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Daily Local News – October 18, 2017

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Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is enjoying the success of system-wide efforts to improve its state ranking.   The City of Bloomington is assessing three downtown parking garages for  their soundness and long term viability.   Thirteen Indiana counties will receive art consultants, The National Association of Counties Director of Marketing and Communications Rex Van Zant says community members attended workshops earlier in the year, before applying for grants and to have artist consultants placed in their communities.   New Jersey governor Chris Christie will be in Indianapolis on October 30th to give the keynote address at the eighth annual Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Symposium.

 

FEATURE:

Bedford Needle Exchange Terminated- WFHB News Director Wes Martin talks with Indiana Recovery Alliance Director Chris Abert, about the Lawrence County Commissioners’ vote to end their needle exchange program.  Abert says the program was free to Lawrence County, whose seat is Bedford, and that the program saved fifty-two lives over the last year.

BETTER BEWARE:

Flare-lit Tip-offs- How to identify when an imposter wants your information for nefarious purposes. Scams and swindles today are using some common elements which are easy to spot if you know what to look for. These red flags should be obvious — but some people still need to learn them.

 

Today’s Anchors:Barbara Fuqua and Scott Wedddle

Today’s headlines were written by Jonah Chester, Wes Martin, and Alex Davis,

Along with Sarah Vaughan for CATSweek, in partnership with Community Access Television services.

Better Beware was produced by Richard Fish,

Our feature was produced by Wes Martin

Our engineer today is Dan Withered.

Our theme music is provided by the Impossible Shapes.

Executive Producer is Wes Martin.

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