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Share your story of breast cancer survival

Share your story of breast cancer survival

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year over …

October 18, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

October 18, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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PNC breaks ground on new Student Services and Activities Complex

PNC breaks ground on new Student Services and Activities Complex

WESTVILLE | Groundbreaking took place Thursday on $33 million of new construction that will give students at Purdue North Central an incentive…

October 16, 2014 4:33 pm Photos

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Bus service to PNC approved

Long awaited bus service between Purdue North Central, Michigan City and LaPorte has been approved.

October 16, 2014 4:01 pm

Charges filed in LaPorte County jailer attack

LAPORTE | Charges have been filed against a LaPorte County Jail inmate who seriously injured a jail officer with a punch.

October 15, 2014 5:28 pm

Balanced budget, school funding-fix top priorities for House GOP

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans promised to enact a balanced budget, reform the school funding formula, improve Statehouse ethics and promote…

October 14, 2014 11:30 pm

Mother, children hurt in LaPorte County accident

Mother, children hurt in LaPorte County accident

LAPORTE | Two children heading to school wound up hospitalized Tuesday when their mother pulled in front of a pickup truck outside LaPorte.

October 14, 2014 3:09 pm

Spotlight shines on Michigan City companies

MICHIGAN CITY | Calumet Pallet, D. Martin Enterprises, and other businesses have invested and created jobs in Michigan City in recent years.

October 14, 2014 1:00 pm

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

October 13, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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New factory in LaPorte could build jobs momentum

LAPORTE | A new factory in LaPorte could be just the tip of the iceberg for the jobs anticipated at the city's Thomas Rose Industrial Park, wh…

October 12, 2014 6:00 am

Bogus checks used in LaPorte car lot purchases

LAPORTE | LaPorte authorities are trying to find out who drove off two car lots in expensive vehicles purchased the same day with fake cashier…

October 11, 2014 6:45 pm

Odds improving for Indiana land-based gaming

INDIANAPOLIS | The Legislature's gaming study committee appears poised to recommend Indiana's permanently docked riverboat casinos be allowed …

October 09, 2014 12:00 am

Police escort man out of LaPorte mayor's office

LAPORTE | Police got involved when a man went to the mayor's office in LaPorte on Tuesday acting strangely.

October 08, 2014 5:06 pm

Vets, others seek opportunities at LaPorte job fair

Vets, others seek opportunities at LaPorte job fair

Michael Petitto, a Hobart High School graduate and veteran, walked away from a Work One job fair Wednesday encouraged about finding a good paying job.

October 08, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Plastic container company planning LaPorte factory

LAPORTE| A plastic container and tray company plans to hire up to 19 workers at a new factory in LaPorte.

October 06, 2014 3:00 pm

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

NWI Communities to host two Halloween-themed contests

MUNSTER | Last year's Halloween Costume Contest and Halloween House Decorating Contest both drew more than 100 entries, which is why NWI Commu…

October 05, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Westville area home invasions net 20 years for Michigan City man

LAPORTE | A 20-year sentence was given Friday in connection with home invasions in the Westville and Michigan City areas where one of the vict…

October 05, 2014 12:01 am

Pines man charged in LaPorte burglary

LAPORTE | A Pines man is accused of breaking into a LaPorte home to get money for buying heroin.

October 03, 2014 1:04 pm

No decision yet on fate of Camp Summit

PLAINFIELD | The future of Camp Summit, a LaPorte County paramilitary-style youth offender rehabilitation center, remains in limbo as state pr…

October 02, 2014 5:45 pm

Charges filed in LaPorte County work release thefts

LAPORTE | Charges have been filed in connection with thousands of dollars missing from the LaPorte County Community Corrections program.

October 01, 2014 4:29 pm

Charges sought in LaPorte counterfeiting case

LAPORTE | Police in LaPorte are looking to make an arrest for one of the many counterfeit $20 bills that have turned up recently.

September 29, 2014 6:15 pm

Intermodal moving forward during deadlock

LAPORTE | A court order issued Monday gets the ball rolling again toward developing an intermodal facility in Kingsbury that came to a screech…

September 29, 2014 3:03 pm

Michigan City fatal accident

Charges have been filed in connection with a suspected alcohol-related fatal motor vehicle crash in LaPorte County.

September 25, 2014 5:30 pm

LaPorte officials stage mock disaster in downtown area

LaPorte officials stage mock disaster in downtown area

LAPORTE | Train cars filled with hazardous chemicals pass through Northwest Indiana daily in high volumes.

September 25, 2014 2:30 pm

Arrest in Westville turns violent

WESTVILLE | A man is accused of beating a police officer as he was being arrested at a home near Westville.

September 25, 2014 2:27 pm

LaPorte County woman charged with battery after Walmart incident with 5-year-old

LAPORTE | A woman is accused of repeatedly striking her 5-year-old daughter and dragging her across the floor at Walmart in LaPorte.

September 22, 2014 7:30 pm

Educators invited to Financial Literacy Fair

MERRILLVILLE | All educators in areas where Centier Bank has a presence are invited to attend the ninth annual Financial Literacy Fair for Edu…

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Who is a Hoosier?

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum is hosting “Who is a Hoosier?” one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS) newest tra…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

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…

September 19, 2014 6:18 pm Photos

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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

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

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

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

IU Health positioning for future

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

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

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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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

Steam-powered fun

Steam-powered fun

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

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…

September 11, 2014 11:13 am Photos

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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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LaPorte County declares victory in strip club fight

A longtime fight to keep a proposed gentleman's club from opening its doors has ended with LaPorte County officials declaring victory.

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Proposed bus service pushed back

Round-trip bus service between Purdue North Central and the cities of LaPorte and Michigan City did not begin in August as originally scheduled

September 08, 2014 6:21 pm

LaPorte officials consider requirement for security cameras at local bars

LAPORTE | Surveillance video cameras could be required in all of the bars in LaPorte following a stabbing death last weekend and other violenc…

September 06, 2014 6:45 pm


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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

809 West 18th St. La Porte, IN 46350
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Parks and Recreation

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