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Man Dies After Being Run Over by Car in Hammond

Hammond PD
A 44 year old Hammond man was killed Monday night after being run over by car in the 400 block of Michigan Avenue. Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller says officers were called to the scene around 7:40pm in reference to...


Family Dog May Be to Blame for House Fire in LaPorte

A LaPorte family has been displaced while repairs take place after their home caught on fire Monday afternoon. LaPorte Police report, at approximately 1:15pm, a neighbor saw smoke coming from the home, located in the 16-hundred block of Stone Lake...


Man Talked Down After Threats to Jump Off Overpass

LaPorte PD
A LaPorte man who threatened to jump off an overpass Monday night surrendered without incident after nearly two-hours of negotiation with police officers. LaPorte Police report officers were dispatched to the US Highway 35 overpass, at approximately 9:16pm, and located...


Crenshaw Sentenced for Stealing from Merrillville

A former town of Merrillville employee was sentenced on Monday to two-and-a-half years in prison for stealing bond money. 43 year old Virlissa Crenshaw was ordered to pay over 176-thousand dollars in restitution to Merrillville and three-years supervised release following...

Traffic Light Issue in St. Joseph County Causing Back Ups

The St. Joseph County Police Department would like to advise travelers and commuters that the traffic light at the intersection of State Road 933 and Cleveland Road will be out of order until 11am this morning.  Traffic has already backed...

Three Middle School Students Face Drug Charges

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Three Willowcreek Middle School students were arrested on Friday on charges that include misdemeanor possession of marijuana and dealing marijuana on school property, a felony. Portage Police report an officer was informed upon arrival that a 7 th grade student...

Chicago Prison Escapee Sentenced

A man who made a daring Chicago prison escape was sentenced Monday. ABC News reports in 2012 Kenneth Conley, and Joseph Banks managed to escape their 17th floor prison cell by scaling down the side of the building with a...

Tossed Pasta Nets Jail Stay for Hotel Visitor

The La Porte County Sheriff's Department say officers responding to an early morning disturbance at an area hotel found a bowl of overturned pasta and a guest reportedly yelling.
According to reports the incident began when a 38 year-old Valparaiso...


Visclosky to Address Chamber on South Shore Expansion

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The South Shore Rail Expansion may be a step closer to becoming a reality.  Indiana 1st District Congressman Pete Visclosky is scheduled to speak on behalf of ithe line's expansion next month when he addresses the Lakeshore Chamber at Ameristar...

Chase Results in Crash and Capture of 5 Men

A high-speed pursuit at the start of afternoon rush resulted in a crash of the suspects' car on US-20 near I-94 in Porter on Monday.
According to published reports, the car, occupied by five males, took off after an attempted...

Quick Action Nabs Alleged Sex Offender

porter co sheriff dept
A 23 year-old Valparaiso man is being held in jail on a felony charge of Sexual Misconduct with a Minor that allegedly ocurred this weekend.  Sgt. Larry La Flower of the Porter County Sheriff's Department credits the quick actions of...

Michigan City Crash Fatality Identified

Police continue to investigate a fatal crash in La Porte County that took the life of a rural Michigan City man Monday morning.
According to a press release, at 9:35 a.m. CST, deputies from the La Porte County Sheriff's Office...


Police Release Video Footage of Suspect Vehicle

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At a Monday press conference at the Merrillville Municipal Complex, police released surveillance video from surrounding businesses in connection to the November 4th, 2013 murder of an employee of the Piatak Meats, located in Merrillville.  The victim, 25 year-old Andrew...

Info Sought on Anniversary of Disappearance of Linda Weldy

Weldy Cold Case
(Photo Courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office)
Today marks the 27 th anniversary of the disappearance of Linda Lynn Weldy, a ten year old girl who exited a school bus in front of her residence on McClung Road in...


Valpo PD Announce Six DUI Arrests this Weekend

Valpo PD
Valparaiso Police report six arrests over the week of individuals driving vehicles while intoxicated. Police say in two incidents, the individual arrested had a prior conviction. A 23 year old intoxicated man was arrested Saturday evening after leaving the scene of...


Got Milk Campaign Sours

The Milk industry is bringing the curtain down on one of its most famous advertising campaigns. ABC News reports...Got milk? Not any more. The milk industry has apparently milked the last drop of profitability from its iconic "Got Milk" ad...

Authorities Seek Help to Identify Robbery Suspect

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(Photo Courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office.
*Please note that the color is off in the surveillance system
and the digital image of the female appears as though she
is wearing a yellow jacket; it is in fact bright...

Pelath: Session So Far an Unproductive Failure

Indiana House Democratic leader Scott Pelath, of Michigan City, on Friday spoke on how this session of the General Assembly has not been productive. Pelath says the Republican majorities in the State House and Senate have rejected the Governor's bad...

Munster PD Investigating Incident of Shots Fired Late Friday

Munster PD
Police in Munster are seeking the public's help for information regarding several shots being fired from a disabled vehicle late Friday night. Munster Police report they were dispatched to the scene at 11:40pm, in the 82-hundred block of Highland Place,...


Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzman Captured

The pressure to extradite Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appears to be mounting. Guzman, captured over the weekend, has been indicted for drug trafficking in several jurisdictions across the US. ABC News reports the cartel's reach allegedly stretched well beyond Mexico....

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