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High percentage of Hoosier children end up in state care

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Children in Indiana end up in out-of-home care at more than twice the rate of children in other states, an independent agency investigating conditions in the state’s Department of Child Services found. That and an antiquated data system are two of the issues called out by the Child Welfare Policy and […]

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Bill would add second homicide charge in murder of pregnant woman

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would allow prosecutors to seek a second murder charge against a criminal defendant accused of killing a pregnant woman passed out of the Senate Thursday. “This bill, simply put, attacks a criminal defendant, a perpetrator, a third party who would shoot and kill a woman and if that woman […]