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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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Indiana man leads boycott of gun-banning storesWISH-TVTERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Western Indiana gun enthusiasts are boycotting businesses that don't allow firearms inside. Steve Ellis, owner of Top Guns gun store in Terre Haute, launched the “No Guns = No Money” Facebook support page on Aug. 22....[read more]

CBSSports.comIndiana Pacers Sign Chris Singleton8 Points, 9 SecondsThe Indiana Pacers have signed former Washington Wizard Chris Singleton, according to David Pick of EuroBasket. Singleton is a three-year NBA veteran, drafted 18th by the Wizards in 2011. The 6'8″ forward has never produced statis...[read more]

WTOPFever buckle down, stave off SkyESPNThe Indiana Fever took a 60-48 lead into the fourth quarter and they knew. The Chicago Sky, the team that came back from 20 points down in Atlanta, the group that wiped out a 17-point deficit with just over eight minutes remaining to stun the Dream at ...Fe...[read more]

Cross at Indiana state park prompts atheist protestIndianapolis StarThe 14-inch, white-painted cross is on the bottom of an 8-foot-tall wooden chainsaw-carved statue. At the top is a bald eagle perched above lettering that says “All gave some; Some gave all.” One side of the eagle's perch is an I...[read more]

Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banksWANEThe Indianapolis-based Indiana Blood Center said it is being dropped early next year by the Indiana University Health and St. Vincent Health hospital systems, along with Terre Haute's Union Hospital. Those facilities are switching to the Americ...[read more]

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San Francisco ChronicleGarcetti calls for boosting minimum wage to $13.25 after three yearsLos Angeles TimesAt a Labor Day rally at a park in South L.A., Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announces his proposal to raise the city's minimum wage. At a Labor Day rally at a park in South L.A., Los Ange...[read more]

ABC NewsChicago police in early stages of body camera pilot programWLS-TVSupt. McCarthy said Monday that Chicago police are in the very beginning stages of their own pilot program for body cameras. Embed.