Born in Northwest Indiana, Laura's a graduate of River Forest High School (home of the Ingots) and got her bachelor's degree from Purdue and a master's from Indiana University [we think she roots for both even when they play each other].

Her work has won several awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists/Indiana Chapter, and Network Indiana. She has also had academic papers selected for presentation at national conferences like the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Broadcast Education Association.

Laura watched her share of game shows growing up and one summer while in California, she's chosen to be a contestant on "Sale of the Century". Her TV favorites include The Honeymooners, Project Runway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and Star Trek (TNG and the original). She also enjoys crossword puzzles and when asked what some of her favorite places to visit are she says -- office supply stores.


Gas Leak in Portage

Laura's Blog

Portage Fire crews and NIPSCO responded to a major gas leak that shut down Willowcreek Road just south of US 6 around 11-o'clock this [Tuesday] morning.  It's in the area of the Porter County North County Government Annex and the Porter Portage Hospital campus.  Portage fire Chief Tom Fieffer had this update says the Porter County - North County Annex has been closed for the remainder of the day, but the Porter Portage Hospital campus is still open, but to access it, Chief Fieffer advises using 700-north to Willowcreek.

Rick Calinski with NIPSCO says a six-inch line was hit.  No information available at this hour on how. Crews got the call about 11 am.

The audio from my interviews with Chief Fieffer and Calinski is here at my blog  --lw
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