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

As of Wednesday, 26.7% of Monroe County's population over age 16 has been fully vaccinated and just more than 43% has received at least one shot.  

A stock photo of a truck on a road.

Current law sets the weight limit for trucks at 80,000 pounds. However, if you’re hauling steel, paper or agricultural products, you can get special permits to haul 120,000 pounds.

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The head of the Monroe County chapter of the NAACP said justice has been served in the George Floyd murder case.  

Julie Mennel is the expungement help desk manager for the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic in Indianapolis.

While concrete numbers are hard to pin down, researchers estimate that one in seven Americans has a misdemeanor on their criminal record, amounting to around 45 million people.

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Tuesday afternoon former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three counts related to the death of George Floyd.

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While the motive for last week’s mass shooting remains under investigation, members of the Sikh community say they feel a collective trauma and believe more must be done to combat the bigotry, bias and violence they have suffered for decades.

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton

The mayor addresses COVID metrics, uptick in cases, Rescue Plan funding, herd immunity, senior citizen parking downtown, UDO zoning, IU's new president, and more.

Gov. Eric Holcomb, center, discusses the new state budget alongside, from left to right, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) and House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers)

The state spending plan will put $500 million into Holcomb’s new regional economic recovery program, dubbed READI.

Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) discusses education funding in the new state budget, flanked by Gov. Eric Holcomb, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville), right.

Legislative leaders are calling the new state budget a “historic win” for teachers, students and schools.

A person holds a Rest In Power sign outside the Hennepin County Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota as the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began on April 19.

A Minneapolis jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges related to the May 2020 death of George Floyd.

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The request came a day after IMPD released a report from last year stating that an officer who seized a shotgun from Brandon Scott Hole’s home in March 2020 saw what he identified as white supremacist websites on Hole’s computer.

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Tuesday's update from the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) shows 33,417 people have received full doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Monroe County. 

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Limited award funding will now be issued on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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The national headquarters of Sigma Pi, along with Indiana University agreed to close its Bloomington chapter for hazing and violating COVID-19 guidelines.

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Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Company extended its reach by partnering with Heartland Beverage to begin distribution in Chicago this month.

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Indiana legislative negotiators have reached an agreement on limiting the authority of county or city health departments by allowing local officials to overturn orders or enforcement actions issued during emergencies.

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Indiana legislators have endorsed a deal allowing the tribal casino in South Bend to become a full-fledged competitor to Indiana’s other casinos.

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Brad Stevens, former coach of the Butler men's basketball team and current coach of the Boston Celtics.

Brad Stevens says he wasn’t close to leaving the Boston Celtics for the coaching job at Indiana University. In fact, he says he never received an offer.

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

Indiana’s Red Flag law could have stopped 19 year-old Brandon Hole from legally buying the guns he used to kill eight people at a FedEx facility last week, but the Marion County Prosecutor said the law has significant limitations. 

Sen. Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis)

The head of Indiana’s Senate Democratic caucus called on legislative leaders to work together to help prevent gun violence after Thursday night's mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility.

Snowfall analysis April 21

Temperatures will remain near freezing Thursday night and rise to the mid-40s by Friday evening. 

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Monroe County administered 119 second doses and 453 first doses of the two-shot Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in the last 24 hours.

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A bill that aims to help communities with failing septic systems connect to city water and sewer service is heading to Governor Holcomb’s desk.

About 200 people gathered for a candlelight vigil Saturday evening to remember those who died in Thursday's mass shooting at a FedEx facility.

Authorities believed they had done what they needed to by seizing the pump-action shotgun from Brandon Scott Hole in March 2020, Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears said.

School children sit at their desks. A boy in a red hooded sweatshirt is in the foreground, facing away from the camera, with his elbow on his desk and his head resting in his hand.

Indiana public schools will receive more than $1.7 billion in federal funds as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, $16 million of which will go to the Monroe County Community School Corporation.

Indiana football coach Tom Allen watches over practice September 30 at the IU practice fields.

Indiana and Notre Dame announced a home-and-home football series for the 2030 and 2031 seasons Monday.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb lifted the statewide mask order, last week. But experts say the municipalities and counties that have maintained some kind of mask order are helping keep cases and hospitalizations down.

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Hoosier mothers will be able to stay on Medicaid for up to 12 months after giving birth under a new coverage expansion.

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Vigils for the victims of Thursday night’s mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis continued on Sunday, as people gathered both in Beech Grove and downtown to honor and mourn the lives of the eight individuals who died.

Signs outside of a coronavirus testing facility in Bloomington.

Indiana health authorities recorded 1,041 more positive COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 708,067. The State Department of Health also reported seven more deaths.

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A man wanted on a warrant in Texas allegedly stole and crashed an Indiana State Police car after a high-speed interstate chase, authorities said late Saturday.

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Greene Co. Sheriff’s Department chief deputy George Dallaire said the bodies were found Friday just outside of Owensburg. All three died of gunshot wounds, he said.

About 200 people gathered for a candlelight vigil Saturday evening to remember those who died in Thursday's mass shooting at a FedEx facility.

A trace of the two guns found by investigators at the scene revealed that suspect Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of Indianapolis, legally bought the rifles in July and September of last year.

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Organizers of a fireworks show that lights up downtown Indianapolis each July Fourth are looking for a new pyrotechnics launch site a year after the pandemic canceled the long-running event.

About 200 people gathered for a candlelight vigil Saturday evening to remember those who died in Thursday's mass shooting at a FedEx facility.

Community members and elected officials came together Saturday to offer prayers and call for an end to violence during vigils honoring the victims of Indianapolis’ latest mass shooting.

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Members of Indianapolis’ tight-knit Sikh community joined with city officials to call for gun reforms Saturday as they mourned the deaths of four Sikhs who were among the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse.

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).

The department also reported 48,905 new tests Saturday. The 7-day all-test positivity rate was 5.1 percent. The state has conducted over 9.4 million tests.

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