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Accidents Up On I-69 Section 5 Stretch

There has been a nearly 48% increase of car accidents on Section 5 of Interstate 69 since construction started in 2014. That’s according to a report today in the Indianapolis Star. Citing data provided by the Indiana Department of Transportation, the newspaper reports there were 354 crashes in 2016, 4 of which were fatal. This is a stark difference from …

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DAILY LOCAL NEWS – June 19,2017

A nearly 48 percent increase in car accidents on Section 5 of I-69 since construction started in 2014; Several dozen people gathered in Peoples Park yesterday in response to increased police presence; Less than a year after Monroe County passed a public safety tax the new revenue stream is being stretched thin; The Monroe County and South Central Community Action Program’s …

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Mayor’s Task Force Officially Recommends More Police, Other Changes Downtown

A task force today recommended the City of Bloomington hire more police, increase patrols, develop a new jobs program and take other steps aimed at addressing “downtown safety and civility issues.” Mayor John Hamilton’s Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force officially presented their report at City Hall. Other suggestions include more enforcement of panhandling laws, installation of a public restroom …

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Daily Local News – June 15, 2017

A task force recommends the city of Bloomington hire more police, increase patrols, develop a new jobs program and take other steps aimed at addressing “downtown safety and civility issues”; The Bloomington City Council awards more than 285 thousand dollars in Jack Hopkins Social Service Funds to 22 Bloomington social service agencies; The City of Bloomington put two adjacent vacant …

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Daily Local News – June 14, 2017

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg appeared this morning in Bloomington at a meet-and-greet in a private home and spoke to an array of veteran County Democratic Party figures. A new study from IU’s Fairbanks School of Public Health claims to show a significant decrease in hospital admissions as a result of Marion County’s public smoking ban. The Indiana Institute for …

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Daily Local News – June 13, 2017

A proposed housing complex on an environmentally sensitive site cleared the Bloomington Plan Commission last night, despite a recommendation by the city’s Environmental Commission not to approve it; The levels of disinfection byproducts in the city’s water remain relatively low, according to monthly tests by the City of Bloomington; Local entrepreneurs from small-scale startups got the opportunity to pitch their …

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Penny Caudill of the Monroe County Health Department Speaks about Hepatitis C

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Baby Boomers — those born between 1945 and 1965 — are five time more likely to have Hepatitis C than other populations. A chronic Hepatitis C infection can cause liver damage. In fact, the disease is the leading cause of liver cancer and liver transplants, according to the CDC. Sarah Vaughan spoke about …

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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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