Physician slain in Chicago shooting, Dr. Tamara O’Neal, was a LaPortean

Dr. Tamara O’Neal, who was shot and killed outside her workplace, Mercy Hospital in Chicago, Nov. 19, 2018, was from LaPorte and graduated from LaPorte High School in 1998. She ... Continue Reading →

New Prairie students make blankets for local kids in stressful situations

Photos and information from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office On Nov. 19, 2018, New Prairie High School students in Natalie Spevak’s Mentor Class presented LaPorte County Sheriff ... Continue Reading →

South Bend man charged with dealing cocaine in LaPorte County

The LaPorte County Drug Task Force announces the arrest of Luis F. Sosa-Ortega, 24, of South Bend, for Dealing in Cocaine, Level 2 Felony. The task force began an investigation in ... Continue Reading →

Man holds gun to employee’s head during MC Taco Bell robbery

Two Michigan City residents were arrested two days after the Taco Bell at 3936 Franklin St., Michigan City, was held up on Nov. 13, 2018, at about 8 p.m. Michigan City Police said ... Continue Reading →

Retired LaPorte County police dog Marko passes away 

Sheriff’s office press release The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to  announce that retired K9 Marko has passed away at the age of 12.  Marko, a German ... Continue Reading →

Suspect arrested after armed robbery at LaPorte Mini Mart

Information from LaPorte Police A LaPorte man was arrested and charged with Robbery, a Level 3 felony, several hours after an armed robbery occurred at the LaPorte Mini Mart, 205 Lincolnway, ... Continue Reading →

Frontline Foundations and local emergency responders form Quick Response Team for overdoses

Information provided On Nov. 6, 2018, the City of LaPorte will launch its first-ever Quick Response Team (QRT). The QRT program will be deployed throughout the city in response to ... Continue Reading →

Newly renovated Wings Etc. suddenly has more renovation to do

Photos and information by Mike Kellems A car crashed into the dining area of Wings Etc. on East Lincolnway in LaPorte shortly before noon Saturday. No injuries were reported. ... Continue Reading →

Police check whereabouts of all 102 registered sexual predators in LP County; 3 found in noncompliance

In advance of Trick-or-Treat, local police organizations have conducted Operation Watchdog, during which officers checked on all 102 registered Sexually Violent Predators and Offenders ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte Police warn of email scammer claiming to be water dept. rep

Press release from LPPD The LaPorte Police Department received reports of individuals receiving emails from someone claiming to be with the LaPorte Water Department. The messages state ... Continue Reading →