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Wednesday Rundown: State of the Union, IUBB loses at Ohio State, New emergency service in Monroe County, Moose Booties

Trump touts tax overhaul and military power in first State of the Union address

President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address Tuesday evening. In his speech, Trump emphasized the recent tax overhaul, immigration policy and foreign relations. Tribune News Service

President Trump’s first State of the Union address featured some of the immigration and economic rhetoric he’s been using for the past year, but he stuck to his script. Read more here.  

IU outplayed by No. 17 Ohio State

Sophomore guard Devonte Green dribbles the ball against Ohio State on Jan. 30 in Value City Arena. Green started for IU in Monday night's win at Rutgers.  Bobby Goddin

Playing two games in three days against ranked opponents, the IU men’s basketball team struggled to get out of the gates in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday night. Read more here.

New service to strengthen emergency dispatch response comes to Monroe County

Smart911 is a service which gives dispatchers useful information based on the phone used to dial 911. Citizens can link home and work addresses to phone numbers through Smart911, but they can also provide information about special medical needs, vehicle details or pets in the home.  Ty Vinson

Calls from cell phones don’t provide a location for 911 dispatchers, but a new system will help police locate these calls more efficiently. Read more here.

Professor makes baby booties from moose leather

IU art history professor Michelle Facos started a company in 2015 to make baby booties from moose leather. The materials are safe for babies to put in their mouths.  Courtesy Photo

IU art history professor Michelle Facos transforms moose leather into baby booties for her business, Moose Booties. Read more here. 

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