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Sarah Potrzebowski, 40, of Chesterton, is accused of exerting unauthorized control over money belonging to the Chamber by pocketing funds collected from vendors at the town's European Market.
Lake County prosecutors filed charges this week against a grandmother first arrested last month in connection with the fatal stabbing of her adult daughter's boyfriend April 16 in Hobart.
Police said they were told Daniel Doeing had been drunk during the time in question.
A Valparaiso man, accused of strangling his roommate, spoke incoherently at times during his initial hearing Monday and wore jail garb designed to prevent him from harming himself or others.
The woman began punching and kicking toward medical staff and struck an emergency room nurse multiple times, police said.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill, one of the biggest names in Chicago deep dish pizza, will soon open a new Northwest Indiana location.
She said the men took her to other locations in Hammond, Gary and Calumet City, and some would keep her overnight and force her to have sex multiple times, records state.
"Yes. Yes, it happened," Douglas Roberts Jr. reportedly told police. "I probably need to be there (prison)."
Robert Martinez, 50, of Valparaiso, suffered a serious head injury and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he later was pronounced dead, officials said.
Defense attorney Scott King pounced on testimony from a Porter County sheriff's detective that he and prosecutors had discussed the possibility of charging Roxann Kerner before her son's trial.
"This has been a very trying case for the volunteers and for law enforcement officials searching every day but most importantly for the family of Kyrin Carter," Hammond Chief of Police William Short said.
Ford will again shut down the Chicago Assembly Plant and lay off thousands of workers because of the worldwide semiconductor shortage that's greatly disrupted automaking.
Leslie Carter said he was involved with every step of looking for his son. He searched up and down the river countless times and on Tuesday evening, he said, he feels "numb to the world."
The body of 32-year-old Steffani Sanders was found in the 9300 block of Colorado Street on Tuesday, the Lake County coroner's office said.
"I don't see giving you a lesser sentence on this one," the judge said. "You killed a man."
Days after the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved for kids as young as 12, the Porter County Health Department held vaccine clinics at various area schools.
When contacted Wednesday morning for comment, town spokesman Kevin Nevers said only, "The town of Chesterton wishes Cpl. (Nicholas) Brown well in his future endeavors."
Attorney General Todd Rokita says IU cannot require students, faculty or staff to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status as a condition of attending or working at the school.
Steelworkers were injured in an accident at Cleveland-Cliffs Indiana Harbor West in East Chicago.
Nearly all Senate Republicans have signed a letter calling on Indiana University to rescind its mandate for all students, faculty and staff to provide the school proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Before family, friends, and first responders, DeVon Dixon, 7, was named an honorary firefighter Wednesday evening at Griffith Fire Station 31.
The fire is being investigated with the assistance of the Indiana state fire marshall's office.
Officers said they noticed two nearby juveniles interested in the police activity.
The Indiana State Board of Accounts is investigating nearly $110,000 worth of stipends the School City of Hammond said were authorized by a former administrator without approval from the district's Board of Trustees.
Crews worked to clear the roadway from about 11:15 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, police said.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's mask mandate for those inside schools will last for another month as the governor has issued a new extension of the s…