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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | A 48-year-old South Haven man pleaded guilty Monday to molesting a girl under the age of 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The University Promenade development in Valparaiso is the latest local target of an FBI investigation.
SOUTH HAVEN | Police believe a 4-year-old boy was shot with a BB gun Sunday night while walking outside with his mother.
VALPARAISO | Prosecutors are taking a second shot at charging a Porter man with felony counts of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Two young people were found dead Monday morning of what officials believe may be drug overdoses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | A Portage man faces numerous charges following a bizarre home invasion Tuesday night in the 6800 block of Fox Tail Avenue.
VALPARAISO | A former Lake Station elementary school extracurricular treasurer pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to theft from a federally funded organization.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso woman was sentenced Tuesday to six years behind bars in a child abuse case the judge called horrific.
VALPARAISO | A 22-year-old Michigan City man faces a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Monday to molesting an infant girl.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council will find itself in a difficult situation Tuesday when Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford appears before them seeking an additional full-time employee.
VALPARAISO | A Hammond man is searching for evidence that the Portage girl who accused him of child molesting also accused her older brother of the same acts and later recanted her claims.
VALPARAISO | A Hammond man is seeking school and counseling records of a girl who accused him of molesting her on several occasions last year.
VALPARAISO | Most departments throughout county government have failed to comply with a call to reduce their proposed budgets by 10 percent for next year in response to a worsening financial climate.
VALPARAISO | A Porter County jury returned Tuesday night with a $1.2 million verdict against Auto-Owners Insurance company stemming from a vehicle crash that left a former Valparaiso woman with a lifelong wrist injury.
VALPARAISO | A handgun, rifle and stun gun were reported stolen Tuesday from a Porter County squad car in the Shamrock subdivision on the city's west side.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Board of Commissioners gave initial approval Tuesday to raising to the maximum level one of the tax rates used to fund county government.
VALPARAISO | Mikkal Valent should have been known as a hero for having suffered disabling injuries while in the military in Iraq, Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper said.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Treasurer Mike Bucko is bringing nearly two decades of service to county government to an early end, in part, because remaining in office would mean an 11 percent reduction in his public pension payout.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | While there is plenty of buzz about what's new at this year's Porter County Fair, one of the highlights will include a unique opportunity to look back in time.
VALPARAISO | A 19-year-old Washington Township man reportedly told police he ingested the drug 251 before battling with officers early Friday and winding up behind bars.
VALPARAISO | The young girl told the courtroom Friday morning that there are times when she opens a book and, rather than seeing words, sees the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of Portage resident Kevin Brewster.
VALPARAISO | A 35-year-old Valparaiso man faces two felony counts stemming from accusations he hid his cell phone in a 15-year-old girl's bedroom in an attempt to film her naked.
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