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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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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]

IU-Indiana State kickoff delayed by rain storm, set for 12:50 pm nowFox NewsBLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The kickoff of Indiana's opener against Indiana State has been delayed by weather. Storms rolled in 20 minutes before the scheduled noon kickoff and teams and fans were instructed to seek shelter in th...[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]

WRTV IndianapolisIndiana high court halts ruling striking down right-to-work lawIndianapolis StarThe Indiana Supreme Court on Friday put on hold a lower court judge's ruling striking down the state's right-to-work law and denied a request that it be consolidated with a similar case, clearing the ...[read more]

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Fox NewsFerguson rally marks 3 weeks after Michael Brown's deathThe Plain Dealer - cleveland.comIn this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, a young boy tosses a football as people walk past a business boarded up to protect against looting in Ferguson, Mo. The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to ...[read more]

NBC New YorkPolice Investigating Death of 14-Month-Old GirlNBC New YorkPolice are investigating the death of a 14-month-old child in Queens, authorities said Saturday. Police and EMS were called to the home of the baby on 228th Street on Friday evening. They found the child, Daniella Okoye, uncon...[read more]

CBS NewsGirl, 9, dies, was trapped in sand at Oregon beachSFGateLINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl trapped when a sand hole collapsed on her has died. Lt. Jerry Palmer says police and firefighters responded shortly after 5 p.m. Friday...[read more]

Few women in construction; recruiting efforts riseGrand Island IndependentIn this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, Sophia McIntosh stands for a photo outside a construction site where she works as a shop steward, in New York. The latest federal data shows about 7.1 million Americans were employed in construc...[read more]

New York Daily NewsDeath of man high on PCP and being restrained by cops ruled a homicideNew York Daily NewsThe death of a 45-year-old man who was high on PCP while in police custody has been ruled a homicide, the medical examiner's office said Friday. The coroner said Ronald Singleton's July 13 ...[read more]