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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

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September 14, 2014 5:30 pm
Hebron man carves statue of the Blessed Mother

Hebron man carves statue of the Blessed Mother

HEBRON | When Robert Bragiel of Hebron attended an event for the Sisters of St. Francis in 2010, he never imagined that visiting with his friend of two decades, Sister Helene, would produce the labor of love he hopes to present one day soon.

September 14, 2014 5:00 pm Photos


Law Clinic at VU Law School accepting new cases

VALPARAISO | The Law Clinic at Valparaiso University Law School, which provides free legal representation to individuals with limited income, is now accepting new cases.

September 14, 2014 4:30 am

Family Day to promote parental engagement with children

Empower Porter County invites families to celebrate national Family Day on from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 21. This celebration kicks off their Around the Table initiative at four locations throughout Porter County: Valparaiso YMCA, Duneland YMCA, Portage YMCA, and Union Township Middle School/Wheeler H…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
Police spot residents carrying marijuana plants out of home

Police spot residents carrying marijuana plants out of home

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Police officers watched two people carry marijuana plants outside a home as they prepared to execute a search warrant for another man.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos


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
Rummaging through bargains

Rummaging through bargains

September 12, 2014 12:05 am Photos


Former LaPorte County official charged with taking money from county

SOUTH BEND | A former LaPorte County official is facing federal criminal charges of embezzling more than $150,000 in her role as deputy county auditor.

September 11, 2014 4:44 pm

Porter County coroner seeks information on locating relatives of deceased woman

PORTAGE | The Porter County coroner's office is seeking the public's help in locating relatives of a deceased Portage woman.

September 11, 2014 4:23 pm

Porter County crimeTimes


September 11, 2014 1:56 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


Valparaiso officials, students mark 9/11 anniversary

Valparaiso officials, students mark 9/11 anniversary

VALPARAISO | Local firefighters, police officers and students led the community remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at a ceremony Thursday morning at Foundation Meadows Park.

September 11, 2014 11:06 am Related

ValPLAYso time capsule opening today at Butterfield Pavilion

VALPARAISO | A time capsule created during the 1994 community-built ValPLAYso playground will be opened at 6:30 p.m. today at the Butterfield Pavilion at Old Fairgrounds Park.

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Communities plan 9/11 memorial services

Several ceremonies are scheduled today to commemorate the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.

September 10, 2014 7:26 pm

Hebron school board hears financial update

HEBRON | No public comments were aired at the Boone Township School Board’s public hearings on the 2015 budget general fund, the 2015-2026 school bus replacement plan, or the 2015 capital projects fund plan Tuesday evening.

September 10, 2014 6:17 pm
Good Samaritans lauded for lifesaving acts

Good Samaritans lauded for lifesaving acts

Two good Samaritans are being credited with saving the lives of two local people seriously hurt in a traffic accident Tuesday afternoon.

September 10, 2014 6:15 pm

VIC hosts 6th annual World Cultural Festival

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso International Center will host its sixth annual World Cultural Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette St.

September 10, 2014 1:14 pm

Porter County crimeTimes


September 10, 2014 11:52 am
2 injured in crash on U.S. 6 in Jackson Township

2 injured in crash on U.S. 6 in Jackson Township

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | Speed and alcohol may have played a role in a crash Tuesday that sent two people to a hospital, police said.

September 09, 2014 9:30 pm
Valpo students challenged to be more kind

Valpo students challenged to be more kind

VALPARAISO | Some 300 Northview Elementary students laughed, clapped and listened intently on Tuesday as motivational speaker Brian Williams challenged them to be more kind.

September 09, 2014 8:15 pm Photos


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September 09, 2014 4:44 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

Valparaiso hosts 9/11 remembrance

The city of Valparaiso invites the public to an observance at 9 a.m. Thursday at the First Responders Tribute Garden located at Foundation Meadows at 3210 Campbell in Valparaiso.

September 09, 2014 4:00 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
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