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State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Grand jury does not charge LaPorte County prosecutor

A grand jury has decided not to pursue charges against LaPorte County Prosecutor Bob Szilagyi, who had signed the names of his ex-wife and a notary public on legal documents involving his divorce.

May 09, 2014 5:12 pm
Prosecutor wants to shut down popular La Carreta restaurants

Prosecutor wants to shut down popular La Carreta restaurants

SCHERERVILLE | A prosecutor wants to shut down two popular Mexican restaurants in Merrillville and Schererville after police seized more than $139,000 from them during raids in November. Prosecutors in Lafayette and Indianapolis have filed civil forfeiture lawsuits to keep more $3.4 million…

February 19, 2014 6:09 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Criminal code reform on right track, tweaks needed

GUEST COMMENTARY: Criminal code reform on right track, tweaks needed

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.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am

Woman charged in I-94 hit-run death

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.

August 30, 2013 2:00 pm
Penalties await gay couples trying to marry in Indiana

Penalties await gay couples trying to marry in Indiana

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.

July 06, 2013 11:00 pm

Prosecutors closer to obtaining tool to help endangered children

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.

March 19, 2013 6:15 pm Related

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For good and ill, adoption transformed by Internet

For good and ill, adoption transformed by Internet

In the emotion-charged realm of adoption, the Internet has been a transformative force, often for good, sometimes for ill.

December 10, 2012 9:00 am

Lake County releasing government spending analysis Monday

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are slated to release a study early Monday analyzing county government's spending patterns during the last five years.

December 05, 2012 9:10 pm

Prosecutor suspended from practicing law

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.

June 26, 2012 7:45 pm

Supreme Court reviewing misconduct allegations against LaPorte County prosecutor

LAPORTE | Allegations of misconduct by LaPorte County Prosecutor Robert Szilagyi are being reviewed by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.

April 03, 2012 7:45 pm
DOUG ROSS: Use proceeds for real economic development

DOUG ROSS: Use proceeds for real economic development

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?

December 27, 2011 12:00 am Related

No death penalty sought in gang murder case

HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against five reported gang members accused of murder.

June 20, 2011 9:45 pm

M'ville doctor seeks new lawyer, plea drop

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.

June 16, 2011 2:53 pm

Child pornographer to pay victim far less than requested

HAMMOND | A federal judge Wednesday ordered a convicted child pornographer to pay his victim a fraction of what prosecutors sought in restitution.

June 15, 2011 4:05 pm

Gary quadruple murder convict in court this week

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.

June 13, 2011 7:20 pm
MARK KIESLING: Competence may show need for appointments

MARK KIESLING: Competence may show need for appointments

It's very possible that the election of the new Porter County assessor could be turned into an argument for a county manager system.

February 14, 2011 12:00 am

Worker fired over timecard irregularities

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.

January 07, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: After 26 years, I've returned to my roots

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.

December 07, 2010 12:00 am

Accused Lynwood cop placed on administrative leave

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.

October 12, 2010 8:03 am Related
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