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HAMMOND | Joseph McCowan, father of convicted murderer Dustin McCowan, has filed for bankruptcy, according to federal court records.
VALPARAISO | The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and 60-year prison sentence of Dustin McCowan in the 2011 shooting death of his former girlfriend Amanda Bach.
HAMMOND | A former Lake Ridge Community Schools business manager intends to plead guilty in federal court to charges of theft and tax evasion on allegations of embezzling $134,054 in school funds.
HAMMOND | A Merrillville woman is accused in a federal civil suit of illegally taking $54,318 in VA benefits sent to her deceased mother.
VALPARAISO | A judge denied a request Wednesday to bar the testimony of one co-defendant against another in a 2012 Valparaiso double murder case.
VALPARAISO | More progress has been made over the last 30 days than over the past two years in the debate over tax breaks for the new Porter Regional Hospital, attorney Scott McClure told the Porter County Council on Tuesday night.
VALPARAISO | A former Portage middle school teacher, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to sending sexually suggestive text message to students, is asking the court to ease a probation rule prohibiting him from living within 1,000 feet of a park.
VALPARAISO | A 38-year-old Portage man faces two felony counts on allegations of downloading and sharing child pornography.
VALPARAISO | Porter County government is slated to lose even more money this year from its general fund as a result of the property tax caps, according to a state report issued last week.
VALPARAISO | The Don Roberts Beauty School succeeded Thursday in renewing its tax exempt status with the county.
VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital is again challenging the assessed value of its new its new building and nearby medical office building.
VALPARAISO | Attorneys were sent back to the drawing board Tuesday to work on a proposed plea agreement for a Valparaiso man accused of faking the loss of a $25,573 engagement ring to fraudulently collect $30,000 in insurance money.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners are considering a request to contribute $20,000 toward the first phase of a high-speed passenger train service between Chicago and Columbus, Ohio.
VALPARAISO | A 44-year-old Valparaiso woman told the court Tuesday she repeatedly spanked a 4-year-old boy in her care so severely the child suffered serious injuries.
VALPARAISO | More than 11 years after the Porter County Jail was opened along Ind. 49, Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain announced Monday that efforts are wrapping up to open the third and final set of cells.
VALPARAISO | John Tener told the court Monday that about two weeks after murder suspect Dontaye Singletary voiced concern about a key witness in his case, the woman was murdered.
HAMMOND | A man intends to plead guilty Thursday in federal court to bank robberies in Munster and South Bend.
CENTER TOWNSHIP | Schererville resident Mary Anne LaHayne's blonde bee-hive wig towered over many of those gathered Friday night for Ivy Tech Foundation's "Groove to the 60s" fundraiser at Aberdeen Manor.
VALPARAISO | It appears late tax bills are a thing of the past in Porter County.
VALPARAISO | Members of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council voiced hope Thursday morning about being able to address concerns among some judges that has caused a slowing of court fees to the many anti-drug efforts funded by the group.
VALPARAISO | A Republican official filed a complaint this week with the Porter County Election Board alleging four Democratic candidates are misrepresenting themselves as office holders on campaign signs.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Election Board cast a bipartisan vote Tuesday to reject a proposal by fellow board member and Republican County Clerk Karen Martin to reduce the number of primary election poll workers by around 120.
VALPARAISO | FBI agents made yet another visit to Porter County government offices, stopping Tuesday at the auditor's office.
VALPARAISO | Abraham Bratcher, who made an initial court appearance Tuesday on a charge of murdering his friend, is no stranger to the legal system or the courtroom of Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford.
VALPARAISO | Early voting begins Tuesday against a backdrop of growing turbulence among local election officials.
VALPARAISO | Porter County officials are not letting mixed results of the past deter them from contributing another sizable chunk of tax dollars to a new effort aimed at combating the continued scourge of illegal drug use.
VALPARAISO | A murder charge was filed Friday against a Valparaiso resident who told officers he shot his friend Wednesday just minutes after catching him attempting to steal his cologne and the rifle used in the shooting, police said .
VALPARAISO | A body discovered Thursday by back country skiers in Colorado has been identified as 39-year-old Chesterton resident James McGrogan, who went missing March 14 while on a hiking trip.
VALPARAISO | Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper has agreed to review notes taken by a prosecutor as part of the investigation into a double murder case to determine if there is anything of value to the defense.
HAMMOND | A federal judge is being asked to prohibit a former Crown Point High School teacher from raising questions during an upcoming deposition about the sexual history of one of his former students.
VALPARAISO | Porter County police have released photos of a suspect in Saturday's armed robbery of the Family Express gas station at 363 West U.S. 6 in South Haven.
VALPARAISO | Homicide victim Gerid Forste suffered three gunshot wounds, including one to the chest that resulted in massive internal injuries, according to an autopsy performed Thursday.
VALPARAISO | A 34-year-old Valparaiso man is in custody after reportedly admitting to police he shot a friend who was visiting his Chandana Point apartment on the city's north side.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, said he supports seeking input from a variety of charitable nonprofit community foundations on how best to invest the $159 million in proceeds from the 2007 sale of the former county hospital.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder said his office has completed work on the 1,900 tax assessment appeals filed in the fall, which is a task that has not been accomplished for many years.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff Dave Lain is again voicing concern over a dwindling court fee he relies upon to fund the Chemical Dependency and Addictions Program at the jail.
VALPARAISO | Bond has been set in a Valparaiso-area murder case after prosecutors said it is in their best interest not to present evidence at a bond hearing that was to be held Thursday.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the 20-year-sentence of a 51-year-old Portage man, who pleaded guilty to driving drunk Sept. 3, 2011, and killing a woman by running over her with his vehicle and then dragging her body more than a mile.
VALPARAISO | After 25 years of helping to coordinate and fund the local battle against the use of illegal drugs, the Porter County Substance Abuse Council is coming under fire by judges who hold the purse strings.
HAMMOND | An agreement was filed Wednesday to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a former Hammond teacher who was acquitted of engaging in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.
HAMMOND | The Griffith Federation of Teachers and six of its members filed an amended complaint in federal court Wednesday accusing Griffith Public Schools of discrimination by replacing older teachers with younger ones with less pay.
HAMMOND | A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit filed by former Portage elementary school principal Linda Kuss, who claimed she was fired so the district could replace her with a younger man.
VALPARAISO | A 33-year-old Chesterton man faces two Class-A felony counts of child molesting on allegations of having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
VALPARAISO | A majority of the members on the Porter County Council approved a budget for 2014 that fell short of the funding needed for employee health insurance.
VALPARAISO | FBI agents downloaded computer information Monday as part of their ongoing investigation into county government.
VALPARAISO | The 29 most costly participants of Porter County's health insurance plan have undergone treatment for various cancers, Hodgkin's Disease and a variety of other ailments.
Valparaiso University freshman John MacNeil said he and his girlfriend already considered themselves a couple before they went out alone on their first date.
VALPARAISO | The FBI continued its investigation into Porter County government Wednesday with a visit to the information technologies department.
VALPARAISO | A decision earlier this week by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to move a data department out of the auditor's office has triggered a dispute over who has control over those employees.
VALPARAISO | A 27-year-old man faces 30 days of community service after pleading guilty Thursday to cashing a $16,125 tax refund check he knew was stolen.
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