Coronavirus

  Trump cuts WHO funding as US economy clouds speedy coronavirus recovery

U.S. cities and states are under increasing pressure reopen, especially for service industries that had seen customer numbers evaporate.

  KY residents allowed to renew driver’s licenses remotely

  IL Gov. Pritzker announces decision to lift stay-at-home order

  IN Gov. Holcomb announces additional help for small businesses

  Fort Branch businesses announce temporary closure due to COVID-19 exposure

  OCTC announces reopening plans for upcoming summer, fall semesters

  Owensboro Health Healthpark set to reopen on Mon.

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  Daviess Co. Public Library to gift 5 seniors with college survival baskets

  Evansville church hosting community food share event

  Hancock Co. schools announce in-person classes resume in August

  Evansville restaurants taking advantage of outdoor seating permits

  Vanderburgh County Fair projects to be judged virtually amid cancellation

  Small Business Saturday helping business owners reignite local economy

  Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens

In the U.S., the virus threw more than 2 million people out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses, stoking fears the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the world's largest economy.

  Homeless student in Florida graduates as valedictorian

Martin Folsom and his mother have been in and out of homelessness since he was a kid and throughout his four years at A. Philip Randolph Career Academies.

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

In the news conference, Trump also said the U.S. would sanction Chinese officials responsible for the eroding autonomy of Hong Kong.

  Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

That means anyone in the U.S. who thought they had the virus in December or early January probably had the flu, public health researchers said.

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

  Sewage could be key in detecting coronavirus outbreaks

TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods to reopen all stores in next month

  Secrecy on legislator’s COVID-19 illness roils Pa. statehouse

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

  US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

  Campers back at Scales Lake, beach to reopen Sat.

Tuesday was the first day campers were welcomed back for the season.

New Zealand down to one active coronavirus case

New Zealand health authorities have reported no new virus cases for a week.

  Daviess Co. Judge-Executive declares June 1 as Day of Mourning

Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly has declared Monday, June 1 as a Day of Mourning.

  Senior Send-Off: Addison Brown

The senior from Gibson Southern plans to play tennis at Eastern Illinois University and study political science and psychology.

  Senior Send-Off: Brenson Brown

The Central senior is set to attend Augustana College to play lacrosse and study business and environmental science.

  IL surpasses 115k total COVID-19 cases

Illinois is currently reporting 115,833 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 5,186 total deaths.

  KY confirms 113 new COVID-19 cases

Kentucky is currently reporting that 9,184 people have tested positive since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Out of these cases, 3,181 residents have fully recovered from the virus.

  Reitz High School seniors receive diplomas

There was no “Pomp and Circumstance,” but seniors at Reitz High School did receive their diplomas on Thursday.

  KHSAA holds meeting to discuss plans for athletics during 2020-21 school year

The earliest date that high school athletics can return in Kentucky is June 15.

  2020 Vanderburgh County Fair canceled due to COVID-19

Plans for the 2020 Vanderburgh County Fair have been scrapped because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to fair officials.

  UE welcoming students back to campus in August

The University of Evansville announced that it intends to return to campus for in-person instruction for the Fall 2020 term no later than August 26.

  “It was low”; Local health leaders share results of COVID-19 prevalence study

According to research gathered by the Deaconess Health System and the IU School of Medicine-Evansville, the prevalence of COVID-19 among the local workers tested is 32% lower than Indiana’s overall rate.

  Henderson Co. shares voting plans for next month’s primary election

Henderson County Clerk Renesa Abner was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Henderson on Thursday to discuss plans for the upcoming primary election.

  USI announce plans for in-person, online learning for 2020 fall semester

The University of Southern Indiana announced Thursday that it will offer a mix of online and on-campus learning for its students during the 2020 fall semester.

  US virus deaths top 100,000, 41 million unemployed

Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000, with the U.S. having the most confirmed cases and deaths.

  Mitch McConnell visits Owensboro Health, salutes healthcare workers in fight against COVID-19

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday that Owensboro has received a $65,828 federal grant to support first responders and law enforcement.

  EVPL set to launch curbside pickup service on Mon.

"EVPL To Go" will allow people to pick up copies of library materials for the first time since March 14.

  Housing market booming, inventory running low despite COVID-19 pandemic

Realtors say homes are currently selling faster than the rate that homes are being placed on the market, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

Washington officials say the state has recovered $300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit claims.

  Ford Center, Victory Theatre ask public to take survey to help with reopening plans

The Ford Center and Victory Theatre are planning their reopening date and they are asking you for your input to make it happen.

‘Feisty’ 103-year-old survives virus, celebrates with beer

“Feisty" is the way Shelley Gunn describes her 103-year-old grandmother.

  Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising

Sweden took a relatively soft approach to fighting the coronavirus, one that attracted international attention. Large gatherings were banned, but restaurants and schools for younger children have stayed open.

  House approves changes to business virus aid subsidy program

The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new “paycheck protection” program for businesses that have suffered COVID-related losses.

  Coronavirus takes deadly toll on African American communities

Coronavirus has had a disproportionate impact on African-Americans, as minority communities have seen much higher rates of infection and death.

