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Escaped Mich. murderer captured in LaPorte to appear in court

Escaped Mich. murderer captured in LaPorte to appear in court

IONIA, Mich. | A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison in February before being captured in LaPorte is scheduled for arraignme…

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LaPorte police review fatal shooting of dog

LAPORTE | Police are reviewing the fatal shooting of a dog that occurred in front of four people Sunday, almost in the line of the officer's f…

April 22, 2014 7:27 pm

LaPorte celebrates Dyngus Day

LaPorte celebrates Dyngus Day

LaPORTE | It's a special time in LaPorte for friends to become closer and for many to get reunited with neighbors and those they see just once a year.

April 21, 2014 9:00 pm

ATI Castings to close, affecting 120 workers

LAPORTE | A major employer in LaPorte is shutting down, a decision that eliminates about 120 jobs.

April 21, 2014 7:00 pm

Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered…

April 21, 2014 12:30 pm

New Pub Crawl to follow Dyngus Day tradition in LaPorte

LAPORTE | Dyngus Day, a wildly popular bar hopping event in LaPorte is Monday, and for the first time, another event geared more toward lovers…

April 20, 2014 2:57 pm

Queen to preside over LaPorte County Fair

Queen to preside over LaPorte County Fair

LAPORTE | A royal addition is premiering at the 2014 LaPorte County Fair.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

24 hour live shots of lakefront in Michigan City available online

24 hour live shots of lakefront in Michigan City available online

Fisherman and other boaters can see first-hand the conditions on Lake Michigan at Michigan City through almost live images of the lake posted …

April 19, 2014 4:40 pm

Man struck by Amtrak train near Michigan City

Another pedestrian has been hit by an Amtrak passenger train in LaPorte County and survived.

April 18, 2014 2:15 pm

PNC honors students shine at Undergraduate Research Conference

PNC honors students shine at Undergraduate Research Conference

WESTVILLE | Five students from the Purdue University North Central Honors Program recently presented their research at the Clement S. Stacy Un…

April 17, 2014 4:23 pm

Sleeping driver rolls across highway

LAPORTE COUNTY | A man asleep at the wheel nearly struck an oncoming motorist while he unknowingly rolled across a highway between Michigan Ci…

April 17, 2014 2:24 pm

Enbridge protester chooses jail over probation

LAPORTE | A woman who tried stopping the Enbridge Energy pipeline extension by climbing a tree and refusing to come down is now serving time i…

April 17, 2014 11:41 am

2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for …

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm

Worthy Women Recovery Home gains momentum

Worthy Women Recovery Home gains momentum

LAPORTE | A home in LaPorte to help female offenders stay out of jail and kick their drug addictions has been several years in the making with…

April 16, 2014 4:19 pm

Pence, company officials confirm Jaeger-Unitek expansion in LaPorte

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from the Jager Group on Wednesday in Hanover, Germany, to announce the company’s plans to expand ope…

April 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Intruder demands gas money from LaPorte resident

LAPORTE | A man forced his way inside a LaPorte home Tuesday night demanding money for gasoline, but apparently he was not driving a car.

April 16, 2014 12:13 pm

Pork chop dinner to benefit Pioneer Land

The 11th annual pork chop dinner to raise money for Pioneer Land outside LaPorte is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. April 26 in the community buildi…

April 16, 2014 11:55 am

IU Health offers grants to schools

LAPORTE | Elementary schools in LaPorte and Starke counties are able to apply for new grants offered by Indiana University Health that will he…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

NWI schools receive four-star designation

More than 40 local schools received a four-star school designation for the 2012-13 school year from the Indiana Department of Education.

April 15, 2014 7:15 pm

Officials investigate death of 13-year-old LaPorte girl

Lisa Brown was giving her 13-year-old daughter, Janna, over-the-counter medication for what she thought was a bad cold or the flu but the girl…

April 15, 2014 4:58 pm

Arson suspect, 13, arrested at mother's request

A 13-year-old Michigan City boy was arrested at the request of his mother who told police he has set several fires.

April 14, 2014 7:00 pm

John Davidson to perform in LaPorte

One of the biggest television stars and singers in the 70s and 80s is coming to LaPorte.

April 11, 2014 5:29 pm

Expert help sought to handle pigeon issue at LaPorte City Hall

Expert help sought to handle pigeon issue at LaPorte City Hall

LAPORTE | Help is being sought from experts at Purdue University to help chase away pigeons that seem at times to be overtaking the newly reno…

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Family sock hop Saturday

LAPORTE | It’s time to dust off the saddle shoes and poodle skirts and bring the whole family to the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum …

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Former football player weighs in against drug use

LAPORTE | A former college football star and record-setting weight lifter turned minister will visit LaPorte to try to steer children onto the…

April 09, 2014 2:58 pm

LP company plans to grow

LAPORTE | A plant where rubber seals and other similar products have been made for decades in LaPorte has future growth plans.

