In their third year of offering activities aimed at expanding knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Ivy Tech Community College are planning STEM summer camps for area students in a new format for 2020.
The City of Kokomo has received $2.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation that officials say will be used in part to build a new bus garage and purchase six new Spirit of Kokomo vans.
The spread of COVID-19 in March brought the nation’s economy to a screeching and unexpected halt, forcing many local stores and businesses to close for months and lose millions in profits.
For what felt like the first time in forever, Taylor Community School Corp. students saw many of their teachers, administrators and bus drivers during two parades over the course of three days.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, area high schools have had to postpone or cancel their graduation ceremonies. Schools from Tipton and Miami counties have begun to make decisions about their graduations during the fluid situation.
LOS ANGELES — The head of the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division told Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday that his plan to reopen California discriminates against churches.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential” and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend despite the threat of spreading the coronavirus.
INDIANAPOLIS — More than 40% of Indiana’s COVID-19 deaths can be traced back to the hundreds of long-term facilities that care for the most vulnerable Hoosiers, but the state doesn’t breakdown the information by type of facility or track testing of facility staffers.
WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Senate confirmed John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence on Thursday, with Democrats refusing to support the nomination over fears that he will politicize the intelligence community’s work under President Donald Trump.
After intense discussion and diligent planning, Purdue Extension announced May 15 that 4-H fairs can be held this year. The fairs can take place after the Purdue University restrictions on face-to-face events end June 30, as long as they fall in line with the state’s Back on Track plan.
DALLAS — For 81-year-old Dell Kaplan, the offer to get calls from a stranger just to chat while staying home during the coronavirus pandemic was immediately appealing.
When Jerry Heady walked into the ER at Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo on April 4, he didn’t think he’d be walking out again.
Ivy Tech Community College has announced how it plans on handling the Fall 2020 semester. Currently, classes are set to begin Aug. 24. The college will be having face-to-face classes once again but will also offer online courses.
A local nursing home has more than four dozen confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The state reported its first case Monday of a child who tested positive for the coronavirus and developed a rare inflammatory syndrome.
As the stay-at-home order slowly eases, churches have found themselves precariously in between open and closed. Under Gov. Eric Holcomb's reopening plan, stage 2 allows gatherings of up to 25 people, which leaves churches in a bind.
COVID-19 continues to take a toll in lives and jobs as Indiana slowly reopens to business and prepares for the June 2 primary. African Americans account for nearly 15% of all positive cases, and nearly 16% of all deaths, although they only make up 9.8% of Indiana’s population. That is why the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus petitioned Gov. Eric Holcomb to create the COVID-19 Health Disparities Task Force that will focus on some of the issues affecting the health of African Americans, Latinos and other minorities.
NEW YORK — The Rev. Joseph Dutan recalls how he lifted the chalice in the empty church and felt a flood of emotions: grief, the pain of isolation, even doubt.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 614 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 26,655 the total number of Indian…
INDIANAPOLIS — Before the coronavirus pandemic hit Indiana, Woody Myers said Thursday, the state could have prepared better by investing in public health.
SAN CRISTOBAL, Ecuador — Before the coronavirus, sudden life-threatening ailments among tourists, fishermen and others on the Galapagos Islands were considered so rare that hospitals didn’t have a single intensive care unit bed.
PARIS — As France prepares to start letting public life resume after eight weeks under a coronavirus lockdown, many parents are deeply torn over a question without a clear or correct answer: Should I send my child back to school?
NAIROBI, Kenya — The coronavirus has revived a hairstyle in East Africa, one with braided spikes that echo the virus’ distinctive shape.
The day a baby is born is naturally one of the happiest times of a parent’s life.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 409 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 25,473 the total number of Indian…
NEW YORK — Tony Vaccaro’s mother died in childbirth, and at a tender age he also lost his father to tuberculosis. By age 5, he was an orphan in Italy, enduring beatings from an uncle. As an American GI during World War II, he survived the Battle of Normandy.
Hair salons and barbershops across the city have been slammed with customers since Monday, despite being required to implement strict safety protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing will perform their final Air Force Salutes flyover Wednesday, May 13 in Kokomo and Logansport.
No restart date has been set for the local Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plants as the company pushes to begin reopening its Detroit plants next week.
A free COVID-19 testing site will open in Kokomo on Wednesday, though testing will not be available to everyone.
When Choo Choo McGoo’s owner Melissa Trine opened the doors of her restaurant on Monday for the first time in nearly two months, she expected there to be a nice sized crowd coming in to sit down for breakfast and lunch.
The “sweet science” may adopt a bit of spit science under a plan to protect itself from the coronavirus when boxing resumes in Britain, possibly in July.
ROME — Every evening when health experts updated anxious Italians in televised briefings about their nation’s devastating coronavirus outbreak, the lineup of authoritative figures included only one woman: the sign-language interpreter.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A northeastern Indiana nonprofit organization that provides meat to food banks is seeking the public’s help because some processing plants have been shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cass County has been chosen as one of the few places to use the experimental drug remdesivir to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients.
This Week's Circulars
- Local nursing home reports 50 confirmed COVID-19 cases
- 'Amazed to be alive': Kokomo man with COVID survives 12 days on ventilator
- FCA restarting Kokomo, Tipton plants next Tuesday
- Prayers4Taylor: Community rallies around teenager injured in crash
- Local schools unveil graduation plans
- Barber saves customer's life after heart attack
- 1 rescued in Monday morning fire
- Tipton man arrested in fatal hit-and-run
- Miami County 4-H Fair to be held virtually
- Taylor schools reconnect with students with parades