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Gov. Holcomb extends state’s stay-at-home order for another 2 weeks

Gov. Holcomb extends state’s stay-at-home order for another 2 weeks

Please enable Javascript to watch this videoINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana Governor Holcomb announced on Friday the extension of the state's stay-at-home order by another two weeks. It now goes through April 20 at 11:59 p.m.During his daily COVID-19 briefing, Holcomb said Indiana's public health emergency has been extended through May 3.Holcomb said "our message is one of hope and help," and announced President Trump has approved the request of Indiana's disaster declaration.The disaster declaration means local communities will be able to get more funds for crisis counseling, food programs,...

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April 3, 2020
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Indianapolis’ first COVID-19 patient overflow site established on west side

Indianapolis’ first COVID-19 patient overflow site established on west side

Please enable Javascript to watch this videoINDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- The Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport Hotel in the 2500 block of South High Road is the first off-site location for COVID-19 patients and potential patients awaiting test results in Marion County.Sources indicate the first handful of guests was checked into the hotel last Sunday.The plan to house Indianapolis homeless persons affected by the coronavirus was first announced last week by Indiana Family and Social Services Secretary Dr. Jennifer Sullivan during a statehouse briefing alongside Governor Eric Holcomb.Dr. Sullivan...

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March 31, 2020
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Revised statistical model predicts slightly earlier peak for coronavirus pandemic, higher number of projected deaths in Indiana

Revised statistical model predicts slightly earlier peak for coronavirus pandemic, higher number of projected deaths in Indiana

Please enable Javascript to watch this videoINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A statistical model developed to track COVID-19 cases across the U.S. and in individual states showed a slightly earlier peak in Indiana and a larger number of projected deaths.The tool developed by the  uses daily statistics posted by the Indiana State Department of Health and archived data from the American Hospital Association to predict the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the Hoosier State.The latest model showed Indiana will see its peak in COVID-19 cases on April 17. It also predicted that 1,681 people will die...

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April 7, 2020
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Indiana’s congressional delegation answers your coronavirus questions during ‘IN Focus: A Coronavirus Town Hall’ on April 30

Indiana’s congressional delegation answers your coronavirus questions during ‘IN Focus: A Coronavirus Town Hall’ on April 30

Dan Spehler, Fanchon Stinger and Beairshelle Edmé will host a town hall with Indiana lawmakers to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on Indiana and the country.It airs at on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. on FOX59 and CBS4.IN Focus: A Coronavirus Town Hall will feature members of Indiana’s congressional delegation:They’ll discuss several topics, including helping health care industries and workers, testing availability and access, reopening the economy, the federal response to the crisis, nursing homes, loans for small businesses and the Paycheck Protection Program–everything...

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April 24, 2020
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Indiana bans holding cellphone while driving starting July 1

Indiana bans holding cellphone while driving starting July 1

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drivers will be banned from using handheld cellphones on Indiana roads starting in July under legislation Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed into law to combat distracted driving.Holcomb signed the measure Wednesday, making Indiana the 22nd state to prohibit drivers from holding or using a handheld mobile device while operating a moving vehicle. People violating the law after it takes effect on July 1 can be fined up to $500 and potentially lose their driver’s license if violations are repeated.“Distracted driving increases the risk of a crash by more than 3½ times and is a...

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March 21, 2020
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Report: Simon Property Group plans to open Indiana malls on Saturday

Report: Simon Property Group plans to open Indiana malls on Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Simon Property Group plans to open malls across the country in the next few days, .CNBC, , said Simon would reopen 49 shuttered malls across the country, including 10 in Indiana.The Indiana locations are slated to reopen on Saturday, May 2, according to the memo.Simon announced temporary closures of its locations on March 18 as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the U.S.Business hours will be limited to 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The malls will close early so they can be cleaned overnight. Simon plans to regularly...

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April 28, 2020
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Reward money offered for info leading to arrests in deaths of 8-year-old boy, 16-year-old girl in Indianapolis

Reward money offered for info leading to arrests in deaths of 8-year-old boy, 16-year-old girl in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition leader Reverend Charles Harrison announced a $1,000 reward for information in the shooting deaths of two young people in Indianapolis.The $1,000 reward money is available to anyone who has information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the and another $1,000 reward for information about theThis was made possible through an anonymous donation.Harrison is asking the Indianapolis community and central Indiana to match the reward or make a contribution of any amount to help bring justice and closure to...

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May 11, 2020
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Gov. Holcomb to sign executive order moving most of Indiana to State 3 of reopening plan starting Friday

Gov. Holcomb to sign executive order moving most of Indiana to State 3 of reopening plan starting Friday

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb says most of Indiana can proceed to Stage 3 of his reopening plan starting Friday, May 22.The move will not include Marion, Cass and Lake counties, which will move to Stage 3 on June 1, according to Holcomb.Holcomb said Indiana had “earned the ability to continue to move forward” through social distancing, good hygiene and the wearing of masks.“People have been, by and large, for the most part, I always say 99-percent, have been paying attention to wearing a mask when you’re in large crowds or close to folks, or that social… physical distancing, that six...

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May 20, 2020
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Indiana reports 330 COVID-19 deaths, over 7,435 cases statewide

Indiana reports 330 COVID-19 deaths, over 7,435 cases statewide

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana State Department of Health reported 30 new COVID-19 deaths since Thursday. That brings the state’s total to 330 deaths.There are 528 new cases of the coronavirus in Indiana since Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 7,435.Marion County has a total of 2,742 cases. That’s 142 more cases since Friday, and the most in the state. Confirmed cases of the coronavirus are present in 90 of Indiana’s 92 counties.The new numbers show 39,215 people have been tested statewide.The ISDH is tracking cases .The ISDH also announced that it is partnering with local health...

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April 10, 2020
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Inside hospital walls: Indiana doctor treating COVID-19 patients shares story

Inside hospital walls: Indiana doctor treating COVID-19 patients shares story

Please enable Javascript to watch this videoHe is fresh off a 12-day stint at the hospital, working on the front lines of the Coronavirus outbreak.Now, he's sharing his story with FOX59.Dr. Ajay Ponugoti is a hospitalist at Franciscan Health.Hear his account of what the days are like inside hospital walls.Suggest a Correction× Close Ad

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March 31, 2020
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