Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill

Witnesses on day two of Curtis Hill’s disciplinary hearing say the Attorney General was “impaired,” “creepy” and “predatory” at a party last year.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he won’t appeal a federal judge’s recent decision to temporarily halt the state’s latest anti-abortion law.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will have a Republican challenger next year, if he runs for re-election.

Zionsville attorney John Westercamp announced his bid Thursday.

Federal and state authorities across the country announced Tuesday a crackdown on illegal robocalls.

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Today:   Leslie Plesac with Purdue University Northwest's Sinai Forum speaker series joins us with the list of speakers this coming fall -- a list which includes retired General John Kelly, "Sully" Sullenberger, Gloria Steinem and Alan Dershowitz.  The former White House chief of staff is the first speaker on Sept. 8th at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.  All the other speakers will be on the Westville campus.   We also have comments from state Rep.

Four women who say Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped them last year are suing Hill and the state in federal court.

Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon (D-Munster), Gabrielle McLemore, Niki DaSilva and Samantha Lozano say Curtis Hill touched them inappropriately at a 2018 post-legislative session party. Hill denies those allegations.

 

Anti-abortion activists from across northern Indiana rallied against the opening of a clinic that provides abortions in South Bend on Saturday. About 300 people attended including Indiana’s Attorney General.

 

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announces a lawsuit against the Sackler family. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
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Indiana’s Attorney General filed a new lawsuit aimed at the family behind Purdue Pharma. The state becomes the latest to accuse members of the Sackler family of exacerbating the opioid crisis.

Hill, Curry Again Clash Over Abortion Lawsuit

May 16, 2019

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill and Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry are again clashing over a state abortion lawsuit.

Attorney General Curtis Hill is suing credit agency Equifax over a 2017 data breach that exposed the private information of nearly 4 million Hoosiers. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Monday the state is suing credit agency Equifax.

The suit follows an investigation into a 2017 data breach that compromised the private information of nearly 4 million Hoosiers.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill wants the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a lawsuit over a state abortion law. (Wikipedia Commons)
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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill wants the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on a lawsuit over a state abortion law.

Attorney General Curtis Hill announces the expansion at the annual Drug Abuse Symposium. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
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A national substance abuse prevention program will expand in Indiana. The announcement was made Monday at the 9th Annual Drug Abuse Symposium.

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Today:   On this "Reporters' Roundtable Thursday," we ask Dan Carden of the "Times" and Kelley Smith of the Michigan City "News Dispatch" and LaPorte "Herald Argus" to talk about the stories they've posted online or ran in the print editions of their newspapers.  Dan covers the Statehouse, and his stories include the latest on the investigation by a special prosecutor and other officials into the inappropriate touching charges against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.  Kelley wrote about the Michigan City Plan Commission's review of the final draft of the community's 20-year comprehensi

Twelve states, including Indiana, are asking a federal district court to throw out a climate lawsuit against oil giants. The states’ attorneys general filed a brief in the case this week. 

Today:   On this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we bring in Dan Carden, the Statehouse reporter from the "Times of Northwest Indiana" and Meredith Colias-Pete, who covers education topics for the "Post-Tribune," to review the stories they had in print and online.  Dan's offered details into his exclusive coverage of the Indiana Attorney General's own legal problems -- and Meredith attended the first state-mandated public forum for the Gary Community Schools that was run by the emergency management team.  And we have comments from U.S. Representative Pete Visclosky (D-1). 

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Today:    on this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we begin with an update on the issues surrounding Indiana and national politics.  Brian Howey, creator and editor of the online "Howey Politics Indiana" newsletter, joins us from Indianapolis to talk about the controversy involving Indiana Attorney General Cirtis Hill, the U.S.

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Indiana’s Attorney General Curtis Hill is one of 20 state officials lobbing a new attack at the Affordable Care Act.

If successful, the lawsuit could mean the end of federal support for Indiana’s Medicaid expansion, which is funded through the Affordable Care Act.

Momentum Grows For CBD Oil Legalization

Jan 18, 2018

Legislative leaders say there’s growing momentum to legalize the controversial cannabidiol, or CBD, for all Hoosiers.

