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Porter County officials are questioning the religious tax exempt status of the $1.1 million Preachit Inc. property at 234 W. County Road 166 South in Porter Township.
Visitors at the Porter County jail communicate with inmates via an on-site video system. The new system will expand the approach to off-site video visits.
Valparaiso resident Crystal Siewin, who crossed the finish line of last week's Boston Marathon less than a half-hour before the deadly bombings, was pleased Saturday with how quickly authorities hunted down the two brothers believed responsible for the attack.
Supporters of homicide victim Amanda Bach gather Tuesday outside the Porter County Courthouse in Valparaiso.
While Porter County officials blamed rising fuel prices for the need to come up with an additional $250,000 last year, the larger communities in the county were able to live within their budgets.
VALPARAISO | Law enforcement searched a rental house owned by a gunman who held police at bay for seven hours Friday.
Tuesday's municipal elections aren't even over, but already the focus has been shifting to the 2012 elections.
Karen Curtin, of Griffith, and Gregg Hodgson, of Gary, prepare free food to be served to those in need as part of Saturday's Jobs not Cuts assembly at Gary's Tolleston Park.
Porter County's covered bridge, located along the Pine Township stretch of the Calumet Trail. The county is talking about relocating the 10-year-old structure to Sunset Hill Farm County Park due to vandalism shown here.
Tom Isakson, who formerly ran New Creation Men's Shelter and Spring Valley Shelter, was named the executive director of Citizens Concerned for the Homeless in Michigan City.
CHESTERTON | LaPorte County prosecutors may dismiss a misdemeanor battery charge against Lee Ann Cosh, the principal of St. Patrick's School in Chesterton, if she complies with whatever psychiatric treatment is ordered.
CHESTERTON | Investors are rushing to put together financing by the end of the year for a $40 million sports complex at the southeast corner of Ind. 49 and the Indiana Toll Road.
Valparaiso firefighters spray water through the window of a second-floor bedroom of a townhouse unit that caught fire around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hunter's Pointe on Vale Park Road.
VALPARAISO | A murder charge was filed Tuesday against the woman accused of shooting an elderly South Haven-area man to death with his own gun, stealing from him and then attempting to make it appear as though he killed himself.
A storm packing lightning and furious winds killed at least one person Tuesday afternoon as it ripped though Northwest Indiana, uprooting, toppling and igniting trees and causing vehicle wrecks.
VALPARAISO | Using proceeds from the proposed Illiana Expressway to fund a local link to the South Shore train service is not likely now that the highway project has been scaled back or tabled.
VALPARAISO | A Porter County Jail inmate tried to kill himself Tuesday night by jumping off a second level railing onto the concrete floor below, Porter County police said.
Police are investigating two robberies that took place within a short time of one another Tuesday night and Wednesday morning at Family Express stores in Portage and Hobart.
SOUTH HAVEN | Two more girls have come forward stating they, too, were victimized by the South Haven volunteer firefighter accused of building a wooden device and using firefighting equipment to torture and sexually abuse an underage female relative at his home, sources said.
This summer's heavier-than-normal rainfall helped farmers in this corner of the state, where crops suffered last year because of drought conditions.
A day at the beach with friends turned deadly Saturday for 11-year-old Veronica Bush, of Michigan City.
RENSSELAER | A murder mystery that plagued Porter County for more than six years came to an end Friday when investigators unearthed a body thought to be that of Lorraine Kirkley.
VALPARAISO | A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in connection with the rape a 20-year-old woman just hours before outside the Northside Tap at 712 Calumet Ave.
PORTAGE | Bill Metz was celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Thursday night at Clancy's pub when a man approached and dropped a lit cigar into his cup of beer.
VALPARAISO - Charles Schlesinger will be looking into his options for returning to work as a city police officer now that he has been cleared of drunken driving charges, according to his attorney.
VALPARAISO - A 26-year-old Valparaiso man faces six years behind bars after pleading guilty Friday to a reduced number of charges stemming from holding his girlfriend against her will for three days.
HAMMOND - Prosecutors described Odell Corley as a man with no redeeming qualities, the worst of the worst and a continued threat to all.
HAMMOND -- There is a belief that inmates sentenced to life behind bars are more prone to violence because they have nothing to lose.
(Editor's Note: This is part of an ongoing series about Caring Close to Home, United Way's annual fund-raising campaign.)
HAMMOND -- Odell Corley looked away Monday as the grisly photograph of the severely burned woman appeared on monitors across the federal courtroom.
VALPARAISO -- People arrested for drunken driving or other minor criminal charges may soon have to come up with more money to bond out of jail.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has thrown out an attempt by an Illinois man to regain control of the estate and wrongful death lawsuit of a single mother of two, who was killed last year in a drunk driving accident.
VALPARAISO -- A Knox man and his girlfriend were arrested about 2 a.m. Friday on various charges after police said they were caught attempting to use counterfeit money at the local Wal-Mart to purchase items used to manufacture the illegal drug methamphetamine.
VALPARAISO -- Porter County Deputy Prosecutor Trista Hudson said the case boiled down to the credibility of Jacqueline Lissey versus that of her former employer, James "Ken" White.
VALPARAISO -- Jacqueline Lissey said she knew she did nothing criminal when leaving her job four years ago as a bookkeeper at the local White Lumber Co.
VALPARAISO -- Curtis Ksenak bonded out of jail Wednesday, a day after the teacher's assistant was arrested on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, according to Ryan Jones, public information officer for the Porter County Sheriff's Department.
VALPARAISO -- Porter County Deputy Prosecutor Trista Hudson said Jacqueline Olis signed a document agreeing to pay back more than $24,000 to the White Lumber Co.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Homeowners clobbered by the recent spikes in property taxes have a big incentive to cast a ballot in this year's general election.
A few officials in Porter and Lake counties are prohibited from taking office until a year after winning an election.
VALPARAISO -- The North Porter County Conservation Club has offered gun enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy their hobby for nearly 60 years on a site just off Ind. 49 in Liberty Township.
HAMMOND -- Odell Corley made quite an effort two years ago to cover up his role as the gunman in a failed bank robbery in The Pines that left two dead.
VALPARAISO -- One week after backing out of a proposed plea agreement, accused child molester Carl Smith is seeking release from jail while awaiting his trial next year.
HAMMOND -- The photograph from inside the bank is dramatic.
VALPARAISO -- Odell Corley said he was busy Aug. 27, 2002, cutting several lawns around Michigan City and struggling with a plumbing project.
VALPARAISO -- Federal prosecutors wrapped up their case Friday against Odell Corley by presenting evidence they believe links him to the gun used to kill two employees of the First State Bank of Porter two years ago.
HAMMOND -- Andre "Peewee" McGregor said there were no plans to hurt anyone when he and three others set out Aug. 27, 2002 to rob the First State Bank of Porter in The Pines.
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