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Judge sentences Shelben Curtis to total of 50 years in prison

CROWN POINT | “Mr. Curtis brought a gun to a fist fight,” said Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas Friday in sentencing Shelben T. Curtis, 47, to a total of 50 years to be served in the Indiana Department of Correction for voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

Nine chiefs of police in eight years. It's not exactly a mark of stability.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

False invoice information appears to frame Lake Station mayor

MERRILLVILLE | The lawyer for Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist is calling for further investigation over what he said are attempts to frame his client.

July 29, 2014 3:30 pm

McClellan appeals conviction illegal alien charges

HAMMOND | Michael McClellan of Richton Park, Ill. is appealing his federal court conviction on charges that he harbored illegal aliens at his shuttered Paragon Restaurant in Schererville.

July 01, 2014 7:45 pm
RICH JAMES: Where was everyone while Gary schools declined?

RICH JAMES: Where was everyone while Gary schools declined?

What has happened to the Gary Community School Corp. borders on being criminal.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Soderquist, Brakley trial reset for October

HAMMOND | The public corruption trial for Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and stepdaughter has been rescheduled to Oct. 20, federal court records filed Friday state.

May 30, 2014 2:30 pm
Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

HAMMOND | The clanking of shackles around wrists and ankles of elected officials charged with public corruption sends a sensory message, whether intended by law enforcement or not.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash

Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash

LAKE STATION | An 11-count federal indictment filed Wednesday alleges Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, improperly used money from the city's food pantry and his re-election campaign at local casinos. 

April 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Harvey man given 2 years for Munster bank robbery

CROWN POINT |  Billy Covington said Monday he robbed two banks in Illinois and Munster in a three-day period in 2010, hoping to commit suicide by cop after post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder took him down a dark path during which he unsuccessfully tried to hang himself.

April 07, 2014 5:30 pm

Suspect in Miller neighborhood slaying appears in court

CROWN POINT | The Gary man charged with murdering another man following an argument March 18 in the Miller neighborhood made his first appearance in court Thursday.

March 27, 2014 7:35 pm

Gary man found not guilty of molesting relative

CROWN POINT | Charles Wesley Nash, of Gary, was found not guilty of child molestation by a jury Tuesday.

March 19, 2014 7:45 pm

Child molestation case goes to jury

CROWN POINT | A jury began deliberating Tuesday in the child molesting trial of a Gary man.

March 18, 2014 8:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Krusas shouldn't expect reduced sentence

Former Gary City Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas wants a shorter sentence than the year she was given for income tax evasion. That wouldn't be fair.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am

Former Gary councilwoman hopes for reduced sentence because of ill health

HAMMOND | The attorney for convicted tax cheat and former Gary City Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas hopes there’s some wriggle room in the one-year-and-one-day sentence she received from a federal judge.

January 09, 2014 1:32 pm
Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

HAMMOND | George Van Til provided the ultimate letter of resignation from his elected county office Thursday, formally pleading guilty in Hammond federal court to felony crimes against taxpayers.

December 05, 2013 1:45 pm Photos

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Toddler's killing getting new review, 5 1/2 years later

Toddler's killing getting new review, 5 1/2 years later

GARY | Five and a half years after a toddler was shot to death in his car seat, a fresh set of investigative eyes is reviewing his unsolved case. 

September 09, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Cal Twp. man termed nonthreatening and released

CROWN POINT | A 62-year-old Calumet Township man accused of killing his mother is again free on bond after a judge ruled he isn't a threat to society.

August 23, 2013 6:45 pm
After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

GARY | It's not the Magnificient Mile.

August 10, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Van Til trial postponed until Dec. 9

HAMMOND | A federal magistrate has postponed the public corruption trial of Lake County Surveyor George Van Til to give him more time to prepare his defense.

July 25, 2013 6:15 pm
DOUG ROSS: Gary turns to old ideas for new help

DOUG ROSS: Gary turns to old ideas for new help

This is a story of bipartisanship, of partnerships, of Bayh partnerships. It is a tale of helping the needy. And Gary needs help. In many forms.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am Related
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