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Myers students help kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign

Myers students help kick off annual Red Ribbon Campaign

PORTAGE | Tim Kunstek, a Portage High School home school advisor, asked a group of fourth-graders Tuesday if they'd ever give his Comfort Dog Isaiah anything harmful.

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Porter County entrepreneurship students dip their toes into business waters

Porter County entrepreneurship students dip their toes into business waters

VALPARAISO | In his two months in the entrepreneurship class at Porter County Career and Technical Center, Jarred Root has already learned an important lesson.

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Frisbee golf course volunteer developers issue concerns

PORTAGE | Volunteer developers of a disc golf course at Countryside Park are raising concerns about a trail being constructed at the park they fear may interfere with the game.

October 20, 2014 7:45 pm
Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

Newest DNR poster tells of Calumet rivers

PORTAGE | The latest in a series of Indiana Department of Natural Resources posters celebrates both the Grand and Little Calumet rivers.

October 20, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Residents voice concern over police action at town hall meeting

HAMMOND | Melissa Campbell said she's been followed and stopped by Hammond police for no reason.

October 17, 2014 8:55 am
Man arrested for nearly blinding son in beating

Man arrested for nearly blinding son in beating

PORTAGE | A man was arrested Tuesday after beating his son, leaving him nearly blind in one eye, according to Portage police.

October 15, 2014 9:55 am

Portage paving project nearing completion

PORTAGE | The city's massive paving project is winding down and officials believe contractors will complete most of the work before winter weather hits.

October 14, 2014 12:39 pm
Clancy, Thompson seek Portage Township Trustee seat

Clancy, Thompson seek Portage Township Trustee seat

PORTAGE | Both candidates for Portage Township Trustee say they have a passion for helping people, especially those in need.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Portage council approves lease agreement for proposed bond issue

PORTAGE | The City Council this week approved a lease agreement between the Redevelopment Commission and Redevelopment Authority bringing the $8.25 million bond to fund a new fire station and refurbish the police station closer to reality.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Juvenile faces charges after altercation at football game

PORTAGE | A juvenile faces several charges after she allegedly battered police officers during last Friday's Portage High School football game.

October 09, 2014 12:45 pm

Portage school officials begin planning for the district's future

PORTAGE | Portage school officials are looking to the future.

October 08, 2014 9:30 pm
Portage SWAT team makes three drug-related arrests

Portage SWAT team makes three drug-related arrests

PORTAGE | The Portage Police SWAT team arrested three men Tuesday, all charged with various drug-related offenses.

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Superintendent apologizes for political interpretation of email

UNION TOWNSHIP | Union Township Schools Superintendent John Hunter has apologized if an email he sent out last month appeared to have political intentions.

October 07, 2014 7:30 pm
Man in custody in toddler's death

Man in custody in toddler's death

PORTAGE | A Gary man is being charged in the death of a 21-month-old boy over the weekend.

October 07, 2014 7:00 pm

Portage council approves abatements to provide some 500 jobs

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved two tax abatements officials said will bring some 500 jobs to the city in the next three or four years.

October 07, 2014 6:41 pm

Portage man takes children with him while allegedly stealing air conditioning units

PORTAGE | Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon after police said they stole two air conditioning units from behind a business in the Portage Mall.

October 06, 2014 12:55 pm
Willowcreek football teams tackle cleaning up baseball fields

Willowcreek football teams tackle cleaning up baseball fields

PORTAGE | Declan McKee and a group of his Willowcreek Middle School football teammates pulled weeds, picked up trash and smiled along the way.

October 05, 2014 12:10 am Photos

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Survivors hold walk to raise awareness about heroin use

Survivors hold walk to raise awareness about heroin use

PORTAGE | Dylan Yates beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma as a teen.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Portage commission reconsiders 4-way stop at Airport and Robbins

PORTAGE | The city's Traffic Commission has a short time span to decide whether they want to make the intersection of Airport and Robbins roads a four-way stop.

October 04, 2014 12:00 am
Portage church provides homework help to students

Portage church provides homework help to students

PORTAGE | Carol Anderson sat at the pint-sized desk in a Central Elementary School classroom last week.

October 03, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Solution eyed to help Portage Walgreens remain viable

PORTAGE | A solution may have been found to help out the Walgreens on the city's south side.

October 02, 2014 1:01 pm

Man arrested following thefts at Portage mobile home park

PORTAGE | A 25-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after several of his neighbors reported thefts from their vehicles.

October 02, 2014 11:35 am

FBI continues to request information from Portage officials

PORTAGE | Another Portage official has received a federal subpoena seeking information on city purchases.

October 01, 2014 12:54 pm
Willowcreek students work on positive 'mojo'

Willowcreek students work on positive 'mojo'

PORTAGE | Willowcreek Middle School students were inspired to get their "Mojo Up" Wednesday morning.

October 01, 2014 10:41 am Photos

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Portage receives COPS funding for three additional officers

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department will likely be boosting its numbers by three in the coming months.

September 30, 2014 1:11 pm

Portage BZA approves necessary variances for two proposed industries

PORTAGE | The Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday approved petitions for two recycling businesses to locate in the city.

