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LAKE JAMES — Steps have been made to speed up the operations, but safety restrictions regarding COVID-19 combined with high demand has resulted in wait times at Pokagon State Park’s toboggan run averaging three to five hours, said information from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources,…

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INDIANAPOLIS — On the morning after the U.S. Capitol was breached by protestors turned belligerent, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb had plenty of reflection to share on the nation’s current political climate during a small-group interview session Wednesday afternoon.

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GARRETT — Garrett High School senior Ryan DePew has been selected as a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student of the Year candidate and will conduct a seven-week campaign, beginning in January, to raise money for LLS.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is moving backward on its reopening plan, as Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that the state needs to clamp down on sharply rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the state.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb has signed Executive Order 20-48 to implement pandemic requirements for all Hoosiers and targeted restrictions for counties that have high levels of COVID-19.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed disciplinary charges against former Hamilton Superior Court Magistrate William Paul Greenaway.

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INDIANAPOLIS — In the second week of seasonal flu tracking, the Indiana State Department of Health still is reporting minimal activity.

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ANGOLA — While Indiana may be open under the state’s Back on Track program, many Hoosiers could still be hunkered down through this season’s first winter storm during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, which might make it less worrisome should there be travel issues with hazardous weather.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health is encouraging Hoosiers to be vaccinated against influenza to help protect them from the contagious respiratory illness that sickens thousands of Hoosiers each year and claimed more than 130 lives in the 2019-2020 flu season.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a major new federal legislative initiative, U.S. Sens. Mike Braun, R-Ind., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., John Kennedy, R-La., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. and Martha McSally, R-Ariz., introduced the Animal Cruelty Enforcement (ACE) Act, a bill they forged in cooperation wi…

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INDIANAPOLIS — September is National College Savings Month, and Gov. Eric Holcomb has highlighted the importance of saving for education with a proclamation establishing September 2020 as College Savings Month in Indiana.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross has named Olivia Lusher as executive director for the Northeast Indiana Chapter, effective Aug. 31.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Law Enforcement recently recognized top conservation officers at an awards ceremony in Indianapolis.

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FORT WAYNE – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Parkview Health a $772,000 grant for the creation of a regional suicide prevention program. The award comes at a critical time, as research shows the pandemic negatively affecting the mental health of nort…

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AUBURN — No charges will be brought against an Auburn Police officer involved in a police-action shooting on July 23, DeKalb County Prosecutor ClaraMary Winebrenner said Thursday.

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WATERLOO — Amy Buchs’ neighbors had talked with her about painting a quilt on their barn for quite a while, she said.

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Coming close to the latest wire, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Parkview Health have reached an agreement that will give Anthem members continued in-network access to all Parkview Health providers and facilities.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the initial findings from the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, the nation’s first statewide random sampling study to look for prevalence of COVID-19.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is temporarily expanding its Next Level Jobs program through Dec. 30 to include more job seekers and employers, northeast Indiana lawmakers say.

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As more states and municipalities make masks mandatory in public settings, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Better Business Bureau have issued a warning about flyers or cards stating that the owner is exempt from wearing face masks. These cards are not issued or approved by any state o…

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AUBURN — Emmy Award-winning director and former Auburn resident George A. Johnson’s fifth feature film, “Pulled From Darkness,” is set to begin production this fall.

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KENDALLVILLE — Whether East Noble students are positive for COVID-19, sick with symptoms that look like COVID-19 or simply exposed to someone with COVID-19, they’ll likely be home for at least 10 days.

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ANGOLA — There will be live music supporting the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County on the Crooked Lake sandbar July 24-25 for the seventh annual Crooked Lake Sandbar Music Festival.

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AUBURN — An Auburn man is halfway through a project of penning a series of four books, beginning with the story of a retired sheriff solving a mystery and concluding with the story of how readers got to book one.

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AUBURN — The city of Auburn could provide the highlight of American collector-car auctions in 2020, auctioneer John Kruse said.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana hospitals continue to care for all Hoosier patients, including those with COVID-19, but new data show that the pandemic is causing significant financial challenges for hospitals across the state. With the impact of increased costs of supplies and other expenditures, su…