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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s Republican governor has consistently touted face masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus and prominently wears one in his reelection ads, even as President Donald Trump resists their use.

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GOSHEN — Health officials in portions of northern Indiana plan to spray for mosquitoes next week in a bid to control the spread of the Eastern equine encephalitis virus.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent in August as the labor market continued to recover from a spring plunge caused by the coronavirus shutdown.

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ELKHART — State health officials are urging Indiana residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites following reports of a probable case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in a LaPorte County resident and the detection of the virus in horses in areas adjacent to Elkhart County.

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Indiana health officials are warning residents to take coronavirus precautions seriously over the Labor Day weekend, even as new statewide COVID-19 risk ratings show most counties have minimal or moderate virus spread.

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SHIPSHEWANA — Three people suspected in an auto-theft spree face attempted murder charges after slamming into police vehicles and leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash that killed a horse and with an officer firing his weapon. 

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INDIANAPOLIS — Planned Parenthood has dropped its federal lawsuit challenging an Indiana law that will require women to undergo an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will join a federal coronavirus program providing an additional $300 a week in unemployment benefits, although officials said Wednesday it could take up to a month for those payments to begin.

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INDIANAPOLIS — In a letter sent Friday to Gov. Eric Holcomb and leaders of the state General Assembly, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill questioned the governor’s ability to continue issuing executive orders responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic and called for a special legislative session …

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WARSAW — Three men who are members of a Milwaukee group that’s marching to the nation’s capital for a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington were arrested in Kosciusko County after police said they were blocking traffic on a highway.

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INDIANAPOLIS — With at least 31 positive cases of the coronavirus reported in Indiana schools since buildings began reopening in late July, district leaders, teachers and parents are pressuring state officials to identify benchmarks for what would require schools to go back online as confirm…

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Indiana on Friday recorded its highest number of new COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began, easily surpassing the high from the previous day.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb and other state officials defended brick-and-mortar school re-openings Wednesday despite mounting reports of students and education staff testing positive for the coronavirus since returning to school statewide.

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ELKHART — Fifteen new positive cases of COVID19 were reported in Elkhart County on Monday after 125 more individuals were tested, driving the average daily case count to its lowest level since May 18.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than half of Indiana's nonprofit groups that provide services to those in need have cut back on programs or reduced their capacity in recent months due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a report has found.

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Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan, a Vietnam prisoner of war who entered politics and was thrust into the state’s top office when his predecessor suffered a deadly stroke, died Wednesday; he was 74.

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GOSHEN — U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., is sending his staff to town to help local constituents and learn about their concerns.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence kept up the Trump administration's push for reopening schools and universities, insisting Friday that it can be done safely even amid public worries about the health risks posed by the coronavirus.

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ELKHART — Elkhart County Sheriff Jeff Siegel said his department will not enforce a statewide mask order that goes into effect Monday.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general believes the governor has overstepped his authority in issuing a statewide face mask mandate and that only the Legislature can make violations a criminal offense.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will have a statewide face mask mandate starting next week, joining other states in similar orders aimed at slowing the coronavirus spread, Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s limits on crowd sizes for restaurants, bars and public events will remain in place until at least the end of July as the state faces a growing number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday.

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ELKHART — Both the number of COVID-19 cases and the percentage of test results coming back positive continue to rise in Elkhart County, the Indiana State Department of Health said Tuesday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid for reelection was scuttled Friday as he lost the Republican nomination following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party.

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ELKHART — Another 75 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Elkhart County on Sunday, the second highest number of daily cases in the state behind Marion County.

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Despite extended restrictions for Indiana restaurants, bars and entertainment venues, ongoing concerns over the coronavirus won't hamper students' return to school sports and activities this week.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Applications for the Manufacturing Readiness Grant program, which Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) announced in May, are open to manufacturers across the state.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Elkhart County will not join the rest of the state as it inches forward into “Stage 4.5” of the reopening plan.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana will use $25 million in federal relief funding to help Hoosiers struggling to pay rent due to the impact of coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats announced Wednesday that former Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel will be their nominee for state attorney general, a race that attracted numerous candidates from both parties after Republican incumbent Curtis Hill was disciplined over allegations of gropi…

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana entered Stage 4 of Gov. Eric Holcomb's reopening plan Friday, allowing additional businesses to reopen and fill at higher capacities.

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INDIANAPOLIS — It could be a year or more before Indiana’s economy fully recovers from the coronavirus-sparked recession that put one in six people out of work, the leader of the state’s largest business group warned Thursday.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Movie theaters, bars, museums and amusement parks across Indiana will be allowed to reopen Friday for the first time in nearly three months, as the governor announced Wednesday that he was moving up by two days the next stage of easing the state’s coronavirus restrictions.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A lawyer maintains the Indiana attorney general’s office is trying to stymie a court fight on whether Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill can be ousted from office while his law license remains suspended until next week for groping four women during a party.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twenty-three more people have died in Indiana with coronavirus infections, giving the state 2,339 deaths among those with confirmed or presumed infections in less than three months, health officials said Tuesday.

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ELKHART — Sixty-nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Elkhart County on Thursday, the second highest number for a single day, as health officials and community leaders urged continued vigilance to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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INDIANAPOLIS — 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.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is making $30 million available to small businesses to help them recover from losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Friday.

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ELKHART — Movie theaters and public playgrounds will remain closed in Indiana for at least three more weeks under revisions to the state’s coronavirus reopening plan signed by the governor Thursday.