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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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AZoCleantech2 new solar farms being planned in IndianaJournal and CourierINDIANAPOLIS — Two new solar farms are being planned in Indiana, including a second large one on the grounds of Indianapolis International Airport. For the airport project, a developer will lease about 76 acres along the air...[read more]

Chron.comIndiana 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 Spanish-Aust...[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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Fox NewsNew York climate march attracts more than 310000 peopleFox NewsDemonstrators make their way down Sixth Avenue in New York during the People's Climate March. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow). The People's Climate March in New York has attracted more than 310,000 people, say organizers, making it th...[read more]

ABC NewsBus crash in Delaware leaves one dead, dozens injuredLos Angeles TimesA bus crashed on a highway off-ramp Sunday near New Castle, Del., leaving one person dead and several dozen injured, authorities said. The accident happened about 4:20 p.m. near Red Lion Road at Route 1, said Sgt. Paul ...[read more]

ABC NewsLawmakers criticize Secret Service on White House security breachNewsdayAdd comment. Lawmakers criticize Secret Service on White House security breach. September 21, 2014 10:30 PM By McClatchy News Service. Travel deals. WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress insisted yesterday that the Secret...[read more]

ReutersPolice say rifle left in woods by ambush suspect was foundNews 10NBCIt's been nine days since a gunman ambushed two troopers at a Pennsylvania State Police barracks and authorities now believe they're hot on his trail as he travels on foot through rugged forests in the northeastern part of...[read more]

New York TimesNYPD Officer Michael Williams killed, 8 officers hurt in police van crashNewsdayAdd comment. NYPD Officer Michael Williams killed, 8 officers hurt in police van crash. Updated September 21, 2014 9:25 PM By JOHN ASBURY AND EMILY NGO [email protected],[email protected] NYPD...[read more]