Suspected Muncie Convenience Store Robber Apprehended

04.21.14

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They say he committed three robberies at two Muncie convenience stores within 24 hours. 40-year-old Chad Edward Duke, of Rushville, was tracked to a Greenfield motel when he was arrested and charged with three counts of robbery. Duke is being lodged in the Delaware County Jail under a 40-thousand dollar bond. Police say Duke has a long record, but no previous charges in Delaware County.

Daniels Named To 2016 President Debate Commission

04.21.14

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Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will play a part in the 2016 Presidential Debates. Daniels has been chosen to be on the board of directors of the Commission on Presidential Debates. Other members include former ABC News Anchor Charles Gibson, former CIA Director Leon Panetta, and former Senator Olympia Snowe.

INDY PD Still Reeling After Death Of Two Of Its Own

04.21.14

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Funeral services will take place this week for two Indianapolis police officers at the center of a murder-suicide investigation. Authorities say Officer Kimberlee Carmack was shot and killed by her ex-husband, Sergeant Ryan Anders, who then turned the gun on himself. Visitation for Carmack will be held Tuesday. Her funeral will be held Wednesday. Anders‘ funeral will be held Thursday.

Public Meetings Scheduled For D’ville Sidewalk Project

04.21.14

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It’s meant to make kids safer while walking to and from school. A new sidewalk project is planned for the neighborhood along Daleville Road and residents can learn more at one of two upcoming meetings on the subject. This Thursday at 7pm and again on April 28th, you can see current plans for the project at Daleville Town Hall and ask planners or town officials any questions.

Anderson’s Independence Parade Returns

04.21.14

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Mayor Kevin Smith and the City of Anderson have announced that Anderson’s Independence Parade will take place Thursday July 3rd, with events starting at 4:30pm with the dedication of Dickmann Town Center Plaza – formerly the Anderson Town Center. Then it’s the parade to be followed by a fireworks show from the rooftop of City Hall.

Good Friday Holiday Closings

04.18.14

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Today is Good Friday. All federal offices will be open. All state offices will be closed. Muncie City offices and county offices and courts in Delaware and Madison counties and town offices in Yorktown, Daleville and Chesterfield will be closed today. The bank will be open, but the license branch will be closed. The post office will be open and mail will run as usual.

Tyler Delivers Muncie State Of The City Address

04.18.14

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With a capacity crowd looking on, Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler delivered the State of the City address at the Horizon Convention Center. He spoke of triumphs and challenges facing his city, in his more than one hour presentation. Tyler also noted the incredible increase in costs for snow removal, pothole repair and road de-icing material. At one point, he dispatched crews to travel to Michigan to pick up thousands of pounds of salt, because supply was so low and public safety was Tyler’s first priority.

Baby Autumn Released From Hospital

04.18.14

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A baby girl – born the same day a deadly accident claimed her father’s life – has been released from the hospital. Autumn Marie Sperry, who was born the night of April 6, spent the past week at Riley Hospital for Children receiving specialized care. The infant’s mother, Rebecca Sperry, faces physical therapy after suffering multiple injuries in the crash that killed her 23-year-old husband Jesse Sperry. Rebecca gave birth to Autumn by emergency C-section after being airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital. Baby Autumn has been released to the care of her grandparents.

MadCo To End Personell Board

04.18.14

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Madison County commissioners have decided to end the county’s Personnel Board.
Commissioner John Richwine says at one time the Personnel Board had a function, but that has now changed. The commissioners have directed Jim Wilson, county attorney, to draft an ordinance for the next meeting to eliminate the Personnel Board. Richwine says there’s no need for the board since a Human Resources Department now handles tasks that involve a request for a salary increase or a change in job description.

Fishers Police Dog Shot & Killed

04.18.14

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A Fishers police dog has been shot and killed by a Hamilton County Sheriff‘s Deputy who felt compelled to act because the animal refused to release its hold on the arm of a Fisher‘s officer. That officer was not the dog‘s usual handler, but was caring for the K-9 at her home Wednesday when a car pulled into her driveway, the dog reacted by going into a defensive stance and biting the officer‘s arm. She was treated at a hospital for puncture wounds.

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