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Daily Local News – April 28, 2015

An event to show support for the victims of the recent earthquake in Nepal is scheduled for this Thursday night. Governor Mike Pence has named Matt Lloyd as his new Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Strategy. This Friday marks the revival of a tradition in Bloomington called First Fridays. The Town of Ellettsville is getting ready for Opening …

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Interchange – Primary Candidates for Mayor: A Conversation


Host Doug Storm welcomes the primary candidates for Mayor of Bloomington. Democrats: John Hamilton, John Linnemeier, Darryl Neher Republican: John Turnbull Some Topics Discussed: growth and development projects; job creation; minimum wage; tech sector; Party politics; IU Health’s decision to move the hospital out of downtown; city-wide broadband; political appointments. The Primary Election is Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.

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Local Police Recieve Grant To Buy New Audio & Video Equipment

Local police are planning to spend a $29,000 grant on new audio and video recording equipment. The Monroe County Commission accepted the County’s portion of the funding at a meeting May 30. County attorney Jeff Cockerill said the money would be split between the County Sheriff’s Department and the Bloomington Police Department. “This fund is to prevent violent crime,” Cockerill …

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Parking Meter Vandals Continue, Police Say

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Local police are receiving ongoing reports of parking meter vandalism in Bloomington. Susie Johnson, director of the city’s Public Works department, says she doesn’t want to go into detail on the vandalism, but that it has been minimal so far. “I really would rather not go into it, and not draw attention to it because I think it fans the …

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Council Member Chases Down Alleged Burglars

Early this week Bloomington City Council member Andy Ruff accidentally found himself involved in an issue that confronts the city every holiday season: burglary. Police say the incident, and the foot chase that ensued, resulted in two arrests that appear to have solved a string of east side break-ins. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe Crawford has the story for a …

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Daily Local News – December 6 2013

Indiana State Police say there have been too many car accidents to count, a result of the winter storm that began last night and has continued throughout the day; A report on the trend to privatize government social services painted a particularly harsh picture of Indiana’s contract with IBM; Hamilton Logging has begun logging operations in the most recently sold …

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Standing Room Only – Komozi Woodard:Roots of the Trayvon Martin Case: Violent Whiteness and Black Resistance

Drawing on his research into the 1970s Stop Killer Cop Campaigns and the 1980s National Black United Front, Komozi Woodard will connect the dots of resistance to violent whiteness yesterday, today and tomorrow. Komozi Woodard is the author of A Nation Within a Nation and editor of the The Black Power Movement, Part I as well as other things. Woodard …

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Daily Local News – November 15, 2013

The Bloomington Police Department is participating in a new program called Fleet Watch; A recent study coauthored by two Indiana University researchers found that many Americans are unaware of the financial benefits of owning an electric car;The Indiana University Cinema will host a weekend of movies honoring the one hundred and fourteenth birthday of Hoagy Carmichael. FEATURE The Future of …

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Body found on Hillside Drive

The Bloomington Police Department reports that a dead female’s body was  found on Hillside Drive, at High Street. Captain Joe Qualters says they found the body after 1:45 p.m. and that preliminary reports show no foul play. The identity of the body has not been determined. Captain Qualters says the department has not received reports of anyone with this description …

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The Strike Mic – October 29, 2013

This week on the Strike Mic, a music and information session during the Indiana University Board of Trustee’s meeting is met with a high volume of Indiana University Police. Members of the group felt the police presence was unwarranted, and signals a growing trend of intimidation towards those who express dissent towards IU administration. Tune in every Tuesday for a …

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