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Archives for July 2020
By: Keith Klein (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images )
A large crowd had gathered at the Monroe County Courthouse Monday night to hear from Bloomington resident and County Human Rights Commission member Vauhxx Booker. Booker was the victim of a racially motivated attack by multiple white men at Lake Monroe on July 4th. DNR police who responded to the scene at Lake Monroe say they will be filing a report on the incident with the Monroe County Prosecutor.
Protesters are demanding that Monroe County Prosecutor Erika Oliphant prosecute members of the group who assaulted Booker. They also want the DNR to fire the officers that didn’t arrest the suspects in Booker’s assault.
Monday night’s demonstration ended just after 9 p.m. The crowd was dispersing when a car that appeared to drive into the crowd intentionally. Two members of the crowd seemed to jump on the car to stop it.
The driver, described by witnesses as a woman older than 50, drove her car into the group, one demonstrator was left face down near the crosswalk at 6th Street. The victim appeared to be conscious when an ambulance transported her from the scene. Bystanders have posted vivid cell phone footage of the incident on social media. Police are working to determine the identity of the driver. Multiple witnesses tried to chase after the car to get the license plate number.[Read more…] about WGCL News — Bloomington Rally and Injuries
By: Keith Klein (photo WANE.com)
School sports and extracurricular activities resume today. According to the Department of Education, it will happen in three stages, each providing more liberties to participants and spectators. The IHSAA announced athletes are limited to 15 hours per week on a school campus until July 19 — the anticipated end of the first returning phase.[Read more…] about WGCL News — High School Sports Resumes
By: Keith Klein
Photo Credit: City of Bloomington
Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, indicating he has very likely experienced a COVID-19 infection.[Read more…] about WGCL News — Mayor Hamilton has COVID-19 Antibodies, Negative Tests
By: Keith Klein (Photo: Indiana Public Media)
The MCCSC Path to Re-entry and Recovery was passed by the Board of School Trustees in a special meeting Tuesday. It is now the blueprint for reopening the Corporation schools. The 97-page plan is posted on the MCCSC web site. There are several clarifying comments now included in the plan. The changes and explanations are indicated in red on the web site. The modifications are based on feedback, over 300 written public comments submitted on the internet, and Board changes to the plan which was originally presented to the Board at its June 23rd meeting. The additions, explanations, or changes to the plan as proposed may be viewed at MCCSC.edu. What is posted on the MCCSC web site will be the guiding plan for the reopening of schools August 5th.