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FBI on hunt for suspects in brazen bank robbery in East Chicago

FBI on hunt for suspects in brazen bank robbery in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The FBI identified two East Chicago residents accused of taking part in a brazen armed bank robbery and shooting at officers.

April 03, 2014 8:15 pm Photos


Dying Munster woman asking court to recognize her same-sex marriage

MUNSTER | A Munster woman is asking a federal judge to compel the state to recognize her as a married woman before she dies. 

April 01, 2014 8:30 pm

Third defendant arrested in alleged Asia-to-NWI prostitution ring

HAMMOND | A third suspect in an alleged international prostitution ring with local ties was arrested and appeared before a federal court judge Friday in Hammond, court records show.

March 28, 2014 8:15 pm

Two women face illegal prescription drug dealing charges

HAMMOND | Authorities arrested two women in Hammond on Friday on charges of illegally selling prescription narcotics, federal court records show.

February 21, 2014 6:45 pm

Gary man sentenced in Hammond bank robbery, shooting of officer

HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced a Gary man to more than 23 years in prison Friday following the suspect's 2013 guilty plea to an armed Hammond bank robbery.

February 21, 2014 6:45 pm

Gary man, 23, pleads guilty to felony heroin deal charge

HAMMOND | A Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to selling heroin to an undercover informant in Lake County, court records show.

February 07, 2014 5:54 pm

Gary man among seven charged in cellphone store robbery ring

CHICAGO | A Gary man is among seven defendants charged in a two-state robbery ring of cellular phone stores, including an April heist at a LaPorte business, federal prosecutors said Friday.

February 07, 2014 5:01 pm

Three more admit guilt in Imperial Gansters gang violence case

HAMMOND | Three more East Chicago street gang members pleaded guilty Friday for their roles in a violent wave of murder, drug sales and street violence.

January 10, 2014 7:30 pm

Illinois man sentenced in appliance theft case

HAMMOND | An Illinois man will have 18 months in federal prison to think about his financial betrayal of region business owners who had tried to help him, a judge concluded Friday.

January 10, 2014 3:52 pm
Gary councilman charged with failing to file tax returns

Gary councilman charged with failing to file tax returns

HAMMOND | The second Gary City Council member in as many years is accused by prosecutors of violating federal tax laws.

December 09, 2013 1:45 pm Photos


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


Federal judge dismisses lawsuit filed by former Griffith police chief

HAMMOND | A lawsuit filed against Griffith leaders by the town's former top cop has been dismissed, federal court records show.

November 27, 2013 1:58 pm

NWI duo sentenced in real estate fraud case

HAMMOND | Two region businessmen will each spend time in federal prison for their roles in a real estate fraud scheme that prosecutors say bilked hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting lenders and homebuyers.

November 22, 2013 6:45 pm

Former cop gets 40 years in drug, weapons case

HAMMOND | A former downstate police officer was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for his role in a region drug dealing and weapons conspiracy, prosecutors announced.

November 22, 2013 6:10 pm

Michigan City woman pleads guilty in phony car accidents case

HAMMOND | A Michigan City woman admits to her role in a scheme to stage phony car accidents in the region in order to collect insurance payouts, court records filed Friday show.

November 15, 2013 8:00 pm

Local police agree to settle with family in fatal shooting case

HAMMOND | Lake County police have reached a settlement with the family of a Hobart man officers fatally shot in 2009 after responding to a distress call for a suicidal subject, federal court records show.

November 15, 2013 3:00 pm

Gang member: 'Learn from me, or you will end up dead or in jail'

HAMMOND | A ranking member of a region street gang offered a cautionary tale to other would-be gang members Thursday ahead of his afternoon federal sentencing hearing.

November 07, 2013 2:05 pm
With National Lakeshore closed, students see impact of federal shutdown

With National Lakeshore closed, students see impact of federal shutdown

Fifth-graders at John Simatovich Elementary School in Union Township will learn firsthand about Tuesday's federal government shutdown.

October 01, 2013 3:00 pm Video Photos



Former E.C. library director formally pleads guilty to filing a false tax return

EAST CHICAGO | Former East Chicago Public Library Director Manny Montalvo pleaded guilty in Hammond federal court Thursday to one count of filing a false tax return.

August 22, 2013 6:45 pm

Lawsuit claims sex discrimination in grocery store hiring

A federal lawsuit alleges an Ultra Foods grocery store in Merrillville refused to hire women for night shift stocking jobs.

July 23, 2013 2:30 pm
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