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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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Hola Bloomington – June 9, 2017

Hola Bloomington. Noticias, Leyes y Politica. Con locutores Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Luis Ramon Hernandez y Carlos Bakota. Hola Bloomington. News, law and politics. With hosts Luis Fuentes-Rohwer, Luis Ramon Hernandez and Carlos Bakota.

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Renovation of Dimension Mill

The city of Bloomington isn’t waiting for the renovation of the Dimension Mill to hold events there.  Economic and Sustainability Director Alex Crowley told the Redevelopment Commission yesterday that the former furniture factory will be the site of a regional pitch competition for tech start ups. The pitch competition will take place this Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Eleven …

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I-69 Section 5 Delayed Again

The deadline for completing Section 5 of Interstate 69 has been pushed back again. That’s according to a report today in the Herald-Times. The new target date for completion is August 31st of next year, a full 22 months after the original deadline. The newspaper cites information released by the Indiana Finance Authority, which also announced last week it intends …

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Triple Homicide Suspect Found Dead

A man suspected in the deaths of three people in Washington County was found dead this morning by deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Richard Lee Burton, age 46, was found dead in his vehicle in Hoosier National Forest. Sheriff Brad Swain told WFHB that a citizen saw Burton’s vehicle and called the department, and that deputies were expecting …

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Hola Bloomington – June 2, 2017

Locutoras Maria Auxi y Melanie Oben entrevistan a Jonathan De La Cruz sobre su vida, cultura y musica. Hosts Maria Auxi and Melanie Oben interviews Jonathan De La Cruz about his life, culture and music.

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Switchyard Brewing Company to lease Jake’s Night Club

Bloomington startup, Switchyard Brewing Company, has signed a long-term lease for the former Jake’s Night Club building at 419 North Walnut Street. That’s according to a press release from the brewing company. The owners of the brewing company say they plan major renovations and a complete interior makeover for the 8,800-square-foot building. Company founder Kurtis Cummings says the location will …

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May 26, 2017-HOLA Bloomington

Entrevista con Emerson Melo. Locutores Jose Luis Antinao y Luz Lopez. Interview with Emerson Melo. Hosts Jose Luis Antinao and Luz Lopez.

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Rise to Run Organization

A new organization coming to Bloomington will be encouraging young women to run for political office. Rise to Run will bring girls and young women together in order to get insights into the political process, connect with mentors and become involved with activism. Co-coordinator of Rise to Run’s Bloomington branch, Regina Moore, says having young voices in the political process …

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Long Delayed Mixed-waste Recycling Project One Step Closer

A long-delayed recycling project in Monroe County has entered another stage. Consultants are now on the clock to complete a  feasibility study for a mixed waste processing facility, also known as a MRF (pronounced “murf”). The MRF project has been studied and debated for more than seven years. The County Solid Waste Management District has now contracted with Florida firm Kessler …

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