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Suspect arrested after allegedly attacking courthouse security officers in Michigan City

A man was arrested after allegedly attacking two courthouse security officers in Michigan City.The suspect began striking the officers with his hands as soon as he walked through the front doors of the courthouse, according to La Porte County police Chief Deputy Ron Heeg.''The gentleman just walked

22 WSBT - 2018-10-19 13:06:22

MC residents charged with trafficking firearms

HAMMOND – Two Michigan City residents were among three people named in a 14-count federal indictment announced Friday that includes charges of conspiracy to straw purchase firearms, distribution of methamphetamine and cocaine, and possession of firearms by felons.According to documents in this case,

NEWS DISPATCH - 2018-10-19 19:49:12

Michigan City beefing up patrols throughout city

MICHIGAN CITY — Police here will be beefing up patrols thanks to state traffic safety grants.The department will have Operation Pull Over patrols out throughout the city concentrating on seat belt violations, speeding, following too closely, testing and other distracted driving violations, according


Woman, 2 men charged with trafficking guns, drugs in northwest Indiana

In one instance, Tincher bought guns from a store and Taylor – under Baxter’s direction – sold two of them the same day to undercover officers, according to prosecutors.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-10-19 10:46:52

Deputies attacked at MC courthouse

A shirtless Joshua L. Duncan, 37, of Michigan City, entered the courthouse around 11:30 a.m., according to Chief Deputy Ron Heeg of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department. As he approached the security checkpoint, he inexplicably "sucker-punched" Deputy Jon Keene in the nose

LA PORTE HERALD-ARGUS - 2018-10-20 00:51:05

Deputies hospitalized after courthouse attack

MICHIGAN CITY – Two La Porte County deputies are in the hospital and a local man is in custody after allegedly attacking them at the Michigan City courthouse on Friday morning.A shirtless Joshua Duncan, 37, of Michigan City, entered the courthouse around 11:30 a.m. and inexplicably punched a sheriff

NEWS DISPATCH - 2018-10-19 19:45:13

Virus kills 6 kittens at Michigan City animal shelter

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (WNDU) ---The Michiana Humane Society is out front of a viral outbreak of panleukopenia that killed six kittens between Wednesday and Thursday this week."(We have a) bleach quarantine," said Becky Blackmun, veterinary technician. "No cats are moving within the shelter itself."Sim

WNDU - 2018-10-19 18:05:00

3 kittens killed in virus outbreak

MICHIGAN CITY — The Michiana Humane Society has temporarily closed its cat adoption room due to an outbreak of panleukopenia virus at the shelter.Three kittens have already died since Wednesday.According to a press release from the Humane Society, the organization has opted to close the adoption roo

NEWS DISPATCH - 2018-10-18 21:05:31

Privatization proposed for Franklin Street bridge

La PORTE – Representatives of a Central Indiana appeared before the County Board of Commissioners with a proposal to take over operations of the Franklin Street Bridge over Trail Creek.Dependable Tree Service of Marklesville has been in business for 12 years, and currently operated three movable bri

NEWS DISPATCH - 2018-10-18 23:05:33

Indiana Dept. of Corrections officer arrested on drug charges

Chad Dickson, a 40-year-old from Hamlet, was charged with dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, resisting law enforcement, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia.

WNDU - 2018-10-18 16:05:00

Former Merrillville attorney disbarred by Indiana Supreme Court

Hall was accused in count one of telling his girlfriend and legal secretary, whom he was representing in a tax case, to ignore a Lake County court's subpoena requiring them to appear for a hearing in September 2014. The presiding magistrate had to call Hall's law office to advise the girlfriend that

NWI.COM - 2018-10-19 02:00:00

Clint Eastwood's 'The Mule' chronicles Michigan City man's drug running for cartel

MICHIGAN CITY — Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has played scores of colorful characters on the silver screen over the past seven decades. The latest portrayal for the 88-year-old Academy Award winner is Michigan City’s Leo Sharp, a legend in his own right, albeit much more notorious.“The Mule,”whic


Amber Alert Canceled After Baby Taken by Man Fleeing Traffic Stop in Illinois

The man, whose nickname is "Boopa," was driving with the child's mother to Madison, Wisconsin, police said Illinois State Police An Amber Alert has been canceled Thursday after a 7-month-old girl was taken by a man fleeing police during a traffic stop in Illinois. The man, whose nickname is "Boopa,"

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-10-18 18:56:19

Gary man sentenced to 120 years prison for 2017 double slaying in Indy

A Gary man was sentenced Wednesday to 120 years in prison for the murders of two Gary women, whose bodies were discovered last year in a burning vehicle in Indianapolis.Tywan James, 31, was sentenced to 120 years prison on two counts of murder by Judge Mark D. Stoner in Marion County Superior Court.

NWI.COM - 2018-10-18 14:00:00

Court records: Man, 26, engaged in sexual misconduct with two teens at Hobart hotel

Keith D. Donaldson Jr., 26, was charged Monday in Lake Criminal with sexual battery, attempted sexual battery, sexual misconduct with a minor, two counts of criminal confinement and two counts of dissemination of matter harmful to minors, all felonies.

NWI.COM - 2018-10-18 14:30:00

Michigan City workshop to offer ways of supporting migrant farmworkers

The Migrant Farmworker Law Center will shine a light on the migrant farmworkers who live and work in Northwest Indiana.The Indianapolis-based nonprofit group, which provides legal services to migrant farmworkers across the state of Indiana, will give a presentation at 4 p.m. Saturday at the P.A.R.C.


'Dallas' hits the streets in La Porte

La PORTE — The city of La Porte welcomed its newest police officer recently and was acknowledged with a wag of the tail.In April, the La Porte Police Department received a donation for a third K-9 unit. The dog – now known as Dallas – was bought in Hungary, and brought back to the United States for

NEWS DISPATCH - 2018-10-18 10:00:00

Parents advised to check sex offender registry before trick or treating

According to the United States Department of Justice, 80 percent of all addresses have at least one sex offender living within one mile. Forty-five percent of sexual assault victims are under 12, and 75 percent of victims know their attacker. Over half of all sexual assaults occur within one mile of

LA PORTE HERALD-ARGUS - 2018-10-18 10:00:00

$900M jackpot is biggest ever for Mega Millions

Lotto fever continues to build across Michiana.On Friday, you'll get the chance to win the biggest Mega Millions jackpot of all time.The jackpot is now worth an estimated $900 million, or $513.4 million in cash before taxes.It's the second biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.Wednesday's Powerbal


Police officer charged with theft, accused of switching price tags at Walmart

Brandon Jones has been charged with theft, a class A misdemeanor, and delivery of a false sales document, a level 6 felony.