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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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Representatives need to challenge misuse of Indiana workers.Palladium-ItemWe have heard cheery news on employment rates for our area from Dick Hamm and Luke Messer. However, the Indiana Institute for Working Families notes that Indiana had the distinction in 2011 of having a "higher percent of jo...[read more]

Indiana adds Louisville, Georgetown to scheduleWTHRIndiana will travel twice to Madison Square Garden in December, taking on national powerhouses Louisville and Georgetown this season. The non-conference schedule, released Friday, eight days after the Big Ten schedule was announced, also includes...[read more]

Fox NewsIndiana faces Chicago, with Delle Donne backWISH-TVINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana coach Lin Dunn's impending retirement isn't adding extra motivation for the Fever to win the Eastern Conference finals. Although they'd like to send the Hall of Fame coach off on a high note with a WNBA champio...[read more]

Indiana lawmakers propose bill to protect militaryWSBT-TVWANE-TV reports the proposed Indiana Service Member's Civil Relief Act was announced Thursday. The bill would increase consumer protections, including the suspension of postponement of debt collections, foreclosures, cellphone contracts and...[read more]

WLKY LouisvilleRichard Mourdock resigns as Indiana state treasurerIndianapolis StarPence immediately appointed Daniel Huge, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of the Indiana Finance Authority, will serve as state treasurer on an interim basis until a longer-term replacement can b...[read more]

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Fox NewsDHS considering new security measures to intercept 'foreign fighters' returning ...Fox NewsThe Department of Homeland Security said Friday that officials are considering “additional security measures” to intercept foreign fighters who have joined up with radical militants overseas, on the...[read more]

ReutersYork County police talk body camerasYork Daily Record/Sunday NewsFILE - In this Jan. 15, 2014 file photo, a Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles. The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. has promp...[read more]

ReutersCalifornia lawmakers end session with bills on plastic bags, gun controlReutersSACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's lawmakers ended a two-year session on Saturday with a package of bills that reflected deep disagreement over pressing issues including undocumented migrants, the social...[read more]

Maine NewsUS Authorities on High Alert Following Suspected Threat to President ObamaMaine NewsThe U. S. authorities reported that they were investigating the suspected threat to President Barack Obama. The authorities said they are looking for a suspicious person who is driving a 2014 blue Volksw...[read more]

Washington TimesJudge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutionalWashington TimesFILE - In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, the Hilltop Women's Reproductive clinic is photographed in El Paso, Texas. A federal judge Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have eff...[read more]