Porter Circuit Court
VALPARAISO | With little emotion, Reinaldo Figueroa III turned to the family of Frank Ivey on Wednesday afternoon and apologized.
VALPARAISO | A co-owner of the former Bella Capelli Salon and Details faces up to four years on home detention and $150,000 in restitution after pleading guilty Tuesday to stealing from and defrauding the business.
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 | An attorney for a Portage man accused of fleeing after a fatal crash is seeking to delay the man's September trial and modify the terms of his release so he can work as a cook.
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 | After making an ill-fated decision to represent himself last month against a Class A felony charge of dealing cocaine, a Gary man opted Friday for the help of a public defender to appeal his conviction and 38-year sentence.
VALPARAISO | Portage officials have filed a lawsuit seeking to shut down an alleged illegal clubhouse along U.S. 20.
In March, a major change will occur in the landscape of the Indiana court system. Chief Justice Randall Shepard, now the longest-serving chief justice of a state supreme court, will retire. He has been our chief justice for a quarter of a century. As such, I have considered him to be my prof…
Porter County's courts are getting busier and busier. The data we are required to collect reflects the increase in our caseloads.
The Indiana Supreme Court addresses about a thousand cases per year. The cases are presented to them on a wide range of topics. Their jurisdiction includes matters such as mandates for funds, attorney and judge discipline, tax court matters, civil case appeals and, of course, appeals in crim…
For at least the past decade, Porter County has been a leader in Indiana in juvenile justice reform. As one of three family court pilot sites in Indiana, we have implemented many programs designed to assist children and families as they struggle through the juvenile justice system.
VALPARAISO | Sentencing was postponed Tuesday for a Portage Township man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his girlfriend's sister after she blacked out from drinking.
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