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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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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 NewsIndiana 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 arms around th...[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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Fox NewsWhite House intruder was carrying a knife, court document saysFox NewsThe White House intruder who jumped a security fence on Friday and got inside the presidential mansion was carrying a knife, according to the criminal complaint obtained by Fox News and contrary to initial reports that ...[read more]

ABC NewsDay 9 begins in hunt for trooper slaying suspectseattlepi.comCANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for a ninth day Sunday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely ...[read more]

TIMEIn the NationPhilly.comHundreds of volunteers fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago. Volunteers met at the university's basketball arena before forming teams to go throughout Charlottesville to search for ...Hundreds of...[read more]

MiamiHerald.comFlorida prison system fires 32 guards after inmate deaths: Miami HeraldReuters(Reuters) - The secretary of Florida's prison system has fired nearly three dozen guards in the wake of the recent scrutiny given to inmate deaths across the state during recent years, the Miami Herald ne...[read more]

The San Luis Obispo TribuneThousands of firefighters battle fatigue to keep King fire at bayThe San Luis Obispo TribuneCal Fire strike crews battle the King fire in El Dorado County near Fresh Pond on Wednesday. Firefighters typically work 24 hours straight. RANDALL BENTON — [email protected] R...[read more]