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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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SI.comChris Singleton signs with the Indiana PacersWashington Post (blog)With just a few weeks remaining until training camp, the Wizards have room to add another player to their 15-man roster. Whether they start camp with 14 players remains to be seen, but if they do add someone it won't be Chri...[read more]

Hoosiers 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 and had triggere...[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]

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NewsweekISIS Says It Killed Steven Sotloff After US Strikes in Northern IraqNew York TimesWASHINGTON — An Islamic militant group released a video on Tuesday showing the second beheading of an American hostage in two weeks and blamed President Obama for the killing. The video raised the pressure o...[read more]

CBS NewsJudge overturns murder-rape convictions for 2 who served 30 yearsCBS NewsLUMBERTON, N.C. - A North Carolina judge overturned the convictions Tuesday of two men who have served 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl after another man's DNA was recently discovered...[read more]

New York TimesArizona Police Report Says Parents Didn't Realize Daughter Had Shot Gun ...New York TimesThe Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Ariz., where an instructor, Charles Vacca, was accidentally killed last week by a 9-year-old with an Uzi. Credit John Locher/Associated Press. Contin...[read more]

PoliticoTobin to challenge Kirkpatrick in key matchupazcentral.comArizona House Speaker Andy Tobin will challenge U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., for a district that is one of the GOP's top targets this fall. Loading… Post to Facebook. Tobin to challenge Kirkpatrick in key matchup Arizona Hou...[read more]

Toronto SunMurder and rape campaign commercial pulledToronto SunMark Begich U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Al Franken (D-MN) (L-R) give a news conference. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst). Tweet. Change text size for the story...[read more]