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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Fair has been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, joining other high-profile events like Gen Con and Indiana Black Expo whose organizers decided they couldn’t assure the safety of visitors to their crowded programs.

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NEW ALBANY – “Baptist Health is helping to get Kentucky and Southern Indiana back to work by offering customized COVID-19 testing solutions and digital tools to employers,” said Dr. Michael Newkirk, vice president of Physician Services.

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INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana has seen record numbers of people filing for unemployment and applying for SNAP benefits because of the COVID-19 pandemic that hit in March and resulted in a statewide shutdown of all but essential businesses.

SOUTHERN INDIANA — The contested Republican races for two Indiana House seats representing Clark County areas — Districts 66 and 73 — in Tuesday’s primary were separated by only 58 votes in one district and 273 in the other.

Indiana Humanities announces the distribution of a $2,500 CARES support grant to the Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center of Jeffersonville. The grants are designed to help provide stability during this pandemic period to nonprofit organizations that provide public humanities prog…

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If you want a summer snack or dessert without tons of sugar, try easy frozen fruit kabobs. Choose two or three of your favorite fruits, or use up small bits of leftover fruit, to make this delicious treat. All you need is a package of bamboo skewers from the grocery and you are ready to go.

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INDIANA — There have now been 36,096 cases of COVID-19 identified in Indiana the state department of health reported. 

I may be a bit late to the party, but I’ve started watching “The Chosen,” the gritty TV series about the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of those who encountered him when he walked on Earth. So far I’m on episode five of eight in season one -- and I’m hooked.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday expanded their case against the police who were at the scene of George Floyd’s death, charging three of the officers with aiding and abetting a murder and upgrading the charges against the officer who pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck to second-degr…

Upcoming funeral services listed alphabetically from death notices published in the News and Tribune.

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NEW ALBANY — A day after Floyd County voters opted out of a $3.1 million school safety referendum, those involved in the effort expressed appreciation to supporters and vowed to continue to work on ways to keep students safe.

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation’s ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.

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Follow our team of reporters as they cover the 2020 primary in Southern Indiana. Click here for our voter guide and check newsandtribune.com later tonight for election results and complete coverage.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric Holcomb called for a statewide coalition to address racial disparities after a fourth consecutive day of demonstrations statewide but offered no concrete examples of change.

Upcoming funeral services listed alphabetically from death notices published in the News and Tribune.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Several Southern Indiana businesses closed early Sunday night — at least one confirming it was for safety reasons — after days of protests in Louisville and in many other cities in response to recent officer-involved deaths of black residents.

“During this hard and scary time of this pandemic, I would say that most people are either feeling scared, shocked, petrified, or even more. I myself am feeling the same way, but also I am glad to spend time with family, and am able to have fun even while still “in school.” Yes, it may at ti…

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Christopher J. Van Gilder passed away on May 31, 2020. Legacy Funeral Center was entrusted with his care, and he was laid to rest at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

Services for Imogene Dietrich-Bryant will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home, Nashville, TN. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Full obituary at www.phillipsrobinson.com