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October 2018 Archives

A refresher on IU guns laws

Hunting season is upon us once again. It is a great way to get out of town and experience nature with the company of friends and family. However, it is important to remember that those on campus must adhere to specific rules regarding weapons. This includes those who live in Indiana University housing, attend classes, are employed by the school or are simply on the IU property.

Schooling: Harder with a criminal past

If you are graduating from high school and have been accepted into the university of your choice, you're probably on cloud nine. You're ready to move forward in your life and to begin living independently. You want to be successful and to have a great career.

Parking tickets can get you arrested

It is not uncommon to see a car double-parked, parked too far from the curb or parked in a no parking zone. Typically, this can lead to parking ticket. Now the case of Johnson v. United States heard in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose jurisdiction includes Indiana) that examines whether a bad parking job is probable cause for search or seizure of a vehicle, which subsequently could lead to arrest and jail if the officials find anything illegal.

3 Indiana counties top nation in DUI fatalities

Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties here in Indiana have the dubious distinction of being the top in the nation for drunk driving fatalities. According to a recent review by the newspaper in Munster, 140 of the 373 fatal crashes in these counties (between 2010-2014) involved drunk driving. This is 35 percent, which is considerably higher than the rest of the state’s average of 25 percent and the national average of 28 percent.

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