A Times investigation on children's issues has won the 2013 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism from a Maryland-based journalism center.
Former Gary boxer Charles "Duke" Tanner's fight for freedom has taken a lyrical twist.
CHICAGO | The Times captured six Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism on Friday.
Times investigative reporter Marisa Kwiatkowski has won a national public service award for her ongoing series detailing Indiana's fragmented system of providing services to children in need of state services.
James Payne offered the necessary next reform for the Indiana Department of Child Services — by resigning from the agency he founded.
The Indiana Department of Child Services announcement Monday of a plan to help children in peril — severely mentally ill or developmentally disabled children who need intensive treatment — is a step in the right direction. These are children who were falling through the gaps.
Other than the Department of Child Services brass, does anyone really like the centralized hotline for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect? I have heard from a number of people who oppose it.
State Rep. Cindy Noe, R-Indianapolis, chairs the Indiana General Assembly's Indiana Commission on Mental Health and Addiction. She also co-chairs the Department of Child Services Interim Study Committee. This connection could prove useful for Hoosier children and their parents.
INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana judicial group honored a Times reporter Friday for her ongoing coverage of the struggles of families throughout the state in obtaining services for children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.
In Lake County, the numbers show, drunken driving offenses are not taken as seriously as they should.
The probable cause affidavit in the Christian Choate case is enough to bring anyone to tears. The details alleged in the 13-year-old boy's death and his tortured life are horrifying. Even worse, though, is that his death could have been prevented.
Indiana has reasonable rules to prevent convicted sex offenders on parole from living or working within 1,000 feet of schools, and some communities ban them from living near parks. So why should they be invited into schools on Election Day?
Jim Meinert was driving west on U.S. 20 when his heart stopped beating. The 29-year-old Hobart resident lost consciousness Aug. 4 and slumped over the steeling wheel of a Lincare, Inc. company van.
LOWELL | Thick black smoke poured from the windows and gaping front door of a home in the 300 block of Valley Court.
HAMMOND | Patrolman Frank Eggers expected nothing out of the ordinary when he pulled up to a home in central Hammond.
VALPARAISO | Tracy Millard had just finished his shift with the Valparaiso Fire Department last December when he noticed the plumes of smoke.
East Chicago dispatcher Tanya Scott smiles during an interview as she talks about picking up a "lost caller" and driving her to Hobart based on a 911 call. Scott was also "instrumental" in the apprehension of three men involved in a series of robberies in the city.
East Chicago dispatcher Tanya Scott took the initiative to pick up a "lost caller" and drove her to Hobart based on a 911 call. Scott was also "instrumental" in the apprehension of three men involved in a series of robberies in the city.
East Chicago dispatcher Tanya Scott took the initiative to pick up a “lost caller” and drove her to Hobart based on a 911 call. Scott was also “instrumental” in the apprehension of three men involved in a series of robberies in the city.
EAST CHICAGO | The 911 call came late in dispatch shift supervisor Tanya Scott's work day.
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