Man dies in LaPorte house fire Tuesday morning

Information from LaPorte Fire and Police An elderly man died in a house fire in the 600 block of 4th St., LaPorte, on Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, 2019. The fire occurred at about 5 a.m. ... Continue Reading →

239g heroin, 597g cocaine and more taken off the streets in 2018 by LP County Drug Task Force

Information provided The LaPorte County Drug Task Force has released its 2018 statistics. The task force, an initiative of Indiana HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area), is a ... Continue Reading →

Pressing legislation: Deputy and weight man Bobby Greer honored at Statehouse

Last October, LaPorte County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Greer bench pressed 446 pounds. That’s the equivalent of 2 or 3 state legislators. Local lawmakers State Sen. Mike ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: 16-year-old charged in 18-year-old’s murder in MC Jan. 16; accused’s brother, 18, was murdered by a 16-year-old Dec. 18, 2018

UPDATE JAN. 17: A 16-year-old, Javan D. Brown, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Justin Ameer Garner, 18, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Garner was found dead of ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: Man arrested in shooting of woman in Clay Street house Jan. 14

UPDATE JAN. 16: LaPorte Police have arrested Ronald Means, 37, who is charged with Attempted Murder, Felon in Possession of Firearm, and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Police ... Continue Reading →

Once a lifesaver, always a lifesaver, no matter where

EDITOR’S NOTE: LaPorte Firefighter Specialist/EMT Adam Post and his wife Carmen recently honeymooned in Costa Rica, and returned as heroes. Their story is told below by LaPorte ... Continue Reading →

Students pursuing criminal justice careers may apply for sheriff’s association scholarships

Press release provided   LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd has announced that the Indiana Sheriff’s Association (ISA) will again award scholarships to qualified high school seniors ... Continue Reading →

City police officers, 2-footed and 4-footed, recognized for their good work

                  Information from LaPorte City Police On Jan. 8, 2019, LaPorte Police Officers Brian Favia, Robert Hagler and Marcos ... Continue Reading →

Citizen’s and firefighters’ quick responses save historic Forrester Road barn

WNLP photo and information by Mike Kellems A quick response by a passerby and the Scipio Township Fire Department helped to save a century-plus-old barn on Forrester Road Wednesday ... Continue Reading →

On Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and every day, doff your cap to our cops

WNLP column by Mike Kellems Today, Jan. 9, 2019, is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. This day is an opportunity for the citizens of our communities to express their appreciation ... Continue Reading →