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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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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]

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]

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Toronto Sun3 fatally shot, 2 wounded at Kansas City homesseattlepi.comKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three people were killed and two others critically wounded in a shooting in a residential neighborhood in south Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon, and police were searching for a missing SUV. Kansas City ...[read more]

New York TimesPolice Report Says Parents Didn't Realize Daughter Had Shot Gun InstructorNew York TimesAn entrance to the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Ariz. was closed off on Aug. 27, two days after an instructor there was accidentally shot by a 9-year-old girl. Credit John Loc...[read more]

USA TODAYAd watch: Crossroads hits Landrieu on DC residencyUSA TODAYAD SPONSOR: American Crossroads. THE RACE: U.S. Senate. STATE: Louisiana. ANALYSIS: American Crossroads, the super PAC that GOP strategist Karl Rove helped found, is up with a new web ad attacking Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., for h...[read more]

NBCNews.comSearch On for 7 Teens Who Escaped From Nashville JailNBCNews.comThirty teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and seven were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said. The teens — ages 14 to 19 — left their rooms at ...[read more]

Christian Science MonitorObama approval rating slumping even in bluest of the blue CaliforniaChristian Science MonitorPresident Obama's approval rating hits a record low in California, a shift some say could bode ill for Democrats in blue states. Others say the concern is overblown. By Daniel B. ...[read more]