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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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Inside the Hall2015 Indiana forward target moves up official visitIndianapolis StarJuwan Morgan, a 6-9 forward in the current senior class, has moved his official visit to Indiana up to this weekend. Morgan had planned to visit Bloomington on the last weekend of this month with MoKan Elite teamma...[read more]

Indiana's NewsCenterCoroner: Indiana Teen Killed by AsphyxiationABC NewsRelatives of an Indianapolis teenager whose badly burned body was found in a yard say they believe she was abducted and killed by a stranger. Marion County Chief Deputy Coroner Alfarena Ballew on Tuesday ruled the death of 15...[read more]

Inside the HallA closer look at Indiana's non-conference scheduleInside the HallBack to New York: For the third straight season, Indiana will play multiple non-conference games in New York. Two years ago, the Hoosiers played Georgia and Georgetown at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Last season, ...[read more]

Breitbart NewsVandals Deface Three Indiana Christian Churches with Islamic GraffitiBreitbart NewsSometime on Saturday night, vandals attacked three Christian houses of worship in Columbus, Indiana, spray-painting the word "infidels" and citations of verses from the Koran on the outer walls. St. B...[read more]

The Hechinger ReportForeign 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 engineerin...[read more]

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ReutersIslamic state issues video of beheading of US hostageReutersDUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State released a video purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, a monitoring service said on Tuesday, as the militant group raised the stakes in its confrontation with Wash...[read more]

ReutersTexas voter ID trial opens in US courtReuters(Reuters) - A U.S. court in Texas heard arguments on Tuesday in a case over a law requiring voters to present photo identification, a move the state's Republican leaders say will prevent fraud while plaintiffs call it an attempt at suppressing m...[read more]

NBC MontanaRecline rage: Why airline seating is provoking mid-flight fightsLos Angeles TimesA Delta flight is diverted after a woman who was knitting reclined her seat, upsetting the passenger behind her. A Delta flight is diverted after a woman who was knitting reclined her seat, upsetting the p...[read more]

ABC NewsUzi Was 'Too Much,' Girl Said After Fatal Gun Range AccidentABC NewsThe 9-year-old girl who accidentally shot her gun instructor when she lost control of a powerful Uzi submachine gun dropped the weapon and complained that it was "too much" for her to handle, according to a police report ...[read more]

CBS NewsAlleged delay in reporting mass escape from Nashville youth detention center ...CBS NewsNASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and nine were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said. The t...[read more]