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

Wall Street JournalNew York Police Officer Dies in Van CrashWall Street JournalPolice stand at attention on Sunday as an ambulance carrying the body of Officer Michael Williams leaves Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx. Peter J. Smith for The Wall Street Journal. A rookie New York Police Department of...[read more]

SFGateOne dead, dozens wounded when tour bus overturns in DelawareReuters(Reuters) - A tour bus with about 50 passengers overturned on a Delaware highway on Sunday, leaving one woman dead and sending the others to hospital with injuries ranging from mild to severe, state police said. Rescue teams...[read more]

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 NewsPolice say rifle carried by ambush suspect foundObserver-ReporterPennsylvania State Troopers walk along a wooded area on Bear Town Road near Route 447 in Barrett Township Saturday near Canadensis during a search for suspected killer Eric Frein. Associated Press. An undated photo provided ...[read more]