General News

Updated 3/26/2020 5:09 pm

Ventilators are among the most important equipment hospitals need to treat a surge of COVID-19 patients. Companies such as General Motors are gearing up emergency production of the machines, which take over the labor of breathing for a patient with a serious case of the virus. 

A third person in Indiana has died from the novel coronavirus – a second Marion County resident. 

This year’s legislative session went by quickly. If you haven’t been paying attention to energy and environment issues that came up, here’s what you need to know.

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Places of worship across Greater Lafayette are suspending their traditional services after Governor Eric Holcomb banned gatherings of more than 250 people Thursday, including at churches.

The Islamic Society of Greater Lafayette cancelled Friday prayers, which general coordinator Zaim Khalid said attracts a larger weekly crowd. But to be safe, the center will also put a hold on daily prayers at the center. 

The Indiana High School Athletic Association has now postponed its boys basketball tournament, but said in a statement Friday it would move forward with the state girls gymnastics tournament.

The organization is making changes to comply with guidelines on coronavirus from federal health officials.

Indiana Democratic legislative leaders say they – and the public – aren’t getting enough answers from Gov. Eric Holcomb about the state’s response to COVID-19.

Ten people in Indiana have now tested positive for COVID-19 and health officials say many more will likely be diagnosed.

Coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020

As of Wednesday morning, 10 people in Indiana have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. What precautions should we be taking? Is Indiana prepared?

As cases of coronavirus spread across the Midwest, we know there are lots of questions about it -- including how to avoid getting sick. We also know there's plenty of misinformation about this new virus, so we want to help you sort fact from fiction. 

Send your questions to health@wfyi.org or text “health” to 73224, and we'll find the answers.

Multiple prayer vigils and a march were held this weekend in South Bend after state investigators decided not to seek charges against a white cop who shot a black man last June. In the aftermath, community leaders and family members say they’re shocked and still left with questions.

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