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  • Southern Indiana Officials Support New Law Requiring DNA Samples for Felony Arrests
    Southern Indiana Officials Support New Law Requiring DNA Samples for Felony Arrests

    Indiana Senator Erin Houchin recently drafted Senate Enrolled Act 322, requiring those accused of a felony to provide a DNA sample at the time of their arrest. Simplified, this new law requires that ...

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  • Criminal Immunity for Good Samaritans Rescuing Pets from Hot Cars
    Criminal Immunity for Good Samaritans Rescuing Pets from Hot Cars

    On May 1, 2017, Governor Holcomb signed House Enrolled Act 1085 into law. The act will go into effect on July 1, 2017, and provides criminal immunity to anyone who breaks into a hot car to rescue a ...

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  • Two Ben Davis Students Die in Crash on I-70 in Indianapolis
    Two Ben Davis Students Die in Crash on I-70 in Indianapolis

    At approximately 9:15 p.m. on April 18, 2017, Taylor Parsons and four other passengers were heading eastbound, at a high rate of speed, in the left lane on I-70. Parsons, who drove a 2002 Nissan ...

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  • Local Missionary Man Killed in DUI Accident
    Local Missionary Man Killed in DUI Accident

    In the early morning hours of February 16 th , 2017, at around 2:30 a.m., 35-year-old Elizabeth Vargas-Hernandez was operating an SUV containing 3 passengers. Vargas-Hernandez was driving at a high ...

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  • Kurt Lowery Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Lawrence
    Kurt Lowery Killed in Motorcycle Accident in Lawrence

    At around 6:45 p.m. on April 16 th , 2017, Kurt Lowery was heading north on his 1990 Suzuki motorcycle when he approached a red light at the intersection of Pendleton Pike and Mitthoeffer. Lowery ...

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  • Carmel Police Motorcycle Officer Injured in Accident on Range Line Road
    Carmel Police Motorcycle Officer Injured in Accident on Range Line Road

    On February 21, 2017, just after 12:00 p.m., Officer Scott Spillman was traveling along a roundabout located off of Range Line Road and Carmel Drive. The 47-year-old Carmel Police Department Officer ...

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