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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 NewsD'Angelo Roberts scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining and Nate Sudfeld passed for 252 yards and a touchdown to help Indiana upset No. 18 Missouri 31-27 on Saturday. After giving up 10 consecutive points to Missouri in the f...[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 ...an...[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]

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ABC NewsResidents Return to Homes as Ambush Suspect HuntedABC NewsState police are lifting a shelter in place order for the area of northeastern Pennsylvania where a manhunt for the suspect in a trooper ambush is underway. Homeland Security spokeswoman Maria Finn said in an emailed statement late...[read more]

ABC NewsHundreds of Volunteers Join Search for Missing UVa Student Hannah GrahamABC NewsNearly a thousand volunteers spread out through Charlottesville, Va., today to help in the seach for Hannah Graham, one week after the missing University of Virginia student was last seen. Police told ABC News...[read more]

Fox NewsSecret Service chief increases WH security, orders full probe after intruder gets ...Fox NewsA New Jersey man was arrested Saturday outside the White House after driving up to a gate and refusing to leave, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and got inside the presidenti...[read more]

KITV HonoluluJoe 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 i...[read more]

Ex-Suns player Chapman released from jailWPTZ The Champlain ValleyFormer Phoenix Suns guard and NBA executive Rex Chapman was released from jail on Saturday after he was arrested by police a day earlier and accused of stealing more than $14,000 in merchandise from an Apple Store in Scottsdale, Ar...[read more]