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Severe Weather, Power Outages in the Region

The final weekend of summer has brought severe weather to northwest Indiana. Strong storms moved through several communities. Storm reports listed by the National Weather Service in Chicago included power lines and poles blown down in Cedar Lake, tree limbs and branches down on Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso, three to five-inch tree limb damage in […]

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South Bend man risks self to Save Teen from Drowning in St. Joseph River

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reports that a 13 year-old South Bend boy who was fishing off a river bank Friday evening slipped and fell into the St. Joseph River. The strong current immediately swept the boy downstream where his cries were heard by two men working at the Steel Warehouse in the 1400 […]

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Health Experts Urge Everyone to Get Your Flu Shot Now

Flu season’s about to begin and health experts are telling everyone…get your shot now. ABC News reports American’s who don’t get the flu shot may not realize that that most of the people who got it last year weren’t just old and sick as the flu hit young and middle aged adults hard last year […]

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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, 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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The Detroit NewsCharboneau: Indiana finally picks up signature winThe Detroit NewsThe fact the Hoosiers can score is nothing new, but what made this win all the more surprising — added, of course, to the fact Indiana lost last week to Bowling Green — was that it was the defense that came up big. ...[read more]

Indiana 31, Mizzou 27: And the streak diesRock M Nation (blog)Indiana backup running back D'Angelo Roberts scored on a 16 play, 75 yard drive, converting a 4th and goal for a touchdown with a pitch to the outside after diving up the middle and being stuffed on the two previous plays. At this poin...[read more]

Indiana pension fund assets hit record highThe Courier-JournalINDIANAPOLIS – Indiana's pension fund for public employees and teachers has grown to a record high of $30.2 billion in assets thanks to “a great year” of returns on its investments, the fund's leader says. The pension fund's investment...[read more]

2 new solar farms being planned in IndianaJournal and CourierThe Indiana Municipal Power Association, meanwhile, is planning its fourth solar farm in the state, with the new one set for near the Miami County city of Peru with almost 3,900 panels. This week, the Miami County Council approved a 10-...[read more]

mySanAntonio.comIndiana 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 Spani...[read more]

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Philly.comThe Secret Service wants to limit public access to the White House. But it's been ...Washington PostThe U.S. Secret Service is now considering new measures to keep people further from the White House after a fence jumper with a knife darted across the North Lawn and went through the fro...[read more]

Mid-Hudson NewsDutchess native killed in car crash while serving as NYPD officerMid-Hudson NewsNEW YORK – An Arlington High School graduate in the class of 2007 was killed early Sunday morning in the crash of a New York City Police van in which he was a passenger. Michael Williams, 25, joined the...[read more]

ABC NewsDel. Authorities: Bus Overturns, 2 Dead, InjuriesABC NewsAuthorities have released the names of two women killed in a tour bus crash in Delaware that left 48 others injured. Delaware State Police identified the women Monday as 54-year-old Hua'y Chen of New York City and Idil Bahsi, a 30-y...[read more]

Woman accused of running granddaughter to death to go on trialReutersBIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - An Alabama woman accused of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death as punishment for eating forbidden chocolates and lying about it was set to go on trial on Monday. Joyce Hardin Garrard, 49, s...[read more]

Teenager stabbed to death at Woodruff Park downtownAtlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta police are investigating the Sunday night stabbing death of a teenager at downtown's Woodruff Park. The stabbing happened shortly before 10 p.m. at the park on Peachtree Street just north of Five Points, accord...[read more]