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