| Apr 3, 2009
Julian Harold Rogers left Monroe County and the United States nearly 65 years ago. This month, the World War II infantryman will return home to a hero's burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Rogers was 21 years...
| Mar 27, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - The Monroe County commissioners have approved an expansion of the county's smoking ban to prohibit smoking in vehicles carrying children.
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Commissioners voted 2-1 in favor of the ban at a meeting...
| May 12, 2009
| 9:05 AM
Indianapolis Power & Light is seeking permission to draw up to 23 million gallons of water a day from southern Indiana's Lake Monroe.
The utility's request is a contingency plan in case it needs extra water to cool its generating plant near Petersburg....
| Jul 7, 2010
| 7:53 AM
UPDATE: Bahamian authorities may or may not be closing in on Colton Harris-Moore.
"We want him caught. We want him off the island," said Silbert Mills, a reporter with Radio Abaco. Abaco is the Bahamian island where police think the notorious 'Barefoot...
| Jul 9, 2010
| 2:22 PM
A registered sex offender is accused of molesting boys in Monroe County.
At least two boys say 44-year-old Steven Dickenson touched them inappropriately, then threatened to kill them if they told anyone.
It started in early May when Dickenson...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 10:49 AM
UPDATE: The so-called "Barefoot Bandit" will face trial in the Bahamas for weapons possession and other charges, according to officials. The other charges include burglaries committed during his weeklong hideout in the island chain.
| Jun 2, 2010
| 11:00 AM
Monroe County Schools and the union representing teachers have come to an agreement on next year's contract. The new contract will save some educator jobs, but it comes at the price of extra-curricular activities.
Wednesday, the Monroe County...
| Jun 15, 2010
| 2:49 PM
UPDATE: The wind in Bloomington at one point was so strong that a massive tree snapped at the root right onto the Kirkwood Observatory on the IU campus.
"Really high straight-lined winds. I mean, it came through 60-70 miles per hour if I were to guess,"...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 6:50 PM
According to early reports two people have died following a boat collision on Lake Monroe in Monroe County. The Bloomington Herald-Times is reporting that the accident happened near the Lake Monroe dam and that the Monroe County coronor is on the scene....
| Jul 4, 2010
| 3:14 PM
Plane missing from Monroe County found in Bahamas
On Sunday afternoon, the Bloomington Airport Authority was notified by the Coast Guard that a plane from the Monroe County Airport had been spotted in shallow water near the Bahamas.
The Monroe County...
| Jan 19, 2010
| 1:00 PM
What was once a safe neighborhood - the Van Buren Park subdivision - has virtually overnight become a hotbed of vandalism. Everything from homes, cars and even dumpsters has been defaced.
Phillip and Wilma Jerrell woke up Monday morning to find the...
| Feb 15, 2010
| 3:01 PM
Unrelenting, the snow steadily buried roadways across Monroe County.
Early morning drivers Monday were making way for snow plows on State Road 37 and fending for themselves on back roads.
"I live on a hill and so pulling out of the driveway, backed out,...