The Iowa State Patrol have taken their crash reports and put them online. The reports are free to search for anyone with an internet connection. You can search the crash reports by date, type or county. You can access the Iowa State Patrol crash reports database @ Iowa State Crash Reports.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has put its database of meth offenders online and made it freely searchable for the general public. You can search the Tennessee Meth Offender Registry by name or county. You can access the online meth offender database @ Tennessee Meth Offender Database.
Member newspapers of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association now publish public record notices from their respective newspapers on a web site that is free to use by the general public. To view the published public notices, follow the WNA News site link and click on the menu option for “Public Notice Web Site” at WNA News.
The new FirstGov search engine powered by Vivisimo and Microsoft has been launched 3 months ahead of schedule. The new search engine for the US Federal Government now indexes over 40 million pages compared to 8 million pages for the previous search site. The FirstGov search engine uses Vivisimo’s clustering technology to cluster similar results […]
Bill Lueders from The Capital Times in Madison, WI has written an excellent article with 10 tips for requesting open records and public records from government agencies. The article specifically addresses open record and public record requests in the state of Wisconsin. However, the tips can be generalized for requesting open and public records in […]