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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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Harrison planning for Indiana's 200th birthdayThe Courier-JournalIndiana's 200th birthday is still two years away, but Harrison County is already planning the party. The Harrison County Committee for the Indiana Bicentennial on Thursday held a party of its own at Horseshoe Southern Indiana, where...[read more]

Fox 59Tevin Coleman runs wild as Hoosiers defeat Indiana State 28-10Indianapolis StarIndiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld made his first opening-day start, and he was uncharacteristically skittish. He tucked the ball and ran on eight occasions, and he was sacked twice. Sudfeld was 11-of-18 passing fo...[read more]

20 most interesting people visiting Indiana this fallIndianapolis Star"I try to find something likable about the baddies I play. When I play the hero or the victim, I try to find flaws or little mistakes so we can recognize ourselves. We give Hannibal quite a lot of empathy, which is almost scari...[read more]

Indiana teachers face new standards, revised testWTHIINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With the school year underway, Indiana's teachers are still scrambling to bring themselves and their students up to speed on the state's new education standards only months before students take a revamped, high-stakes exam ....[read more]

Indiana faces Chicago, with Delle Donne backWISH-TVINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana coach Lin Dunn's impending retirement isn't adding extra motivation for the Fever to win the Eastern Conference finals. Although they'd like to send the Hall of Fame coach off on a high note with a WNBA championship, ....[read more]

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ABC NewsScattered storms expected Saturday evening, Sunday brings cloudsWATE-TVThe warm, humid and unsettled air mass will linger across the area all the way through the Holiday Weekend and continue into next week. Basically, it will feel like Summer. We should see scattered showers and some stor...[read more]

PoliticoIn Texas, Cruz Sounds Like He's Running in 2016ABC NewsRepublican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this cou...[read more]

New York Daily NewsFeds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into oceanseattlepi.comCHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on Saturday, the Coast Guard said. Coast Guard Petty Officer Nate Lit...[read more]

Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfiresPallTimes.com (subscription)HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. kAmu@C6DE $6CG:4...[read more]

NBCNews.comSix people die in fire at North Carolina mobile homeReuters(Reuters) - Six people have died in a fire at a mobile home in rural North Carolina, and investigators are seeking to find the cause of the deadly blaze, police said on Saturday. The fire at the home just outside the town of Ga...[read more]