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Gary man charged with drunk driving in Thursday crash

PORTAGE | A Gary man was charged with driving drunk and causing serious bodily injury following a Thursday crash that sent another Gary man to a Chicago-area hospital.

4 hours ago

Commission explores financing options for Portage Mall improvements

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission is continuing to explore options to finance improvements to Portage Mall property.

21 hours ago

Chesterton man arrested after causing early morning crash

PORTAGE | A Chesterton man was arrested early Thursday morning after police said he was driving drunk and caused a crash.

July 24, 2014 9:25 am
Parents can follow children to school via GPS

Parents can follow children to school via GPS

PORTAGE | Parents here will be able to follow their children to school this fall without ever leaving the comfort of their homes.

July 23, 2014 6:25 pm

Portage board pulls bonds to finish paving

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved pulling a performance bond on a subdivision in order to partially fund paving the streets.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Jump start into kindergarten

Jump start into kindergarten

PORTAGE | Pairs of students took turns rolling a die Tuesday morning.

July 22, 2014 4:35 pm Photos

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Man charged in Portage police chase

PORTAGE | Authorities on Tuesday approved charges against the man who led Portage police on a chase Monday afternoon before he was arrested in his driveway.

July 22, 2014 12:44 pm

New Kyle principal, Fegely assistant principal named

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board approved two new administrators for the upcoming school year.

July 21, 2014 7:30 pm
Brawl after fair concert injures three, including two children

Brawl after fair concert injures three, including two children

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Three people, including two children, were injured during a brawl that broke out after Friday night's concert at the Porter County Fair.

July 21, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Police track down man by 'pinging' stolen phone

Police track down man by 'pinging' stolen phone

PORTAGE | Police tracked down a man accused of battering his pregnant wife Sunday by activating a smart phone app.

July 21, 2014 2:18 pm

Portage man taken into custody after chase

PORTAGE | A Portage man was taken into custody after he led police on a chase throughout Portage early Monday afternoon.

July 21, 2014 1:31 pm
Ogden Dunes man first master recycler in the state

Ogden Dunes man first master recycler in the state

OGDEN DUNES | Jim Biancotti spent the last 15 years of his career in the environmental department of a local steel mill.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

May storm causes surge in contractor licensing, permits

PORTAGE | Throughout the southern part of the city, you can hear the tapping of hammers hitting roofing nails.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Cops cycle up and down state to support survivors, families

Cops cycle up and down state to support survivors, families

VALPARAISO | Robyn Frazier felt she had to ride at least part of the Cops Cycling for Survivors trip around the state.

July 18, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Secretary of State visits with Portage chamber crowd

Secretary of State visits with Portage chamber crowd

PORTAGE | Secretary of State Connie Lawson told Portage Chamber of Commerce members Thursday that one of the best parts of her job was traveling around the state, meeting people and learning about Hoosier entrepreneurs.

July 17, 2014 3:15 pm
Three found passed out at gas station, arrested on drug charges

Three found passed out at gas station, arrested on drug charges

PORTAGE | Three LaPorte County residents were arrested early Thursday morning on multiple drug-related charges after they were found passed out in a car at a gas station.

July 17, 2014 9:28 am Photos

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Residents evacuated from Portage apartment fire

Residents evacuated from Portage apartment fire

PORTAGE | An apparent kitchen fire in a first-floor apartment, which spread to two apartments above it, caused a three-alarm fire in Breckenridge Apartments on Thursday morning.

July 17, 2014 9:22 am

Portage schools working on online registration glitches

PORTAGE | Portage Township School's first attempt at online registration has not gone without glitches.

July 16, 2014 6:18 pm

Development could be picking up along Portage's U.S. 6 corridor

PORTAGE | Retail development could pick up along the city's U.S. 6 corridor.

July 15, 2014 5:00 pm

Man arrested for battery that sends woman to the hospital

CHESTERTON | A Chesterton man was arrested last week after being accused of battering a woman, breaking two of her ribs and causing a collapsed lung.

July 15, 2014 11:10 am

Chesterton police seek charges in road rage incident

CHESTERTON | Police here are seeking charges against a Westchester Township man after an incident of road rage last week.

July 15, 2014 10:55 am
Portage man breaks ER doors to run from police

Portage man breaks ER doors to run from police

PORTAGE | A Portage man who was arrested on charges of battering his girlfriend Sunday faces additional charges after he attempted to run from police, they said.

July 14, 2014 11:15 am
Splash pad, fire station, performance pavilion highlight downtown construction

Splash pad, fire station, performance pavilion highlight downtown construction

PORTAGE | In less than a year, two blocks within the city's downtown redevelopment area will look much different.

July 12, 2014 8:11 pm

Police vehicle involved in Wednesday's accident

PORTAGE | An accident in which a Hobart woman was severely injured and airlifted to a South Bend hospital is still under investigation.

