Valerie Plinovich

News Intern

Valerie Plinovich is a News Intern at Lakeshore Public Radio.  Currently, Valerie is a sophomore Communications Major minoring in English at Indiana University Northwest where she is utilizing her passion for storytelling to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism.  She is also the secretary of IU Northwest's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter and is the News Director of the campus's radio station, WIUN.  Valerie lives in Portage, IN and graduated from Portage High School in 2017.  In her (very rare) spare time Valerie enjoys napping, reading and spending time with her family.


Since its launch in 2015, the JUUL has taken over the market for electronic cigarettes, better known as e-cigarettes.  According to a Nielson data report the JUUL achieved 46.8% of the e-cigarette market share this past April.  The rapid market growth is said to be spurred by the brand's decision to heavily market on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Three months have passed since the deadly school shooting at Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida and the nation is, yet again, faced with another set of school shootings.  The most recent shooting, happening at Noblesville West Middle School.


MERRILLVILLE - Indiana State Police confirmed this Thursday that they have been asked to investigate an excessive force complaint against three Lake County sheriff's officers. 

The investigation was spurred by an excessive force complaint filed with the Gary Police Department by Miata L. Lawson, 27, of Gary following her arrest on May 9th, for suspicion of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, battery on law enforcement and public intoxication.