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CROWN POINT | On the cusp of Lake County Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr.'s taking the helm of the juvenile division, the doors to the newly renovated Juvenile Justice Complex were open Friday to children's advocates of all stripes.
CROWN POINT | A bartender at a Griffith bar that Jason Cozmanoff left less than two hours before a hit-and-run that killed one correctional officer and injured three others testified Thursday that Cozmanoff was not drunk.
CROWN POINT | A forensic pathologist Wednesday detailed injuries to fallen Lake County correctional officer Britney Meux that spanned her body from head to foot.
CROWN POINT | Prosecutors have charged a Cedar Lake man in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old after a party the girl attended with family members.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man was charged with murder this week in connection with the fatal shooting of another man Friday in the city.
CROWN POINT | Kellie Bittorf recalled the vivid scene of a man frantically waving his arms and yelling as she drove away from a county corrections building in spring 2012.
CROWN POINT | Three surviving correctional officers in a hit-and-run crash that killed a fourth officer testified Monday on the first day of the Jason Cozmanoff trial.
Leaders of food banks serving Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area are reporting more people lining up since the 2009 boost in food stamps expired this month.
CROWN POINT | Jury selection is underway in the trial of a Lakes of the Four Seasons man accused of a hit-and-run accident last year that killed a county jail officer and severely injured three others.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County jury found a Gary man guilty on all counts in the rape of an Elkhart woman who had been waiting for a bus.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man was found guilty Friday of murder along with numerous other counts in the slaying of a man during a 2012 fight at a pizza place, according to court officials.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County judge Thursday urged warring St. John town officials to resolve their differences before taxpayers get a big legal bill.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man is facing a third rape trial in less than a year.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man is on trial for murder in a fatal shooting last year in a pizza shop.
HAMMOND | When defense attorney John Cantrell last December went to the Lake County Jail to see his new client, a 17-year-old Gary boy who shot and killed his father, he asked the boy how he was doing.
CROWN POINT | Jurors in the Jeremy Blue murder trial on Wednesday heard a boyhood friend and accomplice identify Blue as the killer of a Merrillville convenience store clerk.
CROWN POINT | Two men have been charged in connection with this month's fatal stabbing of Leviticus and Toshiba Dupree, of Gary.
CROWN POINT | A Calumet Township man acquitted last month of murder in the death of his 94-year-old mother was sentenced Friday on two convictions of neglect of a dependent and a single count of pointing a firearm.
CROWN POINT | Testifying Thursday in the murder trial of Jeremy Blue, a witness to the last moments of Judi Simpson-Beaver said she urged the dying store clerk to hold on.
CROWN POINT | A 24-year-old Hobart man faces multiple charges in a shooting earlier this month at the Michigan Bar and Grill in Hammond.
CROWN POINT | The last words of a slain Lucky Mart Foods clerk were, "Jeremy, why are you doing this?" a prosecutor said Tuesday.
CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man on trial for the murder of a man beaten during a brawl between two groups pleaded guilty Tuesday to reckless homicide.
CROWN POINT | The trial of an East Chicago man alleged to be the triggerman who killed 29-year-old Daviantae Dunham in July 2012 opened Monday.
CROWN POINT | A trial begins this week for a man accused of killing a Lucky Mart Foods clerk last year.
With Friday's expiration of a 2009 boost in food stamp funding, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana expects longer food lines just as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County judge refused to modify the 14-year prison sentence imposed last November on a Valparaiso man found guilty in the death of a road service worker killed while fixing a tire.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County Superior Court jury awarded a Crown Point woman $78,400 for injuries suffered in a 2009 traffic collision.
CROWN POINT | A Lake Superior Court jury deliberated some two hours Friday before convicting a Hammond man of charges related to a 2002 assault.
CROWN POINT | A Lake Superior Court jury has awarded a Hobart couple a $455,563 judgment in a slip-and-fall case.
CROWN POINT | Moxie, a playful, fawn-colored American mastiff pup, overshadowed her handler — incoming Lake County Juvenile Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. — when introduced to the press Wednesday.
CROWN POINT | A Gary teen was sentenced Monday to a suspended four-year sentence in connection with last year's fatal shooting of his father.
As the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, the organization joins ACLU affiliates nationwide aiming to be more proactive in its mission, Executive Director Jane Henegar said.
GARY | Ten years of developing and teaching a class on women and crime taught her violence isn't an isolated event for women in prison, said Tanice Foltz, sociology professor and director of Women and Gender Studies at Indiana University Northwest.
GARY | Of the 83 T-shirts strung around the Moraine Student Center at Indiana University Northwest, one spoke especially loudly to Matt Bartolomei, a 25-year-old sociology major from Schererville.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez on Wednesday set Nov. 14 for what could be a last pre-trial hearing in the case of a hit-and-run accident that killed a county correctional officer and injured three others.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich took time Tuesday to laud officers involved in recent arrests netting more than $1 million in drugs.
CROWN POINT | Jurors deliberated less than four hours Friday before acquitting a Calumet Township man of murder but finding him guilty of the neglect and battery of his 94-year-old mother.
CROWN POINT | Jurors on Friday quickly concluded they would not be able to reach a unanimous decision on imposing a sentence of life without parole for the convicted killer of a former schoolteacher from Griffith.
CROWN POINT | A Lake Superior Court jury convicted a Gary man in the slaying of a former local schoolteacher after deliberating for about four hours Thursday.
CROWN POINT | A DNA analyst testified Wednesday blood from a Griffith woman's car and fluid from a sexual assault kit showed DNA profiles of both the woman and the man accused of killing her.
CROWN POINT | Murder defendant Robert Lewis III, who faces a possible sentence of life without parole if convicted, repeatedly denied to police even knowing a Griffith woman bludgeoned to death after she was observed leaving a bar/restaurant with Lewis.
CROWN POINT | The murder trial of a Calumet Township man accused of slaying his 94-year-old mother opened Monday.
CROWN POINT | A key witness for the state took the stand for several hours Friday testifying that murder defendant Robert Lewis III emerged bloody from his parents' home and later burned the bloody clothing behind the witness's garage.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has named veteran criminal defense attorney Sam Cappas to the Lake County Criminal Court bench.
MERRILLVILLE | Community leaders say domestic violence thus far shows no sign of abating, but they continue to believe the problem is preventable with the right community response.
CROWN POINT | The mother of slain teacher Jennifer Kocsis testified Tuesday it was an online report discovered by a friend that convinced her a body found in Gary was that of her 37-year-old daughter.
CROWN POINT | Prosecutors have charged a Gary man with murder and other charges in connection with a July shooting that claimed the life of 23-year-old Andre Pullen.
GARY | Jury selection was underway Monday in the murder trial of a Gary man accused of killing a former elementary school teacher from Griffith.
CROWN POINT | On the cusp of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a study shows a low number of arrests considering the high number of emergency calls.
GARY | Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley arrived Saturday at Tolleston Park wearing jeans and toting work gloves, just one of a group of volunteers ready to clean up a 10-block area in the city's 3rd District.
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