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Isom triple homicide appeal headed to Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The appeal of a Gary man convicted of multiple counts of murder and condemned to three consecutive death sentences for the 2007 slaying of his wife and two stepchildren will be heard Thursday by the Indiana Supreme Court.

May 26, 2014 7:30 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Juvenile court more than misbehaving children

The Lake Superior Court Juvenile Division handles many different types of cases and is the catalyst for many different services. Specifically, the court handles delinquency cases (when kids break the law). But the scope of the court is much more.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Supreme Court rejects M'ville killer's tainted jury claim

Supreme Court rejects M'ville killer's tainted jury claim

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court rejected the tainted-jury claim of a Merrillville man convicted of murder in 2012 after stabbing a patron at Hammond's Copper Penny bar, and ruled he's not entitled to a new trial.

May 11, 2014 11:30 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Court program erases slate on tattoos

First impressions make a big difference when looking for a job, and visible tattoos can be a deterrent to employment.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
Judge, tattoo artist team up to offer juveniles free tattoo removal

Judge, tattoo artist team up to offer juveniles free tattoo removal

CROWN POINT | Lake County Juvenile Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. and an award-winning tattoo artist have combined forces to help teens rid themselves of ink that may hinder education and job opportunities.

April 06, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Appeals court affirms 40-year sentence for partner in Jada Justice murder

Appeals court affirms 40-year sentence for partner in Jada Justice murder

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the 40-year prison term issued to Timothy Tkachik, the Hobart man who admitted assisting in the brutal 2009 murder of 2-year-old Jada Justice.

March 03, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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M'ville killer asks Supreme Court for new trial

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether to award a new trial to a Merrillville man convicted of murder last year after stabbing a patron at Hammond's Copper Penny bar.

October 03, 2013 6:30 pm
Region thief gets OK for late appeal

Region thief gets OK for late appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | The untimely death of his attorney will enable an East Chicago man sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for an eight-month Highland crime spree to appeal his convictions despite missing a key deadline.

May 22, 2013 5:15 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court OKs silencing of defendant in front of jury

Indiana Supreme Court OKs silencing of defendant in front of jury

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted of robbing a Merrillville bank is not entitled to a new trial, even though a Lake County judge had a bailiff cover the man's mouth to stop him from testifying.

July 25, 2012 9:00 pm Related

Appeals court upholds Imperial Gangster conviction in E.C. shooting

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the reckless homicide conviction of an Imperial Gangsters member recently indicted on federal racketeering charges.

December 06, 2011 5:35 pm

Indiana Supreme Court will review silencing of defendant

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will decide if a Gary man accused of robbing a Merrillville bank will receive a new trial after a court bailiff put his hand over the defendant's mouth when the judge ordered him to stop talking.

December 06, 2011 4:30 pm Related
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