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Joe Hren

On-Air Operations Manager, News

Anchor, Indiana Newsdesk - WTIU, WFIU News. Follow him on Twitter @Joe_Hren

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September 13, 2019

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Vaping, Animal Cruelty

Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Vaping, Animal Cruelty

We look into the sudden increase of vaping deaths. Recent changes to Indiana law are making it easier for prosecutors to crack down on animal abusers. And more on the history of the Jordan River.

September 12, 2019

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ISU Students Building 'Tiny Homes' To Help Reduce Homelessness

ISU Students Building 'Tiny Homes' To Help Reduce Homelessness

Indiana State University is paying for the cost of each "tiny home." Students will build them in a warehouse and then a crane will move the homes to a vacant lot near Chase and 14th streets.

September 11, 2019

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Martinsville S.R. 37 Walmart Access To Close Saturday

Martinsville S.R. 37 Walmart Access To Close Saturday

Indiana transportation officials are removing a traffic signal and changing access to the Martinsville Walmart Supercenter retail area early Saturday morning.

September 11, 2019

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Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Casino Operator, Convention Center Impact

Ask The Mayor: Terre Haute's Bennett On Casino Operator, Convention Center Impact

What the city is looking for in a casino operator, new jail renderings are out, next year's budget is submitted, Tiny Homes are being planned, and a new city marketing effort hopes to keep the city's population from decreasing.

September 6, 2019

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Spencer Festival Ban, Exhibit Columbus

Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' Spencer Festival Ban, Exhibit Columbus

The future of Spencer's annual Pride festival could be in jeopardy. Poor Handmaids from Indiana traveled more than a thousand miles to see the border crisis firsthand. And large works of art are on display as part of Exhibit Columbus.

September 6, 2019

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Game Day: New Fan Experiences Debut At IU Football Game Saturday

Game Day: New Fan Experiences Debut At IU Football Game Saturday

The Hoosiers open their 60th season at Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon. Here’s four new things to look for during IU’s contest with Eastern Illinois.

September 5, 2019

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Leaders Preparing Permits For Columbus Riverfront Development

Leaders Preparing Permits For Columbus Riverfront Development

The more than $8 million project lies between the Second and Third Street bridges that cross the East Fork of the White River.

September 4, 2019

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Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Riverfront, Exhibit Columbus

Ask The Mayor: Columbus Lienhoop On Riverfront, Exhibit Columbus

The city is submitting permits to regulatory agencies to continue development of the riverfront, Exhibit Columbus is in full swing, and it's budget time.

August 31, 2019

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ACLU Sues Monroe Co. Sheriff For Hiding Facebook Comments

ACLU Sues Monroe Co. Sheriff For Hiding Facebook Comments

The ACLU of Indiana is filing a lawsuit against the Monroe County Sheriff for hiding Facebook comments critical of the department's enforcement of federal immigration law.

August 30, 2019

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Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' ILEARN, Brown Co. Photographer

Watch 'Indiana Newsdesk:' ILEARN, Brown Co. Photographer

The state’s new ILEARN exam is testing the patience of parents and educators. The complicated relationship between Indiana University and the City of Bloomington. And a Brown County photographer making history.

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