Supporters of proposed House legislation say the measure would kick start Indiana’s industrial hemp industry. The bill would conform state law with the 2014 federal farm bill, which legalized hemp product and any of its derivatives – which includes CBD.

Attorney General Expands Human Trafficking Efforts

Jan 15, 2018

Indiana’s Attorney General Curtis Hill will expand operations to better address human trafficking in the state.

The Human Trafficking Investigations Unit will add investigators and attorneys to better catch and prosecute people who engage in sex and labor trafficking in Indiana.

The Attorney General’s Office says human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries. In a statement, Hill said “victims trapped in this illegal enterprise who are desperate for a better way of life need to know there is help and hope.”

AG Hill Appeals ICE Detainer Decision

Jan 11, 2018

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed an appeal in a case involving a man who was detained at the request of immigration officials.

Immigration detainers are placed on people arrested on local criminal charges. A policy established in Marion County last year prohibits detainer requests from immigration customs or ICE for suspected undocumented immigrants with minor offenses.

CBD Oil: What Is It And Who Can Legally Use It

Jan 2, 2018

A bill proposed for this legislative session would legalize CBD oil for all Hoosiers.  It could also answer questions about what it is and who may use it.

Purdue University botanist Janna Beckerman agrees there is confusion about the substance that is extracted from the cannabis plant.

“When we talk about CBD oil what we’re talking about is an extract, similar to how we get mint oil by distilling it from mint,” says Beckerman.

Ten Point Coalition Expands To Indy's East Side

Dec 19, 2017

The Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based group that works to reduce violent crime, is expanding its efforts.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced last summer his office would fund new Ten Point coalitions across the state. Hill announced Tuesday the first batch of that seed money – $50,000 – will kickstart a program on Indianapolis' far east side.

Indiana To Fight Another Food Production Law

Dec 12, 2017

Indiana is leading 13 states in a lawsuit against Massachusetts over new food regulations. The law requires eggs, pork and veal sold in the Bay State to come from animals raised with room to lie down and turn around without touching an enclosure— it’s the second such lawsuit involving Indiana that’s been filed in the last two weeks.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the Massachusetts law— scheduled to go into effect in 2022— will cost farmers and raise consumer prices.

Prosecuting Attorneys Hold Conference Against Marijuana Legalization

Dec 6, 2017

Luke Niforatos, from the national group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, says marijuana legalization in Colorado has been "a nightmare." He says the group is also against putting people in prison for petty crimes involving the drug. (Photo by Drew Daudelin)


The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Wednesday delivered a firm warning to state lawmakers about marijuana legalization.

Leaders of the council say they’ll fight any legislation to legalize marijuana in the state, whether it’s for recreational or medical use.

Indiana joins 11 other states in a legal challenge against the state of California over egg production regulations. California passed a law in 2015 requiring all eggs sold there to come from hens raised with room to stand up and fully stretch their wings.

Eggs are a multi-billion dollar industry for Hoosiers and Indiana produces the third most eggs in the country. The state exports about one to four percent of its eggs to California each year.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the sale or possession of CBD – a marijuana derivative – is largely illegal in the state, except in very limited circumstances.

The legislature passed a law in 2014 legalizing industrial hemp. And in the 2017 session, lawmakers authorized the use of CBD oil, an extract from cannabis and hemp, to treat some epileptic conditions.

Holcomb Won't Support Marijuana Decriminalization

Nov 8, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he won’t support any push to decriminalize marijuana, even for medical use.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Meets With Indy Anti-Violence Group

Nov 6, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Indianapolis Monday to meet with members of the Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based group that works to reduce violent crime.

Ten Point is known for its street-level engagement, particularly through safety patrols in high-crime areas. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who also attended the meeting, announced earlier this year his office would lead efforts to spread the coalition to communities around the state.

A federal judge permanently struck down key portions of Indiana’s controversial 2016 anti-abortion bill.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Friday he will launch an investigation into the recent data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax.

The personal information of nearly 4 million Hoosiers was potentially exposed by the Equifax breach.

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