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.
Legislation, lawsuits used to combat Indiana’s lead problem as contamination cases persist
Organizations and individuals around Indiana have been pushing for a solution to the lead problem. The toxin is everywhere and exposure, especially in very young children, can cause lifelong cognitive impairment.Read More
Lake Michigan shore fight continues in court, Legislature
The years-long struggle between public and private rights along Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline continues in the Indiana Statehouse and in federal court, even as the state marks the two-year anniversary of a landmark Indiana Supreme Court decision that ruled in the public’s favor.Read More
Bill would give undocumented Hoosiers ‘driving cards’
Under legislation introduced in the Indiana House, “driving cards” and driving card learner’s permits would be available to undocumented immigrants living in Indiana. The cards would be limited only to showing proof of driving qualifications and allowing a holder to obtain insurance.Read More
Coming full circle: Karozos returns to lead state public defender office
The Indiana Supreme Court in December selected Amy Karozos to succeed Indiana Public Defender Stephen Owens, who retired at the end of 2019. “It’s nice to be back,” said Karozos, who began her four-year term Jan. 13.Read More
The stay-at-home extension that Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed Monday strengthens the restrictions around how retailers can operate — including a provision that requires liquor stores to only offer curbside pickup.
Indiana’s coronavirus death toll spiked by 34 as of Tuesday, the State Department of Health reported, bringing the total to 173 lives claimed by COVID-19. Meanwhile, the number of presumptive positive cases rose to 5,507, an increase of 563 cases.
A unanimous Indiana Supreme Court has remanded a case, reinstating state claims against two former Munster school officials accused of misappropriation of funds. The court cited its recent decision concerning a case involving a Jennings County bookkeeper.
Indiana’s stay-at-home order was extended Friday for two more weeks as the state’s number of coronavirus-related deaths topped 100 with an anticipated peak of infections still weeks away.
Leaders of all three branches of state government issued a joint letter Friday providing local communities guidance in releasing those detained in jails, correctional facilities and juvenile detention in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus.
More than 100 people have died of coronavirus in Indiana, the state Department of Health reported Friday morning, a day after officials confirmed that residents at 29 Indiana nursing homes have been diagnosed with COVID-19, as had inmates at an unspecified number of correctional facilities.
Indiana has closed public schools for the rest of the academic year, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick announced Thursday afternoon.
The protracted battle between Indiana and E.F. Transit over who can transport beer, wine and liquor spilled, again, into the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, where the judicial panel, with a majority participating remotely, heard arguments about when federal law preempts state prohibitions.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by police officers who believe they deserve immunity from a lawsuit filed by college student who says he was beaten up in a case of mistaken identity.
Sixteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, raising the state’s virus death toll to 65 as state health officials said Wednesday that confirmed cases surged by more than 400.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Tuesday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 2,159 after the emergence of 373 more cases. Fourteen more people died from coronavirus, bringing the Indiana death toll to 49.
Indiana hospitals have increased the state’s intensive care unit capacity by about one-third in the past few weeks in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus-related illnesses, state officials said Monday.
Finances of the state of Indiana are taking a major hit from the coronavirus crisis, and it remains to be seen how big the hit will be.
Drinking water fountains and taps at public and private schools in Indiana will be required to be tested for lead contamination by 2023 under a new state law.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Monday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 1,786 after the emergence of 272 more cases. As those numbers continue to rise, Indiana’s top health official says the state could still be a month away from the peak of coronavirus infections.
Indiana’s two top state officials have started working apart as cases of the coronavirus illness continue to grow rapidly.
The Indiana State Department of Health on Friday morning said the number of presumptive positive cases for COVID-19 in the state has risen to 981 after the emergence of 336 more cases. The death toll in the state has risen to 24, up from 17 the previous day.
The Indianapolis 500 on Thursday joined a long list of sporting events postponed by the coronavirus, as Indiana reported its death toll from the pandemic has risen by three to 17. State officials also insisted residents abide by the governor’s stay-at-home order to rein in the coronavirus spread and not take advantage of its travel and work exemptions.