PORTAGE | Military veterans are invited to a free lunch this Veterans Day courtesy of Texas Roadhouse, 6130 U.S. 6.
It was like multiple ingredients blending in a mixing bowl.
For years now, Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain has pleaded for enough jailers to open the third wing, or pod, of the Porter County Jail to ease overcrowding. The Porter County Council has consistently turned a deaf ear to his pleas.
VALPARAISO | The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added to the pressure to relieve overcrowding at the county jail by concluding after a recent tour it is "inexcusable" the county has not made use of the entire facility.
LAPORTE | LaPorte police keep reeling in heroin dealers and users at a dizzying pace, but there's been no let up in the number of overdoses and deaths.
VALPARAISO | The Folds of Honor Foundation will have fireworks and a concert Aug. 31 in Central Park Plaza to honor first responders and welcome home the Indiana National Guard's 713th engineers company.
Visitors will soon not need to go to the Porter County Jail to chat with inmates there. It's another example of technology improving people's lives.
As Porter County continues to talk about how to ease crowding at the jail, among the ideas that has come up is to stop taking in federal inmates. But even that idea has its drawbacks.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain hopes to have a recommendation at the next county commissioners meeting for providing round-the-clock medical service for inmates, but commission President John Evans warned that Lain also better include a recommendation on how to pay for it.
From our Neanderthal beginnings, we as humans banded together for survival and efficiency. Hunter-gatherers were more effective when working toward a mutual goal. So that we might better our chance of survival, we came together for our own sake. Even if the saber-toothed tiger succeeded in p…
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.
VALPARAISO | Two men, who shared a long-time dream of becoming police officers, had that dream come true Monday.
While Porter County officials blamed rising fuel prices for the need to come up with an additional $250,000 last year, the larger communities in the county were able to live within their budgets.
There are just too many darn people in jail.
When the Porter County Jail opened a decade ago, it featured a third pod for the eventual day when the jail population would rise to the point of overcrowding. It's time to open that third pod.
Porter County officials are discussing whether to privatize security at the Porter County Jail and the courthouse. Go ahead and collect the information, but numbers must not be the only criteria used in considering whether privatization makes sense.
HAMMOND | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain has asked a federal judge to dismiss a challenge to Indiana's new immigration law or at least remove him from the lawsuit.
I'm still waiting for Joe Biden to call, if only to apologize for not saying "Hi" when he was in Porter County two weeks ago. But we have confirmation he was, indeed, at the airport and the Chesterton DQ.
SOUTH HAVEN | American Legion Post 502 will host a special salute to military veterans during its two-day Veterans Festival on Aug. 3 and 4.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Public Defender Peter Boyles is questioning a decision by the Porter County Jail staff to take money from an indigent client to help pay for his medications.
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