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Samantha Thieke

Samantha Thieke joined WLFI in October of 2013 as a multi-platform journalist.

Title: News 18 This Morning Anchor/Multi-Platform Journalist

Samantha Thieke joined WLFI in October of 2013 as a multi-platform journalist. In 2015, she became a weekend anchor and producer. You can now wake up and see her as an anchor on News 18 at 5.

Samantha was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University Kokomo in December 2013.

While at IU Kokomo, Samantha was an anchor and reporter for “Cougar News at IUK”, a student-produced news program, and participated in the campus improv group.

Samantha also got the chance to intern in news at RTV6 Indianapolis and WLFI.

In her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, and her three children, Gabe, Addlie and Olive.

She also loves cooking and volunteering in the community.

Feel free to contact Samantha with story ideas!

Recent Posts by Samantha Thieke

Proposed legislation could change Indiana's teacher training requirements

Democratic State Rep. Sheila Klinker is worried it doesn't provide the same kind of mentorship and hands on training needed.

IU Health grants more than $400,000 to local United Way organizations

The grants are from the $100 million Community Impact Investment Fund, and the money is used to address early learning needs and other community issues heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dream comes true for McCutcheon senior

April 17 is going to be a very special day for VanLandingham. That's when she'll go to prom, but it started with another memorable day.

Mother shares importance of support groups for parents of children with autism

News 18 is continuing our Autism Awareness Month series tonight with a look at local support groups.

Purdue opens COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students

The goal is to vaccinate 3,500 students a day from April 6 until May 17.

Local school superintendent shares concerns about the state's proposed funding formula

Indiana legislators are working to pass the public school funding formula for the 2021 to 2022 school year, and one local school district may not get the full amount of funding needed.

Local expert explains the signs of autism parents should look for

A Purdue professor explains what parents should look for and what they should do if they suspect their child has Autism.

FEMA to pay some funeral costs for COVID-19 related deaths

Starting April 1, the government agency will give up to $9,000 per person with a maximum of $35,000 per application.

Officials say non-recyclables being found at Tippecanoe County drop off sites

You may be contributing to the problem without knowing it.

Indiana Safe Haven Law expansion bill passes

It's the third time the law has been changed since it initially passed in 2000.

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Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 708067

Reported Deaths: 13224
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion964881721
Lake51704945
Allen39185672
Hamilton34497405
St. Joseph34075540
Elkhart27306432
Vanderburgh22077394
Tippecanoe21818212
Porter17940299
Johnson17526374
Hendricks16803310
Clark12688190
Madison12350337
Vigo12211244
Monroe11462166
LaPorte11140204
Delaware10356184
Howard9662211
Kosciusko9127114
Hancock7979139
Bartholomew7888155
Warrick7684155
Floyd7560176
Wayne6899198
Grant6842171
Boone6552100
Morgan6395138
Dubois6084117
Marshall5783108
Dearborn570076
Cass5684102
Henry5577100
Noble542483
Jackson493269
Shelby479095
Lawrence4342118
Gibson428789
Harrison428170
Clinton419053
Montgomery417986
DeKalb410984
Whitley379639
Huntington379480
Miami372565
Knox366389
Steuben365257
Putnam352660
Jasper350546
Wabash347778
Adams337952
Ripley334668
Jefferson313180
White308354
Daviess289299
Wells286381
Decatur278992
Fayette277162
Greene270685
Posey268833
Scott261153
Clay253444
LaGrange253070
Randolph235680
Washington230931
Spencer227931
Jennings224747
Fountain208745
Sullivan207842
Starke204352
Owen192256
Fulton191739
Jay186129
Carroll185820
Perry180336
Orange177853
Rush170724
Vermillion166043
Franklin165635
Tipton160943
Parke144616
Blackford133831
Pike130334
Pulaski113645
Newton103934
Brown100140
Crawford97614
Benton97113
Martin82815
Warren79615
Switzerland7698
Union69910
Ohio55811
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