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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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Labor Day closings in IndianaThe Courier-JournalCourts: Floyd Circuit, County and Superior courts and U.S. Bankruptcy and District courts closed Monday. Schools: New Albany-Floyd County Schools and Indiana University Southeast closed Monday. College: Indiana University Southeast closed Monday.[read more]

USA TODAYBriann January scores 19 as Fever hold off Sky in East openerESPNINDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Fever had to have thoughts of the Chicago's historic comeback win four days ago in Atlanta. But, unlike Tuesday night, Indiana fended off the late-charging Sky and held on to beat Chicago 77-70 o...[read more]

Fox 59Hoosiers not in a rush as they run to victory over Indiana StateFox 59Indiana State came to Bloomington with a young team off a one-win season and faced an Indiana team that is poised to finally crack the .500 mark. Some figured a 30-minute offensive showcase by the Hoosiers would seal up t...[read more]

Evansville Courier & PressIndiana runs past Indiana State, 28-10Evansville Courier & PressIndiana cornerback Michael Hunter (17) tackles Indiana State wide receiver A.J. Johnson (9) behind the line of scrimmage during an NCAA college football game at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Ind., Saturda...[read more]

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]

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KDRVWind, weather stoke Northern California wildfiresWashington TimesHAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) - Two wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago were still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California. Low humidity and warm weather helped the fires...[read more]

ABC NewsProtests held in Ferguson 3 weeks after police killing of black youthGlobalPostCHICAGO, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of people marched on the streets of Ferguson, suburb of St. Louis, Mo., Saturday in memory of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks a...[read more]

Philly.comShowboat closing after 27 years in Atlantic Cityseattlepi.comATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The show is ending for the Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The Mardi Gras-themed casino is shutting down at 4 p.m. Sunday after 27 years on the Boardwalk. Its owner, Caesars Entertainment, is...[read more]

American Live WirePilot unconscious: aircraft ran out of fuel and crashedTechsonia“A pilot lost consciousness and the aircraft drifted into restricted airspace than the nation's capitol, scrambling fighter jets that have stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday...[read more]

Houston ChronicleAnalysis: Plenty still at play in Senate campaignWashington TimesLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - In a campaign where we've already seen ads featuring the Ebola virus and a bird pooping on a newspaper, it's hard to imagine how the Arkansas Senate race could get more intense - or more biz...[read more]