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ROCKVILLE, Ind. | On Monday, region native Bill Pelke celebrated the release of one of his grandmother's killers from prison.
GARY | Myrtle Curry said her grandson, Richard Taylor, is more powerful in death.
HAMMOND | Twenty-seven people are suing the T.G.I. Friday's restaurant in Merrillville, claiming they were denied the ability to eat there because they are black, according to federal court complaint filed Tuesday.
HAMMOND | A Lowell High School graduate is suing officials at her former school, claiming they had no right to suspend her for a comment she posted on Twitter, federal court records state.
Former Gary boxer Charles "Duke" Tanner's fight for freedom has taken a lyrical twist.
Retired Master Sgt. John Masson vowed losing both legs and part of his left arm in Afghanistan would not keep him from walking again.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak said Friday afternoon he will be the new Lake Juvenile Court judge.
HAMMOND | An Illinois man agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to two counts of wire fraud relating to a mortgage scheme involving a Schererville-based residential rehabilitation company, federal court records show.
Lake Superior Court Judge Nicholas Schiralli cannot transfer into the Lake Juvenile Court, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Friday.
HAMMOND | Multiple teachers have been reprimanded and at least one person fired in the wake of a state investigation into Northwest Family Services, state records show.
Lake Superior Court judges and magistrates were unable to reach a compromise in their legal squabble regarding how to fill the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy, court records filed Wednesday show.
INDIANAPOLIS | Twenty-five Indiana children are receiving mental health services as part of state officials' pledge to close a funding gap, said an Indiana Department of Child Services official.
HAMMOND | A Hammond day care facility has appealed revocation of its child care center license, a state spokeswoman said Friday.
GARY | William Kellibrew IV was 10 years old the day he says he stared down a gun and begged for his life.
GRIFFITH | The Griffith Police Department has announced a press conference for 3 p.m. today to announce updates in their multi-agency investigation into the murder of 76-year-old Mary Austgen.
GRIFFITH | Police have a suspect in custody relating to the kidnapping and killing of 76-year-old Mary Austgen, a police spokesman confirmed Wednesday morning.
A former Crown Point teacher has been terminated from his position in a Florida school district after an investigation relating to his conduct in another state.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana was home to five of Indiana's 40 children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, a state report released Monday shows.
HAMMOND | The Indiana Department of Education has suspended funding to a Hammond day-care facility, citing "serious deficiencies" in the facility's operation, state records show.
CEDAR LAKE | The state and Hanover Community School Corp. are suing a former school treasurer to recover $44,378.20 in missing textbook rental fees and audit expenses, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Lake Superior Court.
HAMMOND | The Indiana Bureau of Child Care has revoked a Hammond child care center's license after state inspectors documented 117 violations, state records show.
AMARILLO, Texas | A Crown Point orthodontist was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to pay about $1.8 million in restitution for health care fraud, Texas federal prosecutors said.
MUNSTER | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, said he is frustrated by the government's inability to get its finances in order.
LAPORTE | Embattled LaPorte High School Athletic Director Ed Gilliland received awards this year for merit and distinguished service, according to the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
The Indiana Supreme Court is ordering mediation in the Lake Superior Court judges and magistrates' legal tussle over how to fill the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy, court records filed Monday show.
Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas agreed Monday to plead guilty to tax evasion, federal court records show.
Sixteen-year-old Matthew Soper died Saturday night in an accident while riding a dirt bike in Leroy, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
MUNSTER | Family Christian Center is facing a third mortgage foreclosure case — this one relating to a residence in Schererville, according to documents filed this week in Lake Superior Court.
Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura will soon trade her judge's robes for a new job involving the welfare of children.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Kent Lindquist received the highest rating of nine federal judges and magistrates who work in Lake County, according to a survey by the Lake County Bar Association.
HAMMOND | Griffith Public Schools reached a settlement with three girls who were expelled after making Facebook comments discussing killing several classmates and teachers, according to federal court documents filed Monday.
HAMMOND | The Regional Mental Health Center has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a federal lawsuit stemming from its treatment of an employee with breast cancer, federal court records show.
State legislators overreached their authority when they passed a law prohibiting judges from transferring to a different court unless they have gone through merit selection, Chief Judge John Pera wrote Monday in a letter to the Indiana Supreme Court.
Two LaPorte High School officials accused of failing to report an inappropriate relationship between a junior varsity volleyball coach and an underage girl will not be prosecuted, an attorney for the girl's family said Monday, noting the family was told such a prosecution would "cost too muc…
When R.D. Riley was 3 years old, his therapist told him he would become a mass murderer, the boy and his mother recall.
Chief Judge John Pera said he is preparing a written response to Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura's letters seeking intervention from the Indiana Supreme Court.
Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to issue an order requiring her replacement be chosen through merit selection rather than seniority, according to letters obtained Friday by The Times.
HAMMOND | A Lowell man is seeking a presidential pardon, according to a letter filed Tuesday in Hammond federal court.
HAMMOND | A former Crown Point High School teacher denied allegations he engaged in an inappropriate relationship with one of his students, federal court records filed Monday show.
GARY | The 14th annual South Shore Air Show may fall victim to impending automatic federal spending cuts, tourism officials said Wednesday.
CROWN POINT | Family Christian Center won't regain control of its own finances for at least six months, according to an agreement approved Friday in Lake Superior Court.
MUNSTER | Family Christian Center faces a new legal hurdle in its leaders' efforts to restore the financial health of the megachurch, according to documents filed this week in Lake Superior Court.
HAMMOND | A Kansas man barely seemed to notice as he was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in federal prison for kidnapping and obstruction of justice.
MUNSTER | While the Family Christian Center was spending millions of dollars annually on leadership compensation, travel, meals and jet fuel, it was falling behind on its mortgage payments and racking up a list of past-due bills, a Times investigation found.
HAMMOND | A Gary woman is accused in Hammond federal court of embezzling an undisclosed amount of funds from a region labor union, a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday shows.
HAMMOND | The owners of Merrillville's Star Plaza Theater are suing the New Shanghai Circus and its affiliates, claiming the circus is responsible for a 2011 fire that caused nearly $600,000 of damage to the facility.
HAMMOND | An 18-year veteran of the East Chicago Police Department was indicted Wednesday on 12 fraud charges relating to an alleged ghost payrolling scheme, federal court records state.
CHICAGO | A Homewood woman is suing local police, seeking damages in the shooting death of her son, federal court records show.
INDIANAPOLIS | The first phase of state officials' plan to close the gap in mental health services for children has been a success, one official said.
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