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Daily Local News – April 25, 2014

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Bloomington Mayor Mark Kruzan’s veto won’t stop a plan to shoot deer in the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve; In other Bloomington Council news, the Mayor’s office proposed new financial controls at the meeting in response to an embezzlement scandal that came to light earlier this year; The Bloomington Police Department is trying a slightly different strategy in their security preparations surrounding Indiana University’s Little 500 festivities, beginning this evening; Collection sites will be set up across the state tomorrow for expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs in pill or liquid forms as a part of the Prescription Drug Take Back initiative.

FEATURE
Indiana Representative and former doctor Larry Bucshon (boo-shawn) came to Bloomington yesterday on his Hoosier Healthcare tour. He spoke on a panel with doctors, health care professionals, and a psychiatrist at Centerstone Mental Illness Center. They discussed the role of mental healthcare in Indiana, how to fix issues with mental illness treatment, and how the state fares regarding healthcare in general. Correspondent Casey Kuhn spoke with Representative Bucshon about the Hoosier Healthcare tour and what he’s hearing from concerned Indiana citizens, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.

VOLUNTEER CONNECTION
Local organizations scout the listening area for service help on Volunteer Connection, linking YOU to current volunteer opportunities in our community.

CREDITS
Anchors: Helen Harrell, Chris Martin
Today’s headlines were written by Alycin Bektesh and Chelsea Hardy,
Along with Joe Crawford for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Casey Kuhn.
Volunteer Connection is produced by Wanda Krieger, in partnership with the city of Bloomington Volunteer Network.
Our engineer today is Nick Tumino,
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Editor is Drew Daudelin,
Executive producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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