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PNS Daily Newscast - December 19, 2018 


A federal judge delays Michael Flynn’s sentencing after berating him in the courtroom. Also on Wednesday's rundown: The Trump asylum ban could go into effect at midnight; and North Carolina voters demand answers in an election-fraud case.

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Public News Service - IN: Health Issues

Smoking has increased in Indiana in the past two years, while decreasing in many other states.<br />(Brun-nO/Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is facing serious health challenges, according to an annual state-by-state ranking of key health indicators. The America's Health Rankings 2018 report released on Wednesday places Indiana 41st among states, down from 38th in 2017. Dr. Rhonda Randall, senior medical a

An estimated 1.3 million people in Indiana are eligible for Medicare. (Twenty20.com)

INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers ages 65-plus have about seven weeks to select a Medicare health insurance plan. Open enrollment for the federal health insurance program begins today and runs through December 7. CEO of Medicare and Retirement for United Healthcare in Indiana Charlotte MacBeth said pr

Environmental groups say water quality control standards for the Ohio River are crucial for Indiana, given its position downstream. (Ken Lund/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – A vote this week will determine if Indiana and other states will lose some pollution control standards for the Ohio River. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, known as ORSANCO, has provided oversight of pollution levels in the river for more than seven decades.

Indiana does not have a family leave system, nor does it require companies to offer paid sick time off. (Indiana Institute for Working Families)

INDIANAPOLIS — Free screenings of a new documentary on the need for paid family leave start today in Indianapolis. The film, "Zero Weeks," will screen at the Landmark Keystone Arts Cinema Thursday night at 5:30; and will then go on to several more cities, including Bloomington on August 28 a

Four gulps of water for every 15 minutes of outdoor activity can help children avoid dehydration. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – With summer temperatures soaring, health officials are reminding Indiana parents about the importance of hydration – for themselves and their children. Dr. Julie Daftari, chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare in Indiana, explains water is critical for physical functi

Sparklers, firecrackers and bottle rockets are the fireworks said to cause the majority of injuries. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS — The booms of fireworks are already resonating throughout Indiana communities as Hoosiers gear up to celebrate Independence Day. And officials have some simple rules and tips to keep people safe. In 2017, 238 cases of fireworks-related injuries were reported in Indiana, with 94

The discovery of dangerous lead levels in South Bend is among the work done by researchers with <br />The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. (Pixabay)

INDIANAPOLIS – A statewide research partnership is getting a financial boost to continue its work to improve the health of Hoosiers. The National Institutes of Health is awarding $33 million to the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, a collaboration between Purdue University

Nearly two dozen states are considering risk-based firearm-seizure laws such as Indiana's. (Rod Waddington/Flickr)

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is one of seven states with a law allowing police to seize firearms from those considered a risk to themselves or others. And new research shows that these so-called "red-flag" laws are working to help prevent tragedies. According to a study conducted by Aaron Kivisto,

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