A roundup of local crime and courts stories during the week.
CROWN POINT — A Griffith man pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge alleging he murdered a man dating his ex-girlfriend during an argument in…
CROWN POINT — A Roselawn man avoided prison time Thursday for killing two men when he crashed his powerboat into a breakwall in 2016 while dri…
VALPARAISO — When a nurse at Porter Regional Hospital was confronted last fall about stealing vials of the synthetic opioid drug fentanyl, she…
GARY — A Chicago man has been arrested after he attempted to evade officers in a stolen vehicle, which he allegedly paid $30 for, according to…
FAIR OAKS — Fair Oaks Farms founder Mike McCloskey says he was unaware calves were being sold to the veal industry, citing a lack of communica…
PORTAGE — After leading police on a high speed motorcycle chase Wednesday night, a Valparaiso man reportedly told officers he was just trying …
HOBART — Police are asking for help identifying a suspect who allegedly charged more than $500 to a stolen credit card at a business on the 29…
CHICAGO — A federal appeals court has upheld the bribery conviction of former Lake County Sheriff John Buncich.
CROWN POINT — A sentencing hearing for an East Chicago man convicted last month of sexually assaulting his neighbor in 2014 was postponed Wedn…
CROWN POINT — A Gary woman pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge in her boyfriend's stabbing death in 2016.
CROWN POINT — Charges filed Tuesday allege a Gary woman dragged a 5-year-old girl by the arm away from a playground and pushed the child to th…
CROWN POINT — A Merrillville man sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for shooting a childhood friend will remain in the Lake County Jail…
CHICAGO — A grocery store owner likely saved his wife's life during a suburban Chicago home invasion by kicking down their car's back seat and…
FAIR OAKS — The Newton County Sheriff's Department has requested the names of former Fair Oaks Farms employees shown abusing young calves in a…
UNION TOWNSHIP — Three vehicles parked at the same address in Shorewood Forest were damaged Saturday by what appear to be BB pellets, accordin…
PORTAGE — A Hobart man accused in a shooting Tuesday in the Camelot Manor mobile home park was known to hang out with gang members and was att…
CROWN POINT — A man sentenced in 2014 to 12 years in prison for killing a Lake County corrections officer in a hit-and-run crash is free to wa…
HAMMOND — A federal magistrate ruled Tuesday a 60-year-old woman can be sentenced July 10 for procuring prostitutes to work at Northwest India…
HAMMOND — A mother and two brothers will be detained pending trial in U.S. District Court on a charge alleging they kidnapped a relative of a …
CROWN POINT — An attorney for a Winfield Town Council member accused of hitting a landscaper with a vehicle in 2017 said Tuesday he and prosec…
PORTAGE — A man is facing at least six charges after police allege he fired shots at a Portage mobile home park and then called up an Uber as …
CROWN POINT — A Gary man formally pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge alleging he and two of his cousins killed a 19-year-old last y…
CRETE, Ill. — Sheriff's deputies dispatched to a suburban Chicago home to check on the residents found a badly beaten woman in their car and h…
CHICAGO — One of the most powerful aldermen in Chicago's history has pleaded not guilty to federal political corruption charges.
PORTAGE — Police Chief Troy Williams commended several of his officers for keeping their composure late Monday night when confronting an armed…
Two men from north suburban Chicago were arrested over the weekend in connection with a string of auto burglaries in Highland and St. John, po…
CROWN POINT — Authorities found no credible threat after a man called Horseshoe Casino's corporate offices and said he left a bomb at the Hamm…
HAMMOND — One of two men charged with burglarizing a church told police he broke into the building to escape the rain and wasn't sure why they…
GARY — A man approached a Gary police officer early Sunday, asking for help with a gunshot victim laying in the backseat of his vehicle.
VALPARAISO — A Nov. 12 trial has been scheduled for a Portage man with three prior drunken driving convictions, who is now charged with drivin…
CROWN POINT — A sentencing for a Gary mother who has pleaded guilty to neglect in her 2-year-old daughter's shooting death was continued Monda…
The South Shore Line announced it will periodically bus weekday passengers this spring and summer between the Carroll Avenue station in Michig…
LAKE STATION — A Lowell man was arrested at a bar on Decatur Street in Lake Station after fighting with a state trooper during a traffic stop,…
HAMMOND — The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District police are asking for help identifying a suspect who allegedly stole tires fro…
GARY -- A Gary man was charged with a felony XXXXX after driving between gas pumps and nearly hitting a school bus during a car chase, police said.
A lawsuit filed by the city of Gary against 10 gun manufacturers nearly two decades ago will continue after the Indiana Court of Appeals last …
HAMMOND — Two Hammond men face felony charges after allegedly vandalizing the Faith United Church of Christ late Tuesday night, leaving behind…
Hammond police are asking for help in identifying a suspect in a robbery at a Chase Bank branch Saturday afternoon in the Hessville neighborhood.
CROWN POINT — Former Lake County Councilman Jamal Washington turned himself in Friday at the Lake County Jail to complete a sentence for an as…
VALPARAISO — A 31-year-old Portage man wiped tears from his eyes after telling the court Friday morning that he was using drugs and not making…