LAPORTE | A former college football star and record-setting weight lifter turned minister will visit LaPorte to try to steer children onto the right path in life.
VALPARAISO | Heroin deaths were up, but suicides were down. Murders were down, but motor vehicle fatalities were up.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, is eager to spread the word to college students, and all Hoosiers, about new additions to Indiana's innovative Lifeline Law — once it's signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
Alcoholism can destroy a liver. Heroin needles can spread HIV. And cocaine can stop a beating heart.
CROWN POINT | Heroin users can choose their poison.
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.
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