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The Indianapolis Children's Museum

After Jeffrey Patchen notified museum staff of his retirement from those positions Friday, Jennifer Pace Robinson was named Saturday to succeed him, effective immediately.

Advocates for older Hoosiers say while Indiana nursing homes have emerged from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still ongoing issues that can’t be ignored.

Advocates for older Hoosiers say while Indiana nursing homes have emerged from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still ongoing issues that can’t be ignored.

Indiana's governor wants to determine if Indiana should follow other conservative states in opting out of federal unemployment programs as a way of forcing more people back into the workforce.

A person receiving a nasal swab test for COVID-19 or coronavirus in their car.

Overall, the state has reported nearly 730,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections and logged over 13,000 deaths, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.

Police lights

Authorities were called Saturday around 10 p.m. to Atrium Village Senior Apartments on the city’s east side and found an unconscious man.

Rally downtown on the Circle.

Dreasjon Reed’s mother Demetree Wynn spoke to the crowd of supporters, who were asked to “say his name” and those of others killed by police officers, including George Floyd.

A sign in a car caravan at a labor rally in 2019 reads "Workplace Safety Now!"

In 2019, 146 workers died on the job in Indiana according to an annual report from the country’s largest federation of unions. The group continues to call for better funding of federal and state agencies to hire more safety inspectors.

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Health officials reported 1,056 new COVID-19 cases Saturday in Indiana, raising the state total to 728,811. The State Department of Health also reported eight new deaths; 12,991 people have died since the pandemic began.

managed forest opening

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources said that, weather permitting, it would begin spraying during the week of May 10 to kill gypsy moth caterpillars in selected areas of Allen, Miami and Wells counties.

elderly hand

Critics of the law maintain it lets nursing homes escape responsibility for deaths and injuries caused by problems that preceded the pandemic, such as inadequate staffing.

Crowd in front of food trucks

This year’s Pierogi Fest will take place from July 23-25 in Whiting, Indiana, where crowds will once again celebrate pierogis and consume the traditionally potato- and cheese-filled dumplings, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported.

A Brood X cicada in 2004.

Restaurants that survived the last 14 months, are now struggling to find workers. Get ready – here come the cicadas, we’ll answer your questions. And how new public restrooms means festivals are back in Spencer.

The recovery for owners might be more harder than originally thought.

vaccine cubicle at the Monroe Co Convention Center

As Monroe County aims to get more residents vaccinated, one goal is to reach more people of color.

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Drivers will encounter lane closures and traffic stops next week near Martinsville next week.

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccination at the Ball State University clinic location, operated by the Delaware County Health Department.

Face masks will continue to be required for summer classes. As for the fall, university President Geoffrey Mearns says officials will decide on a mask policy by August 1.

A CDC rendering of a microscopic image of the new coronavirus.

In Monroe County, officials reported 13 new cases, bringing the county total to 11,858 cases. Area hospitalizations increased to 24. 

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Charlie Bird is a 39-year-old green winged macaw sitting on a musician's shoulder.

The book is called “Charlie Bird Loves Bloomington,” and it features Charlie and Porowski doing their favorite activities around town — whether it’s biking the B-line trail or dancing at the famers market.

Terre Haute Penitentiary

Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI) is signing on as a co-sponsor to the Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act of 2021, capital punishment opponents announced Friday. 

Home under construction

Many industries came to a standstill during the pandemic, but the home construction business has thrived.

Waldron Task Force Recommendations

The report suggests the City of Bloomington keep the Waldron Arts Center as an arts space for at least the next five years as it begins to look at options for a new arts facility.

Two cicadas.

Brood X (pronounced "Brood Ten"), is the group of periodical cicadas that emerges from the dirt once every 17 years to shed their crunchy exoskeletons, sing, mate and usher their babies back into the dirt before the cycle starts anew.

Michael McFarland and Marckus Williams.

Cook Medical president Pete Yonkman said the store -- Indy Fresh Market -- will be next to a manufacturing facility being planned in the same area. The store’s soft opening is set for May 2022.

Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears talks to the press about Indiana's red flag law on Monday, April 19.

All “red flag” cases filed by Indianapolis police will now come before a judge after an Indiana prosecutor was criticized for declining to use the law to pursue court hearings that could have prevented a man from accessing the guns used to kill eight people at a FedEx facility last month.

A photo of two plexes off IU's campus.

Thursday night was the third city council meeting this week that discussed the details of legalizing duplexes in the city's core neighborhoods through the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). 

The exhibition features many of Cruella de Vil's iconic costumes from "101 Dalmatians" and "102 Dalmatians."

Actors don’t normally keep their costumes. So Close says it’s now automatically in her contract that she keeps her costumes.

Age and race remain the biggest indicators of whether or not someone has likely gotten at least one dose of vaccine.

Some experts are concerned that vaccine hesitancy may prevent us from reaching herd immunity. But hesitancy is more complicated than just distrust.

Bloomington City Hall building in the summer.

A parks department employee and an emergency dispatch worker tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

A photo at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's vaccination site.

New dates are being made available throughout the month of May; some dates are devoted to second shots.

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According to IDOE, 99% of schools have been operating in-person in some form since the start of April, and the state has requested federal waivers for accountability and participation requirements.

Parked cars in Tipton during the flood of 2013.

Flood insurance will be cheaper for more than 40% of policy holders in Indiana. FEMA changed how it calculates the premiums in the federal flood insurance program.

A CDC rendering of a microscopic image of the new coronavirus.

Across the state, IDOH reports 40,044 more people have become fully vaccinated, with more than 2 million Hoosiers now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

If your allergy symptoms feel worse this year, you can blame the weather.

Eric Doden (center, with his family) became the first Republican to formally announce a bid for governor in 2024.

In a statement announcing his campaign, Doden said he’ll bring his “no-nonsense” approach to the race, helping create “21st century economic opportunities” for Indiana families.

Eli Lilly headquarters sign and building in Indianapolis.

Lilly is providing three of its COVID-19 treatments found to help treat severe cases to the non-profit group Direct Relief to help low- to lower-middle-income countries that are most affected by the virus.

The Bentley apartment complex is under construction on the corner of 11th Street and College Avenue.

On the corner of 11th Street and College Avenue in Bloomington, construction workers race to complete another downtown apartment complex.

syringe exchange

In 2015, Scott County was the epicenter of a severe HIV outbreak spurred by intravenous drug use. A syringe service program helped slow the epidemic, but county commissioners feel it might be time to end them.

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