• Arts in the Park set for July 9, 10

    Arts in the Park set for July 9, 10

    LAPORTE | The music and fun doesn’t stop all summer as Arts in the Park brings smooth sounds, good artistry, and fresh poetry free of charge e…

    July 08, 2014 3:47 pm
  • Churches Come Together for Potluck and Baptism

    Churches Come Together for Potluck and Baptism

    LAPORTE | We are excited to announce that Temple Worship Center from Michigan City and Liberty Bible Church from LaPorte came together for a c…

    July 08, 2014 3:37 pm Photos

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  • Jessup honored with state leadership award

    Jessup honored with state leadership award

    LAPORTE | At the recent Indiana Leadership Association Conference in Indianapolis, Jim Jessup received the Marjorie Klinck Award, which is pre…

    July 07, 2014 5:19 pm

Community News

LaPorte officials take aim at problem landlords, tenants

LAPORTE | City officials have taken action in hopes of reducing the number of complaints leveled against local landlords and tenants.

1 hour ago

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small gro…

7 hours ago

Michigan City's lighthouse undergoing renovations

Michigan City's lighthouse undergoing renovations

MICHIGAN CITY | It's a symbol like no other for Michigan City and, perhaps, the entire region.

July 11, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

Photos

80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

LAPORTE | An iron foundry that has been a major employer in LaPorte since 1934 and made some of the largest metal castings in the United State…

July 10, 2014 1:00 am

Man runs to LaPorte hospital after beating

LAPORTE | A man rode his bicycle from Starke County to LaPorte only to be beaten outside a bar and chased while escaping to the hospital.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Lake officials open E-911 bids

CROWN POINT | There was no shortage this week of companies competing for contracts to build Lake County's E-911 public safety communications system.

July 09, 2014 5:38 pm

Comcast closing Valparaiso office

Comcast cable subscribers in Valparaiso will soon be out of luck if they want to visit a physical store.

July 09, 2014 4:30 pm

First queen presides over county fair

First queen presides over county fair

LAPORTE | Melissa Smoker will reign over the LaPorte County Fair after being selected as the first queen at the state’s oldest county fair.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

Woman seriously injured, may have fallen down stairs last week

LAPORTE | A LaPorte woman was seriously injured after apparently falling down the stairs helpless to get off her basement floor for several days.

July 08, 2014 1:33 pm

LaPorte names new superintendent

LAPORTE | The new schools superintendent in LaPorte wants to focus on elevating the corporation from "good to great."

July 07, 2014 9:00 pm

Cops: LaPorte man arrested on child sex charges

Cops: LaPorte man arrested on child sex charges

LAPORTE | A LaPorte man was arrested Monday on child pornography and child exploitation charges, police said.

July 07, 2014 8:59 pm

LaPorte cops: Arrest made in drug store robbery

Charges were filed Monday against a man police said held up a pharmacist demanding prescription drugs in LaPorte.

July 07, 2014 8:00 pm

Two men arrested after fireworks accident

LONG BEACH | Two Illinois men could face charges for allegedly striking a child with a bottle rocket shot from a moving vehicle in Long Beach.

July 07, 2014 8:00 pm

Pot plant found growing in LaPorte city planter

LAPORTE | A marijuana plant has been destroyed after plucked from a city planter in downtown LaPorte, but police aren't sure how it got there.

July 07, 2014 7:00 pm

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

Most lawmakers in tune with Chamber of Commerce agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | If you picture the 150 members of the General Assembly as a choir, this year they sang their loudest hosannas for the business-…

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

LaPorte residents out early to secure parade spots

LaPorte residents out early to secure parade spots

LAPORTE | LaPorte residents like their Fourth of July parade.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Jaycees celebrate July 4 holiday with annual parade, fireworks

Jaycees celebrate July 4 holiday with annual parade, fireworks

LAPORTE | The LaPorte Jaycee’s 68th annual Fourth of July parade steps off at 10 a.m. Friday July 4. The theme is “Our Heroes: We can because …

July 03, 2014 10:22 am

Midwest Brewers Brawl planned this month

In partnership with the United Way of LaPorte County and the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, The Northwest Indiana Leaders You…

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

LaPorte holiday activities return to downtown's Fox Park

LAPORTE | The city's Fourth of July festivities are moving back to Fox Park where they were last held at least a generation ago.

July 02, 2014 6:05 pm

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa Membership Luncheon

LAPORTE | The Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Membership Luncheon on Tuesday, July 29th, at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel &…

July 01, 2014 4:34 pm

Local students participate in Purdue Entrepreneurship Academy

Several locals were among a group of 50 high school students representing 26 counties who tested their entrepreneurship skills while also expe…

July 01, 2014 12:00 pm

State cuts off LaPorte County Fair beer sales

LAPORTE | Beer has dried up before it had a chance to flow out of taps at next month's LaPorte County Fair.

June 30, 2014 5:30 pm

Man arrested, charged in LaPorte bar shooting

LAPORTE | A man wanted in connection with a shooting at a downtown LaPorte bar was arrested Tuesday in South Bend.

June 25, 2014 5:15 pm

Local students receive $57,570 in financial assistance from IU Health LaPorte entities

LAPORTE | Three Indiana University Health LaPorte entities awarded 37 local students a total of $57,750 in financial assistance toward their p…

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

Suspect in LaPorte bar shooting on the run

LAPORTE | A suspect in a downtown LaPorte bar shooting that left a man in critical condition early Tuesday was on the run.

