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Indiana reports 1,104 additional virus cases, 9 deaths

Sep. 19, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An additional 1,104 Indiana residents have tested positive for COVID-19, state health authorities said Saturday. Nine more people have died of the virus, bringing the statewide total to 3,278 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 110,759 positive confirmed tests for...

Muncie mask maker perseveres amid coronavirus outbreak

Sep. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — For Jonathan Becker, theater was never a game, just a job or a social club. It was a complex, sophisticated art form that had always tugged at him, and he had a deep desire to understand it. The love for the arts started when he was growing up in the small town of Hiram, Ohio. Becker...

Masked students walk through the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. College towns across the U.S. have emerged as coronavirus hot spots in recent weeks as schools struggle to contain the virus. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus at Ball State, more than half have returned been found positive, according to data reported by the school. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students. 
 (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Sep. 17, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on...

2 Indiana college counties listed as moderate virus risk

Sep. 16, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The counties that include Indiana and Ball State universities are listed as the highest-risk locations for coronavirus infections on the state health department’s updated county-by-county map released Wednesday. Monroe County, which includes the main Indiana University campus in...

Muncie mask maker perseveres amid coronavirus outbreak

Sep. 16, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — For Jonathan Becker, theater was never a game, just a job or a social club. It was a complex, sophisticated art form that had always tugged at him, and he had a deep desire to understand it. The love for the arts started when he was growing up in the small town of Hiram, Ohio. Becker...

Prosecutor: July police shooting of Muncie man was justified

Aug. 21, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Police officers were “completely and legally justified” when they shot and killed a Muncie man who had pointed what turned out to be a pellet gun at officers, a prosecutor said Friday. Delaware County Prosecutor Eric Hoffman said that Tylor Christian Warner “made...

Eastern Indiana district closes schools after quarantines

Aug. 12, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana school district that sent 228 students home to quarantine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 has shuttered its middle and high schools for 14 days and switched to remote learning. The Delaware Community Schools announced Tuesday night that it was closing Delta...

Eastern Indiana school district quarantines 228 students

Aug. 11, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — An eastern Indiana school district has sent 228 students home to quarantine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in what appeared to be the largest isolating case among state schools amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Delaware Community Schools took action after a football player at...

FILE - This Sept. 13, 2019, file photo shows the closed office of Indiana Virtual School, in Indianapolis. State auditors have determined a central Indiana school district should repay $2.2 million for failing to properly supervise two online charter schools that allegedly padded their enrollments by about 14,000 students over eight years. That State Board of Accounts report on the Daleville Community Schools followed a state audit released in February 2020 about Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy. (AP Photo/Tom Davies File)

Indiana report blames district in online enrollment fraud

Aug. 10, 2020 2:07 PM EDT

DALEVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State auditors have determined a central Indiana school district should repay $2.2 million for failing to properly supervise two online charter schools accused of padding their enrollments by about 14,000 students over eight years. The Daleville Community Schools received the money...