INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House and Senate met briefly Thursday to give final approval to another batch of legislation that now goes to Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld the 40-year prison term issued to Timothy Tkachik, the Hobart man who admitted assisting in the brutal 2009 murder of 2-year-old Jada Justice.
INDIANAPOLIS | First responders would be authorized to treat Hoosiers suffering drug overdoses with naloxone -- a so-called "miracle drug" that quickly neutralizes the effects of heroin and other opioids -- under legislation approved 96-0 by the House Wednesday.
LaPorte County officials are making plans to treat drug overdose deaths as potential homicides. The idea is to try to recover evidence that might lead to the dealers who provided the illegal drugs.
There are plans in LaPorte County to start treating overdose deaths — especially from heroin — as possible homicide investigations to uncover more evidence that might lead to the dealers who provided the narcotics.
Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death of a heroin overdose should send shudders in every home.
HAMMOND | A Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to selling heroin to an undercover informant in Lake County, court records show.
CROWN POINT | It took a Lake Criminal Court jury about one hour Tuesday to find a Homewood man guilty of dealing heroin in Munster in September 2012.
A story that appeared in Tuesday's edition regarding the drug naloxone should have stated top qualified paramedics in the state already have the legal right to administer naloxone, branded Narcan, to combat overdoses involving heroin and other opioids, according to Aaron Kochar, director of …
Heroin use ended more lives across Northwest Indiana in 2013 than any other illegal drug, according to local coroner reports.
LAPORTE | A Porter County group that specializes in treating addictions to heroin and other drugs is exploring whether to open a clinic in LaPorte due to ongoing concerns about narcotics use here.
LAPORTE | A suspected heroin user without shoes or pants on tried to run from police in LaPorte on Friday, but officers tracked his bare footprints in the snow to make the arrest.
LAPORTE | Richard and Lisa Lliteras believed their son Nicholas was on his road to recovery from a heroin addiction.
Lita Peters is executive director of Respite House, a home for recovering alcoholics and addicts in Valparaiso. Heroin overdose deaths in Northwest Indiana are increasing, officials say. The Respite House in Valparaiso was founded in 2009, and tries to help recovering drug addicts get back o…
Steve, a recovering heroin addict at Respite House in Valparaiso, counts the number of friends who have died from a drug overdose.
Steve, a recovering heroin addict at Respite House in Valparaiso, holds the Alcoholics Anonymous "Big Book" he uses as part of his recovery program. Heroin overdose deaths in Northwest Indiana are increasing, officials say. The Respite House in Valparaiso was founded in 2009, and tries to he…
Just outside downtown Valparaiso, Steve sits in the living room of the Respite House and names more than a handful of his close friends and acquaintances who all died from heroin overdoses in the past few years.
Mike Kraft, of Valparaiso, cuts up a tree Monday along SR 130 near 400 N. The tree was toppled by heavy winds that blew through the region Sunday afternoon.
Mike Kraft of Valparaiso cuts up a tree Monday along SR 130 near 400 N. The tree was toppled by heavy winds that blew through the region Sunday afternoon.
Authorities are investigating a possible criminal heroin overdose of a man whose body was found by his young children Sunday in rural LaPorte County.
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