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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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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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B1G redemption? Indiana stuns Mizzou in ColumbiaNBCSports.comIn a stunning turn of events, Indiana took homestanding and defending SEC East champion Missouri to the carpet and headed back to Bloomington with an impressive 31-27 win. The game-winning score came with 22 seconds left on a three-yard...[read more]

ABC NewsIndiana Upsets No. 18 Missouri 31-27ABC NewsAfter losing at Bowling Green last week, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson wanted his team to "play with our hair on fire" against Missouri on Saturday. Whatever message Wilson was trying to send, the Hoosiers got it. D'Angelo Roberts scored on a 3-yar...[read more]

Grassroots movement comes to Indianawlfi.comMarland was one of several Lafayette participants to travel to Indianapolis for a rally and a march from Crispus Attucks High School to the Indiana Statehouse. Reverend Doctor William Barber II, who started the movement in North Carolina, attended[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]

Who Will Start for the Indiana Pacers?8 Points, 9 SecondsWith Lance Stephenson gone and Paul George on crutches, the Indiana Pacers starters will look different this year. The Five is gone and we now enter unfamiliar territory. David West and Roy Hibbert are locks for the big-men spots. The quest...[read more]

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ABC NewsMan Who Jumped White House Fence Had Knife; Secret Service Steps Up ...Huffington PostUniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hop...[read more]

CBS NewsFive inmates escape from California jailTheCelebrityCafe.comAuthorities have said that five inmates escaped from the Madera County Department of Corrections in Central California. According to KMPH, Abel Ramos, 25; Ricardo Cendejas, 19; Roel Soliz, 29; and Jorge Lopez-Diaz, 26, all escape...[read more]

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]

NBCNews.comDrought adds fuel to troubling wildfire season in CaliforniaCBS NewsDespite a break in the weather, several large wildfires continue to burn across Northern California, as they have for nearly a week. A three-year drought has added fuel to this terrible fire season. Even with a break i...[read more]

TIMEPerson 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. Matth...[read more]