Daniel Roebuck-Lafleur and his husband Justin say a series of events has led to a hectic holiday season. Each year they look forward to spending time with family and friends. This year they’re overwhelmed with cardboard boxes and medical bills, and the anxiety brought on by a notice they recently received saying they’d have to leave their home of 13 years.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church downtown has a long history of providing meals to the hungry on Thanksgiving Day. But for a second straight year, the pandemic forced a switch in how the food changed hands. Normally, hundreds of people show up at the church, get served food, then enjoy a sit-down lunch.
The debate rages on about whether employers should be able to automatically fire workers who won’t get a COVID-19 vaccine. An ER physician in this area who is strongly opposed to the idea admits his position on Covid-19 may well put his own job in jeopardy.
Indiana’s governor said Wednesday he would extend the state’s public health emergency for another month amid a stalled proposal that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions without any questions and block similar immunization rules set by state universities.
The jury reached its decision after more than 10 hours of deliberations following a trial in which prosecutors argued that the defendants provoked a confrontation with Arbery and defense attorneys said their clients were acting in self-defense.