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GUEST EDITORIAL: State's attempt to ward off dangers working

GUEST EDITORIAL: State's attempt to ward off dangers working

July 1 each year marks the day in Indiana when new laws take effect. But rather than focus on new laws, let's observe the anniversary of a law that went on the books three years ago this month — the law that barred texting while driving.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

Portage automated call system passed test during snow, deep freeze

PORTAGE | In a matter of minutes Tuesday, more than 13,000 residents knew about changes in trash pickup schedules due to this week's frigid and snowy weather.

January 11, 2014 7:04 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Developing a Siri-ous relationship with my phone

PHIL WIELAND: Developing a Siri-ous relationship with my phone

Like our Indiana Legislature, I'm having a hard time adjusting to the 21st century. Unlike the Legislature, I was copacetic with the 20th century while they are reluctant to leave the 19th.

July 05, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart police warn residents of computer, phone scams

HOBART | Police have received severals calls in recent days from residents about computer and phone-related scams.

July 04, 2013 12:05 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Lessons from legacy media – get it right, first

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lessons from legacy media – get it right, first

Enough mistakes and maybe we’ll learn: When in doubt, leave it out.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am

Fegely teacher accused of sending sexually oriented text messages to students

PORTAGE | A Fegely Middle School teacher was arrested Friday after police said he sent sexually oriented text messages and a sexually explicit picture of himself to two former Fegely female students.

January 25, 2013 8:00 pm

Man accused of abusing girls for years

LAPORTE | A man police accuse of sexually abusing two LaPorte-area girls is in jail thanks to a text message concerning the allegations forwarded to authorities.

August 06, 2012 5:15 pm
Teenage texting is up; epic phone calls are down

Teenage texting is up; epic phone calls are down

Teenage texting is up; epic phone calls are down

March 26, 2012 9:00 am
Schools wrestle teens texting, social media use

Schools wrestle teens texting, social media use

As tweens and young adults navigate the world of social media, educators and parents want them to be responsible and safe. But just what that means and how to achieve it has become complicated, reflecting an increasingly complex social landscape.

August 10, 2011 11:00 pm

Police: Valparaiso middle schoolers sent nude photos

VALPARAISO | Two teenagers were removed from school Wednesday after police said they were caught with nude photographs of themselves on their cellular phones.

May 26, 2011 5:00 pm

Union Twp. man accused of child porn, sex with girl

UNION TOWNSHIP | A 21-year-old Union Township man formally was charged late last week in the latest case involving sexual images of consenting minors being sent with a cell phone.

May 02, 2011 6:00 pm

State cops nab nearly 7,800 cell phone violators

SPRINGFIELD | Two laws aimed at limiting the use of cell phones while driving have resulted in nearly 7,800 motorists being pulled over by the Illinois State Police this year.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am
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