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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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New York Daily NewsIndiana man sentenced to 65 years in prison for murder of Purdue studentNew York Daily NewsLAFAYETTE, Ind. — An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom has been sentenced to 65 years in prison after te...[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]

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]

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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New York Daily NewsSecret Service arrests man who refused to leave White House gates — a day ...New York Daily NewsA man was arrested Saturday for refusing to move away from the White House — less than 24 hours after a knife-carrying intruder got inside. The Secret Service ordered a review of its...[read more]

Toronto SunMan charged in death of Adrian Peterson's son released on bondChicago TribuneMinnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) looks on during pregame before a game against the Houston Texans at the Metrodome. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) looks on during pregam...[read more]

SFGatePolice capture four of five escaped California inmatesChicago TribuneCaption Abel Andrew Ramos, one of five inmates who escaped from Madera County Jail in Madera, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014. REUTERS. REUTERS. See more galleries. Jorge Lopez-Diaz, one of five inmates who escaped from Madera Coun...[read more]

ReutersThousands of firefighters battle fatigue to keep King fire at baySacramento BeePOLLOCK PINES -- For a week now, firefighters have been trudging up and down the steep ravines of Eldorado National Forest carrying shovels, hoses and protective gear while they try to do the near-impossible: sa...[read more]

Fox NewsGOP Hall of Famer Dole to stump for incumbent Sen. Roberts in home state ...Fox NewsFILE: November 1, 2011: Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kansas, at Ronald Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C. (REUTERS). The campaign for incumbent Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts is reaching into the GOP ha...[read more]