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New Law Collects DNA from Arrestees

Indiana’s legislature passed a law last session requiring law enforcement to collect DNA from people arrested in connection with a felony. That law went into effect on January first. The DNA, which is collected with a cotton swab from the inside of a person’s mouth, is then entered into a federal database. In this feature report, WFHB News Director Wes …

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Daily Local News – January 11, 2018

Bloomington City Council members are working to limit the heights of new downtown development, the Sophia Travis playground at Karst Farm Park is getting a makeover, the Indiana legislature is considering revising Indiana’s alcohol laws, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb addressed the state legislature in his State of the State address on Tuesday night. FEATURE Indiana’s legislature passed a law last session …

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Prosecutors, Paramedics Training to Recognize Domestic Violence Strangulation

Monroe County prosecutors handled 50 strangulation cases in 2017. It’s hard to get domestic violence survivors to describe their experiences. It’s often re-traumatizing to talk about it, even among people they trust. Chidinma was waiting on a judge to sign her divorce papers when her estranged husband showed up at her house one night with a handgun and a machete. …

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