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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.
CHESTERTON | People here still remember the sacrifice of Staff Sgt. Thomas Thorstad 30 years ago.
One person was injured in an accident Wednesday at U.S. 6 and County Road 450 West.
One of the two cars involved in an accident Wednesday at the corner of U.S. 6 and County Road 450 West in Portage Township.
PORTER TOWNSHIP | A Porter Township man was arrested Wednesday night after police said he pointed a handgun at his girlfriend, threatened to kill her and her son and fired a shot out his kitchen door.
The United States Department of Energy announced Thursday it has awarded Valparaiso University a $2.3 million cooperative agreement to fund solar research through a proposal from the College of Engineering. The funding, which will be dispersed during the course of a three-year period, is a d…
Students at Valparaiso High School on Wednesday were evacuated from the school after staff members noticed a smell of burning plastic. No source of the smell was found.
A brick design is stamped into fresh concrete on Thursday at the five-points roundabout at Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road.
Workers this week prepared the apron at the five-points roundabout at Calumet Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Vale Park Road. The red concrete was stamped to give the appearance of a brick design.
A sign posted Tuesday at the Indiana Dunes State Park warns visitors that swimming is not allowed because of the potential for rip currents.
Visitors to the Indiana Dunes State Park on Tuesday walk along the shoreline, but remain out of the water as swimming was prohibited because of the threat of rip currents.
Workers on Monday prepare to wash windows at the Valparaiso University Chapel of the Resurrection.
Crews on Monday continue demolition work on the former Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus building. The land occupied by the former hospital has been sold to Valparaiso University.
A sign warns spectators to keep out of the demolition site at the former Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus site on LaPorte Avenue.
Firefighters battle a blaze in July at the Needle & Thread business at the corner of Jefferson and Lafayette streets in Valparaiso.
Project Neighbors would like to renovate the top two floors of the building at 454 S. College Ave. into 18 residential units. HealthLinc is relocating to a new building at 1001 Sturdy Road and will open its doors to patients on July 8.
VALPARAISO | Strongbow Inn, famous for its turkey dinners and turkey pies, will be sold to Hobart-based Luke Co.
VALPARAISO | All of the 17 puppies dumped Friday night along State Park Road in Porter have families lined up to adopt them.
PORTER | Karen Read stopped late Friday night when she saw a set of eyes in the road, reflected in her headlights.
VALPARAISO | A Porter County election official expressed concern Tuesday afternoon about a post to a Facebook page purporting to report the midday status of the Union Township school referendum vote.
NIPSCO workers discuss the gas line break along Weston Street in Valparaiso on Tuesday after city workers hit a natural gas line. The gas leak prompted officials to evacuate Ben Franklin Middle School.
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