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WSBT-TV Report | October 14, 2011
LAPORTE COUNTY - Two LaPorte County police officers were involved in a car accident on Friday morning on U.S. 6 near 125 east. According to police, they were rear-ended. The field-training officer was injured and went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police believe he will be OK. The other officer was not hurt. Stay with WSBT.com for any updates that become available.  
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WSBT-TV Report | March 12, 2010
LAPORTE COUNTY — The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended a LaPorte County judge for judicial misconduct. Judge Jennifer Evans Koethe was accused of trying to cover up evidence in 2008 when she says she accidentally shot herself in the head. She was not seriously injured. In January, a jury found her not guilty of obstruction of justice in the case. But she still could have lost her position for judicial misconduct. Instead, the state Supreme Court decided to suspend her for 60 days without pay. She also is prohibited from hearing any case that involves any of the police officers who were involved with that incident.
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July 9, 2012
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) - The Indiana Supreme Court has named an interim replacement to fill in for a LaPorte County prosecutor whose law license is being suspended for 60 days. The high court has named LaPorte County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Robert Neary to fill in for Prosecutor Robert Szilagyi starting Aug. 1. Szilagyi has been ordered to stop practicing law for 60 days. The Supreme Court suspended his license on June 20, saying he signed his ex-wife's name to a document related to the refinancing of his home soon after their 2009 divorce in order to avoid a conversation with her. He also signed his secretary's name as a notary to the document.
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WSBT-TV Report | August 23, 2012
A 35-year-old man wanted in connection to a fatal July LaPorte County crash was arrested in the City of South Bend. LaPorte County police were notified by South Bend Police and the United States Marshals Service John Mikle was arrested and taken to LaPorte County Jail. A warrant for his arrest was issued Aug. 14 by the LaPorte County Circuit Court. Bond was set at $35,000. A court hearing is scheduled for Friday. After causing a head-on crash July 19 that killed a Valparaiso woman and seriously hurt two young sisters, Mikle was found to have extremely high PCP levels in his blood.
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WSBT-TV Report | July 30, 2012
Long Beach police responding to a loud party complaint ended up hauling away 57 people under the age of 21. This happened Friday in the 2000 block of Juneway Drive. When officers arrived they say they saw and talked to several people around the residence who had alcohol or smelled of alcohol. Police say the homeowner, Julie Smith, told them alcohol was not being consumed in her house and refused to let the officers in. After obtaining a search warrant, officers entered the home and took away 57 people under the age of 21 - the majority of whom they say had been drinking.
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SBT24/7 News Report | February 4, 2010
A high-speed chase that continued for miles along the Indiana Toll Road ended in the arrests of four people early Thursday.The chase began near Cline Avenue in Gary about 2 a.m. EST, when the vehicle was first seen veering into a barrier.But the driver refused to stop, and the chase didn’t end until the vehicle was in LaPorte County, Indiana State Police at the Toll Road saidThe trooper who followed the eastbound vehicle reported speeds of up to...
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By Jason Overholt (joverholt@wsbt.com) | December 27, 2012
The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help in finding a man they call a 'sexually violent predator.' They warn he should be considered dangerous. If you see 28-year-old Maurice Ward, contact Major John Boyd at (219) 326-7700 ext. 2406 or call your local law enforcement agency. Police say in 2004 Ward was convicted of Criminal Confinement - a crime for which he was classed as a sexually violent offender. And in 2010 he was convicted for failing to register as a sex offender.
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STAN MADDUX | WSBT-TV Correspondent | January 11, 2012
A completely unnerved John Grossl said he shook for several hours after holding two burglars at gunpoint inside his home near Hesston on Tuesday and shooting one of the intruders. Grossl, 54, said he had calmed down some today but was still angry. "I didn't know if these guys were armed or not," Grossl said. Grossl, armed with a .410-gauge shotgun, held the two 16-year-old boys from South Bend on the floor of his Hesston-area home in LaPorte County until police arrived.
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By John Paul | WSBT-TV Reporter | May 29, 2012
No calls. No texts. No Internet. People in both LaPorte and Porter counties lost phone service after crews accidentally cut a fiber optic line on a damaged utility pole that provided phone and 911 service. To say things at Wana Pizza in LaPorte County were slow going is putting it lightly. "I told two people to not come in," said Eric Donahue, Wana Pizza manager. There was limited phone service for some and a total interruption for everyone else around LaPorte and Porter counties, including the crew at Wana Pizza, since 6 a.m. in the morning.
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By Matt Rudkin, Meteorologist | WSBT-TV | August 6, 2012
ROLLING PRAIRIE - 72 hours after the weekend storm hit, damage can still be found all over Michiana. One of the hardest hit areas was northern LaPorte County. "The Lord was taking care of us. I believe that strongly," said Helen Tibbs, who lives near Rolling Prairie with her husband Robert. Late Saturday afternoon, several severe thunderstorms rolled through the area. The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado hit northern LaPorte County, damaging several buildings and crops.
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