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Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Bartenders, servers and liquor store clerks gathered Tuesday at the Porter County Expo Center to learn how to balance responsibility with the ability to make money.

May 06, 2014 11:35 am Photos

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Portage police add motorcycle unit to department

Portage police add motorcycle unit to department

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department has added a new tool to its arsenal.

July 19, 2013 5:05 pm Photos

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State report: 5 region children died of abuse, neglect injuries in a year

State report: 5 region children died of abuse, neglect injuries in a year

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana was home to five of Indiana's 40 children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, a state report released Monday shows.

April 22, 2013 3:40 pm Related
Woman celebrates second chance at life

Woman celebrates second chance at life

PORTAGE | One by one, Patti Lay gave each person involved in saving her life a tight hug.

February 27, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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DCS panel endorses changes to child abuse hotline

INDIANAPOLIS | A legislative panel on Tuesday recommended changing Indiana's centralized child abuse hotline by having county-level case managers decide whether to investigate claims of abuse. Though that change likely won't happen until at least 2014.

November 27, 2012 12:53 pm
EDITORIAL: Payne's final reform for DCS

EDITORIAL: Payne's final reform for DCS

James Payne offered the necessary next reform for the Indiana Department of Child Services — by resigning from the agency he founded.

September 25, 2012 12:00 am Related

Indiana DCS director resigns over involvement in case

INDIANAPOLIS | The director of the Indiana Department of Child Services resigned Monday amid allegations he improperly intervened in a DCS neglect case involving his grandchildren.

September 24, 2012 4:30 pm Related

State officials offer solution to meet mental health needs of children

INDIANAPOLIS | State officials unveiled a plan Monday hoping to ensure parents don't have to plead guilty to neglect in order to secure services for their children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.

September 17, 2012 12:30 pm Related

Impaired driving crackdown spawns 104 arrests, citations

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department recently participated in a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving through the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

September 05, 2012 5:26 pm

DCS official: 'We have challenges'

INDIANAPOLIS | A top Indiana Department of Child Services official told state legislators Wednesday that concerns voiced by many people regarding the agency have been "very legitimate."

August 22, 2012 3:30 pm

Indiana child services agency reverses some program cuts

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's child protection agency will restore some funding to programs cut by Indiana's 2011 budget reductions and is creating a new program to support older foster children.

June 27, 2012 6:00 pm
Portage Police Officers honored by their peers

Portage Police Officers honored by their peers

PORTAGE | Portage Police Officer Flora Akers-Ryan was the guest of honor at the 10th Annual District One Law Enforcement Council Officer Recognition Awards Friday.

March 23, 2011 1:49 pm
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