Porter County Sheriff S Department
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Two men, who shared a long-time dream of becoming police officers, had that dream come true Monday.
VALPARAISO | Beginning next Monday, the Porter County Sheriff's Department will no longer do fingerprinting for gun permits.
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.
Burglary, battery charges filed against ex-boyfriend
PORTAGE | The Portage Police SWAT unit was activated early Thursday to serve warrants on two men accused of dealing marijuana.
Several local police departments will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday.
VALPARAISO | It not only takes a village to raise a child, it also takes one to hold the city's annual Popcorn Festival.
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.
PORTER TOWNSHIP | A 27-year-old Lake Eliza man is recuperating after authorities said he was shot with a shotgun Friday afternoon.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Youths looking for a safe place to seek help soon will have dozens of locations in the city, including city buildings and buses.
PORTAGE | Portage native Kyle Lerch was sworn in Thursday morning as the newest member of the city's police department.
VALPARAISO | Two development projects received quick action from Valparaiso's Utilities Board on Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | The new North Coast Distributing facilities are on tap for a January opening after approval of tax abatements for the building and its equipment Monday by the City Council.
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