Conservation Officers Identify Hudson Lake Drowning Victim

New Carlisle Officer Josh Szuba in kayak) and members of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Dive Team search for drowning victim in Hudson Lake
New Carlisle Officer Josh Szuba in kayak) and members of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Dive Team search for drowning victim in Hudson Lake

Indiana Conservation Officers have released the name of the man who drowned in Hudson Lake Sunday morning. Howard Fetterer, 71, of New Carlisle was recovered from eight feet of water about 100 feet from shore, after a one-hour search. Continue reading

Conservation Officers Investigating Hudson Lake Drowning

New Carlisle Officer Josh Szuba in kayak) and members of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Dive Team search for drowning victim in Hudson Lake
New Carlisle Officer Josh Szuba (in kayak) and members of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Dive Team search for drowning victim in Hudson Lake (Photo provided by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department)

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a weekend drowning at Hudson Lake in LaPorte County. Emergency responders received reports shortly after 7:00 Sunday morning that someone had fallen out of a boat near the 8100 block of East Lakeshore Drive, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department. Continue reading

Sleepy Drivers Blamed for Morning Crashes

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The driver of this Chevrolet Tahoe was taken to LaPorte Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Photos provided by the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department.

Patrol deputies from the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office say sleepy drivers were to blame for a pair of single-vehicle crashes this morning. The first happened around 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 35 and Johnson Road. Continue reading

Child Airlifted After Rear-End Wreck

Firefighters had to cut the passenger from the wreckage of this SUV. Photo courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff's Department.
Firefighters had to cut the passenger from the wreckage of this SUV. Photo courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department.

A one-year-old child was airlifted to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis today after the vehicle in which he was riding was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County. Continue reading

Names, Details Released in LaCrosse Fatality

 
 

Alcohol, speed and slick roads were factors in a single-vehicle crash near LaCrosse that claimed life and sent another person to a South Bend hospital.

It happened just after 11 p.m. Tuesday on State Road 8 just east of 600 West, according to officials with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies found a black 1999 Dodge Ram truck on its side and say a man and woman had been thrown from the vehicle. Neither were wearing seatbelts, according to investigators. Continue reading

Firefighters Find Body in Kingsford Heights Trailer

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Photos courtesy of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office

A mobile home fire in LaPorte County claims a life. It occurred thismorning at 7701 South U.S. 6 and 35, according to officials with the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office. That’s just outside of Kingsford Heights. The Kingsford-Union and Kingsbury Fire Departments were dispatched to a medical alarm call at 9:19 a.m. They arrived five minutes later and found smoke coming from inside the trailer. Continue reading

LaPorte County Authorities Investigating Possible Chop Shop

 
 

A recent vehicle theft in Hammond results in the discovery of a possible automotive chop shop in Michigan City.

Federal, state and LaPorte County authorities served a search warrant at a property in the 7900 block of West Country Road 350 North yesterday and arrested the owner, 48-year-old Thomas Lambert, on a felony theft warrant. It was issued after sheriff’s deputies reportedly found parts from a stolen vehicle on the property during a Nov. 23rd investigation. Continue reading