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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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CBSSports.comIndiana Pacers Sign Chris Singleton8 Points, 9 SecondsThe Indiana Pacers have signed former Washington Wizard Chris Singleton, according to David Pick of EuroBasket. Singleton is a three-year NBA veteran, drafted 18th by the Wizards in 2011. The 6'8″ forward has never produced statis...[read more]

WTOPFever 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 ...Fe...[read more]

Cross at Indiana state park prompts atheist protestIndianapolis StarThe 14-inch, white-painted cross is on the bottom of an 8-foot-tall wooden chainsaw-carved statute. At the top is a bald eagle perched above lettering that says “All gave some; Some gave all.” One side of the eagle's perch is an ...[read more]

Large Indiana hospital systems switch blood banksWANEThe Indianapolis-based Indiana Blood Center said it is being dropped early next year by the Indiana University Health and St. Vincent Health hospital systems, along with Terre Haute's Union Hospital. Those facilities are switching to the Americ...[read more]

Indiana gay marriage supporters push hard in 2014WISH-TVDemocratic Marion County Clerk Beth White says she's seen an increase in fundraising since she performed more than 300 same-sex weddings after a federal judge ruled Indiana's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional. She hopes that helps her ca...[read more]

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Houston ChronicleHigh school to drop 'Arabs' mascot that some found offensiveLos Angeles TimesCoachella Valley High School's dropped mascot, "Arab," at a game in 2010. (Jay Calderon / Desert Sun). By Los Angeles Times Staff. Riverside County school district will drop its 'Arabs' school mascot at ...[read more]

New York Daily NewsNew Hampshire small plane crash kills pilot, passengerNew York Daily NewsA small plane went down Monday shortly after takeoff from a North Hampton, New Hampshire, airfield, killing a pilot and passenger as horrified witnesses assembled for an annual Labor Day flight competition...[read more]

PoliticoLouisiana abortion law temporarily blockedPoliticoA federal judge has temporarily blocked a Louisiana law that would have required abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at a local hospital. The law, signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal in June, would have gone into effect today. The Ce...[read more]

Christian Science MonitorUPDATE 1-Obama notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq's AmerliReuters(Adds details). WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama formally notified the U.S. Congress on Monday that he had authorized air strikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weeken...[read more]

Fox NewsPerry distances self from tweet mocking district attorney at center of indictment ...Fox NewsGov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. Perry is the ...[read more]