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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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Guardian Liberty VoiceIndiana Man Condemned To 65 Years For Killing Fellow Purdue StudentGuardian Liberty VoiceAn Indiana man who confessed to killing a companion Purdue University student while inside a packed classroom has been condemned to 65 years in prison after he told a judge he was lying ...[read more]

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]

SFGateIndiana 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 Spanish-Austral...[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]

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ABC NewsAnalysis: Cassidy tries to sidestep tough spotsAlexandria Town TalkOut of five proposed TV debates in the U.S. Senate race, Congressman Bill Cassidy (pictured) has only agreed to take part in two of them. (Photo: AP ). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. BATON ROUGE – As he tries to bec...[read more]

ABC NewsHundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York CityHuffington PostMarchers make their way across Central Park South during the People's Climate March on Sunday in New York. | TIMOTHY A. CLARY via Getty Images. Share · Tweet. Email. Comment. Share on Google+ · tumblr...[read more]

New York TimesPolice Officer Dies and 8 Are Hurt in Van Crash in the BronxNew York TimesPolice officers saluting as the body of Officer Michael Williams, who died when the van he was riding in crashed, is moved from Lincoln Hospital to a Police Department ambulance. Credit Bryan R. Smith for The ...[read more]

CBS LocalJerry Brown Seeks More Electric Cars in CaliforniaNew York TimesLOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown of California has signed several bills to help build the market for electric cars in his state, two days ahead of speaking alongside world leaders at the United Nations this week for a summit m...[read more]

ABC News32 Structures Destroyed in California WildfireABC NewsLight rain and cooler temperatures helped firefighters makes advances Sunday against a huge Northern California wildfire that has destroyed nearly three-dozen structures. According to preliminary figures, 10 homes and 22 outbuildings w...[read more]