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LaPorte High School locked down after bullet found in lot

No firearms were found during a police search of LaPorte High School on Tuesday after a bullet was found in the school parking lot.

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Semi with steel taken from Westville truck stop

A LaPorte County man returned to a truck stop early Monday to find his semi and flatbed trailer carrying nearly 46,000 pounds of steel gone.

October 20, 2014 5:27 pm

Counseling offered to LaPorte High School students

LAPORTE | LaPorte High School has a professional counselor to help students in-house with substance abuse and thoughts of suicide, and more students students than expected are taking advantage of the service.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Three women charged with bringing drugs to courthouse

Three women were arrested after leaving a large amount of cocaine and other contraband inside the courthouse in Michigan City for an inmate to retrieve and take back to prison, according to police.

October 17, 2014 4:30 pm

LaPorte church vandalized

LAPORTE | Police in LaPorte are investigating graffiti sprayed on a church, whose volunteers quickly removed the paint.

October 17, 2014 1:20 pm
PNC breaks ground on new Student Services and Activities Complex

PNC breaks ground on new Student Services and Activities Complex

WESTVILLE | Groundbreaking took place Thursday on $33 million of new construction that will give students at Purdue North Central an incentive to stay on campus during long breaks between classes.

October 16, 2014 4:33 pm Photos


Bus service to PNC approved

Long awaited bus service between Purdue North Central, Michigan City and LaPorte has been approved.

October 16, 2014 4:01 pm

LaPorte County seeks influence with Toll Road

LaPorte County has taken steps aimed at influencing the state to try and take back operations of the Indiana Toll Road and provide revenue sharing to counties along the entire stretch of the highway if the road remains under a lease.

October 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Charges filed in LaPorte County jailer attack

LAPORTE | Charges have been filed against a LaPorte County Jail inmate who seriously injured a jail officer with a punch.

October 15, 2014 5:28 pm

Michigan City waste water treatment plant in compliance after years under par

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City has beat a court imposed deadline to come into full compliance with its once poorly run waste water treatment system now friendly to Lake Michigan.

October 15, 2014 5:13 pm

Escapee found at LaPorte bar with handcuffs

LAPORTE | A handcuffed man fled from a LaPorte County police vehicle, but was arrested 12 hours later in a bar with a long sleeved shirt concealing the locks on his wrists.

October 14, 2014 2:00 pm

New factory in LaPorte could build jobs momentum

LAPORTE | A new factory in LaPorte could be just the tip of the iceberg for the jobs anticipated at the city's Thomas Rose Industrial Park, which is undergoing a major expansion.

October 12, 2014 6:00 am

Bogus checks used in LaPorte car lot purchases

LAPORTE | LaPorte authorities are trying to find out who drove off two car lots in expensive vehicles purchased the same day with fake cashier's checks.

October 11, 2014 6:45 pm

Police escort man out of LaPorte mayor's office

LAPORTE | Police got involved when a man went to the mayor's office in LaPorte on Tuesday acting strangely.

October 08, 2014 5:06 pm

Report: Michigan City cop points gun during road rage incident

A Michigan City police officer was off duty but in uniform when he pointed a gun at a driver he had just pulled over during an act of road rage, according to the findings of an investigation leading up to the resignation of Officer Ronald Skibins.

October 08, 2014 4:45 pm
Vets, others seek opportunities at LaPorte job fair

Vets, others seek opportunities at LaPorte job fair

Michael Petitto, a Hobart High School graduate and veteran, walked away from a Work One job fair Wednesday encouraged about finding a good paying job.

October 08, 2014 2:30 pm Photos


Michigan City faucet manufacturer expanding

A Michigan City manufacturing company is expanding, a decision that will retain and create jobs.

October 08, 2014 12:00 pm
Farmers hope to defeat regulation

Farmers hope to defeat regulation

Steve Wunderlink, of Lowell, is among farmers in the region and nationwide concerned about a proposal that could lead to greater federal oversight of agricultural lands and higher food producing costs.

October 08, 2014 5:00 am

Dogs taken from home

Three pit bulls and a Saint Bernard confined to a tiny area with mud up to their knees were taken from a home near Kingsbury.

October 06, 2014 4:58 pm

Quiznos sign stolen in Valpo found in Union Mills

A Quiznos sign in Valparaiso was stolen but the alleged thieves will not be charged as long as they live up to their promise to return it.

October 06, 2014 4:52 pm

Police: Man drives pickup truck into LaCrosse Town Hall in apparent suicide attempt

Arrangements were still being made Monday to repair LaCrosse Town Hall, which was damaged when a pickup truck slammed into the side of the cement block building.

October 06, 2014 4:34 pm

Westville area home invasions net 20 years for Michigan City man

LAPORTE | A 20-year sentence was given Friday in connection with home invasions in the Westville and Michigan City areas where one of the victims was seriously beaten.

October 05, 2014 12:01 am

Judge rejects plea deal in baby's death

A Michigan City man who agreed to a 20-year sentence for the punching death of a 2-year-old boy might have to do more time.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Pines man charged in LaPorte burglary

LAPORTE | A Pines man is accused of breaking into a LaPorte home to get money for buying heroin.

October 03, 2014 1:04 pm

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.

October 01, 2014 4:29 pm

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


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

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

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


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

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


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
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