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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf meets with the media at The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) headquarters, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP)

Governor to lift more pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania

May. 29, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will lift most of his pandemic restrictions in an additional 16 counties home to nearly 3 million people, including much of the Pittsburgh area, his office said Friday as afflicted Philadelphia also began mapping its way out of the crisis. The counties are in western...

Indiana won't change mail-in ballot deadline despite worries

May. 29, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top election official on Friday rejected a request for extending the deadline for returning mail-in ballots for next week's primary election, despite worries that thousands of them could arrive late and go uncounted. Some voters scattered around the state have...

In this Thursday, May 21, 2020, photo, Becky Troyer, a volunteer at No Questions Asked, a food pantry started by Satch Cole, who saw need for a no-paperwork resource for people who need it, in Indianapolis. The pantry, which has operated out of several locations, is currently at The Church Within on Spruce Street, and offers food and diapers, as well as other personal and household items through a drive up service three days a week. (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Indiana helps small companies hurt by virus; 40 more deaths

May. 29, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is making $30 million available to small businesses to help them recover from losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Friday. Forty more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, while another 521 have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease caused by the...

Naloxone use, opioid overdoses increase amid virus pandemic

May. 29, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (AP) — The use of naloxone to treat overdoses has significantly increased throughout the state of Indiana and has almost doubled in Clark County in recent months amid the coronavirus pandemic. There has been a 35% statewide increase from last year and a 95.83% increase in Clark County,...

Lake County Jail counselor dies after testing for COVID-19

May. 29, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A mental health counselor employed by the Lake County Jail has died after being hospitalized for coronavirus. A few weeks ago, the counselor called off sick after experiencing flu-like symptoms, Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez told The (Northwest Indiana) Times. He was...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Carson, Calif. The Indianapolis Colts bet big on 38-year-old Philip Rivers. They're hoping the $25 million investment in a new starting quarterback pays off with a playoff appearance and perhaps Super Bowl run. Colts coach Frank Reich insists he's seen no physical decline in the eight-time Pro Bowler. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Colts hoping for lucrative payoff from betting big on Rivers

May. 29, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich jumped right into research mode when he knew Philip Rivers would hit free agency. The Indianapolis Colts coach studied tapes of Rivers' throws from an uncharacteristically poor 2019 season to compare with those he made earlier in his career. Reich saw no difference. When...

Drivers charged in weekend hit-and-run that killed 3 teens

May. 28, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two drivers are facing charges in a weekend collision that killed three teenagers in Indianapolis, prosecutors said Thursday. Okadema Link and Shantiana Willis both face three counts of reckless homicide and causing death when operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Marion County...

Indiana sees 37 new COVID-19 deaths, 646 new diagnosed cases

May. 28, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirty-seven more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, while another 646 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, state health officials said Thursday. The 37 new confirmed deaths occurred between April 29 and Thursday, but most of them...

Indiana officer won't face charges in man's fatal shooting

May. 28, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

PETERSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy won’t face criminal charges for fatally shooting a southwestern Indiana man who had called officers to his home, claiming he and his wife were starving, a prosecutor has determined. An investigation by Pike County's chief deputy prosecutor, Sarah...

FSSA chief: Mental health issues up amid virus outbreak

May. 27, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is experiencing more substance use disorders and other mental health issues amid the coronavirus outbreak, the state's human services chief said Wednesday. Meanwhile, 21 more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, state health officials said Wednesday as Indianapolis' mayor...