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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 […]


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 […]


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Grassroots movement comes to Indianawlfi.comMarland was one of several Lafayette participants to travel to Indianapolis for a rally and a march from Crispus Attucks High School to the Indiana Statehouse. Reverend Doctor William Barber II, who started the movement in North Carolina, attended ...[read more]

On Top MagazineFeds 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...[read more]

NUVO NewsweeklyIndiana sitting on domestic-abuse moneyThe Courier-JournalOn Friday, the board of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute approved $1.9 million in funding for groups that provide domestic violence shelters, prevention programs and other services to men and women. That gives the grou...[read more]

Mizzou's Golden not dressed for Indiana gameSTLtoday.comCOLUMBIA, Mo. • Greetings from Memorial Stadium, where there's some breaking news before the Missouri-Indiana kickoff: Missouri senior star defensive end Markus Golden is not in uniform during pregame warmups. Redshirt freshman Charles Harri...[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]

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USA TODAYHundreds search for missing U.Va. studentUSA TODAYHundreds of volunteers continued to search for Hannah Graham on Saturday, a week after the 18-year-old University of Virginia student went missing. Volunteers met at the university's basketball arena Saturday morning before fanning out in...[read more]

SFGateKing Fire spreads, other blazes roar across stateSFGate(09-20) 14:06 PDT Pollack Pines -- More than 7,800 firefighters battled wildfires roaring across the state Saturday, as bone-dry terrain and heat created prime conditions for the blazes to spread rapidly. The worst of the fires, the so-...[read more]

Fox NewsGOP Hall of Famer Dole to stump for incumbent Sen. Roberts in home state ...Fox NewsFILE: November 1, 2011: Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kansas, at Ronald Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C. (REUTERS). The campaign for incumbent Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts is reaching into the GOP ha...[read more]

NBCNews.comAuthorities: 5 inmates escape from California jailThegardenisland.comMADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California are on the hunt for five inmates who have escaped a correctional facility. Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart says the inmates broke out of the Mad...[read more]

Fox NewsAttempted White House intruder arrested, 24 hours after man gets inside ...Fox NewsAn unidentified man was arrested Saturday outside the White House after driving up to a gate and refusing to leave, less than 24 hours after another man jumped the fence and got inside the presidential resi...[read more]