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SW Indiana plant-based eatery opens amid virus crisis

Apr. 5, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — What’s it like to plan a highly specialized restaurant for literally years, lease and remodel a building, install equipment, test recipes, hire and train staff and then, two days before your soft opening, be told there will be no dining room service? Brandie and Nick Scott...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb speaks with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch as he delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Virus separating Indiana's governor, lieutenant governor

Mar. 28, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s two top state officials have started working apart as cases of the coronavirus illness continue to grow rapidly. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch “mutually agreed to be in different locations to socially distance themselves,” Holcomb...

In this Sunday, March 22, 2020, photo, provided by Christina Hunter, Briana Danyele sews cloth face masks that say

Volunteers sew masks for health workers facing shortages

Mar. 24, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bill Purdue waterproofs basements for a living, but he has spent the past few days in his buddy's Washington, Indiana, auto trim and upholstery shop cutting rectangles of cotton fabric that his friend sews into face masks. Fashion designer Briana Danyele left Italy last month to return to...

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb listens as Secretary of State Connie Lawson speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. Holcomb said during the news conference with the state GOP and Democratic chairmen that the Indiana primary will be held on June 2 because of concern about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Coronavirus spread confirmed in more areas of Indiana

Mar. 20, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana recorded its third coronavirus-related death and cases of the illness have now been found in all of Indiana’s largest population centers, health officials said Friday. The latest death was that of a resident of Marion County over age 60 who had been hospitalized, they...

Horror movie set in West Baden's famed domed hotel wraps

Mar. 14, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Long before he tried to give you nightmares, Michael Koryta wrote about flora and fauna. The Bloomington, Indiana, native was a reporter for his hometown paper The Hoosier Times, and the Courier picked up a few of his stories back in 2004 and 2005. He churned out articles about...

A health care worker tests a patient for the coronavirus in a drive-through site setup outside the South Bend Clinic Day Road Immediate Care Center on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Mishawaka, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)

Indiana schools being allowed 20-day break to stem virus

Mar. 12, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana schools will be allowed to close for up to 20 days this school year without penalties, the governor’s office announced Thursday among steps toward helping stem the coronavirus spread. Gov. Eric Holcomb is also discouraging non-essential gatherings of more than 250 people...

Belmont's Grayson Murphy (2) moves around Murray State's KJ Williams (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Ohio Valley Conference men's tournament Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Evansville, Ind. (AP Photo/Daniel R. Patmore)

Scanlon's shot sends Belmont past Murray State for OVC title

Mar. 8, 2020 12:17 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Belmont first-year coach Casey Alexander's favorite number must be three. Tyler Scanlon scored 17 points including a layup with three seconds remaining to give top-seeded Belmont a 76-75 victory over second-seeded Murray State on Saturday night in the championship game of the Ohio...

Thompson, SE Missouri women beat UT Martin in OVC title game

Mar. 7, 2020 5:33 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Tesia Thompson had 25 points and a season-high 14 rebounds to help Southeast Missouri beat top-seeded UT Martin 67-47 on Saturday in the championship game of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Third-seeded Southeast Missouri (25-7) advances to the NCAA Tournament for the second...

Belmont advances to OVC title game with win over E. Kentucky

Mar. 7, 2020 12:35 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Adam Kunkel scored 15 points and Grayson Murphy scored 10 and Belmont beat Eastern Kentucky 60-50 on Friday in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night. The Bruins play Murray State on Saturday for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Four Belmont...

Murray St. advances to OVC title game beating Austin Peay

Mar. 7, 2020 12:32 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Tevin Brown scored 24 points and KJ Williams had a double-double and Murray State beat Austin Peay 73-61 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Friday. The Racers (23-8) play conference top-seed Belmont on Saturday for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament....