Indiana News

Trucking Company Seeks Limit on Suits over Indiana Highway Repair Costs

A trucking company wants the state appeals court to limit the Indiana Department of Transportation’s authority to sue over damage done to state highways. The challenge is in court as the highway agency is trying to collect more from those …

Trucking Company Owner Pleads Guilty in Missouri to Cargo Theft Scheme

A Memphis, Tenn., business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a cargo theft scheme that included a theft in West Plains, Mo. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Earl …

Cost to Indiana City for Wabash River Levee Repairs Estimated at $2M

A southwestern Indiana city will need to spend more than $2 million to repair its Wabash River flood levees, although that is much less than officials previously projected. Vincennes officials say the repairs are needed before the levees can be …

Iroquois Group Adds Source Insurance in Indiana

The Source Insurance Group & Financial Services LLC of Fishers, Ind., joined agency network The Iroquois Group on June 18. Iroquois, a network of property and casualty insurance agencies, now lists more than 2,000 member agencies in 39 states. Source: …

Indiana Issues Few Tickets in 1st 3 Years of Texting Law

A three-year-old law barring Indiana drivers from texting while driving has generated more frustration than tickets from police officers, who say the law makes it hard to prove a driver is in violation. The 2011 law was a follow-up to …

EF-1 Tornado Touches Down Near Indianapolis

A tornado-producing storm that hit central Indiana on June 24 damaged several homes in Indianapolis and its outskirts, downed power lines and uprooted trees, authorities said. It was one of several thunderstorms that sprang up in southwestern Indiana near Terre …

Brotherhood Mutual Promotes Rowley to Assistant VP

Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. promoted Sabra Rowley to the position of assistant vice president – affiliate operations. Rowley will oversee all of the management and operations of Brotherhood Mutual’s subsidiaries — the American Church Group agencies and …

Indiana Police Using Water-Based Chemical to Fight Theft

A northwestern Indiana police department is one of the first law enforcement agencies in the country to distribute a theft-deterring chemical that leaves DNA-like “signatures” on property and those who attempt to steal it. Makers of SmartWater CSI say the product …

Lawsuit Against Indianapolis Stadium Beer Vendor Revived

The family of a girl fatally struck by a drunken driver will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit against the vendor at Indianapolis Colts games that sold beer to the driver, an Indiana appeals court ruled. The court ruled …

Changes in Indiana Workers’ Comp Aimed at Slowing Rise in Medical Costs

As in other states with no restrictions on pricing in the workers’ compensation system, medical costs per claim are high and are rising in Indiana, according to a recent study by the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute in Cambridge, Mass. Hospital …