The Lake County Jail is moving closer to getting out from under the federal consent decree that required changes at the jail.
VALPARAISO | “Ping, ping ping.”
Now that the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has added its voice in the lengthy conversation over conditions at the Porter County Jail, it's time for the Porter County Council and commissioners to finally settle on a plan to ease crowding there.
VALPARAISO | Plans to replace and refurbish the playground at ValPlayso and improve the surrounding park gets underway in earnest Aug. 17 with the second annual Party in the Park fundraiser at the park.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The nation's first secretary of Homeland Security shared a message about courage and preparedness Friday as Porter County Sheriff's Department officers remembered those from the department who died in the line of service.
Northwest Indiana radio came alive on Friday night in Valparaiso with a star-studded cast including Senator Ed Charbonneau as Superman, Heather McCarthy and Leigh Morris and Saturday afternoon John Records Landecker broadcasting from Top Dog in Michigan City.---Pat Colander, Associate Publis…
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.
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VALPARAISO | More than 40 male inmates at the Porter County Jail graduated from the 10-week Chemical Dependency and Addictions Program on Wednesday morning, a program through Porter-Starke Services that has been helping prisoners kick alcohol and drug problems for the past 10 years.
HAMMOND | A Porter County inmate is suing the sheriff and jail officials, claiming overcrowded and unsanitary jail conditions, federal court records show.
Region law enforcement seized more than $19 million in drugs and assets in 2011, according to a report by the Lake County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
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.
VALPARAISO | A Porter County Sheriff's Department officer is serving a 15-day unpaid suspension stemming from a traffic stop in Chesterton.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago-based organization's legal challenge to Indiana's new immigration law will proceed, federal court records show.
HAMMOND | A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit that had accused several Porter County Jail officials of mistreating an inmate, records state.
VALPARAISO | Investigations into high-profile crimes such as the slaying of Portage resident Amanda Bach are taking a financial toll on the Porter County Sheriff's Department.
SOUTH HAVEN | A 9/11 flag dedication ceremony will be held at the Field of Dreams Park, corner of McCool Road and County Road 700 North, at 4 p.m. Sunday to honor those who perished and those who endured.
With names like Stairway to Heaven and Tranquility, synthetic street drugs dubbed bath salts give the impression of a serene high. But a video of a man who ingested the drug shows its effects are anything but.
VALPARAISO | Officers from Porter County will be joining a collaborative effort to combat the proliferation of drugs and gang activity after being named a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area by the federal government Monday.
More than 1,000 local and federal Northwest Indiana law enforcement officers train together each year to stay ahead of the evolving criminal underground and learn new crime-fighting strategies.
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