With the FBI warning of potential for violence at all state capitols, the ornate halls of government this weekend looked more like heavily guarded U.S. embassies in war-torn countries. In Indiana, however, there was little sign that officials were concerned about a protest scheduled for Sunday.
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The funding will serve 350 people or families currently living in non-congregate shelters, especially those at risk of contracting COVID-19 and dying, and 150 unsheltered households that face high barriers to find housing.
The announcement comes after months of complaints from residents, workers and business owners that downtown has become unsafe following pandemic-related shutdowns and protests that turned violent earlier this summer.
States on Wednesday continued to deal with the impact of a wind storm that tore through the Midwest, as widespread power outages kept businesses closed, limited communication, spoiled food and caused long lines at gas stations.
The first public meeting will include a first look at initial survey results as well as data that has been gathered by the Criminal Justice Lab.
Mayor Joe Hogsett said the public survey will be the first step in the city’s partnership with the Criminal Justice Lab at New York University School of Law to “re-imagine public safety in Indianapolis.”
we must dramatically reimagine and reconstruct policing. The Justice in Policing Act, introduced this month in Congress, is a good start.
Wes Bolsen, the founding CEO of Denver-based LaderaTech, brought to market what experts are calling a revolutionary spray-on flame retardant that adheres to grass and plant life for remarkably long periods of time.
The lawsuit alleges the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department failed to adequately train, screen and supervise officers to prevent them from engaging in excessive or deadly force.
Taking a cue from the “Defund the Police” movement, the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is calling on Mayor Joe Hogsett to “reimagine” the role of police in Indianapolis and shift funding away from law enforcement into community-based initiatives.
Looting and vandalism in cities across the country have dealt another blow to small businesses that were already reeling from the coronavirus outbreak.
The Stadium Village Business Association, which represents more than 200 businesses south of downtown, decried the property damage caused by weekend riots and a “lack of leadership” from city officials.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s remarks were made during a press conference Monday afternoon—the first time he has spoken publicly since protests started in Indianapolis and other areas of the state on Friday.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett implemented a curfew after a weekend of violent protests, riots and vandalism that led to two deaths, dozens of arrests and damage to at least 30 downtown businesses.
Legislation that bans drivers from holding or using cell phones while operating a motor vehicle passed the Indiana House and Senate on Tuesday and awaits Gov. Eric Holcomb’s signature.
The airline industry expects the first annual decline in global passenger demand in 17 years, after tallying up the initial impact of the thousands of flights canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak in China.
The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the industry is sure to fight back.
The National Transportation Safety Board criticized the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday for ignoring suggestions they say might have prevented last year’s Missouri accident that killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family.
The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal law preventing most lawsuits against firearms manufacturers when their products are used in crimes.
Indiana has more than 250 high-hazard dams, a term used when a failure likely would result in the loss of human life. Of those, 65 are rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition