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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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Foreign students come to Indiana, then goIndianapolis StarAn analysis published earlier this year by the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business looked at which college graduates in Indiana were more likely to remain in Indiana. Those with engineering degrees were among...[read more]

Indiana car thieves' slogan: Steal AmericanIndianapolis StarEvery other vehicle on the Indiana list — which included four other pickups, the Chevy Impala, Ford Taurus, Chevy Malibu, Pontiac Grand Prix and Jeep Grand Cherokee — was a domestic make. Indiana's list has had only American vehicles for...[read more]

Indiana freshman is currently in a walking bootNBCSports.comThe 6-foot-10 center committed to Indiana in the month of April and missed the team's exhibition trip to Canada due to the ankle injury. Albers reports that April was going through individual workouts recently and that the boot is likely...[read more]

Fox 59Fever 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 ......[read more]

USA TODAYCross at Indiana state park prompts atheist protestIndianapolis StarThe 14-inch, white-painted cross is at 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 perc...[read more]

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ABC NewsFerguson police begin wearing body cameras in wake of Michael Brown shootingThe Plain Dealer - cleveland.comPolice officers wear body cameras as they hold the line against protesters gathered at the police station during a rally Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. The rally was for Michael Brown, a...[read more]

PoliticoObama takes to road to push rise in minimum wageTampabay.comMILWAUKEE — President Barack Obama on Monday renewed his call to raise the federal minimum wage and to protect the right to equal pay for women as the midterm elections come into sight.On this Labor Day President Obama reignites ...[read more]

USA TODAYGarcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017Los Angeles TimesMayor Eric Garcetti called for a higher minimum wage, saying: “We are reminding a nation that it is a crime for people to live in this rich nation and receive starvation wages.” Mayor Eric Garcetti called for a higher minimum...[read more]

State ColumnPerry continues to campaign despite indictmentsState ColumnTrouble with both Twitter and the law haven't slowed down Perry's plans to campaign. The State Column, Anna Jiang | September 02, 2014. Tweet, Print article. Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to make preparations for the upc...[read more]

SFGateOfficial: 5 killed in plane crash north of DenverSFGateERIE, Colo. (AP) — A spokesman for the National Transportation Board says all five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died. NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Sunday afternoon that the Piper PA-...[read more]