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Indiana crossed 6,000 cases for the first time, with 6,654 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 – just seven days after hitting 4,000 cases for the first time.

The state hasn't reported fewer than 2,000 new cases since Oct. 22.


This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions for counties designated as orange or red on the state’s COVID-19 map, which includes Tippecanoe County. How are local officials factoring in these new guidelines as they plan for the next steps to slow down the community spread of the coronavirus?


Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court arguing the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overstepped its authority.

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As Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions Wednesday on counties flagged as orange or red on the state’s color-coded COVID-19 map, Tippecanoe County officials appealed again to residents to help slow an escalating local case spike as the holiday season approaches, colder weather sets in, local school corporations shift to remote learning, and local hospitals remain under pressure.

(Courtesy of the State Department of Health)

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday he will reimpose some COVID-19 restrictions on counties failing to control spread of the virus.

Holcomb’s new executive order comes after weeks of inaction in the face of worsening COVID-19 numbers.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

Indiana broke another new record for daily reported cases of COVID-19, with more than 5,100 Wednesday. The state has reported more than 2,000 cases every day since Oct. 22. 

(Courtesy of Johnson & Johnson)


Johnson & Johnson has resumed its COVID-19 vaccine trial in northwest Indiana nearly a month after the company paused the study. In northwest Indiana, the study is being coordinated through Buynak Clinical Research in Valparaiso. The clinic is currently looking for participants for the trial.

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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the online system for managing unemployment claims will be down temporarily.

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The Indianapolis police officer who shot and killed Dreasjon Reed will not face an indictment, according to the special prosecutor appointed to oversee the case. 

Reed was killed six months ago following a police chase that he streamed live on social media. A six-person grand jury said there was insufficient evidence to charge IMPD Officer Dejoure Mercer with a crime.

Midwest EPA Union Celebrates End Of Trump Presidency

Nov 11, 2020
(Courtesy of AFGE Local 704)

A union representing employees at the Environmental Protection Agency in the Midwest is celebrating the end of the Trump administration. Members of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 said the president’s leadership has made it difficult for them to do their jobs.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given emergency authorization to Eli Lilly for its COVID-19 antibody drug bamlanivimab.

Extended Unemployment Benefits Set To End This Week

Nov 10, 2020
Justin Hicks / IPB News

A program to extend unemployment benefits for workers who have used up other forms of benefits is ending this week, although data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows around 3,000 Hoosiers are currently using the program.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

The small amount of economic growth Indiana University economists forecasted a year ago vanished with the pandemic. Authors of the 2021 forecast expect that it will take next year and beyond to fully recover.

Indiana's Student Count Declines During Pandemic

Nov 10, 2020
Indiana Public Broadcasting

A clearer understanding of the pandemic’s impact on Indiana’s public schools is starting to take shape.

New data from the Indiana Department of Education shows the number of students attending traditional public or charter schools fell by nearly 15,000 students, or about 1.5 percent compared to last fall.

Lauren Chapman / IPB News

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 259 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 4,383 – the largest reported in a single week since early May.