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Drivers beware: Buses are back on the road and kids are in the zone

Drivers beware: Buses are back on the road and kids are in the zone

As the school year gets underway, thousands of buses carrying tens of thousands of students will begin flooding the streets of Northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago. 

August 11, 2014 12:47 pm
Officer Friendly: Keeping kids safe while they are in school

Officer Friendly: Keeping kids safe while they are in school

When it comes to keeping your kids safe in school, the most important thing for parents and students is a good relationship with the school staff and the school’s resource police officer.

August 10, 2014 12:47 pm
Cops: Man told police dog 'Bring it on!'

Cops: Man told police dog 'Bring it on!'

PORTAGE | A Portage man faces numerous charges following a bizarre home invasion Tuesday night in the 6800 block of Fox Tail Avenue.

July 30, 2014 10:00 pm
Portage police questioning vandalism suspects

Portage police questioning vandalism suspects

PORTAGE | Portage police were questioning two suspects wanted in connection with vandalism at an abandoned business.

July 16, 2014 9:34 am Photos

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Hammond police institute new contact protocol

Hammond police institute new contact protocol

Schererville police Officer Brian Daniels pulls over a driver for speeding in Schererville while on patrol recently. In February 2013, the Schererville Police Department issued what is called a "productivity standard" that requires officers to enforce traffic laws through citations at least …

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Hammond police institute new contact protocol

Hammond police institute new contact protocol

Schererville police Officer Brian Daniels arrests a driver on a charge driving with a suspended license in Schererville.

July 11, 2014 12:00 am
Hammond police institute new contact protocol

Hammond police institute new contact protocol

Schererville police Officer Brian Daniels communicates on his radio after arresting a driver for driving with a suspended license in Schererville.

July 10, 2014 7:45 pm
Some region police departments issue new protocols for patrol cops

Some region police departments issue new protocols for patrol cops

HAMMOND | Hammond Police Chief John Doughty believes "quota" is a bad word.

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Portage police warn of phone scam

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department would like to warn residents of a telephone scam that is occurring in the area.

July 10, 2014 12:55 pm
Portage police honor those from the past, look to the future

Portage police honor those from the past, look to the future

PORTAGE | Portage police remembered those from the past, recognized officers of the present and looked forward to the future on Monday during their annual Police Memorial Week tribute at Gilbert Park.

May 12, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Portage police warn of mail scam

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department is warning the public of a mail scam that several residents have received within the past week.

March 25, 2014 11:05 am
Portage man, 37, arrested in December pizzeria robbery

Portage man, 37, arrested in December pizzeria robbery

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the Dec. 18 robbery of Little Caesars Pizza, 6321 Central Ave.

March 06, 2014 5:17 pm
Two new Portage police officers take oaths

Two new Portage police officers take oaths

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department welcomed its two newest rookies Tuesday morning.

February 11, 2014 7:20 pm
Gunman robs Portage Family Express

Gunman robs Portage Family Express

PORTAGE | Portage police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the Family Express Gas Station, 5901 U.S. 6 at 4:20 a.m. Friday morning.

January 31, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Portage police seek assistance in identifying theft suspect

Portage police seek assistance in identifying theft suspect

PORTAGE | Portage police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in a recent theft case.

January 23, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Portage police take officer applications in January

PORTAGE | Application packets for the position of probationary police officer with the Portage Police Department will be available from 7 a.m.  Jan. 6 through 4 p.m.  Jan. 18.

December 22, 2013 5:55 pm
Valpo man arrested, charged in Portage home burglary

Valpo man arrested, charged in Portage home burglary

PORTAGE | Michael E. Oelling, 34, of 3503 Nell Drive, Valparaiso, was arrested Monday, accused of burglarizing a home here earlier this month.

December 19, 2013 5:12 pm

Portage police search for armed robbery suspect

PORTAGE | Police are looking for a suspect in the armed robbery Sunday morning of the Quick-Step Outdoors bait shop.

November 26, 2013 5:55 pm
Police: Valpo man arrested for stalking two Portage women

Police: Valpo man arrested for stalking two Portage women

PORTAGE | A Valparaiso man was arrested Friday after he followed two women from a Portage library to a restaurant and then to a police station when they went to report the incident, according to authorities.

November 18, 2013 6:15 pm
Surveillance photos: Portage police seek two in beer theft

Surveillance photos: Portage police seek two in beer theft

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two suspects in the Oct. 17 theft of beer from the Speedway gas station at Central Avenue and Hamstrom Road.

October 23, 2013 10:45 am Photos

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