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Daily Local News – July 11, 2017

Monroe County Sheriff Brad Swain says he’s instructing his deputies to reserve use of the anti-opioid drug Naloxone for themselves, due to a shortage of the drug; A new addition to Monroe County Public Library’s children’s programming has sparked heated public debate on the Herald Times’ website; Several of the nation’s largest internet-based companies are staging a protest on Wednesday, …

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Rise To Run Helps Young Women Rise To Their Political Aspirations

Rise to Run is a national organization working at the grass roots level to install confidence and skill in young women with political aspirations. The organization’s local branch has been holding a series of information sessions. Last week’s session drew a crowd of 45 women in a range of ages. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan attended last week’s session, …

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Daily Local News – July 10, 2017

Former Indiana University basketball coach Bob Knight allegedly groped four female staff members during a speaking engagement in 2015; Yogi’s Bar & Grill will close it’s doors at the end of July; Bloomington’s League of Women Voters is sponsoring a 1.8-mile walk, the Gerrymander Meander, on Sunday; Citizens may apply for vacant seats on Bloomington’s Commission on Hispanic and Latino …

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Bob Knight Accused of Groping Intelligence Staff

Former Indiana University Men’s Basketball coach Bob Knight is back in the headlines. According to a Washington Post investigation, Knight allegedly groped four female staff members during a speaking engagement in 2015 at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Knight was invited to speak at the military intelligence agency by his long-time friend and current director of the NGA, Robert Cardillo. …

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Yogi’s Closes After IU Buyout

Yogi’s Grill & Bar will close its doors for the last time at the end of this month. The popular sports bar sold its lot to Indiana University last August, and had until August of next year to vacate their property. Yogi’s manager Patrick Cullen said the decision to close the business early was largely in deference to staff members. …

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Mayor: Increased Enforcement Will Continue

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton stated that increased law enforcement presence of People’s Park and the downtown area had been effective during a press conference this afternoon. Hamilton– flanked by Police Chief Mike Diekhoff and Community & Family Resources Director Beverly Calendar Anderson— told the crowd gathered in the Monroe County Public Library’s auditorium that the city plans to crack down …

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Daily Local News – July 6, 2017

Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton held a press conference on the increased law enforcement presence at People’s Park and in the downtown area; Demand for social workers has increased as a result of the opioid drug epidemic; Eli Lilly is working with Pfizer to create an alternative pain killer; Residents of Monroe and Owen County filed more than 2,400 federal tax …

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Veterans Reflect On Independence Day

Yesterday, as citizens marked the 241st anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, WFHB stopped by Bloomington’s branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to talk with military families about the holiday. Reporter Arjun Balasundaram brings us that story for today’s WFHB community report.

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Indiana’s Oldest Bald Eagle Seen

Indiana’s oldest wild bald eagle was spotted at Lake Monroe late last month. The 29 year old bird is among the original 73 bald eagles brought to Indiana in the 1980s. Assistant Nongame Bird Biologist for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Amy Kearns, says the eagles were brought from Alaska to Indiana in hopes to restore the bald eagle …

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Five New Addiction Treatment Centers, Including One in Bloomington

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced plans to add five addiction treatment centers across the state today, including one center in Bloomington. The five centers– which state officials say will be built in Greenwood, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, Lafayette, and Bloomington– would bring the state’s number of opioid addiction facilities up to 19. The Family and Social Services …

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