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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.

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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

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

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

LaPorte, Michigan City courthouses to undergo massive renovations

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Council this week approved borrowing more than $6 million to complete extensive restoration to courthouses in LaPorte and Michigan City.

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Firefighters investigate suspicious LaPorte house fire

LAPORTE | A LaPorte man was arrested Sunday evening following a short vehicle pursuit then roughly one hour later his house was engulfed in flames.

August 25, 2014 5:28 pm

LaPorte County judge denies prisoner's request for lethal injection

LAPORTE | An Indiana State Prison inmate serving 95 years for murder wants to be put to death, but a judge Monday denied his request.

August 25, 2014 5:13 pm

LaPorte chuches putting on fourth Fellowship Fest

LAPORTE | Churches in LaPorte are again banding together to put on a three-day festival with a full slate of Christian rock bands and other family-oriented activities.

August 25, 2014 12:00 am

LaPorte County's Luhr Park to remain closed

LAPORTE | A LaPorte County park will remain closed until next year due to risks posed by storm-damaged trees.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Man agrees to 20-year sentence in Michigan City toddler's death

LAPORTE | A Michigan City man has agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence for the beating death of his girlfriend's two-year old son.

August 22, 2014 4:40 pm
Cause of deadly fire officially ruled undetermined

Cause of deadly fire officially ruled undetermined

NEW CARLISLE | The Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office Thursday ruled the cause of an Aug. 4 blaze at K-Fex. Inc. near Hudson Lake in the northeast corner of LaPorte County fire was undetermined.

August 21, 2014 1:32 pm Photos

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Marina manager turns 'gator wrangler' in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Jacob Bensz thought he might be the target of a practical joke when someone asked him to round up a stray alligator at work Tuesday morning.

August 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage molester back in jail

LAPORTE | A Portage man with a history of molesting children and peeping at women is back behind bars.

August 20, 2014 5:28 pm

Police investigate theft with fraudulent gift cards

Two women are suspected of stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise with fraudulent gift cards at Family Express stores in Porter and LaPorte counties.

August 13, 2014 2:13 pm

LaPorte hires controversial educator

LAPORTE | The LaPorte School Board is sticking with its decision to hire a former East Chicago and Portage school administrator with past allegations of anti-Semitic teacher harassment.

August 12, 2014 6:10 pm
Yosemite Sam finds his way home

Yosemite Sam finds his way home

LAPORTE - Shelly Daniel was on her way to work in Mishawaka at 4 a.m. recently when she spotted something out of the ordinary.

August 12, 2014 12:00 am
Hundreds turn out to honor fallen firefighter

Hundreds turn out to honor fallen firefighter

NEW CARLISLE | Sarah Audiss was not surprised at the huge turnout Monday for the funeral procession of New Carlisle Fire Department Assistant Chief Jamie Middlebrook.

August 11, 2014 4:41 pm Photos

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LaPorte barn restoration symbolizes area's past

LaPorte barn restoration symbolizes area's past

LAPORTE | The once white and green barn with an uncertain future is back to its glory days in welcoming motorists into LaPorte for generations to come.

August 10, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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LaPorte gives intermodal developers 30 days to move forward

LAPORTE | LaPorte County officials are flexing muscles to try and force progress on what seems to be stalled plans for the Kingsbury intermodal facility.

August 10, 2014 6:00 pm
Hope sprouts at LaPorte community garden

Hope sprouts at LaPorte community garden

LAPORTE | William Wood, 63, has definite plans to grow tomatoes in a community garden being developed next to his residence in LaPorte's downtown area.

August 10, 2014 11:39 am
150 motorcycles ride to honor firefighter

150 motorcycles ride to honor firefighter

LaPORTE | Nobody was more choked up, perhaps, than Blake Johnson who was shown the ropes of firefighting by fallen New Carlisle firefighter Jamie Middlebrook.

August 09, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Ride to honor fallen New Carlisle firefighter to be held Saturday

Ride to honor fallen New Carlisle firefighter to be held Saturday

LAPORTE | The public is invited to a motorcycle ride Saturday to honor New Carlisle fallen firefighter Jamie Middlebrook.

August 08, 2014 2:15 pm

LaPorte County inmate charged with possession of cocaine in the jail

LAPORTE | LaPorte County Jail authorities were still not sure Thursday how an inmate apparently got his hands on a large amount of crack cocaine.

