A meeting is happening Monday that is likely to shed light on an emergency manager for Muncie Community Schools.The Distressed Unit Appeal Board is having a sitdown in the Statehouse. There are four applicants for emergency manager of Muncie schools, one of them is Crowe Horwath, one of the biggest accounting firms in the country.
Two Muncie police officers won’t face charges for shooting a man who they said tried to run them down with his car. Delaware County prosecutors say there was no evidence the two Muncie police officers committed any criminal acts when they shot 48-year-old Charles Kevin Dinkins in March. Dinkins was hospitalized for a few days […]
Wildlife officials are urging bird-watchers and other visitors to Indiana’s wildlife areas to steer clear of a federally endangered bird’s nesting sites. The state Department of Natural Resources says it’s important to give the interior least tern plenty of space. The rare birds are about eight inches long with a black “crown” on their head, […]
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 said Thursday that the exchanges “aren’t pretty.” But he adds […]
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. City Parks officials say it should take a few days to complete. Also, four canopies are being up at Tuhey Pool.
An Indiana judge has sentenced a Fort Wayne man to 87 years in prison in the death of a Wisconsin woman whose body was found buried in a basement in 2015. Franklin Dent on Thursday received 65 years for murder in the death of 34-year-old Jessica Fecht. He also received more than two years for […]
Muncie Animal Care Services is bursting at the seams and so the facility is holding a $5 adoption day special. It will actually be two days, Friday and Saturday , from 10am to 5:30pm Friday and from noon to 3pm on Saturday. The shelter is at 901 W. Riggin Road. All dogs and cats up […]
Police say they arrested a Muncie man after he called 911, time and time again. 35 year old Jonothon Fyffe of the 800 block of West 11th Street made the calls after being cited for playing loud music late Wednesday night. Now he’s charged with misuse of a 911 system and was being held in […]
Greg Hinshaw is the new superintendent for Yorktown Community Schools. The board there voted unanimously Tuesday to hire him. According to the Star Press the board was especially impressed with Hinshaw’s ability to handle a district’s finances. Hinshaw has been the superintendent at Randolph Central Schools for the past nine years.
A body found on Indianpolis’ northeast side Tuesday afternoon is that of a Muncie woman who’d been missing since October of last year. Police say the remains of 23 year old Angie Barlow were found behind a home on the 5300 block of East 43rd Street Tuesday afternoon. No word yet on a cause of […]