A coroner says a man whose badly decomposed body was found in the Rangeline Nature Preserve in Anderson died from two gunshots to the head. The Madison County Coroner identified the victim Tuesday as 36-year-old David Lamar Phillips II of Anderson. His body was discovered Monday. Authorities say three Anderson residents have been arrested in connection with his death.
If you’re driving in the vicinity of the BSU campus, know that traffic may be heavier than usual. Move in dates for students are happening this week, boosting the local population by around 20,000. One move in day is today, Wednesday, and the happens Thursday from 9am to 5pm. There’s a new 3 lane traffic pattern for New York Ave. arriving at the Studebaker buildings.
A current member of Muncie City Council says he’s running for mayor of Muncie. Republican Dan Ridenour has filed papers to seek the office. He currently represents District 2 and is alos a board or committee member with Homesavers ofDelaware County, Cancer Services of ECI Little Red Door, Teamwork for Quality Living, Muncie Rotary, BNI, East Central Indiana Builders Association, Halteman Village Baptist Church, Mid-Eastern Indiana Association of Realtors, Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.
Four people have been arrested in connection with a homicide investigation following the discovery of two bodies in Madison and Grant counties. The body of the first murder victim was found at a nature preserve on the east side of Anderson around 9 a.m. Monday. Authorities have identified that victim as 36-year-old David Lamar Phillips II of Anderson. The body of 40-year-old Trinity Parker was discovered Tuesday in Grant County about a mile from the Madison County line. Taylor Wheeler, Jordan Zirkle, Brittney Vontress, and Daniel Jones are in police custody and are facing murder charges.
Police say a Muncie woman was highly intoxicated when she crashed her vehicle and her child was in the car with her. 27-year-old Rashonda Noelle Williams was taken into custody after her vehicle left Riggin Road near the Walnut Street roundabout and crashed into a ditch. Williams’ blood-alcohol content registered at .284.
A Pendleton woman is behind bars after she tested four times the legal limit after crashing into a dump truck in a construction zone on I-69 just south of Pendleton. 30-year-old Rachel Whited was uninjured but showed signs of impairment. She was lodged in the Madison County Jail for Operating While Intoxicated, and Endangerment.
Slow down and use caution. That’s the advice from Yorktown Police when it comes to the construction zone over the Tiger Bridge. Authorities say there have been four accidents on the bridge since construction started on June 25. Fortunately, there have been no reported injuries.
Non-union Anderson city employees will receive a 2 percent pay increase in the proposed 2019 budget. The Herald Bulletin reports that the 2019 city budget for general fund expenditures is $32.79 million, which is 2.6 percent more than the current budget of $31.96 million.
Companion legislation to U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s bipartisan National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act has been signed into law by President Trump. The bipartisan legislation will provide needed oversight and determine how to improve the suicide hotline system and provide better service for those in need of assistance.
Delaware County Stormwater Management and the Upper Mississinewa River Watershed Partnership will have a cleanup on the Mississinewa River in Eaton starting at 8 a.m. this Saturday. The event will start at the canoe launch at West Rock at 800 South Romy Street.