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LaPorte police review fatal shooting of dog

LAPORTE | Police are reviewing the fatal shooting of a dog that occurred in front of four people Sunday, almost in the line of the officer's fire, according to witnesses.

12 hours ago
Libertarian Party official objects to Michigan City police use of military vehicle

Libertarian Party official objects to Michigan City police use of military vehicle

MICHIGAN CITY | More than 700 signatures have been gathered on an online petition that demands Michigan City give back a bullet- and bomb-proof military vehicle supplied to the police department at no cost by the U.S. military.

13 hours ago
LaPorte celebrates Dyngus Day

LaPorte celebrates Dyngus Day

LaPORTE | It's a special time in LaPorte for friends to become closer and for many to get reunited with neighbors and those they see just once a year.

April 21, 2014 9:00 pm

ATI Castings to close, affecting 120 workers

LAPORTE | A major employer in LaPorte is shutting down, a decision that eliminates about 120 jobs.

April 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Judge orders woman to repay $400,000 to humane society

Judge orders woman to repay $400,000 to humane society

MICHIGAN CITY | A woman has been ordered to pay back a Michigan City animal shelter nearly $400,000 she embezzled allegedly to gamble and live beyond her means.

April 21, 2014 4:58 pm

New Pub Crawl to follow Dyngus Day tradition in LaPorte

LAPORTE | Dyngus Day, a wildly popular bar hopping event in LaPorte is Monday, and for the first time, another event geared more toward lovers of craft beer and wine is on tap.

April 20, 2014 2:57 pm
24 hour live shots of lakefront in Michigan City available online

24 hour live shots of lakefront in Michigan City available online

Fisherman and other boaters can see first-hand the conditions on Lake Michigan at Michigan City through almost live images of the lake posted on a web page.

April 19, 2014 4:40 pm
Michigan City police land 'indestructable' military vehicle

Michigan City police land 'indestructable' military vehicle

MICHIGAN CITY | Not even Hollywood action movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger, perhaps, could dream about being at the wheel of a vehicle that practically eats bullets and bombs for breakfast.

April 18, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Man struck by Amtrak train near Michigan City

Another pedestrian has been hit by an Amtrak passenger train in LaPorte County and survived.

April 18, 2014 2:15 pm

Sleeping driver rolls across highway

LAPORTE COUNTY | A man asleep at the wheel nearly struck an oncoming motorist while he unknowingly rolled across a highway between Michigan City and LaPorte.

April 17, 2014 2:24 pm

Enbridge protester chooses jail over probation

LAPORTE | A woman who tried stopping the Enbridge Energy pipeline extension by climbing a tree and refusing to come down is now serving time in jail at her own choosing.

April 17, 2014 11:41 am
Worthy Women Recovery Home gains momentum

Worthy Women Recovery Home gains momentum

LAPORTE | A home in LaPorte to help female offenders stay out of jail and kick their drug addictions has been several years in the making with donations of money and labor now soaring above six figures.

April 16, 2014 4:19 pm

Intruder demands gas money from LaPorte resident

LAPORTE | A man forced his way inside a LaPorte home Tuesday night demanding money for gasoline, but apparently he was not driving a car.

April 16, 2014 12:13 pm

Pork chop dinner to benefit Pioneer Land

The 11th annual pork chop dinner to raise money for Pioneer Land outside LaPorte is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. April 26 in the community building at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.

April 16, 2014 11:55 am

Officials investigate death of 13-year-old LaPorte girl

Lisa Brown was giving her 13-year-old daughter, Janna, over-the-counter medication for what she thought was a bad cold or the flu but the girl collapsed suddenly and later died.

April 15, 2014 4:58 pm

Arson suspect, 13, arrested at mother's request

A 13-year-old Michigan City boy was arrested at the request of his mother who told police he has set several fires.

April 14, 2014 7:00 pm

LaPorte County woman hurt by falling tree limb

A LaPorte-area woman doing yard work remained hospitalized Monday after being struck on the head by a falling tree branch.

April 14, 2014 1:11 pm

John Davidson to perform in LaPorte

One of the biggest television stars and singers in the 70s and 80s is coming to LaPorte.

April 11, 2014 5:29 pm
Expert help sought to handle pigeon issue at LaPorte City Hall

Expert help sought to handle pigeon issue at LaPorte City Hall

LAPORTE | Help is being sought from experts at Purdue University to help chase away pigeons that seem at times to be overtaking the newly renovated LaPorte City Hall.

April 10, 2014 4:08 pm Photos

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Former football player weighs in against drug use

LAPORTE | A former college football star and record-setting weight lifter turned minister will visit LaPorte to try to steer children onto the right path in life.

April 09, 2014 2:58 pm

LP company plans to grow

LAPORTE | A plant where rubber seals and other similar products have been made for decades in LaPorte has future growth plans.

April 09, 2014 10:09 am

Funds preserve services for elderly, disabled

LAPORTE | Rides to the doctor and other services for elderly and disabled residents throughout LaPorte County will be here to stay long term.

April 08, 2014 5:10 pm

Dierks Bentley to perform at LaPorte County Fair

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Fair has just added its second major country music superstar to this year's entertainment line up.

April 07, 2014 6:30 pm

Michigan City man gets 20 years in death of retired teacher

A Michigan City man is serving a 20-year prison sentence for the beating death of a retired teacher.

