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Trees, utility poles downed as storm slams region

Trees, utility poles downed as storm slams region

Pieces of a roof cap fell to the sidewalk from a building at Washington Street and Lincolnway during Saturday's thunderstorm. No injuries were reported.

September 20, 2014 4:59 pm
Trees, utility poles downed as storm slams region

Trees, utility poles downed as storm slams region

A large silver maple tree was blown over Saturday afternoon in the 300 block of Lafayette Street in Valparaiso. No one was injured.

September 20, 2014 4:57 pm
Youths smash church windows, damage pole barn with ax

Youths smash church windows, damage pole barn with ax

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Two teens dressed in Mortal Kombat Halloween costumes smashed four windows with an ax Wednesday afternoon at the South Haven Church of the Nazarene and sliced through the siding of a nearby pole barn.

September 18, 2014 4:00 pm
Youths smash church windows, damage pole barn with ax

Youths smash church windows, damage pole barn with ax

Teens used an ax to damage a pole barn Wednesday at South Haven Church of the Nazarene.

September 18, 2014 3:53 pm
Good Samaritans lauded for lifesaving acts

Good Samaritans lauded for lifesaving acts

Two good Samaritans are being credited with saving the lives of two local people seriously hurt in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon.

September 10, 2014 6:15 pm
Popcorn Parade to become steer stampede

Popcorn Parade to become steer stampede

Lori Naranjo, right, helps prepare Howie the Steer for the Popcorn Festival parade.

September 04, 2014 2:47 pm
Popcorn Parade to become steer stampede

Popcorn Parade to become steer stampede

Kelsey's employees Vicki Panozzo, left, and Matt Hill put a banner on Howie the Steer, the longtime Region icon, which will represent Kelsey's Steak and Seafood in Saturday's Popcorn Festival parade. Employees on Thursday prepared the bovine at G.E. Marshall's facility in Valparaiso.

September 04, 2014 2:41 pm
Beacon Hall

Beacon Hall

The design of the new Beacon Hall at Valparaiso University emphasizes community space, like this Great Room on the first floor of the residence hall.

August 15, 2014 11:28 am
Beacon Hall

Beacon Hall

Valparaiso University students who are residents of the new Beacon Hall will have access to a non-denominational chapel.

August 15, 2014 11:23 am
Beacon Hall

Beacon Hall

Ryan Blevins, assistance dean of students at Valparaiso University, stands outside Beacon Hall, a new residence hall for sophomores at Valparaiso University.

August 15, 2014 11:12 am

Chesterton boy, 2, dies after reported fall from trampoline

CHESTERTON | Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old Chesterton boy who died after what was reported as a fall from a trampoline last week.

July 22, 2014 5:00 pm
Campbell Street paving

Campbell Street paving

Workers from Walsh and Kelly applied a new layer of asphalt Monday to Campbell Street in Valparaiso.

July 14, 2014 5:24 pm
Campbell Street paving

Campbell Street paving

A fresh layer of asphalt is rolled on Campbell Street in Valparaiso.

July 14, 2014 5:24 pm
Valpo substitute teacher, former M'ville pastor charged with sex abuse in Kentucky

Valpo substitute teacher, former M'ville pastor charged with sex abuse in Kentucky

VALPARAISO | A local substitute teacher and former minister was arrested Friday morning in Valparaiso on sex abuse charges filed in Louisville, Ky.

May 30, 2014 10:17 pm
Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad

Jacob Dickens, left, and Ethan Dicken, members of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School Science Olympiad team, practice loading an egg into a helicopter-like device. The Helicopter Egg Drop competition at the National Science Olympiad requires participants to drop an egg attached to a helicopte…

May 15, 2014 2:51 pm
Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad

Brigette Frazee, left, plays a viola and Allison Skadberg plays a xylophone. Both members of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School Science Olympiad team made the instruments for the upcoming National Science Olympiad in Orlando, Fla.

May 15, 2014 2:44 pm
valparaiso fire.jpg

valparaiso fire.jpg

Firefighters respond to a small blaze at noon Wednesday at 251 West Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso.

