Porter County Newswire

Porter County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Porter County, IN.

Results 1 - 20 of 371 in Porter County, IN

  1. Community newsRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... with the subject "Teachers Ride Free Essay." Information: www.mysouthshoreline.com. The Porter County Substance Abuse Council will host a grant writing workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Lake Room at the Community Foundation, 1401 ...

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  2. Gary woman accused of having sexual relationship with 13-year-old...Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    ... and one count of sexual misconduct with a minor. She was taken into custody July 17, 2018, police say. (Porter County Sheriff's Dept.) A Gary woman has been charged with two felony counts related to child molesting for allegedly having a sexual ...

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  3. Judge enters not guilty plea for Valparaiso mom charged with neglect in daughter's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Tribune

    ... hearing. Perkins, who appeared before the judge via videoconference wearing a red jail jumpsuit, remains in Porter County Jail, where she was transported after Valparaiso police arrested her early Tuesday. A police K-9 located Tamira Billingslea, 3, ...

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  4. Valparaiso mom charged in 3-year-old girl's drowning; waited an...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | Chicago Tribune

    ... one count of neglect of a dependent, a Level 1 felony, in the death of Tamira Billingslea. Perkins remained in Porter County Jail on Wednesday, where she has been since she was taken into custody early Tuesday, according to jail records. She is ...

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  5. Girl, 3, Dies after being Found in Pond; Mom in JailRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 11 | WBIW-AM Bedford

    ... in Valparaiso responded to a call about a missing girl. Tamira's mother, Tasia Perkins, was later taken to the Porter County jail on a neglect charge. It wasn't immediately known if she has a lawyer who could comment. Sgt. Michael Grennes says ...

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  6. Senate panel OKs Trump's VA choiceRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 10 | Journal Gazette

    ... in Valparaiso responded to a call about a missing girl. Tamira's mother, Tasia Perkins, was later taken to the Porter County jail on a neglect charge.

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  7. Missing Indiana girl, 3, dies after being found in pondRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 10 | WXIX-TV Cincinnati

    ... in Valparaiso responded to a call about a missing girl. Tamira's mother, Tasia Perkins, was later taken to the Porter County jail on a neglect charge. It wasn't immediately known if she has a lawyer who could comment. Sgt. Michael Grennes says ...

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  8. Mom held after 3-year-old daughter found dead in Valparaiso pond, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | Chicago Tribune

    Police arrested a Valparaiso woman on a preliminary felony charge of neglect of a dependent after they said her 3-year-old daughter died after going missing and later being found unresponsive in a pond Monday night. Valparaiso police said the 32-year-old woman, of the 2700 block of Roanoke Court, was arrested and booked into the Porter County Jail after police interviewed her and learned of inconsistent statements regarding the time taken to notify police once the child was determined to be missing, according to a release from Sgt.

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  9. Fireworks blast to head kills Indiana manRead the original story

    Monday Jul 9 | The Indianapolis Star

    ... findings in Saturday night's death of 37-year-old Scott McKee suggest it was a "tragic accident." The Porter County coroner says McKee died of blunt force trauma. Toxicology tests were pending. Authorities say McKee was placing a mortar into a tube ...

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  10. Hebron man killed in fireworks accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 9 | Chicago Tribune

    Police said Monday that a Hebron man who died over the weekend in a fireworks accident suffered massive blunt force trauma to his head and face when there was a problem with a consumer-grade mortar. The Porter County Coroner's Office pronounced Scott McKee II, 37, dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of Persimmon Parkway.

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  11. One killed, one injured when fireworks detonate 'prematurely'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 8 | Chicago Tribune

    A fireworks malfunction left one Hebron man dead and another seriously injured Saturday, according to the Porter County coroner's office. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris said in a release that Scott McKee II, of the 600 block of Persimmon Parkway, set a lit 3-inch firework mortar into a mortar tube when it detonated prematurely.

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  12. As Munster legislator speaks out, Indiana attorney general denies...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | Chicago Tribune

    ... an internal investigation after a state representative and several staffers reported Hill's conduct to them. Porter County Republican Party Chair Michael Simpson said he was shocked by allegations that Hill inappropriately touched and grabbed four ...

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  13. Coroner: Alcohol likely played role in man's train deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 3 | Chicago Tribune

    Alcohol likely played a factor in the death of a Porter man whose body was found at a Valparaiso railroad crossing over the weekend, according to Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris. Joseph Niepokoj, 24, died of multiple blunt force trauma from being struck by a train, the coroner's office said.

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  14. 'All we could do is watch it burn': A rural house fire, and the companies promising helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 2 | Chicago Tribune

    ... the Valparaiso Fire Department about an active structure fire at 229 Kimrich Circle North in unincorporated Porter County. Firefighters arrived seven minutes later to find the home's attached garage fully engulfed, with additional flames in the roof ...

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  15. Police arrest Gary man after foot chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 1 | Chicago Tribune

    At around 3:07 p.m. June 20, a Porter County Sheriff's officer attempted to stop a driver for a minor traffic violation in the area of Central Avenue and Brandt Street in Portage, Porter County Sheriff spokeswoman Sgt. Jamie Erow said in a release.

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  16. Porter man found dead at rail crossingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 1 | Chicago Tribune

    The Valparaiso Police are investigating the death of a Porter man who was found at a rail crossing early Sunday morning. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris said in a release that his office was dispatched around 4:33 a.m. to the crossing just north of Morthland Drive and Axe Avenue.

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  17. Man charged with 'brazen' daytime armored truck robbery - ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 29 | Chicago Tribune

    ... until trial, a judge said. Akeem Jackson, 29, appeared Friday in Hammond's federal court wearing an orange Porter County Jail jumpsuit with his public defender, Matthew Soliday. Jackson was charged Thursday with Hobbs Act robbery in connection with ...

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  18. Hobart man stole phone from car in sheriff's parking lot while...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 28 | Chicago Tribune

    Police said a Hobart man was arrested Wednesday when he went to the Porter County Sheriff's Department to turn himself in on a civil warrant and allegedly stole a cellphone from a car in the parking lot before coming in, a move captured on video surveillance. Randall Szostek, 35, of the 200 block of North Connecticut Street, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of theft and unlawful entry of a motor vehicle.

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  19. Police: Merrillville FBI agent facing alcohol-related chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 27 | Chicago Tribune

    ... to the Speedway gas station at 752 Indian Boundary Road, according to a report. He was released Sunday from Porter County Jail on $2,000 bond, according to Sgt. Jamie Erow, public information officer for the Porter County Sheriff's Department. ...

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  20. In Indiana, Rod Gardin takes chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 26 | District Administration

    A onetime principal in Tri-Creek, the East Porter County Schools superintendent was warmly welcomed back when the Tri-Creek School Board approved him for the position left vacant by the retirement of Debra Howe. "I'm thrilled to be back," Gardin said.

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