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  • Indiana Ebola call center open - October 22, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    The Indiana State Department of Health has opened a call center for the public to answer questions regarding Ebola Virus Disease. Health representatives are available to answer questions regarding symptoms, screening and diagnosis of Ebola. The call center telephone number is (877) 826-0011. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Call (888) 561-0044 for the hearing impaired.

  • Indiana unemployment down again - October 22, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1% to 5.7% over the past month. September marks the ninth consecutive month Indiana’s rate has been below the national average. The rate of unemployment in the Hoosier State has now decreased 16 of the last 22 months. Indiana’s decrease of 1.6% over the past year signifies one of the largest declines in the nation, and the addition of more than 50,000 individuals to Indiana’s Read more…

  • Phelps convicted of murder - October 22, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Ryan Phelps was convicted in LaPorte Superior Court No 1 of the murder of Gerald Peters on Nov.8, 2012. The jury deliberated over an hour and a half and returned three guilty verdicts, one for Class A felony robbery, one for murder and one for felony murder. He faces 45-65 years in prison for each murder charge, and 20-50 years for the robbery charge.

  • Newly appointed State Health Commissioner kicked off his first day - October 22, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Newly appointed State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H, kicked off his first day on the job with an internal meeting about the State’s Ebola response efforts. Although today is his first official day as State Health Commissioner, Dr. Adams has been meeting with executive staff at the Indiana State Department of Health and participating in preparedness efforts regarding the current Ebola situation since being appointed by Governor Pence earlier Read more…

  • Governor Pence recognizes Opening of First-Ever Energy Academy - October 22, 2014 at 12:43 pm

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    Indiana Governor Mike Pence joined representatives from NIPSCO, the Michigan City Area Schools and the La Porte County Career and Technical Education Program for a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, as they celebrated a new partnership preparing Northwest Indiana students for high demand jobs in the electronics, energy and utility industries. The Energy Academy program is the only initiative of its kind in Indiana, and it serves students from Michigan City Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Why Kids Keep Getting Stuck in Claw Toy Machines

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Like a moth attracted to the flame, kids just can’t seem to keep their tiny bodies out of toy claw machines. The latest incident started when 18-month-old Colin Lambert climbed into the game in Maryville, Tennessee, while his grandmother wasn’t looking. The fire department quickly retrieved the toddler from the toy machine at Browns Creek Coin Laundry. States including Wisconsin have regulated claw machine games as they Read more…

  • Fence Jumper Caught Outside White House

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A fence jumper was apprehended Wednesday night outside the White House after he scaled the north fence, a Secret Service spokesman told ABC News. A K-9 unit caught the jumper about 7:16 p.m. on the North Lawn, said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. The suspect kicked at one of the dogs, then another dog subdued him. The jumper was then taken to a nearby hospital, said Donovan. The Read more…

  • Lorde Dishes On Visiting the "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" Set

    Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABC(LOS ANGELES) — When Lorde was tapped to curate the soundtrack of the upcoming Hunger Games movie Mockingjay Part 1, she found that part of the gig was being allowed to visit the movie’s set. For the singer, the experience was nothing short of “magical.” “In Berlin I had a show and The Hunger Games was shooting just across the road,” she told Billboard. “A bunch Read more…