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UPDATE (1:50 p.m.):

Lafayette Limo General Manager Amanda Florian says five buses were destroyed and another slightly damaged in the Dec. 30 fire.

That leaves the company with only three of its nine full-size buses in service, but Florian says the company has a total fleet of around 40 vehicles of varying sizes.

"So far, we're doing good. It's not necessarily the ideal time for it to happen, because obviously [Purdue University] students are returning next week," Florian says.

The Indiana State Department of Health ISDH confirms seven flu-related deaths this season in a report released Friday

Disease-Carrying Coastal Tick Found In Indiana

Dec 20, 2019

Indiana University researchers have spotted a tick rarely seen in the state. The Gulf Coast tick is usually found along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. But researchers say it's moving north — and climate change could be the cause. 

Taylor Haggerty / WBAA

Frankfort will return to weekly, citywide recycling collection next month. The switch comes after a July fire leveled local recycling facility Werner and Son, forcing the creation of a staggered pickup schedule that divided the city into four sections, with each quadrant collected one week a month.

The following schools are on a two-hour delay:

Benton Community School 

Clinton Central School Corporation

Crawfordsville School Corporation

Delphi Community School Corporation

Frontier School Corporation

Lafayette School Corporation

MSD Warren County

North Montgomery School Corporation

Rossville Consolidated Schools District

Southeast Fountain Schools

South Montgomery School Corporation

Tippecanoe School Corporation

Tri-County School Corporation

All IN: The Friday Pitch-In

Dec 13, 2019

We end every week with the Friday Pitch-In, where we catch up on some of the biggest Indiana headlines of the week with Digital Producer Lauren Chapman.

All IN: The HIV Modernization Movement

Dec 12, 2019

Public health experts, including the American Medical Association, are calling for an end to so-called HIV criminalization laws, which require people with HIV to disclose their status to sexual partners, IV drug users, and other specific groups.

For the second time this year, conservation groups have threatened legal action in an effort to list the lake sturgeon under the Endangered Species Act. The Hoosier Environmental Council, Fishable Indiana Streams for Hoosiers, and others filed a notice of intent to sue against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week.

Barriers Discourage Some Latinos From Seeking Medical Care

Dec 12, 2019

Hispanics are the least likely racial and ethnic group to see a doctor when they have health problems. That’s according to a study by the United States Census Bureau. There are several barriers that discourage some from that community from seeking medical attention in the U.S.

A new state program designed to combat Indiana’s high infant and maternal mortality rates launches in January. The OB Navigator program will start in 20 counties.