April 07, 2014 6:32 pm

Crash sends six to hospital

LAPORTE COUNTY | LaPorte County police are investigating suspicions that alcohol was involved in a single-vehicle crash that left six people hospitalized. The driver, Ashton Harradon, 23, of LaPorte, was listed in serious condition Monday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, according to hosp…

April 07, 2014 5:11 pm

Pedestrian survives being struck by Amtrak

LAPORTE | A man found a day after being hit by an Amtrak train told police he didn't seek medical treatment, choosing to try and drink away the pain.

April 07, 2014 12:45 pm
Cutting ties: LaPorte barber retires after nearly half century

Cutting ties: LaPorte barber retires after nearly half century

LAPORTE | For Tim Daniels, cutting hair was his way out from the physical grind of the steel mills, but now, almost 50 years later, the LaPorte institution has put down his scissors for good.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am
Satellite Inn under new ownership

Satellite Inn under new ownership

UNION MILLS | Legend has it that alcohol was served during Prohibition at what's now the Satellite Inn in Union Mills.

April 06, 2014 6:15 pm

LaPorte man given eight-year prison term in OWI fatality

LAPORTE | A LaPorte man was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for a drunken driving accident in which his friend was killed.

April 03, 2014 8:30 pm

LaPorte man, 83, hurt while burning leaves

An 83-year-old LaPorte area man suffered third-degree burns Wednesday after his clothing and his golf cart caught fire.

April 03, 2014 5:18 pm

Lost moped driver arrested, charged with DUI

LAPORTE COUNTY | A man driving a moped was arrested and charged with drunken driving after stopping to ask for directions at the home of an off-duty police officer.

April 02, 2014 7:25 pm
LaPorte County crimes decline in 2013

LaPorte County crimes decline in 2013

Police in LaPorte County cite cooperation between agencies as the reason crime rates were down in 2013.

April 01, 2014 6:08 pm
Michigan City bar closed after raid

Michigan City bar closed after raid

MICHIGAN CITY | A downtown Michigan City bar was closed indefinitely Monday following a raid where poor moral character was among the dozen or so violations handed out.

March 31, 2014 5:02 pm Photos

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Enbridge pipeline nears activation

LAPORTE | The new Enbridge Energy pipeline transporting greater volumes of crude oil through Northwest Indiana and into Canada is in the process of being activated.

March 31, 2014 5:00 am

Kingsbury Elevator's $4.5M expansion will quadruple capacity

KINGSBURY | Thousands of tons of additional grain from Canada will be making its way through the region by rail.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am

Campaign buttons trigger controversy

LAPORTE | A LaPorte County official has been reprimanded for dispersing campaign material at her office for a candidate running against a current elected officeholder.

March 28, 2014 4:28 pm

LaPorte mayor leading statewide health initiative

LAPORTE | Mayor Blair Milo is doing her part to build a stronger community and nation by promoting exercise and good nutrition throughout Indiana.

March 28, 2014 9:45 am

LaPorte council to decide on money for service agency next month

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Council is not sold on using tax dollars to keep alive rides to the doctor and other services for hundreds of elderly and disabled.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Police urge LaPorte County councilman to resign over Facebook rant

La PORTE | The law enforcement community Monday night asked for the resignation of a La Porte County councilman who after a speeding ticket said police ought to be out catching ''real criminals'' and other derogatory remarks on Facebook.

March 24, 2014 10:44 pm

LaPorte County employees have chilly start to week

LAPORTE | Employees at the courthouse in downtown LaPorte spent the morning Monday without heat.

March 24, 2014 6:30 pm

Ex-LaPorte schools chief, wife face more gambling counts

The former LaPorte schools superintendent and his wife have been hit with more gambling-related charges.

March 24, 2014 5:25 pm

Lt. Gov. Ellspermann to speak May 8 at LaPorte GOP event

LAPORTE | Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will be the keynote speaker at a Republican event in LaPorte.

March 24, 2014 4:45 pm

LaPorte County Fair becoming an entertainment venue

Adding more than 10,000 seats is paying off for the LaPorte County Fair now with deeper pockets to attract major country music entertainers and other spectacular acts.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

Maple City Grand Prix returning to LaPorte

The Maple City Grand Prix will return to LaPorte, and this time the city is being given top billing on the powerboat racing tour in only its second year.

March 21, 2014 6:52 pm
Man given 125 years for mentor's death

Man given 125 years for mentor's death

A convicted murderer will likely live the rest of his life behind bars.

March 20, 2014 2:56 pm

LaPorte County officials transfer Council on Aging duties to other agencies

LAPORTE | Two current not-for-profit organizations will take over the LaPorte County Council on Aging, a move to ensure rides to the doctor and other services continue for the elderly and disabled.

March 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Astronaut visits LaPorte church

Astronaut visits LaPorte church

LAPORTE | Retired astronaut Jerry Ross advised young people to follow their dreams like he did, no matter what it is they feel God has called them to do.

March 19, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Judge to sentence man in Michigan City murder

MICHIGAN CITY | While living in Gary, Charles Harper tried to mentor Marzono Shelly, attempting to help guide him.

March 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Morris resigns as LaPorte Co. GOP chairman after a year

Leigh Morris is stepping down as the LaPorte County Republican Party chairman.

March 18, 2014 6:30 pm

Couple charged with forgery in baby custody case

A man and woman are charged with producing a counterfeit court order containing the forged signature of a judge in Michigan City to gain custody of another woman's unborn baby.

March 18, 2014 4:59 pm
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