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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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Guardian Liberty VoiceIndiana Man Condemned To 65 Years For Killing Fellow Purdue StudentGuardian Liberty VoiceAn Indiana man who confessed to killing a companion Purdue University student while inside a packed classroom has been condemned to 65 years in prison after he told a judge he was lying ...[read more]

2 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 approved a 10-...[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]

Too few in Indiana protected against fluIndianapolis StarHowever, as of earlier this week, the school had received no vaccine, said Dr. Stephen Wintermeyer, director of the program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, so it has tentatively rescheduled its first clinics for the fi...[read more]

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NBCNews.comMan Seen With UVa Student Faces Driving ChargeABC NewsA man believed to be the last person to see a University of Virginia student before she disappeared was being sought on arrest warrants charging him reckless driving, a police chief said Sunday, adding authorities also want to ask h...[read more]

News10.netBrown Seeks More Electric Cars in CaliforniaNew York TimesLOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown of California has signed several bills to help build the market for electric cars in his state, two days ahead of speaking alongside world leaders at the United Nations this week for a summit meetin...[read more]

Wall Street JournalLeaders Restart Climate TalksWall Street JournalThe People's Climate March passes the Houses of Parliament in London, one of many cities where marches were being held to raise awareness of global warming, on Sunday. Associated Press. World leaders embark Tuesday on the first ne...[read more]

SFGateKing Fire grows to 82000 acres, destroys at least 10 homesSFGateAt least ten homes and 22 other structures were consumed by flames as the massive King Fire east of Placerville (El Dorado County) grew to more than 82,000 acres and spewed smoke across the state early Sunday, California Depart...[read more]

ABC NewsDel. authorities: Bus overturns, 1 dead, injuriesKVVU Las VegasBEAR, Del. (AP) - A bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware, leaving one woman dead and several other people injured, authorities said. Officials said the accident did not involve other vehicles and ha...[read more]