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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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USA TODAYMom, three kids among Colo. plane crash victimsUSA TODAYWELD COUNTY - The victims killed in Sunday's plane crash near the Erie Municipal Airport have been identified. Family members say 67-year-old Oliver Frascona, the pilot, who also had the plane registered to his company, was killed i...[read more]

ReutersFast-food workers to launch intensified protests across USReuters(Reuters) - McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job on Thursday in an ongoing battle with their employers to gain a $15 hourly wage, organize...[read more]

Science CodexCalifornia fires burn cabin, threaten homesseattlepi.comHAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire has been contained after destroying a forest cabin, damaging five other homes and forcing about 50 people to evacuate. Meanwhile, a second blaze threatens hundreds of home...[read more]

New York Daily NewsSuspect Charged in Stabbing of Couple in Their Staten Island HomeWall Street JournalA Staten Island man was charged Monday following the stabbings of a man and his wife at their home on Sunday night, police said. Dante Viggiano, 20 years old, was arrested by police over the dea...[read more]

Fox NewsNew York City's West Indian Day Parade marred by deadly shooting before ...Fox NewsSeptember 1, 2014: A dancer performs for spectators during the West Indian Day Parade in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). NEW YORK – Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicia...[read more]