A roundup of local crime and courts stories during the week.
HAMMOND — Officers jumped into action Thursday night when they found a 21-year-old who was shot multiple times inside a vehicle.
VALPARAISO — Prosecutors waited too long to file a criminal charge in a brutal sexual assault from 23 years ago in Valparaiso and thus the cas…
CROWN POINT — Two men linked to the shooting death of an 18-year-old Portage High School student in January may be close to accepting plea agr…
CROWN POINT — A Gary woman testified Thursday she argued and fought with her ex-boyfriend just before a man on trial this week in a murder cas…
ST. JOHN — St. John police minimized the concerns of Molley Lanham's parents when they reported the teen missing earlier this year, the family…
CROWN POINT — Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against the last of three men — one of whom has been identified by authorities as a suspect…
VALPARAISO — A 46-year-old Portage woman charged with abandoning her three children in a home without running water or a working furnace last …
MICHIGAN CITY — Officials captured an escaped prisoner early Thursday after the 39-year-old man fled the grounds of an Indiana State Prison in…
CROWN POINT — A woman testified she thinks she and her child would be in danger if a judge reduces bail for a man accused of shooting her in t…
HAMMOND — A federal judge has imprisoned a Chinese woman who came to America to become an entrepreneur, but got in the wrong business: entrapp…
A prisoner escaped the grounds of the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City late Wednesday morning, police warned.
CROWN POINT — The girlfriend of a man charged Tuesday with murder in the grisly stabbing death of her mentally disabled roommate told police s…
ST. JOHN — A St. John police officer is facing possible termination after an internal investigation by the department found she allegedly made…
CROWN POINT — A police sergeant breaking up a fight found a police commander at the bottom of a pile of people punching and kicking at someone…
CROWN POINT — A judge ordered an attorney for a man charged in a shooting last fall at the Hobart Walmart to tell the state how a gun allegedl…
The Indiana Supreme Court is being asked to overturn a May 23 Court of Appeals ruling that revived a long-running lawsuit seeking to hold nume…
HAMMOND — The city has set a new record by reaching the Fourth of July holiday without one homicide.
A roundup of crime stories from throughout the Region during the past 24 hours.
CROWN POINT — A professional poker player will serve time in a work-release program, three years on probation and pay more than $14,000 in res…
EAST CHICAGO — Police shot and wounded a man early Sunday after he accelerated down an alley while they were investigating a crash and opened …
LAPORTE — A 27-year-old Michigan City man has been charged with murder on allegations of battering his 75-year-old grandmother in February, wh…
VALPARAISO — Jatwone London told the court Tuesday he had intended to earn a college degree and join the Navy.
CROWN POINT — A man told a judge he was suicidal, repeated allegations that jail staff is putting poison in his food and ultimately went to tr…
VALPARAISO — A Porter County midwife accused of practicing without a license was ordered by the court Monday afternoon to cease her work while…
CROWN POINT — A Gary man pleaded guilty Monday to charges alleging he helped his then 15-year-old girlfriend conceal evidence of her mother's …
CROWN POINT — A Lake Station man faces one to six years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to allegations he robbed a gas station last year.
VALPARAISO — A 25-year-old Gary woman was sentenced Monday to probation after pleading guilty to a felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor.
CROWN POINT — Three people face attempted murder charges alleging one of them stabbed a man in the face with scissors and all beat him because…
HAMMOND — A collision between a Ford F-150 and a semitrailer Saturday morning on Interstate 80/94 left one woman seriously injured, according …
MICHIGAN CITY — Water-based searches were postponed late Sunday for a 17-year-old South Bend boy last seen Saturday night offshore in the area…
EAST CHICAGO — Authorities are investigating the death of a yet-to-be-identified male declared dead early Sunday at St. Catherine Hospital in …
HAMMOND — A 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound after a large fight broke out late Saturday in Hammond's Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. pa…
GARY — Drugs fueled an increase in homicides in the city during the first six months of 2019, but an initiative targeting gangs and their memb…
ST. JOHN — The town's insurance carrier* has paid $202,000 to two women to settle sexual harassment lawsuits, while a third woman's lawsuit re…
CROWN POINT — A man testified Friday his father beat him so badly he suffered a traumatic brain injury and paralysis and no longer wants any c…
EAST CHICAGO — The state's housing authority is seeking nonprofits to help with the development and sale of six single-family homes in the Wes…