Mayor names Thomas Owens as LaPorte’s new police chief

Mayor Mark Krentz has appointed Thomas E. Owens as the City of LaPorte’s new police chief. Owens replaces Adam Klimczak, who recently resigned as chief but presently remains ... Continue Reading →

Unlicensed driver, 16, hits and injures girl, 8, near MC elementary school

A 16-year-old unlicensed driver whose mother was also in the car struck and injured a girl, 8, on Sept. 21, 2017, near Marsh Elementary in Michigan City. The girl was initially taken ... Continue Reading →

Fellow officers, family and friends remember LaPorte County Patrolman Neil Thompson on anniversary of his death

Photos and information from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office More than 30 members of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office, as well as retired officers and friends, gathered ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: LaPorte man charged after bomb found in house across from LaPorte High School

UPDATE: The suspect reportedly wanted to blow up a neighbor’s car and talked of wanting to abduct children. For more, click on this WSBT-TV post: ——– A ... Continue Reading →

In freak accident, boy, 5, on jet ski strikes and injures woman on beach at Washington Park

Photo and information from Indiana DNR A 5-year-old boy inadvertently injured a woman at Washington Park, Michigan City, when he accidentally drove a personal watercraft (jet ski) ... Continue Reading →

Names released of 3 MC men hurt in boat explosion

Photo and information from Indiana DNR Three Michigan City Port Authority workers are recovering from non-life-threatening injuries after an explosion capsized the boat on which they ... Continue Reading →

“What’s in the road? A what? A HOUSE?”

Police are called to take care of many things in the course of a day, including clearing items causing a road hazard — maybe a tire, a muffler or even an occasional mattress that ... Continue Reading →

Suspect caught shortly after robbery of BP station in LaCrosse Wednesday

A man who allegedly robbed the BP station on Washington Street in LaCrosse at midmorning Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, was caught by police less than an hour later.  According to ... Continue Reading →

Bubby’s the All-Star as his heroes, community members gather to celebrate his recovery

WNLP photos and information by Bob Wellinski (Click photos to enlarge) Wearing a No. 1 Colts jersey with his name on the back, Bubby Burek spent Wednesday evening, Sept. 6, demonstrating ... Continue Reading →

Wait — was that fire truck pink? Yes, for the most encouraging of reasons

 WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge) Symbols of hope and encouragement come in many forms. One of the more unusual ones motored through LaPorte on Sept. 5, 2017, ... Continue Reading →