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JEFFERSONVILLE — Results of a more than two-month investigation into the death of a woman who died while held in the Clark County jail point to natural causes, specifically underlying health issues.

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KOKOMO -- Kayla Britton was in full-time mother mode at Kokomo Beach July 12. She was treating her children to a fun-filled day at the water park. She was walking with her toddler along a wading area, ankle deep in the water, to the kiddie pool, breastfeeding her youngest son.

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — As Indiana remains landlocked on three sides by states with some level of legal acceptance of marijuana, Southern Indiana police deal with increased flow of the drug from other areas, forcing lawmakers to ponder where the state is headed.

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Now that summer has arrived, outdoor activities have officially been kicked into high gear for millions of people across the country, which means lathering up with sunscreen.

LifeSpan Resources, a non-profit serving elderly and disabled individuals in Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Scott counties announced that one of its volunteers, Jenny Kirkham, has been selected as a recipient of Indiana’s Golden Hoosier Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a senior citizen by …

INDIANAPOLIS–More than one in five Indiana adults smoke cigarettes, one of the highest rates in the nation, while the number of youths using vaping products remains a concern for anti-smoking advocates.

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CLARKSVILLE — Management companies overseeing a recently-closed Southern Indiana hospital have agreed to pay $3.6 million to settle a civil suit alleging false claims and illegal financial arrangements.

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JEFFERSONVILLE — The team behind a new outpatient substance abuse treatment facility in Jeffersonville say they want to be one of many ongoing and needed solutions to addressing the opioid crisis in Southern Indiana.

The Centers for Disease Control, along with several states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. coli. As of Thursday, 72 people from five states have reported cases. 

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — A Southern Indiana health official says drug overdoses have leveled off in the area since a spike earlier this month, but health leaders continue to monitor overdose activity and improve services available for those using.

JEFFERSONVILLE — Effective April 1, Clark Urgent Care will move to the Clarksville Medical Center, 2205 Greentree North, Clarksville, right next to Clark Primary Care (formerly Havens Medical Group).

SOUTHERN INDIANA — Coalitions in Clark and Scott counties that are working to fight the drug crisis are among 10 in the state to each be awarded $75,000 in state grants to help develop and improve their coalitions.

INDIANAPOLIS — Hospitals across Indiana would be better-equipped to combat the life-threatening illness called sepsis, thanks to legislation co-authored by state Rep. Rita Fleming, D-Jeffersonville, which has been approved in the Indiana House.

JEFFERSONVILLE —​ LifeSpring Health Systems announced today that in light of the ongoing government shutdown, all copays and deductibles for furloughed federal employees and their families will be waived. LifeSpring CEO, Dr. Terry Stawar said in a news release, “As a part of the health safet…

CLARK COUNTY — Next week marks the start of the fourth annual Clark County CARES Drug Facts Week, a free lineup of community events dedicated to seeking solutions to Southern Indiana's drug and addiction crisis and offering resources and support.

INDIANA — The Indiana Family & Social Services Administration has announced that it will release Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for February early on Jan. 19. No additional SNAP benefits will be issued in the month of February. March distribution plans remain u…

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JEFFERSONVILLE — She’s less than a week old, and Destiny Denise Lynn Williams is already making her mark. She’s her parents’ first child, her grandparents’ first grandbaby, she’s a first niece. She also carries the distinction of being the first baby born in Clark County in 2019.

CLARKSVILLE — Those in charge of a new residential, abstinence-based addiction treatment facility in Clarksville say they want to make a difference in Southern Indiana, and they're ready to be part of the solution to healing the community of addiction.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police collected more than 2,000 pounds of unused or expired medication on Oct. 27 during the 16th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug …

The News and Tribune's annual Power of Pink series is a collection of stories aimed at raising awareness of issues related to breast cancer while celebrating life and honoring the survivors. Below are this year's stories of hope, love and survival, along with stories of medical advances. 

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SOUTHERN INDIANA — Rainfall totals in the Louisville Metro were already more than double the September average as of Sunday, with rains through Wednesday expected to cause some flash flooding.

FLOYD COUNTY — Indiana Department of Transportation’s contractor for pavement repairs on the Sherman Minton bridge has revised its scheduled operation for this weekend’s lane closures. Instead of restricting a single lane of Interstate 64 in each direction, E & B Paving requires closing …

NEW ALBANY — IU Southeast was recently awarded a $300,000 federal grant to help bolster the campus' sexual violence prevention efforts — an award school officials say will go a long way to strengthening the already fairly safe campus.

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SELLERSBURG — Tracy Skaggs was just 4 years old when she was first exposed to drugs, in the company of her mother. Just over three years ago, she took back control of her life from an opioid addiction and is using her experience to help others.

NEW ALBANY — The Floyd County Health Department has confirmed that pools of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus during routine sampling conducted in the New Albany area. Positive samples for West Nile Virus have been found in Floyd County for several years, but these are the …

NEW ALBANY — Indiana is experiencing an outbreak of hepatitis A, a highly contagious liver disease. Since November 2017, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has confirmed 44 outbreak-related cases of hepatitis A in Floyd County. The ISDH reports 385 (as of 8/17/2018) outbreak-relat…

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Obituaries

Martha Ann (Dittmeier) Wigginton, 89, passed away October 14. Visitation, Saturday, 3-8 p.m., Sunday, 9-10 a.m., service immediately following at Naville & Funeral Home, Market Street, New Albany.

Michael Simms passed away August 30, 2019. He is survived by his son Steven Simms and grandchildren Eli and Oliver Simms. A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, 113 W Maple St, Jeffersonville.

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