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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, […]


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 […]


Report Rejects Teaching Hospital, Supports Trauma Centers

A new study does not support the idea of a teaching hospital in the Region, but it does recommend establishing trauma centers at existing hospitals in northwest Indiana. The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority Board of Directors voted to accept the report at Thursday’s board meeting. The RDA commissioned the report at the request of […]


Fugitive of the Week Wanted for Intimidation and pointing a Firearm

A 55 year old man for the Northern Indiana area with ties to Gary who is wanted for Intimidation and pointing a Firearm is this week’s “Fugitive of the Week” by the U-S Marshals Service, Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force. Authorities have been searching for Johnnie Smith who is described as a black male, 5′ […]


La Porte’s 16th Annual Sunflower Fair is Today

The La Porte Police Department reports that due to the Sunflower Fair taking place today until 4pm, certain downtown streets will remain closed until 6pm CDT today. The following downtown streets will be closed to thru traffic during the fair: – Michigan Ave. from Lincolnway south to Osborn St. – Jefferson Ave. from Indiana Ave. […]


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Vaccine exemptions for students rising in IndianaWTHIINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of exemptions being granted from vaccine requirements is growing in Indiana, but state officials say they don't have an accurate count because many parents won't let their child's immunization status be reported.a...[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]

Indiana could be top state for school vouchersIndianapolis Business JournalPreliminary data from the Indiana Department of Education shows 29,437 Indiana children applied for vouchers, which allow low- and middle-income families to redirect tax dollars intended to support their public school educ...[read more]

Kansas City StarHow to watch Indiana vs. Missouri: Game guide, TV/streaming, oddsSB NationEvery year is supposed to be Indiana's rebound year under Kevin Wilson, and every year, the Hoosiers give an early season reason to disappoint. This year, it was a 45-42 loss to Bowling Green that sent expec...[read more]

New York Daily News2 die in ultralight plane crash near BloomingtonNews DispatchBoth of the victims were adult males, Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts and Monroe County Coroner Nicole Meyer said. The condition of the bodies prevented immediate identifications of the victims, and dental records...[read more]

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NBCNews.comHannah Graham Case: More Than 1000 to Search for Missing U.Va. StudentNBCNews.comThe first wave of volunteers spread out around Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday to search for a missing University of Virginia student who disappeared a week earlier. More than 1,600 people gathered ...[read more]

ReutersSecret Service faces new scrutiny following White House breachLos Angeles TimesThe Secret Service is investigating how an intruder was able to scale the White House fence Friday and make it all the way into the building before being wrestled to the ground by security officers. Some members...[read more]

New York TimesGOP's Roberts heads to swing-voting east KansasU.S. News & World ReportLAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is taking his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east in his campaign against independent candidate Greg Orman. Roberts planned ...[read more]

ABC NewsGun-Toting Pastor Stops Alleged ThiefABC NewsA gun-toting Texas pastor laid a trap for whoever was stealing packages from his front porch, and police say the 52-year-old grandmother he caught is suspected of pilfering packages from homes throughout the neighborhood. Benny Homes, a pastor ...[read more]

CNNBishop Blase Cupich to lead Archdiocese of ChicagoChicago Daily HeraldBishop Blase Cupich, Cardinal George's successor as head of the Chicago Archdiocese, addresses the media Saturday morning in Chicago. Cardinal George is seated behind him. Madhu Krishnamurthy | Staff Photographer. Bishops aw...[read more]