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FBI continues to request information from Portage officials

PORTAGE | Another Portage official has received a federal subpoena seeking information on city purchases.

19 hours ago
Willowcreek students work on positive 'mojo'

Willowcreek students work on positive 'mojo'

PORTAGE | Willowcreek Middle School students were inspired to get their "Mojo Up" Wednesday morning.

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Portage receives COPS funding for three additional officers

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department will likely be boosting its numbers by three in the coming months.

September 30, 2014 1:11 pm

Portage BZA approves necessary variances for two proposed industries

PORTAGE | The Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday approved petitions for two recycling businesses to locate in the city.

September 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Portage commission sets priorities for downtown development

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission has set its priorities for downtown redevelopment work.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Redevelopment Commission approves Willowcreek/Southport roads project

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission awarded one contract for road improvements while putting another on hold.

September 26, 2014 6:45 pm
Cops: Valpo man violently shook toddler, causing his death

Cops: Valpo man violently shook toddler, causing his death

CHESTERTON | Felix Duron allegedly admitted to police he was angry with 2-year-old Bentley Mihal the morning he shook the boy so hard it caused his death.

September 26, 2014 10:13 am Photos

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Mom talks about son, man charged in his death

Mom talks about son, man charged in his death

VALPARAISO | Just months ago, Shaina Reynolds was planning her wedding.

September 25, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Portage commission moves forward with bonding for fire, police stations

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Thursday unanimously approved moving forward with the $7.35 million financial package to construct a new fire station and complete the first phase of renovations to the Portage police station.

September 25, 2014 7:15 pm
About 20 cats seized from Portage property

About 20 cats seized from Portage property

PORTAGE | Portage Animal Control seized about 20 cats Thursday from outside a home in the 5900 block of Stone Avenue.

September 25, 2014 5:30 pm
Woman tells cops she hid cocaine at pimp's request

Woman tells cops she hid cocaine at pimp's request

PORTAGE | A South Bend man is facing several charges and could face additional ones following a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road Wednesday.

September 25, 2014 12:45 pm

Woman charged after found passed out at work

CHESTERTON | An 18-year-old woman was not only arrested, but lost her job Saturday, after she was found passed out in a break room from allegedly drinking too much.

September 25, 2014 10:49 am

Two new industries eyeing Portage

PORTAGE | Two new industries, both in the recycling business, are eyeing Portage.

September 24, 2014 6:30 pm
Man faces charges in Chesterton boy's death

Man faces charges in Chesterton boy's death

VALPARAISO | A 27-year-old South Haven man is facing three felony charges in the July death of a Chesterton boy.

September 24, 2014 5:30 pm
Portage Township recognized as Township of the Year by state group

Portage Township recognized as Township of the Year by state group

PORTAGE | Portage Township was named the Township of the Year this week by the Indiana Township Association.

September 24, 2014 3:22 pm

Portage city officials can't find bond paper work needed for project

PORTAGE | The city was all ready to complete work in the Austin Hills subdivision left undone by the developer, but can't find a piece of paper necessary to provide funding for the project.

September 23, 2014 11:05 am

Portage man charged with strangling son's mother

PORTAGE | A 23-year-old Portage man was charged with felony strangulation and a misdemeanor count of domestic battery Saturday after allegedly trying to strangle the mother of his 6-month-old son.

September 22, 2014 7:15 pm
Portage mom arrested after allowing juveniles to smoke pot in home

Portage mom arrested after allowing juveniles to smoke pot in home

PORTAGE | A Portage mother was arrested early Monday morning after she allegedly admitted to police she allows her son to smoke marijuana in their home.

September 22, 2014 6:15 pm
Police: Mom ditches kid in store to hide from cops

Police: Mom ditches kid in store to hide from cops

PORTAGE | A shoplifting suspect left her child alone in a Portage store aisle while trying to hide from police, authorities said.

September 22, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Police: Five arrested after mom calls cops on pot smoking son

PORTAGE | Five people were arrested Sunday afternoon after a mother called police reporting her was son smoking pot with a group of friends at her home.

September 22, 2014 2:12 pm
Portage's downtown revitalization has been a long time in coming

Portage's downtown revitalization has been a long time in coming

PORTAGE | Efforts to revitalize - even create - a downtown in the city aren't new.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Related

Portage may have to become creative to fund projects

PORTAGE | With the funding for three major projects still up in the air, city officials may have to get creative.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm
Portage man continues his uncle's legacy, dream

Portage man continues his uncle's legacy, dream

PORTAGE | When he was a kid, Nick Radtke loved to hang out with his great uncle George.

