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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.
A large silver maple tree was blown over Saturday afternoon in the 300 block of Lafayette Street in Valparaiso. No one was injured.
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.
Teens used an ax to damage a pole barn Wednesday at South Haven Church of the Nazarene.
Two good Samaritans are being credited with saving the lives of two local people seriously hurt in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon.
Lori Naranjo, right, helps prepare Howie the Steer for the Popcorn Festival parade.
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.
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.
Valparaiso University students who are residents of the new Beacon Hall will have access to a non-denominational chapel.
Ryan Blevins, assistance dean of students at Valparaiso University, stands outside Beacon Hall, a new residence hall for sophomores at Valparaiso University.
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.
Workers from Walsh and Kelly applied a new layer of asphalt Monday to Campbell Street in Valparaiso.
A fresh layer of asphalt is rolled on Campbell Street in Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | A local substitute teacher and former minister was arrested Friday morning in Valparaiso on sex abuse charges filed in Louisville, Ky.
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…
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.
Firefighters respond to a small blaze at noon Wednesday at 251 West Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso.
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.
VALPARAISO | Two men have been charged with the numerous thefts of catalytic converters in Porter County.
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.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | Like members of an Indy 500 pit crew, a tire was changed with clockwork precision Tuesday at Walmart.
PORTAGE | A Calumet City man who ran from Portage police was apprehended after trying to fight off a K-9 officer.
Fifth-graders at Thomas Jefferson Elementary share ideas for the new ValPlayso playground Thursday.
Kindergartners at Thomas Jefferson Elementary school share their ideas for a new playground at 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.
The sun rises over ValPlayso in Valparaiso on Thursday.
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.
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…
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | State preservation officials have taken over the investigation of the origin of a skull found Monday by workers installing an underground pipeline.
A Valparaiso snowplow clears drifted snow Monday morning on the city's north side.
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.
Opportunity Enterprises employees Generva Roberts, left, and Carol Alderson, center, talk Thursday with OE participant Ellen at the Simply Amazing shop.
Opportunity Enterprise employee Ben Dunn, left, works with Lori, an OE client, Thursday in the art enrichment program.
BOONE TOWNSHIP | Police arrested a suspect in a home burglary on Monday after a high-speed pursuit through southern Porter County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | A Valparaiso man was shot Wednesday night in an apartment by a friend during an argument, police said.
VALPARAISO | The death of a 10-month-old girl in July was the result of a methadone overdose, according to authorities.
NASSAU, Bahamas | A Valparaiso-area woman was among four people who died Sunday in a small plane crash off the Bahamas' northernmost island.
Brenda Sheetz, vice president of the Porter County Community Foundation, tracks donations at the 2013 Give Day event at The Times office in Valapraiso.
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.
Firefighters battle a blaze Wednesday morning in the area of U.S. 30 and Axe Avenue in Valparaiso.
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