Home > News > Daily Local News (page 7)

Daily Local News

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

Daily Local News – October 3, 2017

The City of Bloomington rolled out its new recycling and waste disposal program this morning; Utilities Director Vic Kelson says repairs to the railroad trestle at Lake Lemon will be completed this week, barring a rain delay; The Indiana Department of Transportation is warning commuters of the probability of heavily increased traffic along Highway 37 this weekend. FEATURE State prosecutors …

Read More »

Opioid Epidemic Increases CASA Workload

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) represent the interests of children remanded to state custody. Due to the opioid epidemic, CASAs have seen a growing increase in the number of children needing representation. In this WFHB Community Report, WFHB Correspondent Cole Stinson speaks with CASA volunteer Les Wadzinski and Monroe County CASA Director Kristin Bishay.

Read More »

Housing Choice Voucher Program Begins Tomorrow

The Bloomington Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher program will open for applications tomorrow. According to Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager Daniel Harmon, in order for the city’s Housing Authority to provide voucher assistance, a family may not have income which exceeds  50 percent of the area’s median income. Bloomington’s median income is $49,900. To qualify, applicants must make half the …

Read More »

Indiana Again Considering Sunday Alcohol Sales

The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers (IABR) has reaffirmed support for legislation that would permit the carry-out sale of alcohol on Sundays. The support comes weeks before the Indiana General Assembly’s Alcohol Code Revision Commission is scheduled to convene for its fourth meeting of the 2017 session. According to IARB chairman Jon Sinder, the prohibition of alcohol on Sundays is …

Read More »

Daily Local News – October 2, 2017

The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers supports legislation to permit carry-out sales of alcohol on Sundays; Bloomington Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher program kicks off tomorrow; Three Fairview Elementary School students found with marijuana; Singer, songwriter, and frontman for the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty found dead this morning; City of Bloomington Utilities Department is doing maintenance work on fire hydrants; Indiana …

Read More »

Daily Local News – September 28, 2017

The Cook Group reach an agreement with the City of Bloomington worth $100,000 a year; Indianapolis based developer Mecca Companies, Incorporated has received multiple incentives to increase affordable housing in Bloomington; Monroe County officials and social service agencies come together for Monroe County’s first annual opioid summit. FEATURE Veterans’ issues advocate John Tilford served as a Marine in Vietnam and …

Read More »

Daily Local News – September 26, 2017

A fake poster replaced IU’s sexual assault awareness posters in dorms and halls across the IU Bloomington campus yesterday; The Indiana University Caving Club is under review; In a summary judgement, an Indiana Supreme Court struck down a controversial series of abortion regulations late last week; The Ellettsville Town Council gave its final approval yesterday to the town’s 2018 budget, …

Read More »

Att’y General Hill Criticizes Needle Exchanges & CDC

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has criticized the state’s needle exchange programs as well as the Centers for Disease Control. Hill’s criticisms come in the wake of a CDC report requesting the state cease collecting data on syringe exchange programs. According to the CDC, the information gathered by Indiana using inaccurate data can alter the true statistical picture. The Governor’s …

Read More »

Cartoonist Evans Discusses the Calais Jungle Refugee Camp

As part of Indiana University’s Themester program, “Diversity, Difference, Otherness,” cartoonists Kate Evans and Sarah Glidden will be discussing their new books out about their experiences witnessing refugee situations for the presentation, “Refugees, Art, and Journalism.” Kate Evans joins Interchange producer Doug Storm to discuss her new Verso Books release, Threads: From the Refugee Crisis, about the refugee camp called the …

Read More »

Indiana University Student Abandoned In Cave for 60 Hours

Indiana University is under fire after a student was left in a cave for three days and two nights. The student, Lukas Cavar, was left in a cave after fellow classmates and student instructors failed to realize that Cavar was not with them when they returned to campus from Sullivan Cave, in southern Monroe County. Cavar stated that he become …

Read More »