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Portage couple charged with severely injuring 27-day-old boy

Portage couple charged with severely injuring 27-day-old boy

VALPARAISO | The mother of a 27-day-old baby and her live-in boyfriend face felony charges after the child was hospitalized Oct. 16 with injur…

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Porter County GOP chair questioning Democrat sheriff candidate

Porter County GOP chair questioning Democrat sheriff candidate

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board is conducting an eleventh-hour hearing Friday on a Republican-based complaint involving the fina…

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Portage man arrested after striking man in head with skateboard

Portage man arrested after striking man in head with skateboard

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly hitting a friend in the head with a skateboard.

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Portage man arrested after striking man in head with skateboard

Portage man arrested after striking man in head with skateboard

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly hitting a friend in the head with a skateboard.

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Halloween forecast: Cold, wind, rain and snow

Halloween forecast: Cold, wind, rain and snow

The weather on Halloween night is going to be downright scary, especially during trick-or-treat hours.

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Pratt bond issue endorsed by utility board

VALPARAISO | Up to $10 million in economic development revenue bonds will be issued in late December or January for the construction of a sewa…

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Fire department again teams with pizza restaurant on detector blitz

PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department will again team with J.J.'s Pizza this year to check for smoke detectors in homes.

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These students are 'Hooked on Art'

These students are 'Hooked on Art'

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Red Carpet Lounge Car Show raises $2,000 for VNA Hospice

Red Carpet Lounge Car Show raises $2,000 for VNA Hospice

PORTAGE | The Red Carpet Lounge in Portage held its 13th annual car show and presented a check for $2,000 in proceeds to support the Visiting …

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Halloween happenings

Trick or Treat hours

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

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Learning about environment

Learning about environment

PORTAGE | Kindergarten students at George L. Myers Elementary in learned about leaves with Michelle Benson from the Porter County Soil and Wat…

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PHS hosts area spell bowl on Nov. 3

PORTAGE | The 30th Annual Indiana Academic Spell Bowl will be held at Portage High School on Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.

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Italy study trip convinces teen to pursue career as artist

Italy study trip convinces teen to pursue career as artist

Valparaiso teen Matt Janney was inspired by an educational trip to Italy to embrace his love of art and hone his painting and sketching skills.

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Valpo schools aims for May ballot on bond, levy

VALPARAISO | The referendums for $4.5 million for operating costs and for $150-$160 million for the renovation of all the Valparaiso Community…

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Faked car crashes in fraud net Michigan City man prison term

HAMMOND | A Michigan City man was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison for staging car crashes to collect insurance payouts, federal cou…

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Knox man dies after head-on crash with Munster motorist

A Knox man died Tuesday after his truck was hit head-on by a Munster woman who was seen driving erratically just before the crash on Ind. 49 n…

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Defense points to brother-in-law as killer

Defense points to brother-in-law as killer

LAPORTE | "If I can't have her, nobody can."

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Portage couple charged with severely injuring 27-day-old boy

Portage couple charged with severely injuring 27-day-old boy

VALPARAISO | The mother of a 27-day-old baby and her live-in boyfriend face felony charges after the child was hospitalized Oct. 16 with injur…

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U.S. Steel's flat-rolled income jumps more than tenfold

U.S. Steel's flat-rolled income jumps more than tenfold

U.S. Steel reported its highest segment operating results since 2008, before the Great Recession dragged down both the demand for steel and th…

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Six accused in bank fraud scheme spanning region

HAMMOND | Twenty-nine people from Illinois and Northwest Indiana are facing charges accusing them of a wide-ranging bank fraud scheme known as…

October 29, 2014 2:05 pm

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October 29, 2014 2:07 pm

Valparaiso police issue statement on Halloween safety and registered sex offenders

VALPARAISO | Halloween trick-or-treating is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the city.

October 29, 2014 10:22 am

Valpo expects to avoid borrowing in 2015

VALPARAISO | After going over the cash flow projections for the coming year, and going over them again, Clerk-Treasurer Sharon Swihart was sho…

October 29, 2014 12:00 am

Windiana concert performance planned

Windiana concert performance planned

VALPARAISO | Windiana Concert Band will perform "Sympony No. III: Planet Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave.

