The city of LaPorte is cracking down on problem properties -- businesses and rentals that attract too much attention from police and code enforcement. The city council recently approved a nuisance property ordinance.
According to LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo, the city needed an ordinance like this to help curb complaints and issues caused by problem properties. She says police and code enforcement resources were being drained by repeat offenders.
A semi-truck driver from Kosciusko County involved in crash that killed four people southwest of Chicago was driving too fast and falsified entries in a logbook tracking the number of hours he spent behind the wheel, authorities said Tuesday.
It was a big disappointment Tuesday for local educators and people in community outreach programs. St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties were not chosen to be a part of a pilot program that would have allowed hundreds of low-income children to attend preschool.