(LAPORTE, IN) - Did you miss any stories this week? Here are the top-5 stories that received the most attention on social media and hometownnewsnow.com last week. HTNN is the #1 source of news and information in La Porte County and neighboring communities.
1. New Prairie Student Rises to the Challenge in Real-Life Emergency
A New Prairie High School freshman showed no fear trying to save a man’s life on Christmas Day.
2. Helicopters Called to Crash Site
Serious injuries from a crash involving a semi-truck happened near Wanatah.
3. Highway Death Ruled Suicide
According to La Porte County Coroner Lynn Swanson, the death of a Michigan City man struck by a semi-truck in mid-November has been ruled a suicide.
4. Sharp Rise in Overdose Deaths
There was an over 20 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in La Porte County last year. According to La Porte County Coroner Lynn Swanson, fifty-three people died from drug overdoses last year compared to 42 in 2020.
5. Cause of Fire Remains Unknown
The cause of a house fire that caused heavy damage on Monroe Street in La Porte is still under investigation.