State government confronts sexual harassment

With the rise of the #MeToo movement, organizations of all sizes, including state governments, have been forced to take a long look at themselves. After the Indiana General Assembly passed legislation this year to expand training and write a sexual harassment prevention policy for the legislature for the first time, the other two branches of state government are taking action.

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Cumberland mental health crisis team among first in state

The Cumberland Police Department initiated the Cumberland Assertive Response and Engagement Team in January. The CARE Team is designed by Chief Michael Crooke to help those suffering from mental illness and addiction by providing resources to them and their families.

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Drug takeback events aim to reduce abuse of prescription medications

At the Take Back the Circle medication collection event Friday on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis, success could be measured in pounds. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill joined the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and Covanta Indianapolis to collect unused, unwanted or expired medications from passersby.

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Walmart halts anti-shoplifting program AG criticized

An anti-shoplifting program that had been implemented by Walmart at 36 Indiana locations — including Beech Grove, Kokomo and Lafayette — has been voluntarily discontinued by the company after Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill issued a critical opinion.

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7th Circuit proposes document filing rule changes

Streamlining the process of filing documents with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is the goal of a set of proposed changes to the court’s rules. Comments on the new rules are being accepted untl April 25.

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IU McKinney seeks applicants for summer academy

Applications are available for the third annual Summer Law and Leadership Academy at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The academy is a one-week law school immersion experience for undergraduate students who are considering law school, offering an inside look at life in law school and opportunities for law school graduates.

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State reaches settlement with Takata over defective airbags

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced a settlement Tuesday with TK Holdings Inc. — the U.S. subsidiary of Takata — over allegations that the company concealed deadly safety issues related to airbag systems installed in a wide variety of vehicles.

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Inmate found dead at St. Joseph County Jail

A male inmate at the St. Joseph County Jail was discovered dead in his cell during a routine check Sunday. The inmate had been housed alone in a medical cell, according to Sheriff Michael D. Grzegorek.

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IU Maurer begins JD/MBA scholar program with top Korean college

The Indiana University Maurer School of Law is currently interviewing candidates for a novel, full-tuition JD/MBA scholarship program. The school announced earlier this month its partnership with the SKK Graduate School of Business of Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.

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