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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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“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]

Inside the Hall2015 Indiana forward target moves up official visitIndianapolis StarJuwan Morgan, a 6-9 forward in the current senior class, has moved his official visit to Indiana up to this weekend. Morgan had planned to visit Bloomington on the last weekend of this month with MoKan Elite teamma...[read more]

SI.comIndiana Pacers Sign Forward Chris SingletonWiz of AwesThe Washington Wizards' main goal this off-season was to retain all of their free agents who contributed to a successful 44-win season. Unfortunately, re-signing Chris Singleton was not something that the Washington Wizards planned on do...[read more]

Indianapolis StarUS appeals court upholds Indiana's right-to-work lawReutersA local division of the International Union of Operating Engineers, which represents roughly 4,000 workers in northwest Indiana, had sued over the Indiana Right to Work Act. The law was adopted by Indiana's legislature in...[read more]

Inside the HallA closer look at Indiana's non-conference scheduleInside the HallBack to New York: For the third straight season, Indiana will play multiple non-conference games in New York. Two years ago, the Hoosiers played Georgia and Georgetown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Last season, ...[read more]

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Arizona Public MediaTobin wins CD1 GOP primary after Kiehne concedesazcentral.comCongressional candidate Gary Kiehne conceded the Republican primary in Congressional District 1 to Andy Tobin Tuesday afternoon, a week after the election. Loading… Post to Facebook. Tobin wins CD1 GOP primary after ...[read more]

New York TimesBrothers Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA TestsNew York TimesHenry McCollum in court on Tuesday. Mr. McCollum spent three decades on death row. Credit Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Contin...[read more]

Chron.comAttorney: Detroit needs debt plan to surviveChron.comIn this July 16, 2013 aerial file photo, the downtown of the city of Detroit is shown. Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr raised more than a few eyebrows a year ago when he took the city into bankruptcy and predicted it would be out b...[read more]

USA TODAYPG&E Penalized $1.4B for Deadly Pipeline BlastABC NewsCalifornia regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban S...[read more]

CNNANOTHER Plane Diverted Because Of A Seat FightHuffington PostThe fight for airplane seat supremacy continues this week with a story from Florida about a plane that was forced to land after an unruly passenger made a fuss about a woman who was trying to recline her seat. WPTV spoke with a passe...[read more]