In Anderson, the monthly bill for customers using an average 800 kilowatts will drop by 29 cents in the second quarter of the year. The Anderson Board of Public Works approved the adjustment from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency this week. Currently, the average customer is paying less for electric than they did in 2016 and 2017.
12 years in prison for a Winchester teen who admitted molesting two 13 year old girls. 19 year old Joseph Loudy had been arrested in December after police were alerted of inapproriate communication via text between Loudy and one of the alleged victims. He later pleaded guilty to two molestation charges, reports the Star Press.
Muncie Public Library (MPL) will host free Summer Film School for teens in grades 8-12. This program puts professional equipment in students’ hands every day for three weeks as they gain video production and editing experience. To apply, teens can pick up an application/flyer at any MPL branch and return it by Sunday, June 2 to any branch. Students younger than eighth grade are eligible to apply and will be considered based on the application
A death investigation is underway in Muncie after a body was found in White River. Police say a person walking near the river by Jackson Street spotted the body Tuesday. Delaware County Coroner Rick Howell says it does not appear to be foul play in the death of 52-year-old Jerome L. Kendrick. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.
After the release of a new sketch, additional audio and new video in the investigation of the 2017 murders of Abby Williams and Libby German in Delphi, Indiana State Police say more than 1,000 new tips came in within 24 hours.
Jane Pauley Community Health Centers are expanding. Additions to the OB/GYN and FAMILY HEALTHCARE staff are helping to expand services at both Anderson locations; one on Lincoln Street and the other on Medical Arts Boulevard with an Alexandria location on Washington Street.
A longtime Muncie businessman has struck a deal with prosecutors and agreed to plead guilty to two drug-dealing charges. The Star Press reports that 79-year-old Calvin “Buddy” Carroll has signed an agreement that calls for him to plead guilty to two counts of dealing in a controlled substance. Sentencing is set for May 15.
Shane Davis has been elected to complete the term of Chad Wolfe on the Pendleton Town Council. The Herald Bulletin reports Davis won a majority vote of the precinct committeemen to fill the at-large seat that became open when Wolfe moved out of town. Davis has been a Republican Party precinct committeeman since 2013.
The latest version of the state’s two-year budget has been released by Republicans, and money for adoption subsidies was completely removed. State Senator David Niezgodski (D-South Bend) says the budget does not do justice for our most vulnerable children.
In a legal victory for Attorney General Curtis Hill and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the Indiana Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed DNR’s authority to hold controlled deer hunts at state parks to control overpopulation. In 2017, a public interest organization called the Center for Wildlife Ethics Inc. went to court to challenge DNR’s authority to hold such hunts.