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Donnelly at Dems baseball practice when shooting occurred at GOP field

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly had just walked off the baseball field and was getting ready for batting practice when U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle said, “Oh my God.” Donnelly and other Democrats were practicing in D.C. for a charity baseball game against Republicans when they heard of an attack on […]

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Janet get your gun: Incoming first lady provides gun safety training

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  EDINBURGH, Ind. — First lady-designee Janet Holcomb started her husband’s inauguration weekend out with a bang. Janet Holcomb, a National Rifle Association certified shooting and safety training instructor, hosted a virtual weapon training experience with nearly 450 constituents Saturday. The purpose of the event was instruct Hoosiers on proper weapon training […]

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Commentary: Rage finds a trigger

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – So many souls lost. So many scars upon the land. The mass shooting in Dallas, Texas, of 12 police officers that killed at least five of them followed by a day the shooting of a black man by a police officer in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. Which […]

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State officials react to the Dallas shooting

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State and local leaders are expressing their condolences for those involved in the overnight Dallas shootings and voicing support for local law enforcement. “Our condolences and prayers go out to the families of the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the horrific ambush in Dallas last night,” […]

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Indiana flags fly at half-staff to honor California shooting victims

‪Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com ‪INDIANAPOLIS – A day after the latest mass shooting tragedy, the nation – Hoosiers included – are looking for ways to support the victims in San Bernardino, California. ‪Gov. Mike Pence has directed flags around the state at businesses and residences to be flown at half-staff. ‪The flags are to remain lowered […]

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Additional funding heading to the Secured School Safety Grant Program

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As more people and organizations – including schools – evaluate safety procedures, the state of Indiana is directing an additional $3.5 million to the Secured School Safety Grant Program. That brings the program’s total yearly funding to more than $9 million. Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to increasing funding comes after the […]

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Pence orders flags at half staff in honor of Tennessee shooting victims

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Mike Pence has declared a period of morning after last week’s shootings in Tennessee, which took the lives of four U.S. Marines and one Navy sailor. Pence is directing flags at state facilities statewide to be flown at half-staff beginning Tuesday. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on […]

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Indiana Black Legislative Caucus calls for people to “come together in peace”

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, issued a statement about the recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina on behalf of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus. The shooting late Wednesday evening claimed the lives of nine people partaking in a bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. “We find […]