Wednesday, October 27, 2021

FDA panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for kids

WASHINGTON (AP): The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding COVID-19 vaccinations for millions more children as government advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses...

Woman’s early release in deadly school bus crash opposed

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana prosecutor is seeking to block the early prison release of a woman convicted in a 2018 crash that...

Twitter suspends Indiana Rep. Jim Banks’ official account

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Twitter suspended an Indiana congressman’s official account after removing a post about a transgender woman over violation of the...

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed Americans....

Indiana GOP push against vaccine mandate faces hurdles

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some conservative Indiana lawmakers wanting to stymie President Joe Biden’s planned COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers are facing skepticism from...

Life in prison sought for man in dismemberment case

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A man charged in the death and dismemberment of a northeastern Indiana man could face life in prison without...

Procter & Gamble raising prices on popular household goods

NEW YORK (AP): Proctor & Gamble is raising prices on a range of goods as higher commodity and freight costs are set to take...

Indiana receives $500K grant to help with farm stress

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is partnering with the Indiana Rural Health Association and Purdue Extension to reduce mental health stigma...

Merck asks US FDA to authorize promising anti-COVID pill

WASHINGTON (AP): Drugmaker Merck asked U.S. regulators Monday to authorize its pill against COVID-19 in what would add an entirely new and easy-to-use weapon...

Ex-Vice President Pence joins Indiana horse ride for vets

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP): Former Vice President Mike Pence climbed on horseback during an Indiana ride by a veterans group trying to reduce suicides...

US employers add a weak 194,000 jobs as delta maintains hold

WASHINGTON (AP): U.S. employers added just 194,000 jobs in September, a second straight tepid gain and evidence that the pandemic still has a grip...

Judge upholds Indiana emergency law challenged by governor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): A judge on Thursday upheld the increased power Indiana legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies, siding with them in a lawsuit...

UPDATED: Suspect arrested in shooting of Ohio state trooper

FINDLAY, Ohio (WOWO): Police arrested a man Thursday wanted in the shooting of an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper. Robert Hathorn's vehicle was found behidn...

Pfizer asks US to allow COVID shots for kids ages 5 to 11

WASHINGTON (AP): Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday to allow the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11 -- and...

Former Muncie mayor faces bribery sentencing next month

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana mayor is set to find out his punishment next month on federal charges of taking a $5,000 bribe...

Public’s help sought in probe of Indiana county’s barn fires

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Police in a northern Indiana county are seeking the public’s help as they investigate a string of fires that have...

Republicans brush off critics, approve Indiana redistricting

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican lawmakers gave their final approval Friday of their party’s redrawing of Indiana’s congressional and legislative districts as they brushed off objections that...

Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP): Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus...

Republicans reject last-ditch Indiana redistricting changes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Indiana Senate Republicans Thursday unanimously rejected last-ditch attempts by Democrats to reduce the splitting up of several urban areas into multiple legislative...

Ex-Surgeon General Adams joining Purdue University

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University announced Thursday that former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams will be its first executive director of health...

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