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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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Harrison planning for Indiana's 200th birthdayThe Courier-JournalIndiana's 200th birthday is still two years away, but Harrison County is already planning the party. The Harrison County Committee for the Indiana Bicentennial on Thursday held a party of its own at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, where...[read more]

20 most interesting people visiting Indiana this fallIndianapolis Star"I try to find something likable about the baddies I play. When I play the hero or the victim, I try to find flaws or little mistakes so we can recognize ourselves. We give Hannibal quite a lot of empathy, which is almost scari...[read more]

Indiana teachers face new standards, revised testWTHIINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With the school year underway, Indiana's teachers are still scrambling to bring themselves and their students up to speed on the state's new education standards only months before students take a revamped, high-stakes exam ....[read more]

Indiana 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 championship, ....[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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ReutersCar tied to suspected threat against Obama found in ConnecticutReutersHAMDEN Conn. (Reuters) - A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities said on Saturday. The U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for ...[read more]

ABC NewsHeat and humidity continueWRBLThe bulk of the rain has been well to our west today and will stay that way for the duration of tonight and tomorrow. We'll only see an isolated shower or storm the next few days due to most of the tropical moisture lifting well north of us. That's all due to...[read more]

CNNDeath of man restrained by NYPD ruled homicideCNNNew York (CNN) -- The death last month of a man who struggled with police while being taken into custody in Manhattan has been ruled a homicide, the medical examiner's officer said. Ronald Singleton, 45, died in police custody on July 13, four d...[read more]

New York Daily NewsA Dog Started a House Fire By Turning on the StoveTIMEA dog is the culprit in a Friday night house fire in New Jersey that began when a pooch turned on a stove. Local firefighters responded to a call in Lacey township and saw fire coming out of the roof of the home, the Asbury ...[read more]

Christian Science MonitorThree weeks after Mike Brown shooting, Ferguson marches toward a better ...Christian Science MonitorBusinesses that were looted are now open for business and the smell of barbecue fills the air as Ferguson begins to heal. Three weeks after the shooting of Michael Brown a ...[read more]