Wednesday February 20 1:03 pm

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Fatal on I-65 and Jack-knife Tanker on I-80/94 Kept Troopers Busy

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Lowell, IN-Yesterday afternoon (2/10/2019), numerous crashes and slide offs kept troopers busy throughout the day. One of these crashes resulted in a fatality on I-65 and another resulted in a semi-tanker jack-knifing across three lanes of I-80/94.

Officers Save Man From Drowning (Jackson County)

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Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a boating accident that occurred in Jackson County Sunday evening (2/10/2019). Jerry Cash (59), of Seymour, was rescued from swift water after capsizing his canoe in the White River.

IPAC Applauds Passage of Victims Protection Legislation Senate Bill 551 clears Senate committee unanimously

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On February 5th, Senate Bill 551, authored by Sen. Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, passed unanimously out of committee by a vote of 7-0. The bill greatly expands the rights of crime victims in Indiana, especially domestic violence and child victims. The bill adds protections for the community against sex offenders who improperly register or fail to register on the sex offender or violent offender registry, allows for child victims to bring a comfort item or specially trained comfort animal with them to court during testimony and includes an enhancement for domestic battery if the convicted person has a prior conviction of strangulation, among many other needed fixes to Indiana code to support the plight of crime victims in the Hoosier state.

Turn Around, Don’t Drown!!

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Yesterday (2/7/2019) and through the night emergency responders were kept busy helping Hoosiers cope with the flash floods occurring all across Southern Indiana. There were many calls for service from many agencies, including county sheriff departments, city police agencies, fire departments and swift water rescue teams. Indiana Conservation Officers responded to 26 of these high water related emergencies from yesterday afternoon until this morning.

About the Choice Community Council of Munster

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The Choice Community Council of Munster was founded in 1994 as a cooperative effort between the residents of Munster and the Munster Police Department, with the purpose of providing safety information and programs to our residents aimed at drug, gang, and violence prevention in Munster. The Choice Community Council celebrates 25 years of service to our town in 2019.

The Best Things in Life Are Free—Including Free Tax Filing: DOR offers no-cost tax filing with the Indiana Free File Program

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It is often said that the best things in life are free, so why should tax season be an exception? Customers with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less in 2018 may be eligible to file both state and federal taxes at no cost with the Indiana Department of Revenue’s (DOR) free-file program (INfreefile).

Seniors, Want Your Refund Faster? Don’t File Twice! DOR warns of delays in tax processing time

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Filing twice may put your refund on ice, warns the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR). By sending multiple tax filings, individuals are freezing tax processing in its tracks, ultimately delaying their potential refund. This is especially something DOR wants seniors to remember, as they may mistakenly file both Form IT-40 and SC-40 in an effort to claim the Indiana Unified Tax Credit for the Elderly.

Apply to the HIRE Vets Medallion Program Award Today!

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Did you know that employers of all sizes can receive an Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for their efforts to recruit, employ, and retain America’s veterans? The 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program is now accepting applications! Learn more and apply online at www.HIREVets.gov.