A Plainfield man has been accused of stalking a physician at Henry Community Health Hospital. 45-year-old Neil Alwardt has been arrested and charged with stalking and false informing after the female victim claimed that Alwardt left profane notes and flowers at her home and work.
Additional maintenance would be good but, Alexandria Community Schools’ three buildings are in good structural condition, says a new study. It looked at the physical structures and how they’re used by and work for students. Also how they could accommodate future growth. Energy efficiency could be better. The high school is at 70 percent while the elementary and intermediate schools each were rated at 43 percent.
The number of meth lab seizures throughout Indiana has taken a sharp dive. The Indiana State Police reports a 58% drop in meth lab incidents so far this year, with the number of children removed from meth lab environments also down nearly 68%. A law making it more difficult to buy large amounts of the ingredients used in making meth is being credited for the decline.
Students in Indiana’s smallest school districts aren’t keeping up with their peers, according to a Ball State study. About half Indiana’s school districts have fewer than two-thousand students. Economist Michael Hicks says their S-A-T scores are 20 points lower than the other half, while their passing rates on the ISTEP are five-percent worse.
A troubled motel on the south side of Muncie has been shut down and the plan is to tear it down, too. Officials say the Red Carpet Inn at 3400 S. Madison St. is littered with bedbugs, fleas and mice, and has work done on its electrical and plumbing systems without proper permits. It will be demolished.
The new owner of the former BorgWarner auto transmissions factory in Muncie plans to demolish much of the facility that used to employ thousands of workers. The move comes after unsuccessful efforts to find a company to take over the plant once it was closed in 2009 by Michigan-based BorgWarner. The Muncie building commission’s office has granted a demolition permit to the Jim Wallace Co. of Sagamore Hills, Ohio.
Talk about a beautiful way to start a school year. Ball State University is ready to open the doors of its newest renovated residence hall when classes resume for the fall semester Aug. 21. It’s the Schmidt/Wilson Residence Hall and will be home to more than 500 students. It includes lounge spaces, a computer lab, laundry room and semi-private bathrooms, and will accommodate students majoring in the arts.
He’s accused of holding an acquaintance at gunpoint and demanding ransom to release him. 22-year-old Robinson James Mullins is charged with criminal confinement and pointing a firearm. The Muncie man was being held in the Delaware County jail under a $29,000 bond, after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at a man and demanded $10,000 from the victim’s father.
State Representative Melanie Wright of Yorktown, will be joined by a group of state and local officials at a community meeting to discuss the problems generated by human trafficking. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Millcreek Civic Center at 403 West Main Street in Chesterfield.
Two new police dogs for the ranks of the ISP: Pendleton Trooper Thomas Ratliff and Lt. Tony Delello have graduated from the Indiana State Police K-9 Training School with their new K-9 partners, Tora and Yana who can now detect drugs, as well as participate in the tracking and apprehension of suspects.