April 09, 2014 10:09 am

Dierks Bentley to perform at LaPorte County Fair

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Fair has just added its second major country music superstar to this year's entertainment line up.

April 07, 2014 6:30 pm

Pedestrian survives being struck by Amtrak

LAPORTE | A man found a day after being hit by an Amtrak train told police he didn't seek medical treatment, choosing to try and drink away the pain.

April 07, 2014 12:45 pm

Cutting ties: LaPorte barber retires after nearly half century

Cutting ties: LaPorte barber retires after nearly half century

LAPORTE | For Tim Daniels, cutting hair was his way out from the physical grind of the steel mills, but now, almost 50 years later, the LaPort…

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Westville Correctional staff are recognized

Three teachers at the Westville Correctional Facility were recognized for their selfless act in assisting a stranded motorist.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Ivy Tech, high school team to offer evening classes

LAPORTE | Ivy Tech Community College Northwest will offer evening courses at LaPorte High School, 602 F St., beginning in the fall.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

LaPorte man given eight-year prison term in OWI fatality

LAPORTE | A LaPorte man was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for a drunken driving accident in which his friend was killed.

April 03, 2014 8:30 pm

Learn about Captain Bill Eddy

Learn about Captain Bill Eddy

LAPORTE | April is Innovation Month and the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum is honoring Captain Bill Eddy of Michigan City for his ma…

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

LaPorte County crimes decline in 2013

LaPorte County crimes decline in 2013

Police in LaPorte County cite cooperation between agencies as the reason crime rates were down in 2013.

April 01, 2014 6:08 pm

Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered…

March 28, 2014 12:30 pm

LaPorte mayor leading statewide health initiative

LAPORTE | Mayor Blair Milo is doing her part to build a stronger community and nation by promoting exercise and good nutrition throughout Indiana.

March 28, 2014 9:45 am

Ex-LaPorte schools chief, wife face more gambling counts

The former LaPorte schools superintendent and his wife have been hit with more gambling-related charges.

March 24, 2014 5:25 pm

LaPorte County Fair becoming an entertainment venue

Adding more than 10,000 seats is paying off for the LaPorte County Fair now with deeper pockets to attract major country music entertainers an…

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Maple City Grand Prix returning to LaPorte

The Maple City Grand Prix will return to LaPorte, and this time the city is being given top billing on the powerboat racing tour in only its s…

March 21, 2014 6:52 pm

Turner named vice chancellor for finance, administration at PUC, PNC

Stephen Turner was named vice chancellor for finance and administration for both Purdue University North Central and Purdue University Calumet.

March 21, 2014 5:06 pm

Local students head to state competitions

Science Olympians and chess enthusiasts from Northwest Indiana schools are preparing for state tournaments this weekend.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am

Young violinist well on her way to career with major orchestra

Young violinist well on her way to career with major orchestra

Marissa Weston, 17, is looking forward to a diverse career as a violinist.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am

Astronaut visits LaPorte church

Astronaut visits LaPorte church

LAPORTE | Retired astronaut Jerry Ross advised young people to follow their dreams like he did, no matter what it is they feel God has called …

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Morris resigns as LaPorte Co. GOP chairman after a year

Leigh Morris is stepping down as the LaPorte County Republican Party chairman.

March 18, 2014 6:30 pm

Couple charged with forgery in baby custody case

A man and woman are charged with producing a counterfeit court order containing the forged signature of a judge in Michigan City to gain custo…

March 18, 2014 4:59 pm

Police: Teen assaulted boy, 7, in fight over basketball

An 18-year-old LaPorte man could face up to three years in prison for what police called a physical assault of a 7-year-old boy over a basketball.

March 18, 2014 4:54 pm

Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered…

March 17, 2014 12:30 pm

New coordinator aims to boost downtown La Porte

New coordinator aims to boost downtown La Porte

LAPORTE | Thaddeus Cutler hopes to further the momentum of bringing more customers and filling empty storefronts in LaPorte.

March 14, 2014 6:00 am

Legislature wraps session with busy final day

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana General Assembly adjourned for the year late Thursday night, ending a 10-week session dominated initially by the ma…

March 13, 2014 9:00 pm

Prison escapee returned to Michigan

Prison escapee returned to Michigan

LAPORTE | Michael Elliot was ordered back to Michigan Thursday after giving up his fight against extradition following his Feb. 2 prison escap…

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219.362.0151

Police Department

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