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Regionally Speaking, Thursday, October 5, 2017

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Today:  On this Reporters Roundtable edition of "Regionally Speaking,"we talk with Dan Carden and Rob Earnshaw of the "Times of Northwest Indiana," Greg Tejeda of the "Post-Tribune," Stan Maddux -- a LaPorte County correspondent for the "Times" and "South Bend Tribune" as well as newsman for two Laporte radio stations -- and we also have conversations from northwest Indiana reporter Michael Puente and Lakeshore Public Radio's Sharon Jackson.

Just a few of the topics this week: Dan's story about changes in Indiana criminal law that have an impact on the "age of consent" and the effort to fight sexually-explicit photos --  Rob's look into a probe involving a Winfield Town Councilman and an attorney, as well as sewers and a subdivision in Winfield -- Stan's reports on drugs smuggled into the LaPorte County Jail and a LaPorte government watch dog losing a defamation case over comments that were made to a County Commissioner -- Michael's conversation with U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and Sharon's conversation with Congressman Pete Visclosky.