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Friends, family planning fundraiser to help premie girl's family

Friends, family planning fundraiser to help premie girl's family

PORTAGE | Little Gabriella Poradzisz hit a milestone this week.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

South Haven siblings' death appear to be natural

SOUTH HAVEN | The deaths of two siblings in a South Haven apartment appear to be natural.

August 22, 2014 2:04 pm
Portage man drowns in Lake Minnehaha

Portage man drowns in Lake Minnehaha

PORTAGE | A Portage man drown Tuesday after taking a swim in a lake at the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp Resort, 5300 Old Porter Road.

August 19, 2014 8:00 pm
Long time Chesterton clerk, Gayle Polakowski, died Saturday

Long time Chesterton clerk, Gayle Polakowski, died Saturday

CHESTERTON | Long time Chesterton Clerk-Treasurer Gayle Polakowski died Saturday after a long illness.

August 19, 2014 3:25 pm
Habitat groups build on success

Habitat groups build on success

At 42, Sonia Vargas has never owned a home.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Stormwater coordinator resigns over pay squabble

PORTAGE | The city's designated stormwater coordinator resigned her duties Wednesday following a months-long squabble over some $3,000 in back pay.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Man admits he smashed doors at Portage City Hall

PORTAGE | Doors at City Hall were being repaired Monday morning after a 25-year-old Portage Township man smashed them with a sledgehammer.

August 11, 2014 11:00 am

Some Portage officials worried city getting too deep in debt

PORTAGE | Some city officials here are worried the city is getting itself too deep into debt.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Leo Hatch Jr. announces bid for Portage mayor

PORTAGE | Longtime Portage Realtor Leo Hatch Jr. has announced his bid for Portage mayor in the 2015 election.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Portage to seek school's approval for work along Willowcreek Road

PORTAGE | A project in the works for more than a dozen years to alleviate traffic congestion along Willowcreek Road is creeping forward.

August 07, 2014 11:00 am

Portage Mall improvement plan moves forward

PORTAGE | It appears improvements to the Portage Mall, financed by the city, are back on track.

August 06, 2014 1:34 pm

Man fills out job application, tries to steal from manager's car

PORTAGE | A man who filled out a job application at a local restaurant Tuesday afternoon likely won't be hired.

August 06, 2014 12:15 pm

Portage will burn excessive storm debris piles

PORTAGE | The city received a little good news recently.

August 05, 2014 8:30 pm
Valpo men arrested after late night 'test drive'

Valpo men arrested after late night 'test drive'

PORTAGE | Two Valparaiso men told a police officer they were just taking a car for a test drive when they were stopped for speeding late Friday night.

August 05, 2014 3:01 pm Photos

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Man arrested for striking car, leaving scene of crash

Man arrested for striking car, leaving scene of crash

PORTAGE | Authorities say two Portage residents witnessed an alleged drunk driver strike a parked car Monday night, then alerted Portage police and followed the man until officers arrived.

August 05, 2014 1:55 pm
Four arrested in Hebron on drinking-related charges

Four arrested in Hebron on drinking-related charges

HEBRON | Four people were arrested early Saturday on drinking-related charges, police said.

August 04, 2014 12:45 pm Photos

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Township looks to improve parks, senior center

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | Portage Township officials have plans -- big plans -- to improve its two parks and senior center.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Portage commission authorizes beginning steps of $10 million bond

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week authorized initiating what could be a $10 million tax increment financing bond.

July 26, 2014 12:00 am

Portage looking to purchase old Little League park

PORTAGE | The city is looking to purchase the old Portage Little League Park on Evergreen Avenue, but only if they can maintain it.

July 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Gary man charged with drunken driving in Thursday crash

PORTAGE | A Gary man was charged with driving drunk and causing serious bodily injury after a Thursday crash that sent another Gary man to a Chicago-area hospital.

July 25, 2014 10:15 am

Commission explores financing options for Portage Mall improvements

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission is continuing to explore options to finance improvements to Portage Mall property.

July 24, 2014 5:23 pm

Chesterton man arrested after causing early morning crash

PORTAGE | A Chesterton man was arrested early Thursday morning after police said he was driving drunk and caused a crash.

July 24, 2014 9:25 am
Parents can follow children to school via GPS

Parents can follow children to school via GPS

PORTAGE | Parents here will be able to follow their children to school this fall without ever leaving the comfort of their homes.

July 23, 2014 6:25 pm

Portage board pulls bonds to finish paving

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved pulling a performance bond on a subdivision in order to partially fund paving the streets.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Jump start into kindergarten

Jump start into kindergarten

PORTAGE | Pairs of students took turns rolling a die Tuesday morning.

July 22, 2014 4:35 pm Photos

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Man charged in Portage police chase

PORTAGE | Authorities on Tuesday approved charges against the man who led Portage police on a chase Monday afternoon before he was arrested in his driveway.

July 22, 2014 12:44 pm

New Kyle principal, Fegely assistant principal named

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board approved two new administrators for the upcoming school year.

