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Gun reform group founded by Hoosier makes DNC appearance

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — When Terrell Bryant lost two of his best friends to gun violence, he stepped in to make a change. “My first friend, when I first entered kindergarten—he died to gun violence,” he said. “My teammate on the basketball team my senior year, I lost him to gun violence. You […]

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Scammers take no break between tax seasons

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is urging Hoosiers to stay vigilant when it comes to identifying IRS scams and impersonation. Despite the end of tax season, the AG Office said consumers are still targeted. “The IRS impersonation scam is now the most common scam targeting Hoosiers,” said Attorney General […]

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Indiana lawmakers share in grief after terrorism attack in France

By Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Every year, France’s Bastille Day is a day of celebration commemorating a major event in the French Revolution. This year’s event, however, was marred by tragedy. 84 people are confirmed dead, according to CNN, and many more were injured after a truck drove into a crowd of people celebrating […]

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Text to 911 service available statewide

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has become the first state in the nation to employ a text 911 service statewide. “Indiana has the largest deployment of ‘Text to 911’ in the United States,” Treasurer of the State, Kelly Mitchell said in a statement. “Since 911 was created, Indiana has been a leader in […]

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Annual police bicycle ride kicks off days after Dallas tragedy

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Police officers from across the state laced up their shoes, buckled their helmets and pedaled toward Richmond, Indiana Monday morning for the 15th annual Cops Cycling for Survivors Bicycle Ride. The 13-day ride, which raises funds and awareness of sacrifices made by Hoosier law enforcement and their families, covers […]

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State officials react to the Dallas shooting

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State and local leaders are expressing their condolences for those involved in the overnight Dallas shootings and voicing support for local law enforcement. “Our condolences and prayers go out to the families of the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the horrific ambush in Dallas last night,” […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: New hurdle for purchasing cold medicine

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 22nd in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.   INDIANAPOLIS – A trip to the pharmacy to pick up cold medicine won’t be the same come next month. Starting July 1, customers must have a relationship on […]

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Beware of “free” trips and other security advice for summer travel

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS­ ­— Summer is finally here, which means flights are being booked and destinations are being decided on for family trips. In order to plan a safe and stress-free vacation, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s Office released tips to make sure fraud and criminal activity do not make the trip with you. […]

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DeLaney to introduce gun control legislation

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Ed Delaney, D-Indianapolis, wants to propose gun control legislation during the next General Assembly. “Indiana has very, very limited laws on gun safety, and in the case of James Wesley Howell, we utterly, utterly failed to enforce our very weak laws,” DeLaney said during a press conference Tuesday. […]

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Film featuring Hoosier victims aims to prevent fraudulent scams

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Genie Bowers, 75, of Linton, has five words to say to the man who left her and nearly 10,000 people across the state in ruins after a 2009 fraudulent scam. “Shame, shame, shame on you.” Bowers and her husband were victims of the Alanar scam, based out of Sullivan […]

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