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BBB Urges Consumers to “Be Aware” When Looking into Making Any Purchase

The Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana wants to remind the public that before you do business with a company, check them out first at their website, bbb.org Area Director Connie Kann told the Region News Team during a recent Region News Makers interview consumers need to be aware when you are looking into making […]

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Board Approves Increase to County Recycling Fee

The Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District Board this week voted to increase the annual recycling fee paid by county residents by five-dollars beginning next year and for the first time will start assessing the now twenty-dollar annual fee on businesses. The fee, which started being collected in 1996, is categorized as a special […]

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La Porte Police Recover Stolen Items after Vehicle Break-in

Police have recovered stolen stereo equipment worth about 840-dollars following a vehicle break-in Thursday, in the parking lot of a La Porte bar. Reports say at about 2:30 am police were called out to JJ’s Sideout Bar & Grill in the 300 block of Park St. to investigate a car that was broken into. The […]

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Illinois Reports First Deaths This Year from West Nile Virus

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting the first West Nile virus related deaths in Illinois for 2014. Two residents in northern Illinois who became ill with West Nile virus in late-August and early September have died. “Although we’ve seen a cooler and wetter summer, which has resulted in less West Nile virus activity, […]

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Federal Grants Awarded to Community Health Centers

The U.S. Department Health and Human Services has announced awards to four community health centers in the Region. “I congratulate our local community health centers for receiving this important funding. It will be used to expand high-quality health care services throughout our communities,” said First District Congressman Pete Visclosky. Grants totaling more than 986-thousand dollars […]

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2 new solar farms being planned in IndianaJournal and CourierINDIANAPOLIS — Two new solar farms are being planned in Indiana, including a second large one on the grounds of Indianapolis International Airport. For the airport project, a developer will lease about 76 acres along the airport's main ...[read more]

Sydney Morning HeraldIndiana Toll Road operators to submit restructuring planChicago TribuneThe private operator of the Indiana Toll Road, facing possible bankruptcy due to $6 billion in debt, said it expects to submit a restructuring plan in court by Monday. ITR Concession Co. LLC, created by a ...[read more]

Fire destroys Salem, Indiana restaurantWDRB(WDRB) - Fire crews responded to flames at a Tumbleweed restaurant in Salem, Indiana on Sunday morning after it caught fire. Salem Fire Chief Tom Day told WDRB News that the restaurant has been completely destroyed. The fire was reported around 2:30 ...a...[read more]

Too few in Indiana protected against fluIndianapolis StarHowever, as of earlier this week, the school had received no vaccine, said Dr. Stephen Wintermeyer, director of the program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, so it has tentatively rescheduled its first clinics for the fi...[read more]

Indiana upsets No. 18 Missouri on D'Angelo Roberts' late TD runESPNIndiana extended its final drive thanks to a pass interference penalty on Missouri's John Gibson on fourth-and-6 at the Hoosiers' 29. Sudfeld attempted to find Dominique Booth across the middle of the field, but Gibson wrapped his...[read more]

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CBS LocalDrought Expected To Continue Into Next Year Across West, Forecasts ShowCBS LocalLAKEHEAD, CA – AUGUST 31: Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove August 31, 2014 in Lakehead, California. As the severe drought in California continues for a third straight ye...[read more]

NPRThousands rally worldwide over climate changeThe AustralianCELEBRITIES, political leaders and the masses have rallied across the globe demanding urgent action on climate change, with organisers saying 600,000 people hit the streets. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, UN chief Ban Ki-moon and M...[read more]

ABC NewsMissing girl's parents: Please help usCNN(CNN) -- The father of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham held up his daughter's favorite stuffed rabbit for reporters to see. It was given to her by one of his friends when she was a baby, and it became her constant companion and...[read more]

New York Daily NewsRookie NYPD cop killed, 8 officers injured as patrol van crashes in BronxNew York Daily NewsA rookie police officer died Sunday morning when an NYPD van bound for the United Nations crashed in the Bronx, police said. Michael Williams, 25, was ejected from the rear of the vehicl...[read more]

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death lawNBC4i.com(AP Photo/Jay Reeves). ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY SEPT. 21 This photo taken July 30, 2014, shows sisters Mattie Hull, left, and Gloria Green-McCray looking at a memorial to their late brother, James Earl Green, at Jackson State University in Jackso...[read more]