During the 2013 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly took positive steps in enacting the first comprehensive criminal code reform since 1977 in House Enrolled Act 1006. This was a significant step toward a better criminal justice system in Indiana.
VALPARAISO | Charges have been filed by the Porter County Prosecutor's Office against a Portage woman for the hit-and-run death of Ricky Kimble, of LaPorte, on Aug. 4 as he walked along Interstate 94.
INDIANAPOLIS | A same-sex couple applying for a marriage license in Indiana, where gay marriage is expressly prohibited by law, could face up to three years in prison for submitting the application to their county clerk -- even if it's denied.
INDIANAPOLIS | Prosecutors are one step closer to being able to intervene on behalf of an abused or mentally ill child without going through the Department of Child Services or charging the child with a crime.
In the emotion-charged realm of adoption, the Internet has been a transformative force, often for good, sometimes for ill.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are slated to release a study early Monday analyzing county government's spending patterns during the last five years.
LAPORTE | LaPorte County Prosecutor Robert Szilagyi will have his license to practice law suspended for 60 days for acts of forgery on documents stemming from a divorce.
LAPORTE | Allegations of misconduct by LaPorte County Prosecutor Robert Szilagyi are being reviewed by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.
Sometimes an act is criminal, sometimes it's illegal but not criminal, sometimes it's legal but wrong. Where does Chesterton's misuse of Major Moves money fit among those three categories?
HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against five reported gang members accused of murder.
HAMMOND | A Merrillville doctor has fired his attorney as he awaits sentencing on a federal drug charge to which he claims he was coerced to plead guilty.
HAMMOND | A federal judge Wednesday ordered a convicted child pornographer to pay his victim a fraction of what prosecutors sought in restitution.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man whose 240-year prison sentence in a quadruple murder was overturned is due in Lake County court Wednesday, possibly to again face charges.
It's very possible that the election of the new Porter County assessor could be turned into an argument for a county manager system.
PORTAGE | A Portage Utility Department employee was fired last fall after an investigation by the Indiana State Board of Accounts showed irregularities with the employee's timecard.
It's been quite an interesting journey to be the public information officer at the Lake County prosecutor's office for 26 years. But alas, my position was eliminated, and now is the perfect time to return to my roots -- writing for The Times.
LYNWOOD | The Lynwood police officer charged with murder in connection with last week's bistate shootings has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, Lynwood Police Chief Russell Pearson said Tuesday morning.
One of the victims who survived last week's bistate shooting spree told family members the gunman said something eerie before opening fire.
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