A troubled motel on the south side of Muncie has been shut down and the plan is to tear it down. Officials say the Red Carpet Inn at 3400 South Madison Street is infested with bedbugs, fleas and mice, and has had work done on its electrical and plumbing systems without proper permits. It will […]
A hit and run at the Indiana State Fair put two kids in the hospital about 9 o’clock Tuesday night. Police said the two people were hit as they were walking in the infield and were taken to the hospital, but were not hurt seriously. The car was found later, but the driver was not. […]
A Muncie man accused of hiding drugs in his baby’s crib is a repeat drug offender with multiple previous drug convictions, records show. Lucas Martinez has been arrested on numerous drug counts and allegedly sold those drugs near a park, which means the charges are enhanced. He’s looking at more than five years in jail.
A fight at the state fair Tuesday night ended with a woman being arrested after she pulled out what police are calling a “box cutter-type knife” and cut another woman. Police said it was a fight between several women that led to the stabbing. They did not ID the woman who was arrested, except to […]
Ball State University is ready to open the doors of its newest renovated residence hall when classes resume for the fall semester Aug. 21. It’s the Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall and will be home to more than 500 students. It includes lounge spaces, a computer lab, and laundry room and will accommodate students majoring in the […]
A 19-year-old Muncie woman has pleaded not guilty to all charges connected with the shooting of a man she was with one week ago. Sierra Swoveland is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery, and carrying a handgun without a license. She is accused of shooting 29-year-old Timothy Lampkins of Marion in an incident just north […]
A Plainfield man has been accused of stalking a physician at Henry Community Health Hospital. 45-year-old Neil Alwardt has been arrested and charged with stalking and false informing after the female victim claimed that Alwardt left profane notes and flowers at her home and work.
Additional maintenance would be good but, Alexandria Community Schools’ three buildings are in good structural condition, says a new study. It looked at the physical structures and how they’re used by and work for students. Also how they could accommodate future growth. Energy efficiency could be better. The high school is at 70 percent while […]
The number of meth lab seizures throughout Indiana has taken a sharp dive. The Indiana State Police reports a 58% drop in meth lab incidents so far this year, with the number of children removed from meth lab environments also down nearly 68%. A law making it more difficult to buy large amounts of the […]
Students in Indiana’s smallest school districts aren’t keeping up with their peers, according to a Ball State study. About half Indiana’s school districts have fewer than two-thousand students. Economist Michael Hicks says their S-A-T scores are 20 points lower than the other half, while their passing rates on the ISTEP are five-percent worse.