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December 14, 2016 View email in browser

‘This child was tortured.’ Judge sentences man to 40 years in son’s death

Judge Clarence Murray found a word missing at the sentencing hearing in the case of a 5-year-old boy who was bound and beaten to death: torture.

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Report: Tribal casino may cut Indiana revenue by $355M

A tribal casino set to open in South Bend in 2018 could reduce Indiana’s tax revenues by more than $350 million in its first five years.

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Police recover car, look for suspect in armed robbery of Indiana state legislator

Gary police recovered the car, but are still looking for a suspect in a reported armed robbery of State Rep. Vernon Smith at Glen Theater earlier this month.

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Hundreds earn degrees in first Purdue Northwest commencement

More than 600 students are among the first graduating class at Purdue University Northwest campuses in Hammond and Westville.

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County aims to give sheriff’s tow contract authority the hook

The Lake County Council is drafting an ordinance to move control over towing contracts away from the sheriff’s office in light of allegations of corruption.

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Council poised to extend Lake hiring freeze

A hiring freeze for Lake County, which has banked more than $200,000 in 2016, according to county officials, could extend into the coming budget year.

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