Genesis Convention Center

John J. Watkins, The Times

On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on the move of a casino to a Gary on-land location, Brandon Smith reports on the 2017 Anti-Abortion law remaining blocked, Sharon Jackson speaks with Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson about the theft charges against a former Genesis Center bookkeeper and Chris Nolte has a conversation with NWI Activist Ruth Needleman.  All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…   

Genesis Convention Center

GARY-A former bookkeeper and interim executive director of the Genesis Convention Center is being charged with one count of theft from a local government entity receiving federal funds, for stealing more than $10,000 cash from the struggling business.
Lakeshore Public Radio Show Host and Reporter Sharon Jackson spoke with Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson about the hiring of Victoria Wilson of Portage and the investigation of the irregularities that were showing up.
 

Sharon Jackson, Lakeshore Public Radio Show Host/Reporter / Lakeshore Public Media

GARY- In response to the indictment of the former bookkeeper and interim executive director of the Genesis Convention Center, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said Wednesday that the city has worked hard to ensure the profitability of the Genesis Center and any actions inconsistent with those efforts are unacceptable.

Portage resident, 52 year-old Victoria Wilson, has been charged in federal court with stealing more than $10,000 in cash from the Genesis Convention Center.  She was charged with one count of theft from a local government entity receiving federal funds.

Paul Sancya / Associated Press

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Democrats are bringing in former President Barack Obama to counter the campaigning by President Donald Trump in the state's contentious U.S. Senate race.

The state Democratic Party says Obama will speak during a rally Sunday at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary in support of Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly's re-election bid.

Washington Times

Today:  On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we turn to reporter Giles Bruce and LaPorte County correspondent Stan Maddux of the "Times of Northwest Indiana" and "Post-Tribune" reporters Carole Carlson and Greg Tejeda, to talk about the stories they wrote for their newspapers and Web sites.