INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Governor Mike Pence has declared August 25 through August 31 as Indiana Rail Safety Week.
Indiana Operation Lifesaver, State Police, INDOT and local law enforcement agencies are working together to raise the public's awareness about the dangers of disregarding railroad crossing laws and trespassing laws.
Indiana is ranked 4th nationally for railroad crossing collisions.
In 2012, there were 106 railroad crossing collisions resulting in 38 injuries and 17 fatalities in the state of Indiana, according to a release. There were also 11 trespasser deaths last year.
There will be PSAs throughout the state, safety information distributed on college campuses, posters on South Shore trains and stations and an Operation Lifesaver night at the Gary Rail Cats baseball game.
To learn more about Indiana Operation Lifesaver, visit at www.oli.org or call (317) 267-4011.
State police are warning Indiana residents about a phone scam that has been reported in central Indiana where grandparents are swindled out of money by con artists who tell them about a fake emergency.
Eskenazi Health hospital will officially open for business in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday while nearby Wishard Memorial Hospital will begin to close.
State police say a southern Indiana man has been arrested after a six-hour standoff that began when he fired several shots at family members.