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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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AZoCleantech2 new solar farms being planned in IndianaJournal and CourierThe Indiana Municipal Power Association, meanwhile, is planning its fourth solar farm in the state, with the new one set for near the Miami County city of Peru with almost 3,900 panels. This week, the Miami County Council ap...[read more]

Sydney Morning HeraldIndiana Toll Road operators to submit restructuring planChicago TribuneThe private operator of the Indiana Toll Road, facing possible bankruptcy due to $6 billion in debt, said it expects to submit a restructuring plan in court by Monday. ITR Concession Co. LLC, created by a ...[read more]

Fire destroys Salem, Indiana restaurantWDRB(WDRB) - Fire crews responded to flames at a Tumbleweed restaurant in Salem, Indiana on Sunday morning after it caught fire. Salem Fire Chief Tom Day told WDRB News that the restaurant has been completely destroyed. The fire was reported around 2:30 ...a...[read more]

Indiana upsets No. 18 Missouri on D'Angelo Roberts' late TD runESPNIndiana extended its final drive thanks to a pass interference penalty on Missouri's John Gibson on fourth-and-6 at the Hoosiers' 29. Sudfeld attempted to find Dominique Booth across the middle of the field, but Gibson wrapped his...[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]

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New York TimesNYPD Officer, Son Of Longtime Carmel Cop, Killed In Bronx CrashThe Daily VoicePUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- A rookie police officer killed in a single-vehicle crash involving an NYPD van in the Bronx is a 2007 graduate of Arlington High School, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, and th...[read more]

New York TimesAt Climate March in New York, a Clarion Call for ActionNew York TimesUnder leaden skies, throngs of demonstrators stretching as far as the eye could see moved through Midtown Manhattan late Sunday morning, chanting their demands for action on climate change. With drums and tubas, ba...[read more]

ABC NewsCalifornia Authorities Capture Four of Five Escaped InmatesWFJA Classic Hits and Oldies 105.5 FM(MADERA COUNTY, Calif.) — Authorities in Central California captured four out of five inmates who escaped a correctional facility this weekend. Officials originally believed one individual brok...[read more]

ABC NewsOn trail of suspect in Pennsylvania trooper's ambush killing, police sayFox NewsInformation found by trackers – both human and canine – surveying the 250-mile search area around rural Blooming Grove, Pa., indicates police are on the trail of the self-taught survivalist suspected in the am...[read more]

Fox NewsAlleged White House intruder is decorated Iraq combat vetFox NewsFILE: This photo provided by Jerry Murphy shows Omar Gonzalez, who authorities have identified as the man who got into the White House after scaling a fence. (AP). Gonzales_WH.jpg. Sept. 19, 2014: A Secret Service officer ne...[read more]