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E.C. man strikes plea deal in kidnap, murder case

HAMMOND | A 41-year-old East Chicago man charged in a sweeping indictment involving Chicago’s Two Six Nation street gang and its local affiliate reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday.

August 28, 2014 7:42 pm
Lake Central teachers cash in on grants

Lake Central teachers cash in on grants

ST. JOHN | Several Lake Central School Corp. teachers came away with a little cash from a recent School Board meeting.

August 28, 2014 6:45 pm
Judge denies Schaap's request to overturn 12-year prison sentence

Judge denies Schaap's request to overturn 12-year prison sentence

HAMMOND | A federal judge denied a petition from Jack Schaap, former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor, to overturn his 12-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a 16-year-old church member.

August 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Parting gift sends DeGiulio into retirement

MUNSTER | Tom DeGiulio is taking his desk with him.

August 25, 2014 9:49 pm
DeGiulio steps down after 30 years of public service

DeGiulio steps down after 30 years of public service

MUNSTER | The boxes are stacked in an office in Munster Town Hall.

August 24, 2014 5:10 pm Photos

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Griffith man gets three years in bank robbery

HAMMOND – A Griffith man who used a toy guy to commit a bank robbery was sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison Thursday.

August 21, 2014 7:23 pm

M'ville woman gets home confinement for role in drug deal

HAMMOND | A Merrillville woman will spend the next year under home confinement over a federal drug dealing charge.

August 21, 2014 5:05 pm

Munster approves funding interlocal agreement for South Shore extension

MUNSTER | The town is stepping up financially in its support for the South Shore Line extension.

August 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Munster police receive armored vehicle for SWAT efforts

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department has its own armored personnel carrier, free of charge, to bolster a joint SWAT effort with a neighboring department.

August 14, 2014 3:06 pm

Sentencing delayed in murder in aid of racketeering case

HAMMOND | Kiontay K. Pennington must wait until Dec. 18 to learn his sentence for murder in the aid of racketeering activity.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

Miller plans appeal of bank robbery conviction

HAMMOND | Joseph B. Miller filed notice Thursday he is appealing his bank robbery conviction to the U.S. District Court of Appeals.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Central High students will navigate work site

ST. JOHN | As Lake Central School Corp. begins a new academic year on Tuesday, construction crews are putting the finishing touches on various construction projects and are in full swing on others.

August 05, 2014 5:45 pm

Towns team up for Main Street repaving

MUNSTER | After a rough winter, who wouldn’t like to see Main Street repaved?

August 04, 2014 6:58 pm

MarkO's Bar & Grill hit with noise complaints

MUNSTER | MarkO’s Bar & Grill has been getting hit with noise complaints, primarily over the volume of bands that perform there.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Munster police: Community input key to national accreditation

MUNSTER | Favorable crime statistics aside, the opinion of Munster residents counts for a lot in determining whether the Munster Police Department is doing a good job of keeping the town safe, municipal officials said.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Disease takes out more than 1,000 ash trees in Munster

MUNSTER | Disease has devastated more than 1,000 ash trees along public rights of way across town.

July 21, 2014 7:12 pm

Business traffic shifts at Munster Business Complex

MUNSTER | Businesses at the Munster Business Complex in the 9400 Block of Calumet Avenue are playing a bit of musical chairs, with some businesses moving to other locations in the complex while others are moving out altogether.

July 20, 2014 11:15 pm
Letter exhorts judge to keep Schaap in prison

Letter exhorts judge to keep Schaap in prison

HAMMOND | As U.S. District Court Judge Rudy Lozano considers former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor Jack Schaap’s request to have his sentence overturned, at least one person doesn’t want to see him get out of prison anytime soon.

July 16, 2014 4:45 pm Related
Schaap seeks reduced sentence in sexual abuse case

Schaap seeks reduced sentence in sexual abuse case

HAMMOND | Jack Schaap, the imprisoned former First Baptist Church of Hammond pastor, says in court documents he would have gone to trial on charges he sexually abused a 16-year-old church member rather than plead guilty if he was aware of how harsh his sentence would be.

July 08, 2014 6:33 pm

Munster scouts for new town manager

MUNSTER | Experience will be a major factor when the Munster Town Council names the next town manager.

July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Woman claiming to be roughed up by cops sues Hobart

HAMMOND | A woman claiming she was roughed up by Hobart police is suing the city’s department.

July 04, 2014 6:35 pm

McClellan appeals conviction illegal alien charges

HAMMOND | Michael McClellan of Richton Park, Ill. is appealing his federal court conviction on charges that he harbored illegal aliens at his shuttered Paragon Restaurant in Schererville.

July 01, 2014 7:45 pm

Theatre at the Center unveils fundraising strategies

MUNSTER | Theatre at the Center is planning a new subscription and fundraising campaign to support performances as part of its 25th anniversary.

June 28, 2014 10:52 pm

Munster seeks flower vendors to fill planters

MUNSTER | Town officials said they're looking for a little flower power this summer.

June 28, 2014 5:55 pm

Munster pouring money, manpower into park improvement

MUNSTER | The town is pouring money and manpower into park improvement projects this summer, Munster officials said.

June 25, 2014 10:20 pm

Chicago man surrenders in interstate gun trafficking conspiracy

CHICAGO | Chicago resident Winston “Worm” Geralds surrendered to federal authorities Tuesday on charges he allegedly conspired to buy at least 43 firearms in Indiana and transport them to Chicago for sale.

