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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]

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]

Backups expected on I-65 in southern IndianaWISH-TVJEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Department of Transportation officials are warning drivers to be prepared for delays on Interstate 65 in southern Indiana as wrok begins on the Ohio River Bridges Project. Northbound and southbound I-65 will na...[read more]

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JURISTFederal judge temporarily blocks Louisiana abortion lawJURIST[JURIST] A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked [text, PDF] the enforcement of Louisiana's new abortion law [HB 388, text], which was scheduled to take effect on Monday. The measure requires doctors who perform abortions to...[read more]

WLWT CincinnatiPolice: Wedding guest tried to steal couple's giftsAtlanta Journal ConstitutionAfter a marriage reception theft, it's a wedding guest and not the groom who faces the old ball and chain. Noah Howard, 29, was arrested early Sunday at a reception in Dayton, Ohio. Staff called police l...[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]

ReutersObama notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq's AmerliReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama formally notified the U.S. Congress on Monday that he had authorized air strikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weekend in the Iraqi Shi'ite town of Amerli where Islamic...[read more]

WFMY News 2Woman Crashes Car, Impales Buttocks After Texting While DrivingNBCNews.comA Colorado woman is recovering in the hospital after reading a text while driving caused her to slam into a guardrail pole. The pole went through her truck piercing her in the buttocks. KUSA's Megan Fitzgerald re...[read more]