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Speakers warn against pot use

Speakers warn against pot use

VALPARAISO | The stoner stereotype of a clueless guy who habitually sits around his house smoking pot may be true, Tony Coder said.

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Murderer captured in LaPorte pleads guilty to Mich. prison escape

Murderer captured in LaPorte pleads guilty to Mich. prison escape

IONIA, Mich. | A convicted murderer captured in February near LaPorte after escaping from a western Michigan prison pleaded guilty on Thursday…

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Murderer captured in LaPorte pleads guilty to Mich. prison escape

Murderer captured in LaPorte pleads guilty to Mich. prison escape

IONIA, Mich. | A convicted murderer captured in February near LaPorte after escaping from a western Michigan prison pleaded guilty on Thursday…

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Coming Sunday: Meet the region's super fans

Think you're a loyal Bears, Colts or Packers fan? See how you compare to some the region's most die-hard football faithful. You might doubt yo…

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Speakers warn against pot use

Speakers warn against pot use

VALPARAISO | The stoner stereotype of a clueless guy who habitually sits around his house smoking pot may be true, Tony Coder said.

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Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana's seasonally adjusted employment rate fell to 5.8 percent in August, even though the state lost private-sector jobs.

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Women’s Leadership Council unites leaders to make impact

Women’s Leadership Council unites leaders to make impact

MICHIGAN CITY | The Women’s Leadership Council of the LaPorte County United Way held its kickoff event, “Wine, Women and Impact” at Shady Cree…

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Arrest made in bomb threat hoax at Michigan City courthouse

Arrest made in bomb threat hoax at Michigan City courthouse

MICHIGAN CITY | The man charged with sending a bomb threat and white powder through the mail to the Michigan City courthouse had his name on t…

September 18, 2014 5:19 pm

Galloway announces candidacy for LaPorte mayor

LAPORTE | The first candidate for mayor has emerged in LaPorte.

September 18, 2014 4:07 pm

Officials outline plans for U.S. 20 improvements in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Plans to reconstruct U.S. 20 across much of Michigan City was outlined Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 8:30 pm

Police: LaPorte man molested teen he met on Facebook

A LaPorte man is accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy with whom he was corresponding on Facebook.

September 17, 2014 4:58 pm

Police: Driver in fatal accident crossed center line

A 68-year-old LaPorte man was killed Tuesday on U.S. 421 in a head-on collision apparently caused by the other driver, who had his three schoo…

September 17, 2014 4:44 pm

Powder sparks Michigan City courthouse evacuation

MICHIGAN CITY | A letter containing white powder and a bomb threat resulted in an evacuation of the Michigan City courthouse Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 2:20 pm

Police say autistic LaPorte teen attacked on porch

LAPORTE, Ind. | Police in northern Indiana say a 17-year-old autistic boy was attacked by a man and another teenager while standing on a porch.

September 17, 2014 12:14 pm

Co-op reconstruction on track a year after fatal blast

Co-op reconstruction on track a year after fatal blast

UNION MILLS | Rebuilding a facility where local farmers sell grain that is stored then shipped to markets is nearing completion more than a ye…

September 17, 2014 5:00 am

New display at museum

LAPORTE | Have you ever walked around the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum and your child says, “What the heck is that thing?”

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Craft cocktail plant coming to Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | A new facility in Michigan City will bottle prepared cocktails crafted by famed Aviary mixologist Charles Joly, who just won b…

September 16, 2014 8:15 pm

LaPorte considers closing bars earlier to stem violence

LAPORTE | LaPorte city officials are considering two moves to stem acts of violence in the taverns highlighted by a recent fatal stabbing — cl…

September 16, 2014 6:10 pm

2 hurt in crash on eastbound Indiana Toll Road near Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Two people were taken to a hospital Tuesday after a rollover crash on the Indiana Toll Road near Michigan City, police said.

September 16, 2014 5:30 pm

LaPorte man killed in crash on U.S. 421 north of Toll Road

LAPORTE COUNTY | A LaPorte man was killed Tuesday in a head-on crash on U.S. 421 just north of the Indiana Toll Road, authorities said.

September 16, 2014 4:30 pm

Foresters donate to Alzheimer's group

Foresters donate to Alzheimer's group

The National Catholic Society of Foresters, St. Joseph Court 513, recently donated $500 to Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Ind…

September 16, 2014 12:14 pm

IU Health positioning for future

LAPORTE | Hospitals in LaPorte and Starke counties operating under the IU Health umbrella are looking to add a partner to better position the …

September 16, 2014 5:00 am

Westville students suspended for laser pointer

WESTVILLE | A Westville eighth-grader is serving a five-day suspension from school for waving what appeared to be a gun in the school parking lot.

September 15, 2014 6:45 pm

Plea deal planned in auto crash scheme

HAMMOND | A Valparaiso woman plans to join group of people admitting to their role in an insurance fraud scheme involving staged vehicle crash…

September 15, 2014 6:00 pm

Senator: Indiana protected in Toll Road bankruptcy

INDIANAPOLIS | A top Hoosier lawmaker believes the state will suffer no harm if the operator of the Indiana Toll Road declares bankruptcy and …

September 15, 2014 4:00 pm

10-year sentence issued in infant sex case

10-year sentence issued in infant sex case

VALPARAISO | James Glanders is just 22 years old, but will spend the rest of his life living under the restrictions of a sexually violent predator.

