Father arrested in shooting death of son

    Jason I. Wetzel, 48, of Wanatah, Ind. has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of his son Jeremiah J. Wetzel Monday night. The La Porte County ... Continue Reading →

Wanatah resident shot dead at residence Monday night

A 33-year-old Wanatah man is dead, following a shooting last night at a residence in rural Cass Township, the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office has reported. Jeremiah J. Wetzel ... Continue Reading →

LP Police Department welcomes two new hires

Two new La Porte City police officers were sworn in this morning. Jarod Schaefer of North Judson, Ind. and Jose Gonzalez of Cicero, Ill.  Schaefer and Gonzalez will start field training ... Continue Reading →

For whom the bell tolls? It tolls for …

Column by Mike Kellems; photos by Bob Wellinski        May 15th has a special meaning in law enforcement and has always carried a special place in my heart. This is the day, ... Continue Reading →

Local police to purchase equipment with grant from Northfolk Southern Corp.

The Norfolk Southern Corporation has given a $5,000 grant to the La Porte City Police Department, which will use the money to buy needed equipment. The grant is made through the Norfolk ... Continue Reading →

Person shot during disturbance at Pullman Field

Michigan City Police Department reports that a 35-year-old male was shot at a birthday party celebration at Pullman Field, located on the city’s west side. Police said that at ... Continue Reading →

Police pursuit ends with Elkhart man in custody for robbery and other charges

  Twenty-five-year-old Jerry Valencia, of Elkhart, is in custody, following a robbery of the Family Express at 243 W. Johnson Road. Police pursued Valencia for a number of miles ... Continue Reading →

Father and son killed Sunday in traffic accident on Franklin Street

Michigan City residents Douglas Sparks, 47, and his son, Brandon Sparks, 22,  were killed Sunday in a two-vehicle traffic accident along Franklin Street in Michigan City. Officers ... Continue Reading →

Vandals hit Dunes Summer Theatre

  The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals responsible for damaging  the Dunes Summer Theatre, 288 Shady ... Continue Reading →

No injuries reported following chimney fire at Orr Lake Road residence Sunday afternoon

Story and photos by WNLP’s Mike Kellems       On Sunday at about 5:40 p.m. firefighters responded to a chimney fire in the 0700 north block of Orr Lake Road. ... Continue Reading →