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Woman's plan to avoid sentencing foiled

VALPARAISO | An attempt by a Portage woman to avoid being sentenced for shooting and injuring a man in a South Haven bar nearly two years ago was foiled Friday.

June 20, 2014 4:15 pm
Portage man arrested on child molestation, solicitation charges

Portage man arrested on child molestation, solicitation charges

PORTAGE | A 27-year-old Portage man was arrested Monday and is facing charges stemming from a relationship with an underage girl.

February 25, 2014 12:50 pm
Appeals court upholds 54-year prison term in molest case

Appeals court upholds 54-year prison term in molest case

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals has rejected a request for time off the 54-year prison term issued to a Porter County man who convinced his girlfriend to molest a child and send him photographs of the act.

November 11, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Portage man sentenced to 20 years for child molestation

Portage man sentenced to 20 years for child molestation

VALPARAISO | A Portage man was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty in August to child molesting.

October 11, 2013 1:45 pm
Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in knife attack

Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in knife attack

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso man pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the wake of a March 2012 knife attack.

August 19, 2013 5:53 pm
Tryon sentenced to 10 years in prison on molestation charge

Tryon sentenced to 10 years in prison on molestation charge

VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge William Alexa accepted a plea agreement from Tara Tryon on Friday morning before security officers handcuffed and led her off to prison.

July 12, 2013 12:19 pm

Portage man wins new trial in strangulation, battery case

INDIANAPOLIS | A Portage man who represented himself in court and was convicted of three felonies will receive a new trial because the judge did not provide sufficient warning against the dangers of self-representation.

June 27, 2013 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Look at all costs for new Portage courthouse

Porter County is talking about building a new courthouse in downtown Portage to replace the existing one on Willowcreek Road. But is this a smart move for the county?

June 16, 2013 12:00 am
Officials: Criminal charges against Michael Ritchie dismissed because of potential impact on victim

Officials: Criminal charges against Michael Ritchie dismissed because of potential impact on victim

Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-day Times investigation into Michael Ritchie, a former region man who has worked with developmentally disabled children under a cloud of allegations pertaining to inappropriate relationships with the youths he was entrusted with serving. He has…

January 20, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Appeals court: Second region sex offender not required to register

Appeals court: Second region sex offender not required to register

INDIANAPOLIS | For the second time in less than a month, the Indiana Court of Appeals has declared it unconstitutional to require a Northwest Indiana man to register as a sex offender.

December 03, 2012 5:00 pm Related

Receiver appointed to take control of shuttered McDaniel Fire Systems

VALPARAISO | A receiver has been appointed to take control of Valparaiso fire protection equipment company McDaniel Fire Systems, which closed its doors late last month after 75 years in operation.

November 23, 2012 1:06 pm

Bank seeks more than $2 million from shuttered McDaniel Fire Systems

VALPARAISO | BMO Harris Bank has filed an emergency motion asking the courts to appoint a receiver to take control of Valparaiso fire protection equipment company McDaniel Fire Systems, which closed its doors late last month after 75 years in operation.

November 15, 2012 5:45 pm
Valpo man now competent to stand trial on 2009 murder charge

Valpo man now competent to stand trial on 2009 murder charge

VALPARAISO | After twice being found incompetent to stand trial in the 2009 shooting death of his mother's fiance, Valparaiso resident Edward Ibarra has been cleared by mental health specialists for his day in court.

October 05, 2012 8:45 pm
Knox man pleads guilty in CDL scam

Knox man pleads guilty in CDL scam

VALPARAISO | A 26-year-old Knox man pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge of forgery stemming from allegations he attempted to buy a commercial driver's license.

August 24, 2012 9:57 am
Man pleads guilty to stealing Kouts police car

Man pleads guilty to stealing Kouts police car

VALPARAISO | A 23-year-old Knox man faces up to six years behind bars after pleading guilty Monday to fleeing from police and stealing a Kouts squad car in January.

August 20, 2012 6:30 pm

Police: Man found in Portage with credit card scanner

PORTAGE | A man arrested last week during a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road may have been using an electronic device to steal financial information from unsuspecting people, police said.

February 08, 2012 5:30 pm
Grandmother of kids who lost mom in fire opposes man's early release

Grandmother of kids who lost mom in fire opposes man's early release

PORTAGE | The mother of a young woman who died in a house fire in December is resisting an attempt by her daughter's former boyfriend to leave prison early to take custody of two children he claims are his own.

February 02, 2012 5:45 pm
Convicted molester allowed to complete sentence at home

Convicted molester allowed to complete sentence at home

VALPARAISO | A 24-year-old Valparaiso man was granted his request Friday to serve the balance of his two-year sentence for child molesting on home detention rather than back behind bars.

January 27, 2012 5:45 pm
Valparaiso man charged with murder again found incompetent to stand trial

Valparaiso man charged with murder again found incompetent to stand trial

VALPARAISO | After undergoing multiple evaluations, a Valparaiso man was found to be incompetent Friday to stand trial in the Oct. 30, 2009, shooting death of his mother's fiance.

January 27, 2012 3:05 pm
Porter man gets 1 year in jail for molestation

Porter man gets 1 year in jail for molestation

VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Judge Bill Alexa followed the recommendation of the adult probation department Friday when sentencing a 30-year-old man to one year in jail for molesting a 13-year-old girl in 2009.

January 13, 2012 6:30 pm
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