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Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Health confirmed its first death associated with a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has begun efforts to slow the spread of the virus.

Indiana typically sees about 20 Hepatitis A cases a year. This year, however, there are 220 cases associated with the outbreak and over 100 hospitalizations, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

I-69 Frontage Road Cuts Through Middle Of Monroe Co. Farm

Jul 13, 2018
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  If you take the new Sample Road exit off State Road 37 in Bloomington, an unusual sign might catch your eye.

A farmer living along the future I-69 corridor says it’s his warning to others whose properties are in the path of the interstate.

Cathy Jackson has lived on the farm for almost her entire life.

“I had all of this pasture, I could just ride this horse and have the best time,” she says.

After growing up here, she and her husband built their own home on the property. They raised a family here, and hoped their children would do the same.

  A district judge’s ruling in a case related to a sexual assault at an Indiana University fraternity house says fraternities have a duty to protect those they invite to parties from members previously accused of committing sexual assault.

The case stems from an assault at IU’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. The victim in the case filed a lawsuit against the chapter, claiming it failed to protect her from sexual assault while she was a guest at the fraternity in 2015.


Taylor University announced it has severed ties with writing professor Dr. Dennis Hensley after allegations of “significant and credible allegations of serious misconduct,” according to a statement Thursday.

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  The state says it’s confirmed the first death in Indiana associated with a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak.

The Indiana State Department of Health isn’t releasing any more information about the death, citing privacy laws.

Hepatitis A is a highly-contagious liver disease that can be spread through fecal-oral means. Someone can contract the virus through contact with an infected person or contaminated food.