Proposed plans for Muncie Central Park outlined

Saying Muncie “doesn’t make a good first impression,” community leader Tom Bracken outlined a plan to create a park in Downtown Muncie to draw people to the area. That plan, which would cost $47 million, would require the already-approved plan of turning the Cintas building into GearBox, a makers hub that includes a brewery, shops […]

Sheriff says he needs $800K more to fight crime

Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley made an informal request for an additional $800,000 from City Council to fight drugs and replace old vehicles. On Tuesday, the Sheriff told council members that Delaware had the most meth lab busts in Indiana, 234, and along with that, his department needs more jail officers and more cruisers. He […]

Four charged in robbery, including victim

Police arrested four people on drug and weapons charges in Hartford City. Charlotte Kellogg, Kyle Stephen and Marquel Randall are charged with robbery and battery of a man on Jan. 14th at a home on West Kickapoo St. That victim is also charged with firing gunshots at Kellogg. Police say the man, Layne Mahon, believed […]

Teen to go to trial in Muncie sisters deaths

A teen driver that’s charged with killing three people, including two Muncie sisters, will go on trial in May. 19-year-old Ethan Lee will face a Vermillion County jury for crashing his truck into a building on January second of this year. Court documents allege the driver was going at least 87 miles an hour when […]

Delaware County has most meth labs in 2015

Delaware County has more discovered meth labs in the state than any other county, according to Prosecutor Jeffrey Arnold. He told state legislators yesterday that 234 meth labs were found in Delaware County, followed by 70 meth labs in Noble County last year, that’s nearly three times as many. Arnold said the state should make […]

Suspicious device destroyed by Bomb Squad

Whatever the Delaware County Bomb Squad blew up yesterday on White River Blvd. looked suspicious, but it wasn’t a bomb. A black device with a microphone and wires hanging from it and emitting high-pitched beeps was found on a bench Monday afternoon. The road was closed for a couple of hours. The Bomb Squad responded […]

Ball State President offered to resign, Board says

Questions are rising about Ball State President Paul Ferguson and his resignation this week. The Board Chairman Rick Hall says Ferguson offered to resign. Ferguson’s employment agreement spells out the terms, which call for a two-month sabbatical, and a year of severance pay at this salary of nearly a half a million dollars. So far, […]

Police: Woman slips from cuffs, steals police SUV

A 21-year-old woman accused of leading police on a high speed chase and the subject of a weekend overnight manhunt remains in Henry County jail. Tori Hostetler of Monrovia was a passenger in a stolen car that was pulled over near Pendleton and handcuffed. She was allegedly able to slip off the handcuffs and steal […]

Ball State President steps down

New this afternoon, Ball State President Paul Ferguson has resigned. He’s asking for a two-month sabbatical and then his resignation becomes effective. The Board of Trustees has reportedly accepted. Provost and Executive VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Terry King is now acting President.