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Michigan City's lighthouse undergoing renovations

Michigan City's lighthouse undergoing renovations

MICHIGAN CITY | It's a symbol like no other for Michigan City and, perhaps, the entire region.

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Man charged with raping 8-year-old girl

LAPORTE | A man with a prior sex-related conviction is accused of raping an 8-year-old girl in a wooded area after she wandered away from her family at a park in LaPorte.

14 hours ago
LaPorte turkey gobbles its way to trophy

LaPorte turkey gobbles its way to trophy

LAPORTE |  The inaugural turkey gobbling contest Wednesday at the LaPorte County Fair was something to write home about with 9-year-old Joe Pumroy taking first place by just one gobble.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am
LaPorte turkey gobbles its way to trophy

LaPorte turkey gobbles its way to trophy

Joe Pumroy, 9, of LaPorte, tries to entice his turkey, Cornucopia, into gobbling during the inaugural turkey gobbling contest Wednesday at the LaPorte County Fair.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Man runs to LaPorte hospital after beating

LAPORTE | A man rode his bicycle from Starke County to LaPorte only to be beaten outside a bar and chased while escaping to the hospital.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

Woman seriously injured, may have fallen down stairs last week

LAPORTE | A LaPorte woman was seriously injured after apparently falling down the stairs helpless to get off her basement floor for several days.

July 08, 2014 1:33 pm

LaPorte names new superintendent

LAPORTE | The new schools superintendent in LaPorte wants to focus on elevating the corporation from "good to great."

July 07, 2014 9:00 pm

LaPorte cops: Arrest made in drug store robbery

Charges were filed Monday against a man police said held up a pharmacist demanding prescription drugs in LaPorte.

July 07, 2014 8:00 pm

Two men arrested after fireworks accident

LONG BEACH | Two Illinois men could face charges for allegedly striking a child with a bottle rocket shot from a moving vehicle in Long Beach.

July 07, 2014 8:00 pm

Pot plant found growing in LaPorte city planter

LAPORTE | A marijuana plant has been destroyed after plucked from a city planter in downtown LaPorte, but police aren't sure how it got there.

July 07, 2014 7:00 pm
LaPorte residents out early to secure parade spots

LaPorte residents out early to secure parade spots

LAPORTE | LaPorte residents like their Fourth of July parade.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
LaPorte residents out early to mark spots for parade

LaPorte residents out early to mark spots for parade

Teyanna Nizinski and Dan Cain put up a Chicago Bears tent Thursday morning to hold their spot along the Fourth of July parade route in LaPorte. 

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

LaPorte commissioner criticized for late tax payment

LAPORTE | The president of the LaPorte County Board of Commissioners is being criticized for not paying his tax bill on time.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Mount Baldy survivor to be honored at Michigan City parade

MICHIGAN CITY | Nathan Woessner is now 7, but almost a year ago, he nearly died after getting trapped 11 feet deep into the Mount Baldy sand at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

July 02, 2014 7:15 pm

LaPorte holiday activities return to downtown's Fox Park

LAPORTE | The city's Fourth of July festivities are moving back to Fox Park where they were last held at least a generation ago.

July 02, 2014 6:05 pm

LaPorte firefighter escapes injury when truck rolls over

LAPORTE | A LaPorte area firefighter was fortunate to escape injury when the firetruck he was operating flipped upside down in front of a burning house.

July 02, 2014 3:16 pm

Westville man makes Top 10 Most Wanted list

MICHIGAN CITY | A man on the run for nearly a month since a large amount of homemade dynamite allegedly was found in his residence near Westville is climbing the ladder of most sought after fugitives.

July 01, 2014 5:20 pm

State cuts off LaPorte County Fair beer sales

LAPORTE | Beer has dried up before it had a chance to flow out of taps at next month's LaPorte County Fair.

June 30, 2014 5:30 pm

LaPorte Co. man accidentally shoots himself in hand

MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City area man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand.

June 30, 2014 4:45 pm

Man pleads guilty in stabbing at Michigan City outlet mall

MICHIGAN CITY | A judge demanded more prison time for a man convicted of stabbing an elderly man who was defending his wife during an attempted robbery at a Michigan City shopping mall during the holidays.

June 27, 2014 4:43 pm

Man arrested, charged in LaPorte bar shooting

LAPORTE | A man wanted in connection with a shooting at a downtown LaPorte bar was arrested Tuesday in South Bend.

June 25, 2014 5:15 pm

Police: Shots fired by LaPorte County woman over cab fare

A LaPorte County woman Monday was ordered into psychiatric care after firing a gunshot over her cab fare.

June 23, 2014 4:37 pm

LaPorte house fire under investigation

LAPORTE | A house fire possibly set with gasoline remained under investigation Monday.

June 23, 2014 4:32 pm

Portage chase suspects apprehended

LAPORTE | A Portage woman was chased by police Saturday at 100 miles per hour into LaPorte where efforts were made to flatten the tires on the fleeing vehicle.

June 23, 2014 4:21 pm
Former marathon runner trims commute in new position

Former marathon runner trims commute in new position

Kevin Higdon set a Boston Marathon world record with his father and nearly made the U.S. Olympic team. The near lifelong Michigan City resident also set Big Ten cross country records at Indiana University.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am

Grand Prix brings $1.5 million to LaPorte

LAPORTE | The amount of money this year's Maple City Grand Prix rained down on LaPorte was up 50 percent over 2013.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am
Octogenarian continues to take to the skies

Octogenarian continues to take to the skies

LAPORTE - Walter "Bud" Ledgerwood is still flying high at age 85.