April 23, 2014 12:36 pm
Officer's life-saving effort revives girl

Officer's life-saving effort revives girl

SOUTH HAVEN | Twenty-one-month old Olivia Turnick’s lips had turned blue and her eyes rolled back in her head Wednesday afternoon when her mother dialed 911 for help.

March 27, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Two men charged in Porter County catalytic converter thefts

Two men charged in Porter County catalytic converter thefts

VALPARAISO | Two men have been charged with the numerous thefts of catalytic converters in Porter County.

March 18, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

Approximately 10 million people rely on Lake Michigan for drinking water, and countless more appreciate it as a recreational resource including beachgoers, naturalists, boaters and anglers.

March 16, 2014 9:15 am
Guns, drugs, cash confiscated after 120 mph chase

Guns, drugs, cash confiscated after 120 mph chase

Authorities released the names Tuesday of the five men who fled an officer during a traffic stop that led to a high-speed chase and eventual crash Monday afternoon.

February 25, 2014 11:40 am Photos

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Former NFL player Jared Tomich arrested on theft charge

Former NFL player Jared Tomich arrested on theft charge

VALPARAISO | Former NFL defensive end Jared Tomich was arrested last week on theft charges in connection to equipment missing from a health club business he ran.

February 18, 2014 12:55 pm

Pair steal tire, rim from car parked at Portage Walmart

PORTAGE | Like members of an Indy 500 pit crew, a tire was changed with clockwork precision Tuesday at Walmart.

February 12, 2014 3:07 pm
Portage police K-9 assists arrest of man who fled from officers

Portage police K-9 assists arrest of man who fled from officers

PORTAGE | A Calumet City man who ran from Portage police was apprehended after trying to fight off a K-9 officer.

February 06, 2014 10:25 am Photos

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ValPlayso

ValPlayso

Fifth-graders at Thomas Jefferson Elementary share ideas for the new ValPlayso playground Thursday.

January 30, 2014 11:58 am
ValPlayso

ValPlayso

Kindergartners at Thomas Jefferson Elementary school share their ideas for a new playground at ValPlayso.

January 30, 2014 12:01 pm
ValPlayso

ValPlayso

Thomas Jefferson Elementary principal David Muniz, standing, center, talks to students Thursday about their ideas for the new ValPlayso playground while special education teacher Chrissy Samanas takes down their ideas.

January 30, 2014 11:54 am
ValPlayso sunrise

ValPlayso sunrise

The sun rises over ValPlayso in Valparaiso on Thursday.

January 30, 2014 7:42 am
Headless Santa stands frozen in time, ice

Headless Santa stands frozen in time, ice

Valparaiso's Santa statue -- minus his head -- stands along Campbell Street, in front of the Valparaiso Parks Department office. City workers said equipment to take down the statue broke down and the frigid temperatures froze the jolly elf's feet to the ground.

January 29, 2014 5:20 pm

Mixed ruling handed down in Porter County redistricting lawsuit

LAPORTE | A LaPorte County judge on Thursday ordered the Porter County commissioners to fix an apparent error made by the board when it redrew county council districts in December. But the ruling did not immediately address claims made by Councilman Jeremy Rivas that he was intentionally dra…

January 23, 2014 8:30 pm

DNR takes over investigation of skull found in Porter County

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | State preservation officials have taken over the investigation of the origin of a skull found Monday by workers installing an underground pipeline.

January 21, 2014 4:14 pm
States of emergency, expressway closures remain as bitter cold takes hold

States of emergency, expressway closures remain as bitter cold takes hold

A Valparaiso snowplow clears drifted snow Monday morning on the city's north side.

January 06, 2014 9:07 am
Snowplow clears Valparaiso street

Snowplow clears Valparaiso street

A Valparaiso snowplow clears drifted snow Monday morning on the city's north side. The two-day snowfall total for Valparaiso was 15.8 inches, meteorologists say. 

January 06, 2014 8:44 am
Opportunity Enterprises grows to add 500th employee

Opportunity Enterprises grows to add 500th employee

Opportunity Enterprises employees Generva Roberts, left, and Carol Alderson, center, talk Thursday with OE participant Ellen at the Simply Amazing shop.

