Medical technicians handle a vial containing a nasal swab at a drive-thru testing site in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

With subjects like COVID-19 and social distancing becoming a part of our daily vocabulary, it’s understandable for people to become anxious and even depressed with all the confusion and uncertainty.

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.

With their daily lives drastically altered, teachers and students alike have been doing their best to adapt to new education methods during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INDIANAPOLIS — With 35 Hoosier deaths and over 1,500 cases in the state, state officials still warn of a looming surge and plan to expand the capacity of state hospitals for critical care.

The U.S. Senate drafted and passed the country’s largest stimulus bill last week to fend off the looming economic recession as millions of Americans lose their jobs or shutter their businesses because of the coronavirus, also known as the COVID-19 virus.

The Daviess County Amish community is facing the same conundrums that all of us are. In this time of closings and social distancing in the face of the coronavirus how do they operate, how do they live, how do they worship?

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A motorist who was killed in a fiery highway collision with a truck hauling a load of grain will have to be identified through a DNA test, an Indiana coroner said.

Three senior citizen residents of Howard County and four from Clinton County who are suing Gangwer Insurance and its Russiaville branch, alleging it should not have sold them securities linked to a national $1.3 billion Ponzi scheme.

DELPHI, Ind. — A national television program that examines true-crime cases is putting its spotlight on the unsolved 2017 killings of two teenage girls who were slain after they went hiking on a northern Indiana recreational trail.

As the demand for personal protective equipment such as gowns and masks increases, manufacturers have struggled to keep up and state governments have turned to private citizens to fill the gap.

Donning yellow gowns, plastic gloves, face masks and goggles that look like they came from a high school chemistry lab, Kokomo Fire Department officials worked an active medical call on the city’s north side last Thursday.

A Kokomo woman was arrested Saturday on a preliminary charge of murder, a Level 1 felony, after police were called to a residence in the 400 block of East 400 South due to an unresponsive child.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana could be a month away from the peak of illnesses from the coronavirus outbreak, the state’s top health official said Friday as seven more virus-related deaths were reported to bring the state’s death toll to 24.

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb vetoed a controversial bill Wednesday that would limit what local communities can do to regulate landlord-tenant relationships.

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

Editor’s note: Area faith-based institutions should send their event submissions at least two weeks before the event to Kokomo Tribune Religion Calendar, 300 N. Union St., P.O. Box 9014, Kokomo, IN 46901, or email The deadline is noon on Wednesday. Be sure to includ…

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