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Burns Harbor bar death under investigation

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.

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10-year sentence issued in infant sex case

10-year sentence issued in infant sex case

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.

18 hours ago

Official seeks release of HR report to aid with budgeting

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.

September 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Portage man admits sexual contact with underage girl

Portage man admits sexual contact with underage girl

VALPARAISO | A 35-year-old Portage man pleaded guilty Friday to having sexual contact with the underage daughter of a friend.

September 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Valpo police K-9s get a little extra backup

Valpo police K-9s get a little extra backup

VALPARAISO | Geist, Rico, Sabre and Femmy can all wind up in as dangerous a situation as others at the city police department.

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Valpo man finds stranger in his home

VALPARAISO | A homeowner in the 800 block of Kinsey Street told police he found an unknown man in his house Wednesday night.

September 11, 2014 9:59 am
Mobile food market kicks off Hunger Action Month

Mobile food market kicks off Hunger Action Month

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.

September 10, 2014 12:46 pm Photos

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Request to use hospital money for county insurance DOA

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.

September 10, 2014 12:47 pm
Portage man charged with rape

Portage man charged with rape

VALPARAISO | A 28-year-old Portage man is accused of raping a woman early Saturday at her home.

September 09, 2014 2:28 pm

Porter County again without an expo director

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.

September 08, 2014 7:30 pm

Boy Scout donations stolen during Popcorn Festival

VALPARAISO | A local Boy Scout troop reported the theft of $3,500 in donations during the city's annual Popcorn Festival Saturday.

September 08, 2014 3:07 pm

County HR proposal already in jeopardy

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.

September 06, 2014 6:00 pm
Suspects sought in $1,400 perfume theft in Hobart

Suspects sought in $1,400 perfume theft in Hobart

HOBART | Police are seeking two women suspected of stealing nearly $1,400 in perfume Aug. 28 from Ulta III at 2395 E. 81st Ave.

September 05, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Porter County employee stockpiling sick days

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.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm
Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

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.

August 28, 2014 11:45 am

County recorder offering veterans retail program

VALPARAISO | The Porter County recorder's office is offering a retail savings program for veterans.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am

Opposition results in state hearing on Porter County tax increase

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.

August 27, 2014 7:30 pm

Area men charged in federal gun probe

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.

August 27, 2014 12:00 pm

County seeking help in creating new foundation

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.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm

County officials at odds over flood funding

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.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

County waste fee targeted for 25 percent increase

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.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Porter County E911 director resigning

VALPARAISO | John Jokantas is resigning as head of the county's E911 department three years after stepping into the heated post.

August 22, 2014 11:42 am

Competency exam ordered in federal child porn case

HAMMOND | A Valparaiso-area man has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric examination to determine if he is competent to face federal charges of producing and sharing child pornography.

August 20, 2014 1:43 pm

County seeking help in combating stolen road signs

VALPARAISO | It's back to school time and for the county highway department that means a surge in stolen road signs and increased safety concerns, said Interim Highway Supervisor David James.

August 20, 2014 10:51 am

County seeks review of health insurance plan

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to pay up to $5,000 to have a Chesterton-based firm review the county employee health insurance plan and propose cost cutting options.

August 19, 2014 3:21 pm

County takes next step toward new storm water fee

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners gave final approval Tuesday for the creation of a storm water management board, which is a preliminary step toward enacting a new fee on most residents of the unincorporated areas to fund drainage improvement work.

August 19, 2014 2:51 pm
South Haven man pleads guilty to child molesting

South Haven man pleads guilty to child molesting

VALPARAISO | A 48-year-old South Haven man pleaded guilty Monday to molesting a girl under the age of 14.

August 18, 2014 11:10 am

Porter County left in red over hospital tax settlement

VALPARAISO | Porter County government will soon be collecting the first tax payment from Porter Regional Hospital since settling a long running dispute over the value of the new site at Ind. 49 and U.S. 6.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Portage graffiti baffles police

Portage graffiti baffles police

PORTAGE | Police are not only uncertain who painted graffiti outside the University Center on Central Avenue, but are also unsure what to make of the message.

August 15, 2014 2:30 pm

Porter County maintenance employee agrees to pay back excess salary

VALPARAISO | A Porter County government maintenance employee will pay back $20,598 he was mistakenly awarded in salary and payroll deductions. The proposed agreement will be taken up next week by the county commissioners.

August 14, 2014 6:45 pm

Valpo man charged with killing wife in drunk driving crash

VALPARAISO | A 67-year-old Valparaiso man faces 12 criminal charges based on accusations he drove drunk July 4 and caused a crash that killed his wife and seriously injured a passenger in a second car.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Valpo's Promenade Development targeted by FBI

VALPARAISO | The University Promenade development in Valparaiso is the latest local target of an FBI investigation.

