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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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USA TODAYCross at Indiana state park prompts atheist protestUSA TODAYINDIANAPOLIS — A 14-inch white cross on state park property has thrust the east-Central Indiana town of Liberty into a national debate over religious icons on public lands. And a national atheist group has jumped into the fray. ...[read more]

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]

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Washington TimesDEACE: Rick Perry could get rick-rolled againWashington TimesTexas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Americans for Prosperity gathering Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Dallas. Perry and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are bashing what they call the president's lack of leadership in response to the ...[read more]

ABC NewsFerguson Police Start Wearing Body CamerasABC NewsPolice in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1r0D9m1 ) that Ferguson police began wearing the cameras Satu...[read more]

New York TimesCivil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fightNewsOK.comNEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...[read more]

SFGateCoroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crashSFGateERIE, Colo. (AP) — Coroner's officials have identified four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver as a woman and her three children. The Boulder Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/1A0SdkD ) Monday that the W...[read more]

SFGateCalifornia high school drops mascot criticized by Arab-American groupReuters(Reuters) - A California high school has retired its Middle Eastern-themed mascot and accompanying belly dancers and redrawn its logo after criticism from Arab-Americans that they played on harmful stereotypes, a gr...[read more]