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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, […]


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 […]


Report Rejects Teaching Hospital, Supports Trauma Centers

A new study does not support the idea of a teaching hospital in the Region, but it does recommend establishing trauma centers at existing hospitals in northwest Indiana. The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority Board of Directors voted to accept the report at Thursday’s board meeting. The RDA commissioned the report at the request of […]


Fugitive of the Week Wanted for Intimidation and pointing a Firearm

A 55 year old man for the Northern Indiana area with ties to Gary who is wanted for Intimidation and pointing a Firearm is this week’s “Fugitive of the Week” by the U-S Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force. Authorities have been searching for Johnnie Smith who is described as a black male, 5′ […]


La Porte’s 16th Annual Sunflower Fair is Today

The La Porte Police Department reports that due to the Sunflower Fair taking place today until 4pm, certain downtown streets will remain closed until 6pm CDT today. The following downtown streets will be closed to thru traffic during the fair: – Michigan Ave. from Lincolnway south to Osborn St. – Jefferson Ave. from Indiana Ave. […]


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NUVO NewsweeklyIndiana sitting on domestic-abuse moneyThe Courier-JournalOn Friday, the board of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute approved $1.9 million in funding for groups that provide domestic violence shelters, prevention programs and other services to men and women. That gives the grou...[read more]

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]

On Top MagazineFeds 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...[read more]

Indiana could be top state for school vouchersIndianapolis Business JournalPreliminary data from the Indiana Department of Education shows 29,437 Indiana children applied for vouchers, which allow low- and middle-income families to redirect tax dollars intended to support their public school educ...[read more]

Kansas City StarHow to watch Indiana vs. Missouri: Game guide, TV/streaming, oddsSB NationEvery year is supposed to be Indiana's rebound year under Kevin Wilson, and every year, the Hoosiers give an early season reason to disappoint. This year, it was a 45-42 loss to Bowling Green that sent expec...[read more]

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ABC NewsTense Hunt in Trooper Ambush Case Hits 8 DaysABC NewsThe suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area wher...[read more]

Wall Street JournalCity cites drought, sinks LA water slide proposalWCHS-TV8LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles city officials have pulled the plug on plans to temporarily transform a downtown street into a giant water slide because of drought. The Bureau of Street Services killed the plan Friday aft...[read more]

ReutersDestructive California wildfire burning in two national forestsReutersLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire in California's rugged Sierra Nevada mountains has damaged and destroyed some homes in a small community, as thousands of residents remain evacuated and gusty winds on Saturday are expe...[read more]

TIMEPolice name person of interest in hunt for missing U-Va studentWashington PostPolice Saturday publicly identified a Charlottesville man as the person of interest in the case of the missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Capt. Gary Pleasants said that police believe the man was ...[read more]

ABC NewsPope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishopChron.comFILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chi...[read more]