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By Stan Maddux | WSBT-TV Correspondent | February 20, 2013
LAPORTE COUNTY - 8 miles of footprints in fresh snow. That's how police found a man accused of escaping from work release in LaPorte County. Investigators say Kenneth Bunn didn't report back to the LaPorte County Work Release Center Saturday night. Early Sunday morning, officers were called to County Road North 150 East near Rolling Prairie on a report Bunn might be hiding inside a home. Police say footprints in the snow from the house were tracked across a field and into a wooded area, then along U.S. 20 to Indiana 39 into LaPorte.
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WSBT-TV Report | April 2, 2013
LAPORTE COUNTY - A North Liberty man faces charges in an accident that led to his brother's death over the weekend. The LaPorte County prosecutor has charged 22-year-old Ryan Flotow with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death. That's a felony. Police say he was driving when he crashed on 875 East near 100 North in Wills Township early Sunday morning. 21-year-old Kyle Flotow died in the crash. Police say the car hit several trees. Police say Ryan admitted to them and witnesses on the scene that he had been drinking.
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By Stan Maddux, WSBT Correspondent | September 18, 2012
LAPORTE COUNTY -- Police in LaPorte County say two good samaritans pulled an elderly man from his car seconds before it was hit by a train. It happened Saturday night in LaPorte. Police say the man was from New Jersey and was passing through the area. The 70-year-old said he turned onto Second Street when his car got stuck on the railroad tracks. William Musgrave says as he ran over to help, the crossing gates went down and a train started coming. Musgrave says the driver was heavyset and couldn't get out of the car by himself.
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By Rachel Lake, WSBT-TV Reporter | July 21, 2013
The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are trying to figure out what caused an ultra-light plane to go down in LaPorte County early this morning. The 36-year-old pilot was killed. LaPorte County deputies say that pilot was Benjamin Hubbard of South Bend. An FAA registry shows the single passenger plane belonged to Hubbard. And investigators say a friend found the wreckage. What's left of Benjamin Hubbard's ultra-light plane is in pieces. "It's like oh my God, what does his wife think?
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By James Fillmore (jfillmore@wsbt.com) | WSBT-TV | August 6, 2013
LAPORTE COUNTY-- We may soon see fewer potholes when driving around town. Starting this month, counties in Indiana will see more money for roads. The General Assembly recently allocated a higher percentage of the gas tax to county highway departments which totals about $65 million a year. The way the money is split depends on the county, but LaPorte County, for instance, will get over a $1 million a year extra for road maintenance, w hich equates to a little over $90,000 a month.
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By Don Wagner dwagner@wsbt.com | WSBT-TV | October 29, 2012
LAPORTE COUNTY - A Crown Point woman is behind bars in LaPorte County for killing her husband in Arizona more than 10 years ago. Indiana State Police say 61-year-old Jane Leslie Carpenter was arrested Monday morning on a warrant issued out of Prescott, Arizona for 1 st degree murder. The arrest warrant stems from an investigation into the murder of Carpenter's husband in June 2002 when they lived in Prescott. Authorities say after the murder, Carpenter returned to Indiana, running a business out of her home in Crown Point.
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WSBT-TV Report | February 28, 2013
Police say a man on the LaPorte County top ten most wanted list for being a “sexually violent predator” was arrested in Birmingham, Alabama. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department was notified by the U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday that Maurice Ward was found and arrested in Birmingham without incident. It is unknown if Ward will face charges in Birmingham. He is going to be extradited back to LaPorte to face charges for failing to register as a sex offender - a Class C felony - as well as parole violation.
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WSBT-TV Report | February 19, 2010
WSBT has learned local Marine has been killed, this time from LaPorte County. Family members tell us 24-year-old Lance Corporal Joshua Birchfield died in Afghanistan. They're not saying how he died or exactly when. He graduated from Westville High School about 5 years ago. Friends tell us he joined the Marines about two years ago. We'll have more on this story tonight at 10 and 11.
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WSBT-TV Report | February 7, 2013
Police say a 29-year-old Argos woman was arrested Tuesday for sexual activity with a 15-year-old boy. In a release issued Thursday, the Plymouth Police Department said they received information about the crime on January 29. After locating the boy, he gave them details about sexual activity with 29-year-old Lisa Tincher. Tincher was found and arrested on February 5, say police. She admitted to sexual acts with the 15-year-old that happened in October of 2012. She was booked into Marshall County Jail for Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, a class B felony.
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November 12, 2012
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY -- Hundreds of people are waking up to a dark home in LaPorte and St. Joseph Counties in Indiana this morning. That's because AEP is reporting approximately 1,400 customers in St. Joseph County and another 150 in LaPorte County with no power. A call in to AEP confirms that the outage is due to a tree falling on a power line. Our reports seem to centralize the outage near the northwest side of South Bend. AEP estimates power to be back on by 8 a.m. EDT.
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