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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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Student vaccine exemptions rise in IndianaThe Courier-JournalINDIANAPOLIS – The number of exemptions being granted from vaccine requirements is growing in Indiana, but state officials say they don't have an accurate count because many parents won't let their child's immunization status be reporte...[read more]

The Indiana Pacers and Player Development8 Points, 9 SecondsIt is hard to criticize the player development strategy of Indiana Pacers. Lance Stephenson is arguably the best example of a nobody turning into somebody. He played a measly 115 minutes in his rookie season and 442 in his second year, o...[read more]

ABC NewsIndiana Upsets No. 18 Missouri 31-27ABC NewsIndiana 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 arms around th...[read more]

Feds urged to recognize Indiana same-sex marriagesIndianapolis StarTwo groups are asking federal authorities to recognize same-sex marriages performed in Indiana and two other states, a move that would make those couples eligible for federal benefits for married couples. Freedom to Marry and the ...[read more]

Mizzou's Golden not dressed for Indiana gameSTLtoday.comCOLUMBIA, Mo. • Greetings from Memorial Stadium, where there's some breaking news before the Missouri-Indiana kickoff: Missouri senior star defensive end Markus Golden is not in uniform during pregame warmups. Redshirt freshman Charles Harri...[read more]

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NBCNews.comFire captain injured in ice-bucket challenge diesazcentral.comA Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice-bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man. Loading… Post to Facebook. Fire captain injured in ice-bucket challenge dies A Kentucky firefighter...[read more]

Fox NewsWhite House intruder was carrying a knife, court document saysFox NewsThe White House intruder who jumped a security fence on Friday and got inside the presidential mansion was carrying a knife, according to the criminal complaint obtained by Fox News and contrary to initial reports that ...[read more]

ABC NewsPerson of interest named in hunt for missing Virginia studentReuters(Reuters) - Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student identified a 32-year-old man, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr, as a person of interest in the case on Saturday, a day after searching his car and apartment. M...[read more]

National GeographicNearly 5000 battle 'monster' King fire in Northern Calif.Los Angeles TimesA massive wildfire burning in a forest region east of Sacramento grew by 3,000 acres Friday, fire officials have reported. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the U.S. Forest Ser...[read more]

WDBJ7Joe Biden On Domestic Violence: "We Can Change This Culture"BustleVice President Joe Biden found himself in the political dog house after making not one, but two faux pas in stump speeches this week. But Biden redeemed himself by Friday, tightening his platform on domestic violence in what i...[read more]