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Indiana State Police Mourns the Loss of Retired Canine 'Camo'

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The Indiana State Police is saddened to announce the death of 12 year old retired canine Camo. Friday morning, November 24th, Camo was euthanized after a lengthy battle with Degenerative Myelopathy. District Commander Lt. Jeff Payne stated, "I am deeply saddened by the death of Camo, he was an invaluable asset to our district for nearly 10 years. He undoubtedly saved lives and made our communities safer. He will be greatly missed."

Single Vehicle Crash Gridlocks Traffic on I-80/94

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On November 27, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a single vehicle crash closed all lanes of I-80/94 west bound at the 9 mile marker in the area of Grant Street. Crews were able to get one lane open shortly after the crash and 2 lanes open at 6:45 p.m.

Indiana DOR Provides Seven Steps for Hoosier Taxpayers to Keep Online Data Safe

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During the holiday shopping season, shoppers are looking for the perfect gift, while criminals are looking to steal sensitive information. The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are reminding Hoosier shoppers to be vigilant with their personal information, such as credit cards, financial accounts, Social Security number and other sensitive data that could help file a fraudulent tax return.

Capitol Police Sgt. Precious Jones Honored at National Youth Summit

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Recently, Indiana State Police Capitol Police Section Sergeant Precious Jones was honored at the 2017 National Youth Summit held at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Christi Griffin, founder and president of the Ethics Project, stated Sgt. Jones was presented with the Ambassador Andrew Young Award for Outstanding Ethics and Service to Family and Community

Preventing Scams this Holiday Season

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The Munster Police Department encourages residents to follow these important safety tips to help prevent themselves from becoming victims of scams:

Indiana Department of Insurance, NAIC Life Insurance Policy Locator Finds Over $600,000 Total Claims for Hoosiers in First Year

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Thousands of U.S. consumers have reaped the benefits of the Indiana Department of Insurance’s (IDOI) and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Life Insurance Policy Locator during the locator’s first year. In Indiana, 144 beneficiaries have been matched with $609,591.72 total claims since its launch last November.

Trooper promoted

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Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter has announced to promotion of Trooper Ronneal Williams to the position of Sergeant in the Employment Services Section.

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Usually Is!!

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Another scam is rearing its ugly head on the internet and this one involves “car wrapping”. This is where someone is offering you money to advertise their services by “wrapping” your vehicle with their log0/brand.