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Judge gives six years in "horrific" child abuse case

Judge gives six years in "horrific" child abuse case

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso woman was sentenced Tuesday to six years behind bars in a child abuse case the judge called horrific.

July 29, 2014 1:15 pm Photos

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Portage woman seeking to ease murder sentence

Portage woman seeking to ease murder sentence

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.

June 30, 2014 3:45 pm
Sexting teacher can remain in home despite proximity to park

Sexting teacher can remain in home despite proximity to park

VALPARAISO | Bryan Tyman will be able to stay in his home, despite its proximity to Olson Memorial Park and the Prairie Duneland Trail.

April 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Valpo lawyer accused of stealing from clients gives up law license

Valpo lawyer accused of stealing from clients gives up law license

INDIANAPOLIS | A Valparaiso attorney who allegedly stole $1.64 million while working for four related Valparaiso businesses has resigned from the state bar.

March 17, 2014 5:20 pm Related
Trial delayed in Center Township double murder

Trial delayed in Center Township double murder

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.

October 22, 2013 11:30 am
Fraud case dismissed against Chesterton woman

Fraud case dismissed against Chesterton woman

VALPARAISO | A welfare fraud case against a Chesterton woman was dismissed Wednesday at the request of the Porter County prosecutor's office.

July 18, 2013 10:30 am
Figueroa sentenced to six years for leaving fatal accident scene

Figueroa sentenced to six years for leaving fatal accident scene

VALPARAISO | With little emotion, Reinaldo Figueroa III turned to the family of Frank Ivey on Wednesday afternoon and apologized.

February 20, 2013 4:30 pm
Former salon co-owner pleads guilty to theft from business

Former salon co-owner pleads guilty to theft from business

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.

October 09, 2012 11:20 am

Man given seven years in church burglary

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.

September 25, 2012 6:00 pm
Portage man's attorney seeks trial delay in fatal hit-and-run

Portage man's attorney seeks trial delay in fatal hit-and-run

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.

July 23, 2012 11:15 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Concerted effort could ease jail crowding

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Concerted effort could ease jail crowding

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.

July 08, 2012 12:00 am
Gary man opts for help after failing as his own attorney

Gary man opts for help after failing as his own attorney

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.

July 06, 2012 6:15 pm
Portage sues to shut down alleged biker clubhouse

Portage sues to shut down alleged biker clubhouse

VALPARAISO | Portage officials have filed a lawsuit seeking to shut down an alleged illegal clubhouse along U.S. 20.

June 04, 2012 2:45 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Shephard has helped families here in NWI

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Shephard has helped families here in NWI

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…

January 15, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County judges face increased caseloads

Porter County's courts are getting busier and busier. The data we are required to collect reflects the increase in our caseloads.

July 31, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana Supreme Court made the right decision

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana Supreme Court made the right decision

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…

June 09, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Porter County a leader in court reform

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Porter County a leader in court reform

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.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am

Sentencing delayed for Portage Twp. man

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.

December 21, 2010 5:00 pm
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