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Experience on trial in Porter County prosecutor race

Experience on trial in Porter County prosecutor race

VALPARAISO | After working 26 years at the Porter County prosecutor's office and spending the last eight in the top job, Republican Brian Gensel's future with the office is being challenged by Democrat opponent Stacey Whitten.

October 04, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: What’s going on in Porter County’s war on drugs?

GUEST COMMENTARY: What’s going on in Porter County’s war on drugs?

I had a recent meeting with the Porter County law enforcement chiefs who provide support and manpower for the Porter County Drug Task Force.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Smith fails to appear on stalking charge

VALPARAISO | A hearing on whether former Valparaiso mayor candidate Scott Smith violated a no-contact order was not held Thursday because Smith failed to appear.

August 21, 2014 8:30 pm
Witness cooperation in violent crimes a tough sell

Witness cooperation in violent crimes a tough sell

CROWN POINT | Exactly a month after two people were charged in a Portage homicide in 2012, a key witness in the case was shot to death in her Gary beauty shop. 

July 05, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Valpo schools food service worker repays district $37,750

VALPARAISO | Whether a former Valparaiso Community Schools food service manager will face criminal charges for theft is likely up to the school district.

June 12, 2014 6:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Knowledge Is key in avoiding scams

GUEST COMMENTARY: Knowledge Is key in avoiding scams

During a recent Porter County detectives meeting I attended, representatives from local law enforcement agencies shared anecdotes regarding scams they had investigated. With the recent proliferation of debit card and credit card data breaches, nearly everyone has a story to tell of how they …

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
Porter County prosecutor seeking third term

Porter County prosecutor seeking third term

VALPARAISO | Porter County Prosecutor Brian Gensel announced Wednesday his intention to seek a third term.

February 05, 2014 10:58 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Criminal code reform on right track, tweaks needed

GUEST COMMENTARY: Criminal code reform on right track, tweaks needed

During the 2013 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly took positive steps in enacting the first comprehensive criminal code reform since 1977 in House Enrolled Act 1006. This was a significant step toward a better criminal justice system in Indiana.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am
Brian Gensel

Brian Gensel

Brian Gensel is Porter County's prosecuting attorney.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am
Bach family, Porter Co. officials news conference

Bach family, Porter Co. officials news conference

Porter County law enforcement officials and Amanda Bach's family spoke with the media following Tuesday's conviction of Dustin McCowan in Bach's murder.

February 27, 2013 2:59 pm

No longer illegal just to be drunk in public

Porter County Prosecutor Brian Gensel said he does not believe the change this past summer in the state's public intoxication law is going to make much of a difference for his office or police.

January 19, 2013 7:45 pm
Retailers selling outlawed synthetic drugs put on notice

Retailers selling outlawed synthetic drugs put on notice

CROWN POINT | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller gave a personal push Tuesday to a statewide initiative geared toward removing a growing plethora of synthetics drugs from retailers' shelves.

October 16, 2012 3:05 pm

Federal lawsuit on Indiana immigration law to proceed

HAMMOND | An East Chicago-based organization's legal challenge to Indiana's new immigration law will proceed, federal court records show.

August 14, 2012 7:45 pm
Shorewood Forest shooter to stay out of jail pending appeal

Shorewood Forest shooter to stay out of jail pending appeal

VALPARAISO | Union Township resident Donald Huls can postpone reporting to jail after a judge granted him a delay in his six-month sentence Friday for shooting another man in the foot.

December 23, 2011 8:40 pm

Judge denies Union Township man's mistrial request

VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Judge Bill Alexa recently denied a request to toss out a Union Township man's shooting conviction over a comment a prosecutor made during trial.

October 18, 2011 9:00 pm
Portage honors officers with 'thanks'

Portage honors officers with 'thanks'

PORTAGE | As he addressed the city's police officers Tuesday afternoon, Portage Police Chief Mark Becker said a simple two-word phrase officers so seldom hear.

May 17, 2011 2:32 pm Photos

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Finger-pointing continues in Portage missing money case

PORTAGE | The $3,700 discovered missing from city coffers last year has officials pointing fingers.

January 07, 2011 12:00 am
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