A review of the state’s child welfare system found that dysfunction, a perceived lack of resources and a "culture of fear" contributed to widespread problems.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the fruit was distributed to numerous retailers in eight states, including Indiana. At least 30 people have been hospitalized.
An Indiana law allowing authorities to temporarily remove guns from those considered a risk to others or themselves has helped reduce the state's firearm-related suicides, according to a University of Indianapolis study.
In the scheme, a husband and wife would assume false identities and scam consumer electronics from Amazon, prosecutors said. They would sell the goods to an associate, often in parking lots in Indianapolis.
Residents in all 92 of the state's counties can now send texts during emergencies if they're unable to speak to dispatchers.
The Indianapolis City-County Council president has halted plans to revamp the city's civilian police merit board in the wake of its recent vote clearing two officers of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
Still left to address is legislation involving school safety programs, professional licensing for young immigrants referred to as “Dreamers,” sex education, school takeovers, handgun fees and workforce development leadership.
Law enforcement groups voiced serious concerns about the bill because license fees are a major source of funding for training, including active shooter response training.
The measure passed Monday on a 96-0 vote. It comes in the wake of a Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 dead.
Gun-related legislation became a political football after a high-profile school shooting in Florida last month, with Republicans eliminating some efforts to loosen firearms laws and Democrats calling for more gun control.
The Indiana Department of Child Services faces serious challenges, according to preliminary findings released in a report Thursday by a state consultant.
The Trump administration is reviewing the idea of using restraining orders known as red flag laws to take firearms away from people considered dangerous. Officials are studying an Indiana version of the law.
Democrats objected to a proposal approved by an Indiana Senate committee Wednesday that would eliminate fees and make changes to the handgun licensing process.
Opponents argue that the vehicle will militarize the college town’s police force.
A press release from the city stated that Troy Riggs joined the Denver Department of Public Safety last year as deputy director—a role he must have had for just a quick stint, considering he listed the Sagamore Institute as his job on Linkedin until November.
Under the proposal, anyone wanting to legally carry a handgun in public would still be required to undergo a background check before obtaining a state permit, but the lifetime licensing fees would be eliminated.
The unanimous vote also gave approval for the city to spend $4.2 million to acquire 140 acres of land from Citizens Energy Group as the site for the new jail, courthouses and mental health center.
House Bill 1341 allows people to operate automated vehicles on public highways but only under certain conditions. Critics, including auto manufacturers, said the bill would stifle innovation.
The same proposal also authorizes the city to spend $4.2 million for the acquisition of 140 acres of land from Citizens Energy Group as the site for the new jail, courthouses and mental health center.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb vowed in his State of the State address Tuesday night to “do whatever is necessary to ensure the success” of the Department of Child Services.