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Neither candidate for Porter County sheriff is a newcomer to police work, but each offers a unique vision for the future of the department.
VALPARAISO | Democrat Porter County Sheriff candidate Dave Reynolds has posted $126,727 in campaign contributions so far this year, nearly three times that of his Republican opponent Valparaiso Police Chief Mike Brickner, according to financial disclosure reports released Friday.
HAMMOND | It appears Jack Schaap has given up on attempts to overturn a 12-year federal prison sentence he was given for sexually abusing a 16-year-old member of the First Baptist Church of Hammond when he was serving as pastor.
A federal appeals court breathed new life Wednesday into a complaint from a Porter County jail inmate, who claims he was denied medical care for a bullet wound to his abdomen while locked up.
VALPARAISO | Two South Haven men were arrested early Tuesday morning after one fled from police during an attempted traffic stop.
VALPARAISO | A Michigan City man and woman denied accusations Tuesday of violating their probation by falling way behind in the amount they are ordered to pay back after pleading guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly, blind Chesterton woman they were helping to care for over …
VALPARAISO | A Michigan City man and woman are accused of violating their probation by falling way behind in the amount they are ordered to pay back after pleading guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly, blind Chesterton woman they were helping to care for over a period of thr…
VALPARAISO | Democrat Sylvia Graham said her nearly six years on the Porter County Council has given her the experience and knowledge needed to move up to the Porter County Board of Commissioners.
VALPARAISO | Not guilty pleas were entered Friday on behalf of a man in the death of 21-month-old Juanzo Vargas last week at a mobile home in Portage.
VALPARAISO | A 19-year-old Gary man has been charged in connection with the death of a 21-month-old boy, who suffered severe enough injuries to cause a lacerated liver, bruised pancreas and internal bleeding.
VALPARAISO | A former Portage middle school teacher convicted of sending sexually suggestive text messages to students denied accusations Thursday of violating his probation by, among other things, visiting Facebook pages of former students and searching online for a person he is ordered by …
VALPARAISO | A former Portage middle school teacher convicted of sending sexually suggestive text messages to students is accused of violating his probation by, among other things, visiting Facebook pages of former students and searching online for a person he is ordered by the court to avoid.
VALPARAISO | After working 26 years at the Porter County prosecutor's office and spending the last eight in the top job, Republican Brian Gensel's future with the office is being challenged by Democrat opponent Stacey Whitten.
VALPARAISO | A 19-year-old Jackson Township man faces a felony charge of domestic battery on allegations that he repeatedly rammed the rear-end of his former girlfriend's vehicle, which also contained his 11-month-old son.
VALPARAISO | A 50-year-old Crown Point man is accused of stealing $112,000 in a scheme he pulled while working at Oak Management in Portage.
VALPARAISO | Porter County's 54 emergency sirens are relied upon to give warning to foul weather and potentially dangerous situations, but age, vandalism and maintenance needs have left the system far from foolproof.
VALPARAISO | A cooperative police effort resulted in the arrest of a Gary man believed responsible for as many as nine home break-ins in rural areas in Porter County.
SOUTH HAVEN | Porter County police are looking for a man driving a white cargo-type van, who is accused of approaching a 10-year-old girl walking to Paul Saylor Elementary School Tuesday morning.
VALPARAISO | The owner of a former beauty salon, who pleaded guilty to stealing from a business partner, avoided a probation violation by paying the first third of the $150,000 she owes in restitution.
VALPARAISO | A 28-year-old Portage Township man faces a felony count of battery on accusations of injuring a 5-year-old boy.
VALPARAISO | Preliminary pleas of not guilty were entered Monday morning on behalf of a 27-year-old Portage Township man charged with causing the death of his fiancee's 2-year-old son in July.
VALPARAISO | Rachel Marvin showed no emotion Monday morning as she made her first court appearance on accusations of driving with drugs in her system and causing the death of one pedestrian while critically injuring another last week.
VALPARAISO | The need for a full-time assistant manager at the Porter County Expo Center was questioned Tuesday night as the County Council gave preliminary approval to the site's proposed 2015 budget.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Police Chief Mike Brickner is a big believer in the quality control and public accountability his department has gained over the last four years as a member of The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.
PINE TOWNSHIP | A 15-year-old was taken into custody Thursday on accusations of stealing a handgun from a neighbor.
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.
VALPARAISO | A Lake Station police pursuit ended in Valparaiso early Tuesday night with a 30-year-old Crown Point man taken into custody on a charge of a serious violent felon in possession of a firearm.
VALPARAISO | Participating homes in the unincorporated areas of Porter County would pay $10 a month for stormwater improvement projects as part of a proposal on its way to the Porter County Council.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County coroner’s office is investigating the death of a 46-year-old man, who was injured during an attack Feb. 18 at the Shift Change Tap in Burns Harbor.
VALPARAISO | James Glanders is just 22 years old, but will spend the rest of his life living under the restrictions of a sexually violent predator.
VALPARAISO | Employee costs make up the vast majority of the general fund budget planning underway by the Porter County Council, but the group is going at its work without the benefit of a recent human resource audit.
VALPARAISO | A 35-year-old Portage man pleaded guilty Friday to having sexual contact with the underage daughter of a friend.
VALPARAISO | Geist, Rico, Sabre and Femmy can all wind up in as dangerous a situation as others at the city police department.
VALPARAISO | A homeowner in the 800 block of Kinsey Street told police he found an unknown man in his house Wednesday night.
VALPARAISO | Stella Richardson had been waiting outside the Butterfield Family Pavilion for more than three hours Wednesday afternoon waiting for the free food being distributed by the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council on Wednesday unanimously rejected a request from the County Board of Commissioners to cover an employee health insurance shortfall with $5 million in proceeds from the 2007 sale of the former county hospital.
VALPARAISO | A 28-year-old Portage man is accused of raping a woman early Saturday at her home.
VALPARAISO | The top post at the Porter County Expo Center is again vacant with Marcia Hoyt's recent departure after less than 10 months on the job.
VALPARAISO | A local Boy Scout troop reported the theft of $3,500 in donations during the city's annual Popcorn Festival Saturday.
VALPARAISO | A Porter County Board of Commissioners plan to hire a human resources director and assistant to address concerns involving employees faces an uphill battle when county budget hearings begin this week.
HOBART | Police are seeking two women suspected of stealing nearly $1,400 in perfume Aug. 28 from Ulta III at 2395 E. 81st Ave.
VALPARAISO | Participating Porter County government employees have stashed away 2,164 sick days as of Friday that they are eligible to draw from once they have used all their other paid-time-off, according to figures requested from the auditor's office.
Opposition over the use of non-union and non-local labor on one phase of the $260 million Pratt Industries expansion project erupted Thursday in a protest involving more than 100 union members.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County recorder's office is offering a retail savings program for veterans.
VALPARAISO | Enough local residents signed a petition opposing a county tax increase that the state has scheduled its own review and public hearing at 9 a.m. Sept. 25, according to Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski.
CHICAGO | Men from Gary and Dolton are among 14 Chicago-area people facing federal firearm charges after authorities seized more than 100 assorted pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council is seeking applications from people interested in helping form a foundation to handle a portion of the $159 million in proceeds from the 2007 sale of the former county hospital.
SOUTH HAVEN | The flooding in South Haven Friday that temporarily closed U.S. 6 and resulted in 16 residents having to be rescued from their homes came as county leaders debate how to best prevent such occurrences.
VALPARAISO | The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is poised to boost the annual fee charged of each household from $15 to $20.
VALPARAISO | John Jokantas is resigning as head of the county's E911 department three years after stepping into the heated post.
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