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Marijuana Summit For NW Indiana Friday in Valpo

The public is invited to a free summit on Friday in Porter County for a conversation about marijuana.  Beatrice Owen, Director of the Porter County Substance Abuse Council, told the Region News Team the summit will address marijuana as a public health issue as it relates to children in our community, looking at addiction and […]

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Indiana Senator Says No Harm to State if Toll Road Operator Declares Bankruptcy

The Chairman of the Indiana Senate Appropriations Committee says in the event the operator of the Indiana Toll Road declares bankruptcy, the state will not suffer the consequences as safeguards were crafted for just this type of event.  The Times reports State Senator Luke Kenley, of Noblesville, stated that the state would maintain ownership of […]

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Hoosiers Encouraged to Register for Earthquake Drill October 16

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and other partner agencies are encouraging Hoosiers to register and participate in this year’s “Great Central US ShakeOut”.  The ShakeOut is the largest earthquake drill in the Central US, and is an opportunity to practice safety measures in the event of a large earthquake.  During a recent Region News […]

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Chicago Streak of 3 Consecutive Days Below 60 Degrees Earliest on Record

Three consecutive days last week with highs below 60 degrees in Chicago was one for the record books. The National Weather Service in Chicago reports the recent stretch, from September 11th through the 13th was the earliest streak on record, dating back to 1871. Officials report overall, it was only the 23rd time such a […]

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GM Announces Compensation for Deaths Associated with Faulty Ignition Switches

More deaths were linked today to faulty ignition switches in GM cars. ABC News reports GM will offer compensation for 19 deaths associated with defective ignition switches. That’s six more deaths than GM had previously said were caused by the problem part.  Attorney Ken Feinberg considered passengers, occupants of other impacted vehicles and pedestrians. Feinberg […]

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Indianapolis StarIndiana reports increase in 2013 workplace deathsIndianapolis StarState officials say the number of workplace deaths in Indiana was up in 2013, but it was still the third-lowest number of fatalities recorded in the past 22 years. The Indiana Department of Labor reports the state ...[read more]

WRTV Indianapolis1 child hospitalized after Indiana bus crashIndianapolis StarCORYDON, Ind. – A northwestern Indiana church says only one of 34 students had to be hospitalized after a bus rolled onto its side in southern Indiana. First Baptist Church of Hammond administrative pastor Eddie Lapina ...[read more]

Indiana gets $1.5 million for unemployment aidWISH-TVINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor is giving the state of Indiana $1.5 million as part of an effort to improve unemployment insurance programs around the nation. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez announced Monday that the money would...[read more]

Christie Jensen Joins Club Teammate Lilly King in Committing to IndianaSwimSwamOn those Newburgh medley relays, Jensen has been oft used as the backstroker (56.09 in yards), but her best event is the 100 yard fly, where she swam a 54.66 at the 2014 Indiana High School State Championships – which ...[read more]

USA TODAYIndiana coach Wilson challenges his defense to become more assertiveIndianapolis StarIndiana coach Kevin Wilson has noticed that, too. In his Monday news conference, Wilson said the Hoosiers were "too passive" in a 45-42 football defeat at Bowling Green. He said they must "care less" wit...[read more]

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USA TODAYGOP congressman targeted by Bill Maher fights backUSA TODAYThe chairman of the House Education and Workforce Committee was named the “winner” of Maher's contest to flip a district, in which viewers of his Real Time show on HBO helped him pick a lawmaker to target for defeat in the 2014 e...[read more]

New York TimesAttorney: Darrien Hunt Shot 6 Times While Running AwayHuffington PostSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A young black man who was fatally shot last week by Utah police lunged at the officers with a real sword that had a 2.5-foot steel blade, prosecutors said Monday. Reports from Darrien Hunt's f...[read more]

SFGatePolice to resume search for missing UVa studentseattlepi.comCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police expect to resume the search for a University of Virginia student who's been missing since Saturday. Charlottesville police Lt. Ronnie Roberts says authorities searched a large area east of the uni...[read more]

FBI investigates Missouri officer's stun gun useSFGateINDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized in critical condition. Independence police say ...[read more]

NBCNews.comSpreading California Wildfires Destroy 100 Homes, Besiege TownNBCNews.comA wind-whipped wildfire laid siege to a California town at the foot of Mount Shasta — destroying a church, damaging or leveling 100 homes and forcing authorities to order about half the people to leave. The fire e...[read more]