33 year old Nate Jones has announced his candidacy for mayor of Muncie. He is Delaware County’s veterans affairs officer and is running on the GOP ticket. He and others will look to unseat Democrat Dennis Tyler. Jones tells the Star Press he’s running to provide a community with which his children can be proud.
Ball State undergraduates Maddie Clark and Kaitlin Gavenda are in their senior year of college as winners of the prestigious Udall Scholarship, a $7,000 award that celebrates student leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment or to Native American nations. Clark is a senior landscape architecture major from Shelbyville, Indiana. Gavenda is a senior biology major from Fenton, Missouri.
Brian Stelter, chief media correspondent for CNN, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, on the campus of Ball State University. His presentation is titled “Truthfully Reporting in the ‘Fake News’ Era.” The event is free and open to the public. Stelter, 33, is the anchor of “Reliable Sources,” which examines the week’s top media stories every Sunday at 11 a.m. on CNN. He also reports for CNN Business and writes a nightly e-newsletter.
At its peak, more than 50-thousand customers of Indiana & Michigan Power Company were without electricity Thursday, after freezing rain and ice coated trees and power lines. At this hour, about 100 I&M employees and contractors are working to restore power. Some Delaware County homes may not see electricity restored until late tonight. Some Anderson residents remain without power this morning. Anderson Light and Power says crews are working diligently to restore power to those who are still without electricity.
Nate Jones has announced his bid to run for Mayor of Muncie on the Republican ticket. Jones, a combat veteran and Veterans Affairs officer, announced his campaign Thursday promising to be “a mayor for citizens.” His campaign’s focus will be fighting the drug epidemic, improving infrastructure and public safety. Jones said that he will work with city officials on these issues to quote, “bring Muncie back to the city I remember.” The Mayoral election will be on May 7th, 2019.
An Anderson man will spend the next 12 years in prison. 26-year-old Kenneth McCormick admitted to pointing a gun at employees while robbing the Village Pantry on Raible Avenue on January 8. McCormick pleaded guilty in October to felony robbery, pointing a firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.
An 18-year-old from Muncie has been charged with attempted murder. Police say David Lankford shot his roommate in the abdomen with a shotgun. It reportedly came about during a dispute. Police found 27-year-old Robert Writtenhouse lying on the living room floor and had to kick in a back door to reach him.
Another Phone Scam: The Anderson Police Department says phone solicitors claiming to be with the City Utilities Department say if you don’t pay your bill immediately with a pre-paid Credit Card, they will send the police to your house to arrest you. The caller ID reads City Utilities so it appears to be legitimate. Anderson Police say it’s not.
The woman charged in last month’s deadly bus stop crash in Fulton County entered a preliminary plea of not guilty Thursday. Shepherd has been charged with three counts of reckless homicide and one count of passing a school bus with its safety arm extended and causing injury. Shepherd will have her pre-trial hearing Feb. 5.
Ball State University’s entrepreneurship program is the 12th best among undergraduate’s offerings in the nation. The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine’s 13th annual survey names the 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools best for entrepreneurship studies. Ball State moved up from 20th last year.