A Valparaiso resident has declared his candidacy for Indiana’s 5th District State Senate seat.
Police in Valparaiso were called to the scene of an accident Saturday morning that saw the driver airlifted from the scene.
The incident occurred just before 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of State Road 49 and County Road 500 North. According to the Police Department, 22-year-old John Binkowski of rural Knox was stopped at a red light when an oncoming semi-tractor trailer allegedly disregarded to the signal.
If you’re heading to Valpo today, you may want to avoid the downtown area.
An early morning fire destroyed a building at the southeast corner of Lincolnway and Michigan Street.
An intense hostage situation in Valparaiso ended when police say the gunman who held hostages at an Indiana real estate office died after he was taken to a hospital for self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
Valparaiso police Sgt. Michael Grennes says the gunman shot himself twice during a standoff at the Prudential Executive Group Real Estate office yesterday.
President Pro Tem David C. Long (R-Fort Wayne) has appointed State Senator Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) to serve as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Charbonneau said the committee examines the budget bill and the school funding formula, along with other legislation allocating state funds to numerous government agencies, departments and organizations on a biannual basis, in addition to other related issues.
17th District State Representative, Nancy Dembowski (D-Knox), has received her committee assignments for the 2011 and 2012 sessions of the Indiana General Assembly. House Democratic Leader, B. Patrick Bauer (D-South Bend) recommended Dembowski for the following committees: Local Government, Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development, and Natural Resources. In addition, Dembowski will be the ranking Democrat on the Roads and Transportation Committee.