Rolling Prairie resident Gene Neff awarded as a Sagamore of the Wabash

State Rep. Jim Pressel (R-Rolling Prairie), on behalf of Gov. Eric Holcomb, has awarded M. Gene Neff of Rolling Prairie as a Sagamore of the Wabash. The title, the highest honor the ... Continue Reading →

15 have died so far on LP County highways in 2017; that equals the death total for all of 2016

Information from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office As of the end of July, 15 people have died in 11 LaPorte County highway crashes in 2017. Eight of those 15 deaths occurred in U.S. ... Continue Reading →

Bubby, doing very well, gets to revisit one of his vehicles of rescue

From the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office: “On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, ‘Bubby’ Burek-Phillips, his mother Becky and dad Dana stopped by the Springfield Township Fire Department, ... Continue Reading →

3 injured in 2 shootings in the same block in Michigan City

Two men and a woman were injured in two separate gunshot incidents in Michigan City Aug. 12 and 15, 2017, in the same block of the same street. The shooter(s) remain at large, Michigan ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Michigan City woman found

UPDATE AUG. 16: “The Michigan City Police were notified on Aug. 16 that Cassandra Forsythe has been located. We appreciate all of the assistance and thoughtfulness in this ... Continue Reading →

Know the law when it comes to stopping for school buses

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind motorists of rules and regulations regarding stopping for school buses now that kids are returning for the new academic year. “With ... Continue Reading →

Rescuers use air bags to lift vehicle, free man trapped underneath

Press release from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office: On Thursday, July 10, 2017, sheriff’s deputies and emergency responders were dispatched to the 4800 N block of CR 600 W ... Continue Reading →

Sheriff’s office: Female inmate who died in cell overdosed on smuggled fentanyl

EDITOR’S NOTE: The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office released the following press release Aug. 9, 2017, regarding the July 15 death of Andrea Roberts in her LaPorte County ... Continue Reading →

Bicyclist killed after riding into semi’s path on J Street; city policeman hurt in subsequent accident

A man was killed when he rode his bicycle into the path of a semi at the intersection of J and 6th streets on Aug. 7, 2017, LaPorte Police said. Police identified the bicyclist as ... Continue Reading →

2 dead, 1 hospitalized after drug overdoses Aug. 5-6

Three overdoses — one in Union Mills, one in Hanna and one in Wanatah — resulted in the deaths of two men and the hospitalization of a woman Aug. 5-6. The LaPorte County ... Continue Reading →