October 29, 2014 12:00 am

Tournament brings bridge players to Merrillville

Tournament brings bridge players to Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | The annual Duplicate Bridge Fall Sectional, held Oct. 10-12, was attended by duplicate bridge players from near and far, includ…

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Valparaiso University pastor reunited with former church

GARY |  Valparaiso University pastor James Wetzstein will deliver the message at a special Reformation/All Saints service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday …

October 29, 2014 12:00 am

County seeking to maintain insurance benefits, while cutting costs

VALPARAISO | Porter County commissioners were sent back the drawing board Tuesday with the challenge of maintaining the level of county employ…

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Four vie to lease Valpo parks golf course

VALPARAISO | The second time might prove to be the charm for the plan by the city's Park Board to lease the operations of Forest Park Golf Course.

October 28, 2014 9:10 pm

VHS students learn how to save lives

VHS students learn how to save lives

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso High School students learned Tuesday how they could help save their friends' lives with Indiana’s Lifeline Law.

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Center Township meeting notice challenged

VALPARAISO | The Center Township Board's meeting to adopt the 2015 budget turned into a seminar on the laws dealing with the public notificati…

October 28, 2014 8:00 pm

Porter County political notebook

Bar Association releases survey of candidates

October 28, 2014 7:30 pm

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October 28, 2014 7:00 pm

Porter County cops to begin carrying anti-OD drug

Porter County cops to begin carrying anti-OD drug

VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff's Department officers will soon become the second department in the county to carry a drug that could save …

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NWI politicians vow to promote ethical behavior

Almost all Northwest Indiana's political candidates have promised to promote ethics in local government.

October 28, 2014 6:18 pm

Portage woman killed in crash on U.S. 6

Portage woman killed in crash on U.S. 6

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A 19-year-old Portage woman was killed Tuesday in a single car crash on U.S. 6, just west of County Road 200 West.

October 28, 2014 5:08 pm

Portage police release sketch of suspected bank robber

Portage police release sketch of suspected bank robber

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department has released a composite sketch of the suspect in Monday's armed robbery of MainSource Bank, 5959 U.S. 6.

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Bullet leads to second LaPorte Co. school lockdown

LAPORTE | An elementary school was locked down Tuesday after a bullet was found outside the building.

October 28, 2014 3:40 pm

George's Gyros Spot #2 enshrined in Hot Dog Hall of Fame

George's Gyros Spot #2 enshrined in Hot Dog Hall of Fame

HOBART | There are hot dog stands, and then there are hall-of-famers.

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Bankruptcy judge OKs Toll Road reorganization

Bankruptcy judge OKs Toll Road reorganization

CHICAGO | A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved a reorganization plan for the Indiana Toll Road that should speed the sale of the 157…

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TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS IN THE REGION

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October 28, 2014 2:45 am

Porter County Board positions to be filled in December

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners' office has board positions that need to be filled in December.

October 28, 2014 12:00 am

Chesterton Council meets in short session

CHESTERTON | In just an eight-minute meeting, three of the five members of the Chesterton Town Council met on Monday night to address departme…

October 27, 2014 9:00 pm

Council action boosts Pratt, Thormahlen projects

VALPARAISO | Help for both the Thormahlen and the Pratt Industries projects got City Council approval Monday.

October 27, 2014 7:40 pm

ValPLAYso opens for playtime

ValPLAYso opens for playtime

VALPARAISO | It took 3,500 kids to design it. It took more than 3,000 volunteers to build it.

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Portage police seek tips after bank robbery

Portage police seek tips after bank robbery

PORTAGE | Police asked for tips Monday after a man who robbed a MainSource Bank in Portage eluded them during a search.

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Man captured after fleeing on ATV

LAPORTE | A man who fled LaPorte County authorities on an all-terrain vehicle wound up in jail several hours later when confronted by a hunter.

October 27, 2014 6:37 pm

Jury selection begins in murder trial from 1993 death

Jury selection begins in murder trial from 1993 death

LAPORTE | Jury selection began Monday for the case of Jason Tibbs, 39, who is going on trial for the killing of Rayna Rison, 16, of LaPorte, w…

October 27, 2014 5:15 pm

Family Express brews up high-end espresso

Family Express brews up high-end espresso

VALPARAISO | People used to favor drip coffee they brewed themselves or grabbed at a gas station on the way to work.

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Women arrested after riding mo-ped on lawns

PORTAGE | Three women were arrested Sunday afternoon after riding a mo-ped on lawns and sidewalks, then taunting a neighbor.

October 27, 2014 4:45 pm

Portage police begin emergency hiring procedure

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Merit Board approved invoking the emergency hiring process at a recent meeting to speed up filling positions at t…

October 27, 2014 4:15 pm

Indiana will not try to reclaim Toll Road

Indiana will not try to reclaim Toll Road

Elected officials from northern Indiana, most prominently Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, have urged state government to reclaim the Indian…

October 27, 2014 4:00 pm
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