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Democrats call for House investigation of Curtis Hill

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—State Rep. Edward DeLaney, D-Indianapolis, delivered a resolution to Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma Monday asking for yet another investigation of Attorney General Curtis Hill. The resolution calls for the investigation to be conducted by the House Judiciary Committee and would determine whether there are grounds to impeach Hill, who has […]

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Holcomb said he believes Hill’s accusers as he awaits outcome of investigation

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb reaffirmed that he believes the four women who say they were inappropriately touched by Attorney General Curtis Hill last March. Holcomb held an impromptu press availability Friday after delivering a short speech to the American Legion Department of Indiana state convention on the eastside of Indianapolis where he […]

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Third woman goes public as Hill continues to deny sex harassment allegations

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—After two accusers went public with sexual harassment allegations against Attorney General Curtis Hill, a third woman has come forward to tell her story. Niki DaSilva sent a letter to The Indianapolis Star identifying herself as one of the anonymous accusers in the harassment case against Hill. The letter was published […]

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Embattled attorney general names ex-TV journalist to lead communications

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Attorney General Curtis Hill, facing sexual harassment allegations, has turned to a former television reporter to lead his communications team. Hill, a Republican and former Elkhart County prosecutor, announced Wednesday that he has hired journalist Chris Proffitt as his communications director. Proffitt worked for 21 years at WTHR and 5 years […]

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Law to create new tracking system for rape kits changes labs, victim support

Editor’s note: This is one story in an occasional series on the impact of new laws on Hoosiers. By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS —Law enforcement, hospitals and victim advocacy organizations will work this summer to create a stronger, more transparent system to track Indiana’s rape kits. Rape kits are containers that hold DNA specimens, like […]

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Indiana House Democrats propose school safety study commission

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Following the Noblesville West Middle School shooting in late May, Indiana legislators began questioning what they should be doing to keep schools safe. Wednesday, Indiana House Minority Leader Terry Goodin, D-Austin, wrote a letter to Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma asking to add a permanent school safety commission to the roster […]

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Questions about security follow Noblesville school shooting

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —  In March, soon after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, Noblesville Schools hosted a school safety forum to reveal its plans to provide students with a safe learning experience. A presentation discussed at that public meeting posted to the Noblesville […]

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Pharmacy chain provides drop off for old prescription narcotics

By Brynna Sentel TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS—This year, you can start your spring cleaning by emptying out your drug cabinet, especially if you have old bottles of prescription painkillers or other narcotics.  Instead of leaving them in the back of a bathroom closet, take them to one of the 49 drug disposal points at participating CVS pharmacies […]

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Law enforcement gets funding to target regional drug trafficking

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Wednesday his office is collaborating with the Indiana Drug Enforcement Administration to provide funds to regional drug interdiction teams. Hill announced the collaboration during a press conference in Lafayette, Indiana, where he described the work as part of the efforts to stop the flow of drugs into […]

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ACLU and Planned Parenthood sue state over abortion law

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Indiana are heading to court to fight Indiana’s 2018 abortion law. Senate Enrolled Act 340 requires health care providers to annually report 26 abortion complications to the Indiana State Department of Health. The complications include […]

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