Report Shows Indiana Tourism On The Rise

A new report says a record number of people are visiting Indiana and spending more in the process. The survey from Rockport Analytics shows 79-million people visited the Hoosier state in 2016, and spent an estimated $12.2 billion. The report shows tourism is the fastest-growing job sector in the state and now the 9th largest industry in Indiana.

Anderson Man Involved In Sunday Crash

An Anderson man was involved in a Sunday accident that shut down part of Indiana 37 for a couple of hours. Police say it happened at about 4:40 PM. 25 year old Jack Bays of Anderson couldn’t avoid hitting a vehic le that pulled out in front of him. His car struck the passenger side of the second vehicle. The woman driving that other car, 38 year old Jennifer L. Burdine of Indianapolis, was taken to Riverview Health in Noblesville with minor injuries.

Man Charged With Attacking Another Man With Knife

Battery counts face a Muncie man who attacked another man in his home. Police say Frederick Allen was brought to the home by the victim’s mother. When the younger man told Allen he had to leave the South Council Street residence, police say Allen broke out a knife and attacked the younger man with it. Allen is behind bars in the Delaware County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Muncie Mission Meal For Christmas

The 87th annual Muncie Mission free Christmas dinner for residents and community guests will be Sunday, December 17th. A Christmas celebration service will begin at 11:30 a.m., dinner will follow at 12-noon. Everyone is welcome. Last year, 200 Christmas dinners were served at the mission for residents and guests by staff and volunteers. Additionally, 225 meals were delivered by volunteers to those homebound in Muncie.
A Christmas party for the Mission residents only will also take place on December 22nd.