August 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Police: Young boy shot with BB gun

SOUTH HAVEN | Police believe a 4-year-old boy was shot with a BB gun Sunday night while walking outside with his mother.

August 12, 2014 10:59 am
Prosecutors taking second shot at sex misconduct charges

Prosecutors taking second shot at sex misconduct charges

VALPARAISO | Prosecutors are taking a second shot at charging a Porter man with felony counts of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.

August 11, 2014 3:00 pm

South Haven man jumped, gun stolen

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A 24-year-old South Haven man told police three men jumped him outside his home Saturday night and stole a shotgun he had fired into the ground in self defense.

August 11, 2014 11:45 am

Portage site of state's first case of West Nile virus

VALPARAISO | The first human case of West Nile virus in the state has been reported in Portage, which triggered assurances from city officials that they are increasing efforts to reduce the mosquito population responsible for spreading the illness.

August 08, 2014 2:40 pm

Petition offered opposing Porter County tax increase

VALPARAISO | The public has until noon Aug. 29 to sign a petition at the county auditor's office opposing a recent property tax increase enacted by the Porter County Board of Commissioners.

August 08, 2014 1:30 pm

App aimed at curbing school violence

VALPARAISO | School authorities in Ohio may have had up to 30-day advance notice of T.J. Lane's deadly shooting spree in February 2012 had they been using an Indiana-based social media app, the countywide Safe School Committee was told Thursday.

August 06, 2014 9:12 am

Porter County moving toward new storm water fee

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners took the first step Tuesday in enacting a new fee on most residents of the unincorporated areas to address storm water concerns.

August 05, 2014 7:30 pm
Bond reduced after defendant apologies to judge

Bond reduced after defendant apologies to judge

VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford agreed Tuesday the lower the bond on a defendant, who had acted in an "obstructive and aggressive" manner with Bradford during an earlier hearing.

August 05, 2014 5:00 pm

County may tap hospital sale money to cover $3.6M insurance shortfall

VALPARAISO | When most members of the Porter County Council approved this year's budget with employee raises and new jailers, they did so knowing they would have to come back and address a shortfall of millions for employee health insurance.

August 05, 2014 4:30 pm

Two found dead of possible drug overdoses

UNION TOWNSHIP | Two young people were found dead Monday morning of what officials believe may be drug overdoses.

August 05, 2014 3:15 pm
Government employees, teachers leaving to avoid retirement losses

Government employees, teachers leaving to avoid retirement losses

Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford will begin a sixth term in January without the benefit of his staff of three and their combined 67 years of experience at his side.

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Veterans' needs highlighted at local festival

Veterans' needs highlighted at local festival

SOUTH HAVEN | New Jersey resident Eric Peters received the type of warm welcome Saturday at American Legion Post 502 that he had hoped to get when he filed a claim after coming under fire a couple years ago with the Army in Afghanistan.

August 02, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Bond money to be provided to victim's family in molest case

Bond money to be provided to victim's family in molest case

VALPARAISO | A 44-year-old Portage man, who pleaded guilty to child molesting, was set Friday to receive the balance of his $2,000 bond until the victim's mother told the court he had borrowed the money from her with the promise to pay it back.

August 01, 2014 6:00 pm
FBI continues probe into Portage mayor

FBI continues probe into Portage mayor

PORTAGE | The FBI has widened its investigation into Portage Mayor James Snyder to include plane tickets and travel expenses he funded through the city and/or its utility department from campaign funds.

July 31, 2014 7:00 pm
Portage man accused of firing gun in backyard

Portage man accused of firing gun in backyard

PORTAGE | A 23-year-old man faces drug and gun-related charges on an accusation of firing a handgun numerous times in his backyard at 2443 Odell St.

July 31, 2014 1:57 pm
Cops: Man told police dog 'Bring it on!'

Cops: Man told police dog 'Bring it on!'

PORTAGE | A Portage man faces numerous charges following a bizarre home invasion Tuesday night in the 6800 block of Fox Tail Avenue.

July 30, 2014 10:00 pm

Former Lake Station school treasurer pleads guilty to theft

VALPARAISO | A former Lake Station elementary school extracurricular treasurer pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to theft from a federally funded organization.

July 30, 2014 9:33 pm
Judge gives six years in "horrific" child abuse case

Judge gives six years in "horrific" child abuse case

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso woman was sentenced Tuesday to six years behind bars in a child abuse case the judge called horrific.

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