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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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Fox 59Severe 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...[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]

Indiana State Excise Police arrest 25 at Luke Bryan concertsIndianapolis StarIndiana State Excise Police officers arrested more than two dozen people during a pair of Luke Bryan concerts at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville over the weekend. On Friday and Saturday, excise officers arrested 25 m...[read more]

FanSidedWeekly NBA Fix 8-31-14: Indiana Pacers Take Another International HitHoops Habit31, a day when Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird may be rethinking his commitment to international competition. After losing All-Star Paul George for the entire 2014-15 to a gruesome leg injury during a Team...[read more]

WTOPBriann 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 on Sat...[read more]

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New York Daily NewsLabor Day stems from deadly labor strike, but few Americans know the historyNew York Daily NewsWASHINGTON — Monday is the day to celebrate the American worker and his sacrifices and economic and social achievements. You do know that, right? If you don't, you're not alone. Few r...[read more]

New York Daily NewsTodd English, celebrity chef, arrested for DWI in Long IslandNew York Daily NewsCelebrity chef Todd English, 54, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in Long Island early Sunday, police said. The hard-partying English chef was arrested about 3:30 a.m. on Coun...[read more]

SFGateBad US thunderstorms delay flights, end concertsNew Zealand HeraldPHILADELPHIA (AP) Severe thunderstorms across the northeastern U.S. delayed flights, halted outdoor sports events and concerts in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by...[read more]

NBCNews.comAction against Islamic State militants urgedColumbus DispatchWASHINGTON — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees prodded President Barack Obama yesterday to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. The la...[read more]

NBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthRick Perry Deletes 'Unauthorized' TweetNBC 5 Dallas-Fort WorthA tweet deleted from Gov. Rick Perry's verified account Sunday night includes a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney involved in his indictment on charges of abuse of power. Monday, Sep 1, 2014 •...[read more]