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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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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]

The RepublicIndiana 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-A...[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 NewsIndiana 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 arms around th...[read more]

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Fox NewsMan seen with missing UVA student Hannah Graham faces driving chargeFox NewsSeptember 20, 2014: Volunteers Caroline Robinson, left, and Callie Robinson, right, use a stick and a flashlight to probe inside a drainage pipe on 14th Street during a massive search effort by the community for m...[read more]

SFGatePolice capture last of five escaped California inmatesReuters(Reuters) - Police have recaptured the last of five inmates, described as armed and dangerous, who escaped from a jail near Fresno, California, authorities said on Sunday. The five men, three of whom were accused of attempted murd...[read more]

ReutersGiant King fire burns 10 homes, could be whipped up as weather shiftsLos Angeles TimesThe King fire in Northern California grew this weekend, destroying at least 10 homes, as officials worried that changing weather conditions could fuel the massive blaze even more. National Weather Service...[read more]

The GuardianPerry, Cruz talk 2016 at festivalKXAN.comAUSTIN (KXAN) — You may hear talk about Texans running for the White House, but no one is committing yet. “When are you announcing for president,” asked Evan Smith, Editor in Chief and CEO of the Texas Tribune. “Not today,” said Texas Governor ...[read more]

New York Daily News1 dead, 49 taken to hospital in Delaware bus crashNew York Daily NewsA bus carrying dozens of people crashed and overturned in Delaware on Sunday, leaving one woman dead and scores injured, authorities said. Officials said the accident did not involve other vehicles and happene...[read more]