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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

Eight arrested during underage drinking party in Portage

PORTAGE | Eight people were arrested Monday when police broke up an underage drinking party.

June 10, 2014 12:24 pm

Portage School Board approves principal

PORTAGE | It may be the end of the school year, but the Portage Township School Board approved appointments for the coming year.

June 09, 2014 7:30 pm
Man arrested after pointing gun at three people

Man arrested after pointing gun at three people

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly pointed a loaded pistol at three people while he was looking for his wife.

June 09, 2014 3:36 pm
Police: Man arrested after stealing from family to support drug habit

Police: Man arrested after stealing from family to support drug habit

PORTAGE | A 25-year-old Portage man was arrested Saturday night after police said he stole from his family to support his heroin addiction.

June 09, 2014 2:11 pm
PHS student arrested after office incident

PHS student arrested after office incident

PORTAGE | An 18-year-old Portage High School student was arrested Friday morning after an incident in the school's office.

June 09, 2014 1:46 pm
Portage police arrest two in home burglary

Portage police arrest two in home burglary

PORTAGE | Two men were arrested after police said they burglarized a home and ran from officers Thursday afternoon.

June 09, 2014 12:29 pm Photos

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Portage High earns top energy rating

PORTAGE | Portage High School recently received a top rating in energy efficiency, and school officials are looking to improve efficiency at other district buildings.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

Fundraiser planned June 14 for former business owner

SOUTH HAVEN | Just four months ago, George Wagner was feeling fine.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Four Portage subdivisions will receive new signs

PORTAGE | Four subdivisions here will be getting new signs this summer.

June 06, 2014 6:52 pm
Portage man gathers history of Seven Dolors Shrine

Portage man gathers history of Seven Dolors Shrine

SOUTH HAVEN | Dave Lasayko remembers going to the Seven Dolors Shrine as a kid with his grandparents.

June 06, 2014 12:00 pm

Traffic issues threatening to close U.S. 6 Walgreens

PORTAGE | Sales at the Walgreens on U.S. 6 and Willowcreek Road have continually declined to the point the store may have to close.

June 05, 2014 12:47 pm

Portage Township Schools students post 'best scores ever' in ISTEP and ECA

PORTAGE | Although specific results of ISTEP and End of Course Assessment exams are embargoed for the next two weeks, Portage Township Schools officials couldn't help but let the cat out of the bag Wednesday night.

June 04, 2014 4:25 pm

Portage council approves federal COPs grant application

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved applying for a federal grant to put more cops on the street.

June 04, 2014 12:41 pm

Portage Mall project takes step forward

PORTAGE | A project to improve the Portage Mall and surrounding area took a step ahead Tuesday.

June 03, 2014 9:00 pm

Portage Mall improvements up to council, mayor

PORTAGE | Whether or not the city's Redevelopment Commission invests some $2.6 million in improvements in the Portage Mall could be determined this week.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Portage man faces drunken driving, intimidation charges after arrest

Portage man faces drunken driving, intimidation charges after arrest

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A Portage man is facing a slew of charges after he was stopped Friday morning suspected of drunken driving.

May 30, 2014 2:45 pm

Wilkie elected to Portage Township Advisory Board

PORTAGE | Lori Wilkie will replace Andy Maletta on the Portage Township Advisory Board.

May 30, 2014 12:05 pm
Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

Willowcreek students come face to face with reality

PORTAGE | Marc Biggs learned pretty well from his mother.

May 29, 2014 5:28 pm Photos

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Three arrested after police find child living in squalor

Three arrested after police find child living in squalor

PORTAGE | Three people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after police found a 3-year-old child living in squalor.

May 29, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Portage, water company to pay for Monnier Street paving

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved paving half of Monnier Street between Stone and Mulberry avenues.

May 28, 2014 7:36 pm

Portage board to draw on bonds to complete development

PORTAGE | The Board of Works this week approved pulling bonds to complete work on the Sterling Creek Park development.

May 28, 2014 5:00 pm
Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

Portage police to begin carrying heroin antidote

PORTAGE | Portage police officers will be adding another tool to their arsenal.

May 28, 2014 4:19 pm Photos

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Portage puts storm-chasing contractors on final notice

PORTAGE | Out-of-the-area contractors who have descended on the city since a destructive storm May 11 were given a final notice Tuesday.

May 27, 2014 8:15 pm

Five arrested in brazen shoplifting attempt in Portage

PORTAGE | Five people were arrested Friday afternoon after a brazen shoplifting attempt at Walmart, 6087 U.S. 6.

May 27, 2014 1:19 pm
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