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VALPARAISO | Porter County Clerk Karen Martin said a report of theft caused her to have the locks changed Monday at the voter registration office and to temporarily deny keys to the staff.
VALPARAISO | A judge ruled Tuesday that one defense attorney in a murder case has no right to question another about conversations that second attorney had with his client, who is also charged in the case.
VALPARAISO | Pleas of not guilty were entered Tuesday on behalf of local attorney Clark Holesinger, who is charged with stealing $1.64 million while working for four related local businesses.
VALPARAISO | The FBI has resumed its investigation into Porter County government, this time targeting records involving the construction of Porter Regional Hospital.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Deputy Prosecutor Cheryl Polarek will argue Tuesday that one defense attorney in a murder case has no right to question another about conversations that second attorney had with his client, who is also charged in the case.
VALPARAISO | Tom Moeller said the growing acceptance of marijuana use across the country is making it tougher for him and others working to help young people with substance abuse problems.
Despite her experience as executive director of the community-based criminal justice program PACT, Sharon Mortensen had a tough time figuring out where to turn when she discovered her 13-year-old son had a drug problem.
VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital's decision to continue challenging the assessed value of its new facility as too high could end up costing the business 10 years of tax breaks granted by the county.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Police have released a surveillance image of a suspect in the theft of a donation box for Gabriel's Horn Shelter from Al's Supermarket in South Haven.
VALPARAISO | Porter County job reductions and proposed benefit changes said to be triggered by worsening financial problems are being opposed as an assault on those government employees.
VALPARAISO | A defense attorney in a double murder case argued Tuesday he has a right to see the notes taken by investigators while they were talking to his client, but before they turned on the recording equipment to take a formal statement.
VALPARAISO | The debate over the starting date of the tax abatement at Porter Regional Hospital became even muddier Tuesday as a result of a smaller, medical office building at the site not owned by the hospital.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder has expanded his challenge of tax exempt properties in the county to include portions of Valparaiso University.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski was called a trailblazer this past week for reducing staff and seeking longer office hours in the wake of a call from the County Council for department heads to reduce spending to ease the county's growing financial problems.
HAMMOND | Seven Lake County men have filed a class-action lawsuit on their own seeking millions in compensation from the Lake County Sheriff's Department, Google and others alleging they were wrongly posted online as sex offenders.
VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital reported Thursday night it has exceeded the employment and investment expectations for the 10-year tax abatement granted by the county.
HAMMOND | A Hammond man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 225 months behind bars on a child pornography charge.
VALPARAISO | Representatives of Porter Regional Hospital accused Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder of going outside state guidelines when hiring an independent appraiser to assess the new hospital and outpatient building at Ind. 49 and U.S. 6.
VALPARAISO | Portage resident Christopher Truman was sentenced Tuesday to 118 years behind bars after being found guilty in December on nine counts of repeatedly sexually abusing four boys and/or young men.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder said the county has spent nearly $100,000 since he took office three years ago to respond to tax assessment appeals filed by Porter Regional Hospital.
VALPARAISO | Porter County's attempt to collect nearly $17,000 in over paid salary from one of its employees was met with talk of potential litigation.
VALPARAISO | A Portage woman pleaded guilty Friday to a felony stemming from a road rage incident in July at Central Avenue and Willowcreek Road.
VALPARAISO | A Portage woman pleaded guilty Friday to felony battery in a shooting at a bar that left a man injured.
VALPARAISO | Porter County officials are rolling ahead with the creation of the first tax increment financing district in the unincorporated area of the county.
This in an excerpt from the 71-page TIF plan, which spells out the projects targeted by the proposal. A full copy of the plan is available to the public from the Porter County Plan Commission.
HAMMOND | American Family Mutual Insurance Co. has filed a federal lawsuit arguing it should not be held liable as part of a civil legal battle stemming from the 2011 murder of Portage resident Amanda Bach.
VALPARAISO | While the Affordable Care Act did away with the practice of denying insurance coverage to those with pre-existing health conditions, county officials learned Tuesday this benefit comes at a price.
VALPARAISO | Police are looking for a 48-year-old Valparaiso woman who did not return home Wednesday from her job at The Smoke Shop at 2021 U.S. 41 in Schererville.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Board of Commissioners candidate William LaFever is challenging the candidacy of one of his Republican primary challengers, Jeff Good.
VALPARAISO | A maintenance employee at the Porter County Expo Center and Sheriff's Department received nearly 50 percent more pay in 2013 than he was supposed to, yet the error did not come to light until the year's end.
VALPARAISO | Local attorney Clark Holesinger is charged with stealing $1.64 million while working for four related local businesses.
VALPARAISO | County police are seeking help in locating two men believed responsible for a home burglary at about noon Tuesday in the 200 block of Scarborough Court in Shorewood Forest.
VALPARAISO | A close look at Porter County's growing financial woes reveals a central dispatching system operating with an annual funding shortfall of $1.4 million.
VALPARAISO | A judge accepted a revamped version of a plea agreement Friday from a Hammond man, who pleaded guilty to molesting two girls 23 years ago.
VALPARAISO | A couple high profile races shaped up Friday in Porter County as the candidate filing period drew to a close for this year's primary elections.
VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital is continuing to challenge the assessed values of its new building and the former structure that has since been torn down.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Recorder Jon Miller has filed for re-election to a second term.
VALPARAISO | A Republican primary race has shaped up for the 1st District seat on the Porter County Council.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Prosecutor Brian Gensel announced Wednesday his intention to seek a third term.
VALPARAISO | U.S. 30 was re-opened to traffic about 10:40 a.m. after being closed in both directions just east of Valparaiso city limits as officials responded to a crash involving a semi-trailer and a pickup truck.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Assessor Jon Snyder announced his intention Tuesday to seek a second term.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Commissioners gave the city of Valparaiso permission Tuesday to move forward with a plan to demolish the former bakery dome in the area of Ind. 49 and Ind. 2, and prepare the site for a new commercial development.
VALPARAISO | A mistrial was declared Tuesday afternoon as a result of concerns about the mental health of the defendant, who was representing himself while wearing jail garb and citing scripture.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Auditor Bob Wichlinski eliminated a quarter of the jobs in his office Monday, mainly as a result of a call last week by the County Council for department heads to reduce spending due to financial hardships.
Heroin use ended more lives across Northwest Indiana in 2013 than any other illegal drug, according to local coroner reports.
VALPARAISO | Christopher Battishill took the unusual approach Monday of not only representing himself at trial on two arson charges, but also wearing his bright orange jail garb rather than the street clothes worn by most defendants.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso man accused of holding a gun to the head of a young teenager and demanding sexual acts pleaded guilty Friday.
VALPARAISO | Preachit Inc. is no longer defending itself as a church to maintain tax exempt status on its $1.1 million property in rural Porter Township.
VALPARAISO | Porter County officials had to juggle their busy calendars, but were able to agree to meet March 12 to discuss how to invest the $159 million in proceeds from the sale of Porter hospital.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday afternoon, in part, to comply with a court order to correct the recent redrawing of council districts.
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