August 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Michigan City In Water Boat Show opens today

MICHIGAN CITY | At a time when some boat shows folded due to the economy, the one in Michigan City is still going strong now in its 35th year.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

School educates workers on abuse reporting

LAPORTE | Many cases of child abuse get overlooked because far too many people -- including those in positions of authority -- are not sure how to respond to their suspicions.

August 06, 2014 8:59 pm

Rootinest, tootinest statue stolen from LaPorte County man's porch

LaPorte County authorities were trying to find the varmint who stole a life-size statue of the well-known cartoon character Yosemite Sam.

August 04, 2014 4:04 pm

Officials say Grand Prix turnout may set records

MICHIGAN CITY | The Great Lakes Grand Prix in Michigan City appears just as popular as ever with speculation that attendance for the sixth annual power boat race might set a record.

August 04, 2014 3:00 pm

Gathering of The Orange

LAPORTE | It's hard for some to imagine any other antique tractor more beloved than the familiar orange ones churned out years ago by Allis Chalmers. The company began making farm equipment in 1914 and continued until its closing in the 1980s. 

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

LaPorte police investigate armed robbery

LAPORTE | LaPorte police on Friday were investigating an early morning armed robbery by men wearing masks.

August 01, 2014 5:29 pm

Great Lakes Grand Prix events start today

MICHIGAN CITY | More than 100,000 people are expected to make Michigan City their destination this weekend for the 6th annual Great Lakes Grand Prix and other festivities related to the powerboat race.

July 31, 2014 5:34 pm
Long Beach police seek help identifying burglary suspect

Long Beach police seek help identifying burglary suspect

LONG BEACH | Long Beach police are turning to the public for help in identifying a man suspected of breaking into three lakefront homes and setting one of them on fire.

July 30, 2014 4:15 pm

Day care worker turns herself in on criminal charges

MICHIGAN CITY | The last of three suspects charged in connection with the accidental strangling death of a 5-year-old boy at a Michigan City day care facility turned herself in.

July 30, 2014 1:33 pm

Man charged with using LaPorte County government-issued credit card

A Michigan City man has been charged with fraudulently using a LaPorte County government credit card to make a purchase.

July 30, 2014 1:35 pm

Third suspect sought in Michigan City hanging death case

MICHIGAN CITY | Authorities Tuesday were still looking for a third suspect charged in connection with the June 9 strangling death of a 5-year-old boy at a Michigan City day care.

July 29, 2014 10:25 am

LaPorte County Election Board uphold's candidacy of commissioner hopeful

LAPORTE | What could be a hotly contested rematch between a former LaPorte County Commissioner and the man who defeated him four years ago has been given the go-ahead.

July 28, 2014 4:45 pm

Tonka truck burglary reported

MILL CREEK | Someone kicked in a LaPorte County garage door and stole vintage Tonka trucks.

July 28, 2014 4:23 pm

Man bails from sinking boat

LAPORTE | Police responded to a call regarding a possible drowning victim, but discovered instead a handicapped LaPorte County man who bailed from his sinking boat then swam 75 feet to shore.

July 28, 2014 4:15 pm

Michigan City day care owner charged with manslaughter in boy's death

MICHIGAN CITY | Charges were filed Friday against the owner of a Michigan City day care center for the hanging death of a 5-year old boy.

July 25, 2014 5:28 pm

Man convicted in killing jailed for going to Cubs game

LAPORTE | A man convicted of killing a teenager during a July Fourth party last year in Long Beach is going back to jail for attending a Chicago Cubs game.

July 25, 2014 2:58 pm
LaPorte rallies around woman with flesh-eating disease

LaPorte rallies around woman with flesh-eating disease

LAPORTE | Sandra Mullins is keeping her head up despite a battle with breast cancer and now a rare flesh-eating disease.

July 24, 2014 4:43 pm

Woman, 78, hurt by pit bull

LAPORTE | A 78-year-old LaPorte woman was still “black and blue” Wednesday after a pit bull crawled under a fence and bit her.

July 23, 2014 4:50 pm

Pit bull's days are numbered

LAPORTE | A pit bull that left two children with scars on their faces will be euthanized, county officials said.

July 23, 2014 4:37 pm

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.

July 22, 2014 6:00 pm

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.

July 22, 2014 3:15 pm

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
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