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Bloomington Accumulates $3.9 Million In Unspent Funds

The City of Bloomington has accumulated  3.9 million dollars in unspent funds from last year,  and officials are now making plans for how to spend about two-thirds of that money. City Controller Jeff Underwood has requested that  2.7 million of the savings, or reversions,  be appropriated for projects across a wide range of city departments. In a City Council meeting …

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More Police Hired To Patrol Downtown

The Bloomington Police Department has hired more police to patrol downtown, following the recommendations of a task force assembled by Mayor John Hamilton. Police chief Michael Diekhoff told the Herald-Times the four extra officers would focus attention on drug use, fighting, and public consumption of alcohol. Diekhoff has not responded to a request for comment from WFHB. In recent years …

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DAILY LOCAL NEWS – June 12, 2017

The Bloomington Police Department has hired more police to patrol downtown; Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Judge Christopher Goff to the Indiana Supreme Court; This Thursday, June 15th, will mark the 12th annual Dump the Pump Day; The City of Bloomington has accumulated $3.9 million in unspent funds. FEATURE According to the Centers for Disease Control, Baby Boomers — those …

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Daily Local News – June 8, 2017

Indiana University’s Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition and fees at the Bloomington campus starting next year; The Bloomington City Council could not agree whether to give Bloomington-based developer Naples LLC a tax cut in exchange for including workforce housing in its new apartment complex; The Indiana Child Abuse Registry has been launched one month earlier than scheduled; The …

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Daily Local News, June 7, 2017

A new state law taking effect July 1st will provide criminal immunity to Good Samaritans who rescue pets trapped in hot cars. Suspects arrested on felony charges IN Indiana will soon be required to submit to DNA collections as part of the arrest process. The Vigo County Sheriff’s Department reports they are having difficulty managing what they say is a …

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Daily Local News – June 6, 2017

Monroe County officials are looking to purchase drone technology for police and other uses; Tomorrow night’s Bloomington city council meeting will include discussion of a tax abatement aimed at encouraging the construction of more affordable housing units; Two major interchange ramps in Bloomington are scheduled to close temporarily beginning tomorrow as a result of interstate 69 construction; The city of …

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Janae Cummings of Bloomington Pride Talks About Upcoming LGBTQ Events

Bloomington Pride is a local nonprofit dedicated to the arts, culture, education, and enrichment of the LGBTQ community of Bloomington and South Central Indiana. Reporter Sarah Vaughan talks today with Janae Cummings, the Board Chair for Bloomington Pride, about a few upcoming opportunities for the LGBTQ community and their allies to make their voices heard.

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I-69 Section 5 Delayed Again

The deadline for completing Section 5 of Interstate 69 has been pushed back again. That’s according to a report today in the Herald-Times. The new target date for completion is August 31st of next year, a full 22 months after the original deadline. The newspaper cites information released by the Indiana Finance Authority, which also announced last week it intends …

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Triple Homicide Suspect Found Dead

A man suspected in the deaths of three people in Washington County was found dead this morning by deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Richard Lee Burton, age 46, was found dead in his vehicle in Hoosier National Forest. Sheriff Brad Swain told WFHB that a citizen saw Burton’s vehicle and called the department, and that deputies were expecting …

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Daily Local News – June 5, 2017

A man suspected in the deaths of three people in Washington County was found dead this morning by deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department; The deadline for completing Section 5 of Interstate 69 has been pushed back again; A special judge will be appointed to handle the city of Bloomington’s lawsuit against the state for blocking the city’s annexation …

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