Valparaiso

Towns In Illinois, Indiana Competing In Best Communities In America Competition

400 cities and towns applied for a top prize of $3 million and the list has been narrowed down to 50, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

08/02/2015

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Valparaiso University Student Arrested In Hostage Hoax

A Valparaiso University student faces charges for allegedly calling police and falsely claiming he was armed and had taken hostages in a campus library.

04/22/2015

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Police: Two Killed In Northwest Indiana Crash

About 11:40 p.m. a Dodge Caliber and Ford Windstar were involved in a crash near 285 S. State Road in Valparaiso, according to a statement from the Porter County sheriff’s office. The Dodge was traveling south and drove left of the center line to pass other vehicles when it collided with the northbound Windstar.

04/17/2015

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Up To 6 Inches Of Snow Possible In NW Indiana

Snow, frigid temperatures and 45-mph winds could make for a grisly Thursday morning in parts of northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service warned.

02/12/2015

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Valparaiso Wins 70-65 Over UIC

Alec Peters had 19 points and seven rebounds to pace Valpo.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2015

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Valparaiso Beats UIC, 85-56

Vashil Fernandez scored a career-high 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting and had blocked four shots.

CBS Chicago–01/08/2015

Surveillance photo of the suspet who robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch Dec. 8 in Cary. (Photo from the FBI)

Man Suspected In Three Bank Robberies Strikes Again

The most recent robbery happened Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bank branch at 10705 Broadway in Crown Point, according to the FBI.

01/08/2015

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Intruder Wakes Girl, 5, In Valparaiso Home

Valparaiso police are investigating the entry of a residence in northwest Indiana early Friday morning, after a male subject woke up a sleeping 5-year-old girl.

08/23/2014

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Man Charged With Drunk Driving In July 4th Crash That Killed Wife

Based on a blood test taken at the hospital after police got a warrant, Dwayne Johnson had a blood alcohol level of .17 when he crashed his Lincoln Towncar into a Chevy HHR in Center Township on July 4.

08/14/2014

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Valparaiso Family Reunited With Missing Dog

A northwest Indiana family has been reunited with their missing dog on Saturday.

06/13/2014

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Toddler Found In Car With Used Syringes; Parents Face Charges

Police stopped a driver for failing to use her turn signal, then allegedly discovered more than a dozen uncapped drug needles in the vehicle, a driver who was high, and a 1-year-old boy in the back seat.

05/15/2014

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Valparaiso Woman Loses Custody Of Kids For 2nd Time

The woman, who had three small children in her minivan, either was drunk or was having some kind of medical problem when she pulled up to the drive-through lane at a Dunkin Donuts.

04/14/2014

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Suspect Held In Fatal Shooting In Valparaiso

An Wednesday morning argument turned lethal after a Valparaiso man shot a Kouts man multiple times.

04/03/2014

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Valparaiso Tops Illinois-Chicago 73-63

Alec Peters scored 29 points and No. 4 seed Valparaiso topped ninth-seeded Illinois-Chicago 73-63 Tuesday in the first round of the Horizon League tournament.

03/04/2014

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Second Suspect Charged In 2012 Indiana Double-Murder

Alehandro Sanchez, 21, is accused in the April 7, 2012 slayings of Jeffery Trinka and Jennifer Guinn at a home just west of the Valparaiso city limits.

10/15/2013

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Man Charged With Raping Drugged Woman

A Valparaiso man accused of raping a drugged house guest in April faces up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted in a Dec. 16 trial.

09/13/2013

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Valparaiso Student Diagnosed With Rubella

It doesn’t happen very often. Last year there was a baby born with it in Chicago, and now an international student at Valparaiso University has come down with it.

07/13/2013

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

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Valparaiso Teacher Admits Taking Money From Other Teachers’ Desks

Randal S. Kerns, 56, of Valparaiso, was arrested Thursday by Valparaiso police after school officials alerted them of the thefts. Kerns has been released after posting bond.

04/27/2013

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3rd-Seeded Michigan State Beats No. 14 Valpo 65-54

Derrick Nix got a pass down low, backed up his beefy body to put an opponent on his back and scored. For much of Michigan State’s NCAA tournament-opening win, it was as easy as giving Nix the ball and getting out of his way.

03/21/2013

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