A new program in Indiana aims to help National Guard soldiers struggling with substance abuse. The Indianapolis Star reports that Fairbanks Hospital, Community Health Network and the Indiana National Guard announced the “Mission: Recovery” initiative Tuesday. It aims to help guard members without veterans insurance benefits find the care they need in a place that understands their military background. Fairbanks will provide $120,000 a year in care to guard members without insurance.
Fort Wayne’s former Elmhurst High School is being sold to the company that owns a limestone quarry bordering the longtime school property. The Fort Wayne Community Schools board voted unanimously Monday night to approve the $600,000 sale to Hanson Aggregates Midwest. The company hasn’t said what it plans for the property on the city’s southwest side. Elmhurst was closed in 2010 in a budget-cutting move.
Thursday, you can get your hands on a free Big Mac. The McDonald’s on Chadam Lane, which has been getting a makeover, has its grand opening starting at 5am and the first hundred customers inside the place wil get a free Big Mac every week for a year. The doors open Thursday at 5am.
Police say he paid her to have sex, and she ended up shooting him. Now a 19-year-old Muncie woman is behind bars. Sierra Swoveland is charged with attempted murder and other counts. Police say she agree to have sex with a man for $250. She said later the two had sex but it was not consensual and that he began to rough her up before she pulled a gun and shot him.
A troubled motel on the south side of Muncie has been shut down and the plan is to tear it down. Officials say the Red Carpet Inn at 3400 South Madison Street is infested with bedbugs, fleas and mice, and has had work done on its electrical and plumbing systems without proper permits. It will be demolished.
A hit and run at the Indiana State Fair put two kids in the hospital about 9 o’clock Tuesday night. Police said the two people were hit as they were walking in the infield and were taken to the hospital, but were not hurt seriously. The car was found later, but the driver was not. Police are still looking for that person.
A Muncie man accused of hiding drugs in his baby’s crib is a repeat drug offender with multiple previous drug convictions, records show. Lucas Martinez has been arrested on numerous drug counts and allegedly sold those drugs near a park, which means the charges are enhanced. He’s looking at more than five years in jail.
A fight at the state fair Tuesday night ended with a woman being arrested after she pulled out what police are calling a “box cutter-type knife” and cut another woman. Police said it was a fight between several women that led to the stabbing. They did not ID the woman who was arrested, except to say she’s 24 years old. She’s being charged with aggravated assault.
Ball State University is ready to open the doors of its newest renovated residence hall when classes resume for the fall semester Aug. 21. It’s the Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall and will be home to more than 500 students. It includes lounge spaces, a computer lab, and laundry room and will accommodate students majoring in the arts.
A 19-year-old Muncie woman has pleaded not guilty to all charges connected with the shooting of a man she was with one week ago. Sierra Swoveland is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and carrying a handgun without a license. She is accused of shooting 29-year-old Timothy Lampkins of Marion in an incident just north of Alexandria that closed a state highway and placed local schools under a delay.