A Muncie doctor remains in critical condition after a crash on US 35 north of Richmond on Friday evening. Thomas Freeman II was riding his motorcycle when a car pulled into his path. The driver of that car was taken to the hospital in fair condition. Freeman had to be airlifted from the scene.
A 28-year-old cold case is being reinvestigated by Indiana State Police. In 1986, Dawn Tulowitzky disappeared from her Alexandria apartment. The decomposed body of the 21-year-old was found along a rural road in Madison County 17 days later. Her boyfriend at the time was arrested in connection with her death, but charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. An ISP spokesman says recent advancements in technology and DNA testing are bringing the case closer to an arrest
Gas prices continued their decline, passing a milestone this weekend. Muncie stations are selling a gallon of regular unleaded for $2.99 or lower. The national average, according to AAA, was $3.12, while Indiana’s average was $3.06, which ranked 18th among state averages.
70 World War Two veterans from Indiana went on one final mission over the weekend.
Saturday‘s flight was the third the Indy Honor Flight organization has paid for this year to send World War Two veterans on a day-long trip to Washington D.C. as a thank you for their service. The veterans visited the National World War II Memorial, as well as the other major war memorials and Arlington National Cemetery.
Rain and chilly temperatures couldn’t dampen spirits as Anderson University celebrated their homecoming Saturday. University Boulevard was packed with current and former students looking through the booths set up for commemorative photos, food and AU gear.
Adding to the excitement, the AU football team pulled off a win in a 37-35 nail-biter with Hanover College.
Madison County and Aspire Indiana hosted the Veterans Stand Down program Friday. It was the second year for the program that gives veterans, who are homeless, or nearly homeless, a chance to receive a meal, clothing and medical screenings. The program also offered mental health screenings, eye checks and dental evaluations along with flu shots and a multitude of other items and services.
Muncie has a new restaurant. Firehouse Subs – the sandwich chain that features a firehouse motif – opened to hungry fans on Friday. The local franchise is housed in shopping center across from Fazoli’s on McGalliard Road. A preview was held Thursday night for invited guests featuring free food for firefighters and emergency responders.
It’s not good news for Ball State University, as it looks like the $12.6 million it lost to investment fraud will not be recovered. That statement comes from the University‘s Board of Trustees chairman to the state budget committee. The investments were made by the schools former director of cash and investments who worked around the schools internal controls to keep the investments hidden. Chairman Rick Hall says they don‘t expect to recover any more than the half-million dollars it already has.
Add Carmel to the list of local cities taking new steps to train emergency personnel for the possibility of an Ebola outbreak. City officials are developing new guidelines in case the virus ever makes its way into the area. Mostly the plan will include increased training on how to identify and properly handle any possible cases. Officials also plan to explore new options for obtaining equipment and supplies in the event of a locally identified case.
An official groundbreaking for a new Muncie hotel is set to take place next week.
The ceremony for the ‘Courtyard by Marriott Muncie at the Horizon Convention Center’ is set for 11:00am next Tuesday. The hotel will be six stories tall with 150 guest rooms, two meeting rooms, a restaurant; shops operated by people with disabilities and will include a training center by The Arc of Indiana, an advocacy group for the disabled.