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New Law Requires Schools to Report Abuse/Neglect Directly to Law Enforcement

A new Indiana state law requires school employees to report suspected child abuse or neglect directly to Child Services or local law enforcement before informing the principal of the school. Legislation co-author State Senator Mark Messmer said the new law was made because some child abuse cases were not being reported. Lisa Tanselle, General Counsel at Indiana School Boards Association, …

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Muncie School Bus Operations Face Problems as School Year Begins

Wednesday is the first day of the school year in Muncie. WFHB News Director Wes Martin reports anxiety over the city’s school bus operations.

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Email/Phone Scam Asks Payment for Unclaimed Property

The Indiana Attorney General is warning citizens that a recent scam involving unclaimed property can come in the form of emails and phone calls asking for payment. Moving or having a named changed can cause property such as payroll, estates, death benefits, savings and more to go unclaimed. The state collects unclaimed property until Hoosiers are able to prove their …

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Daily Local News – August 7, 2017

Blue-green algae has been found in one of Lake Lemon’s overflow ponds; Indiana’s DNR asks bowhunters to keep track of any animals they spot; State law requires school employees to report suspected child abuse or neglect cases to Child Service or law enforcement before informing the school principal; A new scam involving requests for payment to redeem unclaimed property. FEATURE …

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Hola Bloomington – August 4, 2017

Locutora Raquel Anderson entrevesta a la directora de La Casa Latino Culture Center, Lillian Casillas, para saber mas de los servicios y el apoyo que ofrecen. Host Raquel Anderson interviews Latino Culture Center Director, Lillian Casillas, to know more about the services and support offered.

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Kite Line- August 4, 2017: “They haven’t deterred our work” Ramona Africa on the MOVE 9 and State Violence

This week, we share a conversation with Ramona Africa, who talks about the MOVE 9 case, the 1985 police bombing of the MOVE house, and the relationship between this history and contemporary struggles against prisons and police violence. We also hear updates on the struggle at the medium security facility in St. Louis, called the Workhouse. You can hear our …

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bloomingOUT – John Serpentelli – August 3, 2017

BloomingOUT anchors Jeff Poling and Colin Shassberger welcome animator John Serpentelli to the show. John created the series Came Out/Kicked Out, which voices the stories of homeless transgender youth. He started making documentary animation in 1992 to help give a voice to under-served populations. John has worked with kids with Asperger’s Syndrome, blind kids, and kids with special needs. John …

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Big Talk! w/ Michael Glab: Liz Watson

With the 2018 mid-term election 15 months away, five hopefuls already have declared their candidacy for Indiana’s Ninth District seat in Congress. Four of those candidates are Democrats, hoping to wrest the seat from first-term Republican Trey Hollingsworth. The four will jostle for the Democratic nomination during the May Primary, before going on to face the incumbent Republican in November. …

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Daily Local News – August 3, 2017

IN-DOT announces the closure of two roads around highway 37 in preparation of Interstate 69; The Monroe County Parks and Recreation Board is exploring the possibility of repurposing a building for use as a MRF (Materials Recovery Facility); The Nashville Town Council will host a public hearing next week to discuss the proposed annexation of forest land owned by Big …

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Eco Report Feature – August 3, 2017

Correspondent Norm Holy speaks with Sherry Mitchell Breuker, founder of the citizen action group Friends of Lake Monroe, about environmental issues impacting lake water quality.

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