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Porter County Jail officials deny responsibility for man's injuries

HAMMOND | Porter County sheriff's officials admitted in federal court records that a man who is suing them was involved in an altercation with another jail inmate but deny they're responsible for his injuries.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am
Water is newest weapon against thefts

Water is newest weapon against thefts

VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain believes he has found a new weapon in combating theft and it involves little more than water.

June 03, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Porter County police honor their own during service

Porter County police honor their own during service

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. told Porter County Sheriff Department officers of a childhood ritual lovingly forced upon him by his mom, whose brother was a policeman.

May 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dark Lord Whisky is on the way along with Italian Thursdays at Blue Chip

Dark Lord Whisky is on the way along with Italian Thursdays at Blue Chip

Dark Lord Day is here; Blue Chip's It's Vegas Baby! goes all Italiano starting next Thursday and some divine culinary opportunities at Art Attack in Harbor Country this weekend.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 24, 2014 10:00 am
Mystery, music and meat pies are in the air this weekend

Mystery, music and meat pies are in the air this weekend

The mystery dinner lives at Lake Michigan College while Ivy Tech gets groovy tonight; Miller Bakery Cafe hosts Save the Dunes benefit wine-and-food-tasting and Pure Michigan has a meat pie recipe.--- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.

April 10, 2014 10:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep improving conditions at county jails

The Lake County Jail is moving closer to getting out from under the federal consent decree that required changes at the jail.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
Local officials tout benefits of Project Lifesaver bracelets

Local officials tout benefits of Project Lifesaver bracelets

VALPARAISO | “Ping, ping ping.”

September 19, 2013 3:47 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Porter County needs to fund jail expansion

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.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

Come party in the park to help ValPlayso

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.

July 30, 2013 3:51 pm
Ridge lauds efforts of Porter County officers

Ridge lauds efforts of Porter County officers

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.

May 17, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, April 11, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, April 11, 2013

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…

April 10, 2013 9:00 am
Bach family, Porter Co. officials news conference

Bach family, Porter Co. officials news conference

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.

February 27, 2013 2:59 pm
OFFBEAT: Michigan City our final community access TV station in NWI

OFFBEAT: Michigan City our final community access TV station in NWI

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 08, 2013 12:00 am

Porter County Jail inmates graduate from drug program

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.

December 12, 2012 5:45 pm

Porter County inmate sues over jail conditions

HAMMOND | A Porter County inmate is suing the sheriff and jail officials, claiming overcrowded and unsanitary jail conditions, federal court records show.

December 04, 2012 1:57 pm

Region law enforcement combine forces to combat illegal drugs

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.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
Retailers selling outlawed synthetic drugs put on notice

Retailers selling outlawed synthetic drugs put on notice

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.

October 16, 2012 3:05 pm
Sheriff's officer on unpaid leave following traffic stop

Sheriff's officer on unpaid leave following traffic stop

VALPARAISO | A Porter County Sheriff's Department officer is serving a 15-day unpaid suspension stemming from a traffic stop in Chesterton.

September 27, 2012 3:45 pm

Federal lawsuit on Indiana immigration law to proceed

HAMMOND | An East Chicago-based organization's legal challenge to Indiana's new immigration law will proceed, federal court records show.

August 14, 2012 7:45 pm

Federal judge throws out suit targeting Porter Co. officials

HAMMOND | A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit that had accused several Porter County Jail officials of mistreating an inmate, records state.

November 09, 2011 12:00 am
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