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The Indiana National Guard is now supplementing the healthcare staff at Goshen Hospital.

Sixteen National Guard members arrived at the hospital Wednesday "to pitch in where needed," according to a release from the health system. That's after Gov. Eric Holcomb called on the National Guard to assist state hospitals, many of which are experiencing staffing shortages. 

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Lawmakers score a major victory in their legal battle over emergency powers. Indiana announces a half-a-billion dollar grant program to stabilize the child care industry. And the state reports its fewest number of new COVID-19 cases in more than a month. 

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Millions of dollars in grant funding is being made available to help stabilize the early learning and child care industry, but as providers wait for cash to flow their way, worsening staff shortages are forcing some to abruptly close. 

South Bend Police Department

Due to staff shortages, the South Bend Police Department will take over all investigations within South Bend city limits from the County Metro Homicide and Special Victims Units beginning in 2022.

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During the weekly COVID-19 update provided by Indiana state government Wednesday, Sarah Paturalski, Beacon's VP of Nursing and Clinical Services, provided a gripping description of what it's like on the inside of area hospitals right now. 

"This is not normal."

She said that Beacon  is averaging one death a day and Beacon's staff has taken a vow for no one to die alone.