Porter County Newswire

Porter County Newswire

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  1. Appeals Court: First Amendment protects those who make videos of working policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Chicago Tribune

    ... by various police departments in Northwest Indiana, including Dyer, Gary and Crown Point . According to the Porter County Sheriff's Department, Strauss was issued a warning in July for criminal trespassing, involving his attempt to video record a ...

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  2. Ex-cop pleads guilty to stealing from police lodgeRead the original story

    Friday Oct 12 | The Tribune

    ... to fraud Thursday in federal court. He was treasurer of FOP Lodge 165 in Valparaiso and a lieutenant with the Porter County sheriff's office. He quit his law enforcement job in May. LaFlower says he wrote checks to himself or withdrew money from the ...

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  3. Ex-sheriff's officer pleads guilty to wire fraud after taking...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | Chicago Tribune

    A former Porter County sheriff's officer pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzling more than $180,000 from a police organization. Lawrence LaFlower, 42, of Valparaiso, told the federal judge that he took the money from a Fraternal Order of Police account by writing checks to himself or with a checking withdrawal slip at the bank.

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  4. More than a year after 9-year-old girl fatally shot during gun safety ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 28 | Chicago Tribune

    The court case of a Hobart father charged with neglect in connection with the death of his daughter more than a year ago was continued to December on Friday. Eric Hummel, 34, appeared Friday morning in Lake Superior Court on his charges stemming from the death of Olivia Hummel, 9, on June 10, 2017, at their home.

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  5. County Schools Discuss Safety Procedures in Fall MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 26 | WTCA-AM Plymouth

    ... served as superintendent at two different Marshall County schools. Lauck shared how a safety plan in Porter County unites all of their school corporations by using the same procedures and same language in response to school emergencies. According to ...

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  6. School Bus Driver Gets Canned for Allegedly Allowing Children to DriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | Jalopnik

    ... Thursday, a parent of a student studying at Boone Grove High School in Valparaiso, Indiana reached out to a Porter County Sheriff's Deputy alleging that a bus driver had let students drive the kid-hauler, Porter County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy ...

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  7. Former Officer Allegedly Embezzled $180K from FOP LodgeRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 25 | WBIW-AM Bedford

    ... Lawrence W. LaFlower of Valparaiso faces one count of wire fraud. He resigned in May from the Porter County Sheriff's Department, where he had been a lieutenant. LaFlower allegedly embezzled more than $180,000 over five years for his own personal ...

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  8. Valparaiso cupcake store manager faces sex charges, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 25 | Chicago Tribune

    ... ed by Tuesday afternoon, according to online court records. He posted a $1,500 cash bond and was released from Porter County Jail Tuesday, according to online records.

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  9. School Bus Driver Accused of Letting Students Drive BusRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 25 | School Bus Fleet

    A school bus driver here has been fired and was arrested on Friday for allegedly letting three students drive her bus, police said. A video posted on Twitter on Friday by @_caseyweber shows the driver, who the Porter County Sheriff's Department identified as Joandrea McAtee, appearing to advise a child who is sitting in the driver's seat and appears to be steering the school bus, to put her foot on the brake, CBS Chicago reports .

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  10. Video: Bus driver arrested for allowing children to drive busRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | WALA

    ... bus driver has been arrested on allegations that she let children as young as 11 years old drive the bus. The Porter County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Joandrea McAtee of Portage was arrested Friday on preliminary felony charges of child ...

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  11. Indiana school bus driver fired for letting kids driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | BBC News

    Joandrea Dehaven McAtee of Porter County, Indiana is facing preliminary felony charges of child neglect after video emerged of her allowing three school students, aged 11, 13 and 17, time in the driver's seat.

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  12. School Bus Driver Let Kids Take the Wheel, Police SayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | News Max

    An Indiana school bus driver was arrested on Friday after video footage emerged that appeared to show the 27-year-old allowing students to take the wheel and drive for short distances. Joandrea Dehaven McAtee was fired from her job and charged with felony neglect of a dependent by the Porter County Sheriff's Department a day after the incident, ABC News reported .

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  13. Portage mayor wants information blocked from federal trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | Journal Gazette

    ... r has pleaded not guilty to federal bribery charges of accepting money in exchange for towing contracts in the Porter County city. Snyder was elected to his second term as mayor in 2015.

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  14. Indiana school bus driver caught on video allegedly allowing kids as young as 11 to drive her vehicleRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | The Town Talk

    ... McAtee, of nearby Portage, was arrested Friday after the Porter Township Schools Administration and the Porter County Sheriff's Office investigated a parent's complaint, the Northwest Indiana Times reported. Chief Deputy Jeff Biggs said in a news ...

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  15. Indiana bus driver arrested for allowing students to drive busRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | WKOW-TV

    ... information regarding this incident, PTSC administration, First Student (our bus service provider), and the Porter County Sheriff's Department immediately began an investigation," the township said in a statement. "The investigation quickly ...

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  16. Bus Driver Arrested For Allowing Three Students To Drive BusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | KOAI-FM Dallas

    ... it. pic.twitter.com/gQRzWUrDPg After the videos made the rounds, McAtee was quickly let go from her position. Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds said in a statement, "The students and parents that immediately came forward with this information ...

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  17. School bus driver fired after allegedly letting students drive busRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | Tribune-Star

    ... McAtee let kids take turns driving the bus on a rural road on the way home from school, WBBM reports . The Porter County Sheriff's Department said the students involved were 11, 13 and 17 years old. Other children were allegedly on the bus at the ...

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  18. US school bus driver 'let kids drive'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 23 | Stuff.co.nz

    A US school bus driver has been arrested on allegations that she let children as young as 11 years old drive the bus. The Porter County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Joandrea McAtee of Portage was arrested on Friday on preliminary felony charges of child neglect.

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  19. Bus driver arrested, allowed students to driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 23 | ABC15.com

    ... information regarding this incident, PTSC administration, First Student (our bus service provider), and the Porter County Sheriff's Department immediately began an investigation," the township said in a statement. "The investigation quickly ...

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  20. Indiana Bus Driver Arrested for Allegedly Allowing Students to Drive a School BusRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 23 | Time

    ... zero-tolerance policy for employees whose actions may harm or put others at risk." McAtee was arrested by the Porter County Sheriff's Department when she arrived at the Porter Township schools bus barn to collect her final check, reported the ...

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