A roundup of local crime and courts stories during the week.
CROWN POINT — An East Chicago man was wanted on charges alleging he sexually abused his girlfriend's daughter after the woman left them alone …
LaPorte County Prosecutor John Lake denied accusations Tuesday of pursuing the arrest of fellow Democrat Michigan City Mayor Ron Meer's stepson for political reasons.
HAMMOND — U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II announced a new effort to crack down on firearms violations in Northwest Indiana with the indictme…
After a confrontation at River Oaks Center, a teen brandished a gun and began shooting, according to records from the Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on whether juveniles sentenced to lengthy prison terms must be afforded the same protections as those facing a life without parole sentence.
A bar melee of 20 to 30 people ended in what police deemed an “active running gun battle” in front of a Portage bar, wounding four people.
VALPARAISO — Two of the three Gary teens picked up in connection with last week's murder and robbery of a 27-year-old Portage woman they met t…
VALPARAISO — Just moments before sentencing a 39-year-old South Haven man to 38 years for rape, Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper looked …
A local business owner is arguing his restaurant building in downtown Gary is worth $325,000 as he continues his fight against the local housing authority’s efforts to physically take possession through eminent domain.
CROWN POINT — A Hammond man was booked into the Lake County Jail Wednesday on charges alleging he molested a friend's 12-year-old daughter.
PORTER — A fire in Porter spread from a garage to a house, displacing a family right before Thanksgiving.
A two-year study by the National Judicial Opioid Task Force, led by Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush, calls for courts to do more to combat drug addiction.
Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper said her heart goes out to a young girl seated at the rear of the courtroom on Wednesday, after the years of sexual abuse the girl endured at the hands of 53-year-old Joseph Donfrio.
Within 36 hours in December 2016, a Gary man shot and wounded a childhood friend and killed another man during a drug deal gone bad.
HAMMOND — A Griffith man with a once promising career in clothing design will now be measured up for prison garb.
A 16-year-old Gary boy was charged as an adult Tuesday with robbing a 14-year-old boy of shoes and cash Sept. 26 in Gary's Glen Park section.
The Coca-Cola Company and Fair Oaks owners Mike and Sue McCloskey are named as co-defendants in the suits, which are being consolidated into a single fraud case and come from states across the country.
The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to hold 10 gun manufacturers financially responsible for the costs of 1990s gun violence in the city of Gary.
A Gary man convicted of murder for shooting a teenager in Michigan City in 2004 is entitled to no reduction in his 60-year prison term, the Indiana court of Appeals has ruled.
CROWN POINT — A Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for shooting his former girlfriend in the chest and walking out, leavi…
The Indiana Tax Court has ordered the assessed value of the Kohl's store adjacent to Southlake Mall be recalculated.
HAMMOND — A federal judge has imposed life imprisonment on a member of the Latin Kings for drug racketeering and the murder of a 16-year-old b…
CROWN POINT — A Hammond man was drinking tequila before he argued with his adult daughter and shot her boyfriend in the arm Nov. 20 while her …
ROLLING PRAIRIE — A Pennsylvania man was arrested Monday for felony drug dealing after police found methamphetamine and marijuana in his vehic…
CROWN POINT — A shootout between neighbors Monday afternoon sent one person to the hospital and killed the person's dog, police said.
CROWN POINT — Charges allege a former employee at Aspire Charter Academy in Gary sexually abused a female student for about two years, gave he…
CROWN POINT — Police said Monday their investigation into a homicide outside Coach's Corner bar early Sunday was ongoing and they asked that m…
PORTAGE — A 27-year-old Portage woman was shot to death last week for $100 in what police say was a planned robbery staged as a marijuana deal.
CHICAGO — The family of a 15-year-old who was wounded during a shootout between suburban Chicago police and a suspected bank robber is suing a…
GARY — The shooting death of a Portage man Sunday night in the city's Glen Park section marked the second slaying of a delivery driver in the …
VALPARAISO — A 66-year-old Liberty Township man reportedly found with more than 1,000 sexual images of children between the ages of 3 and 15 p…
HOBART — A vehicle pursuit ended in a crash on Interstate 65 near 49th Avenue around 8 a.m. Monday, police say.
A 26-year-old Hammond woman was killed in a homicide after an argument with a man in the parking lot outside Coach's Corner, authorities said.
PORTAGE — Three men were expected to survive after being wounded in a gunfight early Saturday that left spent casings from various types of gu…
The total number of calls to Southlake Mall from January to Nov. 9 has decreased by 17% compared to the same time period in 2014.
CEDAR LAKE — A man fled from police following a domestic dispute and crashed his vehicle, continuing to run away on foot, police said.