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Portion of Wood St in Valpo Closed for Gas Line Repair

A portion of Wood Street in Valparaiso will be closed today as NIPSCO crews will be repairing a gas line. Work began at 8:30 this morning and is anticipated to continue through 2pm on Wood Street, from Roosevelt east to Parkview School. Local access for residents will be allowed.

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Search Process Outlined for New LAUW President

The search is on for a new person to lead the Lake Area United Way after current President and CEO Lou Martinez announced he will retire effective March 31st, 2015. Board of Trustees Member and Search Committee Chair, Aaron McDermott, says the ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of Lake County’s […]

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Impaired Driving Crackdown Continues Through Monday

Indiana State Police will be working with local law enforcement agencies through Monday conducting enforcement activities designed to identify and arrest impaired drivers. State Police report the crackdown is part of the “Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Troopers will also be watching for dangerous and aggressive drivers, as well as those who are […]

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Construction Freeze on Toll Road for Labor Day Weekend

ITR Concessions has announced a moratorium on Indiana Toll Road construction for the Labor Day weekend. Officials report the construction freeze is now in effect through 8pm Tuesday, September 2nd. Exceptions will be made for several long-term construction projects, including the Lake Station interchange reconstruction, where the westbound exit ramp to I-80/94 remains closed as […]

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500 Pounds of Sulfer Released in BP Explosion

More than 500 pounds of sulfur dioxide was released into the air as a result of an explosion at BP’s Whiting Refinery Wednesday night. The Times reports BP issued a statement saying there is no indication the incident resulted in any environmental impact, while the Indiana Department of Environmental Management also stated that the initial […]

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WRTV IndianapolisHoosiers remember when Beatlemania took Indiana by storm 50 years ago at ...Fox 59The most famous band in history came to central Indiana on their first American tour to play two concerts at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. They had performed on Ed Sullivan only a few months before...[read more]

Fox 59Police: Missing Indiana woman's remains found in Jay CountyFox 59JAY COUNTY, Ind. (Sept. 2, 2014)—The remains of an Indiana woman who has been missing since mid-June were discovered in Jay County, said the sheriff's department Tuesday. Authorities said the badly decomposed body of 25-year-o...[read more]

“Watch Dog” group feels Indiana is lacking with child care safety plansWISH-TVINDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A “watch dog” organization is calling out Indiana and 20 other states when it comes to emergency preparedness and your children. It's called “Save the Children,” an organization that responds to di...[read more]

Washington Times'Infidels,' Quran verses painted on Christian churches in IndianaWashington TimesPolice in Columbus, Indiana, are searching for the vandals responsible for spray-painting “Infidels!” and Quran verses on three Christian churches overnight Saturday. The words “Infidels!” and “Qur'an...[read more]

Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work lawIndianapolis StarA federal appeals court upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees on Tuesday in a split decision that was delivered a few days before the state Supreme Court hears separate challenges over whether the 2012 measu...[read more]

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New York Daily NewsLupica: Time for strategy from Obama on how to deal with ISIS scourgeNew York Daily NewsThis time the dead hostage is a 31-year-old freelance journalist named Steven. Sotloff, murdered by ISIS in front of the world the way James Foley was. This is a different sort of mass murde...[read more]

USA TODAYFamily: Man shot while handcuffed did not commit suicideUSA TODAYThe family of a Louisiana man who police say shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a squad car wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the case. Victor White III, 22, of New Iberia, La., died on March 3 a...[read more]

New York Times2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Freed After DNA TestsNew York TimesHenry Lee McCollum wiped tears at a hearing Tuesday in Lumberton, N.C., where a judge declared him and his half brother Leon Brown innocent and ordered them both released from prison. Credit Chuck Liddy/The...[read more]

NBCNews.comUPDATE 2-Girl who fatally shot Arizona gun instructor said weapon was too ...Reuters(Adds statement from girl's family). By David Schwartz. PHOENIX, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who fatally shot a gun range instructor with an Uzi submachine gun last week told her mother immedia...[read more]

Today.comStudy: Playing music helps sharpen kids' brainsSTLtoday.comLOS ANGELES (AP) — The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high sc...[read more]