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Porter County E911 director resigning

VALPARAISO | John Jokantas is resigning as head of the county's E911 department three years after stepping into the heated post.

August 22, 2014 11:42 am

6-year-old calls 911 to help ailing mom on interstate

LAKE STATION | A 6-year-old Thornton boy told police he did what his teachers and mother taught him to do Saturday when she suffered a medical emergency while driving: Call 911.

June 07, 2014 6:55 pm
American flag flying at half-staff too frequently

American flag flying at half-staff too frequently

An American flag at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Lifeline law protects you when you call 911

YOUNG VOICES: Lifeline law protects you when you call 911

Underage drinking is a huge issues on many college campuses. This is a huge issue at Indiana University Bloomington, along with many other colleges in Indiana.

November 18, 2013 12:00 am
Porter County man hopes GPS signs mean happy trails for all

Porter County man hopes GPS signs mean happy trails for all

As a veteran, top-ranked marathon runner and triathlete, Bill Pauley is used to racing against time, but he's been involved in a different race this year. A race to save lives.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake's 911 Commission is working diligently

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake's 911 Commission is working diligently

As chairman of the Lake County Public Safety Communications Commission, it is my responsibility to set the record straight.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: E-911 hope tempered by more folly

MARC CHASE: E-911 hope tempered by more folly

Maybe it's not yet time to dial 911 on every aspect of Lake County government, but keep your smartphone on keypad mode just in case.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am
How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

How to talk to your kids about Conn. mass shooting

The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what to tell their children.

December 17, 2012 9:00 am

Some information incorrect about 911 consolidation

Some clarification and corrections are necessary for a story that appeared in some editions Thursday about the 911 consolidation.

October 12, 2012 4:41 pm

County's 911 director fields Lowell council questions

LOWELL | The Town Council got the abridged version on the 911 consolidation issue and had questions answered by Lake County's director Monday.

October 10, 2012 7:45 pm
Munster hold 9/11 memorial ceremony

Munster hold 9/11 memorial ceremony

Members of VFW Post 2697 pray Tuesday during the Patriot Day ceremony in Munster.

September 11, 2012 8:08 pm

EDITORIAL: E-911 consolidation must be funded

Lake County officials are considering a property tax referendum this November to provide the essential funding for consolidated E-911 dispatch operations. It would be better to provide the necessary funding sooner, but if the referendum is what it takes, so be it.

June 11, 2012 12:00 am

Counties set to lose authority over 911 fees, spending

INDIANAPOLIS | The state is close to taking over the collection and distribution of all fees paid by telephone users for 911 emergency service.

March 09, 2012 7:09 pm
Property crimes, 911 consolidation key public safety issues

Property crimes, 911 consolidation key public safety issues

Surrounded several computer monitors, Porter County 911 dispatcher Karen Sloan handles an emergeny call at the Porter County 911 center. Lake County is learning from Porter County's experience with a consolidated dispatch center, said Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller.

January 26, 2012 10:56 am
Girl, 4, calls 911 to help grandmother

Girl, 4, calls 911 to help grandmother

Chloe Salyer, 4, of Kouts, called 911 when her grandmother Sharon Salyer fell off her scooter.

January 17, 2012 5:10 pm

EDITORIAL: A call for help with 911 merger

The Lake County Public Safety Communications Commission, which is facilitating the 911 dispatch consolidation, faces three big challenges. It has to choose and prepare two sites, and it has to equip the dispatch centers and the police and firefighters accordingly.

November 17, 2011 12:00 am

911 consolidation isn't in communities' best interest

It's worth writing about the 911 consolidation again. I'm not in favor of it for numerous reasons, but The Times editorial page is.

October 01, 2011 12:00 am
A memorial of Sept. 11

A memorial of Sept. 11

Hammond firefighter Bryan Bean salutes the flag Sunday at Wolf Lake at a memorial service for the 9/11 attacks a decade ago.

September 11, 2011 5:55 pm
A memorial of Sept. 11

A memorial of Sept. 11

A flag is worn in a girl's ponytails during an event recalling the 10th anniversity of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks at a ceremony Sunday at Wolf Lake in Hammond.

September 11, 2011 5:55 pm
A memorial of Sept. 11

A memorial of Sept. 11

Brooklyn Cobb, 9-months-old, wears a flag Sunday in her hair at a memorial at Wolf Lake in Hammond recalling the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks.

September 11, 2011 5:55 pm
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