Thursday, June 24, 2021

Coronavirus

Study: Indiana among the most “unsafe” states for COVID

INDIANA (WOWO): A new nationwide study says you might want to avoid Indiana if you're worried about COVID-19. Financial website Wallethub compared the 50 states...

Gas prices expected to stay high through July 4 weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Missions of Americans are planning to hit the road this Independence Day, and that increased demand is going to make...

Vaccine Passport resolution fails initial vote

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne City Councilman's proposed resolution opposing so-called "vaccine passports" fell short last night. Councilman Jason Arp wanted his non-binding...

Noble County EDC to launch new round of COVID relief grants

ALBION, Ind. (WOWO): Small businesses in Noble County could qualify for a new round of COVID-related recovery grants. According to the Noble County Economic Development...

Eight IU students sue over vaccine requirement

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Network Indiana/WOWO): Eight Indiana University students have sued the school over a mandate that requires students, faculty, and staff to get...

“Delta” variant of COVID-19 increasing in Indiana

STATEWIDE (Network Indiana): The variant is here. Nearly 100 confirmed cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 have been reported statewide, according to the weekend...

US jobless claims tick up to 412,000 from a pandemic low

WASHINGTON (AP): The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time since April despite widespread evidence that the...

Allen County mass vaccination clinic closing today

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Today's the final day for a mass vaccination clinic at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The Allen County Health Department...

NACS board tables move to make masks optional

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A motion to make face masks optional at Northwest Allen County Schools didn't make it to a vote last night. Board...

Purdue Fort Wayne to update mask protocols

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Purdue Fort Wayne announced Monday that they will lift the face mask requirement on Monday, June 28 for fully vaccinated...

Indiana rushes to spend virus relief aid on new jobs program

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) —Indiana legislators scrambled in the final days of their session to make decisions on spending the state’s $3 billion share of the...

Braun asks White House to declassify intel on COVID lab leak theory

WASHINGTON (Network Indiana):  It’s still not abundantly clear where COVID-19 came from, but U.S. intelligence suggests that the virus may have leaked from the...

Council discusses resolution banning local “vaccine passports”

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Fort Wayne City Council had some spirited debate over a resolution condemning so-called COVID-19 "Vaccine Passports" last night. Councilman Jason...

Area ZIP code passes “herd immunity” vaccination benchmark

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Residents in one local ZIP code have reached a COVID-19 vaccination milestone. More than 77% of people 12 and older living...

Indiana University giving students option on vaccine proof

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University is giving students and employees an option to avoid providing proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, changing a policy that had...

Indiana governor says he won’t block IU vaccine requirement

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor says he won’t block Indiana University’s plans to require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for all students and employees despite many state...

Mask mandate ends for most Indiana state-run facilities

INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): The state's mask mandate for most state facilities is officially over. Starting today, you no longer have to wear a face mask when...

Banks has doubts over COVID-19 origin investigation

WASHINGTON (Network Indiana): Congressional Republicans are not optimistic that President Biden's push for answers on where COVID-19 came from will go anywhere. Indiana Rep. Jim...

Daily COVID cases hits 13-month low in Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Yesterday's COVID-19 case count in Allen County was the lowest it has been in over a year. The Allen County Health...

Fort Wayne mass vaccination clinic to relocate

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Allen County is moving. The Allen County Health Department tells our Partners in News at...

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