INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A bill to increase the penalty for injuring police dogs is one step closer to becoming a law.
The house voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon on a bill that would require a person convicted of seriously injuring or killing a police dog pay for a replacement.
The accused may also be required to pay the veterinarian expenses.
Police dogs cost anywhere between $12,000 and $15,000.
The bill will now move on to the Senate.
Authorities say a 78-year-old man is recovering after passers-by came to his aid when he was in the snow along a Bloomington road without a coat or shoes.
State highway officials say an eight-mile section of Interstate 65 near Lafayette will be expanded to three lanes in each direction.
Crews from a northeastern Indiana fire department had to rush to put out a blaze at the home of their assistant chief.