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News in Lake County, Indiana

Suspected Indiana Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:16:57 -0700

Darren Vann has been charged in the deaths of two women, but could be responsible for at least seven deaths after police say he confessed to the crimes.

25 Patients, Families of 3 Dead, Allege Unnecessary Surgeries by Indiana Cardiologists, According to Patients' Legal ...
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:00:00 -0700

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than two dozen medical malpractice lawsuits, including three wrongful death allegations, have been filed against three Lake County, Ind. cardiologists accused ...

Darren Deon Vann, suspected serial killer, speaks at 2nd court appearance
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:31:29 -0700

Darren Deon Vann, the convicted sex offender who Indiana police say confessed to killing seven women, appeared before a Lake County judge for a second time on Wednesday morning - and this time, he spoke.

Public business sent via private email subject to disclosure law
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:13:00 -0700

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's open records watchdog is advising local government officials that email messages pertaining to official business, even if sent from a personal account, are public records and potentially must be disclosed upon request.

NWI politicians vow to promote ethical behavior
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:18:00 -0700

Almost all Northwest Indiana's political candidates have promised to promote ethics in local government.

Suspected serial killer silent at Indiana court hearing
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:02:44 -0700

By Mark Guarino CROWN POINT Ind. (Reuters) - Serial killer suspect Darren Vann was silent on Wednesday at a preliminary court hearing in Lake County, Indiana, and the judge warned him he could be held in contempt and ordered him to appear again next week to be informed of his rights. Vann was arrested on Saturday and has been charged in the murder of Afrikka Hardy, 19, whose body was found a day ...

Darren Deon Vann, suspected serial killer, due in court again
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:24:10 -0700

The last time Darren Deon Vann went to court, the alleged serial killer refused to speak. The suspect Indiana police say confessed to killing seven women is scheduled to appear before a Lake County judge for a second time.

Darren Deon Vann, suspected serial killer, appears in court
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:54:40 -0700

The last time Darren Deon Vann went to court, the alleged serial killer refused to speak. The convicted sex offender who Indiana police say confessed to killing seven women appeared before a Lake County judge for a second time on Wednesday morning.

Not guilty pleas for suspect in 7 Indiana deaths
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:26:24 -0700

CROWN POINT, Ind. — A judge recorded not guilty pleas Wednesday for a former Marine who is charged with murder in the strangulation deaths of two women found in northwestern Indiana and is suspected of killing five others. During an initial hearing that lasted eight minutes, Lake County Magistrate Kathleen Sullivan explained to Darren Vann that the informal pleas in the strangulation deaths of ...

Lake County Coroner searching for Hammond man's family
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:16:58 -0700

Lake County officials are asking for the public's help finding the family of an Indiana man who died at his home in Hammond.