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Senate kills camera enforcement for school bus stop-arm violations

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to use cameras in enforcing school bus stop-arm violations will not get a final Senate vote and is dead for the year.

March 03, 2014 6:41 pm

Senate panel warily endorses camera enforcement for school bus stop-arm violations

INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved plan for cameras to nab motorists driving around the extended stop-arms of school buses that are picking up or dropping off children advanced out of a Senate committee Wednesday, 8-3, but remains on shaky ground.

February 26, 2014 5:00 pm

Fix for Lake tax loophole, other measures win Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related

House backs camera enforcement for school bus stop-arm violations

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 72-22 Thursday to authorize camera enforcement of school bus stop-arm violations.

January 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Panel OKs camera enforcement for school bus stop-arms

INDIANAPOLIS | A reluctant House Roads and Transportation Committee agreed Thursday to advance a proposal for camera enforcement of school bus stop arm violations.

January 23, 2014 2:00 pm Related


EDITORIAL: Ticket stop-arm violators, not their cars

Putting cameras on the stop arms of Indiana school buses is a good idea, but only if they're used properly.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am

School bus cameras could nab stop-arm violators

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier motorists driving past a school bus with its stop arm deployed, as it picks up or drops off children, may soon get a $300 ticket in the mail.

January 20, 2014 4:15 pm Related


Let students walk to nearest school bus stop

I am a parent of a Griffith Middle School student who feels Griffith public schools, specifically transportation, is making parents choose between their child's education and their health and safety.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am

Dermody persuades panel to revise guns-at-schools plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, skillfully handled a controversial guns-at-schools proposal Wednesday during his first meeting as chairman of the House Public Policy Committee.

January 15, 2014 5:00 pm Related


School bus involved in crash

School bus involved in crash

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A woman was ejected from her car in a crash at 8:49 a.m. Wednesday at U.S. 6 and County Road 450 West.

October 09, 2013 11:00 am Photos


Minor injuries in Union Township school bus crash

Minor injuries in Union Township school bus crash

UNION TOWNSHIP | A few young people suffered what appeared to be minor injuries Wednesday afternoon after a Union Township School Corp. bus failed to yield to a pickup truck and a collision resulted, according to Porter County police.

May 08, 2013 5:48 pm Photos


Pence signs school safety grants, 40 other measures into law

INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations can each seek up to $50,000 in matching state funds to hire local police as school resource officers under a new law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 07, 2013 2:00 pm Related

Plan for unlicensed school chiefs heads to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 55-40 Monday to allow school corporations to hire any person as superintendent so long as he or she has a master's degree in any subject.

April 22, 2013 4:06 pm Related

Two Highland High students in custody after fight on bus

HIGHLAND | Two Highland High School students were removed from a school bus Wednesday afternoon after getting into a fight, officials said.

April 17, 2013 6:22 pm
Hobart school, city officials discuss Lillian Street future

Hobart school, city officials discuss Lillian Street future

HOBART | City and school officials say they plan to work together to resolve traffic issues on Lillian Street.

April 02, 2013 5:20 pm Photos


Hobart man charged with OWI after school bus crash

HOBART | A 66-year-old Hobart man was charged with drunken driving after he was involved in a crash with a school bus last week, police said.

March 22, 2013 7:45 pm

Man arrested for illegally passing school bus while allegedly drunk

LAPORTE | A LaPorte school bus stopped to let children off Monday afternoon was passed by an alleged drunk driver.

March 20, 2013 12:00 am

Proposal for speed enforcement cameras halted

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal to use automated cameras to enforce speed limits in school and work zones died Monday in the Indiana House.

February 25, 2013 6:30 pm

House panel OKs school, work zone speed cameras

INDIANAPOLIS | Automated enforcement cameras could be deployed in school and construction zones to snap photos of speeding vehicles and sock their owners with a $250 minimum fine under legislation approved Wednesday by a House committee.

February 13, 2013 7:00 pm Related


School board approves GPS lease/purchase

PORTAGE | The Portage Township School Board this week approved a five-year lease/purchase agreement to equip all district buses with GPS equipment.

December 22, 2012 12:00 am
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