Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain and Rick Lohmeyer of Valparaiso
PORTER TOWNSHIP | A rural Valparaiso man was hospitalized following a one-vehicle crash near Boone Grove late Monday afternoon.
VALPARAISO | The state has signed off on the renovation of the third wing at the Porter County Jail, further paving the way for the additional unit to open in another six to seven weeks.
SOUTH HAVEN | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain recently donated two emergency call radios for South Haven and Saylor elementary schools.
PORTAGE | For the last decade, the Porter County Triad has been working to provide services for Porter County senior citizens.
PORTAGE | City officials approved a settlement Monday night to end a four-year legal battle with a former police officer.
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.
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