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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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Indiana freshman is currently in a walking bootNBCSports.comThe 6-foot-10 center committed to Indiana in the month of April and missed the team's exhibition trip to Canada due to the ankle injury. Albers reports that April was going through individual workouts recently and that the boot is likely...[read more]

Indiana man leads boycott of gun-banning storesWISH-TVTERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Western Indiana gun enthusiasts are boycotting businesses that don't allow firearms inside. Steve Ellis, owner of Top Guns gun store in Terre Haute, launched the “No Guns = No Money” Facebook support page on Aug. 22.In...[read more]

Fox 59Fever 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 ......[read more]

Cross at Indiana state park prompts atheist protestIndianapolis StarThe 14-inch, white-painted cross is on the bottom of an 8-foot-tall wooden chainsaw-carved statue. At the top is a bald eagle perched above lettering that says “All gave some; Some gave all.” One side of the eagle's perch is an I...[read more]

Fee approved for Vectren to replace Indiana pipesIndianapolis StarEVANSVILLE, Ind. – State regulators have approved a Vectren Corp. proposal for a new customer fee to pay for a project replacing more than 1,000 miles of aging natural gas distribution lines across much of Indiana. The approval fro...[read more]

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Portland TribunePortland police shoot suspected carjacker by I-84Auburn CitizenPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A police officer shot a man who was pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 off-ramp, and the ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway. S...[read more]

NBCNews.comInd. police agencies to equip officers with camerasWISH-TVINDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police officers in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed African-American teenager last month are now wearing body cameras. It's a move that's caught the attention of police ...[read more]

ABC NewsWet weather on the wayChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteCHAMPAIGN — A bit of stormy weather could dampen the tail end of some Labor Day celebrations. The National Weather Service says scattered thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front Monday night. Severe weather is not expected, but t...[read more]

USA TODAYMarine helicopter goes down in Gulf of Aden; 25 rescuedCBS NewsA Marine helicopter carrying 25 U.S. service members crashed in the Gulf of Aden Monday, but all aboard were rescued, according to the Navy. Seventeen Marines and eight sailors were aboard the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter...[read more]

SFGateObama Calls for Minimum Wage Rise and Equal Pay as Elections ApproachNew York TimesMILWAUKEE — President Obama on Monday renewed his call to raise the federal minimum wage and to protect the right to equal pay for women as the midterm elections come into sight. In spite of opposition from R...[read more]