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Hoosiers urged to exercise caution when using fireworks

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Independence Day is traditionally one of the loudest holidays of the year across the nation but it can also be one of the most dangerous. “Hoosiers using fireworks this summer need to be both safe and legal when doing so,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson in a statement. […]

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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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Bomb threat sends Indiana mom seeking help from Ivanka Trump

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Less than 48 hours is all it took for a mother-to-mother letter to gain nationwide attention. Concerned with the safety of her two-year-old son, Indianapolis mother Lindsay Hadley took to a pen and paper. In a one-page letter addressed to Theodore’s mom, best known as Ivanka Trump, daughter of […]

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Trump declares himself the “law and order candidate”

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump painted a dark picture of the condition of the United States on the final night of the Republican National Convention. He described a country in danger and how he alone can fix it. “When I take the oath of office next year,” Trump said […]

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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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INDOT warning weekend commuters to stay informed, plan for extra travel time

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation is preparing for a busy Fourth of July weekend due to lower gas prices and the holiday falling on a Monday this year. INDOT is urging drivers to stay informed of road conditions, plan for extra travel time and to drive safely. Construction projects throughout […]

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State urges Hoosiers to use safe practices when setting off fireworks

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— In advance of Fourth of July festivities, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is asking Hoosiers to use fireworks responsibly. “Having more knowledge on fireworks safety and taking smart precautions when handling fireworks can lead to safer celebrations,” said State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson in a statement. “Fireworks make the […]

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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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30 Laws in 30 Days: Traffic tickets in apartment complex parking lots

By Ashley Steeb 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 – Starting July 1, law enforcement officers will be allowed to issue tickets in apartment complexes for traffic violations such as speeding, driving on the wrong […]

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Department of Education adds to certified school safety personnel

By Alaa Abdeldaiem TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 450 new School Safety Specialists received certifications Monday from The Indiana Department of Education and Indiana School Safety Academy. “Every child in Indiana deserves to attend a school with a safe and secure learning environment,” Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said in a press release. […]

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