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BURNS HARBOR | Porter County prosecutors on Friday filed five felony charges against the East Chicago man arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that badly injured a construction worker on Interstate 94.
VALPARAISO | A murder charge was filed Tuesday against the woman accused of shooting an elderly South Haven-area man to death with his own gun, stealing from him and then attempting to make it appear as though he killed himself.
PINOLA | A Westville man died with a blood-alcohol concentration 7.5 times the legal driving limit when an Amtrak train crushed his pickup truck and threw him 100 feet Saturday night, an investigator said Monday.
VALPARAISO | Two Valparaiso University men's basketball players have been accused of sexually assaulting a young woman while she was visiting the campus earlier this year.
Though lines formed at many of their doors early morning, polling sites throughout Porter County saw little steady traffic Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | A Porter County Jail inmate tried to kill himself Tuesday night by jumping off a second level railing onto the concrete floor below, Porter County police said.
VALPARAISO | Jimmie Miles has been suspended from the Valparaiso University men's basketball team after being charged with misdemeanor theft. He is accused of picking up and delivering packages of fraudulently obtained cellular phones.
VALPARAISO | Despite rumors to the contrary, Wednesday was a quiet day at Valparaiso High School.
BURNS HARBOR | A day after the devastating tragedy, a lone lifeguard sat slumped on his chair Friday, looking over the deserted beach at Lakeland Park.
The daughter of the fugitives captured and returned to Porter County Jail recently after 17 years on the run has been removed from the home of the man who has known her for years and who manages her musical career.
VALPARAISO | A cougar sighting west of Valparaiso -- and a rumor about the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' involvement -- has some area residents concerned.
VALPARAISO -- Porter County Auditor Sandra Vuko thinks Indiana open records investigation by eight state newspapers was flawed because it found her office did not comply with a request for public information.
Officer: Arrested man said 'God will kill you'
HEBRON -- Luis Garcia grew angrier by the day as his roommate played the stereo too loud and took too long in the bathroom, Hebron police said.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP -- Six months after being ordered by the Valparaiso Police Department to stop selling smoking pipes because they could be considered "drug paraphernalia," Phat Cat has moved out of downtown Valparaiso.
Arthur Simon Jr., the man injured Tuesday in a natural gas explosion at his home, remained in fair condition Thursday at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. Simon, 53, is a resident of Broadacre Road in Lakes of the Four Seasons.
Homeless shelter residents fight each other
VALPARAISO -- A mentally ill man tried to force his way onto a Valparaiso school bus occupied by about 30 elementary students Wednesday morning, but the bus driver held the door closed until police arrived to commit the man for a mental health evaluation.
Ex-Valparaiso man charged with molestation
LAKES OF THE FOUR SEASONS -- Arthur Simon Jr. flipped on a light switch at his home Tuesday night, sparking a natural gas explosion that badly injured him and blew out the walls of his home.
Purses, jacket stolen from Portage High
UNION TOWNSHIP -- A man whose car veered off curvy Joliet Road and plummeted 35 feet to the bottom of a watery ditch spent nearly six hours trapped in the wreckage before being spotted.
Police say they've caught the man who robbed seven cigarette shops in Northwest Indiana during the past few weeks, but they say there's no hope of recovering the money he took.
VALPARAISO -- Valparaiso Police Chief Michael Brickner on Thursday got the city's approval to switch patrol officers from 8-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts beginning Jan. 1.
Cop has drivers move crashed cars, sees trouble
CHESTERTON -- Burglars have struck two Chesterton schools in recent days, stealing musical instruments and causing extensive damage.
PORTAGE -- A Valparaiso High School student has been arrested on charges that he brought a gun to school and gave it to a fellow student -- leading to the recipient of the gun going home and shooting himself to death.
VALPARAISO -- Curtis Ksenak, the teacher's assistant arrested Tuesday after child pornography was allegedly discovered on the home computer he brought into a shop for repair, has admitted possessing more than 1,000 images of young boys being naked or engaging in sex acts, police said.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP -- A man who helped teach school children throughout Porter County was arrested Tuesday on child pornography possession charges.
VALPARAISO -- Four people were injured, one critically, in an accident Tuesday afternoon at Ind. 49 and County Road 600 North.
BURNS HARBOR -- So, you think you got a good deal on the last car you purchased?
CENTER TOWNSHIP -- Porter County police responded to the scene of a crash involving a car and a tree about 7 a.m. Friday, but the driver was nowhere to be found.
CHESTERTON -- A year has passed since Jack Wellsand crashed his motorcycle into a ditch and went undiscovered for 12 hours.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP -- Debbie Goodrich was in the lower level of her rural Valparaiso home Wednesday evening when she heard the UPS man knocking at her door.
VALPARAISO -- A sexual abuse victim made a T-shirt with a message directed at her attacker: "You molested my mom. You molested me. You can't touch my daughter. You're dead and we're free."
Man robs The Smoke Shop
VALPARAISO -- After getting into an argument with her mother and being grounded eight days ago, a 15-year-old Valparaiso girl jumped out of her second-story window and hasn't been seen since.
OGDEN DUNES -- Ogden Dunes police said an impatient motorist sped around a school bus just as two boys were about to get off, but the bus driver grabbed the children and kept them from being struck.
LAPORTE COUNTY -- A single-car crash claimed the life of a 61-year-old woman Sunday morning on Interstate 94, just east of Porter County.
Police said they busted marijuana growing operations in Portage and Chesterton, and also made several other drug arrests in recent days.
VALPARAISO -- Valparaiso native Robin Ose thought she was going to lose her husband and her baby the same day.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP -- A mother who was once active in a local school's parent-teacher organization is accused of stealing $421 from the group's account.
VALPARAISO -- A man wearing a hard hat and safety goggles robbed a Centier Bank branch at 2:26 p.m. Thursday, but he was so smooth and blended in so well that two of the three customers in the branch didn't realize a bank robbery was occurring.
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