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HAMMOND | An attorney hired to advise the clerk's office during Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot's term testified for about three hours Thursday during Philpot's theft and fraud trial.
HAMMOND | Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot received a letter telling him he did not need County Council approval to receive incentive payments from a child support incentive fund, according to evidence introduced on the third day of his fraud and theft trial.
HAMMOND | A state representative and former clerk employee gave conflicting testimony Tuesday as to how controversial incentive payments came to be during the Lake County coroner's tenure as clerk.
HAMMOND | The federal corruption trial of Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot kicked off Monday to determine whether he knew taking incentive payments as an elected official was wrong.
Ruth Pelke's family has fond memories of holidays in her Gary home, complete with crocheted gifts, colored cookies and "Nana salad," Pelke's macaroni salad mixed with watermelon pickles.
HAMMOND | A Gary police officer arrested Tuesday on drug trafficking and firearms charges was recorded committing the offenses, according to a criminal complaint.
HAMMOND | A federal investigation into Lake County Surveyor George Van Til involves whether he engaged in campaigning activities while on the county clock, The Times has learned.
About one in five Hoosier women have been victims of rape at some point in their lifetime, according to recent shocking statistics from the Centers for Disease Control.
HAMMOND | A young Chicago mother changed her plea to guilty Wednesday for aiding and abetting a murder for the Latin Kings.
HAMMOND | A 71-year-old Valparaiso man and former priest was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for trying to seduce a 15-year-old boy.
HAMMOND | A University Park, Ill., man entered into a plea agreement for conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin.
HAMMOND | A former Chicago police officer admitted to committing armed robberies in Illinois, Hammond and East Chicago for the Latin Kings street gang at a federal hearing Thursday morning.
HAMMOND | An 18-year-old Gary man entered into a plea agreement Monday for robbing a Gary gas station and convenience store.
HAMMOND | A heroin addict who drove from Chicago a few times a week to transport the drug to Indiana was sentenced Monday afternoon to 151 months in prison.
GARY | Despite soaring temperatures, a Gary urban farm is holding its own against the heat.
HAMMOND | A Gary woman accused of taking more than $50,000 in Social Security survivor benefits from children whose mother died plans to change her plea to guilty, according to court filings released Thursday.
HAMMOND | A former Chicago police officer has joined the majority ranks of those who signed plea agreements in the widespread Latin Kings racketeering case, according to court filings released Thursday.
HAMMOND | Three more Latin King gang members entered into plea agreements with the government, leaving just a handful of defendants remaining for trial.
HAMMOND | In a rare set of circumstances, the defendant in a kidnapping case asked his alleged victim questions under direct examination during his federal trial.
HAMMOND | Kicking off a kidnapping trial Monday, a 21-year-old Missouri woman claimed to not remember sprinting naked into a Portage liquor store to escape her father.
HAMMOND | More than half the defendants named in the sweeping Latin Kings racketeering indictments have entered into plea deals with the government, and more are expected in the coming week, according to court filings made Monday.
ROCKVILLE, Ind. | Paula Cooper mixed no-bake cookies, creating balls of sweet coconut and baking cocoa the size of a fist.
GARY | U.S. Attorney David Capp, an alumnus of Gary's Lew Wallace High School, returned to the city Monday afternoon to speak at a Chamber of Commerce meeting about cooperative crime-fighting efforts in the region.
HAMMOND | The national debate over religious freedom and health care reform will play out locally in a Hammond federal court case filed by the University of Notre Dame.
CHICAGO| A Glenwood woman was one of four indicted in an alleged $9.1 million mortgage fraud scheme involving at least 42 properties, according to statement issued Monday by the U.S. attorney's office.
HAMMOND| Merrillville's infamous ear, nose and throat doctor could be close to a second plea deal in his federal health care fraud case, according to court records filed Monday.
HAMMOND | A federal judge dismissed a civil lawsuit Gary residents had filed against the city's library board of trustees to prevent the main library from being turned into a museum, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
HAMMOND | The former superintendent of Michigan City's wastewater treatment plant narrowly avoided a prison sentence Wednesday after violating the Clean Water Act for almost a decade.
HAMMOND | The federal trial of a Gary man accused of conspiring to rob a drug house was scheduled to start Monday, but at the last minute the man decided to enter into a plea agreement.
HAMMOND | A Hammond man who helped plot an armed robbery of what the group thought was a drug house was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison.
MICHIGAN CITY | Federal, state and local law enforcement executed a search warrant on a Michigan City-area gun shop and the owner's home over a span of about six hours Tuesday afternoon.
HAMMOND| A Burns Harbor company that designs, creates and sells construction products is suing a New York-based company in federal court alleging trademark infringement.
HAMMOND | A federal judge denied the government's motion to dismiss the wrongful death suit of an alleged Latin Dragon gang member whom an officer shot and killed during an attempted arrest in 2007.
HAMMOND | After several hours of deliberations Tuesday, a jury found two Hammond men guilty of murdering an elderly gun shop owner and stealing his firearms in a case that has spanned 12 years and more than one trial.
HAMMOND | Gary's Little Angels Daycare II seems to have tarnished its halo in a wire fraud scheme that siphoned at least $120,000 from government aid programs.
HAMMOND | The armed robbery and murder trial of two Hammond men accused of killing a 73-year-old gun shop owner for firearms to boost their drug trafficking status kicked off Wednesday.
Embezzlement allegations involving Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter's niece now will be handled by the federal government.
HAMMOND | Prosecutors in the federal fraud case against Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot say the case should not be moved to Illinois, according to a motion filed Monday afternoon.
HOBART| The gloomy weather didn't rain on one Hobart soldier's parade, as veterans, family and friends surprised him with a welcome home celebration Saturday.
HAMMOND | After a judge declared a mistrial Tuesday afternoon, the 12-year-old case of two Hammond men charged in the armed robbery and murder of a 73-year-old will enter into its third trial later this week.
HAMMOND | A grand jury indicted a 59-year-old sex offender Wednesday in the armed robbery of a Hammond bank.
HAMMOND | While the American Civil Liberties Union is claiming three teenagers' Facebook posts about killing people from their middle school were a joke, some parents said they aren't laughing.
HAMMOND | The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Griffith Public Schools after it expelled three eighth-graders for posting on Facebook about whom they would kill — a conversation the ACLU and parents say was sarcastic humor.
HAMMOND | An undisclosed settlement has been reached in the discrimination and retaliation case of a former East Chicago employee who sued the city, its former mayor and human services director.
HAMMOND | A Crown Point man whose Gary restaurant and mini mart food stamp scheme netted an estimated $1.4 million changed his plea to guilty in federal court Monday afternoon.
CHICAGO| A Sauk Village man and 14 co-defendants have been indicted on allegations they siphoned about $8.7 million from Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota unemployment insurance companies, according to a government news release.
HAMMOND | A federal judge ordered that another alleged Imperial Gangster accused of murder be held without bond pending a massive racketeering trial for about a dozen defendants.
HAMMOND | A former accounting manager for a Crown Point title insurance company has been indicted for allegedly embezzling more than $170,000 from her former employer.
HAMMOND | A Calumet City sex offender has been arrested as a suspect in the armed robbery of a Hammond bank after probation officers recognized his image in media reports.
HAMMOND | The last outstanding defendant in the Northwest Indiana's sweeping Latin Kings racketeering case has been arrested in Texas.
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