INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to convert Porter County's juvenile magistrate position into a circuit court magistrate empowered to act, under a judge's supervision, on a variety of legal matters has cleared the first hurdle at the Statehouse.
VALPARAISO | A Portage woman is hoping to modify the 45-year prison sentence she was given in 2009 for shooting and killing an 82-year-old South Haven man that same year.
It's impossible to feel any measure of sympathy for convicted sex offenders, especially those who victimize children. The parent in me says hit these monsters with every possible penalty the law prescribes.
VALPARAISO | Bryan Tyman will be able to stay in his home, despite its proximity to Olson Memorial Park and the Prairie Duneland Trail.
VALPARAISO | A portrait of dysfunctional families, who were close friends and watched professional wrestling on TV twice a week together, was presented to jurors in the opening of the molestation trial of Christopher Truman on Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals has rejected a request for time off the 54-year prison term issued to a Porter County man who convinced his girlfriend to molest a child and send him photographs of the act.
The Indiana Division of State Court Administration recently published a special edition of The Indiana Court Times magazine. This issue is dedicated to addressing how the courts serve children in our state.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has rejected a partial ownership claim for a Portage steel mill made by a son of the late Greek entrepreneur who founded Beta Steel.
VALPARAISO | A third delay has been granted in the trial of a man accused in a double homicide at a home just outside the city limits.
INDIANAPOLIS | Asking a police officer during an interrogation, "Am I going to need an attorney?" is not the same as asking for an attorney, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
VALPARAISO | A welfare fraud case against a Chesterton woman was dismissed Wednesday at the request of the Porter County prosecutor's office.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Superior Court Judge Mary Harper accepted a plea agreement Wednesday for a Michigan City couple who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly, blind Chesterton woman they were caring for.
VALPARAISO | With little emotion, Reinaldo Figueroa III turned to the family of Frank Ivey on Wednesday afternoon and apologized.
The court system in Porter County now has a circuit court judge, five superior court judges and three magistrates. Each of these nine judicial officers has certain types of cases assigned to them. Last year 37,475 cases were filed in our courts, representing 32 separate case types.
One thing we can all probably agree upon is that our kids are our future and that we must do everything we can to make a better life for all of them.
VALPARAISO | A 30-year-old South Haven man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years behind bars after pleading guilty to a church burglary and auto theft.
VALPARAISO | A partial power outage Tuesday morning delayed numerous hearings at the downtown courthouse, including several motions in the case of a Portage man accused of fleeing after a fatal crash.
The Porter County Jail, as now configured and staffed, is overcrowded. The number of inmates should not be a surprise when case filings and reasons for incarceration are analyzed.
VALPARAISO | A 19-year-old Portage man accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash is accused of violating the terms of his pretrial supervision just a few days after a judge agreed to lower his bond so he could leave jail.
VALPARAISO | Porter County is turning to the federal government for help in tackling overcrowding at its jail.
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