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Couple starts cloth diaper service

Couple starts cloth diaper service

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso residents Rick and Triny Sojka didn't even consider the possibility of using cloth diapers when they had their son, Zander, five years ago.

November 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Church serves up Thanksgiving dinner

Church serves up Thanksgiving dinner

CHESTERTON | First Christian Church in Chesterton not only invited the community to come to the church for a free Thanksgiving dinner, the church also offered carry-outs and delivered meals.

November 26, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Porter police accuse man of driving 109 mph in 50 zone

November 25, 2010 12:00 am
Illinois man killed in Chesterton accident

Illinois man killed in Chesterton accident

CHESTERTON | A man heading out of the area for Thanksgiving was killed Wednesday morning in a six-vehicle accident on Ind. 49 at the entrance to the Indiana Toll Road, authorities said.

November 24, 2010 2:15 pm Photos

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Police: SELF School student batters principal, staff Monday

November 24, 2010 12:00 am

Man beaten outside his home

PINE TOWNSHIP | A Pine Township man told authorities he was beaten with a club outside his home early Tuesday.

November 24, 2010 12:00 am

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Chesterton police say siblings arrested in separate incidents

November 23, 2010 12:00 am

Drug dogs sweep school

CHESTERTON | Six police dogs were brought to Chesterton High School on Friday morning to see whether any students had illegal drugs in their lockers.

November 23, 2010 12:00 am

County nearing first homicide-free year since 1998

VALPARAISO | Porter County is just six weeks away from having its first homicide-free year since 1998.

November 21, 2010 12:00 am

Crime Briefs

Portage police: Failure to pay bar tab leads to charge of DUI

November 20, 2010 12:00 am
Authorities: Man, about to serve time for DUI, gets new DUI

Authorities: Man, about to serve time for DUI, gets new DUI

UNION TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso man set to report to Porter County Jail on Monday to serve a five-month jail sentence for a previous drunken driving charge now has a new drunken driving charge to contend with.

November 20, 2010 12:00 am
Driver avoids felony conviction in girl's death

Driver avoids felony conviction in girl's death

VALPARAISO | A South Haven man accused in the death of 9-year-old Elizabeth Miller was found guilty Friday of two misdemeanors, but not guilty of felony charges.

November 20, 2010 12:00 am

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Two students are arrested after fight at Portage High School

November 18, 2010 12:00 am

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20 arrested after police bust house party in Valparaiso

November 16, 2010 12:00 am
Cops: Armed Portage man choked woman, forced her to strip

Cops: Armed Portage man choked woman, forced her to strip

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested after he was accused of beating and choking a woman he knows, threatening her with knives and forcing her to take off her clothing to deter her from running out of his apartment.

November 16, 2010 12:00 am

Police crackdown targets Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when people get together for celebrations, and many times those celebrations include alcohol.

November 15, 2010 12:00 am
Deer hunting kicks off, expected to be a big one

Deer hunting kicks off, expected to be a big one

Kevin Birky didn't have to wait long to get himself a nice eight-point buck. Just a few hours after the start of Indiana's firearm hunting season for deer, the Kouts resident watched from his tree stand as the buck walked right past. A single shot to the shoulder ensured he'd be one of the n…

November 15, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Authorities: Man is taken to hospital after 6-hour standoff

November 13, 2010 12:00 am
Portage woman drives off with husband on front of van

Portage woman drives off with husband on front of van

PORTAGE | Portage police said they arrested a woman after she drove off with her husband holding onto the front of her minivan.

November 13, 2010 12:00 am

Crime Briefs

Valparaiso police seek help solving theft of guitar, wallet 

November 11, 2010 12:00 am

Cops: Scam artists trick victim in Portage

PORTAGE | A scam artist lured an elderly woman out of her home and kept her distracted so his accomplice could burglarize the home, Portage police said.

November 10, 2010 12:00 am

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Cops: Woman crashes into garage door, flees location

November 10, 2010 12:00 am

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Police say man drove 100 mph along I-94 early Wednesday

November 05, 2010 12:00 am

Hebron reserve police officer accidentally shoots self

VALPARAISO | A Hebron Police Department reserve officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday afternoon outside a church nursery in Valparaiso.

November 05, 2010 12:00 am

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Police: Man accidentally shot himself outside church nursery

November 04, 2010 12:00 am
Porter County cop arrested on DUI, leaving scene charges

Porter County cop arrested on DUI, leaving scene charges

VALPARAISO | Porter County police Cpl. Ryan Fenters was arrested after the celebration on charges of drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

November 04, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Lain wins Porter County sheriff's race

Lain wins Porter County sheriff's race

VALPARAISO | Porter County Sheriff David Lain believed Porter County residents would reward him with a second four-year term if they felt pleased with the safety of their community and the level of police service provided them.

