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On the Beat – Civic Life

February 15th, 2018 by

PROSECUTOR: LAUREN SPIERER FELL INSIDE THE ‘DANGER ZONE’ OF HANNAH WILSON’S KILLER

Nov. 8, 2017

Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star

Brown County Prosecutor Ted Adams said his theory of the Lauren Spierer case is that Daniel Messel, convicted murderer of IU student Hannah Wilson, is involved. Adams said it is his opinion and is “solely based on Messel’s habits.”

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JEANNE SMITH: TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST, HULA HOOP ARTIST

Nov. 2, 2017

Chuhan Jie, Bloomington Beat

Jeanne Smith lived as a man for 55 years before coming out as transgender 10 years ago. She is the owner of Bikesmiths and is a burlesque hula-hooper. Smith has overcome challenges like attending college. “I had no money to go to school,” she said.

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OPIOID ABUSE CONTRIBUTE TO BLOOMINGTON’S HOMELESSNESS

Oct. 3, 2017

Keenan Lacy-Rhodes, Bloomington Beat

Homeless populations are more likely to have opioid addictions. Lack of resources contribute to the epidemic. The epidemic “is a product of the economic crisis we’re seeing,” said Forrest Gilmore, executive director of Shalom Community Center.

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PROPOSED FEDERAL BUDGET THREATENS PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME STUDENTS, ADVOCATES SAY

March 23, 2017

Brittani Howell, The Herald-Times

A potential cut to the 21st Century Community Learning Center program could put low-income students benefiting from the programs at a disadvantage. “We will only see students fall further behind,” said Rob Hite, assistant superintendent at Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corp.

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BLOOMINGTON POLICE RESPOND TO AT LEAST 15 OVERDOSES FRIDAY

June 30, 2017

Abby Tonsing, The Herald-Times

Police responded to 15 overdoses before 4 p.m. on a Friday in June 2017. Police said spice, or heroin, caused the overdoses. Police arrested the person responsible for the bad drugs for “using Craigslist to sell items on Kirkwood Avenue.”

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