June 24, 2014 7:15 pm

Teamsters' win in Bakker dispute called hollow victory

GRIFFITH | The owners of the former Bakker Produce Co. in Griffith reached a $3.7 million settlement with Teamsters Union No. 142 Trust Fund this week.

June 20, 2014 7:45 pm

Man suing M.C. police, alleging excessive force, false arrest

HAMMOND | A man shot in the back during a police chase is suing Michigan City and one of its police officers.

June 19, 2014 8:15 pm

Man sentenced for mail fraud, harboring illegals, money laundering

HAMMOND | The owners of the shuttered Paragon Restaurant in Schererville were sentenced in federal court Tuesday on charges of mail fraud, harboring illegal aliens and money laundering.

June 17, 2014 7:15 pm

Munster buys radios for E-911 consolidation

MUNSTER | The Town Council has prepared for the Lake County E-911 consolidation by approving the purchase of 130 Motorola radios for police, fire and public works employees.

June 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Munster monitors water flow points along state line and Little Cal

MUNSTER | Town officials recently ratified an agreement with Lansing to recommend ways to strengthen and raise the levee along the Little Calumet River.

June 15, 2014 7:07 pm

No new trial for convicted bank robber

HAMMMOND | Two-time convicted bank robber Joseph B. Miller lost his bid for a new trial Thursday.

June 12, 2014 8:15 pm

Gary real estate agent resentenced

HAMMOND | A Gary real estate agent was resentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court on one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud.

June 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Demo company denies liability for Indiana Harbor damage

HAMMOND | A demolition company is denying responsibility for damage to the Indiana Harbor Canal in East Chicago during demolition of the Cline Avenue Bridge in 2012, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court this week.

June 12, 2014 1:02 pm

Munster offers vague explanation for DeGiulio departure

MUNSTER | For the past 30 years, Town Manager Tom DeGiulio has been the closest thing Munster has had to a mayor.

June 10, 2014 8:00 pm

DeGuilio's contract not renewed

MUNSTER | Tom DeGuilio won’t be Munster’s town manager much longer.

June 09, 2014 11:00 pm

Gary man pleads guilty in federal court to tax fraud

HAMMOND | A Gary man pleaded guilty to one count of defrauding the U.S. government on Thursday.

June 05, 2014 5:16 pm

M'ville doctor sued over directing patients to family member

HAMMOND | A Merrillville doctor is being sued in federal court by a former business client who claims the doctor steered Medicare and Medicaid patients to a home health care clinic owned by members of his family.

June 05, 2014 3:30 pm

Woman who sold baby for porn seeks plea deal

HAMMOND | A Gary woman who pleaded guilty to selling her daughter for production of child pornography is seeking a 20-year federal prison sentence.

June 03, 2014 8:40 pm

Not guilty plea in Gary cocaine sale case involving informant

HAMMOND | A man accused of attempting to buy 10 kilograms of cocaine from an undercover officer at a Gary truck stop pleaded not guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

June 03, 2014 6:15 pm

Lake Central construction picks up pace for summer

ST. JOHN | Construction on the new Lake Central High School will continue “hot and heavy” through the summer and well into 2015, according to Bill Ledyard, director of facilities.

June 03, 2014 5:33 pm

Munster, Lansing seek to ensure flood control levees aren't breached

MUNSTER | No one from Munster is going to forget the massive flood of 2008 — or the promises that measures would be taken to prevent it from ever happening again.

June 01, 2014 7:45 pm

Centennial Park Clubhouse fixes costly

MUNSTER | Stabilizing the ground beneath the shifting, cracking Centennial Park Clubhouse is going to be expensive.

May 31, 2014 6:56 pm

Hammond passes on daily admissions to city pools

HAMMOND | Despite going to a season-only pass system, the Hammond Parks & Recreation Department doesn’t anticipate a drop-off in the number of swimmers at the four city pools this summer.

May 31, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Central School salutes students, teachers

ST. JOHN | The final Lake Central School Board meeting of the 2013-14 school year drew nearly a full house as groups of students and teachers were honored for their accomplishments.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am

Lake, Newton sheriff departments sued over alleged wrongful lockup

HAMMOND | The Lake and Newton county sheriff’s departments are being sued over locking up the wrong woman.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am

Chicago man pleads guilty to causing South Bend woman's death

HAMMOND | A 31-year-old Chicago man accused of killing Rachel S. Wood, 20, of South Bend, could face the rest of his life in prison after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday.

May 22, 2014 7:28 pm

Man accused of murder reaches plea agreement

HAMMOND | A 31-year-old Chicago man accused of killing Rachel S. Wood, 20, of South Bend, could face the rest of his life in prison after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors Thursday.

May 22, 2014 5:26 pm

South Holland woman gets nearly 4 years in prison for filing false tax returns

CHICAGO |  A federal judge sentenced a South Holland tax preparer to nearly four years in prison Thursday for filing nearly 3,200 fraudulent federal income tax returns for clients, claiming $3.37 million in refunds.

May 22, 2014 4:00 pm

Munster grants rezoning for Three Floyds expansion

MUNSTER | The Town Council has approved a rezoning request that will allow Three Floyds Brewery to proceed with its expansion at 9750 Indiana Parkway.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am
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