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Weekly Safety Report: Car Pursuit and Swearing-in of New Officers in Porter County, Indiana
Two incidents occurred in Porter County, Indiana this week. In the first incident, two individuals were arrested after leading Indiana State Police on a pursuit. The suspects were driving a stolen vehicle and ignored the trooper's instructions before crashing the car. In the second incident, the Valparaiso Police Department welcomed five new officers through a swearing-in ceremony.
These Whiting, IN based puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Whiting.
Weekly Safety Report: Democratic Party Considers Succession Plan, Shooting at Gas Station, Fraud Charges, Stolen Car Chase, Tesla Crashes into Home, Axe-Wielding Figure Spotted in Lake County, Indiana
Lake County Dems are considering a succession plan in case Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. is convicted of felony charges. A suspect was arrested after a shooting at a gas station in Munster. A Schererville man was charged with fraud for allegedly misusing funds from a GoFundMe account for his son's funeral costs. Police are searching for a suspect who stole a car and caused a high-speed chase in northwest Indiana. A Tesla crashed into a home in Crown Point, narrowly missing the homeowner. Surveillance footage captured an unidentified individual carrying an axe in Hobart.
Weekly Safety Report: Murder-for-Hire, Molestation Convictions, Gunfire Arrests, Arson, and School Gun Incident in LaPorte County, Indiana
This week in LaPorte County, Indiana, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a murder-for-hire plot orchestrated by an inmate, the upholding of child molestation convictions, arrests made using gunshot detection technology, an intentional fire set at an athletic complex, and a student bringing a gun to school.
Twin Peaks to Open New Indiana Location
The ultimate sports lodge to hire upwards of 170 team members ahead of Schererville opening. is expanding its northern footprint by opening its renowned sports bar, packed with TVs and frosty 29° draft beers in Schererville, Ind. on Nov. 13. The location will be operated by franchisee Dos Montes.
Lake County E-911 workers sign contract before deadline with better starting pay
Lake County’s E-911 workers have a signed and approved 2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement about three months before their current contract expires. Byron Bonham, business representative for the United Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 21, which represents the workers in Lake County’s 105 union-represented positions, said members passed the new pact by an overwhelming majority. The union does ...
Illinois woman drove drunk with her toddler: cops
CROWN POINT — A Calumet woman drove drunk on I-80/94 with her toddler son in the back seat, according to charges filed in the Lake Superior Court on Wednesday. Kennedie Smith, 27, was charged with two felonies: neglect of a dependent and operating while intoxicated. If convicted on all charges, the Illinois woman would face up to five years in prison.
Join Indiana 105 at “Subaru Loves Pets” in Portage
Castle Subaru in Portage loves pets… and so does Indiana 105! Join us at this year’s Subaru Loves Pets event Saturday, September 30th, from 10am-2pm at Countryside Park (on Highway 6 in Portage)! Laura Waluszko will broadcast from 11am until 1pm from the event, featuring a pet costume parade, pet adoptions, K-9 demos and FREE micro-chipping for the first 100 dogs on-site! Also, learn more about Castle Subaru’s current inventory and schedule a test drive Learn more here.
Two Indiana Women Arrested After Confronting Officers During SWAT Operation
EAST CHICAGO – Tensions soared Thursday as two women were apprehended in East Chicago during a SWAT operation. According to reports, Latayazia Washington, 25, of Gary, allegedly threatened Chief Rivera and, after a brief chase, was charged with felony intimidation, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Tanazia Washington, 26, from East Chicago, also faces charges after allegedly interfering with the arrest process. Both women were part of a large group that approached the officers at the time.
Weekly Safety Report: Stolen Car Crash and Assault over BBQ Sauce hit Gary, Indiana
This week in Gary, Indiana, two incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. In the first incident, a suspect stole a car and led police on a high-speed chase, resulting in a crash. The second incident involved a man attacking a friend over the absence of barbecue sauce for burgers.
11 Indiana schools honored nationally for high performance
Eleven Indiana schools are being honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools this year by the U.S. Department of Education. Each of the schools were nominated for exemplary high performance. Union Center Elementary School in Valparaiso was one of the schools selected for the award. Principal Christopher Gabriel said amazing staff...
Weekly Safety Report: Tesla Crashes into Home, New Police Officers Sworn in Crown Point
This week in Crown Point, Indiana, two incidents occurred that were bookmarked for a weekly safety report. The first incident involved a Tesla crashing into a homeowner's house, narrowly missing the homeowner who usually sits on the couch where the car landed. The second incident was the swearing-in of two new police officers during a Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting.
Indiana DCS accused of failing to preserve records for case involving torture death of 4-year-old Judah Morgan
A Hendricks County judge is standing his ground reiterating that Indiana Department of Child Services director Eric Miller, not another representative as requested by Indiana DCS, is tasked with proving why his department should not be held in contempt of court for failing to obey a court order to produce documents related to the torture-death of a 4-year-old LaPorte County boy.
Crown Point Dream Home Sells for $1.5M
A stunning house near Crown Point, Indiana recently sold for an impressive $1,500,000 on September 20th. Located at 809 Alderbrook Ct, Crown Point, IN, 46307, this remarkable property offers a luxurious living experience with its unique features and desirable location.
Colorful Lakeside home keeps recreation in mind
CEDAR LAKE, Ind. — A lakeside home in Indiana could be the perfect getaway for someone as unique as the house itself. The lake lover’s dream features plenty of activities for someone looking for fun on and off the water. Located along Lake Shore Drive in Cedar Lake, Indiana, the home boasts uniquely colorful walls […]
New teen mental health court in Porter County first of its kind in the state
Porter County has expanded its problem-solving courts to include a mental health court for teens, the first of its kind in the state. “You just see an explosion in anxiety and depression right now, and especially the social phobias,” said Alison Cox, the county’s director of juvenile detention services and the court’s administrator, adding much of that stems from isolation during the COVID-19 ...
Gary Rolls Out Four Electric Buses
The Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC) announced the launch of four electric buses, which represents a welcomed trend of modernization and environmentally friendly transportation protocol. The introduction of “green riding” in Gary and NWI has also ignited an opportunity for the business community to champion the cause of cleaner air...
Fall Fest to be eventful and fun-filled
State Rep. Vernon G. Smith, Gary Mayor Jerome Prince, Gary Councilman Dwight A. Williams, County Councilman Charlie Brown, Sheriff Oscar Martinez, County Commissioner Kyle Allen, Calumet Twp. Trustee Kimberly Robinson, and County Assessor LaTonya Spearman will join forces to sponsor the 3RD Annual Fall Fest. The event will be held on Ridge Road in front of the Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Rd on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 1-6 p.m.
$8M Tech Development at Historic Gary Union Station
The City of Gary and national telecommunications development firm Digital Equity, LLC announced the development of an $8 million Fiber Smart House in the historic Gary Union Station, kick starting a concerted, multi-phase effort to create a tech community in Northwest Indiana. The 10,000 square-foot Fiber Smart House will usher...
Gary Man Found Dead In Car
On September 15, 2023, at approximately 1:55 AM, Gary Police were dispatched to 15th and Clay Street in Gary’s Aetna Area for a report of a white van in a ditch with a man slumped over in the passenger’s seat, according to Gary Police. Upon the officer’s arrival...