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90% of Syringe Exchange Participants Based in Southern Indiana

Five Indiana counties have established syringe-exchange programs, also known as SEPs, following a change in Indiana law last year. The State Department of Health reports that while Fayette, Madison, and Wayne counties have SEP programs; the vast majority of participants, nearly 90 percent, are in Scott and Monroe Counties. That’s according to a story by Indiana Public Media. Scott County …

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Third Suspect Arrested in Murder Investigation

Police arrested a third suspect today in an apparent robbery that ended in the killing of a 26-year-old Bloomington woman. This morning, Dennis Webb was taken into custody in Indianapolis, according to a statement from Bloomington Police. Two other suspects, Johnny Moore and Billie Jean Edison, were arrested yesterday. Police have accused the three of attempting to rob 26-year-old Brittany …

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Mike Pence Releases Tax Information in Financial Disclosure

Indiana Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee, Mike Pence, has released new information about his personal finances as part of a financial disclosure report. The disclosure documents reveal that Pence’s household is almost entirely dependent on his salary as governor, which has generated $174,000 since early 2015. Pence’s wife lists her occupation as a self-employed artist, but her business brought …

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Extreme Weather Named as Cause of Reduced State Fair Attendance

The final numbers for attendance for the 2016 Indiana State Fair showed a 20% decrease in attendance from last year. Officials blamed a heat index of near 90 degrees, followed by several continuous days of rain for keeping Hoosiers at home. However, Sunday’s clear weather and comfortable temperatures drew a record-setting 83,000 attendees. The grand total for the 17-day event …

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Republican Nominee Holcomb Once Attacked Opponent For Funding Kinsey, Bestiality, Etc.

A group of Indiana Republicans chose Eric Holcomb to run for governor during a private meeting today. Holcomb has been the Lieutenant Governor since he was appointed to the position in March. In the gubernatorial race, Holcomb replaces Mike Pence, who was forced to bow out after he announced he would run for vice president alongside Donald Trump. Although Holcomb …

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West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Found in Greene County

A pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for the West Nile virus in Greene County. That’s according to the Greene County Daily World, which cited information from the Greene County Health Department. Greene is now one of three counties in the state of Indiana where the virus has been detected. So far, only one case of West Nile has been …

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Lawsuit Filed Against State in Case of Lapsed Insurance Approval

Indiana Legal Services has sued the state of Indiana for neglecting an Ellettsville woman’s health insurance application for six months. While the woman, Regina Malloy, waited to hear back from the state, she racked up thousands of dollars of debt from doctor visits, lab fees, and an MRI. That’s all according to a report in the Herald-Times. Malloy had applied …

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Black Lives Matter Rally Coverage – 7/16/16

WFHB reporters were at the Courthouse Square in downtown Bloomington this weekend covering what turned out to be one of the largest political rallies the city has seen in recent years. The Black Lives Matter rally was organized following the recent police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Minneapolis. The event began with a …

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Evan Bayh Replaces Baron Hill on Democratic Senate Ticket

Democratic candidate for US Senate, Baron Hill, announced today that he is withdrawing from the race. Hill will be replaced on the ticket by Evan Bayh, the former Governor of Indiana and Senator who left the Senate in 2010. Bayh will be facing off against the Republican candidate, Todd Young, in November. Young is the current representative for Indiana’s 9th …

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Monroe Co. Prosecutor’s Office Releases Statement After Plea Deal

The Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement today expressing its frustrations over a case involving a former IU student and two separate accusations of rape. The former student, John Enochs, spent one day in jail and will serve one year of probation after pleading guilty to battery with moderate injury as part of a plea deal. Both of the …

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