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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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Several Indiana hospitals switch from Indiana Blood center to Red CrossWTHITERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Several hospitals in Indiana are changing where they purchase their blood. Starting the first of the year, the hospitals will receive blood from the American Red Cross. But officials from the Ind...[read more]

CNBCUS appeals court upholds Indiana's right-to-work lawCNBCThe validity of an Indiana state law that bars companies from requiring workers to join a union and pay union dues was affirmed on Tuesday by a U.S. appeals court in a win for "right to work'' advocates. The Indiana law does not violate ...[read more]

Inside the Hall2015 Indiana forward target moves up official visitIndianapolis StarJuwan Morgan, a 6-9 forward in the current senior class, has moved his official visit to Indiana up to this weekend. Morgan had planned to visit Bloomington on the last weekend of this month with MoKan Elite teamma...[read more]

SI.comIndiana Pacers Sign Forward Chris SingletonWiz of AwesThe Washington Wizards' main goal this off-season was to retain all of their free agents who contributed to a successful 44-win season. Unfortunately, re-signing Chris Singleton was not something that the Washington Wizards planned on do...[read more]

Coroner: Indiana Teen Killed by AsphyxiationABC NewsRelatives of an Indianapolis teenager whose badly burned body was found in a yard say they believe she was abducted and killed by a stranger. Marion County Chief Deputy Coroner Alfarena Ballew on Tuesday ruled the death of 15-year-old Dominique ...[read more]

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Washington TimesDistrict attorney won't dispute Landrieu residencyShreveport TimesBaton Rouge's district attorney won't challenge the residency of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu. (Photo: AP ). CONNECT 1 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. BATON ROUGE – Republican Senate candidate Rob Maness was unable t...[read more]

New York Times2 Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA TestsNew York TimesHenry McCollum on death row at Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C. last month. Credit Travis Long/The News & Observer, via Associated Press. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story....[read more]

PoliticoRecliner rage forces another flight to landPoliticoForget road rage — “recliner rage” is the hot new trend among frustrated travelers. On Monday night, a Delta Air Lines flight from New York to Florida made an emergency landing after a dispute between passengers over reclining seats in cr...[read more]

NBCNews.comStapleton recounts crime, pleads guilty to first-degree child abuseTraverse City Record EagleKelli Stapleton Record-Eagle/Matt Troutman Kelli Stapleton sits in 19th Circuit Court on Tuesday for a status conference. Her attorney, Heidi Hodek, told Judge James Batzer she intends to hire ...[read more]

New York Daily NewsAmerican journalist Steven Sotloff beheaded by ISIS militants in shocking videoNew York Daily NewsThe barbarians have butchered another American journalist. The Islamic State released another horrific video Tuesday that appears to show the beheading of 31-year-old Steven Sotlof...[read more]