The Times spoke with Paula Cooper in July 2012 as the final year of her sentence began.
Ruth Pelke's family has fond memories of holidays in her Gary home, complete with crocheted gifts, colored cookies and "Nana salad," Pelke's macaroni salad mixed with watermelon pickles.
Kevin Vasser, left, of Crown Point, and Jesus Carrillo, of East Chicago, load tree branches into a front loader recently while they work with the city of Gary through the Kimbrough Center work-release program.
Jesus Carrillo, of East Chicago, loads branches into a front loader as he helps clear storm-damaged trees while working for the city of Gary as part of the Kimbrough work-release program.
Paula Cooper was sentenced to death for the murder of an elderly Bible school teacher in the 1980s. The state Supreme Court commuted her sentence to 60 years in prison, and now she shares her story and hopes for the future with The Times as the final year of her sentence winds down.
ROCKVILLE, Ind. | Paula Cooper mixed no-bake cookies, creating balls of sweet coconut and baking cocoa the size of a fist.
The 1942 animated classic film "Bambi" introduced audiences to a forest filled with new friends. A new "diamond edition" of the movie was released this week on DVD and Blu-ray.
Former child star actor Donnie Dunagan was just 6 years old when selected by Walt Disney to provide the voice of Bambi in the 1942 film of the same name. Dunagan, 76, was in Chicago Feb. 21, 2011, to sign autographs for fans during a screening to unveil the new "diamond edition" DVD and Blu-…
Walt Disney Home Entertainment has released a remastered "diamond edition" of the 1942 animated classic "Bambi" on DVD and Blu-Ray, available in March 2011.
CHICAGO | The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied a former Calumet Township trustee's request for release pending his appeal, court records state.
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