Twenty years ago, the slaying of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman sparked a media firestorm that captured the attention of the nation, including Northwest Indiana's legal community.
CROWN POINT | After six days of listening to testimony and evidence presentations, a jury on Tuesday found Jamal Lawshea not guilty of murder after deliberating for about an hour.
CROWN POINT | Surprises cropped up Thursday during the murder trial against Jamal Lawshea, 27, of Gary, in the fatal shooting of Gary resident Latarus Foster, 29, in September 2012.
CROWN POINT | A murder trial against a Gary man was delayed a day Wednesday after a juror couldn't make it to court because of snow.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday to determine whether a Gary man voluntarily confessed to murder or was improperly influenced by a Gary police detective who told him a black man can't get a fair trial in Crown Point.
CROWN POINT | A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Gary man who had been charged with committing murder last year.
Thomas Vanes' father, Walter "Bud" Vanes, who was a Marine during World War II, later wrote about American GI's experiences during the war.
The human brain is a wonderful computer, but its hard drive doesn’t come pre-loaded with all the data needed to navigate one’s way through life. That has to be acquired, via downloads from the accumulated wisdom of the ages and the aged. That’s why there are schools. That’s why there are lib…
A much younger Thomas Vanes poses with his father, Walter "Bud" Vanes.
VALPARAISO | Status hearings for the two defendants in the murder of Carl Griffith Sr. were continued Monday to dates in June.
VALPARAISO | A Gary man turned himself in to police Wednesday just hours after the Portage woman accused of hiring him to kill a tow truck driver had her initial hearing.
The stained glass piece shown here was a gift, one with a barb. It's a not-so-subtle nod to the not-quite-untrue adage that when it comes to the law, you get all the justice that money can buy.
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