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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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Representatives need to challenge misuse of Indiana workers.Palladium-ItemWe have heard cheery news on employment rates for our area from Dick Hamm and Luke Messer. However, the Indiana Institute for Working Families notes that Indiana had the distinction in 2011 of having a "higher percent of jo...[read more]

Indiana adds Louisville, Georgetown to scheduleWTHRIndiana will travel twice to Madison Square Garden in December, taking on national powerhouses Louisville and Georgetown this season. The non-conference schedule, released Friday, eight days after the Big Ten schedule was announced, also includes...[read more]

Fox NewsIndiana 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 champio...[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]

Indiana Public MediaDuke proposes $1.9B Indiana grid upgradeThe Courier-JournalDuke is Indiana's largest electric utility, with more than 800,000 customers. The Charlotte, N.C.-based company asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in Friday's filing to approve a seven-year, $1.9 billion p...[read more]

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New York Daily NewsObama must ensure additional sanctions on Russia don't hurt American ...New York Daily NewsPresident Obama wants to hit Russia harder in the pocketbook — but he has to make sure American and European business don't feel the pain too. Additional sanctions to deter Russian Presid...[read more]

SFGateCalifornia Plastic Bag Ban Would Be First Of Its Kind In The NationHuffington PostA single-use plastic bag floats along the Los Angeles River in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. | Bloomberg via Getty Images. Share · Tweet. Email. Comment. Share on Google+ · tumblr ·...[read more]

The RepublicTeen taking Lamborghini test drive dies in crashseattlepi.comMOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) — A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail. Police say 18-year-old Samuel Shepard was taking the car for...[read more]

SFGateIn quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectilesseattlepi.comNAPA, Calif. (AP) — Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not. In winery aft...[read more]

Daily DigestCar of person who may have threatened Obama reportedly found in HamdenTorrington Register CitizenA Secret Service spokesperson said Saturday morning that there have been no arrests or charges brought in the possible threat against President Barack Obama. Connecticut State Police were ...[read more]