Dermody announces department heads, including new police leadership

La Porte Mayor-elect Tom Dermody announced his administration’s department leaders, including a new Police Chief and Assistant Fire Chief, at a Dec. 10 press conference:  Police ... Continue Reading →

Come to free LPHS Holiday Orchestra Concert Dec. 12

The La Porte High School Music Department will present a free Holiday Orchestra Concert on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p,m in the LPHS Performing Arts Center. The program will feature ... Continue Reading →

Floating wetland to be installed at Kiwanis-Teledyne Park

Information from LaPorte Park and Recreation Department As part of our efforts to improve the function and appeal of the Kiwanis-Teledyne Park inlet (on the shore of Pine Lake off ... Continue Reading →

3 deputies to be honored Thursday for aiding veteran in need

Press release from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office: On Thursday, Nov. 12, three LaPorte County sheriff’s deputies will be recognized for the assistance they gave to ... Continue Reading →

Wanatah woman, 23, seriously injured in Sunday morning crash

A 23-year-old Wanatah woman was trapped beneath her vehicle after an accident on Ind. 39 just south of Joliet Road Sunday morning, March 8, 2015. Brooke Knight was found under her 1996 ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Service at least partially restored after massive phone outage that affected 911, hospital and more

A widespread Frontier phone problem silenced the emergency 911 system, the courthouse and hospital phone systems, and many businesses and offices throughout LaPorte County for the morning ... Continue Reading →


Indy’s Lucas Oil Stadium will be swarming with LaPorte County faithful next weekend as not only the Slicers, but also the New Prairie Cougars, play for state trophies. New Prairie ... Continue Reading →

Two significant drug arrests made in recent days

  Two men were recently arrested on major drug charges — one for allegedly dealing cocaine and one for allegedly dealing heroin.   On July 23, 2014, Kenyatta Robinson, ... Continue Reading →

Espar ousts Szilagyi in Dem primary for prosecutor; Ott is Dem winner for sheriff; all results here

Results are in from the May 6, 2014, LaPorte County primary election. In two closely followed races, John Espar soundly defeated incumbent Robert Szilagyi in the Democratic primary ... Continue Reading →

Artists turn blocks into beauty in preparation for LaPorte’s Winterfest

PHOTOS BY BOB WELLINSKI (CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE) City’s Pure Ice, 5855 N. U.S. 35, turned into an art gallery on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, as ice carvers came with chainsaws, ... Continue Reading →