Home > News > Daily Local News (page 24)

Daily Local News

Award winning daily news, on-location specials, feature reports, and more
Find more podcasts in the WFHB Archive

Martha’s House: The Story behind Bloomington’s Longest Running Homeless Shelter

This past June, Martha’s House Incorporated officially dissolved. The organization had run the Martha’s House emergency shelter since 2003. Located on South Rogers in Bloomington, the facility offered forty beds, on a temporary basis, to residents of Monroe, Lawrence and Owen Counties experiencing homelessness. It also provided food, clothing, and personal hygiene products to residents, as well as coaching for …

Read More »

Daily Local News – October 5, 2015

The body of 20-year-old Indiana University student Joseph Smedley was found in Griffy Lake on Friday evening; Secretary of State John Kerry will be speaking at Indiana University on October 15th; The Town of Ellettsville is moving ahead with its 2016 budget, a new town hall, and the Heritage Trail project; The Bloomington Animal Shelter is hosting Adopt-A-Dog Month throughout …

Read More »

Daily Local News – October 1, 2015

A man and woman were found dead last night in what investigators believe was a murder/suicide on the east side of Bloomington; The dedication of the Women in Government Plaza at the Monroe County Courthouse is scheduled to take place this Sunday, October 4th at 1pm; The Bloomington City Council recommended approving a 72.4 million dollar city budget last night; …

Read More »

Daily Local News – September 30, 2015

The Monroe County Community school board approved a collective agreement with its teachers yesterday; Fish and Wildlife officials are urging residents to obey fishing laws in hopes of keeping Asian carp out of Monroe Lake; Duke energy has reached a new settlement with its consumers that is expected to lower consumer costs; The City of Bloomington has set this year’s …

Read More »

Daily Local News – September 28, 2015

A census report from the Indiana Institute for Working Families has found that more than one-third of Hoosiers live below self-sufficiency levels; Parents of students in local schools are expressing opposition to the gradual shortening of summer break; The state’s utility regulators are inviting residents in Ellettsville to comment on a proposed water rate increase. FEATURE Earlier this month, the …

Read More »

Daily Local News – September 24, 2015

The Bloomington City Council will vote tonight on providing funds for the emergency homeless shelter formerly known as Martha’s House; Another homeless shelter, the Interfaith Winter Shelter, is also seeking funds for its operations; Bloomington city officials gave the final approval this week for another mixed-use, multi-story building project along the B-Line Trail; Monroe County Clerk Linda Robbins is warning …

Read More »

Daily Local News – September 23, 2015

A panel discussion titled “Who’s responsible for Sustainability?” is planned for tomorrow in Bloomington; Local conservative activist Robert Hall says he is making contact with Republican voters as he plans to run for Congress next year; The Saudi Arabian government is looking to reform its education system with the help of experts at Indiana University; The Brown County Convention and …

Read More »

Daily Local News – September 22, 2015

Earlier today both of Indiana’s U.S. senators voted in favor of a ban on most late-term abortions; IU-Bloomington is moving to compost much of its food waste; The People’s Art Fair is looking for new participants for their event, which takes place October 3rd. FEATURE Civil rights icon and Congressman John Lewis addressed a full house last night at the …

Read More »

Daily Local News – September 21, 2015

Civil rights activist and Congressman, John Lewis, will be appearing at Indiana University’s auditorium tonight; The 22nd Annual Lotus Music and Arts Festival will be swinging into action this weekend with events beginning on Thursday; Monroe County has changed its zoning regulations to allow for the development of solar farms; Indiana University has announced it will award the prestigious Thomas …

Read More »

Daily Local News – September 17, 2015

The former CEO of Angie’s List says he is forming a coalition aimed at promoting anti-discrimination laws in Indiana; The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County is hosting three local candidate forums starting Monday, September 28; The Bloomington Plan Commission has approved the construction of a controversial apartment complex at 2780 South Walnut Street Pike; The Monroe …

Read More »