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Porter County Jail officials deny responsibility for man's injuries

HAMMOND | Porter County sheriff's officials admitted in federal court records that a man who is suing them was involved in an altercation with another jail inmate but deny they're responsible for his injuries.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am

Cops: Motorist charged with tossing beer bottles on Toll Road

Authorities said a driver on Friday decided to throw his empty beer bottles out of his vehicle onto the Indiana Toll Road, shattering glass for over a 15-mile stretch of road before being stopped by police.

June 14, 2014 10:45 am

Inmate claims jail failed to protect him

VALPARAISO | A man has filed a lawsuit claiming the Porter County Sheriff's Department failed to protect him from abuse at the jail after he was required to testify against another inmate.

May 19, 2014 12:30 pm

New Porter County Jail wing set to open in June

VALPARAISO | The state has signed off on the renovation of the third wing at the Porter County Jail, further paving the way for the additional unit to open in another six to seven weeks.

May 13, 2014 2:30 pm

Portage woman charged with prescription fraud

PORTAGE | A Portage woman was arrested Monday afternoon after a pharmacist at Walmart in Portage questioned two prescriptions for narcotics called in to the store's pharmacy.

May 06, 2014 10:50 am

Police: Man made lewd comments at playground

PORTAGE | A Hobart man was arrested Monday afternoon after police received complaints alleging he made inappropriate sexual comments in front of children at Woodland Park.

May 06, 2014 10:28 am
EDITORIAL: We endorse Reynolds for Porter sheriff

EDITORIAL: We endorse Reynolds for Porter sheriff

Former Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds, forced out of office seven years ago by term limits, now seeks to return to his old job. He is competing against Harold Lush for the Democratic nomination.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am Video
Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old Porter County Jail

Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old Porter County Jail

VALPARAISO | More than 11 years after the Porter County Jail was opened along Ind. 49, Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain announced Monday that efforts are wrapping up to open the third and final set of cells.

April 14, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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St. Vincent opens Portage kidney transplant outpatient center

St. Vincent opens Portage kidney transplant outpatient center

Dr. Alvin Wee, director of kidney and pancreas transplantation for St. Vincent Transplant Center, talks about St.Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis and its new partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, opening a satellite office in Portage for kidney transplant patients.

April 14, 2014 2:17 pm
St. Vincent opens Portage kidney transplant outpatient center

St. Vincent opens Portage kidney transplant outpatient center

In partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, St. Vincent Transplant Center in Indianapolis has opened a satellite office for kidney transplant patients in the Portage DaVita Dialysis building.

April 14, 2014 2:17 pm
Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Porter County Sheriff David Lain talks about plans to open the B wing of the Porter County Jail. This part of the jail never has been opened, mainly because of a lack of manpower, Lain said. The additional space won't allow the jail to accommodate additional inmates, a population that curren…

April 14, 2014 2:01 pm
Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Assistant Jail Cmdr. Jeremy Juliano, right, listens as Porter County Sheriff David Lain talks about expansion plans at the Porter County Jail during a tour of the B wing.

April 14, 2014 2:01 pm
Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Porter County Sheriff David Lain talks Monday about plans to open the B wing of the Porter County Jail during a tour of the wing.

April 14, 2014 2:01 pm
Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

Final group of cells to open soon at 11-year-old jail

The B pod satellite room at the Porter County Jail monitors activity in the jail.

April 14, 2014 2:01 pm
Police say child porn found on Portage man's computer

Police say child porn found on Portage man's computer

PORTAGE | A monthlong investigation led to the arrest of a Portage man on a count of child pornography, police said Saturday.

April 12, 2014 6:04 pm

EDITORIAL: Fighting substance abuse is team effort

Everyone in Porter County knows the drug problem needs to be addressed. The difficulty lies in determining how best to do it.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Police: Inmate to face battery charge after jail fight

Police: Inmate to face battery charge after jail fight

VALPARAISO | A man charged in February with attacking guards at the Porter County Jail faces another battery charge after being involved in a fight Thursday at the jail.

April 03, 2014 7:21 pm
Fleeing suspect surrenders to Argo without a bite

Fleeing suspect surrenders to Argo without a bite

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A man fleeing police early Sunday morning finally decided it was better to give up than have the bite put on him by Officer Argo.

March 31, 2014 2:15 pm

Gary man arrested for dealing pot

PORTAGE | A Gary man was arrested on charges he was dealing marijuana early Friday after he reportedly told a police officer who stopped him that he was lost.

March 10, 2014 12:30 pm
Fight at Porter County Jail sends jailers to hospital

Fight at Porter County Jail sends jailers to hospital

VALPARAISO | Two Porter County jailers were injured Wednesday in a fight with an inmate.

February 20, 2014 5:15 pm
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