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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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Student vaccine exemptions rise in IndianaThe Courier-JournalINDIANAPOLIS – 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 reporte...[read more]

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 ...an...[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]

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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SFGateFence Jumper Enters White House Prompting Security ReviewBusinessweekSecret Service officers walk along the lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20, 2014. A man jumped the north fence of the property and ran across the front lawn on Saturday evening, according to a Secret S...[read more]

NBCNews.comPolice search for five escaped California inmatesChicago TribuneCaption Abel Andrew Ramos, one of five inmates who escaped from Madera County Jail in Madera, Calif., Sept. 19, 2014. REUTERS. REUTERS. See more galleries. Jorge Lopez-Diaz, one of five inmates who escaped from Madera Coun...[read more]

ABC NewsManhunt Continues in Killing of Pennsylvania TrooperNew York TimesCANADENSIS, Pa. — After spending the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, the authorities donned bulletproof vests and gathered...[read more]

Hawaii lava flow approaching homes slows downChron.comThis Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a geologist from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory using a radar gun to measure the speed of the lava flow from the June 27th flow from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa...[read more]

ABC NewsMore than 1K people search for missing UVa studentSFGateCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago. Voluntee...[read more]