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Portage Police Warning Residents After Woman Bound, Assaulted

Police in Portage, Indiana are warning residents of an apartment building after a woman was bound, assaulted and robbed over the weekend.

05/27/2014

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Man Dies After Crashing Into Wall In Portage

A 24-year-old Gary man died after a single-vehicle crash at 7:07 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 12. It is unknown why his vehicle slammed into the concrete wall supporting the west side of the bridge into U.S. Steel.

10/25/2013

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Motorcyclist Injured In Crash On I-94

A three-vehicle crash sent a motorcyclist to the hospital Sunday afternoon on Interstate 94 near Porter, Ind.

10/14/2013

Surveillance image of an armed robbery in Portage, Ind. (image provided by Sergio Robles)

VIDEO: Gunman Robs Convenience Store, Flees With $1,000

The store owner is sharing video of the encounter in hopes of alerting the public and catching the culprit. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

09/27/2013

Gary A. Warwick (Porter County Sheriff)

Murder Suspect Returned To Illinois To Face Trial

Gary Allyn Warwick, 62, of Portage, had signed a waiver of his rights to a formal hearing before appearing in Porter Superior Court via video link from the Porter County Jail.

09/17/2013

Gary A. Warwick (Porter County Sheriff)

Ind. Softball Coach Charged With Murder In 1972 Death Of Illinois Baby

Gary Allyn Warwick, 62, was arrested without incident at a Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Portage, Ind., according to the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force.

09/13/2013

Bryan Tyman, 45, plead guilty to sending a sexually explicit photo to a teen. (Porter County Sheriff's Dept.)

Teacher To Plead Guilty To Sexting With Students

A former middle school teacher in Northwest Indiana accused of sexting with students is expected to change his plea to guilty tomorrow – and that isn’t sitting well with at least one parent.

09/03/2013

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Pair Charged In 2003 Drug Murder In Portage

Federal prosecutors are accusing two men, one of whom was affiliated with the Two Six gang, of killing an East Chicago resident 10 years ago as retaliation for stealing 50 kilograms of cocaine from a storage locker in Portage.

08/27/2013

Penny Winters (Credit: Portage Police)

Wal-Mart Worker Admits Swiping Junk Food–For Four Years

After being caught eating a package of Oreos she hadn’t paid for, a long-time Wal-Mart employee admitted Monday to taking junk food from the company every week for four years, police said.

02/19/2013

Kira Sheeman, Tina Rodriguez, Eric Loeffler, Frank Quarles. (Credit: Portage Police)

Child Locked In Bathroom As Adults Smoke Pot: Police

Police serving a warrant to a resident of the 3300 block of Sunnybrook Street found four adults smoking marijuana in the living room while a 3-year-old was locked in a bathroom down the hall.

02/01/2013

Portage Ind. Police Chief Troy Williams. (CBS)

Portage, Ind. Cops Regularly Chasing Down Threats Posted Online

One or two messages a week are flagged by authorities for following up, Police Chief Troy Williams says. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

01/24/2013

Eric Rizley (Photo provided by Sun-Times Media)

Portage Teen Arrested For Making Threats On Facebook

The father of one of Eric Rizley’s friends contacted police after seeing Rizley had posted: “Watch out portage people might be dying soon,” on Thursday.

12/28/2012

Two brothers were airlifted to an area hospital after a rollover crash Tuesday that temporarily shut down eastbound I-94 near Portage, Ind. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Two Brothers Airlifted After Rollover Crash In NW Indiana

Two brothers were airlifted to a hospital after their father lost control of his SUV and flipped it over on Interstate 94 near Portage, Ind., Tuesday afternoon.

12/18/2012

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Aurora Teen Missing At Indiana Dunes Found Safe

An Aurora man who had been reported missing at the Indiana Dunes has been found safe.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Martin Jonassen, 55, allegedly kidnapped his daughter from her Missouri home then kept her tied up in a northwest Indiana motel room. (Credit: Portage Police)

Woman Claims She Recalls Nothing Of Kidnapping At Father’s Trial

he trial is underway for a Missouri man, accused of kidnapping his daughter and driving her to Northwest Indiana, where she was seen last September running naked from a motel.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Corey McFry, 15, disappeared in Lake Michigan at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, after he was apparently pulled underwater by a rip current while swimming with friends. (Credit: Facebook)

Teenage Boy’s Body Found Along Lakeshore In Indiana

The body of a 15-year-old boy has been found along the lake shore in the Indiana Dunes, about a day and a half after he disappeared.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

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Man Held After DUI Crash That Injured Grandchildren In Indiana

A Northwest Indiana man is in jail, his two young grandchildren are injured, after what police say was a drunken driving crash.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

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Driver Killed When Van Spins Out Of Control

Indiana State Police are urging motorists to drive cautiously and to reduce their speed on wet or ice- and snow-covered roads, following a fatal crash on the Inidna Toll Road near Portage early Saturday.

02/04/2012

Kolleen M. Lampa, 44, allegedly drove a school bus while intoxicated. (Porter County, Ind. Sheriff's Department)

Ind. School Bus Driver Was Drunk While Transporting Kids: Police

Kolleen M. Lampa, 44, of Portage, is facing felony charges of drunken driving while operating a vehicle with children in it and neglect of a dependent.

02/03/2012

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Indiana Woman Found Dead In Portage Hotel Room

A Griffith, Ind. woman was found dead from an apparent drug overdose Wednesday morning in a Portage hotel room.

12/29/2011

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