DelCo Sheriff’s Investigator Faces Charges After Crash

A 23-year veteran of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department caused a four-car crash and is now facing several preliminary charges related to drinking and driving. Police say Investigator Todd Daily was off-duty and not in his squad car at the time of the crash at SR 32 and Country Club Road around 3 p.m. Saturday. Daily was placed “under guard” at Ball Memorial Hospital and was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Two other people were also taken to the hospital after the crash. Daily is facing multiple charges, including: four counts of DUI endangerment, operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content above .15, and recklessness of motor vehicle. It’s up to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department whether Daily will face disciplinary action.

Anderson Gives Additional $100,000 To Wigwam Project

The Anderson City Council approved an additional $100,000 for the Wigwam project.
Investors in the project are committed to investing $5 million in the rehabilitation project.
In return for the $100,000 investment, the city will be able to use the Wigwam complex 20 times over the next 20 years. It is similar to the agreement reached by the Anderson Community Schools for their contribution of $630,000 to the project.

Anderson Teen Perishes In Motorcycle Accident

An Anderson teenager died in a motorcycle accident in Anderson Saturday afternoon. Officials say when 17-year-old Kendall Nicholson came upon stopped traffic on I-69 at Scatterfield Road, he laid down his motorcycle, sliding under a 2004 Chevy Tahoe. Nicholson was transported to Anderson’s St. Vincent Regional Hospital where he died. He was a senior at Anderson Preparatory Academy. Lanes of northbound I-69 at the Anderson exit were closed for about two hours.

Tip Leads To Pellet Gun In Student Locker

An anonymous tip about a gun at Muncie Central High School led police to a pellet gun in a student’s locker Friday afternoon. The school went to lock-down mode and searched every locker. The only weapon found was an Airsoft, a replica gun that fires pellets. The student who owned the gun said he was “going to take it to a friend’s house after school to play a game. It’s not the first time a gun has been found at the school recently. A real, loaded gun was found in a student’s locker in August.

Hospitals React To Enterovirus D68

Starting today, hospitals around the state are starting to implement visitor restrictions after the Indiana Department of Health confirmed four cases of enterovirus D68 on Friday. Enterovirus D68 is a virus similar to the common cold and can cause severe respiratory problems, especially for those with underlying medical conditions such as asthma. As a precaution, Indiana University Health and Franciscan St. Francis Health hospitals announced they would put visitor restrictions in place at their neonatal intensive care units.

Man Tosses Bag; Gets Busted For Drugs

A Muncie man is back behind bars after officers allegedly found him with controlled substances. 34-year-old Justin Lynn Brannon was pulled over for a traffic stop, when he decided to throw a fast food take out bag out the window. Inside the bag, police allegedly found marijuana and a smaller bag containing meth. Brannon was preliminarily charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine or a narcotic drug. He was being held in the Delaware County jail on $11,000 bond. Brannon was convicted of dealing in a schedule II controlled substance in 2011.

White River Cleanup Yields Interesting Finds

Muncie and state police were called to the 8th annual White River Cleanup on Saturday after Ball State University students found what appeared to be a “shake and bake” meth lab. Crew leaders were given instructions and brochures in advance on what to do if volunteers encountered meth lab equipment. Other interesting discoveries included a nearly new bicycle, a rusty beer keg, and a shopping cart from the former Ross Supermarket.

MadCo Council Agrees To Pay Increases

Salary increases were on the agenda for the Madison County Council recently after the board approved $32,655 in increases for four Information Technology System employees for 2014, retroactive to Jan. 1. The council has also approved $25,200 in increases for 12 employees in County Assessor’s office for 2014. Not retroactive to the beginning of the year. 2015 budget hearings for the county start on Sept. 29

Three Arrested For Dealing Drugs To Students

Three Muncie men are in custody after police caught them allegedly selling drugs to college and high school students. The three were taken into custody after police served a search warrant and found an undisclosed amount of marijuana and LSD at their residence. The arrests came after several months of investigating the trio‘s activities. At least two controlled buys were made at the apartment by agents for the narcotics unit. All three men allegedly admitted to police that they dealt to students.