INDIANAPOLIS — As the Indiana General Assembly begins its third week of the 2021 session, a plethora of new bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Howard County are all booked up for the next week and a half.
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.
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.
United Way of Howard County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security.
Heather Wells for a long time joked that when a COVID-19 vaccine became available, she’d be the first in line to get it.
The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indiana's long-term care facilities is prompting calls for reform.
The Howard County Health Department and Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo are now accepting appointments to administer COVID-19 vaccines to eligible recipients.
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.
In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press launched its " One Good Thing " series to highlight individuals whose actions offer glimmers of light in dark times.
ALZANO LOMBARDO, Italy (AP) — Emotions are running high this holiday season at the Martino Zanchi Foundation nursing home in northern Italy near Bergamo after months of near-total isolation for its residents.
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.
Howard County’s “red” COVID-19 status has been extended through January.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Optum COVID-19 testing site at the Kokomo Senior Center will operate 12 hours a day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both CVS and Walgreens will begin administering the COVID-19 vaccine in thousands of long-term care facilities in Indiana next week.
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.
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.
NEW YORK — This is the deadliest year in U.S. history, with deaths expected to top 3 million for the first time — due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
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…
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.
This Week's Circulars
- Surprise for 'Mr. Smiles': Tipton community buys new car for beloved delivery driver
- Billboard mystery: Signs touting Kokomo's '61 championship puzzle drivers
- Vandals knock down 25 bollards on Nickel Plate Trail
- Indiana expands COVID vaccine to those 70, older
- Howard County readies vaccination ramp up
- KPD lieutenant takes 2nd in Tactical Games qualifier
- Kokomo getting Popeyes eatery
- Health Dept. begins vaccination Wednesday
- Miami Correctional inmate deaths now 2nd highest in state
- Howard County Health Dept begins COVID-19 vaccination scheduling