Porter Circuit Court
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 Valparaiso woman was sentenced Tuesday to six years behind bars in a child abuse case the judge called horrific.
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.
VALPARAISO | Bryan Tyman will be able to stay in his home, despite its proximity to Olson Memorial Park and the Prairie Duneland Trail.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Valparaiso attorney who allegedly stole $1.64 million while working for four related Valparaiso businesses has resigned from the state bar.
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.
VALPARAISO | A welfare fraud case against a Chesterton woman was dismissed Wednesday at the request of the Porter County prosecutor's office.
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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