September 15, 2014 12:18 pm

Football and Social Security

Good coaching and a great playbook can make all the difference in the world for a winning football team. Fail to create a sound game plan, and…

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

LaPorte police shoot a pit bulls; shooting under review

LAPORTE | A LaPorte police officer who fatally shot a dog in the spring fired his gun at a pit bull that was chasing people through a neighbor…

September 14, 2014 5:45 pm

Substance abuse councils to hold summit on marijuana

VALPARAISO | The substance abuse councils of Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties will host a joint summit on marijuana Sept. 19 at the Memorial …

September 14, 2014 5:00 pm

Ford Explorer posts best month since Chicago production started

Ford Explorer posts best month since Chicago production started

CHICAGO | Ford Explorer sales rose 25 percent in August, the best month it's had since it was first made in Chicago in 2010.

September 14, 2014 5:00 am

Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys

Planned Parenthood working to empower incarcerated boys

MERRILLVILLE | Diane Pike believes the juvenile offenders at Camp Summit want the same things as every other teen their age.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Related

Life lessons cultivated at Camp Summit

Life lessons cultivated at Camp Summit

Editor's note: The names of juveniles quoted in this report have been changed to protect their identities.

September 13, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

HAMMOND | Hundreds of workers demanding higher wages walked off the job Saturday at the Lear Corp. plant in Hammond that makes automotive seat…

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September 13, 2014 12:05 am

U.S. attorney discusses public corruption

U.S. attorney discusses public corruption

SCHERERVILLE | Members of the Lake County Advancement Committee got a behind the scenes look Friday into federal investigations targeting publ…

September 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Hoosier Stars take stage in LaPorte

Singers throughout the region will be competing for cash prizes during an event in LaPorte similar to the popular "American Idol" television show.

September 12, 2014 6:15 pm

Indiana Toll Road operator weighs bankruptcy, sale

Indiana Toll Road operator weighs bankruptcy, sale

The Indiana Toll Road operators are looking at filing for bankruptcy to get out from under $6 billion in debt and selling the right to operate…

September 12, 2014 3:30 pm

Chef to speak at 'Inspiring Women' luncheon

MICHIGAN CITY | Brenda Hitchens rose from a part-time gig cleaning up at a local bakery to becoming an award-winning executive chef at a major…

September 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Steam-powered fun

Steam-powered fun

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

NWI foundations benefit from Lilly Endowment's GIFT initiative

MERRILLVILLE | Legacy Foundation, the community foundation serving Lake County, is part of a network of Northwest Indiana foundations invited …

September 11, 2014 6:14 pm

Former LaPorte County official charged with taking money from county

SOUTH BEND | A former LaPorte County official is facing federal criminal charges of embezzling more than $150,000 in her role as deputy county…

September 11, 2014 4:44 pm

9/11-themed sculpture dedicated at Purdue North Central

9/11-themed sculpture dedicated at Purdue North Central

A 12,000 pound marble sculpture that serves as a memorial to the 9/11 terrorist attacks from 13 years ago was dedicated Thursday at Purdue Nor…

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Miller Beach gallery partners with Michigan City artists

Miller Beach gallery partners with Michigan City artists

GARY | The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is welcomes the Area Artists Association of Northern Indiana , an affiliate of the Lubezn…

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Flash flood watch in effect throughout region

The National Weather Service on Wednesday warned of possible agricultural land flooding along part of the Kankakee River and dangerous swimmin…

September 10, 2014 10:20 pm

Great Lakes Powerboat Race has $8 million impact

MICHIGAN CITY | This year's Great Lakes Grand Prix in Michigan City set records for attendance and economic impact

September 10, 2014 4:21 pm

NIRPC to hold meetings on 2040 plan update

The public can comment on the update of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan at a series o…

September 10, 2014 12:10 pm

Pence claims DOC wanted Camp Summit closed

Pence claims DOC wanted Camp Summit closed

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence revealed Tuesday the decision to close Camp Summit, a LaPorte paramilitary-style youth offender rehabilitation …

September 09, 2014 4:40 pm Related

Judge rules in favor of candidacy

A judge has given the green light for a man to run for a spot on the LaPorte County Commission after his legal residency was challenged.

September 09, 2014 4:19 pm

LaPorte School Board upholds administrator's hiring

LAPORTE | The hiring of a LaPorte School Corp. administrator under fire for alleged anti-Semitic remarks a decade ago has been upheld.

September 09, 2014 2:16 pm

Camp Summit's future uncertain

Camp Summit's future uncertain

LAPORTE | Gov. Mike Pence's office on Monday said the planned closure of the state's Camp Summit youth offender site on Oct. 1 is on hold for now.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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This bites: Emerging breed of mosquito is more aggressive

This bites: Emerging breed of mosquito is more aggressive

Region residents bugged by mosquitoes won't see relief for a couple more weeks.

September 08, 2014 8:45 pm
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