On April 6, 2018, Investigators with the Newton County Drug Task Force along with Agents from the Lake County Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Indiana State Police served a search warrant at a residence on Delaware Street in Merrillville Indiana. The search warrant wa…

All Newton County area church and worship center pastors and members are invited to Church Safety Workshop Saturday, June 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Government Center in Morocco.

Emergency Medical Services is a vital public service and the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Emergency Medical Services has grown to fill a gap by providing important, out of hospital care, i…

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On April 6, 2018, Investigators with the Newton County Drug Task Force along with Agents from the Lake County Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration and the Indiana State Police served a search warrant at a residence on Delaware Street in Merrillville Indiana. The search warrant wa…

North Newton wrapped up play in its first season in the Midwest Conference with a season sweep over North White and a conference title.

The ABCs of CBCs, BMPs, LFTs and CMPs: A guide to interpreting lab tests

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of crashing a car into a restaurant table full of loved ones, killing two, had suffered for weeks with depression and previously asked his family to take his guns away, his pastor says.

I’ve heard when a bird lands on a boat it’s really a visit from a dead relative, reincarnated as a wren, robin or some other kind of bird. This came to mind on a recent fishing trip when, for the first time this year, I had a bird pay a visit to my boat. “Cousin Steve, is that you?”

I’m not a trained marine mechanic, but I’ve been a boater all my adult life and have spent more time in less than perfectly maintained boats than ones that are checked and spit-polished by trained technicians on a regular basis. Most of the time, everything works. Some of the time the day st…

B.A.S.S. aka the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society has turned 50 and the recent Superbowl of bass fishing, the Bassmaster Classic, was the organization’s birthday party. It was held in Greenville, South Carolina and thousands of fans showed up each day of B.A.S.S.’s fishing tournament of fishin…

When I left nearly nine months ago, I knew I would miss Newton County—what I didn’t know, was how much I would miss it.