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Portage receives COPS funding for three additional officers

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department will likely be boosting its numbers by three in the coming months.

September 30, 2014 1:11 pm

Council, RDC to hold workshop on proposed $11.2 million bond issue

PORTAGE | There's little doubt that the city's police station could use an overhaul or that a new fire station along Central Avenue would be useful.

September 06, 2014 6:30 pm
Portage welcomes 62nd and 63rd cops to department

Portage welcomes 62nd and 63rd cops to department

PORTAGE | In the last month, two new police officers have joined the Portage force.

September 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Fires send residents, police officer to hospital

PORTAGE | Two fires in less than 24 hours sent two residents and a police officer to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

August 29, 2014 1:19 pm
Is a mo-ped a motorcycle?

Is a mo-ped a motorcycle?

Imagine zipping down a Northwest Indiana street on your new mo-ped -- a mo-ped with a cylinder capacity of less than 50 cubic centimeters but which can reach speeds of more than 25 mph, such as the Yamaha Zuma.

August 12, 2014 4:30 pm

False invoice information appears to frame Lake Station mayor

MERRILLVILLE | The lawyer for Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist is calling for further investigation over what he said are attempts to frame his client.

July 29, 2014 3:30 pm

Police vehicle involved in Wednesday's accident

PORTAGE | An accident in which a Hobart woman was severely injured and airlifted to a South Bend hospital is still under investigation.

July 11, 2014 11:00 pm
Some region police departments issue new protocols for patrol cops

Some region police departments issue new protocols for patrol cops

HAMMOND | Hammond Police Chief John Doughty believes "quota" is a bad word.

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Portage awards contracts for street paving

PORTAGE | It shouldn't be long before machines start grinding up asphalt and laying down fresh, smooth pavement in Portage.

July 08, 2014 6:00 pm

Portage council approves federal COPs grant application

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved applying for a federal grant to put more cops on the street.

June 04, 2014 12:41 pm
Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

PORTAGE | Portage police officers will be adding another tool to their arsenal.

May 28, 2014 4:19 pm Photos

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Portage police honor those from the past, look to the future

Portage police honor those from the past, look to the future

PORTAGE | Portage police remembered those from the past, recognized officers of the present and looked forward to the future on Monday during their annual Police Memorial Week tribute at Gilbert Park.

May 12, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Portage police investigating alleged stabbing along Prairie Duneland Trail

PORTAGE | Portage police are investigating a report received Thursday from a resident that he was stabbed while walking along the Prairie Duneland Trail.

May 09, 2014 12:46 pm
Cops: Men had 12 pounds of pot in car

Cops: Men had 12 pounds of pot in car

PORTAGE | Two Ohio men were charged with felony possession of marijuana with the intent to deal after Portage police found 12 pounds of raw marijuana in their car following a traffic stop last week.

April 30, 2014 12:37 pm Photos

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Portage High students glimpse city government operations

Portage High students glimpse city government operations

PORTAGE | While a couple of his peers had some issues in handling the city's new automated trash trucks, Aidan Fletcher handled it like a pro.

April 01, 2014 6:27 pm Photos

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Two new Portage police officers take oaths

Two new Portage police officers take oaths

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department welcomed its two newest rookies Tuesday morning.

February 11, 2014 7:20 pm
Portage men facing criminal gang activity charges

Portage men facing criminal gang activity charges

PORTAGE | Four members of the Invaders Motorcycle Club face criminal gang activity charges following the beating of a man in a local bar.

February 05, 2014 5:40 pm Photos

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Valpo man arrested, charged in Portage home burglary

Valpo man arrested, charged in Portage home burglary

PORTAGE | Michael E. Oelling, 34, of 3503 Nell Drive, Valparaiso, was arrested Monday, accused of burglarizing a home here earlier this month.

December 19, 2013 5:12 pm
Portage cops give kids an early Christmas

Portage cops give kids an early Christmas

PORTAGE | Thirteen-year-old Emily Logsdon pulled the make-up kit off the shelf at Meijer on Tuesday afternoon.

December 17, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Portage moves to new fueling system

PORTAGE | The city has moved to a new fueling system in an effort to save time and money.

November 17, 2013 5:45 pm
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