63 years behind bars for a New Castle man who choked a man which ultimately led to his death. 31 year old Christopher Brinker was initially charged with attempted murder for the August 2017 attack on 40 year old Jeb Stuart Jones. Authorities say the injuries sustained by Jones decreased his brain activity and he died a few months later. Brinker entered a guilty plea to murder.
Local robotics Team 1720, The PhyXTGears, has had an “out of this world” season. And it’s not over yet. On Wednesday, April 24, the team will travel to Detroit, Mich., for the FIRST World Championship competition.
The team qualified for the prestigious competition after finishing second at the IndianaFIRST State Championship in Kokomo April 12-13.
At noon today we should learn more about a “new direction” in the Indiana State Police investigation into the Delphi murders. They were reported missing on Feb. 13, 2017 and their bodies were discovered the next day. Since then, police have received tens of thousands of tips in the double murder of Abby Williams and Libby German. Described by ISP as ‘significant news’ in the murder investigations of Abby Williams and Libby German, that information is expected to be announced later today.
The state Democratic Party is planning a public memorial service to honor former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who passed away in March at the age of 91. The service is set for 12 p.m. May 1 in the south atrium of the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Bayh’s son, Evan, followed him into Indiana politics, becoming the state’s governor and later a U.S. Senator.
A Muncie mother, accused of abusing and neglecting her six month old son, has been released from the Delaware County jail. 24-year-old Mikayla Ann England had been charged with aggravated battery. England was arrested April 11th after her child was taken to the hospital with head trauma.
Charges face a man whom Anderson police say struck an officer as they were trying to take him into custody. Zebediah Campbell was seen leaving an abandoned house on Columbus Avenue when an officer tried to get him to stop. That’s when Campbell allegedly struck the officer in the face. They eventually took Campbell into custody.
No one was injured when a van struck the side of an Anderson church. Joseph Love, a deacon at the Missionary Baptist ‘Church Upon The Rock’ says while he was closing up the church his 14-year-old grandson and two other boys started the vehicle to turn on the heat when the accident occurred.
Donuts and Doggies – It’s a great way for Ball State University students to relieve some of the stress of finals. This Wednesday from 5:15-6:15pm, Botsford-Swinford will have between 30-40 dogs, and dozens & dozens of donuts. Students can de-stress by petting, playing and feeding the dogs in what has become one of the most popular events of the year at Ball State.
Girl Scouts delivered more than 76,000 boxes of cookies to Indianapolis military personnel. The delivery was part of Operation Cookie Drop. When the Girl Scouts were selling cookies, Hoosiers could elect to donate purchases to men and women in uniform.
Muncie’s NFL Draft Day Tailgate is this Saturday afternoon downtown at Canan Commons. Fun for all with lawn games, a meet-and-greet tent, food trucks and the Colts’ 6th Round Pick will be made by Colts alumni player Bill Brooks.