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Sheriff's police investigate fatal crash late Monday on U.S. 30 near Valpo

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Sheriff's Department was investigating a fatal crash late Monday on U.S. 30 at County Road 325 East, a spokesman said.

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Washington Township man charged with firing gun during dispute

Washington Township man charged with firing gun during dispute

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A Washington Township man was arrested Saturday after firing a round from a handgun and threatening to kill a man during a disturbance on his front lawn.

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Man arrested on bicycle ride to buy heroin in Valparaiso

Man arrested on bicycle ride to buy heroin in Valparaiso

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of possessing a hypodermic needle and other paraphernalia after telling police he was riding his mother's bicycle from Wanatah to Valparaiso buy heroin.

September 19, 2014 4:49 pm
Moraine wildlife center fills need in helping animals

Moraine wildlife center fills need in helping animals

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | A brown bat nibbles mealworms as an opossum snoozes.

August 12, 2014 8:30 pm
Porter County Animal Shelter director charged with OWI

Porter County Animal Shelter director charged with OWI

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The director of the Porter County Animal Shelter was arrested Friday night after driving through two backyards and growling at hospital security officers, investigators said.

August 04, 2014 1:10 pm

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Before I hit the road, a last odiferous fair ode

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | This is traditionally the day when my Porter County Fair column goes from bad to verse. Prepare to be rhymed.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: These lawn tractors cut down the competition

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | What is it about the human psyche that enjoys seeing vehicles -- or maybe I should say VEE-hicles -- ramming into each other until they can't ram no more?

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: All of a sudden, I'm in the fair shows

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The performers in the free shows at the Porter County Fair are picking on me.

July 25, 2014 4:50 pm

Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale breaks records

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | The Porter County Fair's 4-H Celebration Sale didn't only break records Thursday night, it crushed them.

July 25, 2014 3:22 pm
Biden makes historical visit to Porter County airport

Biden makes historical visit to Porter County airport

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | For the second time in two years, the Porter County Municipal Airport served as host to Vice President Joe Biden.

July 24, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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A family of 4-H livestock champions

A family of 4-H livestock champions

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Kendall Schoon and her cousins, Austin Owens and Blake Owens, made winning in the Porter County Fair livestock arena a family affair this year. 

July 24, 2014 3:23 pm
PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Only Polaroid produces a picture faster than this man

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Only Polaroid produces a picture faster than this man

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | There's an old saw that artists are only famous after they die. If that's the case, Robin Walker has at least a head start on the artistic fame game.

July 23, 2014 3:37 pm

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Living creatures should be prized, not prizes at fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | An aquarium might become a permanent fixture in the Porter County Fair office because fair personnel keep finding Nemo, or his relatives, in the trash bins.

July 21, 2014 6:50 pm
PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: You can smell the schmaltz at the Porter County Fair

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | After missing the opening days of the fair while I did some reporting in Lake County, it was good to get back in time to see the Porter County Fair and all the sights, smells, sounds, smells, tastes, smells, schmaltz and ... what the heck is that smell anyway?

July 21, 2014 5:09 pm
Brawl after fair concert injures three, including two children

Brawl after fair concert injures three, including two children

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Three people, including two children, were injured during a brawl that broke out after Friday night's concert at the Porter County Fair.

July 21, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Porter County police honor their own during service

Porter County police honor their own during service

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. told Porter County Sheriff Department officers of a childhood ritual lovingly forced upon him by his mom, whose brother was a policeman.

May 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Bartenders, servers and liquor store clerks gathered Tuesday at the Porter County Expo Center to learn how to balance responsibility with the ability to make money.

May 06, 2014 11:35 am Photos

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Washington Twp. barn destroyed by fire

Washington Twp. barn destroyed by fire

WASHINGTON TWP. | A Washington Township barn was destroyed and several chickens were killed in a fire Saturday.

April 21, 2014 8:42 am
Firefighters battle modular home blaze in Washington Township

Firefighters battle modular home blaze in Washington Township

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Firefighters on Friday extinguished a blaze in a modular home at 61 Colonial Ave., near the Porter County Municipal Airport.

March 14, 2014 6:35 pm Photos

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Cherokees pull off upset of Kouts; Hebron survives in PCC first round

HEBRON | It's only appropriate the opening game of the 91st Porter County Conference boys basketball tournament featured an upset with a wild final minute.

January 22, 2014 8:45 pm
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