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Third suspect sought in Michigan City hanging death case

MICHIGAN CITY | Authorities Tuesday were still looking for a third suspect charged in connection with the June 9 strangling death of a 5-year-old boy at a Michigan City day care.

July 29, 2014 10:25 am
Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Kim Hunt, a health unit coordinator and certified nursing assistant, is the July Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Biden makes historical visit to Porter County airport

Biden makes historical visit to Porter County airport

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | For the second time in two years, the Porter County Municipal Airport served as host to Vice President Joe Biden.

July 24, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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High waves prompt Lake Michigan beach hazard advisory

High waves prompt Lake Michigan beach hazard advisory

A forecast including waves as high as 11 feet on Lake Michigan prompted a beach hazard statement for Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Cook counties through Thursday morning.

July 23, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Man flown to Chicago hospital after LaPorte County crash

LAPORTE | A LaPorte man was flown to a Chicago-area hospital after a head-on crash that shut down a stretch of Ind. 39 north of LaPorte.

July 21, 2014 6:45 pm

Air Quality Action Day declared throughout region

Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.

July 21, 2014 6:51 am

Zoo-B-Que fundraiser set for Saturday at Washington Park

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo will host its annual Zoo-B-Que fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the zoo.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Air Action Day warning issued for Sunday

An Air Quality Action Day has been forecast by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for Northwest Indiana for Sunday and Monday.

July 19, 2014 10:45 pm
Appeals court knocks time off LaPorte child molester's prison term

Appeals court knocks time off LaPorte child molester's prison term

INDIANAPOLIS | A LaPorte murderer and child molester likely will die in prison, despite an Indiana Court of Appeals ruling Friday adjusting his potential time off for good behavior.

July 18, 2014 5:00 pm Related
Appeals court denies LaPorte tourism bureau claim to web address

Appeals court denies LaPorte tourism bureau claim to web address

INDIANAPOLIS | A six-year battle over a website address between a LaPorte resort and the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau appears headed for the Indiana Supreme Court.

July 16, 2014 4:30 pm Related

Nonprofit youth organizations can apply for IYI grants

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Youth Institute invites community and faith-based nonprofit organizations in Indiana serving children and youth to apply for assistance to improve their current effectiveness and their capacity to serve in the future.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for region

A beach hazards statement remains in effect through Tuesday night for Lake Michigan beaches in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.

July 14, 2014 10:39 pm
Health care settings accommodate obese population

Health care settings accommodate obese population

From extended blood pressure cuffs to roomier dental exam chairs and wider terry cloth hospital slippers, the health care industry continues to adapt to larger patients as America's obesity rate climbs.

July 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Man charged with raping 8-year-old girl

LAPORTE | A man with a prior sex-related conviction is accused of raping an 8-year-old girl in a wooded area after she wandered away from her family at a park in LaPorte.

July 11, 2014 4:05 pm

Former LaPorte County township official pleads not guilty to federal tax charges

HAMMOND | A former deputy trustee for LaPorte County's Michigan Township pleaded not guilty Friday to three counts of failure to file a federal tax return.

July 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Police: Half kilogram of heroin found in Cicero, Ill., man's car

VALPARAISO | A Cicero, Ill., man traveling the Indiana Toll Road with his mother and a juvenile was arrested Tuesday after police found a pound of heroin in his car, prosecutors said.

July 09, 2014 8:00 pm
80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

After 80 years, ATI Casting Service, which made some of the largest castings in the United States, is closing, putting more than 120 employees out of work.

July 08, 2014 3:17 pm
United Way welcomes Early Childhood Education Initiatives director

United Way welcomes Early Childhood Education Initiatives director

United Way of Porter County welcomes Kim Olesker to its team as regional director of United Way Early Childhood Education Initiatives serving all three United Ways (LaPorte, Porter and Lake counties) in Northwest Indiana.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am
To merge or not to merge: For community banks, that is the question

To merge or not to merge: For community banks, that is the question

Remember Hoosier State Bank of Hammond, Gary Federal Savings and Loan Association, or Industrial National Bank of East Chicago? What about Portage National Bank or Steel City Federal Savings and Loan Association? Bygone community banks in Northwest Indiana now far outnumber the remaining o…

July 06, 2014 5:00 am Photos

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