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James Vavrek

James is a videographer and editor for WTIU News. James studies Psychology and Telecommunications at Indiana University and will receive his degrees in May of 2016. James likes writing and producing music, playing racquetball, and going to theaters and concerts.

Recent Posts by James Vavrek

May 16, 2017

 

An INDOT official leading a road funding meeting in Vincennes.

INDOT Hosting Meetings For Local Road Funding Options

An infrastructure bill lawmakers approved this session funnels hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s roads and bridges.

May 12, 2017

 

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Activists Warn New Opioid Drug ‘Gray Death’ Is Deadly

Activists say a new drug in Indiana is among the deadliest opioids authorities have seen.

May 10, 2017

 

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New Program Increases Accessibility Of Sexual Assault Exams

Children who are victims of sexual abuse won’t have to travel as far to get exams often needed for trials because of a new program in Bloomington.

May 5, 2017

 

Parke county schools

Parke County School Staff, Parents Prepare To Consolidate Schools

The school board met in early April and voted to consolidate Turkey Run and Rockville junior-senior high schools.

April 21, 2017

 

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Slideshow: Kappa Alpha Theta Wins Women’s Little 500 Race

The 30th running of the women's little 500 race happened at Indiana University on Friday evening.

April 14, 2017

 

Bikes line a warehouse at the Putnamville Correctional Facility.

Offenders At Putnamville Prison Repair Broken Bicycles

An Indianapolis bicycle group teams up with Putnamville Correctional Facility to refurbish used bicycles and donate them to underprivileged children.

March 10, 2017

 

An Indiana University student wears an IU Hoosiers shirt.

What Does The Word ‘Hoosier’ Mean? Indiana Researchers Find Out

Indiana residents are now federally known as Hoosiers thanks to efforts from U.S. senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young.

March 3, 2017

 

The Lincoln Bridge (front) is a recent addition that includes a toll. The Kennedy Bridge (back) was recently renovated to include a toll.

New Ohio River Toll Changes Hoosiers’ Driving Habits

Three new bridges on the Ohio River near Louisville recently started tolling drivers, causing some Hoosiers to adjust their usual commuting routes.

January 14, 2017

 

Rusty Patched Bumblebee

Locals Hope Endangered Status Will Help Protect Bee Population

The Rusty Patched Bumblebee is native to the Midwest.

January 14, 2017

 

South Bend's downtown area is being revitalized through redevelopment.

Downtown South Bend Works Towards Significant Rebuild

The population of South Bend is increasing, partly because young professionals are moving in. The city is embracing what some are calling its renaissance.

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