CROWN POINT | Prominent Lake County Democrat George Van Til's indictment Friday on felony fraud charges has local politicos wondering just how many more black eyes the party will take in the federal government's ongoing corruption probe.
HAMMOND | Federal authorities in Hammond announced the indictment Friday of a Pennsylvania gun dealer on nine counts alleging he conspired with two former Lake County police officers in a public corruption case involving firearms sales.
HAMMOND | A news conference scheduled for Friday will announce "several matters" relating to public corruption, the Hammond-based U.S. attorney reported Thursday.
HOBART | Police on Wednesday had in custody two men suspected of involvement in a home invasion, police Detective Sgt. Jeremy Ogden said.
PORTAGE | One man was arrested and a second suspect fled the police Sunday evening following a burglary at a home.
Disgraced Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas resigned from office Monday, just a few hours after pleading guilty to taking more than $10,000 in kickbacks for steering city work to a contractor.
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ORLAND PARK | Orland Park police are seeking information on the whereabouts of a Crown Point man suspected in a home invasion and shooting early Friday.
HAMMOND | An Illinois man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Friday for his role in a sweeping Latin Kings street gang, drug and murder conspiracy case involving more than 20 defendants.
HOBART | A 28-year-old Cedar Lake man stole copper from a Hobart business where he was employed and sold the items for profit, police said.
HOBART | A Merrillville couple walked into a Walmart and drove away with two computers for which they did not pay, police said.
HOBART | An 18-year-old Hobart man was charged Thursday in connection with a drive-by shooting at the downtown Dairy Queen.
HOBART | A 26-year-old former Auntie Anne's employee took a customer's dropped debit card and used it to purchase a notebook computer, police said.
MICHIGAN CITY | Authorities are hoping science can shed light on the identity of human remains found Friday in a wooded area west of Michigan City.
HAMMOND | A Portage man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison following his guilty plea to possession of child pornography.
HOBART | A 21-year-old Lake Station man stole from a lumber yard cans of compressed air which he inhaled to get high, police said.
LAKE STATION | Indiana Legal Services will provide free legal assistance to parents from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Edison Junior/Senior High School, 3304 Parkside Ave.
PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly making bomb threats at the Walmart, 6087 U.S. 6.
GRIFFITH | The son of a homicide victim made an emotional plea Monday for the public to provide more information about the kidnapping and slaying of his mother.
HAMMOND | A Gary man was arrested Friday on federal charges of receiving and viewing child pornography using a web-based bulletin board, U.S. District Court records show.
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