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Porter County Sheriff's Department collecting tips for Special Olympics

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Sheriff's Department is taking part in a Tip A Cop event on Saturday at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 3004 John Howell Drive.

October 16, 2014 5:40 pm

Crown Point woman ID’d as victim of semi accident

VALPARAISO | The woman struck and killed by a semi Monday night on U.S. 30 east of Valparaiso has been identified.

September 24, 2014 9:14 am

Officials seek help ID'ing woman killed by semi on U.S. 30

VALPARAISO | Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris on Tuesday asked for the public's help in identifying a woman struck and killed Monday night by a semi on U.S. 30 in Valparaiso.

September 23, 2014 11:15 am
South Haven residents rescued, as officials address Friday's flooding

South Haven residents rescued, as officials address Friday's flooding

SOUTH HAVEN | After nearly 6 inches of rain early Friday caused flooding, evacuations and road closures around Porter County, residents and elected officials are looking for solutions before future weather threatens with more of the same.

August 22, 2014 6:10 pm Photos

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Guns stolen from Porter Co. police car

VALPARAISO | A handgun, rifle and stun gun were reported stolen Tuesday from a Porter County squad car in the Shamrock subdivision on the city's west side.

July 16, 2014 8:36 am
Man airlifted to trauma center after crashing stolen car in Hebron

Man airlifted to trauma center after crashing stolen car in Hebron

HEBRON | The driver of a vehicle reported stolen out of DeMotte was transported by medical helicopter to an area trauma center early Wednesday after crashing the vehicle near Hebron.

May 14, 2014 5:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Michigan City our final community access TV station in NWI

OFFBEAT: Michigan City our final community access TV station in NWI

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 08, 2013 12:00 am
Students, 2 drivers injured in Union Township bus crash

Students, 2 drivers injured in Union Township bus crash

UNION TOWNSHIP | Four people, including two students, were sent to local hospitals Thursday after a school bus and an SUV collided, officials said.

December 20, 2012 6:28 pm Photos

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Valpo man surrenders after standoff

VALPARAISO | A nearly four-hour standoff ended just before 10 a.m. Tuesday, as a man holed up inside a business surrendered to police.

August 07, 2012 12:15 pm

Sheriff's program promotes neighborliness to prevent crime

VALPARAISO | From her living room window, Gladys Kravitz kept constant watch over the goings-on in her neighborhood. While many consider the character from TV's "Bewitched" to be the prototype busybody, Sheriff Dave Lain said some crime could be prevented if the county's residents adopted a …

June 03, 2012 6:45 pm
Family, friends remember Porter County sheriff's officer

Family, friends remember Porter County sheriff's officer

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | While taking someone to Porter County Jail, it wasn't uncommon for Officer Phil Pratt to engage in some friendly banter or allow the person cuffed in his back seat to pick the radio station.

May 22, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Former cop pleads guilty to Election Night DUI

Former cop pleads guilty to Election Night DUI

VALPARAISO | A former Porter County sheriff's officer pleaded guilty Monday to driving under the influence after causing two crashes while celebrating the 2010 election victory of his then-boss, Porter County Sheriff David Lain.

May 21, 2012 12:00 pm
Three fallen officers honored remembered

Three fallen officers honored remembered

VALPARAISO | It was 31 years ago that then-Secret Service Agent Tim McCarthy was shot in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

May 18, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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Family: Officer always dreamed of joining force

Family: Officer always dreamed of joining force

VALPARAISO | Officer Phil Pratt lived his dream.

May 18, 2012 5:45 pm Photos

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Sheriff's department mourning officer killed in Wednesday crash

Sheriff's department mourning officer killed in Wednesday crash

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Flags outside the Porter County Sheriff's Department were at half-staff Thursday as officers mourn one of their own.

May 17, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Board terminates Porter County sheriff's officer following crashes

Board terminates Porter County sheriff's officer following crashes

VALPARAISO | A Porter County sheriff's officer involved in five vehicle-related incidents was relieved of his duties Thursday afternoon.

April 26, 2012 4:52 pm
Hammond man charged with murder in Valpo-area double homicide

Hammond man charged with murder in Valpo-area double homicide

VALPARAISO | A 19-year-old Hammond man has been charged with two counts of murder after police said they encountered him outside a house where two people lay shot inside and found his semiautomatic assault rifle behind the home.

April 09, 2012 5:30 pm
Porter Co. officer honored with life saving award

Porter Co. officer honored with life saving award

A Porter County sheriff's officer this week received the Life Saving Award from the Porter County Council for saving a family of four from a burning vehicle.

March 02, 2012 10:28 am
Sheriff rolls out red carpet for boy suffering with recurring tumors

Sheriff rolls out red carpet for boy suffering with recurring tumors

VALPARAISO | The walk from a patrol car to the Porter County Jail doors is a walk most dread. For Aidan Carter, it was a birthday dream come true.

December 30, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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