BSU Elevator Fails: Students Trapped for Two Hours

Seven people were stuck in a Ball State residence hall elevator for over two hours on Sunday.  An overheated motor caused the elevator to stop functioning and stop between the 5th and 6th floors of BSU’s Clevenger Hall.   A maintenance contractor from Indianapolis had to be called to open the elevator and rescuse those trapped […]

Modoc Man Dies in Cycle Crash

A Modoc man was killed in a late Sunday night accident, when he crashed his motorcycle into a tree.   David Hummel died in that accident.   No other vehicle was involved in the accident.  Hummel was not wearing a helmet.   The accident happened near Selma.

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

A routine traffic stop by Indiana State Police turned into a drug and weapons arrest.   David M. Rodrigeuz of Gas City, was preliminarily charged with possession of crystal methamphetamine, a Class C felony, and possession of marijuana and a handgun, both class D felonies, besides a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.  The suspect was […]

Muncie Woman Stabbed and Beaten

A Muncie woman was stabbed and beaten on Monday.   The suspect in the incident is Dustin J. Shreves.  He allegedly hit her in the face and stabbed her with a rake.   He is facing charges of felony battery with a deadly weapon.  The victim was taken to Ball Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Ball State Sets Up Emergency Notification System

An emergency text message service is the latest method Ball State University will use to warn students and other members of the university community of a potential crisis on campus. The opt-in message service will send emergency bulletins via cell phones to all students, faculty and staff who sign up online.  School officials say the […]

Area Libraries Offer Videos Online

Patrons of two libraries in East Central Indiana now can download classic and independent movies, cooking shows, travel specials and health advice for free as part of a new partnership with MyLibraryDV.   The Muncie Public Library added the service to its Web site in August, and the New Castle-Henry County Public Library implemented it back […]

Anderson Police Search for Bank Robber

Anderson Police Department is looking for a man in connection with a bank robbery Friday at the National City branch, 111 E. 29th St. He took an undisclosed amount of money.  After he fled on foot, police searched for him with the aid of a canine, but the suspect hasn’t been apprehended.

Alexandria Teenagers Hurt in Crash

Three area teenagers were hospitalized Monday after an early morning accident near Alexandria.  Haley Hayes, 16, of Fairmount and Shane Swift, 17, of Alexandria were transported by PHI Air Aimbulance to Indianapolis after the pickup truck they were riding in left the roadway and struck two trees. The driver, 16-year-old Steven Guffey of Alexandria, was […]

Anderson's Hoosier Park Now in Thoroughbred Racing Season

Hoosier Park opened its 13th season of thoroughbred racing in style on Saturday. In addition to a full 13-race schedule, festivities included live music, crowd performers and T-shirt giveaways.  The 13-race schedule for the evening featured nine thoroughbred races and four quarter-horse races, with 124 total horses competing.  Official attendance figures had not been released […]

Anderson Legislators Support Mass Transit Plan

State Rep. Terri Austin led a panel of state lawmakers in discussing the feasibility and economic impact of enhancing Indiana’s mass transit systems through the expansion of commuter rail lines and bus systems.  Legislators discussed these important issues on Thursday during the first meeting of the Joint Study Committee on Mass Transit and Transportation Alternatives, […]