A federal judge has kept alive due process claims of former residents of a lead- and arsenic-tainted housing complex who were abruptly forced to move, though several claims alleging racial discrimination and other causes of action against the city of East Chicago were dismissed.
Indiana regulators have set proposed new pollution limits for a steel plant in East Chicago that’s considered one of the region’s worst polluters.
A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man and three others were charged with helping take the body to a northwest Indiana lake and throwing it into the water.
Indiana lawmakers and environmental law and policy experts will gather Thursday at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law to discuss model legislation designed to address lead poisoning among Indiana children after tests of drinking water found “alarming levels” in Indianapolis schools.
Hoosiers wagered nearly $92 million on sports in October — the first month that mobile bets were accepted — according to numbers released Friday by the Indiana Gaming Commission.
The president of the Gary City Council faces charges alleging he kidnapped a 14-year-old boy he believed was involved in stealing his car. Ronald Brewer was charged Thursday with kidnapping, criminal confinement and intimidation.
Sports betting is underway in Indiana, with Gov. Eric Holcomb placing a bet at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville.
A former East Chicago city employee who has alleged her constitutional rights were violated when she was fired from the city Health Department in 2015 has secured a partial victory from the Northern Indiana District Court, which also ruled partially in favor of city officials.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded a judgement in favor of an East Chicago hospital and doctor after finding the Medical Malpractice Act did not govern a claim alleging the doctor negligently shared a patient’s health information.
A man has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for sending a pipe bomb addressed to an attorney that exploded at a northwestern Indiana post office, injuring a worker.
Federal regulators are expanding the public comment period for a proposed cleanup of the site of a former housing complex in northwestern Indiana.
A northwestern Indiana man has been charged with felony neglect after police say a 3-year-old boy fatally shot his 4-year-old sister with the suspect’s gun in the family’s home.
A federal jury has convicted a northwestern Indiana scrap-metal dealer of interstate transportation of stolen goods for allegedly demolishing a historic railroad bridge and selling the metal. Prosecutors said Kenneth Morrison and a work crew cut up the unused Monon Bridge that spanned the Grand Calumet River near downtown Hammond and sold it to Illinois scrapyards for $18,000. He also allegedly sold parts to an East Chicago scrap dealer.
East Chicago community group is asking for a second public hearing on the proposed cleanup of the site of a public housing complex that was evacuated and demolished because of industrial contamination. The East Chicago Calumet Coalition Community Advisory Group says many residents didn’t get to speak at a Nov. 29 hearing about a $26.5 million project to remove tainted soil from the site of the West Calumet Housing Complex.
A man charged in a pipe bomb explosion at a northwestern Indiana post office says he was targeting an attorney who had filed a lawsuit against him. Eric Krieg of Munster pleaded guilty Tuesday to making an unregistered destructive device and other charges.
A trial for a man charged in a pipe bomb explosion at a post office in northwestern Indiana has been pushed back until June.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana announced Friday that federal courthouses in Fort Wayne, Hammond, Lafayette and South Bend would lower flags to half-staff through Monday in honor of the late Senior Judge Rudy Lozano, who died Wednesday at 76 years old.
A northwestern Indiana man has been sentenced to four years in prison for the fatal accidental shooting of his 4-year-old nephew.
Charges were dropped against a former East Chicago junior high school teacher accused of sexual misconduct with two students. The teacher was charged in October 2016 with felony child molesting and sexual misconduct.
The Environmental Protection Agency has discovered more lead contamination in northwestern Indiana. Soil samples collected since October have revealed more than two dozen contaminated yards in Hammond and Whiting, the Chicago Tribune reported.