Breaking News/Crime Reporter
Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.
MUNSTER — A food delivery truck knocked down a power line, causing one restaurant to shut down.
Jacob Sandy, 23, was last seen at 10 a.m. Saturday in South Bend, police said.
A couple in Hebron said a large tree in their yard was uprooted from the strong winds Saturday afternoon.
MUNSTER — Bands thrashed and craft beer lovers rejoiced at the hop-fueled, one-day mecca that is Dark Lord Day.
VALPARAISO — A man confessed to robbing the same CVS Pharmacy twice, police say.
HAMMOND — A Hammond councilman has been granted a temporary restraining order on ballots to launch a recount after his loss in the primary election.
VALPARAISO — Valparaiso schools had a brief lock out Tuesday morning as officers investigated a “vague social media threat,” police say.
EAST CHICAGO — Coroners have identified the 27-year-old passenger who died in a wreck Friday morning on southbound Cline Avenue, East Chicago …