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Breezy, chilly Monday Temps will not rise much through the afternoon with highs only reaching the mid 40s under mostly cloudy skies. Winds will steadily diminish as we head into the evening under mostly cloudy skies with lows in the mid 30s.

Teen was walking around Indiana Walmart coughing, saying he had coronavirus A 16-year-old boy has been banned from the Walmart on Elkhart Road in Goshen. Police says a store employee notified them that the teen was coughing in the store and saying he had coronavirus, alarming customers. Police say they explained to the teen and his parents that he could face trespassing charges if he returned to the store.

Third juvenile detained for vandalism A third teenage suspect in the string of vandalism and thefts that occurred in Columbus overnight Friday into Saturday has been located and detained, Columbus police said.

Purdue commencement to go virtual and remote WEST LAFAYETTE - Members of Purdue University's Class of 2020 will hear their names called, hold diplomas in their hands, wear a cap and gown, and take part, albeit away from Elliott Hall of Music, in a virtual "remote" commencement.

Vacancy blues: Hotels and hospitality take big hits during pandemic crisis Don't expect to see "no vacancy" signs any time soon. Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, including travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders, are placing most hotels and motels throughout south central Indiana in long-term financial peril.

Police, fire make changes during COVID-19 outbreak The virus pandemic that's closed most everything to the public and has people hunkering down at home has public safety workers trying harder to protect the communities they serve and themselves.

In face of pandemic, should Indiana go to vote by mail? "We're hopeful that moving the election to June 2 will allow for in-person voting," Hupfer said. Zody reacted to Wednesday's Election Commission decision, saying, "This is a historic expansion of Hoosiers' voting rights. For the first time, any Hoosier who wants will be able to vote by mail.

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activism—March 30 - National Review 2001-After nearly six years in which his preliminary injunction has operated to prevent Indiana from implementing an informed-consent statute for abortion that is materially identical to the provisions that the Supreme Court held to be constitutionally permissible in 1992 in Planned Parenthood v.

A Conversation With Pete Buttigieg, Who's Stuck at Home Like Everyone Else The erstwhile Democratic contender, now bearded, is trying to figure out his new role in the middle of a pandemic.

Firefighters respond to house fire on Robinwood Drive in Fort Wayne - Firefighters responded to a house fire on Robinwood Drive in Fort Wayne. Dispatch officials said a call came in around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday night. Firefighters responded to the 3400 block of Robinwood Drive in Fort Wayne on reports of a house fire. Fire officials said a basement of a house caught fire and left damages on the house.

Indiana Governor Holcomb Issues Stay-at-Home Order Due to COVID-19 Under the order, Indiana residents are directed to stay in their homes except to engage in certain "Essential Activities," including taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety reasons.

Working Together: Subaru of Indiana donates supplies to Lafayette firefighters LAFAYETTE - Subaru of Indiana donated several supplies to firefighters in Lafayette to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, Subaru donated 75 Tyvek suits and 320 packages of cleaning wipes to the Lafayette Professional Firefighters Local 472, according to a Facebook post.

New York state surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths NEW YORK - New York state surpassed a grim milestone Sunday as its death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed above 1,000, less than a month after the disease was first detected in the state. New York City reported in the evening that its toll had risen to 776.

Indiana Co-Ops Dealing With Virus Disruptions How are Indiana farmer co-ops dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak? One of Indiana's largest farmer-owned co-ops is Ceres Solutions. CEO Jeff Troike says the pandemic is presenting some challenges, but they are finding ways to work around it.

Working Together: Indy Eleven, The Shop Indy raising funds for healthcare workers We're Working for You by Working Together. INDIANAPOLIS - Indy Eleven and The Shop Indy are working together to help raise money for healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

General Motors Is Doing A Fantastic Job, Seem To Be Working Very Hard: Trump After a series of attacks and a temporary stalled deal with General Motors, the United States President Donald Trump abruptly shifted gears to praise the automaker. While speaking to White House reporters, Trump spoke highly of the company and said that they are doing a 'fantastic job'.

6-Banner Sunday: Future Hoosiers discuss offseason plans while past greats honored in bracket challenge With the initial shock of the lack of an NCAA Tournament soon enough giving way to acceptance, the past week in Indiana basketball was focused on looking at the past and the future of the Hoosier program.

COVID-19 - Indian-Americans set up helpline to help community members The COVID-19 pandemic has infected over 140,000 people and claimed 2,475 lives in the U.S. In India, the confirmed coronavirus cases crossed the 1,000-mark and the death toll reached 27. Interactive map of confirmed coronavirus cases in India.

The Cult of the Shining City Embraces the Plague The president of the United States and his favorite news channel actively working to turn the holiest of holidays into a secular, nationalist triumph. The president of a religious university, named after one of the most famously espoused principles of America's founding, continually playing politics.

Indian-Americans set up helpline, volunteer groups to help community members hit by COVID19 crisis The COVID-19 pandemic has infected over 140,000 people and claimed 2,475 lives in the US. In India, the confirmed coronavirus cases crossed the 1,000-mark and the death toll reached 27. SEWA International, a leading Indian-American non-profit organisation, has so far raised more than USD 250,000 for its COVID-19 relief efforts.

New coronavirus numbers released for Indiana, Michigan Indiana health officials say there are 290 more Hoosiers diagnosed with coronavirus since yesterday. Most in the Indianapolis area and surrounding county. In all, 32 have died in Indiana from the virus. In Michigan there are 826 new cases and 21 new deaths reported.

Working Together: Hoosiers working to make masks for hospitals We're Working for You by Working Together. INDIANAPOLIS - Organizations and people throughout the state are working to help make sure those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are equipped and protected to do their jobs.

CAPS offers remote appointments via Zoom, phone call To do an online counseling session, CAPS requires clients to be in Indiana during the time of the appointment and that they have access to a confidential space and video and audio technology, such as a phone or computer.

Don Hall's Guesthouse to close amid COVID-19 crisis - Don Hall's Guesthouse Hotel and Conference Center announced that it will shut down because of the "anxiety and uncertainty" the past few months have brought on the longtime hospitality company. Members of the Hall family explained the move in a post on Facebook Sunday afternoon.

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