Laporte County, IN


Motorcyclist Killed in LaPorte County Crash

A motorcyclist died yesterday afternoon in Rolling Prairie after rear-ending a car. The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department says 24-year-old Erik Smith, originally from Idaho, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened about 5 p-m on U-S 20. The driver of the car was stopped waiting to turn...
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Culvert replacements to close State Road 212 in LaPorte County

A portion of State Road 212 in LaPorte County will be closed for culvert replacement starting Monday. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the highway will be closed between Warnke Road and Pueblo Street. Once that's done, it will be closed between Fryer and Tryon roads. The project is scheduled to wrap up in late June.
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Horizon Bank Welcomes Bilingual Branch Manager

Julia Harris-Diaz has been selected as the new bilingual branch manager of the LaPorte office. Harris has 14 years of banking experience. She was in the previous positions of teller, customer service representative, supervisor of the Wolves Student branch located at Michigan City High School and Assistant Branch Manager. Harris...
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Express Air Coach to Launch New Michigan City to O’Hare Shuttle Service

In Michigan City, a new opportunity soon to get a ride to the airport. Express Air Coach (EAC) announced Thursday it will begin offering shuttle service from Michigan City to O’Hare beginning May 27th. The Lafayette-based company currently offers daily service to O’Hare from Hammond and Portage and has been providing shuttle service to O’Hare from Purdue West Lafayette for 17 years. Express Air Coach President Paul Davis said the Michigan City location extends their recent additions into Northwest Indiana and is a great fit to their operational footprint. The pick-up point in Michigan City will be at the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau on South Franklin Street.

Aerial treatments of spongy moths commence in Marshall, LaPorte counties

MARSHALL, LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- The Indiana DNR’s divisions of Forestry and Entomology and Plant Pathology are starting aerial treatments of spongy moth populations in selected areas of Marshall, Noble and LaPorte counties Thursday morning. The spongy moth is one of North America’s most damaging invasive species, having eaten...

ID, cause of death provided for missing 3-year-old NW Indiana girl

LONG BEACH, Ind. (AP) — Authorities identified and provided the cause of death Monday for a 3-year-old girl who was found dead after being reported missing. LaPorte County Coroner Lynn Swanson identified the girl as Amy Ivey and said her cause of death was asphyxiation secondary to drowning, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported.

Express Air Coach

Express Air Coach (EAC) offers pick-up at the LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 4073 S Franklin St, Michigan City for shuttle service to O’Hare. Reservations will be required for confirmed travel and can be made and paid for in advance on the company website, which is Express...

DNR hiring event for Indiana Conservation Officers

LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. -- The DNR Law Enforcement’s District 10 will be hosting a recruiting event in LaPorte County for Indiana Conservation Officers. It will be held on Monday, May 23 at 6 p.m. in Red Mill County Park (185 S. Holmesville Road). There, officials will elaborate on the...