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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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Fox 59Police: Missing Indiana woman's remains found in Jay CountyFox 59JAY COUNTY, Ind. (Sept. 2, 2014)—The remains of an Indiana woman who has been missing since mid-June were discovered in Jay County, said the sheriff's department Tuesday. Authorities said the badly decomposed body of 25-year-o...[read more]

“Watch Dog” group feels Indiana is lacking with child care safety plansWISH-TVINDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A “watch dog” organization is calling out Indiana and 20 other states when it comes to emergency preparedness and your children. It's called “Save the Children,” an organization that responds to di...[read more]

Washington Times'Infidels,' Quran verses painted on Christian churches in IndianaWashington TimesPolice in Columbus, Indiana, are searching for the vandals responsible for spray-painting “Infidels!” and Quran verses on three Christian churches overnight Saturday. The words “Infidels!” and “Qur'an...[read more]

Federal court upholds Indiana right-to-work lawIndianapolis StarA federal appeals court upheld Indiana's right-to-work law banning mandatory union fees on Tuesday in a split decision that was delivered a few days before the state Supreme Court hears separate challenges over whether the 2012 measu...[read more]

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]

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New York TimesBrothers Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Ordered Freed After DNA ...New York TimesHenry McCollum in court on Tuesday. Mr. McCollum spent three decades on death row. Credit Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. ...[read more]

Chron.comJudges Recommend $1.4B Penalty Against PG&EABC NewsCalifornia regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San ...[read more]

Christian Science MonitorDetroit's historic bankruptcy trial has its first day in courtChristian Science MonitorThe five-week trial will determine the fate of a "grand bargain" to protect both retirees' pensions and the Detroit Institute of Art's collection. By Mark Guarino, Staff writer Septembe...[read more]

ReutersGirl who fatally shot Arizona gun instructor said weapon was too powerfulReutersPHOENIX (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who fatally shot a gun range instructor with an Uzi submachine gun last week told her mother immediately afterward that the weapon was too much for her to handle and had hu...[read more]

Chron.comLos Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murdersWashington PostLOS ANGELES — A man who authorities believe strangled dozens of women as he moved from place to place around the country was convicted Tuesday of three 1980s murders in Los Angeles. Samuel Little, 74, appeared almost cheerfu...[read more]