Man Arrested In Anderson Shooting Death

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with Thursday’s shooting death of Christian Michael Cox. 18 year old
Aundray Lamonte Ivy Jr., 18, 1300 block of West Tenth Street, is facing a preliminary charge of murder and is being held without bond at the Madison County jail. Police say an argument over speeding led to the shooting.

Habitat Sets Sights On Anderson Project

In Anderson, Habitat for Humanity hopes to start construction on a new single family house after a donation from the Anderson Community Development Corp. The Herald Bulletin reports the project would go up at 1420 Forkner Street. They hope to break ground by mid September and build a single family home with three bedrooms and two baths.

Man Sentenced In Kidnapping Case

It’s a year in the Randolph County jail for a rural Winchester man charged in connection with the abduction and beating of a local man. The Star Press reports 38 year old Noah E. Roth pleaded guilty to battery resulting in moderate bodily injury and criminal confinement. He and a co-defendant were arrested in February last year for allegedly attacking a 39-year-old Farmland man at Mullens’ home.

Stallings Wins Brilliant Firefly Award

State Rep. Sue Errington (D-Muncie) joined Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch on Wednesday (July 28) to honor Brooke Stallings with the Brilliant Firefly Award for her dedicated service to the Muncie community. The Muncie Journal reports the 18 year old worked on the opening of a mental health break room in Muncie Central High School, participated as a member of the PRIDE Team and served as an inaugural Web of Support ambassador.

Friday, 7/30/2021 Woof Boom Radio morning news

Judge sets prisoner freeCiting successful completion of the Recovery While Incarcerated (RWI) Program, had no write-ups, and the Defendant’s first felony conviction, Judge Kimberly Dowling issued an order releasing convicted drug dealer Marco Contreras-Desilva over the adamant objections of prosecutors. He was originally sentenced after admitting to selling drugs in Muncie to BSU students, and dealing Ecstasy, profiting around $6,000 every month, for pure financial gain and not to support an addiction.  Court documents provided by the Delaware County Prosecutor’s office indicate the remainder of the Defendant’s six (6) year executed sentence shall be modified to electronic home detention through Delaware County Community Corrections until October 10, 2023.


Bearcat Kickoff:  9th Grade Orientation is next week

Central High School Principal Chris Walker – HEAR that entire conversation this weekend on This Week in Delaware County.


More than 200 police agencies across Indiana will be taking part of the state’s Stop Arm Violation Enforcement program.  There is only one instance where you don’t have to stop for a school bus — when you are driving towards it on a four-lane highway, and there is grass or concrete barrier dividing the highway.


Indiana Senators SPLIT.   Todd Young (R-Ind.) was one of the Republican Senators who voted in favor to begin debate on the Senate’s bipartisan infrastructure bill: Senator Mike Braun, also a Republican, voted against the measure.


Even though the guidance from CDC has changed, there are NO changes to the Ball State plan for masks and vax

President Mearns, from yesterday in the WLBC Zoom Room with Steve Lindell.


A Southside Muncie eyesore is being demolished:  Demolition continues on the former gas station property on South Madison. Woof Boom Radio news reporter Sean Mattingly has a photo on our Local News page now.

 

 

 

 

 


The process of voting in our Country is being debated.  We wondered how new Indiana Secretary of State Holly Sullivan looks at the situation

We learned during yesterday’s Zoom Room interview that she came from the private sector, and you’ll hear her reason for doing this job on our Monday morning news.


 

Muncie Man Accused Of Hitting Brother With Baseball Bat

A Muncie man accused of attacking his brother with a baseball bat is charged with aggravated battery. 56 year old Lendol Reed is accused of hitting the victim at least four times, resulting in a need for stitches for head wounds. Police say the incident unfolded at a campground in Jay. Stories are different about what led to the attack.

Health Officials Investigate Seven COVID Cases Of Fair Attendees

Seven people who attended the Delaware County Fair have tested positive for COVID-19, and now an investigation is underway to see if there’s a connection or just a coincidence. Th Star Press reports Delaware County Health Department, officials say they’re taking a look and while nothing is definite, any gatherings of individuals bring about the risk of transmission.

Patterson Block To Hold Grand Opening

Muncie’s historic Patterson Block is holding a grand opening next Thursday. According to the Star Press, Pink Leaf Learning bought the property early this year and since seven additional businesses have made it their home. The grand opening will happen August 5th from 5-8pm. Tours of the building will be available every 30 minutes.

Julian To Step Down As Chamber CEO Next Year

Jay Julian has announced his intention to retire as President/CEO of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and as Chief Economic Development Officer of the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance effective April 1, 2022. The board has appointed an eight-person Search Committee to help find a successor.

Thursday, 7/29/2021 Woof Boom Radio morning news

Flying is back in a big wayGood news landed at Indy Airport today as Contour Airlines announced it will become the second airline this year to kick-off operations out of Indy, beginning this fall with three new daily nonstop flights to Nashville, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee.


The Town of Yorktown is aware of reports that a child was burned while playing near the Civic Green splash pad recently.  No remnants of acid or chemicals have been found in the area; it is believed that the injury was caused by the temperature of the metal on the manhole covers. They are taking steps to mitigate the heat on the lids immediately, and working with Board of Health.   Town Manager Pete Olson told WLBC Radio News in a text, “we hate that it happened and are committed to fixing the issue.”


One week from today is First Thursday in downtown Muncie.  Come and support the creative genius of more than 24 talented makers at MADJAX from 5 – 8 p.m. Also, events at other businesses and galleries, and Canan Commons.


The Fort Wayne City Council rejected a tax break for Amazon’s new distribution center this week.  The mega online retailer had been asking for around $7.3-million in ten years of tax abatements.  An Amazon representative says the project won’t go away, but their plans to spend over $100-million on investments on the project might be reduced and the planned 2022 opening date may be pushed back as a result.


Building Hope with Each Stroke:  the Muncie Mission golf outing on Thursday, September 2.  There are 8:00 AM and 1:30 PM tee times at The Players Club, and groups or individuals can sign up now. Online registration is available at www.munciemission.org/events.


Anderson University (AU) and Ivy Tech Community College are proud to announce a new articulation agreement in Christian ministries, through which students will have the opportunity to earn a dual degree.


Wednesday is another Muncie on the Move breakfast event and program, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at the Horizon Center.  Tickets will be available at the door, but reservations are appreciated.


The reigning Monarch of Monaco is the 2021 Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award recipient.  His Serene Highness Prince Albert II established a foundation to address the planet’s environmental situation.  He will be honored on Sept. 25 at the Indianapolis Prize Gala presented by Cummins Inc., to be held in downtown Indianapolis.


The Anderson High School Class of ’67 will meet for lunch at noon today, at Blaze Brew & Pub in Championship Lanes.  All AHS 1967 classmates, spouses and friends are welcome. There will be a discussion about the 55-year anniversary party next year.


Free fun this Saturday in downtown Muncie, with the second Moonlight Movie of the 2021 season, ET The Extra Terrestrial at Canan Commons.  The movie will start at 8:00pm.   Kids are encouraged to come early and build their own spaceship to use while they watch the movie!  Guests are to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and bug spray.