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Why does that matter? If you paid attention to any of the news articles your ignorant a$$ would know his father lives out of state. Jesus Christ you people are something else... SMH!!!
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It is sad that the young man lost his life. It really is tragic. When most of us older folks were that age, we lost friends too in tragic accidents. Some were killed in wars. That was tragic too but we worked it out 'between each of us' without a team of doctors, councillors and social workers. It prepared us for the future where there won't be this team every time something bad happens.…
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Bank is taking extra measures to protect customers and employees

From Evie Allen & Benjy Jeffords:

A bank in Marion is taking extra measures to protect customers and employees. Employees at South Porte Bank are armed in case of an intruder.

South Porte Bank in Marion has been on Court Street since 2012. It's never been robbed and CEO and president Travis Clem hopes to keep it that way. 

"I hope it never happens. I hope there's never a story on us having to use a firearm in this bank," says Clem.

Since no one can predict the future, Clem wants his employees to feel safe. Once the concealed carry law was passed, the bank took action.

"From the very beginning, to be honest we had some staff in this bank that was armed. We decided to change our strategy to make it a little more public now," he explains.

The bank is currently sitting on very tight surveillance all around the perimeter and inside the bank. And there are signs let intruders know they're packing.

"You can put signs all over this building telling somebody not to rob us and use a gun but that doesn't stop anybody from doing it," says Clem.

Clem says too many armed robberies have taken place recently.

Just next door from the bank, last month a man robbed the Dollar General Store and even pulled out his gun firing a warning shot.

On May 15, a man armed with a knife and gun attempted to rob First National Bank in Cairo.

"A tragic event like that effects people who are in the same industry. It certainly makes you think about what you do when you get here in the mornings," says Clem.

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