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LaPorte medic to volunteer at Washington wildfires

Assisting at disasters on behalf of the American Red Cross is getting to be old hat for George Hayes, who is off to render aid in Washington, where wildfires continue ravaging hundreds of thousands of acres.

15 hours ago

LP film company gets tax credits for $1.5 million expansion

LAPORTE | A maker of high quality films used in advertising and products like wall decals is expanding in LaPorte.

17 hours ago

Two children hurt by same dog in separate attacks

LAPORTE | A pit bull bit two children on their faces in separate attacks outside LaPorte.

July 21, 2014 7:30 pm

Man flown to Chicago hospital after LaPorte County crash

LAPORTE | A LaPorte man was flown to a Chicago-area hospital after a head-on crash that shut down a stretch of Ind. 39 north of LaPorte.

July 21, 2014 6:45 pm

Candidacy of LaPorte County commissioner candidate challenged

LAPORTE | The candidacy of a man running for LaPorte County Commissioner is being challenged on allegations he lives in Michigan.

July 17, 2014 3:20 pm

Suspect in LaPorte child rape case arraigned

LAPORTE | An 8-year-old LaPorte girl was being raped in a woods as her mother began calling out her name trying to find her, according to court documents.

July 16, 2014 1:52 pm
Hard work pays off for LaPorte-area teen

Hard work pays off for LaPorte-area teen

LAPORTE | A LaPorte High School graduate had already racked up several first place finishes prior to winning the Grand Champion Steer contest Friday at the LaPorte County Fair.

July 14, 2014 5:50 pm

Mo-ped driver seriously injured after 2-crash night

MICHIGAN CITY | A LaPorte man was seriously injured Friday after crashing his mo-ped twice near Michigan City.

July 14, 2014 12:42 pm

LaPorte officials take aim at problem landlords, tenants

LAPORTE | City officials have taken action in hopes of reducing the number of complaints leveled against local landlords and tenants.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
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.

July 11, 2014 11:30 pm Photos


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.

July 11, 2014 4:05 pm
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


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
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