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Charges filed in LaPorte County work release thefts

LAPORTE | Charges have been filed in connection with thousands of dollars missing from the LaPorte County Community Corrections program.

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Two shot in LaPorte County

Two men were shot Monday between LaPorte and Michigan City.

September 30, 2014 4:01 pm
Chef cooks success at inspiring women

Chef cooks success at inspiring women

MICHIGAN CITY | Brenda Hitchens gave up college along with her basketball scholarship to pursue a dream, one she's now realizing at its highest level.

September 30, 2014 2:46 pm Photos

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Michigan City artists lofts project gaining steam

MICHIGAN CITY | Construction is expected to begin in January on converting a former six story hotel into lofts for artists to live and work, a project viewed as a major springboard for advancing the revitalization already occurring in Michigan City's downtown.

September 30, 2014 5:00 am

Charges sought in LaPorte counterfeiting case

LAPORTE | Police in LaPorte are looking to make an arrest for one of the many counterfeit $20 bills that have turned up recently.

September 29, 2014 6:15 pm

Woman loses $24,000 in phone scam

LAPORTE | A Michigan City area woman now doesn't have money to pay her rent after being cleaned out financially by a lottery scam.

September 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Intermodal moving forward during deadlock

LAPORTE | A court order issued Monday gets the ball rolling again toward developing an intermodal facility in Kingsbury that came to a screeching halt.

September 29, 2014 3:03 pm

Michigan City fatal accident

Charges have been filed in connection with a suspected alcohol-related fatal motor vehicle crash in LaPorte County.

September 25, 2014 5:30 pm
LaPorte officials stage mock disaster in downtown area

LaPorte officials stage mock disaster in downtown area

Billy Ray Hurt, left, helps Jim Glasgow, both of LaPorte County Hazmat, into a protective suit before addressing a mock chlorine spill during a disaster drill Thursday in LaPorte. Steve Squires also from LaPorte County Hazmat is helping.

September 25, 2014 4:04 pm
LaPorte officials stage mock disaster in downtown area

LaPorte officials stage mock disaster in downtown area

LAPORTE | Train cars filled with hazardous chemicals pass through Northwest Indiana daily in high volumes.

September 25, 2014 2:30 pm

Arrest in Westville turns violent

WESTVILLE | A man is accused of beating a police officer as he was being arrested at a home near Westville.

September 25, 2014 2:27 pm

LaPorte County woman charged with battery after Walmart incident with 5-year-old

LAPORTE | A woman is accused of repeatedly striking her 5-year-old daughter and dragging her across the floor at Walmart in LaPorte.

September 22, 2014 7:30 pm
Two arrested, charged with murder in Michigan City

Two arrested, charged with murder in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Charges were filed Monday against two men accused of murdering a man in Michigan City last month.

September 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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LaPorte County first responders receive crisis intervention training

MICHIGAN CITY | Being exposed to tragedies from child sex abuse to murder can have crippling psychological effects for emergency responders who receive a steady diet of human suffering.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Arrest made in bomb threat hoax at Michigan City courthouse

Arrest made in bomb threat hoax at Michigan City courthouse

MICHIGAN CITY | The man charged with sending a bomb threat and white powder through the mail to the Michigan City courthouse had his name on the letter that triggered an evacuation.

September 18, 2014 5:19 pm

Galloway announces candidacy for LaPorte mayor

LAPORTE | The first candidate for mayor has emerged in LaPorte.

September 18, 2014 4:07 pm

Officials outline plans for U.S. 20 improvements in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Plans to reconstruct U.S. 20 across much of Michigan City was outlined Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 8:30 pm

Police: LaPorte man molested teen he met on Facebook

A LaPorte man is accused of molesting a 14-year-old boy with whom he was corresponding on Facebook.

September 17, 2014 4:58 pm

Police: Driver in fatal accident crossed center line

A 68-year-old LaPorte man was killed Tuesday on U.S. 421 in a head-on collision apparently caused by the other driver, who had his three school aged daughters riding with him.

September 17, 2014 4:44 pm

Powder sparks Michigan City courthouse evacuation

MICHIGAN CITY | A letter containing white powder and a bomb threat resulted in an evacuation of the Michigan City courthouse Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Co-op reconstruction on track a year after fatal blast

Co-op reconstruction on track a year after fatal blast

Rebuilding a facility where local farmers sell grain that is stored then shipped to markets is nearing completion more than a year after a fatal explosion.

September 17, 2014 5:00 am

LaPorte considers closing bars earlier to stem violence

LAPORTE | LaPorte city officials are considering two moves to stem acts of violence in the taverns highlighted by a recent fatal stabbing — closing the bars earlier and require bar owners to install video surveillance cameras.

September 16, 2014 6:10 pm

IU Health positioning for future

Hospitals in LaPorte and Starke counties operating under the IU Health umbrella are looking to add a partner to better position the medical facilities for the future.

September 16, 2014 5:00 am

Westville students suspended for laser pointer

WESTVILLE | A Westville eighth-grader is serving a five-day suspension from school for waving what appeared to be a gun in the school parking lot.

September 15, 2014 6:45 pm

LaPorte police shoot a pit bulls; shooting under review

LAPORTE | A LaPorte police officer who fatally shot a dog in the spring fired his gun at a pit bull that was chasing people through a neighborhood, according to police.