Dubois Co. has 3rd COVID-19 death, Indiana deaths up 36

The Indiana State Department of Health has updated the coronavirus map.

  2.1 million workers filed for unemployment last week

The national jobless rate was 14.7% in April, the highest since the Great Depression, and many economists expect it will near 20% in May.

Reitz High School distributing diplomas Thurs. evening

Reitz High School will be distributing diplomas Thursday evening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn’t have

As he battles the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers that legal scholars say the president simply doesn't have. And he has repeatedly refusing to spell out the legal basis for those powers.

  House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts

It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic.

  Senior Send-Off: Jordan Parker

The North senior plans to attend Hanover College to play baseball and major in biomechanical engineering.

  Senior Send-Off: Kenna Newsome

The senior from Henderson County plans to attend Lindsey Wilson College to play golf and major in accounting.

  Evansville officials initiate COVID-19 College Challenge in effort to raise $6M

14 different universities throughout Indiana will be represented in an effort to raise $6 million for the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund for the Greater Evansville Region.

  IU student reacts to university’s reopening plans for 2020 fall semester

Indiana University announced a plan Wednesday that will use a mix of in-person and online cases beginning this fall.

  Unemployment rates spike throughout southwestern IN

Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties all saw sharp spikes in unemployment during the month of April.

  Showplace Cinemas announces reopening plan for all movie theater locations

Showplace Cinemas announced Wednesday that a reopening plan is officially in place.

  Hopkins Co. flattens COVID-19 curve, residents attempt returning to normalcy

Hopkins County officials say only four COVID-19 cases have been reported over the last two weeks.

Los Angeles allows shopping, worship sooner than expected in pandemic

Retail shops and offices were allowed to open Wednesday and the largest Roman Catholic archdiocese in the U.S. announced a plan to resume services as Los Angeles County took another step toward a reopening that seemed hard to imagine a week ago.

  5 new cases of COVID-19 in Vanderburgh Co.; Indiana deaths up 21

The Indiana State Department of Health has updated the coronavirus map.

  Summer child care options for local families

With many summer camps and school programs canceled this summer, Tri-State families are scrambling to find child care. Good news for parents - there are still a few options.

  Bike shops witness rise in sales, repairs during pandemic

Management at Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling in Evansville has recorded a significant rise of customers since the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the Tri-State.

  Evansville family shelter seeking donations to accommodate more residents

The last couple months have been hard on a lot of families economically, as many are turning toward homeless shelters for support and guidance.

  US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Outbreaks are still climbing in much of the Americas, while many countries in Asia and much of Europe are making steady progress in containing the deadliest pandemic in years.

  Local restaurants using mobile technology to keep customers safe amid pandemic

Restaurant owners are trying to make their reopening safer by allowing customers to have single-use access to food menus through their smartphones.

Through kids’ eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

Associated Press reporters around the world asked kids about living with the virus and to use art to show us what they believe the future might hold. Some sketched or painted, while others sang, danced ballet, built with LEGOs. A few just wanted to talk.

KY surpasses 9k total COVID-19 cases, 400 deaths

During his daily coronavirus update on Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Andy Beshear confirmed 127 new COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths, including a 78-year-old man from Hopkins County.

  Senator Todd Young stops in Evansville to discuss ‘RESTART Act’

Indiana Senator Todd Young is touring the state promoting a new bipartisan bill to help small businesses.

Inquiry into Russia probe carries political consequences

Attorney General William Barr says he doesn’t expect a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation to target former President Barack Obama or Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s presumed Democratic opponent this summer.

IL surpasses 5k total COVID-19 deaths

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced 1,111 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 160 additional deaths on Wednesday afternoon.

Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.

  CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.

  Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

Disney World's reopening plan was approved Wednesday by Orange County, Fla. officials, clearing a hurdle to inviting people back in July.

Independence Day Fireworks called off in Mt. Vernon

The Mt. Vernon Lions Club says the July 4 fireworks have been canceled due to the orders on social distancing.

  Landlord threatens Texas church’s lease over COVID relief effort

The need is evident for the food bank at The Redeemed Christian Church of God Royal Priesthood Parish, with hundreds of families lined up.

YMCA of Southwestern IN hosting Summer Day Camp

The YMCA started its Summer Day Camp this week, providing educational child care at six different sites from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  Ford heats up police SUVs to 133 degrees to kill COVID-19

Ford has unveiled a new tool to help neutralize COVID-19 and other germs inside police vehicles.

  CDC: More than 62,000 healthcare workers sickened by COVID-19, at least 291 dead

On Tuesday the federal agency stated more than 62,000 healthcare professionals contracted the coronavirus in the U.S., a big jump from the more than 9,200 that the CDC reported back in mid-April.

NerdWallet: Looking for safer ways to pay? Go contactless

Breaking old habits of forking over cash or swiping a credit card may be challenging, but contactless payments themselves are easy to use and may even help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Red Cross in need of blood donations as non-urgent, elective procedures resume

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations as hospitals resume non-urgent and elective procedures.