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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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WLKY LouisvilleRichard Mourdock resigns as Indiana state treasurerIndianapolis StarPence immediately appointed Daniel Huge, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of the Indiana Finance Authority, will serve as state treasurer on an interim basis until a longer-term replacement can b...[read more]

Duke proposes $1.9 billion Indiana grid upgradeWANEINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Duke Energy asked state regulators Friday to approve a nearly $2 billion upgrade of its Indiana electric grid, improvements the utility said would help reduce power outages by adding “self-healing” smart technologies to the gr...[read more]

Fox 59Indiana releases entire 2014-2015 men's basketball scheduleFox 59Indiana will also make a pair of trips to New York City's Madison Square Garden for the Jimmy V Classic where they will face Louisville on December 9th. The Hoosiers then head back to New York to face Georgetown at the same ve...[read more]

Duke Energy plans $1.9 billion upgrade to Indiana gridCharlotte Business Journal (blog)“Today we still deliver power much like we did a century ago, but there's technology now that can help utilities reduce power outages,” says Duke Energy Indiana President Doug Esamann. “With advanced systems, w...[read more]

Indiana University identifies student found dead in sororityIndianapolis StarThe student who died at the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house on Indiana University's Bloomington campus Thursday night has been identified as Kelly Ann Hackendahl, 20. The Libertyville, Ill., native was beginning her junior...[read more]

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ABC NewsWeather | Looking like a nice holiday weekendThe Virginian-PilotA slight chance for rain will persist through the holiday weekend, but Hampton Roads is likely in for a pleasant three days. Saturday is looking partly sunny, with highs in the mid-80s, according to the National Weather Servi...[read more]

SFGateRick Perry, Rand Paul take aim at Obama, Hillary Clinton at Koch eventLos Angeles TimesTexas Gov. Rick Perry was among the speakers Friday at a gathering in Dallas sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a group affiliated with GOP donors Charles and David Koch. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was amo...[read more]

USA TODAYFederal judge voids key piece of Texas abortion lawUSA TODAYA federal judge Friday struck down a major provision of Texas's strict abortion law that would have forced all but a handful of clinics to close next week. The law, passed last year by the Republican legislature, required aborti...[read more]

KUTV 2NewsNo New Trial for Doctor Convicted of Killing WifeABC NewsA Utah doctor convicted in November of killing his wife won't get a new trial, a judge ruled Friday. Martin MacNeill argued that his cellmates lied when they testified that he confessed to the crime. Judge Derek Pullan denied the ...[read more]

Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia memberseattlepi.comMcALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spok...[read more]