June 21, 2014 5:30 pm
Octogenarian continues to take to the skies

Octogenarian continues to take to the skies

Walter "Bud" Ledgerwood, 85, in front of his 1964 Cherokee 140 at the LaPorte Municipal Airport.

June 21, 2014 5:00 pm

LaPorte County Fair will sell beer to raise money for building replacement

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Fair will begin serving beer.

June 21, 2014 12:00 am

Man accused of murdering roommate to remain behind bars

LaAPORTE | The man accused of stabbing his elderly roommate and stuffing her body into a freezer was ordered to remain in jail without bond Friday.

June 20, 2014 5:17 pm

LaPorte County bans booze at strip joints to discourage clubs

LAPORTE | To make sure the local landscape remains free of strip joints, LaPorte County has banned serving alcohol at sexually oriented establishments.

June 19, 2014 5:39 pm

Michigan City murder suspect freed due to eavesdropping

MICHIGAN CITY | A suspect in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Michigan City woman has been freed after police allegedly eavesdropped on a conversation he had with his attorney.

June 19, 2014 4:45 pm

Mother files lawsuit in death of boy at day care center

LAPORTE | A lawsuit has been filed blaming a Michigan City day care center and its owner for the June 9 death of a 5-year-old boy.

June 18, 2014 4:02 pm

Authorities dispute suspect's claims he accidentally stabbed elderly woman to death

LAPORTE | A 47-year-old LaPorte man was charged with murder Tuesday in the death of a woman whose icy body was found inside a freezer in her LaPorte home.

June 17, 2014 8:30 pm
Authorities: Roommate held in death of woman whose body was found in freezer

Authorities: Roommate held in death of woman whose body was found in freezer

LAPORTE | The roommate of an elderly woman whose body was found in a freezer was being held Monday on a preliminary charge of murder, authorities said.

June 16, 2014 7:24 pm

Hung jury in smugglng trial of corrections officer

MICHIGAN CITY | Prosecutors on Friday were undecided whether to re-try a case against a Valparaiso woman accused of smuggling drugs into a prison.

June 13, 2014 11:44 am

LaPorte police officer charged with embezzling FOP money

LAPORTE | A LaPorte police officer has been charged with embezzling $7,000 from the LaPorte Fraternal Order of Police for Chicago Cubs tickets and other personal expenses.

June 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Thousands expected at LaPorte Cruise Night

LAPORTE | Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of LaPorte on Saturday to watch antique vehicles rumble through the heart of the city for the annual Cruise Night.

June 11, 2014 5:54 pm

Autopsy: Boy accidentally hanged himself

MICHIGAN CITY | Authorities ruled Tuesday the death of a 5-year-old boy at a Michigan City day care facility was accidental.

June 10, 2014 9:00 pm
LaPorte evacuated after gas leak

LaPorte evacuated after gas leak

LAPORTE | Josh Crosslin was brushing his teeth when he heard an explosion, then saw a geyser of natural gas shooting above the rooftops.

June 10, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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LaPorte evacuated after gas leak

LaPorte evacuated after gas leak

LaPorte Assistant Fire Chief A.C. Pressler, right, talks to a NIPSCO worker Tuesday during efforts to shut off the gas leak. About 1,000 people were evacuated after workers using a backhoe ruptured two steel pipes, causing a natural gas leak, officials said.

June 10, 2014 8:24 pm
LaPorte evacuated after gas leak

LaPorte evacuated after gas leak

LaPorte Assistant Fire Chief A.C. Pressler, right, talks to a NIPSCO worker June 10 during efforts to shut off  damaged natural gas lines. About 1,000 people were evacuated after workers using a backhoe ruptured the lines. Preliminary investigation shows the utilities were properly marked.

June 10, 2014 8:24 pm
LaPorte downtown evacuated after natural gas leak

LaPorte downtown evacuated after natural gas leak

A backhoe is left after an evacuation. A preliminary report says workers using the backhoe hit two steel pipes, causing a natural gas leak that led to the evacuation of several blocks of downtown LaPorte on Tuesday afternoon and evening.

June 10, 2014 8:19 pm

Woman, 86, unscathed from collision on riding mower

An 86-year-old LaPorte County woman woke up Tuesday feeling fine despite getting hit by a car Monday on her riding mower.

June 10, 2014 7:00 pm
Guilty plea in Michigan City fatal shooting of toddler

Guilty plea in Michigan City fatal shooting of toddler

MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend's 3-year-old son in a gun game mishap could receive no more than 12 years in prison.

June 06, 2014 9:39 pm

Police investigating apparent abduction in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Police here are investigating a reported abduction of a woman who was released Wednesday night in LaPorte.

June 05, 2014 2:40 pm

LaPorte flower vandals sought

LAPORTE | Tulips and daffodils were pulled out of every city planter at one downtown LaPorte intersection.

June 05, 2014 11:42 am
Search continues for man accused of making bombs

Search continues for man accused of making bombs

Authorities on Wednesday still were looking for a LaPorte County man suspected of having at least several hundred sticks of homemade dynamite in his home and garage.

June 04, 2014 2:15 pm
Explosives found in Otis-area home; suspect sought by police

Explosives found in Otis-area home; suspect sought by police

LaPorte County authorities are looking for a man accused of making a large quantity of dynamite wrapped in metal discovered Monday inside his home.

June 03, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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Maple City Grand Prix

Maple City Grand Prix

Racer Jeff Zeller greets fans at the Maple City Grand Prix.

June 02, 2014 6:16 pm
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