Police dogs hit on 12 out of 2,000 LPHS lockers; no illegal items found

Press release from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office On Monday (02/04/19) morning, Sheriff’s Office K-9 Division Deputies conducted a “free air sniff” of approximately ... Continue Reading →

Update Wednesday night: Water main in Westville is fixed; boil order remains in effect

Update at 10 p.m. from Westville Police: Regarding the water main break in the town of Westville, the break has been repaired and water service to the entire town was restored by 9:30 ... Continue Reading →

Cold is the suspected culprit in semi/train accident on Boston Street tracks Wednesday

          Update from city Police Officer Bill Degnegaard  Feb 1: “The driver’s name was Thomas A. Myron of Detroit, MI. The estimate of damage ... Continue Reading →

Don’t be fooled by calls from “Social Security Office”

Press release from Michigan City Police Citizens in and around Michigan City and LaPorte County are reporting scam phone calls that appear to be from the Social Security Office. The ... Continue Reading →

Woman, 85, dies after icy Jan. 22 crash on U.S. 20

An 85-year-old Valparaiso woman died after being involved as a passenger in a Jan. 22, 2019, crash on U.S. 20 east of Range Road, the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office reported. ... Continue Reading →

Walkerton man dies in car-semi accident on Ind. 39 North

Press release and photos from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office “On Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at approximately 12:37 p.m., LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office Deputies ... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: ID released of man who died in Jan. 22 house fire

Information from LaPorte Fire and Police Melvin Peek, 58, 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 ... 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 →