A Muncie teenager was listed in serious condition at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Monday, after he and another teen were attacked at a northeastside home. 19-year-old Chase A. Woolums was being treated in Muncie, while the other victim, who is 17, was reportedly being treated for facial injuries at an Indianapolis hospital. Police say there were several suspects in the incident, but no arrests have been made.
A traffic note for Anderson: Sewer installation work will close East 60th Street between Columbus Avenue and Main Street today. The City Engineering Department says the road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Muncie firefighters yesterday we called to the report of a fire in an outside air conditioner. It happened at about 10:15 a.m. Monday at Coovert Heating and Air Conditioning on North Granville Avenue. Firefighters upon arrival found heavy smoke was coming from the building’s attic. There was also a gas leak at the site, with Vectren working to gain access to a buried line.
A building collapse in downtown Summitville sent bricks and other debris flying into the street. The collapse was reported shortly after noon on Monday. Emergency crews closed off a portion of the street near Mill and Main in the downtown area, while crews assessed the damage. The cause of the collapse is unclear at the point.
A reminder from The Muncie Sanitation Department: all trash routes will be picked up on schedule Thanksgiving Thursday and on Black Friday.
An Anderson woman continues to recover from injuries she received in a Saturday night car crash. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department says 25-year-old Cody Goen failed to yield right of way at the intersection of U.S. 36 and County Road 100 West and was hit by a truck driven by Cory Sharrett of Noblesville. Goen was transported to St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after complaining of knee and shoulder pain. No other injuries were reported.
Indiana State Excise Police are increasing patrols on college campuses. Universities across the state have seen various crimes over the last few weeks, typically occurring between the hours of midnight and four a-m. Ball State and Purdue have seen vandalism to vehicles, but I-U has reported a couple of sexual assaults and Notre Dame has seen some shootings near their campus.
A Muncie mother is accused of stealing more than $14,000 in Social Security benefits. 38-year-old Heather Renae Manship, of West 14th Street, is charged with welfare fraud and was being held under $10,000 bond. Manship is accused of receiving Social Security benefits for her son, while he lived with his grandparents. Officials say she used the money for her own personal use.
Expect some extra security measures when you flock to the stores on Black Friday. The Indiana Department of Labor is reminding retailers to prepare in advance to make sure Friday‘s onslaught of shoppers doesn‘t turn into a stampede. Spokesman Bob Dittmer recommends putting up barricades at the door to channel arriving customers into entry lanes, and to allow store personnel to make sure there aren‘t more customers at once than the store can safely handle.
A Muncie man who took part in the robbery of a group of Ball State University students more than two years ago has been placed on probation. 20-year-old Rayveen Symone Wilson had pleaded guilty to robbery, but the judge in the case placed him on probation for four years and ordered him to complete a counseling program, after noting that Wilson has no previous criminal record.