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Former jail guard on trial for murder claims self-defense

Former jail guard on trial for murder claims self-defense

CROWN POINT | A jury will decide if a former Cook County Sheriff’s Department corrections officer fired his 9 mm service weapon in self-defense Aug. 8 near Hammond’s Horseshoe Casino or if he murdered a 23-year old East Chicago man in a road rage incident.

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Self-defense class for women slated Monday in Schererville

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Police Department will have a free self-defense program for women from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the department, 25 E. Joliet St.

November 23, 2013 12:05 am

Schererville police offering self-defense class for women

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Police Department will have a free self-defense program for women from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the department, 25 E. Joliet St.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

S'ville police set self-defense program for women Nov. 25

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Police Department will have a free self-defense program for women from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at the department, 25 E. Joliet St.

October 31, 2013 12:05 am
'Stand your ground' laws under fire

'Stand your ground' laws under fire

CROWN POINT | Enacted since 2005 in at least 22 states, including Indiana, self-defense laws known as "stand your ground" have come under the microscope following the acquittal in Florida of George Zimmerman -- accused of shooting unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin.

July 20, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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S'ville police offer self-defense class for women

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Police Department will have a free self-defense program for women from 7 to 9:30 p.m. July 29 at the department, 25 E. Joliet St.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am

S'ville police slate self-defense program for women Nov. 12

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Police Department will have a free self-defense program for women from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the department, 25 E. Joliet St.

October 08, 2012 12:00 am

Bill clarifying self-defense rights vs. police approved

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite a determined effort by state Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, to kill it, legislation intended to clarify Hoosier self-defense rights following a controversial Indiana Supreme Court decision was approved Friday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

March 10, 2012 12:00 am

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March 08, 2012 12:00 am

Ind. House supports right to resist police acting illegally

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House agreed to add a right to resist police to the state's self-defense law Thursday in response to a May 2011 Supreme Court ruling that said Hoosiers never can resist police.

March 01, 2012 4:45 pm
Longtime Portage officer takes defense lessons to classroom

Longtime Portage officer takes defense lessons to classroom

Editor's note: An incorrect contact phone number was in the original story. The correct contact number is below.

September 05, 2011 9:15 am

Self-defense program available for women, kids 10 and older

CROWN POINT | A self-defense seminar for women and children aged 10 and older is offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway.

August 02, 2011 12:00 am
Kickboxing academy a H.I.T. with locals

Kickboxing academy a H.I.T. with locals

GRIFFITH | In John Love's case, the grass really was greener on the other side of the fence.

January 02, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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