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  • HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES 42 NEW COVID-19 DEATHS, UPDATES STATEWIDE CASE COUNT - April 9, 2020 at 10:19 am

    The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 430 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 6,351 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s total. A total of 245 Hoosiers have died to date. Deaths are reported based on Read more…

  • Arrests Made in Shooting Death of Sirus Scott - April 9, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Michigan City Police Detectives have been working tirelessly over the past several days attempting to locate the suspects responsible for the April 5th shooting death of Sirus Scott. Over the course of the investigation, Detective/Sergeant Royce Williams was able to secure charges on two individuals.On Tuesday, 20 year old Christopher Deal, of Michigan City was arrested and charged with Aiding, Inducing, or Causing Murder. Deal is currently being held at Read more…

  • Payment assistance and additional housing resources available to Hoosiers - April 9, 2020 at 7:36 am

    The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) announced new housing resources available to Hoosiers struggling to pay their rent and mortgage payments. In addition to re-instituting the mortgage payment assistance program through Indiana’s Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) for homeowners, IHCDA has developed a new resource guide to help homeowners and renters avoid future eviction and foreclosure. The mortgage payment assistance program through Indiana’s HHF can provide up to $30,000 Read more…

  • A message and update from the Swanson Center - April 9, 2020 at 4:02 am

    Swanson Center, like the many others, is concerned by the threat presented by COVID-19 to their clients, staff and stakeholders.  With the health and well-being of their community being a main priority, we have put system-wide strategies in place to reduce the risk of exposure, allowing our staff to respond effectively and efficiently, both now and in the event the current threat level escalates. “Swanson Center remains fully operational, with Read more…

  • Dermody thanks local business owners for face shield donation during global pandemic - April 8, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Mayor Tom Dermody (second from left) and La Porte Hospital officials thank Wattos Scrapyard owners Shawn Fear and Laura Milton for their donation of over 30 face shields on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in La Porte. Fear produced the shields on his 3-D printer to help protect local healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured from left to right: City Councilman Tim Franke, Dermody, Physician Executive of Emergency and Hospitalist Read more…


News From Around The World

  • Coronavirus economic updates: Pandemic could plunge half a billion into poverty

    oonal/iStock(NEW YORK) — The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health care crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending industries and sending financial markets reeling.Here’s the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy. For more on financial resources available during the pandemic, click here.Here’s how the day is unfolding. Please refresh for updates.Pandemic could plunge half a billion people into poverty, Oxfam warns A Read more…

  • Senate Dems block GOP move to provide more money for small businesses, demand funds for hospitals

    rarrarorro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — As small businesses across the country are crushed by the economic fallout from the spreading coronavirus pandemic, and as unemployment claims skyrocket to a historic 16 million in just the last three weeks, the Senate on Thursday failed to approve an emergency funding infusion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a federal plan designed to extend loans to keep those ailing businesses afloat and workers getting paid. Democrats Read more…

  • Seth Meyers praises NYC first responders while celebrating his son’s second birthday

    NBC(NEW YORK) — Late Night host Seth Meyers celebrated his son Axel’s second birthday by shouting out those who made his little boy’s complicated birth possible — first responders. “Two years ago today our son Axel was born in the lobby of our apartment building,” wrote the 45-year-old while including an adorable photo of Axel wearing a party hat on his head and birthday cake all over his face.  Unfortunately, little Axel looks like he’s entered a food Read more…