Greg Zoeller

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A proposed $1.1 billion plan includes $920 million for ‘cooperative agreements with states,’ which could include programs in Indiana. Zoeller says he’d like to have Indiana first in line for that funding.

“The numbers of people we’re talking about are really beyond our capacity to address,” Zoeller says. “So we really are going to need federal help. “

The proposal is part of President Obama’s overall budget, which must be approved by Congress.

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A Logansport State Senator will make a bid to become the state’s next Attorney General.  He hopes to replace current AG Greg Zoeller, who is making a run for Congress and won’t seek another term.

Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) is wrapping up his second term in the State Senate this year and wants to move up the political ladder. 

The Logansport senator spent 14 years as a deputy prosecutor and says his trial experience as well as his time in the legislature position him well to replace fellow Zoeller. 

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Indiana Legal Services, or ILS, provides legal aid for Hoosiers in all 92 counties. Tuesday, Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced a new grant aimed at supporting their foreclosure prevention services for low-income residents. The grant will also be used to fund a partnership between Indiana law schools and ILS.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller says this grant will help residents who need legal aid during the foreclosure process.

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The Indiana attorney general is putting a “surge” of heroin and opioid antidote into the field in order to combat a rising number of overdose deaths. The A-G announced $127 thousand in grants to three organizations Thursday to buy more Naloxone kits and train first responders on how to use them.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller calls this a “triage” phase of reducing opioid addiction. The first part, he says, is cracking down on the oversupply of strong painkillers.

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Indiana faith leaders will meet Friday with Syrian refugee families in Indianapolis.

Leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths will gather with Syrian refugee families Friday night to send the message that they’re welcome in the Hoosier State.

The Syrian American Council organized the gathering.

Council spokesperson Omar Hossino says Governor Mike Pence was invited to attend Friday night’s meeting but has declined because of a scheduling conflict. However, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will attend the meeting.

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Elkhart County prosecutor Curtis Hill will vie to become the state’s next attorney general. The Republican announced his candidacy Monday in downtown Indianapolis.

Hill says like incumbent Greg Zoeller (who will run for Congress instead of for another term as AG), he’ll stand up to many of the objectives and regulations sent down from Washington.

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One in five Hoosier employers reports injuries or near misses in the workplace due to prescription drug issues and nearly a quarter say they’ve seen employees borrow or sell prescription drugs. That’s according to a National Safety Council survey of more than 200 Indiana HR and safety professionals.

The National Safety Council says 80-percent of Indiana employers say they’ve experienced prescription drug abuse issues at their companies.  Yet less than 30-percent offer training around workplace drug use. 

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Fantasy football is alive and well in Indiana, but legislators may seek legal protections for players.

New York's attorney general has asked a judge to declare fantasy league sites like Draft Kings and Fan Duel illegal gambling.

Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Terre Haute) says he's not looking to ban the leagues -- he says they're games of skill.

“It’s not been viewed as gambling, I think, throughout the country up to this point and I think that it’s fair to look at it as a game of skill and that’s how we’re going to move forward with it,” Morrison says.

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The Indiana Attorney General's office is making it easier for Hoosiers to freeze their credit this holiday season.

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching--and Black Friday after it--Hoosiers will be swiping cards at stores around the state and every swipe offers a chance for identity theft.

Indiana had more than one-thousand identity theft complaints this year, along with 400 reported data breaches.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller says a credit freeze is the easiest way to protect against what he sees as the danger of using anything but a credit card.

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If you owe student debt, collectors are able to leave you automated messages on your cell phone – at least for now.

A federal budget law with language lifting a ban on debt collection robocalls to cell phones passed Monday. It conflicts with the Indiana do-not-call law’s ban on robocalls that aren’t for school or work purposes.

University of Hartford communication law professor Paul Siegel says ever since the technology came out, there have been reasons to ban all robocalling.

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