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Pence returns to Indiana to applaud anti-violence organization

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence praised the Ten Point Coalition for leading the nation in finding peaceable solutions in violent neighborhoods. Pence applauded these initiatives during the faith-based coalition’s annual luncheon Friday in Indianapolis. The Ten Point Coalition, known for its work in combatting gun violence in the state’s capital, […]

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Attorney general wants to cut crime by spreading coalition’s model

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to reduce crime across the state, Attorney General Curtis Hill is launching a program to help cities replicate a successful crime-reduction model. Hill is partnering the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based organization geared toward fighting crime. Members of the coalition take part in peace walks […]

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New crisis intervention team could be example for Indiana law enforcement

By Abrahm Hurt  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metro Police Department is launching a pilot program, designed to help assess the mental or behavioral state of individuals in a crisis, that could serve as a model for other communities across the state. A team, including a police officer, a paramedic and a clinician, will work to de-escalate situations […]

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Thirteen-day bike ride continues cycle of support for law enforcement

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS —Dan Dudley is setting out on his bicycle to take a 1,000-mile journey to honor his brother. Every summer, dozens of police officers and law enforcement family members and friends ride around the perimeter of Indiana to raise funds and awareness of the sacrifices made by Hoosier law enforcement families. […]

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Judge blocks portions of state’s new abortion law

By Christina Ramey TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A judge has blocked provisions in a new abortion law that would make it harder for a girl under 18 to have an abortion without telling her parents. Under current Indiana law, anyone under 18 must have the consent of a parent, legal guardian or custodian to get an […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Victims to be notified of offender’s changed release date

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 25th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS – The state is aiming to keep victims out of the dark when it comes to the release date of their perpetrator. Sen. Randall Head, R-Logansport, and […]

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30 laws in 30 days: Police presence could increase on hospital campuses

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 21st in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Hospitals around the state could be beefing up security if they take advantage of a new state law. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, authored Senate Enacted Bill 112. […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Mental illness education program for law enforcement may expand

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 20th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Amy Brinkley thinks her brother’s death could have been prevented. Her 30-year-old brother Paul suffered from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD. In his mid-20s, Paul endured […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: New law could help more grandparents receive visitation rights

By Zoie Richey TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 18th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — Melba Sutliff’s heart is broken. She misses having her grandson come over and visit. Sutliff lost the right to see her grandson. Her former son-in-law and […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: New tool aims to hold telemarketers, hackers accountable

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — As scammers and hackers target Hoosiers and their pocketbooks, legislators are searching for a cure. House Enrolled Act 1444 works to strengthen the law when it […]

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