A man pleaded guilty to charges Thursday in connection with the fatal 2021 shooting of Chicago police officer Ella French and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Protests turn to rage
Peaceful protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd on the last weekend in May in downtown Indianapolis turned violent with police launching tear gas and protesters vandalizing and destroying businesses. Windows were shattered, stores were looted, fires were set and graffiti was spray-painted everywhere. Protests took place across the state including in Evansville, Jeffersonville Fort Wayne, Hammond, Michigan City, South Bend, and Lafayette.Read More
Web Exclusive: Retired attorney’s presidential button collection tops 1,000 pins
Retired Krieg DeVault partner Calvin Bellamy remembers exactly when he got his first presidential pin. “I know specifically – 1956. My father ran Memorial Day parades in Hammond for many years,” he recalled. That day sparked a fascination and hobby that Bellamy has cherished for the past 64 years.Read More
Indianapolis police, protesters march together; Hogsett extends curfew
Police and protesters negotiated a truce and walked together on Meridian Street on Monday night following a tense standoff that lasted about 30 minutes near the Governor’s Residence on Meridian Street.Read More
Legislation, lawsuits used to combat Indiana’s lead problem as contamination cases persist
Organizations and individuals around Indiana have been pushing for a solution to the lead problem. The toxin is everywhere and exposure, especially in very young children, can cause lifelong cognitive impairment.Read More
If you need gas during early morning hours in northwestern Indiana, don’t bother stopping in Hammond come November. A new law will force service stations to close between midnight and 5 a.m.
Federal judge vacates verdict in civil rights suit against Hammond, former officer after parties settle
A federal judge has agreed to vacate a jury verdict that awarded a man $25.5 million in his lawsuit alleging a now-retired police officer violated his civil rights and deprived him of a fair trial. The parties requested vacatur after reaching a settlement.
A student who claimed her constitutional rights were violated when she was allegedly sexually assaulted and harassed on a police ride-along can bring a claim against a Hammond police officer, but not the city’s chief of police.
Hammond, former officer to pay more than $410K in fees, costs after Gary man wins wrongful conviction case
A Gary man previously awarded $25.5 million in a federal lawsuit against the city of Hammond and a former police officer has now been awarded more than $410,000 in attorney fees and costs.
The state has reached a $700,000 settlement with a medical provider in Hammond.
The Indiana Northern District Court is honoring longtime Magistrate Judge Andrew P. Rodovich with a courtroom named in his honor.
A northwestern Indiana hospital that was days away from closing its emergency room has been ordered by a judge to keep those emergency services operational for another nine months.
The faculty senate of Purdue University Northwest is demanding the resignation of CEO and Chancellor Thomas Keon after he mocked Asian languages during commencement.
An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to making an illegal “straw” purchase of a handgun that was later used to kill a Chicago police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 2 1/2 years in prison.
A former northern Indiana police officer who was caught on video repeatedly punching a handcuffed man in 2018 has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
A federal jury has awarded a Gary man $25.5 million in his lawsuit alleging that a now-retired police officer violated his civil rights and deprived him of a fair trial in a case involving a 1980 rape and robbery.
A judge sentenced a Lake County man Friday to 180 years in prison for killing a woman and two teenage boys found bludgeoned to death in 1998 in a house in northwest Indiana.
Three people were taken into custody following a Sunday shooting that wounded two people shortly after a graduation ceremony in northwestern Indiana, police said.
A jury has convicted a Lake County man in the killings of a woman and two teenage boys found bludgeoned to death in 1998 in a house in northwest Indiana.
A northwestern Indiana youth is facing rape charges for allegedly assaulting a classmate during a school active shooter drill.
A judge has dismissed murder charges against two men in the fatal 1980 shooting of an off-duty Hammond police officer after prosecutors said they lacked sufficient evidence “to prove these charges beyond a reasonable doubt.”
A northwest Indiana man allegedly kicked his cousin in the head 24 times during a fight, leaving him partially blind, authorities said.
A northwestern Indiana woman who was convicted of killing her boyfriend in 2019 by running him over with her car has been sentenced to 20½ years in prison.
A northwest Indiana man has been sentenced to community corrections and probation for breaking into a Hammond church with another man in 2019 and proceeding to ransack the sanctuary and its contents.