Six months into the search for the killer of Abby Williams and Libby German, we are learning new information about the evidence police are using to track down the suspect. Along with DNA, police also have additional audio from Libby’s cell phone that has not yet been released. Officials continue to process the evidence, with a group of ISP detectives interviewing and re-interviewing people in connection with the case.
Muncie’s former BorgWarner plant has been sold. The building has been purchased by the Jim Wallace Company of Sagamore Hills, Ohio with plans to demolish most of it leaving about 200,000 square feet available for lease. The company also plans to clean up the property and leave it looking better than it does now.
The city of Anderson is awaiting approval from the Federal Transit Administration before it can begin the process of acquiring a site for a new downtown bus terminal. According to the Herald Bulletin, the FTA needs to review and accept the environmental study for the site that has been proposed for the northeast corner of 13th and Jackson streets.
Indiana Legal Services will have an attorney at the Carnegie Library today to provide free legal help on civil matters to residents of Muncie and the surrounding communities. The attorney will be at the library on East Jackson Street from 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
An eclipse view party will take place at the Ball State scramble light on August 21st – the first day of classes at the university. 10,000 solar eclipse glasses to help protect eyes will be distributed as attendees will see almost all of the sun blocked by the moon.
Days before the 50th edition of Gen Con kicks off in Indianapolis, organizers are announcing a sellout. The event, which draws more than 60,000 visitors downtown, has expanded beyond the Indiana Convention Center and into Lucas Oil Stadium. It’s and is one of the biggest fantasy, science fiction and gaming conventions in the state.
You may be aware that the emerald ash borer has been destroying the population of ash trees across Indiana and the Midwest. Now, you’re being warned of the Asian long-horned beetle that’s causing damage to maple trees. Purdue University suggests that you perform an annual tree checkup to find out if your trees are infested.
Open Door Health Services is marking National Health Center Week. It’s joining forces with SafeKids to provide a car seat check Monday and there’s a famers market August 15, 16, and 17th from 11am – 2pm. Community members are encouraged to come purchase fresh produce, such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, and watermelon. The farmers market is also a great way to support local farmers.
Delaware County commissioners have approved an economic development area, including a tax increment financing (TIF) district, that stretches from the town of Gaston, down to and along State Route 28 and then to I-69.
Hundreds of acres of property, most of it undeveloped, are included in the area. Brad Bookout, the county’s economic development officer, told The Star Press that doesn’t mean a major development is being considered for the area- in fact, he says any development is probably 20 years away.
A Thursday stabbing in Muncie ended with a man dead and another arrested for murder. It happened Thursday afternoon at an apartment near South Franklin and West Seventh streets.
19-year-old suspect Jaylin Ammon allegedly told police he would refer to himself as a martyr and wanted to purge the wicked. Court documents state a witness saw a shirtless man covered in blood walking down Seventh Street. The witness asked him if he was involved in the stabbing and he said, “I took out a Meth Dealer! He was going to hurt my friends.”
According to those same documents, responding officers also said Ammon was upset with the victim dealing meth to his friends. He told the victim to leave his apartment and when he refused he stabbed him. The victim’s identity is still not yet known.