Cell phone ban for drivers advances
LAKEVILLE — Jessi Toronjo was just 9 years old when she returned from a sleepover at a friend’s house to find out her mother, stepfather and two sisters were murdered.
MICHIGAN CITY — A 62-year-old man arrested earlier this month for robbing an east side liquor store, has now been charged with a string of armed robberies dating back over three months.
MICHIGAN CITY — A reported 2019 municipal budget shortfall of $1.6 million is actually more than twice that amount, Mayor Duane Parry told the Michigan City Common Council on Tuesday.
La PORTE — After more than three hours of deliberation Thursday, a jury delivered two guilty verdicts against a former Indiana State Prison inmate accused of fatally stabbing another offender in 2017.
Krueger Middle School conducted its annual Spelling Bee on Wednesday, and Adrian Tlahuextl, left, finished in first place, with T’mya Moore finishing in second. Tlahuextl will represent Krueger in the La Porte County Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at South Central.
MICHIGAN CITY — Henrich Heisman – fondly known as “Henry,” “Dad,” or “Pop” – was born in Bremen, Germany. on Sept. 26, 1862, and came to Michigan City at the age of 31 after a life of adventure on the high seas as a sailor and fisherman.
MICHIGAN CITY — One year ago, on a cold and snowy Saturday morning, about 50 patients were moved into the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital as it opened its doors for the first time.
MICHIGAN CITY —Michigan City native Jimmy Henrich and fellow country music artists will perform a benefit concert next month for a local cancer victim who’s suffered another relapse.
CHESTERTON – A toddler and a woman were nearly struck by a bullet, accidentally fired by a man who was cleaning his gun in the same apartment building, according to police.
MICHIGAN CITY — A Michigan City resident who calls himself “a regular guy” has joined a crowded field of candidates for the 1st District Congressional race.
La PORTE — A former Indiana State Prison inmate charged with murdering a fellow offender in 2017 will return to La Porte Superior Court 2 on Thursday to hear the verdict in his case.
Franciscan Health Michigan City is looking for dependable and friendly volunteers to staff the hospital’s Welcome Center. Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts, Monday through Friday. Duties include greeting individuals entering the hospital, assisting individuals to testing…
ROLLING PRAIRIE —Two people were arrested Tuesday in a pair of drug busts on the Indiana Toll Road, the first resulting in the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana.
Coolspring Elementary student Trevor Trusty was chosen to introduce U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky on Saturday at his Town Hall forum at Purdue University Northwest. Trevor is a 6th-grade honor student at Coolspring, and is involved in both basketball and robotics. He received a certificate of rec…
INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Community College’s new career coaching and employer connections initiative aims to empower students to achieve career aspirations by facilitating meaningful employer connections from pre-enrollment through post-graduation.
MICHIGAN CITY — A junior on the Michigan City High School football team is in lock-up after allegedly attempting to rob Rios Mexican Grill at gunpoint earlier this month.
La PORTE — Last year, January was proclaimed National Mentoring Month in La Porte and Michigan City by three respective mayors, inviting the communities to celebrate the benefits of mentoring and the impact it has on young people.
MICHIGAN CITY — Before the annual Shelf Ice Brewfest begins on Feb. 15, regional breweries and bakers will team up for a beer and donuts brunch prior to the main event.
La PORTE — A La Porte man who told police he was selling cocaine to buy his daughter a birthday present was arrested on drug and weapons charges, according to authorities.
Krueger Middle School received a donation of feminine products, deodorant and lotion recently from MonoSol, a Merrillville-based company that manufactures biodegradable films and other products. MonoSol’s recently formed women’s group, 4>WARD, donated the items as part of its community ou…
WESTVILLE — Everyone is capable of living out Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of tolerance and respect for everyone, regardless of their race or position in society.
MICHIGAN CITY – A man accused of providing his father with a fatal dose of heroin was acquitted Thursday of dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death, skirting the 20-40-year sentence that accompanies the Level 1 felony.
MICHIGAN CITY – A local activist group dedicated to justice, solidarity and non-violence is taking a stand against a possible war with Iran, and wants the community to take part.
La PORTE — Though no residents or firefighters were injured, at least three snakes died in a fire that broke out inside a two-unit apartment building on Woodward Street earlier this week.
MICHIGAN CITY – Judge Michael Bergerson announced he will seek re-election for a second term as Judge of La Porte Superior Court 1 after filing his candidacy paper Wednesday with the Indiana Supreme Court in Indianapolis.
CHESTERTON — A local lakeshore advocacy group opposed to construction of a new banquet center at the Indiana Dunes State Park says heavy erosion caused by a recent storm shows why it should not be built.