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Yesterday | Post-Tribune

Porter County mulls $20k request from high-speed rail group

Members of the Porter County Board of Commissioners put off a request Tuesday from the Fort Wayne-based Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association to kick in $20,000, part of $70,000 in seed money from Valparaiso and the county to get the project going, but said they would consider it at their next meeting.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Southtown Star

Peotone man pleads guilty in 2012 Valparaiso burglary case

One of the three men accused of bursting into a Porter County home, forcing a 52-year-old woman to open a safe at gunpoint before leading Hobart police on a chase that ended in a suicide pleaded guilty Monday.

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Related Topix: Hobart, IN

Sun Apr 13, 2014

MLive.com

Second autopsy of Teleka Patrick confirms death by drowning, private investigator says

A second autopsy of Kalamazoo Dr. Teleka Patrick has confirmed her death was a result of asphyxiation from drowning, says a private investigator hired by Patrick's family.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Post-Tribune

Region littered with trash from new way of making meth

Indiana's dubious ranking as the state with the most meth lab incidents last year offers a mixed message for Northwest Indiana.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Drugs, Starke County, IN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Indiana man arrested for child porn

A Portage man was arrested on a child pornography charge following a month-long investigation, according to Indiana State Police.

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Related Topix: Portage, IN

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Post-Tribune

Cooperation touted as Porter County tax bills go out

Porter County's assessor, treasurer and auditor said Thursday that property tax bills went out a week earlier than they did last year, and taxpayers should begin seeing them in their mailboxes in the next few days.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Afro American Newspaper

Dr. Teleka Patrick. Photo/Family Photo via Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group.

An autopsy has determined that a body found in an Indiana lake is that of a Michigan doctor missing since December.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Update Coming Wednesday Morning On Teleka Patrick Case

Results of Tuesday's autopsy in Porter County, Indiana of a body found in Lake Charles are expected to be released at a 10 a.m. press conference Wednesday by Kalamazoo County Sheriff Rick Fuller.

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Post-Tribune

Accused of friend's murder, Brachter gets public defender

The Valparaiso man accused of murdering his friend with a rifle on last week had his first day in court Tuesday via a video hook up and asked about getting a speedy trial.

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Related Topix: Kouts, IN

Post-Tribune

Election board to discuss candidate complaints

The ongoing dispute between the two candidates for Porter County clerk continues, this time with a lengthy list of complaints filed with the county election board by Democratic candidate Kathy Kozuszek, who's also her party's representative in the voter registration office.

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Related Topix: Chesterton, IN

Post-Tribune

Several Northwest Indiana counties share health care concerns

Lake and Porter counties are on the opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of health outcomes in the state of Indiana, but they face many of the same issues, according to the County Health Rankings released last week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, Lake County, IN, Crown Point, IN, Gary, IN

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Indiana teachers to attend Supreme Court hearing

Election season is here. Early voting begins today in Marion County for the May 6th Primary election.

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Related Topix: Indiana

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Indiana to pay more for low-income child care

Election season is here. Early voting begins today in Marion County for the May 6th Primary election.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Post-Tribune

Most NWI teachers rated well under new system

Most Northwest Indiana teachers were rated as effective in performance evaluations from the 2012-13 school year, but a large number of school districts weren't required to release their evaluation data because their current teacher contracts were negotiated prior to the rating system becoming law.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Munster, IN, Hebron, IN

Sun Apr 06, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Coroner in Indiana Walks Around Lake With FOX 17 Where Body Was Found

On Sunday, Indiana State Police said a fisherman came upon a body floating in Lake Charles, a small body of water, located near the Porter/Burns Harbor exit along I-94.

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Related Topix: Burns Harbor, IN

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Post-Tribune

Fruit trees branch out in popularity at annual sale

Doug and Anna Kenbok last stopped by the annual tree sale several years ago, but a recent move from Porter Township necessitated another shopping spree.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Post-Tribune

Gary teen charged in South Haven robbery

A 17-year-old Gary male is in custody for the armed robbery of a South Haven convenience store last weekend.

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Post-Tribune

Valparaiso man charged in apartment shooting death

The man who lived in an apartment where another man was shot and killed early Wednesday has been charged with murder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Valparaiso, IN, Kouts, IN

Thu Apr 03, 2014

AllAccess.com

Price For Adams Group Northern Indiana Purchase: $8.5 Million

The price for the sale by LEIGH ELLIS' RADIO ONE COMMUNICATIONS OF INDIANA of Country WLJE and Oldies WAKE-A/VALPARAISO, IN, Classic Rock WXRD /CROWN POINT, IN, and AC WZVN /LOWELL, IN to ADAMS RADIO GROUP OF NORTHERN INDIANA, LLC is $8.5 million, according to the paperwork filed with the FCC.

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Related Topix: Valparaiso, IN, Crown Point, IN, Lowell, IN

CBS Local

Suspect Held In Fatal Shooting In Valparaiso

Valparaiso Police Chief Michael Brickner said that Gerid W. Forste, 31, and the suspected shooter, who The Post-Tribune is not yet naming because he has not been formally charged, were at the suspect's apartment at 1305 Black Partridge Lane, Apt.

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Related Topix: Valparaiso, IN

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