September 15, 2014 6:15 pm
Portage's downtown reviatlization has been a long time in coming

Portage's downtown reviatlization has been a long time in coming

Consulting company DLZ has broken down the Portage downtown redevelopment project into 16 separate projects. A proposal has the city's Redevelopment Commission financing the projects through cash flow over the next seven years. If all the projects are completed they could cost nearly $5.3 mi…

September 12, 2014 3:47 pm

Portage council, commission take a close look at projects, financing

PORTAGE | The City Council and Redevelopment Commission took a close look at three projects Thursday night.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm

Portage schools to re-evaluate Late Start Wednesday program

PORTAGE | Portage Township School officials may be changing their Late Start Wednesday program into an after school program for teachers.

September 10, 2014 6:21 pm

Brentwood subdivision stormwater project to begin Oct. 1

PORTAGE | Contractors should begin mobilizing work on the Brentwood subdivision stormwater project on Oct. 1.

September 10, 2014 3:33 pm
Few partake in Portage Coffee with the Superintendent event

Few partake in Portage Coffee with the Superintendent event

PORTAGE | While only a half dozen parents attended the inaugural Coffee with the Superintendent on Tuesday night at Portage High School, most who did got answers to questions.

September 09, 2014 7:05 pm Photos

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FBI visits Portage street department

PORTAGE | FBI officials made their second visit to the city Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 3:45 pm
Three arrested after residents report gunshots

Three arrested after residents report gunshots

PORTAGE | Three men were arrested early Sunday morning after police responded to calls of gunshots in the neighborhood.

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Partnership graduates first class of certified production technicians

Partnership graduates first class of certified production technicians

PORTAGE | Belinda Holbrook called the Certified Production Technician program from which she and seven others graduated Monday a "blessing."

September 08, 2014 6:45 pm
Two arrested in Portage after shoplifting leads to chase

Two arrested in Portage after shoplifting leads to chase

PORTAGE | Two Lake County men were arrested Friday afternoon after a shoplifting incident led to a chase.

September 08, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Money stolen in portage tanning salon burglary

PORTAGE | The owner of a tanning salon reported Thursday that his business had been broken into overnight.

September 06, 2014 7:00 pm

Walmart employee charged with theft

PORTAGE | A Walmart employee was arrested early Friday morning after she attempted to steal items from her employer, police said.

September 06, 2014 7:00 pm

Council, RDC to hold workshop on proposed $11.2 million bond issue

PORTAGE | There's little doubt that the city's police station could use an overhaul or that a new fire station along Central Avenue would be useful.

September 06, 2014 6:30 pm

Man arrested after he 'belly bumped' customer at store

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested after he "belly bumped" a fellow customer at a local grocery store Wednesday afternoon.

September 04, 2014 9:58 am

Mosquito spraying delayed after equipment damaged

PORTAGE | The mosquitoes have scored another win in the region, at least temporarily.

September 03, 2014 11:00 pm

Man allegedly batters wife at business where he is working

PORTAGE | A man living in the business at which he works was arrested early Tuesday morning after police said he battered and strangled his wife.

September 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Portage Mall property owner questioning city's intent

PORTAGE | At least one Portage Mall property owner is questioning whether the city truly intends to follow through on its promise to make improvements.

September 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Chesterton police seek man who ran from arrest

CHESTERTON | Police requested a warrant for a man who ran from officers Friday night after being stopped for not having his headlights on.

September 03, 2014 8:57 am

Portage takes first steps to lure company from Wisconsin

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved the initial idea of establishing a small economic revitalization area along Ind. 149 in Portage hoping to luring business from Wisconsin.

September 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Police: Man battered 14-year-old girl

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly battering a 14-year-old girl.

September 02, 2014 7:30 pm

Man tased, arrested for resisting, disorderly conduct

PORTAGE | A Portage man who, according to a police report, became belligerent with police was shocked by a stun gun and arrested late Monday night.

September 02, 2014 7:30 pm
Portage welcomes 62nd and 63rd cops to department

Portage welcomes 62nd and 63rd cops to department

PORTAGE | In the last month, two new police officers have joined the Portage force.

September 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Man fires shot at would-be burglars

PORTAGE | When a resident of the 800 block of Camelot Manor saw someone outside his kitchen window early Saturday morning, he told his wife to call police and retrieved his pistol.

September 02, 2014 3:18 pm

Police: Man arrested after hiding liquor in pants

PORTAGE | A Gary man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly stealing a bottle of liquor and attempting to conceal it in his pants.

September 02, 2014 12:40 pm

Holladay Properties to market Portage property

PORTAGE | Holladay Properties will market city-owned property here.

September 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Commission seeking bids on Robbins Road project

PORTAGE | More than two years after it was proposed, the city's Redevelopment Commission will seek bids on a project aimed to improve traffic flow at Willowcreek and Robbins roads.

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

PORTAGE | In just a couple of months, someone riding the South Shore will be able to stop at the Portage station and walk to Lake Michigan.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm
Log jam to be removed from Burns Waterway

Log jam to be removed from Burns Waterway

PORTAGE | Torrential rains on Aug. 21 caused a massive log jam on the Burns Waterway.

August 30, 2014 8:30 pm
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