Indiana legislators passed several criminal justice bills Tuesday that will limit prosecutorial discretion and change how Indiana treats incarcerated youth.
The Indiana Department of Health announced today that Hoosiers age 60 and older are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. This expansion of eligibility makes the vaccine available to an additional 432,000 Hoosiers.
NEW ALBANY — The New Albany Redevelopment Commission pledged $350,000 on Tuesday to the build-out of an affordable health care facility in the Colonial Manor Shopping Center.
Boone County is one of three in Indiana implementing an opioid rapid response team to intervene in an overdose incident. As part of a new program through the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, citizens will be trained to give Narcan nasal spray to overdose victims.
Nearly 63,000 Hoosiers ages 60-64 scheduled a free COVID-19 vaccine in their first three hours of eligibility Tuesday as the Indiana Department of Health continued its work to make vaccine available to as many Hoosiers as supplies allow.
JEFFERSONVILLE — A man already incarcerated on an attempted murder charge and a Sellersburg woman were arrested Monday after authorities said they conspired to bring illegal drugs into the Clark County jail.
The Vigo County School Board voted to send a letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb asking him to prioritize K-12 teachers for COVID-19 vaccinations.
It all started innocently enough. Tina Stoll thought she just had a little cough. That cough, just a handful of days later, turned into a trip to Daviess Community Hospital’s emergency department.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed shortcomings in Indiana’s long-term care system, but the Indiana legislature took no action to reform care at the nursing home level this year.
A program designed to assist mothers on the transition from prison to real life, got a boost recently from the Boone County Commissioners who agreed to donate 10 surplus laptops to the program.
Student mental health issues resulting from or made worse by the pandemic "are very serious," says one coordinator of a multi-year, federally funded grant aimed at better responding to the mental health needs of school children.
Vigo and Clay counties each added one new COVID-19 death in the daily update from state health officials, while the number of new cases reported continues to taper off.
Though their classmates stayed snug at home Wednesday when Anderson Community Schools remained in e-learning because of the weather, members of the swim team practiced diving and strokes in the updated pool facility.
Louisiana native Aaron Hill arrived as the first Black engineer at Delco Remy Division of General Motors in Anderson in 1962 after studying electrical engineering at Purdue University.
In 1949, Willie Wilkerson’s mother, a cook for a railroad company, persuaded her only son to move to Anderson with his six children. The couple had six more after they arrived.
ANDERSON — After Edward L. Foggs completed the interest and aptitude test General Motors gave all of its new hires, he was asked by his interviewer whether he ever had done office work.
CHARLESTOWN — When it debuted at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City, the Silver Meteor was a marvel of modern travel with luxury amenities affordable for the average citizen.
Just a few weeks ago, Tala Beth McCollum laughed for the first time. When babies hit a milestone it’s exciting for all parents but learning something new is an even bigger deal when you have a child with a rare disease.
Soon after the doors reopened Friday at the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center, visitors arrived to see a new exhibit and hear the survivor stories.
Making sure motorists stop when schools buses stop to load and unload children is an ongoing priority for law enforcement and school systems.
The Whitestown Town Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to conduct a public hearing on passing a food and beverage tax. This meeting will be held virtually, according to Gov. Holcomb’s public health emergency orders. Residents may speak or just observe the meeting live.
Nineteen new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Vigo County by state health officials, and one newly reported death puts the Vigo County total at 226 deaths with 11,442 cases.
For years, adults in Boone County who don’t have a high school diploma have been able to pursue one at the Lebanon Public Library. Now the program that’s helped so many reach this important milestone is faced with shutting down due to a lack of participants.
Speaking to a collection of business owners and local elected officials Thursday, U.S. Sen. Mike Braun said he opposed the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package and warned of “unintended consequences” of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — As temperatures and weather have dropped to dangerously cold levels over the past two weeks, community organizations have worked in collaboration to try to make sure every unsheltered person has a warm place to stay and food to eat.
State Rep. Tonya Pfaff, D-Terre Haute, who also is a high school math teacher, has sent a letter to Gov. Eric Holcomb urging him to make teachers next in line to be vaccinated.
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will not expand eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to those 60-64 this week due to winter weather that delayed vaccine shipments and forced clinics to reschedule appointments. The state reported that it hoped to expand eligibility next week.
PERU – Deputies say an Indianapolis man led a Miami County officer on a high-speed chase in a stolen car during Tuesday’s snowstorm that ended with both of them crashing into snow drifts in Rochester.
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts, according to a person familiar with the deal.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — While the rate of new COVID-19 cases has dropped significantly across Indiana from several months ago — including in Clark and Floyd counties — health officials say it’s still important to take safety precautions to help the rates continue to go down.
SOUTHERN INDIANA — Courts in Clark and Floyd counties are issuing new orders to extend the suspension of jury trials through early April amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
ACS board President Patrick Hill sent an email to Lindsay Brown, author of the letter co-signed by dozens of people, saying the board already had done its due diligence.
The Terre Haute Police Department Merit Commission on Wednesday affirmed the six-day suspension and six months of additional supervision for a city police sergeant disciplined over inflammatory social media posts.
A North Terre Haute woman died in an early Wednesday house fire, the cause of which is now being investigated by the state fire marshal's office. The fire was reported at 1:14 a.m. in the 3100 block of East Sycamore Avenue.
JEFFERSONVILLE — Just over six months ago, Spring Street Commons, the two-block mixed-use space at Spring and Market streets in downtown Jeffersonville, was starting to take shape.
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Robeson, Wilma Lou, 92, of Deer Creek, services will be held today at Faith Lutheran Church, with calling from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., services at 1 p.m. and burial following at Rock Creek Cemetery. Cree Funeral Home in Camden is in charge of arrangements.
Kolke, Thomas J., 70, of Logansport, a funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, at St. Florian Catholic Church, 13145 S. Houston Ave., Chicago, IL 60633. Entombment will take place privately at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City, Illinois.
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