September 14, 2014 5:45 pm

Hoosier Stars take stage in LaPorte

Singers throughout the region will be competing for cash prizes during an event in LaPorte similar to the popular "American Idol" television show.

September 12, 2014 6:15 pm
9/11-themed sculpture dedicated at Purdue North Central

9/11-themed sculpture dedicated at Purdue North Central

Bill Barrett' sculpture "Lexeme VIII," which depicts the Twin Towers, was donated to Purdue North Central. The artwork was unveiled Thursday during PNC's 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

September 11, 2014 11:41 am
9/11-themed sculpture dedicated at Purdue North Central

9/11-themed sculpture dedicated at Purdue North Central

Artist Bill Barrett donated a sculpture that depicts the Twin Towers to Purdue North Central. The artwork was unveiled Thursday during PNC's 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

September 11, 2014 11:36 am
9/11-themed sculpture dedicated at Purdue North Central

9/11-themed sculpture dedicated at Purdue North Central

A 12,000 pound marble sculpture that serves as a memorial to the 9/11 terrorist attacks from 13 years ago was dedicated Thursday at Purdue North Central.

September 11, 2014 11:13 am Photos

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Great Lakes Powerboat Race has $8 million impact

MICHIGAN CITY | This year's Great Lakes Grand Prix in Michigan City set records for attendance and economic impact

September 10, 2014 4:21 pm

Judge rules in favor of candidacy

A judge has given the green light for a man to run for a spot on the LaPorte County Commission after his legal residency was challenged.

September 09, 2014 4:19 pm

LaPorte School Board upholds administrator's hiring

LAPORTE | The hiring of a LaPorte School Corp. administrator under fire for alleged anti-Semitic remarks a decade ago has been upheld.

September 09, 2014 2:16 pm

LaPorte County declares victory in strip club fight

A longtime fight to keep a proposed gentleman's club from opening its doors has ended with LaPorte County officials declaring victory.

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Proposed bus service pushed back

Round-trip bus service between Purdue North Central and the cities of LaPorte and Michigan City did not begin in August as originally scheduled

September 08, 2014 6:21 pm

LaPorte officials consider requirement for security cameras at local bars

LAPORTE | Surveillance video cameras could be required in all of the bars in LaPorte following a stabbing death last weekend and other violence outside a local watering hole.

September 06, 2014 6:45 pm

LaPorte County officials urge state DOC to keep boot camp open

LAPORTE | Attempts are being made to keep the state's only paramilitary-style boot camp for juvenile offenders outside LaPorte from closing.

September 04, 2014 2:59 pm
Columbus replica ships dock in Michigan City

Columbus replica ships dock in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Two replicas of ships Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in his historic first trip to the New World docked Wednesday in Michigan City.

September 03, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Commissioners won't intervene in Kingsbury intermodal deadlock

LAPORTE | Plans for an intermodal facility in Kingsbury are deadlocked with legal action already taken and more to possibly follow.

September 03, 2014 3:23 pm

Michigan City man charged in sex abuse case

MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City man is accused of sexually assaulting a relative.

September 02, 2014 7:15 pm
LaPorte man charged with murder

LaPorte man charged with murder

LAPORTE | The man charged with murder in the weekend stabbing death of a LaPorte man was covered in blood as he fled on a mo-ped with his girlfriend, according to court documents. Police caught him a short time later.

September 02, 2014 6:15 pm

Police investigate theft of cash, liquor from LaPorte Eagles

LAPORTE | A burglary involving the theft of money and booze in LaPorte could have been an inside job.

September 02, 2014 3:02 pm
Former Rumely House open for tour

Former Rumely House open for tour

LAPORTE | A mansion with roots to LaPorte's beginnings will be open for the public to view and, if they wish, offer to buy it.

September 01, 2014 8:40 am Photos

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State Prison Garden yields benefit community

MICHIGAN CITY | Fresh produce is being put on many dinner tables from a football field-sized organic garden tended by inmates at Indiana State Prison.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
Cops: Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing

Cops: Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing

LAPORTE | Authorities say a man was being held Saturday after an early morning killing near a downtown LaPorte bar.

August 30, 2014 8:30 pm
Scene of fatal stabbing in LaPorte

Scene of fatal stabbing in LaPorte

Police investigate the scene of a fatal stabbing in LaPorte.

August 30, 2014 2:21 pm
Former Rumely House open for tour

Former Rumely House open for tour

Paul Hayden, community preservation specialist with the Indiana Landmarks South Bend office stands in the the library of the Scott-Rumely House in LaPorte. The mansion, which is for sale, features two fire places.

August 29, 2014 9:11 am
Former Rumely House open for tour

Former Rumely House open for tour

The Scott-Rumely House at 211 Rose St. in LaPorte will be open to the public on Thursday. Indiana Landmarks owns the mansion and is looking to sell it to someone who would live in it or convert it to a bed and breakfast.

August 29, 2014 9:07 am

Sobreity checkpoints planned for LaPorte County

Police in LaPorte County plan to set up sobriety checkpoints Friday to discourage drinking and driving for the Labor Day weekend.

August 28, 2014 5:58 pm

First business coming to LaPorte project

LAPORTE | The first business is coming to a former industrial area the city has been working to redevelop for well over a decade.

August 28, 2014 2:49 pm

LaPorte County Home could be in jeopardy

LAPORTE | For over 100 years, the LaPorte County Home has been a shelter for the homeless, but its future now appears in serious jeopardy.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
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