INDIANAPOLIS – With a statewide stay-at-home order, the Department of Transportation is taking advantage of the reduced traffic and moving ahead with major construction projects.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health Tuesday morning announced that 568 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That brings to 5,507 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total.

INDIANAPOLIS – As the COVID-19 virus continues to threaten the health of Hoosiers, the three branches of state government came together to issue a letter advising county jails to evaluate their populations and release low-risk, non-violent detainees.

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana judge declined to release a pregnant inmate from jail after her mother pleaded to keep her locked up, saying her daughter's history of substance abuse threatens the life of her unborn child.

TIPTON — A Tipton County Sheriff's Department merit road deputy that had recent possible exposure to someone with the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has now tested positive for the virus himself. 

The Kokomo Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying a person of interest in relation to a homicide in the 700 block of South Courtland Avenue in February.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Monday it intends to progressively restart its U.S. manufacturing facilities beginning May 4.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Riley Children’s Foundation is seeking donations toward a new fund that will provide emergency assistance to families of hospitalized children facing additional financial struggles during the coronavirus pandemic.

Meet Prez! This adorable feline is only 5 years old and he has already been neutered and vaccinated. Prez is calm, affectionate, friendly and does not mind other felines. The Kokomo Humane Society is currently closed to the public. However, if you are interested in adopting Prez, you may mee…

INDIANAPOLIS — The Federal Bureau of Investigations and Internal Revenue Service warn Hoosiers against scammers taking advantage of the unprecedented pandemic to commit fraud.

INDIANAPOLIS — Twenty-four more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, boosting the state's virus death toll past 100 while its confirmed cases topped 3,400, state health officials said Friday.

In a television address today, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick announced that all K-12 schools in Indiana will provide instruction via remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

A local insurance agent accused of selling unregistered mortgage securities to local senior citizens is calling the recently filed lawsuit against her “untrue.”

Property tax bills for 2019 to pay in 2020 will be sent out in the mail starting next week, and property owners across Howard County will most likely see an increase in what they paid compared to last year.

INDIANAPOLIS — Thirteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, raising the state's virus death toll to 78 while its confirmed cases surged past 3,000, state health officials said Thursday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Initial unemployment insurance claims surged to 120,331 in Indiana last week and more than one in 20 Hoosier workers have now lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, the state reported.

BUNKER HILL – Grissom Air Reserve Base officials say airmen continue to deploy on missions around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the military installation is taking steps on the ground to increase safety for workers.

From dancing in the streets at Waterford Place to welcome spring, to serving meals room-to-room in fancy footwear, calling it “Meals in Heels,” at Primrose Retirement Community, staff and residents are finding ways to keep things entertaining.

INDIANAPOLIS — Sixteen more people have died in Indiana from coronavirus-related illnesses, raising the state's virus death toll to 65 as its confirmed cases surged by more than 400, state health officials said Wednesday.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's health commissioner urged Hoosiers on Tuesday to continue to adhere to the state's stay-at-home order, warning that while Indiana's coronavirus cases had surged past 2,000 and its deaths climbed to 49 the state remained far from reaching its peak in cases.

Police are asking the public for help in identifying what they believe is a vehicle of interest in relation to a homicide in the 700 block of South Courtland Avenue earlier this year.

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The Sagamore Council, Boy Scouts of America, has partnered with Mental Health America and North Central Health Services to offer a free online symposium titled, “Keeping Kids Healthy; Ensuring We Keep Kids Healthy and Safe During This Pandemic and Beyond” at 7 p.m. April 9.

The following couples have been issued marriage licenses by the Howard County Clerk’s office:

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