Porter county

11 Counties Test Indiana's Bail Bond Relief Pilot Program

Jul 8, 2019
Kathy Willens, AP Photo


VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Officials in 11 Indiana counties are testing a risk-assessment program to determine whether people who have been arrested should be required to post bail while awaiting trial.

Porter County adult probation official Melanie Golumbeck says the pretrial release program that launched in March 2017 evaluates jail inmates' ability to pay bail.

A judge then decides whether to reduce bond or free the defendant on their own recognizance.

The county has conducted 390 assessments so far this year.

Crash Spills Cocoa And Batteries On I-94 In Indiana

Jun 14, 2019
Indiana State Police

BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) — A crash involving two semi-trucks closed a stretch of freeway in northwestern Indiana and scattered cargo including cocoa powder and batteries.

No one was injured in the early Friday crash along eastbound Interstate 94 in Burns Harbor.