the 2007 slaying of his wife and two stepchildren will be heard Thursday by the Indiana Supreme Court.

May 26, 2014 7:30 pm
Supreme Court rejects M'ville killer's tainted jury claim

Supreme Court rejects M'ville killer's tainted jury claim

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court rejected the tainted-jury claim of a Merrillville man convicted of murder in 2012 after stabbing a patron at Hammond's Copper Penny bar, and ruled he's not entitled to a new trial.

May 11, 2014 11:30 pm Related

Judicial vacancy draws crowd of applicants

CROWN POINT | Some 21 attorneys, several with judicial experience, have applied to fill a vacancy in the Lake Superior Court, Civil Division.

April 21, 2014 6:40 pm
Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

Appeals court: No judicial discretion in some expungement cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Judges do not have discretion to deny a valid request for expungement of a low-level felony or misdemeanor criminal record, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

April 17, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Hammond pastor headed to court for building

CROWN POINT | A local pastor's battle to find a new home for his congregation will have its day in court.

April 13, 2014 7:00 pm

Company, E.C. look to settle waterworks lawsuits

HAMMOND | A dispute over a water filtration system installed at East Chicago's new waterworks may be settled out of court.

April 08, 2014 7:00 pm
Appeals court affirms 40-year sentence for partner in Jada Justice murder

Appeals court affirms 40-year sentence for partner in Jada Justice murder

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the 40-year prison term issued to Timothy Tkachik, the Hobart man who admitted assisting in the brutal 2009 murder of 2-year-old Jada Justice.

March 03, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Union asks Supreme Court to affirm right-to-work law is unconstitutional

Union asks Supreme Court to affirm right-to-work law is unconstitutional

INDIANAPOLIS | The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150, is urging the Indiana Supreme Court to uphold Lake Superior Judge John Sedia's ruling that portions of the state's 2012 right-to-work law are unconstitutional.

February 21, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday to determine whether a Gary man voluntarily confessed to murder or was improperly influenced by a Gary police detective who told him a black man can't get a fair trial in Crown Point.

February 06, 2014 6:30 pm Related

High court names temporary judge

GARY | The Indiana Supreme Court has named Senior Judge Steven King to temporarily preside over Lake Superior Court, Civil Division Room 4.

January 27, 2014 7:00 pm
Indiana Supreme Court set to umpire RailCats foul ball lawsuit

Indiana Supreme Court set to umpire RailCats foul ball lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | In contrast to the frigid chill in the air and piles of snow on the ground, baseball -- for many, the epitome of summer -- will be the focus of oral arguments Thursday at the Indiana Supreme Court.

January 07, 2014 8:00 pm Related
Zoeller asks Supreme Court to restore right-to-work law

Zoeller asks Supreme Court to restore right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has begun receiving written arguments over whether Lake Superior Judge John Sedia correctly ruled the state's 2012 right-to-work law unconstitutional.

December 18, 2013 5:30 pm Related
Decade-long Fieldstone Crossing lawsuit may be over

Decade-long Fieldstone Crossing lawsuit may be over

INDIANAPOLIS | A bitter 10-year legal battle between the first residents and more recent home purchasers in Crown Point's Fieldstone Crossing subdivision may be over.

November 20, 2013 8:45 pm Related
Appeals court affirms stepmother's 35-year prison term in Choate death

Appeals court affirms stepmother's 35-year prison term in Choate death

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the 35-year prison term issued to the stepmother of Christian Choate, an abused boy whose body was discovered in 2011 buried in a shallow grave at a Gary mobile home park.

November 06, 2013 6:40 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Merit selection works well, so expand it

EDITORIAL: Merit selection works well, so expand it

The selection of Sam Cappas as the new Lake County Criminal Court judge shows the merit selection process works well.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Video

M'ville killer asks Supreme Court for new trial

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether to award a new trial to a Merrillville man convicted of murder last year after stabbing a patron at Hammond's Copper Penny bar.

October 03, 2013 6:30 pm
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