INDIANAPOLIS - A northwestern Indiana sheriff's department is one of the first law enforcement agencies in the U.S. to use a new form of identification that supporters say rivals the accuracy of DNA.
Porter County Sheriff David Lain began distributing SmartWater CSI through a local senior advocacy group Tuesday.
SmartWater is a specially treated form of water that creates a chemical signature that supporters say is virtually as unique as fingerprints or DNA. It's used to link valuables with their owners. As a mist, it ties burglars to crime scenes.
But Indiana University law professor Fran Watson said Tuesday that no matter how useful SmartWater may be to police, its use as evidence still has to be proved in court.
Company chief Logan Pierson says he believes SmartWater will pass courtroom challenges.
Crews evacuate residents from flooded homes
As heavy rain fell across central Indiana, first responders were called to rescue several people trapped in a home on the city’s west side.
Easily report scams with BBB scam tracker
With new scams rolling in each day, the Better Business Bureau is fighting back with a scam tracking website.
Principal shuffle takes parents by surprise
The principal who was handpicked to launch an innovation school at the former School 103 has been replaced before the school has officially opened.
Using technology to take control of health
Find out how some people are using technology to take control of their health.
Drivers face rough ride on South Rural Street
It's a rough ride on one east-side street where the potholes number in the dozens.