Porter County

Silver Alert issued for Hebron man

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The Porter County Sheriff’s Office issued a Silver Alert Saturday as they investigate the disappearance of Zachariah Wayne Lee, an 86-year-old white male.Read more

Cocoa powder, batteries spill on highway in northwestern Indiana semi crash

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Crews worked to put out small fires on a highway in northwestern Indiana Friday morning after a semi-crash caused lithium batteries and cocoa powder on the road.Read more

Northwest Indiana counties target disruptive beavers

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Northwest Indiana counties are trapping and euthanizing beavers to stop them from causing drainage problems.Read more


Overdose deaths declined in northwestern Indiana last year

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Drug overdose deaths declined last year in northwestern Indiana after setting a record in 2017.Read more

Indiana boy held after apparent school shooting joke involving Siri

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Authorities say a 13-year-old Indiana boy is charged with intimidation after he told Apple's digital assistant Siri that he planned a school shooting and posted an...Read more

Northern Indiana man identified after deadly police shooting

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A Porter County man is dead after police responded to a call to assist a suicidal subject Wednesday evening.Read more

Statewide Silver Alert canceled for northwest Indiana 70-year-old

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Robert O. Mottinger of Burns Harbor was last seen Saturday at 11 a.m.Read more

Jury acquits Indiana man accused of killing woman's dogs

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A jury has acquitted a northwestern Indiana man who authorities say stole two dogs that belonged to a woman he formerly dated and killed them.Read more

Review: Northwest Indiana has high fatal drunken crash rate

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Federal road fatality data show that between 2010 and 2014, drunken driving was linked to about 35 percent of the deadly crashes in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties.Read more


Lawsuit: Indiana woman jailed over a month due to mistaken identity

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A northwest Indiana woman is suing the Porter County Sheriff's Office, alleging she was wrongfully jailed for nearly two months in a case of mistaken identity.Read more

Indiana high school dive coach charged with sex misconduct

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A 19-year-old assistant dive coach at a northwest Indiana high school faces felony counts of sexual misconduct and possession of child pornography.Read more