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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's Sudfeld 'cool' with running, but …News SentinelBLOOMINGTON -- Nate Sudfeld is not about to confuse himself with Tre Roberson, Antwaan Randle El, or any other running Indiana quarterback you can think of. He understands his arm is his future. So does coach Kevin Wilson. Besides, the lack...[read more]

Indiana needs a climate action planNUVO NewsweeklyOn June 11, a group of young people ages 18-23, stood before the Indiana Environmental Rules Board, and declared that Indiana needs a Climate Action Plan. This effort by Youth Power Indiana, a program of the statewide non-profit Earth Charter Indi...[read more]

Severe weather chances for Labor DayIndianapolis StarIndianapolis and much of the rest of Central Indiana are under a slight risk of severe weather, according to the National Storm Prediction Center. Large hail and gusty straight-line winds are the main threat. Brief and generally low-level torna...[read more]

Fox 59Indiana cases could define conflict of interestWANEEric Turner's conflicts — as he represented both the people of his central Indiana district and his family's nursing home business — eventually grew too much for House Speaker Brian Bosma, who announced last week that he would remove him fr...[read more]

WRTV IndianapolisIndiana 28, Indiana State 10: Running to Stand StillThe Crimson QuarryOn a day when Indiana was honoring former star running back Anthony Thompson, it was only appropriate that the Hoosier ground game would be very impressive, as they racked up 455 rushing yards in an easy victor...[read more]

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PoliticoWhy federal judge blocked Louisiana law restricting abortionsChristian Science MonitorThe Louisiana law requires doctors who work in any of five abortion clinics to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics. A lawsuit is challenging the new law, claiming doc...[read more]

Chron.comInauspicious timing of Atlantic City's woes for Mass. casino supportersBoston GlobeJessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff. Workers Wendy Fitzpatrick (left) and Ruth Ann Joyce hugged hours before Atlantic City's Showboat casino closed Sunday. Related: Full Screen · The contraction and painful layoff...[read more]

Christian Science MonitorFerguson police now wearing cameras: How much might that help?Christian Science MonitorFerguson police are now wearing cameras to record officer-citizen encounters, and other departments across the country are considering doing the same. By Mark Sappenfield, Staff writer ...[read more]

NBCNews.comFive killed in single-engine plane crash in ColoradoOrlando SentinelFive people were killed in a single-engine plane crash near Denver on Sunday, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The Piper PA-46 was making its final approach into Erie Municipal Airport when it cra...[read more]

USA TODAYDeadly shootings rock NYC holiday parade routeUSA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — Hours before New York City's West Indian Day Parade stepped off Monday, police reported multiple shootings — one of them deadly — near the route for the political see-and-be-seen event, which has been scarred by viole...[read more]