Monday, May 10, 2021

Union leaders decry Indiana’s high rate of worker deaths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana labor union leaders are calling for improved workplace safety enforcement with the state’s rate of deaths while working about one-third higher...

Indiana reaches 2M vaccinated but new shots rate sluggish

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s rate of COVID-19 vaccination shots has remained sluggish in recent weeks while coronavirus-related hospitalizations have slowly climbed to their highest...

Jay County woman gets 55 years in slaying of child’s father

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP): A judge sentenced an eastern Indiana woman to 55 years in prison Tuesday after a jury convicted her of murder in...

Indiana governor vetoes bill limiting local health orders

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana’s governor vetoed a bill on Tuesday that would limit the authority of county or city health departments by allowing local elected officials...

Most of state experiencing slight or moderate drought

INDIANAPOLIS (AP/WOWO): A recent lack of rain made for nice spring picnicking weather in Indiana, but it’s left most of the state unusually dry...

Ohio proposal would ban drivers from holding phones, devices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Holding a cell phone or other electronic device while driving in Ohio would be illegal under legislation introduced Monday that...

Indiana constitutional fight means tussle among GOP leaders

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The conservative pushback over Indiana’s COVID-19 restrictions is turning into a tangled legal standoff among Republicans who dominate the Statehouse. Gov. Eric...

Indiana governor signs wetland repeal bill, despite pushback

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bill removing some protections from Indiana’s already diminished wetlands was signed into law by Gov. Eric Holcomb Thursday despite widespread criticism that...

Jury convicts 2 men in Indiana woman’s torture-slaying

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Two men have been convicted in the 2019 torture-slaying of a northern Indiana woman whose body was found inside a...

U.S. jobless claims drop 13,000 to 553,000

WASHINGTON (AP): The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped by 13,000 last week to 553,000, the lowest level since the pandemic hit...

Indiana’s top elections official admits fundraising error

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top elections official has acknowledged violating state political fundraising rules with the launch of her 2022 election campaign. Republican Secretary of...

Indiana COVID-19 hospitalizations highest since mid-February

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana’s COVID-19 hospitalizations have reached their highest level since mid-February following a weekslong general upward trend that began in late March. The Indiana...

Indiana governor sues Legislature over emergency powers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor is asking a court to block a new law passed by state legislators giving themselves more authority to intervene...

New Indiana secretary of state starts 2022 election campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana’s new secretary of state has started her 2022 election campaign for the position a little more than a month after being...

Census shows Indiana grows, retains all 9 US House seats

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana’s population grew about 5% during the past decade to nearly 6.8 million residents and the state held onto its nine U.S....

New Indiana secretary of state starts 2022 election campaign

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s new secretary of state has started her 2022 election campaign for the position a little more than a month after...

Indiana lawmakers approve state budget, finish session

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers wrapped a legislative session conducted under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday with nearly unanimous backing of a...

Local officials get health orders control under Indiana bill

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of limiting the authority of county or city health departments by allowing local elected officials to...

FDA inspection found problems at factory making J&J vaccine

BALTIMORE (AP): U.S. regulators say the Baltimore factory contracted to make Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn’t follow proper manufacturing procedures, and...

Portland woman reaches plea deal in baby’s meth-related death

PORTLAND, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana woman whose three-month-old son died last year from methamphetamine intoxication has agreed to plead guilty to a...

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