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LaPorte man killed in crash on U.S. 421 north of Toll Road

LAPORTE COUNTY | A LaPorte man was killed Tuesday in a head-on crash on U.S. 421 just north of the Indiana Toll Road, authorities said.

September 16, 2014 4:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Require offenders to obey traffic laws

LaPorte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer is wondering why a work release offender with a suspended license was allowed to drive to and from work. Who wouldn't wonder about that?

January 09, 2014 12:00 am

LaPorte work release offender flees police after crash

LAPORTE | A LaPorte County work release offender, driving without a license, crashed into another vehicle this week and fled police.

December 31, 2013 5:50 pm

Stand-your-ground may be coming to Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely next year to consider specifically adding schools to Indiana's existing "castle doctrine" law that permits Hoosiers to stand their ground and use deadly force to counter perceived threats to themselves, another person or their property.

September 24, 2013 3:34 pm Related

Senate backs 'Blue Alert' for endangered cops

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers may soon get alerts on their televisions, radios, mobile phones and other devices if a police officer is killed, injured or missing in the line of duty and the perpetrator is on the lam.

March 18, 2013 4:52 pm Related


LaPorte County Jail floor reopened

LAPORTE | A partial shutdown of the LaPorte County Jail is over now that a heated squabble about money has been settled.

November 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Wife of former sheriff to return pension payments

The wife of the former LaPorte County sheriff will no longer collect a pension and return the full amount collected of more than $36,000.

November 18, 2012 1:59 pm

LaPorte sheriff blames funding dispute for jail disruption

LAPORTE| LaPorte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer is pointing blame at the county council for a disruption among inmates at the jail that resulted in some offenders being shocked with an electric stun gun.

September 25, 2012 5:30 pm

SUV driver ticketed in two-fatality motorcycle crash

LAPORTE | A Rolling Prairie woman received two traffic citations following the two-fatality collision with a motorcycle that killed a LaPorte couple Wednesday afternoon on Ind. 2

August 09, 2012 7:25 pm

Ind. Senate approves changes to state's public intox law

INDIANAPOLIS | Drunken Hoosiers could not be arrested for public intoxication unless they were endangering their life, another person's life or breaching the peace under legislation approved 30-20 on Monday by the Indiana Senate.

January 30, 2012 8:35 pm

LaPorte officer convicted of reckless driving

LAPORTE | A LaPorte County Sheriff's officer arrested on allegations of drunk driving has been convicted of reckless driving.

December 23, 2011 12:00 am

Michigan City police conduct sweep for drug offenders

MICHIGAN CITY | Police and federal officials arrested 21 people before sunrise Tuesday morning, officials said.

September 13, 2011 6:30 pm
Resident honored for role in catching alleged robber

Resident honored for role in catching alleged robber

LAPORTE | The day began like any other for James Warren, until he saw one of his favorite stops, the Family Express, getting robbed at gunpoint.

September 09, 2011 12:00 am

Controversial court ruling produces more questions than answers

INDIANAPOLIS | In his 36 years of working in law enforcement, former LaPorte County Sheriff Jim Arnold doesn't believe he ever knowingly entered a home illegally.

May 21, 2011 10:30 pm

Inmate found dead in LaPorte County Jail; ID not released

LAPORTE | LaPorte County Sheriff Michael Mollenhauer said Saturday his office and the county coroner are investigating the death of an inmate at LaPorte County Jail. 

March 19, 2011 8:03 pm

Ind. Senate votes to pre-empt local gun laws across the state

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate voted 38-12 on Monday to pre-empt all local gun regulations across the state of Indiana.

February 14, 2011 6:44 pm
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