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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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Slow down in work zones: Indiana troopers patrol in pickupsIndianapolis StarIndiana State Police Trooper Andrew Forgey, shown on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, was assigned that day to patrol I-65 on Indianapolis' Southside. Forgey patrols road-construction zones in an unmarked Ford F-150 pickup truck ow...[read more]

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]

SFGateIU football isn't just known for losing anymoreIndianapolis Star (blog)Kevin Wilson begins his fourth season as Indiana coach in Saturday's game against Indiana State. In his first three years, Indiana has set 22 school records. In 2013, those included total offense (508.5 yards, ninth in t...[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]

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KUTV 2NewsFeds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into oceanKUTV 2NewsCHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) Coast Guard crews are searching the waters off the Virginia coast for a single-engine plane that crashed after the pilot lost consciousness. The Coast Guard says the plane had drifted into restricted airs...[read more]

MSNBCAt least 6 Ferguson officers apart from Brown shooter have been named in lawsuitsWashington PostFederal investigators are focused on one Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, but at least six other police officers in the town's 53-member department have be...[read more]

Fox 59Storm chances continue tonight, pockets of heavy rain possibleFox 59Tropical air continues to sit over central Indiana and that means very humid conditions and lingering rain chances. But throughout the evening hours much of our viewing area ended up dry with some isolated storms in the nor...[read more]

Houston ChronicleIn state Capitol, intransigence gives way to bipartisan deal-makingLos Angeles TimesState Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), left, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) hug after the end of the two-year legislative session. The loss of the Democrats' superm...[read more]

SFGateNews of the Day From Across the Nation, August 31SFGate1 Fatal fire: Six people died in a house fire early Saturday in Garland, N.C., authorities said. Deputies and the Sampson County fire marshal's office are investigating the cause of the blaze at a mobile home about 75 miles south of Ral...[read more]