1 dead, 2 seriously injured in toll road crash in LaPorte County

Photo and information from Indiana State Police A man from Shanghai, China, died in a car/semi crash on the Indiana Toll Road in LaPorte County Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, and two others ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte Police Department seeks new officers

Press release from LaPorte Police   The LaPorte Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Merit Police Officer. Because the police department normally has ... Continue Reading →

LaPorte County man seriously hurt when snowmobile hits ditch bank

Information and photo from DNR A LaPorte County man was seriously hurt at about midnight Monday when he crashed his snowmobile into a bank, throwing him into a water-filled ditch. Charles ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Woman dies from her injuries after being rescued by firefighters from FOP Lodge blaze

Photos and information provided UPDATE JAN. 4 EVENING: The woman who was rescued by firefighters from the 2nd floor of the burning FOP Lodge has died of her injuries. She was ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE JAN. 6: DNR snowmobiles found; arrest made

Press release and photo provided  UPDATE JAN. 6 FROM DNR: “Indiana Conservation Officers received an anonymous tip from a citizen on Jan. 5 which led to the recovery ... Continue Reading →

2017 decides to go out like a lion: Heavy lake-effect snow cloaks most of LaPorte County

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski; click to enlarge While it was quite selective picking the spots it hit the hardest, that familiar finger (don’t make us name which finger) ... Continue Reading →

Officer Marko em”barks” on a well-deserved retirement after 9.5 years of service

Photo and information from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Marko, the better half of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team of Sgt. Dallas Smythe and Marko, is retiring after ... Continue Reading →

Small jet skids across highway and into field in Michigan City; pilot and passenger slightly injured

Photos and press release from Michigan City Fire Department On Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at 6:45 a.m., the Michigan City Fire Department along with LaPorte County EMS and the Michigan ... Continue Reading →

Freedom short-lived for former prison inmate after he’s caught tossing contraband over wall

Information from Michigan City Police Department Freedom was fleeting for a recent Indiana State Prison (ISP) inmate after a Michigan City Police officer spotted him tossing a package ... Continue Reading →

3 arrested after 3 handguns and bag of drugs thrown from car; event also involved dogfight with K9

Information from Michigan City Police Department Three handguns and a bag of drugs were tossed out the windows of a car as it led Michigan City police on a chase Dec. 19, 2017. Three ... Continue Reading →