July 21, 2014 7:30 pm
Brawl after fair concert injures three, including two children

Brawl after fair concert injures three, including two children

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Three people, including two children, were injured during a brawl that broke out after Friday night's concert at the Porter County Fair.

July 21, 2014 3:45 pm Photos

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Police track down man by 'pinging' stolen phone

Police track down man by 'pinging' stolen phone

PORTAGE | Police tracked down a man accused of battering his pregnant wife Sunday by activating a smart phone app.

July 21, 2014 2:18 pm

Portage man taken into custody after chase

PORTAGE | A Portage man was taken into custody after he led police on a chase throughout Portage early Monday afternoon.

July 21, 2014 1:31 pm
Ogden Dunes man first master recycler in the state

Ogden Dunes man first master recycler in the state

OGDEN DUNES | Jim Biancotti spent the last 15 years of his career in the environmental department of a local steel mill.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

May storm causes surge in contractor licensing, permits

PORTAGE | Throughout the southern part of the city, you can hear the tapping of hammers hitting roofing nails.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm
Cops cycle up and down state to support survivors, families

Cops cycle up and down state to support survivors, families

VALPARAISO | Robyn Frazier felt she had to ride at least part of the Cops Cycling for Survivors trip around the state.

July 18, 2014 9:45 pm Photos

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Secretary of State visits with Portage chamber crowd

Secretary of State visits with Portage chamber crowd

PORTAGE | Secretary of State Connie Lawson told Portage Chamber of Commerce members Thursday that one of the best parts of her job was traveling around the state, meeting people and learning about Hoosier entrepreneurs.

July 17, 2014 3:15 pm
Three found passed out at gas station, arrested on drug charges

Three found passed out at gas station, arrested on drug charges

PORTAGE | Three LaPorte County residents were arrested early Thursday morning on multiple drug-related charges after they were found passed out in a car at a gas station.

July 17, 2014 9:28 am Photos

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Residents evacuated from Portage apartment fire

Residents evacuated from Portage apartment fire

PORTAGE | An apparent kitchen fire in a first-floor apartment, which spread to two apartments above it, caused a three-alarm fire in Breckenridge Apartments on Thursday morning.

July 17, 2014 9:22 am

Portage schools working on online registration glitches

PORTAGE | Portage Township School's first attempt at online registration has not gone without glitches.

July 16, 2014 6:18 pm

Development could be picking up along Portage's U.S. 6 corridor

PORTAGE | Retail development could pick up along the city's U.S. 6 corridor.

July 15, 2014 5:00 pm

Man arrested for battery that sends woman to the hospital

CHESTERTON | A Chesterton man was arrested last week after being accused of battering a woman, breaking two of her ribs and causing a collapsed lung.

July 15, 2014 11:10 am

Chesterton police seek charges in road rage incident

CHESTERTON | Police here are seeking charges against a Westchester Township man after an incident of road rage last week.

July 15, 2014 10:55 am
Portage man breaks ER doors to run from police

Portage man breaks ER doors to run from police

PORTAGE | A Portage man who was arrested on charges of battering his girlfriend Sunday faces additional charges after he attempted to run from police, they said.

July 14, 2014 11:15 am
Splash pad, fire station, performance pavilion highlight downtown construction

Splash pad, fire station, performance pavilion highlight downtown construction

PORTAGE | In less than a year, two blocks within the city's downtown redevelopment area will look much different.

July 12, 2014 8:11 pm

Police vehicle involved in Wednesday's accident

PORTAGE | An accident in which a Hobart woman was severely injured and airlifted to a South Bend hospital is still under investigation.

July 11, 2014 1:36 pm

Hobart woman injured in Portage crash on Wednesday

PORTAGE | A Hobart woman was airlifted Wednesday afternoon following a crash on Lute Road at the Prairie Duneland Trail.

July 10, 2014 8:19 am

Portage awards contracts for street paving

PORTAGE | It shouldn't be long before machines start grinding up asphalt and laying down fresh, smooth pavement in Portage.

July 08, 2014 6:00 pm

Hackers make attempt to steal Portage city funds

PORTAGE | Security measures put in place by Portage prevented hackers from stealing nearly $100,000 in city funds last week.

July 08, 2014 1:15 pm
Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder swore in Portage's 62nd firefighter Tuesday.

July 08, 2014 12:51 pm
Police arrest two wanting to 'party' in Portage

Police arrest two wanting to 'party' in Portage

PORTAGE | Two men told authorities they were going to Portage to "party" Saturday night, but ended up in the Porter County Jail instead.

July 07, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Apartments, garage severely damaged in weekend Portage fires

Apartments, garage severely damaged in weekend Portage fires

PORTAGE | Portage fire officials aren't ruling out fireworks as the cause of two significant fires over the weekend.

July 07, 2014 2:58 pm
Portage superintendent to spend time listening, learning

Portage superintendent to spend time listening, learning

PORTAGE | Newly appointed Portage Township Schools Superintendent Richard Weigel wants to spend his first six months in the post "learning and listening to teachers, the community and students."

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
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