September 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Portage commission sets priorities for downtown development

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission has set its priorities for downtown redevelopment work.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Redevelopment Commission approves Willowcreek/Southport roads project

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission awarded one contract for road improvements while putting another on hold.

September 26, 2014 6:45 pm
Cops: Valpo man violently shook toddler, causing his death

Cops: Valpo man violently shook toddler, causing his death

CHESTERTON | Felix Duron allegedly admitted to police he was angry with 2-year-old Bentley Mihal the morning he shook the boy so hard it caused his death.

September 26, 2014 10:13 am Photos

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Mom talks about son, man charged in his death

Mom talks about son, man charged in his death

VALPARAISO | Just months ago, Shaina Reynolds was planning her wedding.

September 25, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Portage commission moves forward with bonding for fire, police stations

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Thursday unanimously approved moving forward with the $7.35 million financial package to construct a new fire station and complete the first phase of renovations to the Portage police station.

September 25, 2014 7:15 pm
About 20 cats seized from Portage property

About 20 cats seized from Portage property

PORTAGE | Portage Animal Control seized about 20 cats Thursday from outside a home in the 5900 block of Stone Avenue.

September 25, 2014 5:30 pm
Woman tells cops she hid cocaine at pimp's request

Woman tells cops she hid cocaine at pimp's request

PORTAGE | A South Bend man is facing several charges and could face additional ones following a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road Wednesday.

September 25, 2014 12:45 pm

Woman charged after found passed out at work

CHESTERTON | An 18-year-old woman was not only arrested, but lost her job Saturday, after she was found passed out in a break room from allegedly drinking too much.

September 25, 2014 10:49 am

Two new industries eyeing Portage

PORTAGE | Two new industries, both in the recycling business, are eyeing Portage.

September 24, 2014 6:30 pm
Man faces charges in Chesterton boy's death

Man faces charges in Chesterton boy's death

VALPARAISO | A 27-year-old South Haven man is facing three felony charges in the July death of a Chesterton boy.

September 24, 2014 5:30 pm
Portage Township recognized as Township of the Year by state group

Portage Township recognized as Township of the Year by state group

PORTAGE | Portage Township was named the Township of the Year this week by the Indiana Township Association.

September 24, 2014 3:22 pm

Portage city officials can't find bond paper work needed for project

PORTAGE | The city was all ready to complete work in the Austin Hills subdivision left undone by the developer, but can't find a piece of paper necessary to provide funding for the project.

September 23, 2014 11:05 am

Portage man charged with strangling son's mother

PORTAGE | A 23-year-old Portage man was charged with felony strangulation and a misdemeanor count of domestic battery Saturday after allegedly trying to strangle the mother of his 6-month-old son.

September 22, 2014 7:15 pm
Portage mom arrested after allowing juveniles to smoke pot in home

Portage mom arrested after allowing juveniles to smoke pot in home

PORTAGE | A Portage mother was arrested early Monday morning after she allegedly admitted to police she allows her son to smoke marijuana in their home.

September 22, 2014 6:15 pm
Police: Mom ditches kid in store to hide from cops

Police: Mom ditches kid in store to hide from cops

PORTAGE | A shoplifting suspect left her child alone in a Portage store aisle while trying to hide from police, authorities said.

September 22, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Police: Five arrested after mom calls cops on pot smoking son

PORTAGE | Five people were arrested Sunday afternoon after a mother called police reporting her was son smoking pot with a group of friends at her home.

September 22, 2014 2:12 pm
Portage's downtown revitalization has been a long time in coming

Portage's downtown revitalization has been a long time in coming

PORTAGE | Efforts to revitalize - even create - a downtown in the city aren't new.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Related

Portage may have to become creative to fund projects

PORTAGE | With the funding for three major projects still up in the air, city officials may have to get creative.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm
Portage man continues his uncle's legacy, dream

Portage man continues his uncle's legacy, dream

PORTAGE | When he was a kid, Nick Radtke loved to hang out with his great uncle George.

September 15, 2014 6:15 pm
Portage's downtown reviatlization has been a long time in coming

Portage's downtown reviatlization has been a long time in coming

Consulting company DLZ has broken down the Portage downtown redevelopment project into 16 separate projects. A proposal has the city's Redevelopment Commission financing the projects through cash flow over the next seven years. If all the projects are completed they could cost nearly $5.3 mi…

September 12, 2014 3:47 pm

Portage council, commission take a close look at projects, financing

PORTAGE | The City Council and Redevelopment Commission took a close look at three projects Thursday night.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm

Portage schools to re-evaluate Late Start Wednesday program

PORTAGE | Portage Township School officials may be changing their Late Start Wednesday program into an after school program for teachers.

September 10, 2014 6:21 pm

Brentwood subdivision stormwater project to begin Oct. 1

PORTAGE | Contractors should begin mobilizing work on the Brentwood subdivision stormwater project on Oct. 1.

September 10, 2014 3:33 pm
Few partake in Portage Coffee with the Superintendent event

Few partake in Portage Coffee with the Superintendent event

PORTAGE | While only a half dozen parents attended the inaugural Coffee with the Superintendent on Tuesday night at Portage High School, most who did got answers to questions.

September 09, 2014 7:05 pm Photos

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