June 24, 2014 5:35 pm

No fireworks in Michigan City this year

There will be no fireworks this year in Michigan City.

June 24, 2014 5:26 pm

LaPorte house fire under investigation

LAPORTE | A house fire possibly set with gasoline remained under investigation Monday.

June 23, 2014 4:32 pm

Grand Prix brings $1.5 million to LaPorte

LAPORTE | The amount of money this year's Maple City Grand Prix rained down on LaPorte was up 50 percent over 2013.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Former marathon runner trims commute in new position

Former marathon runner trims commute in new position

Kevin Higdon set a Boston Marathon world record with his father and nearly made the U.S. Olympic team. The near lifelong Michigan City residen…

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Octogenarian continues to take to the skies

Octogenarian continues to take to the skies

LAPORTE - Walter "Bud" Ledgerwood is still flying high at age 85.

June 21, 2014 5:30 pm

Man accused of murdering roommate to remain behind bars

LaAPORTE | The man accused of stabbing his elderly roommate and stuffing her body into a freezer was ordered to remain in jail without bond Friday.

June 20, 2014 5:17 pm

LaPorte County bans booze at strip joints to discourage clubs

LAPORTE | To make sure the local landscape remains free of strip joints, LaPorte County has banned serving alcohol at sexually oriented establ…

June 19, 2014 5:39 pm

Michigan City murder suspect freed due to eavesdropping

MICHIGAN CITY | A suspect in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Michigan City woman has been freed after police allegedly eavesdropped on a c…

June 19, 2014 4:45 pm

Legislature meets to correct errors in new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | State legislators interrupted their summer breaks Tuesday for an unprecedented one-day session to correct errors and omissions …

June 17, 2014 6:00 pm

Authorities: Roommate held in death of woman whose body was found in freezer

Authorities: Roommate held in death of woman whose body was found in freezer

LAPORTE | The roommate of an elderly woman whose body was found in a freezer was being held Monday on a preliminary charge of murder, authorit…

June 16, 2014 7:24 pm

Illinois man killed in head-on crash on Indiana Toll Road

LAPORTE COUNTY | An Aurora, Ill., man riding as a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his wife was killed Sunday night in an accident on th…

June 16, 2014 6:49 am

1 dead in wreck on Toll Road northeast of LaPorte

LAPORTE | One person was killed Sunday night after a car crossed a median and drove into the path of a semitrailer on the Indiana Toll Road, p…

June 15, 2014 9:15 pm

M.C. Chamber to offer details on trip to China

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a trip to China again this year.

June 14, 2014 3:07 pm

LaPorte police officer charged with embezzling FOP money

LAPORTE | A LaPorte police officer has been charged with embezzling $7,000 from the LaPorte Fraternal Order of Police for Chicago Cubs tickets…

June 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led re…

June 12, 2014 2:50 pm Photos

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Thousands expected at LaPorte Cruise Night

LAPORTE | Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of LaPorte on Saturday to watch antique vehicles rumble through the heart of th…

June 11, 2014 5:54 pm

LaPorte evacuated after gas leak

LaPorte evacuated after gas leak

LAPORTE | Josh Crosslin was brushing his teeth when he heard an explosion, then saw a geyser of natural gas shooting above the rooftops.

June 10, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

Photos

Woman, 86, unscathed from collision on riding mower

An 86-year-old LaPorte County woman woke up Tuesday feeling fine despite getting hit by a car Monday on her riding mower.

June 10, 2014 7:00 pm

Cops: Man charged in abduction of woman

Cops: Man charged in abduction of woman

MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City man was arrested Friday and has been charged in the abduction of a woman in Michigan City who was later releas…

June 10, 2014 2:15 pm

Dem to help plan state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Dem to help plan state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will participate this week in a planning session for a future Convention of the States that could …

June 08, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Police investigating apparent abduction in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Police here are investigating a reported abduction of a woman who was released Wednesday night in LaPorte.

June 05, 2014 2:40 pm

LaPorte flower vandals sought

LAPORTE | Tulips and daffodils were pulled out of every city planter at one downtown LaPorte intersection.

June 05, 2014 11:42 am

Explosives found in Otis-area home; suspect sought by police

Explosives found in Otis-area home; suspect sought by police

LaPorte County authorities are looking for a man accused of making a large quantity of dynamite wrapped in metal discovered Monday inside his home.

June 03, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

Photos

LaPorte wants 2015 Maple City Grand Prix championship

LaPorte wants 2015 Maple City Grand Prix championship

LAPORTE | As officials continue to tally attendance at last weekend's Maple City Grand Prix, efforts are already under way to stage both the U…

June 02, 2014 5:56 pm

Police: Drunken driver had boy, 6, in car while driving on wrong side of the road

A LaPorte County man was charged with drunken driving after he traveled in the opposite lanes of two state highways, running several vehicles …

June 02, 2014 2:26 pm


About LaPorte

Mayor's Office

801 Michigan Avenue La Porte, IN 46350
219.362.0151

Police Department

1206 Michigan Avenue La Porte, IN 46350
219.362.9446

Fire Department

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219.362.3456 or 219.362.8417

Parks and Recreation

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219.326.9600

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Phone: 219.362.7056

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