January 02, 2014 12:55 pm
Opportunity Enterprises grows to add 500th employee

Opportunity Enterprises grows to add 500th employee

Opportunity Enterprise employee Ben Dunn, left, works with Lori, an OE client, Thursday in the art enrichment program.

January 02, 2014 12:49 pm
Home burglary suspect arrested after high-speed chase in Porter County

Home burglary suspect arrested after high-speed chase in Porter County

BOONE TOWNSHIP | Police arrested a suspect in a home burglary on Monday after a high-speed pursuit through southern Porter County.

December 31, 2013 6:00 pm
Keeping ahead of the snow

Keeping ahead of the snow

A Valparaiso Street Department plow driver clears snow Tuesday morning from Washington Street ahead of the expected heavier snowfall expected on New Year's Day.

December 31, 2013 3:35 pm
Valparaiso University construction

Valparaiso University construction

Construction workers on Monday braved single-digit temperatures to continue work on a new residence hall at Valparaiso University. The building is expected to be completed in the fall 2014.

December 30, 2013 10:42 am
Porter County deputy performs life-saving CPR on baby

Porter County deputy performs life-saving CPR on baby

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A 4-week-old baby girl is alive thanks to a Porter County sheriff's deputy who performed CPR when the girl stopped breathing.

December 23, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Project Neighbors to buy former clinic for low-rent apartments

Project Neighbors to buy former clinic for low-rent apartments

VALPARAISO | Paul Schreiner looked out into the parking lot at Trinity Lutheran Church and couldn't help but notice a rusted out car parked there nearly every Sunday.

December 10, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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Cops: Firefighter drives van into home, sparks blaze

Cops: Firefighter drives van into home, sparks blaze

HEBRON | A Hobart firefighter barred from his house rammed a van into the residence early Tuesday while police inside spoke to his wife about an earlier domestic incident, authorities said.

December 10, 2013 3:15 pm Photos

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Hobart firefighter drives van into his home, sparking blaze

Hobart firefighter drives van into his home, sparking blaze

An ambulance carrying Hobart fire batallion chief John Wall drives away from the scene of a fire at Wall's home in Hebron after he allegedly drove his van into the home, sparking the blaze.

December 10, 2013 9:51 am
Valpo store robbed twice in 10 days; police release surveillance photo

Valpo store robbed twice in 10 days; police release surveillance photo

VALPARAISO | A downtown convenience store was robbed Monday night for the second time in 10 days, and police are asking the public’s help identifying the armed suspect.

December 03, 2013 11:50 am Photos

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Police: Man pointed gun at people outside Valpo Steak 'n Shake

Police: Man pointed gun at people outside Valpo Steak 'n Shake

VALPARAISO | A Porter County man pointed a gun at three men and a woman while blocking traffic at the Steak 'n Shake parking lot Thursday morning.

November 21, 2013 3:15 pm
Man shot in Valparaiso apartment; friend of victim arrested

Man shot in Valparaiso apartment; friend of victim arrested

VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso man was shot Wednesday night in an apartment by a friend during an argument, police said.

November 21, 2013 1:40 pm

Coroner: Valpo girl died from 'toxic effects of methadone'

VALPARAISO | The death of a 10-month-old girl in July was the result of a methadone overdose, according to authorities.

November 20, 2013 3:30 pm
Valparaiso-area woman among 4 killed in small plane crash in Bahamas

Valparaiso-area woman among 4 killed in small plane crash in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas | A Valparaiso-area woman was among four people who died Sunday in a small plane crash off the Bahamas' northernmost island.

November 11, 2013 3:30 pm
Give Day 2013

Give Day 2013

Brenda Sheetz, vice president of the Porter County Community Foundation, tracks donations at the 2013 Give Day event at The Times office in Valapraiso.

November 07, 2013 8:03 am
Give Day 2013

Give Day 2013

Jade Palin of Valparaiso was the first person Thursday to donate at The Times office in Valparaiso at the Porter County Community Foundation's Give Day, which benefits local organizations serving childen.

November 07, 2013 8:00 am
One minor injury in Valpo house fire

One minor injury in Valpo house fire

Firefighters battle a blaze Wednesday morning in the area of U.S. 30 and Axe Avenue in Valparaiso. 

October 23, 2013 11:19 am
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