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A Bloomington Fire Department employee became the 36th City of Bloomington employee to test positive for COVID-19.

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Join us this week as we talk with health officials and experts about COVID-19 vaccine developments.

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This is only the second time the state has recorded more than 8,000 new cases in a single day.

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The most recent case is a City of Bloomington Utilities worker who began quarantining after experiencing symptoms Nov. 30 and received a positive test result Dec. 2.

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A man has been charged in the May 30 killing of former Indiana University football player and businessman Chris Beaty in downtown Indianapolis last May, prosecutors said Thursday.

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The City of Bloomington announced yesterday that another of its employees tested positive for COVID-19 – this time, a Bloomington Police Department worker.

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Catalent signed a deal with Moderna in June to fill and package one hundred million doses of the biotech company’s vaccine at its plant in Bloomington.

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Kevin Scott, CFO for Elkhart Community Schools, said a key concern is whether lawmakers will provide relief from a state law that limits funding for students learning virtually. 

A detailed map of Bloomington's UDO showing urban residential zones.

Bloomington’s Unified Development Ordinance could undergo new changes that could affect the layout of several neighborhoods.

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A federal judge denied a motion to delay Brandon Bernard's execution scheduled for December 10th at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Greg Ellis of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) at a pre-session panel in 2019.

To keep Indiana competitive, the study said Indiana shouldn’t favor any particular energy source — especially when it’s no longer the cheapest option.

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Drug makers Pfizer and Moderna are currently awaiting federal authorization for their vaccines.

A rendering of one of QuestCap's COVID-19 testing cubes.

Five new same-day COVID-19 testing sites based in temporary cube-like kiosks will be up and running across Indiana by the end of this week.

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From Nov. 1 to Dec. 1, the state’s daily death average increased by 65%.

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Drug manufacturers have released promising early results for their COVID-19 vaccines, but skepticism among Americans remains high -- especially for African Americans, who the virus has hit harder than other groups.

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A majority of Hoosier manufacturing companies surveyed this year said the effects of the pandemic on their business have been serious – but they expect to ride it out.

Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop

Hospital room supply is low - and so is the amount of healthcare workers. Enforcing the mask mandate is still a challenge. And the city is moving forward on a number of downtown developments.

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The Indiana chapter of the American Lung Association estimates that about 5,700 Hoosiers will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year.

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A City of Bloomington employee who works at City Hall has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a Tuesday afternoon news release. 

United Way of Monroe County Executive Director Efrat Feferman said it’s a day to focus on spending that can do some good – especially for local social service organizations.

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Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) – whose Republican caucus has long opposed such a commission – said a truly independent body would be difficult, if not impossible, to put together.

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Preliminary data shows more than 25% of Indiana’s COVID-19 deaths occurred in November.

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Numbers for IU Health’s occupied ICU beds is at 80 percent. That's up from last week's 73 percent.

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The county health department says they learned the importance of direct community outreach and communication after navigating their last public health emergency, an HIV-outbreak in 2015.

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The new cases are among a Public Works employee, a Bloomington Transit driver and two City of Bloomington Utilities workers, according to a Monday news release.

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A coalition of activist groups announced a new push Monday against what it called partisan gerrymandering by Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature.

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Housing units are so short-staffed that officers can’t quickly respond to emergencies like stabbings, let alone prevent such violence from occurring. 

Indiana quarterback Michael Penix is attended to by the medical staff after suffering a knee injury Saturday against Maryland.

Indiana head coach Tom Allen confirmed redshirt-sophomore quarterback Michael Penix tore the ACL in his right knee in Saturday’s 27-11 win and will miss the remainder of the season.

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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill and four dozen other attorneys general from around the country want Congress to extend the deadline to use federal COVID-19 relief dollars.

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With 12 virus-related deaths this month, November is Monroe County’s second deadliest month of the pandemic.

While new cases leveled off, the state’s hospital census set new records, with 3,392 Hoosiers hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday.

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 378 additional confirmed deaths over the last week – the most reported in a single week during the pandemic. That brings the state’s total to 5,418 confirmed deaths.

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Meteorologists say possible rain and possible snow showers could start in the Indianapolis area. The Department of Public Works said it would dispatch its full shift of snow trucks to start pre-treating roadways and slippery spots.

A healthcare worker speaks with someone in a coronavirus drive thru testing facility in Bloomington.

Public health officials in Indiana said Sunday that 24 more people have died from coronavirus for a total of 5,418 COVID-19 deaths in the state.

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Hoosiers generated more than $2 million in sports gaming taxes for the state in October, the first time Indiana crossed the $2 million mark.

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