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GARY | Rosa Varnado works, but has been without health insurance for two years because she cannot afford the plan offered by her employer.
VALPARAISO | A private attorney was hired to file an appeal on behalf of convicted murderer Dustin McCowan, but not before taxpayers picked up the $13,519 bill for the lengthy court transcripts used in the challenge.
HAMMOND | Just moments after polishing off a pile of mashed potatoes in 23 seconds without use of his hands, Hammond resident John Tomczak opted for a final lick of his plate.
VALPARAISO | A Rensselaer man was to be released from jail Friday and serve the balance of a three-year sentence on probation after pleading guilty to sexually battering a boy.
VALPARAISO | Pleas of not guilty were entered Friday on behalf of a Valparaiso man accused of faking the loss of a $25,573 engagement ring to fraudulently collect $30,000 in insurance money.
VALPARAISO | A 19-year-old Valparaiso woman was sentenced Friday to four years behind bars after pleading guilty to a single felony count of escaping from a home detention program earlier this year.
VALPARAISO | More voters in Portage Township than anywhere else would be impacted by a proposed County Council redistricting plan that surfaced earlier this week.
VALPARAISO | Police are investigating an incident of a man running after a 10-year-old boy Wednesday morning as he waited for his school bus.
HAMMOND | A federal judge has granted a third delay in the sentencing of a former Gary city councilwoman in a tax evasion case.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners headed off what promised to be a heated debate Tuesday when they postponed the unveiling of proposed new County Council districts.
VALPARAISO | A city police officer was treated at the hospital for injuries he received early today in a crash as he was responding to call.
VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge David Chidester announced Monday he is seeking a third term during next year's elections.
The ringing of the bell outside the grocery store is among the reminders another holiday season is upon us and with it, the annual push by various nonprofit organizations to share in the generosity of the season.
VALPARAISO | While other Porter County offices have attracted far more attention this year, Jon Miller has been busy breaking new ground in the recorder's office and promises more in 2014.
VALPARAISO | Porter Circuit Judge Mary Harper rejected a proposed plea agreement Wednesday that would have allowed a former Portage middle school teacher to serve no more jail time on charges of twice sending sexually suggestive text messages to students.
VALPARAISO | An attempt by Porter Regional Hospital to reduce the first assessed value of its new building at Ind. 49 and U.S. 6 may wind up costing them more.
VALPARAISO | The FBI reportedly has taken possession of records related to the Porter County Board of Commissioners' decision last year to switch the provider of wellness and clinic service for county employees.
VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford announced his intention Monday to seek re-election next year.
VALPARAISO | The 8,746-square-foot, two-story house, along with its pond and two barns are tucked far enough away on the 36-acre spread to nearly be out of site from traffic passing along the nearby rural stretch of County Road 200 West in Porter Township.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski confirmed Friday his son works for a firm hired by the county this past summer to help his office address homestead deductions.
VALPARAISO | An error by local election officials helped to trigger the hotly disputed rush underway by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to reconfigure four County Council districts about a month before the candidate filing process begins.
HAMMOND | The United States Attorney’s office will hold a press conference Thursday afternoon to address matters involving violent street gangs operating in Northwest Indiana.
VALPARAISO | Porter County government employees will receive 14 paid holidays next year, including days off for the primary and general elections.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Health Department has agreed to take control of the Antabuse anti-alcohol program after a legal impediment arose preventing the county's judges from further administering the effort.
VALPARAISO | Local Democrats are questioning the fairness of a decision by the Republican-controlled Porter County Board of Commissioners to redistrict four County Council districts about a month before the candidate filing process begins.
VALPARAISO | A judge agreed Tuesday to consider a request to relocate a prison inmate from Indianapolis to Northwest Indiana to allow her be closer to her family and dying husband.
VALPARAISO | A Hebron man faces two felony charges after a girl claims he had sex with her twice on a night in 2011 when they were camping in a tent in his yard
VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital has appealed the first full tax assessment of its new facility at the northwest corner of Ind. 49 and U.S. 6.
VALPARAISO | United Steelworkers Local 6787 argued Monday morning the labor union is entitled to tax exempt status for its union hall and a nearby building it referred to as a meeting facility.
VALPARAISO | A jury found a Liberty Township man guilty Friday of two felony charges in connection with the death of his girlfriend's 7-month-old son.
VALPARAISO | A Portage man was sentenced Friday to 84 years behind bars after being found guilty in September on four counts of molesting two young girls.
VALPARAISO | Seven-month-old Keagan Fishel suffered a jagged fracture down the back of his skull that left a gap wide enough near the bottom for a portion of his brain to escape, a forensic pathologist told jurors Thursday morning.
VALPARAISO | Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper said Wednesday she was not ready to accept a plea agreement that would allow a former Portage middle school teacher to serve no more jail time on charges of twice sending sexually suggestive text messages to students.
VALPARAISO | Sasha Sabates told jurors Wednesday morning she knew something was wrong when after a shower on March 8, 2012, she looked in on the crib of her 7-month-old son, Keagan Fishel.
CROWN POINT | Two men have been charged in connection with this month's fatal stabbing of Leviticus and Toshiba Dupree, of Gary.
VALPARAISO | Bond was set Tuesday at $40,000 surety and $15,000 cash for a Valparaiso man accused of having sex on two occasions with a young relative as part of a fabricated story about protecting her from being blackmailed for an earlier sexual encounter with a boy.
VALPARAISO | A 41-year-old Valparaiso man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty to molesting a 4-year-old girl and possessing a photograph of one of the acts.
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A man who had stopped with a church group Friday afternoon at the local Subway restaurant was taken into custody as a suspect to a double homicide in Gary.
LEROY | Jim Koutz was traveling deep into the countryside of Vietnam last summer, more than 40 years after leaving the country and its unpopular war behind.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski said he intends to end the debate over when to start the tax abatement for the new Porter Regional Hospital by applying the tax breaks on next year's bill unless otherwise instructed by the County Council.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso man is accused of having sex on two occasions with a young relative as part of a fabricated story about protecting her from being blackmailed for an earlier sexual encounter with a boy.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso man was taken into custody Wednesday night on accusations of sexually abusing a young relative.
VALPARAISO | Plans for a daylong court hearing were cut short Thursday when attorneys agreed physical evidence collected after paramedics left a shooting scene in the town of Porter in 2011 cannot be used against the defendant.
VALPARAISO | Porter County government should expect to pay between $146,000 and $158,000 to prepare the third pod at the jail to house inmates after sitting vacant for its 11 years, according to a study unveiled Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso man is arguing a court erred when sentencing him four weeks ago to the maximum six years behind bars for attacking another man with a knife on March 12, 2012.
VALPARAISO | Prosecutors may introduce a statement from a key witness in an upcoming Portage murder trial even though the witness herself was later killed in a shooting.
VALPARAISO | Paula Lozano said she tried to head off the abuse that landed her 4-year-old grandson in the hospital just more than a week ago to undergo surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
VALPARAISO | A Portage man sentenced to 25 years behind bars for repeatedly having sex with an underage girl is claiming his attorney never informed him before trial a plea agreement had been offered with a cap on the sentence of 20 years.
VALPARAISO | A burglary in Jackson Township on Wednesday was the 18th home break-in this month in unincorporated areas of the county, according to police.
VALPARAISO | A woman has filed suit claiming she was injured in car crash two years ago caused by Porter County Sheriff's Department Officer Brian Gill.
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