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NWI law community remembers O.J. Simpson case

NWI law community remembers O.J. Simpson case

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. 

June 11, 2014 6:15 pm Related

Gary man acquitted of murder charge

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.

March 18, 2014 7:45 pm
Surprises mark Lawshea murder trial

Surprises mark Lawshea murder trial

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.

March 13, 2014 8:30 pm

Murder trial recessed due to snow

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.

March 12, 2014 8:30 pm Related

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Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession

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.

February 06, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Gary homicide case ends in mistrial

CROWN POINT | A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Gary man who had been charged with committing murder last year.

August 27, 2013 9:42 am
Take time to download your father's wisdom

Take time to download your father's wisdom

Thomas Vanes' father, Walter "Bud" Vanes, who was a Marine during World War II, later wrote about American GI's experiences during the war.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Take time to download your father's wisdom

GUEST COMMENTARY: Take time to download your father's wisdom

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…

June 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Take time to download your father's wisdom

Take time to download your father's wisdom

A much younger Thomas Vanes poses with his father, Walter "Bud" Vanes.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am

Hearings for Portage murder suspects continued

VALPARAISO | Status hearings for the two defendants in the murder of Carl Griffith Sr. were continued Monday to dates in June.

May 13, 2013 5:30 pm
Gary man turns self in to police in Portage murder case

Gary man turns self in to police in Portage murder case

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.

November 14, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Money shouldn't tip the scales of justice

GUEST COMMENTARY: Money shouldn't tip the scales of justice

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.

February 05, 2012 12:00 am
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