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The total number of IEP evaluations completed in the 2019-20 school year dropped about 16%. The stats come as the state prepares to release standardized testing results that show a drop in scores.

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Indiana will spend about half a billion dollars over the next few years on what Gov. Eric Holcomb calls “transformational” road projects in southern Indiana.

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

In a campus-wide email, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns says the decision is consistent with recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Purdue University Professor Jonathan Wilker proudly holds his oysters

In an effort to find more sustainable, environmentally-friendly alternatives, researchers are looking at marine creatures like mussels and oysters, which use their own natural adhesives to stick to surfaces. 

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Indiana legislators scrambled in the final days of their session to make decisions on spending the state’s $3 billion share of the $350 billion in federal coronavirus relief money approved this year for state and local governments.

An Indiana State Department of Health nurse participates in a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Merrillville High School, Merrillville, Indiana on April 8, 2020.

On the way to the latest round-number milestone, the virus has proved adept at exploiting inequalities in the U.S., according to an Associated Press data analysis.

The state reported more than 2,500 new cases in the last week – the fewest reported in a single week since testing became more widely available during the pandemic.

The Indiana Department of Health reported 57 additional confirmed deaths over the last week. That brings the state’s total to 13,324 confirmed deaths. The state also reported more than 2,500 new cases in the last week.

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Crews were investigating an underground pipe that ruptured in downtown Indianapolis and sent hot steam and debris into the air through a manhole in the street.

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Jess David Woods was convicted in 2009 of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in Teresa French’s May 1993 killing and sentenced to 100 years in prison.

Attendees at Saturday’s rally oppose IU Health’s vaccine requirement.

IU Health is telling its employees they must get vaccinated against COVID-19 by September if they want to keep their jobs. Some workers aren’t happy about that.

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Richard L. Canada, 39, died Wednesday at the Westville Correctional Facility, while Daniel R. Todd, 36, died May 29 at the prison, said Indiana Department of Correction spokeswoman Annie Goeller.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have purchased a $1.93 million suburban Indianapolis house that sits on a 5-acre spread and features seven bedrooms, a swimming pool and an indoor basketball court.

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Two people were killed and many more injured when an SUV collided with a Greyhound bus Friday on Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana, police said.

Robert Indiana's "Love" sculpture outside the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

New York-based Morgan Art Foundation intends to work with the Maine-based Star of Hope Foundation, which aims to transform Indiana’s island home into a museum to celebrate his work.

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A judge gave Donald Owen Jr., 22, the life sentence Thursday despite pleas for a lesser sentence from Kimberly Dyer’s mother and aunt, who cited evidence that another man had killed Dyer.

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Annexation is back on the agenda for Bloomington, but the proposal is a hard sell for some non-city residents. The demand for student housing continues, but is there a tipping point. And parents protest IU’s vaccination policy.

On Friday, Hoosiers age 80 and older began scheduling vaccination appointments. Those who haven’t yet can do so at OurShot.in.gov or by calling 211.

County health officials have said for months the goal is to reach 70-75% this summer.

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On Friday, Hoosiers age 80 and older began scheduling vaccination appointments. Those who haven’t yet can do so at OurShot.in.gov or by calling 211.

County health officials have said for months the goal is to reach 70-75% this summer.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has a big month ahead, deciding cases such as Fulton v. City of Philadelphia - which concerns religious liberties of an adoption agency and the city’s antidiscrimination policies. 

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

IDOH announced Friday it will no longer update the statewide COVID-19 case or vaccine dashboard on Sundays.

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The Monroe County Commissioners approved a $6 million bond Wednesday for the construction of a new library facility on the city’s south side.

7 day precipitation totals

In the last 24 hours, Columbus has received 2.5 inches, Tell City nearly 2 inches, and Spencer topping out at just over 3 inches of rainfall.

the Rumpke Material Recovery Facility in Cincinnati is a recycling facility.

According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, scrap recycling has a total economic impact of $4 billion in Indiana — which includes jobs, wages, and taxes generated.

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More than a hundred protestors gathered in front of the Sample Gates Thursday to protest Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine policy.

A sign at the head of a highway construction site near South Bend.

The 11-week program will be held in Indianapolis and will train up to 20 workers in safety and construction methods used to build highways.

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Tom Phelps, a licensed mental health counselor, said he wanted to help people, especially veterans with PTSD, process the sounds of war.  

COVID-19 testing.

There will still be more than 250 COVID-19 testing sites statewide, with locations in almost every county. In a statement, State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box noted that demand for testing has significantly decreased.

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A judge has ruled in favor of a utility in a lawsuit filed over a 2017 natural gas explosion in southwestern Indiana that killed two women and injured three other people.

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An Indiana man whose $35,000 Land Rover was seized after his conviction for selling $400 worth of heroin will get to keep the vehicle more than two years after the U.S. Supreme Court sided with him for a ruling on criminal fines.

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

The seven-day positivity rate is 3.2% Thursday, down from 3.4% Wednesday, and 551 Hoosiers are hospitalized with the virus.

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Join us this week as we talk with experts on civil rights and the law about the Supreme Court of the United State's upcoming June decisions.

Former U.S. Sen. and Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh (left) and Former Director of National Intelligence and U.S. Sen. Dan Coats (right).

The two will work together on IU’s new, joint one-year master’s degree program in international affairs.

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There were at least two dozen inmates in the community-style cell block at the time. Many said they witnessed the attack but declined to talk to police.

The Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis, Baptist Ministers Alliance and the National Action Network of Indiana hosted a virtual event Wednesday to discuss concerns about ongoing racism in health care.

The Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis, Baptist Ministers Alliance and the National Action Network of Indiana asked last month to meet with IU Health CEO Dennis Murphy. They have not received a response.

An NBA basketball game between the Indianapolis Pacers and the Miami Heat in 2012.

Kevin Pritchard hired Nate Bjorkgren to take the Indiana Pacers in a new direction. They went the wrong way.

A stock image of a Diamond DA20 plane.

The single-engine Diamond Katana DA40 aircraft departed from Lift Academy, a flight school in Indianapolis, and crashed about 50 miles away Sunday.

A portrait of grocery store employee Torian Jones.

African Americans are overrepresented in essential jobs that pay less, offer limited benefits, provide less stability and, during the pandemic, sometimes exposed them to COVID-19 at higher rates than other groups.

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