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On The Beat — Civic Life

October 4th, 2018 by

BOYFRIEND WHO PLEADED FOR SAFE RETURN OF MISSING ARIZ. WOMAN IS NOW ACCUSED OF MURDERING HER

Sept. 12, 2018

Jeff Truesdell, People

Jon Christopher Clark 23 was convicted of murdering his 19-year-old girlfriend Kiera Bergman. She vanished from their shared residence in Phoenix on Aug. 4. He was charged with murder, aggravated identity theft, and forgery after confidential archives were recovered from his car.

 People: Website

Jeff Truesdell: Twitter



WOMAN RESCUED AFTER TRAPPED IN WRECKED CAR FOR 40 HOURS

Aug. 7, 2018

Associated Press, Indiana Public Media

Evelyn Thrasher 69 could not budge the doors to her crushed car. She became trapped when her vehicle ran off the road 15 feet from North Kinser Pike. Rescuers did not find Thrasher until 40 hours after the incident, though she honked her horn for help. She endured minor injuries.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR PLACE OF BUSINESS A GUN-FREE ENVIRONMENT

July 26, 2018

Malcom Abrams, Bloom Magazine

Privately owned businesses in Bloomington can now deny entry to anyone carrying firearms. Bloom Magazine offers free signs for establishments to post if they identify as a gun-free environment. Authorities are notified without warning if customers carry on any designated premise.

Bloom Magazine: Website

Malcom Abrams: Facebook



COMMUNITY LEADERS SAY NEW METHADONE CLINIC COULD BRING CONCERNS, BENEFITS TO TO THE COMMUNITY

April 19, 2018

Alexis Wilson, Bloomington Beat

The Bloomington community debated the most beneficial response to the opioid crisis. Some said weaning off drugs gradually and providing medication-assisted treatment to recovering addicts is effective. Others feared catering methadone to patients could overcrowd therapy centers.

Bloomington Beat: Website



FINDING A RIGHT WAY TO PROTECT CHILDREN IN SCHOOL IS URGENT AFTER MASS SHOOTINGS

April 19, 2018

Zihan Zhang, Bloomington Beat

Following the Parkland, Florida shooting, schools are making efforts to ensure students are educated in secure environments. Many Americans and specialists advise that increasing mental health professionals in schools and improving building security will ward off firearm threats.

Bloomington Beat: Website

Zihan Zhang: Facebook