July 1 each year marks the day in Indiana when new laws take effect. But rather than focus on new laws, let's observe the anniversary of a law that went on the books three years ago this month — the law that barred texting while driving.
PORTAGE | In a matter of minutes Tuesday, more than 13,000 residents knew about changes in trash pickup schedules due to this week's frigid and snowy weather.
Like our Indiana Legislature, I'm having a hard time adjusting to the 21st century. Unlike the Legislature, I was copacetic with the 20th century while they are reluctant to leave the 19th.
HOBART | Police have received severals calls in recent days from residents about computer and phone-related scams.
Enough mistakes and maybe we’ll learn: When in doubt, leave it out.
PORTAGE | A Fegely Middle School teacher was arrested Friday after police said he sent sexually oriented text messages and a sexually explicit picture of himself to two former Fegely female students.
LAPORTE | A man police accuse of sexually abusing two LaPorte-area girls is in jail thanks to a text message concerning the allegations forwarded to authorities.
Teenage texting is up; epic phone calls are down
As tweens and young adults navigate the world of social media, educators and parents want them to be responsible and safe. But just what that means and how to achieve it has become complicated, reflecting an increasingly complex social landscape.
VALPARAISO | Two teenagers were removed from school Wednesday after police said they were caught with nude photographs of themselves on their cellular phones.
UNION TOWNSHIP | A 21-year-old Union Township man formally was charged late last week in the latest case involving sexual images of consenting minors being sent with a cell phone.
SPRINGFIELD | Two laws aimed at limiting the use of cell phones while driving have resulted in nearly 7,800 motorists being pulled over by the Illinois State Police this year.
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