INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Gov. Eric Holcomb pledged action after a review of the state's child welfare service found that dysfunction and a "culture of fear" contributed to widespread problems at the embattled agency. Many of the problems detailed in a report were already well documented. Holcomb said five different reviews of the Department of Child Services conducted in recent years found similar issues, though the documents were shelved with limited action taken. Holcomb said he won't let that happen this time.
PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) - Authorities have lifted an evacuation order and reopened a major highway that was closed due to the derailment of a train that caught fire in southwestern Indiana. The highway was closed and a mandatory evacuation of nearby homes and business was ordered after 23 freight train cars derailed Sunday night in Princeton, about 150 miles southwest of Indianapolis. The order was lifted and U.S. 41 was reopened Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Department of Revenue says it will hold its annual public hearing Tuesday morning in Indianapolis. The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Indiana Government Center South Building, Conference Room C. The agency says the public hearing provides customers and stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback and share their ideas on how the agency can improve policies, processes and procedures.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - About 1,400 members of the Indiana National Guard's 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will lead all units training this summer in a series of exercises known as Pacific Pathways. The Guard says the Lawrence-based combat team will be the first National Guard unit in the four-year history of Pacific Pathways to lead the multinational exercises that support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
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