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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.
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.
Porter police accuse man of driving 109 mph in 50 zone
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.
Police: SELF School student batters principal, staff Monday
PINE TOWNSHIP | A Pine Township man told authorities he was beaten with a club outside his home early Tuesday.
Chesterton police say siblings arrested in separate incidents
CHESTERTON | Six police dogs were brought to Chesterton High School on Friday morning to see whether any students had illegal drugs in their lockers.
VALPARAISO | Porter County is just six weeks away from having its first homicide-free year since 1998.
Portage police: Failure to pay bar tab leads to charge of 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.
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.
Two students are arrested after fight at Portage High School
20 arrested after police bust house party in Valparaiso
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.
Thanksgiving is a time when people get together for celebrations, and many times those celebrations include alcohol.
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…
Authorities: Man is taken to hospital after 6-hour standoff
PORTAGE | Portage police said they arrested a woman after she drove off with her husband holding onto the front of her minivan.
Valparaiso police seek help solving theft of guitar, wallet
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.
Cops: Woman crashes into garage door, flees location
Police say man drove 100 mph along I-94 early Wednesday
VALPARAISO | A Hebron Police Department reserve officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday afternoon outside a church nursery in Valparaiso.
Police: Man accidentally shot himself outside church nursery
VALPARAISO | Porter County police Cpl. Ryan Fenters was arrested after the celebration on charges of drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
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.
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.
Traffic altercation in Kmart parking lot leads to arrest
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.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Museum Executive Director Kevin Pazour knew something pretty special was being donated to the museum Friday.
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.
Police: E.C. man accused of neglecting his baby daughter
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.
High winds damage property in Chesterton on Wednesday
Cops: Intoxicated woman crashes into bus
SOUTH HAVEN | An armed man robbed the Smoke Shop in South Haven at 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Porter County police said.
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.
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.
Man found dead in driveway, drugs suspected in his death
Two wedding reception guests arrested for disorderly conduct
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.
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.
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.
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.
The race for Porter County sheriff pits the incumbent, Democrat David Lain, 56, of Valparaiso, against the challenger, Republican Ralph Levi, 59, of Chesterton.
Two people with experience in the Porter County coroner's office are vying to see which one will earn a full term as coroner.
CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso man was arrested after he was accused of pushing his girlfriend and their daughter down the stairs of their home.
Cops: Portage woman charged with breaking her child's wrist
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.
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