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Indiana Boy Suspended For Bringing BB Gun To School

In a telephone message to parents, Principal Erin Utesch said the student showed the gun to other students, but did not threaten or use the pistol.


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Valparaiso Tops Green Bay 70-69 On Buzzer-Beater

Ryan Broekhoff made a desperation 3-pointer as time expired Saturday, giving Valparaiso a 70-69 victory over Green Bay and a berth in the Horizon League tournament final.


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Valparaiso Holds Off Loyola Of Chicago 85-76

Will Bogan scored 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and Valparaiso nearly coughed up a big first-half lead to eventually put away Loyola of Chicago 85-76 on Tuesday night


Amanda Bach, 19, went missing on Sept. 15, 2011. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Department)

Defense Team Tries To Pin Bach Murder On Search Party Member

Valparaiso Police Department Detective David Castellanos later disagreed on the stand with the defense’s contention that Nicholas Prochno, 30, of Wheeler, led police away from investigating abandoned houses and directly to the body.


Jordan Elizabeth Jones, 22, allegedly fought with police and medical workers

Woman Who Attacked Cops Is Orville Redenbacher’s Granddaughter

Less than six months after Valparaiso honored former resident Orville Redenbacher with a statue downtown, one of his descendants has made news in a more infamous way.


Valpo Man Accused Of Holding Gun To Teen’s Head For Sex

Wayne Han, 35, of Valparaiso, reportedly admitted to holding a gun to a 13-year-old girl’s head in an attempt to get her to perform sexual acts.


Pants-Less Intruder Arrested Inside Valparaiso Home

A family returning home late on Thanksgiving night found an intruder who was not wearing pants.


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Teen Attacks Mom With Knife After She Took Cell Phone: Police

VALPARAISO (CBS) — A 15-year-old boy upset that his mother took away his cell phone allegedly tried to attack his mother with a steak knife, according to authorities in Porter County, Ind. No one was […]


Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Hollowed-Out Book With Gun Inside Donated To Ind. Library

The donated book was Robert Stone’s novel “Outerbridge Reach.” But it was really just a holding place for a gold A.S.M. .31-caliber, a single-shot black powder handgun with a wooden handle.


Police surround the scene of a hostage standoff in Valparaiso. (CBS)

Third Hostage Was Hiding During Standoff At Valparaiso Insurance Office

Indiana State Police say there was a third hostage in the Valparaiso real estate office in which a Texas man took his own life, following a seven-hour standoff with police Friday.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Police surround the scene of a hostage standoff in Valparaiso. (CBS)

Man Fatally Shoots Self After Holding Hostages In Valparaiso Real Estate Office

A gunman who held hostages for nearly six hours Friday at a Valparaiso real-estate office fatally shot himself and ended a standoff with police.



Man Charged With Groping 2 Women At Valparaiso Bar

A Valparaiso man is facing serious criminal charges, after two women said he got drunk in a bar, reached under their clothes and forcibly groped them.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

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Police Officer Helps Rescue Family From Apartment Fire

A police officer put out a fire and helped rescue a family with a 3-day-old infant from a smoke-filled apartment in Valparaiso, Ind., late Thursday night, even before fire trucks arrived.


James Henderson, 28, was found passed out on the street in northwest Indiana on March 24, 2012. His blood-alcohol level was 0.552, a likely record for Porter County, Ind. Police expect to charge him with public intoxication after he is released from the hospital. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Office)

Drunk Man’s Blood-Alcohol Level Might Be A Record

A northwest Indiana man was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning, after being found unconscious along the side of the road with a blood-alcohol level of 0.552 percent, the Post-Tribune is reporting.


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Porter County Infant Dies From Skull Fracture; Investigation Continues

Seven-month-old Keagan Fishel died about 7:45 a.m. Saturday at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis where he was taken for treatment of a skull fracture, according to police.


Allen Warnes, 55, the stepfather of Shawnna Forgus, was arrested by the Valparaiso Police and is being held on the charge of murder. (Valparaiso Police Dept. Photo)

Stepfather Arrested In Shawnna Forgus Slaying

The stepfather of a 22-year-old Valparaiso woman found dead in her home Feb. 21 from apparent strangulation has been arrested in connection with her murder.


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Van Wijk’s 18 Help Valparaiso Defeat Butler 71-59

Kevin Van Wijk hit 8 of 9 shots and scored 18 points Friday night, leading Horizon League champion Valparaiso past Butler 71-59 and denying the Bulldogs a chance to clinch second place.


Shawnna Forgus, 22, was found dead in her bed in Valparaiso on Feb. 21, 2012, possibly the victim of a beating. (Family Photo)

Valparaiso Mother Found Dead Of Possible Beating

A 5-year-old Indiana boy went in to wake his mother up Tuesday morning, but found her dead, possibly beaten to death, in her bed.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Dustin McCowan is charged with murder in the death of Amanda Bach, 19. (Credit: Porter County Sheriff's Department)

Amanda Bach Murder Suspect’s Allies Offer Reward For ‘Real’ Killer

Police in northwest Indiana want nothing to do with a reward that is being offered in a murder case.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

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Valparaiso Beats Illinois-Chicago 60-55

Valparaiso outscored Illinois-Chicago (6-13, 2-7) 32-10 in the paint and had a 23-17 scoring advantage off the bench.