November 03, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Harris wins Porter County coroner's race

Harris wins Porter County coroner's race

VALPARAISO | Chuck Harris, who spent several years as a deputy in the Porter County Coroner's Office, will get to return to the office, this time as the boss.

November 02, 2010 9:05 pm Photos

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Traffic altercation in Kmart parking lot leads to arrest

November 02, 2010 12:00 am

Valparaiso gas station worker again accused of selling synthetic marijuana

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso gas station attendant was penalized for the second time in less than a month for selling a product suspected of containing synthetic marijuana, Valparaiso police said.

November 02, 2010 12:00 am
Historical Thompson submachine gun donated to museum

Historical Thompson submachine gun donated to museum

VALPARAISO | Porter County Museum Executive Director Kevin Pazour knew something pretty special was being donated to the museum Friday.

October 30, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Police: Woman was drunken driving; left child home alone

CHESTERTON | Chesterton police said they arrested a woman on drunken driving and resisting charges, then added a child neglect charge after discovering she left her 8-year-old daughter home alone.

October 30, 2010 12:00 am

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Police: E.C. man accused of neglecting his baby daughter

October 30, 2010 12:00 am
Man jailed in indecent exposure allegations

Man jailed in indecent exposure allegations

VALPARAISO | A man charged more than three years ago with approaching women at busy locations throughout Valparaiso and exposing himself to them was taken to Porter County Jail on Wednesday morning.

October 29, 2010 12:00 am

Crime Briefs

High winds damage property in Chesterton on Wednesday

October 28, 2010 12:41 pm

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Cops: Intoxicated woman crashes into bus

October 21, 2010 12:00 am
Armed man robs Smoke Shop in South Haven; school put on temporary lockdown

Armed man robs Smoke Shop in South Haven; school put on temporary lockdown

SOUTH HAVEN | An armed man robbed the Smoke Shop in South Haven at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Porter County police said.

October 21, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Crash forces closure of Ind. 49

Crash forces closure of Ind. 49

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A car and a dump truck collided shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ind. 49 and County Road 600 North, causing the dump truck to flip on its side and spill its load of ground asphalt, Porter County police said.

October 21, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Rapist again charged with failing to register

Rapist again charged with failing to register

A convicted rapist has been charged with failing to register for the sex offender registry, and the charge was upgraded because he has a prior conviction for failing to register.

October 20, 2010 12:00 am

Crime Briefs

Man found dead in driveway, drugs suspected in his death

October 20, 2010 12:00 am

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Two wedding reception guests arrested for disorderly conduct

October 18, 2010 10:51 pm

County could gain extra $200,000 for housing inmates

VALPARAISO | Porter County stands to gain an extra $200,000 per year after renegotiating the amount of money the county receives for housing federal prisoners inside Porter County Jail.

October 18, 2010 7:00 pm

Two more voyeurism incidents in Valpo reported

VALPARAISO | Authorities -- who earlier this month received two reports of a man fondling himself while he looked into women's homes -- have received two more reports of voyeurism incidents.

October 18, 2010 6:00 pm
Cops: Woman battered officers, tries to escape

Cops: Woman battered officers, tries to escape

KOUTS | A 28-year-old woman was arrested after she was accused of driving drunk, then battering and spitting on the police officers trying to take her to jail.

October 18, 2010 4:45 pm

Officials: 10 arrested at underage drinking party

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Porter County authorities responded to a report of an underage drinking party at 11:56 p.m. Friday at 633 Deer Meadow Trail and ended up arresting 10 people.

October 18, 2010 2:20 pm
Lain, Levi battle in sheriff's race

Lain, Levi battle in sheriff's race

The race for Porter County sheriff pits the incumbent, Democrat David Lain, 56, of Valparaiso, against the challenger, Republican Ralph Levi, 59, of Chesterton.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Schulte, Harris vie for coroner's job

Schulte, Harris vie for coroner's job

Two people with experience in the Porter County coroner's office are vying to see which one will earn a full term as coroner.

October 17, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Man accused of pushing girlfriend, daughter down stairs

Man accused of pushing girlfriend, daughter down stairs

CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso man was arrested after he was accused of pushing his girlfriend and their daughter down the stairs of their home.

October 16, 2010 12:00 am

Crime Briefs

Cops: Portage woman charged with breaking her child's wrist

October 15, 2010 12:00 am
Police: Woman caught inhaling vapors again, attempts suicide

Police: Woman caught inhaling vapors again, attempts suicide

PORTAGE | Portage police said a woman with a history of inhaling vapors to get high was caught again last week outside Kmart on U.S. 6, but pulled out a box-cutting knife and slit her own throat when spotted.

October 15, 2010 12:00 am
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