A LaPorte man who went to prison years ago for murdering his wife could be going to trial on allegations of killing his second wife. 62 year old Joseph Jemiolo is accused with beating his wife, Kathy, with a baseball bat inside the couple's home on E Street across the Kiwanis Field nearly two years ago. Authorities say he also stabbed her multiple times. In the courtroom on Friday it was revealed no plea agreement has been reached therefore the court began making plans to start selecting a jury for the trial scheduled June 1st. If convicted... Jemiolo could face a prison sentense of 45-65 years. In 1978 he spent ten years in prison for the murder of his first wife who was shot multiple times on Silverbrook Avenue in LaPorte.
A ceremony was held today for the new license branch in La Porte. Among those in attendance were state representative Tom Dermody and state senator Jim Arnold.....both from La Porte. The formal grand opening started at 11 a.m.....at the new location at 1301 Pine Lake Road... ' The new branch was created after a fire in the fall caused significant damage at the old branch at 1505 Lincolnway.