Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Northwest Indiana is expected to see a $1.35 million economic impact when approximately 10,000 softball players and their families and friends arrive this week for the 2014 National Softball Association Girls Fast Pitch "B" World Series.
Each year, the chamber of commerce groups from around Porter County, including the Chesterton/Duneland, Kouts, Hebron, Portage, and Valparaiso organizations, combine forces to host Chamber Network Night highlighting businesses and organizations.
VALPARAISO | Three Porter County roads have starring roles in a 90-minute IMAX film featuring some of the state's historical highways.
There was a time when some tattoo artists would be prosecuted for practicing medicine without a license, but Indiana law now states it is perfectly legal to give people tattoos or body piercing.
The person who started the fire that caused $25,000 damage last week at Valparaiso University's Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Center could face very serious penalties if caught.
People have the right to own guns, but they can get in trouble if they decide to fire them.
It's not illegal to have a dog, a stereo, a motorcycle or a car.
Fire officials say it's common, especially at this time of year, for people to rake up their leaves, branches and other yard waste and burn it.
A Portage man's criminal past -- which includes 84 arrests, 70 misdemeanor convictions and two felony convictions -- caught up with him last week.
Police officers said it's common for people to do everything they can -- including lying, fighting and destroying evidence -- so that they or someone they know doesn't go to jail.
A Porter County man was recently charged with animal cruelty after he was accused of covering a guinea pig with ketchup and kicking its cage across a room.
Most people realize that child neglect is illegal but are surprised to learn it is considered child neglect if your child misses too many days of school or if your child is in the car while you're driving drunk.
Did you know it's illegal to harass a cave-dwelling animal or to cut in front of a marching band.
Prom and graduation season are just around the corner, and that's when police generally see a big rise in underage drinking parties.
A lot of people add perfectly-legal accessories to their vehicles, like remote starters or bug shields. But other add-ons -- like tinted windows, extra lighting and even window stickers -- could get a person pulled over by police.
In tough economic times, some people try to save money by cutting spending on anything that isn't essential.
With a seemingly endless barrage of snowstorms hitting the area this winter, it is time to remind people of the laws and ordinances that are commonly violated during winter -- like how parking on the roadway is prohibited, how shoveling snow onto the street is prohibited and how people are s…
THE TIMES A car that hasn't moved since the recent snowstorms sits on Beech Street, east of Garfield Avenue.
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