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Better Beware – Mystery shoplifters, fake gold coins

The “mystery shopper” scammers have raised the bar with “mystery shoplifter” scams, and coin dealers report the market for gold coins is being deluged by clever fakes.

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Sandy Baker – Sewing Her Dreams

Sandy Baker is a member of the Bloomington community. She has lived and worked here for several years. But through her elaborate costumes, she can visit the fantasy worlds of her favorite stories. Taylor Haggerty brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Daily Local News – June 29, 2016

Stepping Stones, a Bloomington-based nonprofit providing transitional housing to homeless youth, has started a fundraiser to raise 16 thousand dollars by the end of this week; Monroe County voters will be asked to directly support their local community school system this November; Last week, Monroe County’s new Surveyor, Trohn Enright-Randolph, was sworn in as the newest member of the Monroe …

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Interchange – Redneck Muslim: A Special Episode of the Hijabi Diaries

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Tonight in lieu of Interchange we’re going to share another special episode of the local podcast The Hijabi Diaries. This one is called Redneck Muslim and explores one woman’s lifelong attraction to organized Religion. Host Aubrey Seader offers the life story of one woman, her name is Dawn, a member of the Bloomington Muslim community, who has practiced three very …

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Poet Takes the Pole: The Reemergence of an Official Poet at the Indy 500

When you think of the Indianapolis 500, poetry probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. The race hasn’t had an official poet since 1920, when William Herschell’s poems were printed in the race program each year. This year, the organization Indiana Humanities wanted to bring back the Indy 500 official poet, so they ran a contest to pick …

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Daily Local News – June 28, 2016

Lifeguards revived a boy found at the bottom of the Mills pool yesterday; The Hoosier Lottery is reporting record earnings for 2015; The City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Google Maps will be collecting 360-degree images of the B-Line Trail, Bloomington Rail Trail, Clear Creek Trail, Jackson Creek Trail and the Cascades Park Trail with the …

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Bring It On! – June 27, 2016

On Today’s Bring It On, William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome radio personality William Morris, and Bloomingtonian Donald Griffin, Jr. to discuss the fascinating work of real estate and more specifically how Blacks can get involved in this lucrative arena. William Morris is an attorney who is with Indiana Legal Services. His father was the first Black to become a …

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Monroe Co. Prosecutor’s Office Releases Statement After Plea Deal

The Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement today expressing its frustrations over a case involving a former IU student and two separate accusations of rape. The former student, John Enochs, spent one day in jail and will serve one year of probation after pleading guilty to battery with moderate injury as part of a plea deal. Both of the …

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SCOTUS Ruling May Affect Indiana ACLU Lawsuit

The Supreme Court issued a decision today that may change the landscape of abortion law in Indiana. By a 5-3 margin, the court struck down laws in Texas that imposed tougher standards on abortion clinics and would have forced many to close. The court focused on two specific parts of the law. The first required doctors at abortion clinics to …

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Students Call for Equality Across College Campuses

Today’s feature story explores a recent outcry from college students across the country, who are seeking racial justice and peace on campus. Sit-ins, protests, walkouts and demonstrations occurred on college campuses throughout the last school year. As Maddie Levin reports, IU is no exception. Each Monday during June and July, the Daily Local News is bringing you reports produced through …

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