Four people and three dogs were rescued in two separate incidents where kayaks overturned in the White River in Madison County Saturday. Crews were first called to the Madison Avenue bridge for two overturned kayaks carrying a father, his 18-year-old daughter and their dog. The second incident happened around 2:30 p.m. when two people had […]
After steady heavy rains hit the area Friday, a large sinkhole opened up Saturday causing Muncie officials to close one road and issue a warning for people to avoid the area. The 10 feet deep and 6 feet wide sinkhole developed just east of the Walnut Street and Granville Avenue split.
Over the weekend, a flight from Indianapolis to Atlanta made an emergency landing in Tennessee after smoke was reported on the flight deck. Delta Flight 1534 was diverted to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountsville. The plane made a safe landing. No injuries were reported.
A state board has scheduled a meeting today to appoint an emergency manager of fiscally impaired Muncie Community Schools. The Distressed Unit Appeal Board meeting will take place at 2pm in the Statehouse. Candidates include former longtime superintendent of public instruction and Ball State alumna – Suellen Reed and Stephen Edwards, retired superintendent of Marion […]
Two Muncie police officers who shot at a local man as he allegedly tried to run them down with his car will not be prosecuted. Chief Deputy Prosecutor Eric Hoffman says there was “no evidence that the two who discharged their firearms that day committed any criminal acts.” 48-year-old Charles Kevin Dinkins was shot on […]
A 32-year-old Anderson man has been found guilty of child molestation. Warren Pierce, of the 2400 block of Pearl Street, was arrested in connection with the incidents that took place over a span of four years. Pierce is scheduled to be sentenced on July 10. His wife, Myshia, is also charged in the case. She […]
A 14-year-old who allegedly shot a younger boy in the head with high-powered air rifle three weeks ago has admitted to stealing an air rifle from the Anderson Kmart store. The teen, charged with theft, aggravated battery, and felony criminal recklessness remains in the Madison County Youth Center awaiting trial August 4.
Indiana Health Commissioner Jerome Adams says needle exchange programs have saved lives and money as public health officials try to combat the state’s opioid crisis. Eight Indiana counties currently have exchanges in place that allow drug users to swap dirty needles for clean ones. Adams says that the exchanges “aren’t pretty.” But he adds that […]
A National Endowment for the Arts grant is on its way to Muncie. The Muncie Journal reports the $50,000 will support an artist in residence program, where the City of Muncie will partner with the Muncie Arts and Culture Council to provide visiting artists with a temporary residence and gallery exhibition space, as well as […]
A makeover for Muncie’s Westside Park: Work is underway to replace the playground equipment there. Slides and swings and other attractions are being removed and replaced with new equipment. Also, City Parks officials say four canopies have been installed at Tuhey Pool.