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LONG BEACH, Ind. (AP) — A Chicago man has surrendered to northwestern Indiana authorities in connection with the death of a teenager injured in a July Fourth beach fight. The LaPorte County Jail said 19-year-old James Malecek was expected to be...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The body of an Illinois man who disappeared in choppy waters off a Gary beach has been recovered from Lake Michigan. Indiana Conservation Officer Gene Davis says the body of 20-year-old Brett Vanetten of New Lenox, Ill., was found...
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man exonerated five years ago by DNA evidence in a rape case after serving several years in an Illinois prison has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for a woman's 2008 beating death. The Times of Munster and the Post-...
Tags: Crimes, DNA, Hammond, Prisons, Human Body
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A judge in northwestern Indiana has turned down a defense request for a second autopsy of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found in a shallow grave. The Lake County judge made the ruling Tuesday during a court hearing for...
Tags: Indiana, Crimes, Justice System, Judges, Munster
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — An attorney for indicted Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot says his client took $24,700 he is charged with stealing only after a lawyer told him it was legal. Philpot's attorney, Leonard Goodman, told the Post-Tribune of...
Tags: Justice System, Lawyers, Prosecution, Munster
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Investigators in northwestern Indiana say an 80-year-old teacher was killed in her home and police were searching for her missing car. The Lake County coroner's office says Anna Schulz was pronounced dead Wednesday night...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A report says more than 13 people might have known of abuse endured by a Gary boy before his death but most said nothing to authorities. The Times of Munster, citing a review of Indiana Department of Child Services records,...
Tags: Crimes, Gary, Munster, Crime, Law and Justice
HOBART, Ind. (AP) — Police in northwestern Indiana say a woman told officers that her boyfriend fired several blasts from a shotgun over her head after she turned down his marriage proposal. The 29-year-old man from Hobart faces criminal...
Tags: Indiana, Crimes, Munster, Assault, Crime, Law and Justice
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Lake County judge says he is going "above and beyond the call of duty" to make sure a black Gary man gets an impartial jury for his murder trial. The Times of Munster reports (http://bit.ly/ntGVjE ) Kevin Isom could...
Tags: Crimes, Gary, Justice System, Judges, Munster
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she neglected her daughter, who died two years ago. The Post-Tribune of Merrillville and The Times of Munster report that 29-year-old Melissa Swiontek of...
Tags: Indiana, Justice System, Lawyers, Prosecution, Munster
HOBART, Ind. (AP) — An autopsy has found that a competitive billiards player from Michigan whose body was found in an Indiana pond died from asphyxiation. The Lake County coroner's office also ruled 45-year-old Dawn Fital's death Saturday an...
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