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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 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]

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]

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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New York TimesObama Weighing Delay in Action on ImmigrationNew York TimesDemonstrators on Thursday at the White House urged action by the Obama administration on the plight of immigrants. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Conti...[read more]

USA TODAYJudge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutionalAlbany Times UnionAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that sp...[read more]

Al-ArabiyaUS probes 'suspected threat' against ObamaAl-ArabiyaU.S. President Barack Obama (rear) walks towards Marine One at the White House in Washington before departing for New York, August 29, 2014. (Reuters). Tweet. Text size A A A. By Staff Writer | Al Arabiya News Saturday, 30 August 2014....[read more]

KCRA SacramentoCalifornia appeals teacher tenure rulingseattlepi.comLOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protecti...[read more]

USA TODAYNYPD probed for 2nd restraint-related deathUSA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled ...[read more]