Transparency In Local Government Summit Next Month In Muncie

The Transparency in Local Government; 2019 Citizen Summit is happening in Muncie next month. The goal of the summit is to Share examples of successful transparency in local government, facilitate a public conversation regarding transparency and identify methods and best practices to achieve transparency It’s happening at Ivy Tech’s Fisher Building, in downtown Muncie, Saturday, September 14th. It’s free and open to the public.

Ontario Systems Partners With New Mountain Capital

Muncie-based Ontario Systems has entered into an agreement to partner with New York-based New Mountain Capital, a leading growth-oriented investment firm with over $20 billion in assets under management. With its purchase of a majority share in Ontario Systems, New Mountain Capital will replace Arlington Capital Partners as the Company’s largest investor. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Buddy” Gets Home Detention Sentence

Home detention is the sentence for an area businessman who pleaded guilty in connection with charges that he sold suboxone to informants of the Muncie Police Department. 79 year old Calvin “Buddy’ Carroll, 79, also has to serve six years on probation and make a $10,000 donation to a yet-to-be-determined drug-related organization.

Student Assaulted; Investigation Continues

Officials are conducting an investigation of an assault on a student at Alexandria-Monroe Jr.-Sr. High School. Alexandria Police Chief Matt Ellis stopped short of saying that the attack may be related to the victim’s perceived sexual orientation. But, he goes on to say that motive has not yet been ruled out.

Officers Had To Tase Him; Now He’s In Critical Condition

He was going the wrong way on I-69 in Madison County, damaging five vehicles before he was stopped. The driver, identified only as a 43-year-old man from Normal, Illinois, refused to get out of the vehicle and “became combative.” When officers used a Taser on him, he suffered “some sort of medical event”. The man was taken to a Noblesville hospital in critical condition.

Wolf Hybrid On The Loose In Kokomo

A wolf hybrid is on the loose in Kokomo.  The owner says Ebony was last seen near Indiana University – Kokomo. Her owner and a rescue group are trying to track the wolf. They say if you see her, don’t feed her. They’re using food to try and lure her in.

Accused Of Threatening To Kill Acquaintance

A Muncie man has been arrested after being accused of threatening to kill a female acquaintance with a handgun. The Star Press reports that 36-year-old Daniel Maurice Crawford is charged with criminal confinement, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and pointing a firearm.

Muncie Tailgate From 8-10 This Morning

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at the monthly Tailgate from 8 to 10 a.m. this morning on the east side parking lot of Muncie Mall. The tailgate is while supplies last, and there is a limit of three families per vehicle.

Gun Discovered At Anderson Goodwill Store

An unusual donation at the Anderson Goodwill store: Police were called when a store manager opened an old cigar box and found an old double-action revolver inside. The store’s policy is to turn away firearm donations, but if one is donated by accident they contact the police and have it picked up.

Carmel Ranked Number One In The Nation

The City of Carmel has been named the best place to raise a child in America by Safewise.com.   Using FBI and other data sources, Carmel scored higher than any city in America, beating out Newton, Massachusetts, and Johns Creek, Georgia, who round out the top three. Fishers, Indiana, finished in fourth place. No other Indiana city ranked among the top 50.