Q&A: Coroner report deadline

From the Daily Reporter: Q: Is there any particular timeline regarding how long a coroner has to generate a report after autopsy/toxicology screen results come back on a death investigation? We're running into a  problem with a coroner…

Q&A: Promotional advertisement

From the Ferdinand News and Spencer County Leader: Q: We received inserts from a company that are a postcard-sized scratch off game (three hands of Blackjack) claiming over $100,000 in prizes. The fine print says, “You may be asked to view…

Q&A: Withholding fire department records

From the News-Sentinal: Q: Can a city deny a request for information surrounding under Indiana Code 5-14-3-4(b) because of an ongoing investigations. The city cited this statute and said:  Once information has been completed and reviewed…

Q&A: IHSAA records

From the South Bend Tribune: Q: We had a story here where a wrestler who transferred from Penn to Mishawaka High School was denied eligibility to wrestle his senior year. A lot of the denial by IHSAA and the review board was based on a…

Q&A: Fire chief wants to be trustee too

From the Ellettsville Journal: Q: A township trustee passed away a few days ago. One of the interested parties in replacing him is the fire chief. Can he be trustee without resigning as fire chief? It seems it might be a conflict since our…