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Porter County Recorder suggests securing important records

VALPARAISO | Porter County Recorder Jon Miller is asking residents to take a little extra time this time of year to consider their important records and develop a method to secure them in case of an emergency.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Memorial Plaque at Indiana State Fairgrounds Dedicated to 2011 Stage Collapse Tragedy

Memorial Plaque at Indiana State Fairgrounds Dedicated to 2011 Stage Collapse Tragedy

A memorial plaque now stands at the entrance to the Grandstand at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis dedicated to the seven lives lost in the 2011 stage collapse tragedy.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Gary's Robin La'Toya lucky finalist for Hoosier Lottery TV host

OFFBEAT: Gary's Robin La'Toya lucky finalist for Hoosier Lottery TV host

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

May 23, 2013 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

Obama administration wants to keep Americans afraid

Why is it that every six months or so the Obama administration warns us of another impending economic disaster? The Great Recession, sequestration, fiscal cliff, debt ceiling -- are all allegedly threatening the livelihood of seniors, veterans, cops, teachers, kids. What’s going on here?

February 28, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: NWI needs regional disaster preparedness plan

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: NWI needs regional disaster preparedness plan

In the wake of the devastating and lethal tornadoes in southern Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, I am compelled to advocate for a regional disaster preparedness plan.

March 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Cub scouts taking donations in Portage for tornado victims

PORTAGE | Cub Scouts with Wheeler Pack 992 will be accepting donations in Portage on Saturday for tornado victims in southern Indiana.

March 10, 2012 12:25 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Still no movement toward emergency preparedness

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Still no movement toward emergency preparedness

A year ago, I presented the fact that there are very few community emergency response teams in south suburban Cook County. Chicago Heights and Tinley Park are the only two of 50-plus communities.

December 04, 2011 12:00 am

Local counties deemed disaster areas due to spring, summer rains

Lake and Porter counties in Indiana and Cook County in Illinois have been declared disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to losses caused by heavy rains this spring and summer.

October 12, 2011 7:45 pm
Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

Dave Milen, manager of safety and security for Franciscan St. Margaret Mercy Health, talks Wednesday to the Coalition for Emergency Response at Omni 41 Health & Fitness Connection in Schererville.

September 07, 2011 12:15 pm
Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

A Coalition for Emergency Response group watches a video of a scenario involving a shooter Wednesday during a meeting in Schererville to discuss an upcoming disaster preparedness drill.

September 07, 2011 12:15 pm
Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

Superior Ambulance Operations Manager Tom Bettenhausen reads through paperwork Wednesday in Schererville during a meeting on an upcoming disaster preparedness drill.

September 07, 2011 12:15 pm
Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

Steve Mier, owner of MCG Inc., talks to the Coalition for Emergency Response on Wednesday during a meeting in Schererville to discuss an upcoming disaster preparedness drill. MCG wlll be leading the drill and analyzing the response.

September 07, 2011 12:15 pm

Indiana State Fair cancels Janet Jackson, Lady Antebellum concerts

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana State Fair has canceled Wednesday's Janet Jackson concert and Friday's Lady Antebellum show following a stage collapse Saturday that killed five people.

August 15, 2011 6:15 pm
NIPSCO Disaster Tent

NIPSCO Disaster Tent

DeMotte residents John and Norma Van Keppel receive food Wednesday afternoon from NIPSCO employee Nancy Parker, right, at a disaster recovery tent in DeMotte.

June 08, 2011 7:38 pm
NIPSCO Disaster Tent

NIPSCO Disaster Tent

NIPSCO communications manager Nick Meyer pours ice into coolers of water Wednesday at a disaster recovery tent at DeMotte Elementary School. The company said service was restored by Wednesday evening for most customers who lost power during Saturday's violent storm, which hit DeMotte particu…

June 08, 2011 7:35 pm
Ties bind Japan nuke sector, regulators

Ties bind Japan nuke sector, regulators

A silver container hanging from a concrete pump scoops water to sample April 12 from the spent fuel pool of the heavily damaged Unit 4 of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

May 02, 2011 12:00 am
Ties bind Japan nuke sector, regulators

Ties bind Japan nuke sector, regulators

Goshi Hosono, left, special adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan on management of the nuclear crisis, speaks with Hidehiko Nishiyama, center, Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency spokesman, and NISA Director-General Kenichi Hirose as they arrive April 25 for their joint news conferenc…

May 02, 2011 12:00 am
Ties bind Japan nuke sector, regulators

Ties bind Japan nuke sector, regulators

Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama, standing at right, joins a news conference April 25 with a Tokyo Electric Power Co. official and a special adviser to the prime minister on the nuclear crisis management. The trio relate the latest developments of the…

May 02, 2011 12:00 am
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