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Two injured in U.S. 6 wreck

Two injured in U.S. 6 wreck

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | Two people were injured Monday in a collision where their van apparently crossed the center line of U.S. 6 and struck a semi tractor trailer head on.

December 23, 2013 6:00 pm Photos


Riding the lightning at the Porter fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | For a while Tuesday I thought the top treat on the midway menu at the Porter County Fair was going to be switched from the deep-fried butter balls to the flash fried basket of Speed riders.

July 24, 2013 12:05 am Related

Hobart boy injured on Porter County fair ride

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A 15-year-old Hobart boy struck his head and was injured Saturday while on a carnival ride at the Porter County Fair.

July 22, 2013 3:45 pm

Kouts chief retiring in August

KOUTS | Being police chief in a town like Kouts is mostly a matter of doing paperwork, so Kouts Chief James Boyce is retiring -- to handle the paperwork for a veterinary lab owned by him and his wife.

July 15, 2013 5:00 pm

Youths, 12 and 13, arrested in Porter Township vandalism

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Two boys, ages 12 and 13 years, have been arrested by Porter County Sheriff Department detectives in a string of thefts and vandalism in the Springwood Estates subdivision.

July 09, 2013 5:20 pm

Inmates flushing frustration for utility workers

It's a problem that's almost as old as indoor plumbing in jails, but it's becoming a frequent frustration for the Valparaiso utilities maintenance crews.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
2 fulfill dream of becoming Porter County Sheriff's Department officers

2 fulfill dream of becoming Porter County Sheriff's Department officers

VALPARAISO | Two men, who shared a long-time dream of becoming police officers, had that dream come true Monday.

January 07, 2013 6:20 pm Photos


Changes coming for Porter gun permit applicants

VALPARAISO | Beginning next Monday, the Porter County Sheriff's Department will no longer do fingerprinting for gun permits.

January 06, 2013 11:15 pm
Valparaiso seeks buyer for former North Coast facilities

Valparaiso seeks buyer for former North Coast facilities

VALPARAISO | After a little more than a year, the former North Coast Distributing facilities have had some nibbles, but the city is still waiting for a big fish to take the bait.

January 05, 2013 8:30 pm

Porter County police briefs

Burglary, battery charges filed against ex-boyfriend

November 19, 2012 8:45 pm

SWAT activated in warrant arrests

PORTAGE | The Portage Police SWAT unit was activated early Thursday to serve warrants on two men accused of dealing marijuana.

October 19, 2012 7:30 pm

Local police department participate in drug take-back Saturday

Several local police departments will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday.

September 26, 2012 1:26 pm

Popcorn profits profitable for area nonprofits

VALPARAISO | It not only takes a village to raise a child, it also takes one to hold the city's annual Popcorn Festival.

September 23, 2012 7:30 pm
Brides-to-be say dress shop broke its vow

Brides-to-be say dress shop broke its vow

VALPARAISO | Wedding days are filled with plenty of anxiety, but a number of local brides-to-be have learned their long-awaited wedding dresses apparently won't be arriving from Sisters Bridal.

August 07, 2012 8:30 pm

Lake Eliza shooting under investigation

PORTER TOWNSHIP | A 27-year-old Lake Eliza man is recuperating after authorities said he was shot with a shotgun Friday afternoon.

July 14, 2012 12:00 am
SWAT teams don't just learn on the fly

SWAT teams don't just learn on the fly

When a man held hostages at a Valparaiso real estate office for nearly seven hours in late May, it was members of local SWAT teams who stormed the building, ending the standoff.

July 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Gun range plan wins Plan Commission recommendation

VALPARAISO | About 50 people, most with concerns about construction of a gun range at the former Fetla's Trading Post, heard the city's Plan Commission recommend approval of the project Tuesday.

June 12, 2012 8:55 pm
Valpo offers Safe Place for youths to seek help

Valpo offers Safe Place for youths to seek help

VALPARAISO | Youths looking for a safe place to seek help soon will have dozens of locations in the city, including city buildings and buses.

March 22, 2012 1:11 pm
Portage welcomes newest police officer

Portage welcomes newest police officer

PORTAGE | Portage native Kyle Lerch was sworn in Thursday morning as the newest member of the city's police department.

November 03, 2011 7:00 pm

Utilities for St. Mary clinic, North Coast OK'd

VALPARAISO | Two development projects received quick action from Valparaiso's Utilities Board on Tuesday.

September 28, 2011 6:45 pm
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