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PNS Daily Newscast - April 8, 2020 


COVID-19 prompts a car insurance break for some drivers. Also, a push for postal banking, and for grocery workers to be treated as first responders.

2020Talks - April 8, 2020 


Wisconsin held its primary yesterday in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. But a shortage of poll workers led to just five polling stations in Milwaukee instead of the usual 180.

Public News Service - IN: Criminal Justice

About 1 out of every 3 children trafficked for sex or labor is victimized by a family member. Credit: placardmoncoeur/Morguefile<br /><br />

INDIANAPOLIS – The criminal case against Indiana native and celebrity Jared Fogle on charges involving child pornography and paying for sex with children is among recent headlines bringing to light crimes against children. The trafficking of children for work or sex is a crime that's often h

Indiana's Lifeline law allows minors who have witnessed a crime, a medical emergency or sexual assault to call for help without getting into trouble. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana college students headed to campus are being reminded of an important number that could save a life: 911. Indiana's Lifeline law helps to remove barriers that may otherwise prevent a person from calling to report a crime or seeking medical assistance for someone who is intoxic

Many Hoosiers aren't aware of, or aren't taking, basic steps to protect their personal infor on public  Wi-Fi. Credit: Jan Oosterhuis/Wikimedia Commons

INDIANAPOLIS – In today's high-tech world, public Wi-Fi networks can seem like a great convenience when you're on the go, but experts say it's critical to think before you click in order to protect your identity and personal information. Whether it's at the corner coffee shop or traveling to

PHOTO: During two forums this week, Indiana organizations and agencies will share information about programs and resources for kids and young adults to promote safety and positive development. Photo credit: Mary R. Vogt/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - Community leaders in Indiana are coming together this summer to encourage young people to make healthy and safe choices during their time away from school. The first of two public forums is being held Tuesday in Indianapolis to discuss ways to offer opportunities that can steer kids

PHOTO: Four Indiana law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2014 will be honored at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

INDIANAPOLIS - This week marks National Police Week, and four fallen police officers from Indiana are among the dozens nationally whose sacrifice and service is being honored. The engraved names of Jeffrey Brady Westerfield of Gary, Perry Wayne Renn of Indianapolis, Nickolaus Edward Schultz of Merr

PHOTO: Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office investigated more than 1,300 identity theft-related complaints in 2014. Law enforcement leaders and AARP Indiana are hosting two fraud prevention forums in May to help residents avoid scams. Photo credit: EP Technology/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – Whether it's identity theft, insurance fraud or home repair scams – consumer watchdogs say con artists often target Indiana residents. In 2014, the state Attorney General’s office received more than 1,300 identity theft related complaints. Marion County Prosecutor

PHOTO: Efforts in Indiana and around the nation have intensified to help victims of human trafficking and catch offenders. Photo credit: Bret Jordan/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS – Human trafficking is often a hidden crime, but it is one of the fastest growing in Indiana and around the nation. Some 27 million people around the globe are said to be victims, forced to work at manual labor or in the sex industry. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says

PHOTO: The divide between police and their communities, and what can be done about it, is the topic of an expert panel at Indiana University Northwest. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile.

GARY, Ind. - Calls for better accountability among those sworn to protect their communities have followed the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Today in Gary, a panel of Indiana experts and leaders gathers to discuss the tension and controversy - and what could be done about it. Jane

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