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Grants Awarded to Area Volunteer Fire Departments

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Rural and volunteer fire departments in Porter and La Porte counties along with departments in over 25 other Indiana counties been awarded over $194,000 in Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.  According to a press release from the grant administrator, the Department...

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Autopsy Findings on Portage Man Consistent with Drowning

An autopsy was conducted on Wednesday on the body of a 52 year old Portage man whose body was recovered from Lake Minnehaha at Jellystone Camp Resort in Portage on Tuesday afternoon. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris told the Region...

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2 American Ebola Patients Out of Hospital

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Two American Ebola patients who flew to Atlanta for treatment have been released from the hospital. Less than three weeks after he walked into Emory University Hospital in Atlanta wearing protective gear, Dr. Kent Brantly walked out, holding his wife's...

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Racketteering Indictment TBA Against Street Gang

The US Attorney's Office announced today that they will be holding a press conference tomorrow to announce a racketeering indictment of a violent street gang. The press conference will take place at 11:30am, at the East Chicago Police Department....

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County: Stolen Road Sign Can Lead to Serious Accident

With back-to-school time upon us, county officials are getting out word that people need to stop taking “STOP” and other road signs. Porter County Interim Highway Supervisor David James tells the Times they see a surge in these kinds of...

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Death Investigation in Gary

In Gary, the Lake County Coroners office says an unidentified man was pronounced dead in the 67-hundred block of West 15th Avenue shortly after 6-o'clock this morning. The manner and cause of death were pending investigation. The coroners office issued...

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Cause of Fatal New Carlisle Fire Undetermined

 The cause of a blaze that claimed the life of 41-year-old New Carlisle Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Middlebrook has been officially ruled as undetermined. State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson says there was too much damage to the structure to...

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Slain Journalist was Correspondent for Local Paper

Murdered American journalist James Foley was a war correspondent for a Region newspaper a few years ago. Foley's work appeared in the Post Tribune in 2008 when he was embedded with the Indiana National Guard 76th Infantry Unit as they...

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Flood Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Flood Advisory that includes parts of northwest Indiana.  Meteorologists say National Weather Service Doppler radar estimates between one and two inches of rainfall fell within a couple of hours this morning,...

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Grant Award for Lake George in Hobart

Lake George in Hobart is getting a 98-thousand dollar grant for shoreline stabilization. It's one of several grants totaling over 994-thousand dollars just awarded through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife....

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