State News

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DCS positions to oversee employee, foster parent trainings

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 30, 2019) – The Indiana Department of Child Services has created two new positions to oversee training for foster parents, provider agencies and DCS employees who work with children removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.   Harmony Gist, of Nashville, Ind., has been appointed the assistant deputy director of practice …

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Terre Haute Man Arrested for Child Molesting

Sullivan County – Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation on April 2, 2019, after receiving information from the Sullivan County Child Protective Services that a female and a male, under the age of 14, had been molested. The investigation revealed that Robert M. Morris, age 59, of Terre Haute, allegedly …

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Wanted: Hunters to Help Hungry Hoosiers

IN – Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry would like to remind ALL hunters and landowners about our deer donation program!  After you’ve filled your freezer, please help us to feed those in need in your area by donating to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry’s “Meat” the Need initiative.  Just take your deer …

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Fostering innovation to welcome justice reform

A 13-member group created by the Indiana Supreme Court will work to foster innovation within the legal profession. The Court has issued an order establishing the Indiana Innovation Initiative to maintain Indiana’s place as a national leader in legal reform. Chief Justice Loretta Rush explained, “We must actively seek and cultivate opportunities …

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Indiana Commissioner Ober Appointed to National Regulatory Research Institute Board of Directors

Washington (September 23, 2019) —The National Regulatory Research Institute Board of Directors has appointed Commissioner David Ober of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to its board. NRRI is the research arm for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. NRRI’s primary mission is to produce and disseminate relevant and applicable …

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Indiana State Police K-9 Teams Receive New Safety Equipment

(Indianapolis, IN)- In June of this year, the 45 Indiana State Police K-9 teams received, trained in the use of, and deployed to the field a revolutionary pet tracking technology, which helps handlers ensure the security of their K-9 partners. Furtrieve combines cellular pet tracking technology, two-way communication, crowd-notify capabilities, …

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Governor Holcomb Declares September 22-28, 2019 Rail Safety Week

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Governor Eric Holcomb has declared September 22-28, 2019 as Indiana Rail Safety Week in conjunction with U.S. and Canada Rail Safety Week that will take place in all 50 states and Canadian provinces. Our goal is to increase rail safety awareness by working collaboratively on national rail safety week. …

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August Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 20, 2019) – Indiana’s unemployment rate continues to drop to 3.3 percent for August and remains lower than the national rate of 3.7 percent. The last time Indiana’s unemployment rate was at 3.3 percent was February 2018. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of …

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State Police Investigating Infant Death in Franklin

Franklin, IN – Detectives from the Indiana State Police are investigating the death of an eight week old infant Tuesday morning in Franklin.  Preliminary Investigation has revealed the infant was dropped off at a babysitter early this morning in Pennington Trailer Park in Franklin. At 10:51 a.m. officers from the Franklin …

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