INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man and woman who were married for more than three decades died one day apart from COVID-19.

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BUNKER HILL – Miami Correctional Facility has reported two more COVID-related inmate deaths, bringing the total to nine and making it the second highest death rate among the state’s prisons.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana residents 70 and older can now register to receive coronavirus vaccinations as the state continues to expand access to the shots, the Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers 70 and older can now register to receive coronavirus vaccinations as Indiana continues to expand access to the shots, the Indiana State Department of Health said Wednesday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials reported 6,199 new coronavirus infections and 69 additional COVID-19 deaths Friday as the state expanded COVID-19 vaccination availability to all Hoosiers over the age of 80.

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PERU – The Miami County Health Department is gearing up to begin administering COVID-19 vaccines next week, after the state announced plans to expand access to shots for the virus.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana lawmakers are expediting two similar bills intended to ensure schools receive full funding for all students, regardless of whether they are receiving instruction virtually or in the classroom due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials reported 3,477 new coronavirus infections and 142 additional COVID-19 deaths Tuesday as the state began to see a slow increase of coronavirus-related hospitalizations following a previous series of spikes in December.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials reported 106 additional COVID-19 deaths and 6,407 new coronavirus infections Friday as the state’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations continued to decline following a series of spikes during December.

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For around 10 minutes Thursday afternoon, the bell outside St. Andrew Episcopal Church echoed out across the city. Each ring represented a Howard County resident who died from COVID-19 in 2020.

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Waterford Place Health Campus has reported 45 positive COVID-19 cases among its residents and 33 staff infections in December, marking the largest outbreak in months inside a local nursing home.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Terry Beth Hadler was so eager to get a lifesaving COVID-19 vaccination that the 69-year-old piano teacher stood in line overnight in a parking lot with hundreds of other senior citizens.

WASHINGTON — Congress is ending a chaotic session like few others, a two-year political firestorm that started with the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, was riven by impeachment and a pandemic, and now closes with a rare rebuff by Republicans of President Donald Trump.

ATLANTA — Republican Sen. David Perdue was forced into quarantine Thursday in the home stretch of Georgia’s high-stakes Senate runoffs, disclosing just five days before the election that he had been exposed to a campaign worker infected with the coronavirus.

LOS ANGELES — California on Thursday surpassed 25,000 coronavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic, the third state to do so after New York and Texas, health officials said.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials reported 6,543 new coronavirus infections and 99 additional COVID-19 deaths Thursday as the state continued to see a slight decrease in coronavirus-related hospitalizations following a series of spikes throughout December.

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According to the state’s vaccination plan, healthcare workers and long-term care employees should be the only ones receiving the vaccine until more doses are secured.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A Black doctor who died battling COVID-19 complained of racist medical care in widely shared social media posts days before her death, prompting an Indiana hospital system to promise a “full external review” into her treatment.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s teachers are paid too little for the work they do but raising their salaries to be competitive will cost an estimated $600 million, according to the state’s highly anticipated Teacher Compensation Report.

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans shot down a Democratic bid on Thursday to pass President Donald Trump’s longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments to most Americans as he ponders whether to sign a long-overdue COVID-19 relief bill.

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BUNKER HILL – Miami Correctional Facility now has three confirmed inmate deaths due to COVID, and another four deaths presumed to be from the virus, making it the third highest combined death rate out of all the state’s prisons.

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INDIANAPOLIS — For a third straight week, more than a quarter of Indiana counties are rated with the highest risk level of coronavirus spread in Wednesday’s state update that continued to show no area in the low or moderate community spread zones.

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 89,000 last week to a still-elevated 803,000, evidence that the job market remains under stress nine months after the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy into recession and caused millions of layoffs.

WASHINGTON — Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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In a school year unlike any before, students from all schools had to adapt to new models of education due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic and governor announcing the closure of all K-12 schools on March 20.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s governor and top health official called Tuesday for continued precautions to slow the coronavirus spread over the Christmas holiday even as pressure has eased on hospitals across the state with slight declines in COVID-19 illnesses in recent weeks.

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Some Hoosiers could expect to see the benefits of the latest stimulus package as soon as next week, when stimulus checks may appear in bank accounts.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's coronavirus-related hospitalizations continued their recent decline over the weekend, pointing to possible improvement even as the state's daily rate of COVID-19 deaths has gone up slightly to a new high.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb wants to boost school spending and restore some state spending cuts ordered earlier this year but acknowledged Thursday that might not be possible unless Congress approves more COVID-19 assistance for states.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Another 79 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19 and more than 6,400 additional state residents have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, state health officials said Thursday.

WASHINGTON — It’s a hurry up and wait moment on Capitol Hill as congressional negotiators on a must-pass, almost $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package struggled through a handful of remaining snags on Thursday. The holdups mean a weekend session now appears virtually certain, along wi…

As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out to more and more people, health authorities are keeping close watch for any unexpected side effects.

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WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators closed in Wednesday on a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package that would deliver additional "paycheck protection" subsidies to businesses, $300 per week jobless checks, and $600 or so stimulus payments to most Americans.

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