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Sheriff Swain Talks Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns (EXTENDED)

One of Monroe County's new body cameras.

At the end of last week, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a shipment of 36 body cameras. The cost for the equipment was almost $40,000, which came from money left over in the Sheriff’s fuel budget. All deputies are expected to begin using the body cameras by December 21st. This afternoon, WFHB News Director Joe Crawford stopped by the …

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bloomingOUT – Robert Ping-Slater – December 3, 2015

Join hosts Jeff Poling and Olivia Davidson as they chat with Quarryland Men’s Chorus President and chorus member Robert Ping-Slater about the group’s upcoming holiday concert. Plus, music from Quarryland Men’s Chorus, a new episode of “Open Doors,” and our event calendar. Hosts – Jeff Poling, Olivia Davidson Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineers – …

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Daily Local News – November 17, 2015

Bloomington Police responded to a reported armed sexual assault at around 3:08 a.m. this morning at Brownstone Terrace Apartments off of East 14th Street; Yesterday, Governor Pence announced that Indiana would no longer be accepting Syrian refugees into the state, following the discovery of a counterfeit Syrian passport on one of the dead assailants in the Paris attacks; The School …

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“Disrespecting the Area” — The Changing Legality of Public Sleeping, in Bloomington and Beyond

Monroe County passed an ordinance in 2013 to set hours for use of the Courthouse lawn. The stated goal was to prohibit people from sleeping there.

One of the most clear challenges for a person or a family experiencing homelessness is finding a place to sleep. In many communities, including Monroe County, there are not enough shelter beds to meet the need. And for years, laws around the country have compounded the problem by restricting other options for places to rest. But that could be changing. …

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Bennett Singer (rebroadcast) – bloomingOUT November 5, 2015

This week, we have a re-airing of Jeff Jewel, Jeff Poling, and Erica Dorseys’ interview with filmmaker Bennett Singer. Hosts – Jeff Jewel, Jeff Poling, Erica Dorsey Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – Andrew Sims

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Standing Room Only – The Candidates’ Forum

On September 29, 2015, the League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County hosted two candidate forums, the first with mayoral candidates John Hamilton and John Turnbull, the second with City Council At Large candidates Tim Mayer, Jennifer Mickel, Andy Ruff, Susan Sandberg and Scott Tibbs. Audience questions formed the basis of the discussion, facilitated by a panel composed …

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Mark Lee – bloomingOUT October 15, 2015

Join hosts Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling while they talk to Mark Lee, a photographer and historian, and go through a brief history of the LGBTQ+ community in and around Bloomington. Plus, hear this week’s LGBTQ+ headlines and our event calendar. Hosts – Jeff Jewel and Jeff Poling Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – …

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Judi Epp from Spencer Pride – bloomingOUT October 8, 2015

Join hosts Ryne Shadday and Olivia Davidson as they chat with Judi Epp from Spencer Pride about the group’s upcoming LGBT History Month celebration. Hosts – Ryne Shadday, Olivia Davidson Executive Producer – Joe Crawford Producer – Olivia Davidson Board Engineer – Joe Crawford

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Two Dead in Murder/Suicide

A man and a woman were found dead last night in what investigators believe was a murder/suicide on the east side of Bloomington. The two were discovered in the common area of Stratum at Indiana Apartments around 9:21 p.m. When police arrived, they found a 20 year old man dead from an apparent suicide by hanging. The woman, who was …

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Former County Council Member Critical of Process and Data Used for Addressing Pay Raise Request

Former Monroe County Council member, Scott Wells, is critical of both the process and the data used for addressing a recent request to raise the pay of the County Commissioners. The Commissioners had requested a roughly 24 percent pay increase next year. The Council rejected the request last week. Wells addressed the County Council on Tuesday. He first addressed the …

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