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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A plan to overhaul Indiana's criminal sentencing laws is moving through the Legislature with broad bipartisan support, although some county officials are worried it will shift costs to the local level. Supporters expect the...
CASSOPOLIS — A Marcellus man and Dowagiac teenager were sentenced today in Cass County Circuit Court to probation, jail time and community service for their destruction of tombstones and monuments at Dowagiac’s Riverside Cemetery. But that...
Tags: Vandalism, Defendants, Punishment, Prosecution, Justice System
WSBT-TV ReporterIndiana's state legislature could decide next week whether violent criminals should be getting tougher punishments. They are deciding a bill that would require murderers and other violent felons to serve 85 percent of their sentences. Many of them now...
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Gary woman to 35 years in prison in the death of a stepson who was starved, beaten and kept in a dog cage. The Times of Munster reports (http://bit.ly/Xt7g5q ) that Lake Superior Court Judge Diane...
NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police are investigating the death of a convicted child molester who was found unconscious at the bottom of a staircase at the state prison in New Castle. Police say 37-year-old Jeremiah K. Taylor of...
Tags: Punishment, Abusive Behavior, Child Abuse
An Elkhart County mother will have to wait even longer to see the man charged with abusing her daughter brought to justice. Tyler Beathea appeared in a court today for a pretrial conference, but no decisions were made. Beathea's defense attorney...
Tags: Abusive Behavior, Child Abuse
DETROIT (AP) — A 70-year-old Detroit high school basketball coach will not be charged for fatally shooting a teenager and wounding another while they were trying to rob him outside of a school, a prosecutor said Thursday. According to prosecutors,...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A northern Indiana boy convicted in adult court at age 12 in the killing of a friend's stepfather should not be denied a new trial just because he signed a plea agreement, his lawyer says in documents filed with the state Supreme...
BERRIEN COUNTY – A judge Monday sentenced a Benton Harbor man to 90 days in jail for driving his car into the path of a train, seriously injuring his daughter. Police say Anthony Bearty did not have a valid driver's license when he ignored train...
I-94 was closed for hours Saturday from Coloma to Van Buren, Michigan due to icy road conditions. It has since reopened. The following release -- concerning the photo above and to the sides in "Related Content" -- was issued around 4:30 p.m. Saturday:...
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) - An 18-year-old Michigan man has been sentenced to 51 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering an Elkhart man. A spokesperson with the Elkhart County Prosecutor's Office says Brandon Johnston of Three Rivers, Mich., told...
Tags: Punishment, Sex Crimes
DETROIT (AP) — All Michigan inmates serving no-parole sentences for murder committed as juveniles are entitled to a chance at release, a judge said Wednesday, declaring that a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision applies retroactively. The...
Tags: Juvenile Delinquency, Murder, Justice System, Trials, Punishment
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