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HAMMOND | The “demand” for orders of protection in Lake County seemingly would be highest in Hammond, which is the county's largest city and also leads in domestic violence numbers, although Gary's statistics are incomplete because Gary does not participate in the county's data system. Gary …
Maybe there was nothing the courts and police could have done to avert the suspected domestic battery deaths of at least 22 region residents who have been killed since 2010.
In a follow-up visit to determine if TJ Myricks wanted to keep an order of protection she had against her abusive boyfriend in 2008, the young Gary woman went into a judge's chambers and pondered the jurist's questions:
If delay is "the ultimate tactic" of defense attorneys in litigating domestic battery cases, then many alleged offenders in Lake County appear to be outflanking the courts, a state victim's advocate says.
CROWN POINT | Phyllis Roy believes her domestic battery case involved two assailants — her husband, who was convicted of the crime, and the legal system she says failed to protect her after the conviction.
Congress on Thursday passed a more ambitious version of the Violence Against Women Act, sending the measure to President Barack Obama, who said he would sign the bill "as soon as it hits my desk."
HOBART | Che Taylor tried business management studies at Ivy Tech Community College, but after a semester and a half, the Gary native knew his real calling was to follow his dad -- a retired U.S. Steel steelworker -- into the mills.
In a perfect world, students would graduate from high school certified either work-ready or college-ready.
The post hole Daniel Diaz and John Poole dug in the sandy, gravel-strewn curb at Indiana Dunes State Park was a smooth-sided work of landscape art, sunk to the proper depth and waiting for a post.
Younger workers are disproportionately affected by recessions and always have been, which gives economists insight into the long-term consequences of stumbling out of the gate into the job market, Don Coffin said.
Bad timing. Recent college graduates frequently hear that observation as they seek employment in a job market still reeling from the Great Recession.
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