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Indiana COVID-19 deaths hit daily high, toll rises to 245

The Indiana Department of Health on Thursday reported the most daily deaths to date due to coronavirus, 42, bringing to 245 the number of state residents who have died from COVID-19. New cases also continued to rise: 408 new positive tests brought the statewide total to 6,351.

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Indiana COVID-19 top 200 as cases near 6,000

Indiana’s coronavirus death toll rose by 30 as of Wednesday, the State Department of Health reported. The total lives claimed in Indiana by COVID-19 rose to 203, while presumptive positive cases climbed to 5,507, an increase of 436 cases.

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Divided COA lets man stay in disputed final resting place

A man mistakenly buried at a gravesite that had already been sold to another individual will continue to rest in peace after the Indiana Court of Appeals declined to order the cemetery to exhume the man and relocate his grave. A dissenting judge, however, said Indiana statute and legal principles require the cemetery to correct the “wrongful entombment.”

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Appellate court reduces theft restitution by more than $62K

A man who stole nearly $100,000 from his Ripley County employer will only have to pay about $36,000 in restitution after the Indiana Court of Appeals determined the trial court erred in ordering the man to pay back the full amount. But the court also upheld the man’s 15-year theft sentence, finding it was not inappropriate.

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