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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

UNION MILLS | Rebuilding a facility where local farmers sell grain that is stored then shipped to markets is nearing completion more than a year after a grain dust explosion in one of the silos killed a worker.

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

LAPORTE | 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

Judge rules in favor of candidacy

A judge has given the green light for a man to run for a spot on the LaPorte County Commission after his legal residency was challenged.

September 09, 2014 4:19 pm

LaPorte School Board upholds administrator's hiring

LAPORTE | The hiring of a LaPorte School Corp. administrator under fire for alleged anti-Semitic remarks a decade ago has been upheld.

September 09, 2014 2:16 pm

LaPorte County declares victory in strip club fight

A longtime fight to keep a proposed gentleman's club from opening its doors has ended with LaPorte County officials declaring victory.

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Proposed bus service pushed back

Round-trip bus service between Purdue North Central and the cities of LaPorte and Michigan City did not begin in August as originally scheduled

September 08, 2014 6:21 pm

LaPorte officials consider requirement for security cameras at local bars

LAPORTE | Surveillance video cameras could be required in all of the bars in LaPorte following a stabbing death last weekend and other violence outside a local watering hole.

September 06, 2014 6:45 pm

LaPorte County officials urge state DOC to keep boot camp open

LAPORTE | Attempts are being made to keep the state's only paramilitary-style boot camp for juvenile offenders outside LaPorte from closing.

September 04, 2014 2:59 pm
Columbus replica ships dock in Michigan City

Columbus replica ships dock in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Two replicas of ships Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in his historic first trip to the New World docked Wednesday in Michigan City.

September 03, 2014 7:15 pm Photos


Commissioners won't intervene in Kingsbury intermodal deadlock

LAPORTE | Plans for an intermodal facility in Kingsbury are deadlocked with legal action already taken and more to possibly follow.

September 03, 2014 3:23 pm

Michigan City man charged in sex abuse case

MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City man is accused of sexually assaulting a relative.

September 02, 2014 7:15 pm
LaPorte man charged with murder

LaPorte man charged with murder

LAPORTE | The man charged with murder in the weekend stabbing death of a LaPorte man was covered in blood as he fled on a mo-ped with his girlfriend, according to court documents. Police caught him a short time later.

September 02, 2014 6:15 pm

Police investigate theft of cash, liquor from LaPorte Eagles

LAPORTE | A burglary involving the theft of money and booze in LaPorte could have been an inside job.

September 02, 2014 3:02 pm
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.

September 01, 2014 8:40 am Photos


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


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


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


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


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
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