Northwest Indiana, like everywhere else, needs to put more focus on drug abuse treatment, not just incarceration.
The Lake County Council will hear many long-winded reasons for increasing spending for various departments, but the county's primary response should include just two letters: N-O.
HOBART | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey denies allegations by her estranged husband she has vandalized his apartment and car.
CROWN POINT | The daughter of Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey was arrested Monday and accused of breaking into her mother's home, sheriff's police said.
Calumet City police chief Edward Gilmore and Lake County coroner Merrilee Frey confirmed the body found near Lowell Saturday is that of Gena Chiodo.
CROWN POINT | Indianapolis forensic anthropologist Stephen Nawrocki has been invited to work on pending cases before Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County coroner's office is holding jewelry, a calling card, a pair of glasses and even a packet of suspected marijuana that belonged to nearly 100 deceased people.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey, a Democrat in office only weeks since the removal of her indicted predecessor, agrees with her Republican opponent that the job is "24/7."
CROWN POINT | Newly named Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey has wasted no time since her Sept. 15 swearing-in, from revamping office protocol to replacing defective equipment to revising the budget methodology, she said Monday.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's newest coroner unveiled an administrative staff Monday with name recognition and experience.
HAMMOND | Merrilee Frey will become the next Lake County Coroner on Saturday morning.
HAMMOND | Lake County's Democratic precinct committeemen are being called to gather at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 to name the next county coroner.
CROWN POINT | PJ Adams, a veteran law enforcement official, is serving as Lake county's interim county coroner in the wake of former Coroner Thomas Philpot's weekend conviction.
Political newcomer Merrilee Frey captured the Democratic nomination for Lake County coroner Tuesday in a race in which she secured high-powered endorsements from established party members.
Merrilee D. Frey
Merrilee D. Frey, forensic nurse examiner, has a proven record of working with victims of abuse. As coroner, she will continue to be their voice and work with families.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's spring primary offers voters a buffet of races among veteran officials, perennial candidates and bright-eyed newcomers.
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