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Portage man arrested after 'off roading' while drinking

May 29, 2014 4:41 pm
Porter County K-9 captures burglary suspect

Porter County K-9 captures burglary suspect

CENTER TOWNSHIP | A 31-year-old man met one Joker who was not wild about the man trying to flee the scene of a burglary, police said.

March 10, 2014 9:00 pm
Study finds new criminal code may fail to reduce prison population

Study finds new criminal code may fail to reduce prison population

INDIANAPOLIS | Major changes to Indiana's criminal code, set to take effect July 1, will increase the state's prison population unless prosecutors and judges apply the new, often reduced, advisory sentences for felonies.

December 10, 2013 5:30 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Porter County needs cures for chronic needs

Porter County's 2014 budget, approved last week, fails to address a number of chronic issues facing the county.

November 01, 2013 12:00 am

East Porter seeks rep on Valpo redevelopment board

VALPARAISO | With the city expected to add more Washington Township territory to its tax increment financing districts, East Porter County School officials expressed concern over the possible loss of needed property tax revenue.

September 21, 2013 7:00 pm
State lawmakers easily override governor's tax veto

State lawmakers easily override governor's tax veto

INDIANAPOLIS | Prioritizing practicality over principle, the anti-tax Indiana General Assembly on Wednesday overrode a veto by Gov. Mike Pence and enacted into law a retroactive income tax increase for residents of two counties.

June 12, 2013 6:49 pm Related
Pence asks lawmakers to respect his veto

Pence asks lawmakers to respect his veto

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging state lawmakers leave in place his veto of a retroactive income tax increase the Legislature approved in April for two Indiana counties.

June 10, 2013 1:54 pm Related

Ind. Legislature to meet June 12 for veto override

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly will meet June 12 for a one-day technical session to consider overriding a veto issued by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 23, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Inmates flushing frustration for utility workers

It's a problem that's almost as old as indoor plumbing in jails, but it's becoming a frequent frustration for the Valparaiso utilities maintenance crews.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am

Fegely teacher accused of sending sexually oriented text messages to students

PORTAGE | A Fegely Middle School teacher was arrested Friday after police said he sent sexually oriented text messages and a sexually explicit picture of himself to two former Fegely female students.

January 25, 2013 8:00 pm

Council favors liquor license for second Mexican eatery

VALPARAISO | The opening of the second Mexican restaurant in the downtown moved another step closer to reality Monday with the council approving a full-service liquor license.

November 12, 2012 8:49 pm

Former county jail to house restaurant, home decor store

VALPARAISO | After a couple of false starts, the former Porter County Jail in downtown Valparaiso appears ready to become a restaurant and home decor center by the end of the year.

June 13, 2012 8:15 pm

Judge strikes some complaints against Porter County Jail

HAMMOND | A federal judge has stricken the complaints — at least for now — of four Porter County Jail inmates who had filed a joint lawsuit against the jail, court records show.

December 13, 2011 7:15 pm

North Coast project gets Valpo commission support

VALPARAISO | The process for providing a total of $2.44 million in improvements for North Coast Distributing's planned move began at a meeting last week of the city's Redevelopment Commission.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am
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