Legislators say a 20-point drop in the ISTEP passing rate is about what they expected after the transition to new state standards. Legislators are rushing through bills to shield school accountability grades and teacher pay from being punished for score drops based on that switch.
Madison County sheriff’s deputies were involved in police action shooting Wednesday morning. Sheriff Scott Mellinger says deputies were serving an eviction order when the individual pointed a semi-automatic weapon at officers. Gunfire was exchanged, but no one was injured. Family members of the suspect say he suffers from mental illness.
In Yorktown, Fire Chief David Boone says the fire at the former location of El Rancho Poblano on West Smith Street was intentionally set. The State Fire Marshal’s office continues to investigate, and says there were no utilities connected to the building at the time of the fire. The fire department is offering up to […]
An Elwood man has been arrested after being accused of inappropriate sexual contact with an 8-year-old relative. Police arrested 18-year-old Dylan Andrew Rexford, and charged him with Level 3 child molest and Level 4 incest. According to interviewers, the incident happened at the victim’s home just before Christmas.
A Dunkirk teenager convicted of rape has been sentenced to two years in prison. 17-year-old Izaha M. Baker was charged in August in connection with an assault that took place on June 1. He entered a guilty plea to the rape charge Dec. 1 after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. Jay Circuit Court Judge […]
A Knightstown man was arrested after he allegedly was seen doing cartwheels near I-70 and Indiana 109. 27-year-old Jordan Robert Bailey was arrested at a nearby convenience store. Police say he was intoxicated and spit in an officer’s face during his arrest. Bailey was charged with felony battery and misdemeanor charges. He was being held […]
A Muncie teenager has been arrested for carrying a stolen handgun. 19-year-old Britton Devon Kirkland was being questioned after police received a report about possible car break-ins in the Whitely neighborhood. Kirkland told officers he bought the 45-caliber handgun for $150 from “someone he didn’t know”. The gun had been reported stolen in October 2013.
INDOT and the Anderson Board of Public Works have come to an agreement on access from 27th Street to Scatterfield Road – a part of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute project. Anderson has reconfigured 27th Street through the former General Motors property between Scatterfield Road and Monroe Street to the east.
Indiana State Police in the Pendleton District are receiving reports from citizens who have received threatening phone calls from someone claiming to be from the IRS in an attempt to steal your identity. ISP reminds you that government agencies like the IRS will NEVER contact you by phone or email and ask you to “verify” […]
While President Obama is using executive powers to tighten gun laws, a new measure sent to the Indiana Statehouse would no longer require a license to carry a handgun in the Hoosier State. Representative Jim Lucas of Seymour introduced House Bill 1056 Tuesday, along with another bill to prohibit state agencies and universities from regulating […]