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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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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]

Bleacher ReportIndiana upsets No. 18 Missouri, 31-27Kansas City StarIndiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld's fourth-down pass for freshman Dominique Booth fell incomplete and sophomore cornerback John Gibson began to celebrate with his teammates. The joy didn't last long as both deep officials hurled t...[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]

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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Fox NewsDem rep under fire over video with lewd reference to Maine GOP senator, sex actFox NewsSept. 12, 2014, Rep. Mike Michaud, the Democratic candidate for Maine governor, at the University of Southern Maine, in Portland, Maine. (AP). The Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Maine is under fi...[read more]

Fox NewsPolice search for five escaped California inmatesReuters(Reuters) - One day after a jail break near Fresno, California, a large-scale search was underway on Saturday for five escaped inmates, three accused of attempted murder, authorities said. The five men escaped on Friday shortly after...[read more]

ABC NewsWhite House intruder was an Army vet with PTSD, family saysLos Angeles TimesThe intruder who scaled a White House fence and made it through the front doors was an Army veteran diagnosed with combat trauma, but authorities said Saturday the case was still under investigation. A family memb...[read more]

Fox NewsManhunt Continues in Killing of Pennsylvania TrooperNew York TimesCANADENSIS, Pa. — After spending the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, the authorities donned bulletproof vests and gathered...[read more]

NBCNews.comKentucky Firefighter Injured in Ice Bucket Challenge DiesNBCNews.comA Kentucky firefighter seriously injured when he was shocked by a power line in an ALS ice-bucket challenge accident last month has died, officials said. Campbellsville Fire and Rescue Capt. Tony Grider, 41, succumbed ...[read more]