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Man Tasered during traffic stop

October 23, 2014 1:32 pm
Family won't forgive man who drove drunk, killed Lansing man

Family won't forgive man who drove drunk, killed Lansing man

CROWN POINT | For nearly three years, the family of Fred Skafgaard has spent their lives mourning the Lansing man while in and out of court hearings.  

October 16, 2014 2:15 pm Related

Woman charged after found passed out at work

CHESTERTON | An 18-year-old woman was not only arrested, but lost her job Saturday, after she was found passed out in a break room from allegedly drinking too much.

September 25, 2014 10:49 am
Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

Cops: Mom arrested for DUI with kid in car

GARY | A car crash and subsequent attempted assistance from a friend left a Gary woman and Portage man both arrested for operating while intoxicated, authorities said.

September 14, 2014 7:15 pm

Woman arrested after striking 2 girls on mo-ped in Portage

PORTAGE | A Hobart woman was charged with three counts of driving while intoxicated after she allegedly struck a mo-ped with two girls aboard.

May 30, 2014 8:59 am
Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Bartenders, servers and liquor store clerks gathered Tuesday at the Porter County Expo Center to learn how to balance responsibility with the ability to make money.

May 06, 2014 11:35 am Photos


Crash on Cline Avenue ramp injures Portage woman, 31

GARY | A Portage woman received injuries to her face early Saturday when she reportedly drove her car off a Cline Avenue ramp and hit a bridge abutment.

March 01, 2014 5:45 pm

Police: Driver was drunk, texting before crash

CHESTERTON | A 25-year-old Michigan City woman was charged with drunken driving after police said she caused a head-on collision on U.S. 20 early Saturday morning.

October 21, 2013 1:36 pm

EDITORIAL: Ignition interlock devices are key to safety

One of the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendations for decreasing the number of traffic fatalities seems dead on arrival in the Indiana General Assembly. But that shouldn't stop the state from following up on another suggestion.

May 22, 2013 12:00 am

Zero-tolerance alcohol policy for on-duty police emerges

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers are pushing for a zero-tolerance alcohol policy for on-duty police officers, yet recent findings could slow negotiations.

May 11, 2013 7:30 pm

Portage man Tasered after resisting police

PORTAGE | A Portage man faces a list of charges after allegedly being caught rummaging through a vehicle and then trying to flee police.

December 19, 2012 12:00 am

Porter County police briefs

Burglary, battery charges filed against ex-boyfriend

November 19, 2012 8:45 pm

Train hits SUV in Lake Station; Lansing man accused of OWI

LAKE STATION | A 51-year-old Lansing man was charged with operating while intoxicated after the SUV he was driving was struck by a train Thursday night, police said.

January 14, 2012 12:00 am

White urges designated drivers during holiday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White reminds residents to celebrate the New Year's holiday safely by not drinking and driving.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am
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