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Daily Local News – June 4, 2014

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The Bloomington Plan Commission gave the final approval June 2nd to a Habitat for Humanity project along the north end of the B-Line Trail; This Saturday Upland Brewery will again be hosting the American Homebrewers Association rally as a place for local homebrewers to come together and celebrate their craft; Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has released the primary election voter turnout report; City of Bloomington Housing and Neighborhood Development Department (HAND) is sponsoring the Blooming Neighborhood Celebration this Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Farmers’ Market.

FEATURE
Researchers Find Genes Linked to Alcoholism
Doctors may soon be able to tell whether a person could become an alcoholic before they take their first drink. That’s the conclusion of a study completed recently by a team of researchers that includes an IU professor. For today’s WFHB feature exclusive, Assistant News Director Joe Crawford spoke with that researcher about how he helped identify the genes connected to alcoholism and what the discovery could mean for potential addicts.

BLOOMINGTON BEWARE
Radio Frequency ID is now coming into use in America, and a woman in Georgia has already had her identity stolen…just by hugging a stranger. Here’s what we know about the danger, and what you can do about it.

CREDITS
Anchors: Cathi Norton, Kelly Wherley
Bloomington Beware was produced by Richard Fish,
Our feature was produced by Ilze Akerbergs, with correspondent Joe Crawford
Our engineer today is Jim Lang,
Editor is Drew Daudelin, Executive Producer is Alycin Bektesh.

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