July 11, 2014 1:36 pm

Hobart woman injured in Portage crash on Wednesday

PORTAGE | A Hobart woman was airlifted Wednesday afternoon following a crash on Lute Road at the Prairie Duneland Trail.

July 10, 2014 8:19 am

Portage awards contracts for street paving

PORTAGE | It shouldn't be long before machines start grinding up asphalt and laying down fresh, smooth pavement in Portage.

July 08, 2014 6:00 pm

Hackers make attempt to steal Portage city funds

PORTAGE | Security measures put in place by Portage prevented hackers from stealing nearly $100,000 in city funds last week.

July 08, 2014 1:15 pm
Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder swore in Portage's 62nd firefighter Tuesday.

July 08, 2014 12:51 pm
Police arrest two wanting to 'party' in Portage

Police arrest two wanting to 'party' in Portage

PORTAGE | Two men told authorities they were going to Portage to "party" Saturday night, but ended up in the Porter County Jail instead.

July 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Apartments, garage severely damaged in weekend Portage fires

Apartments, garage severely damaged in weekend Portage fires

PORTAGE | Portage fire officials aren't ruling out fireworks as the cause of two significant fires over the weekend.

July 07, 2014 2:58 pm
Portage superintendent to spend time listening, learning

Portage superintendent to spend time listening, learning

PORTAGE | Newly appointed Portage Township Schools Superintendent Richard Weigel wants to spend his first six months in the post "learning and listening to teachers, the community and students."

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Portage streets to receive their stripes

PORTAGE | Drivers won't have any excuse for crossing the yellows lines later this summer.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Portage to conduct streetlight analysis

PORTAGE | The city will soon know the condition of every streetlight it owns in the city.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Former steelworkers training center could transform into banquet facility

PORTAGE | For now, the former U.S. Steel Training Center will be buttoned up.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Banner program approved for Portage streets

PORTAGE | Central Avenue and the Founder's Square area will soon be getting a little dressed up.

June 27, 2014 6:45 pm
Chesterton man arrested for battering employee

Chesterton man arrested for battering employee

CHESTERTON | A local man was arrested and charged with battery early Tuesday morning after he entered one of his employee's homes and threatened to kill the employee's infant child.

June 27, 2014 11:30 am

Portage downtown project could be expanded

PORTAGE | Plans for redevelopment of the city's downtown took a bit of a turn Thursday.

June 26, 2014 6:18 pm

Portage's budget in 'good' shape after tax draw

PORTAGE | The city's financial situation is "good, not great" after officials received word of the spring tax draw.

June 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage street paving bids come in within budget

PORTAGE | Bids for some $4 million in street paving projects within the city came in under budget Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 12:53 pm

Portage warns groups holding tag days to follow the rules

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder said Tuesday he's not going to wait for a tragedy to happen.

June 24, 2014 12:15 pm

Portage School Board still mum on new superintendent

PORTAGE | Portage Township School Board members aren't saying who their pick for superintendent is, despite already offering him the job.

June 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Portage superintendent contract aired for public

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board hasn't named a new superintendent yet but is making public the position contract as required by state law.

June 21, 2014 6:30 pm

Weapons and ammo stolen in Chesterton store burglary

CHESTERTON | Police are investigating a burglary in which 13 guns and more than 2,500 rounds of ammunition were taken from a Chesterton store last week.

June 18, 2014 6:22 pm

Porter County Salvation Army needs help filling food pantry

SOUTH HAVEN | The pantry shelves at the Porter County Salvation Army headquarters aren't quite bare, but they are getting there.

June 18, 2014 6:06 pm
Chesterton man facing three felony charges in altercation

Chesterton man facing three felony charges in altercation

PORTAGE | A Chesterton man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an altercation at the NorthShore Health Centers, 3564 Scottsdale.

June 18, 2014 5:15 pm

Local Habitat for Humanity to build two homes in South Haven this summer

Thanks to volunteers, two single mothers will find themselves in new homes later this year.

June 16, 2014 12:00 am

Portage schools to advertise flatline budget

PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will advertise a flatline budget for 2015.

June 15, 2014 9:00 pm

Valpo schools food service worker repays district $37,750

VALPARAISO | Whether a former Valparaiso Community Schools food service manager will face criminal charges for theft is likely up to the school district.

June 12, 2014 6:30 pm
Family completes son's dream of building disc golf course

Family completes son's dream of building disc golf course

PORTAGE | Glen "Christopher" Nicholson is likely looking over Countryside Park and smiling.

June 12, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Portage Utility Board to make formal request to City Council for employee back pay

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board will send a letter to the City Council asking for back pay for one of its employees.

June 11, 2014 5:20 pm
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