Porter Beach

Emergency officials converge at Porter Beach in Northwest Indiana Monday when a mysterious substance was discovered in the water. (CBS)

Surfer: Chemical Slicks Common On NW Indiana Beaches

“It’s been a dirty week for Lake Michigan,” said Basil Tydings, an East Coast transplant who frequently surfs and rides a stand-up paddleboard in the lake.

06/19/2013

Emergency officials converge at Porter Beach in Northwest Indiana Monday when a mysterious substance was discovered in the water. (CBS)

Initial Tests ID Glittery Substance Along Beach

Indiana environmental officials were investigating whether a Porter County manufacturer was responsible for a slick of glittery material that kept many swimmers out of Porter Beach on Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–06/18/2013

Emergency officials converge at Porter Beach in Northwest Indiana Monday when a mysterious substance was discovered in the water. (CBS)

Mystery Substance Prompts Closure Of Indiana Beach

Swimmers have been ordered out of Lake Michigan at Porter Beach because of a substance in the water. WBBM’s Nancy Harty has more.

06/17/2013

Karen Read found an adult Labrador retriever and 17 puppies at the side of a road at Indiana Dunes State Park. The dogs were rescued, and will be up for adoption at Lakeshore PAWS in Valparaiso. (Photo courtesy Karen Read)

Woman Rescues 17 Puppies Abandoned At Indiana Dunes State Park

Someone dumped a mother Labrador retriever and 17 puppies at the side of a dark road in the Indiana Dunes State Park on Friday.

05/14/2013