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Daily Local News – January 11, 2018


Bloomington City Council members are working to limit the heights of new downtown development, the Sophia Travis playground at Karst Farm Park is getting a makeover, the Indiana legislature is considering revising Indiana’s alcohol laws, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb addressed the state legislature in his State of the State address on Tuesday night.

Indiana’s legislature passed a law last session that requires police to collect DNA from people arrested in connection with a felony. That law went into effect on January first. The DNA, which is collected with a cotton swab from the inside of a person’s mouth, goes into a federal data base. In today’s Feature report, WFHB News Director Wes Martin speaks with with Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Executive Director David Powell about their support for the law.

Indiana is one of five states that doesn’t have a hate crime law on the books. Voices in the Street asks your friends and neighbors whether Indiana needs hate crime legislation.

You’ve been listening to the Daily Local News on WFHB,
Today’s headlines were written by Wes Martin,
Along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, a partnership with Community Access Television Services.
Our feature was produced by Wes Martin.
Voices in the Street was produced by Barbara von Przewoski,
Our engineer today is Spencer Heuring.
Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.
Executive Producer is Wes Martin.
Our Anchors today were Ron Bronson and Carolyn VandeWiele.

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