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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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30 Laws in 30 Days: Phone companies forced to pay 911 fee

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS – A new state law aims to clear up confusion over who is responsible for paying a 911 fee when it comes to low-income families who […]

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14th anniversary of 9/11 marked by tributes

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Flags across the state will fly at half-staff on Friday after Gov. Mike Pence made the order in observance of Patriot Day – a remembrance of those injured and killed during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Businesses and residents are asked to lower their flags out of respect. Pence […]

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Text-to-911 now available in some counties for Verizon customers

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Thousands of Hoosiers will now be able to text 911 for help and be connected to their local emergency centers – although the service is not yet available in all areas or through all mobile carriers. State officials say the new 911 texting service will be especially helpful for […]