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30 Laws in 30 Days: Meth fires to be considered a crime

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 17th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1.  INDIANAPOLIS – Currently in Indiana starting a meth-related fire is not a crime, but that’s about to change. Indiana repeatedly has ranked first in the nation for […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Drivers required to move vehicles after accidents

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS ­­— Drivers involved in an accident will once again be required to move their vehicle from the road and out of traffic in order to improve […]

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AG files lawsuit targeting lack of disclosure on sale of totaled cars

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis automobile dealership and its affiliates are at the center of a lawsuit filed Monday by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. According to a press release, Circle City Auto Exchange, Circle City Auto Connection and Circle City Sales and Service Inc., are accused of selling “total loss” vehicles to […]

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INDOT warns motorists to watch for deer

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning drivers this fall to be on high alert for deer on the roadways. Franklin resident Mike Rivera struck a deer earlier this fall when he was driving on a dark suburban road. Rivera says he didn’t see the animal before his car clipped […]

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State Police kick off sober driving campaign

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In an effort to curb the number of drunk drivers on the road, the Indiana State Police are participating in an annual enforcement effort that kicked off on Friday. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a national campaign supported by federal funding allocated to Indiana State Police from the […]

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Dept. of Insurance calls on parents to check on policies for college students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — College students around the state are packing up and heading to campuses and the Indiana Department of Insurance is urging Hoosier parents to check for possible needed changes to insurance policies. “Parents should check their homeowner policy to ensure their college-bound children’s possessions are covered when they make the move […]

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Pence suits up with hundreds of motorcyclists in 11th annual Ride with the Governor

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of motorcyclists suited up and hit the road Friday. “There’s something about being on a motorcycle travelling the highways and by-ways and back roads of Indiana that really feels like freedom and Hoosiers cherish their freedom,” Gov. Mike Pence said. “So what better way to affirm our commitment […]