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Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Study: Some biofuels less green than gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a new study said.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos




NWI step closer to millions in federal development grants

CROWN POINT | Northwest Indiana could be in line for millions of dollars in U.S. Commerce Department grants for new development in the area.

April 21, 2014 5:00 pm

Sleeping driver rolls across highway

LAPORTE COUNTY | A man asleep at the wheel nearly struck an oncoming motorist while he unknowingly rolled across a highway between Michigan City and LaPorte.

April 17, 2014 2:24 pm
EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have already committed to joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Related

Snow expected for evening rush

The first April snow in the Chicago region in three years is expected to fall by the Monday evening rush.

April 14, 2014 7:18 am

PNC holding Enrollment Day on April 23

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central invites prospective students to Enrollment Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 23.

April 13, 2014 5:25 pm

South Shore Arts hosts luncheon and networking

MICHIGAN CITY | South Shore Arts will host its April Chamber Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Former football player weighs in against drug use

LAPORTE | A former college football star and record-setting weight lifter turned minister will visit LaPorte to try to steer children onto the right path in life.

April 09, 2014 2:58 pm
Four IUN students honored for their volunteer spirit

Four IUN students honored for their volunteer spirit

GARY | Four Indiana University Northwest students were honored last week with the Women Helping Women: Honoring Student Volunteer Leadership award by the Women’s Philanthropy Council at Indiana University.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Crash sends six to hospital

LAPORTE COUNTY | LaPorte County police are investigating suspicions that alcohol was involved in a single-vehicle crash that left six people hospitalized. The driver, Ashton Harradon, 23, of LaPorte, was listed in serious condition Monday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, according to hosp…

April 07, 2014 5:11 pm

Pedestrian survives being struck by Amtrak

LAPORTE | A man found a day after being hit by an Amtrak train told police he didn't seek medical treatment, choosing to try and drink away the pain.

April 07, 2014 12:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Get buses rolling for entire region

The LaPorte County Council is struggling with how to provide bus service for the elderly and infirm, now that the LaPorte County Council on Aging's severe funding issues have become an emergency. That's only a brief snapshot of a bigger picture.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am

Feds deny Indiana request for winter storm aid

INDIANAPOLIS | The Federal Emergency Management Agency has rejected Gov. Mike Pence's request for funds to cover a portion of the snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe winter storm.

April 02, 2014 4:30 pm
LaPorte County crimes decline in 2013

LaPorte County crimes decline in 2013

Police in LaPorte County cite cooperation between agencies as the reason crime rates were down in 2013.

April 01, 2014 6:08 pm

Missouri man arrested during Portage SWAT raid

PORTAGE | A Missouri man wanted on three warrants for dealing cocaine by LaPorte County officials was arrested after a SWAT team raid on a local home early Sunday morning.

March 31, 2014 8:58 am

Luncheon to benefit Share Foundation With the Handicapped

ROLLING PRAIRIE | Share Foundation is a not-for-profit 503(c)(3) organization that serves the residential, vocational, spiritual and social needs of mentally challenged/other-abled adults.

March 31, 2014 12:00 am

Campaign buttons trigger controversy

LAPORTE | A LaPorte County official has been reprimanded for dispersing campaign material at her office for a candidate running against a current elected officeholder.

March 28, 2014 4:28 pm

Franciscan Alliance offers health insurance enrollment programs

Monday's deadline for acquiring health insurance is fast approaching and persons still in need of coverage can learn what’s available and enroll through a program offered by Franciscan Alliance. Representatives of MDwise Hoosier Alliance insurance provider offer free information on coverage …

March 28, 2014 12:00 am

Report ranks health of Indiana counties

The newest report about Indiana's health outcomes shows mixed results in the northwest corner of the state.

March 25, 2014 11:00 pm
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