Search Shifts For Accused Killer

The search is intensifying now for Brady Turner the man suspected in the Monday night stabbing death of Christopher Burgess Jr. Turner was apparently spotted entering a cornfield in south Muncie. The search, which had been focused on the city’s north side Tuesday, has now shifted to the area of 16th Street and Meeker Avenue.

Twilight On The Boulevard Friday

Twilight on the Boulevard is a new benefit event to support Minnetrista’s vision happening Friday. There will be food and beverages provided by local restaurants such as Vera Mae’s, Amazing Joe’s Grill, The Neely House, Minnetrista catering, plus, live music by Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra, Clay & the Chameleons, Paul Reilly, and others, and plenty of activities to win prizes for those on hand. Find out more, Minnetrista.net.

Two Indicted In Sanitary District Probe

Two men indicted on fraud-related charges connected to an FBI probe of the city’s Sanitary District. They say 49-year-old Tracy Barton of Selma, Muncie’s superintendent of sewer maintenance and engineering, is charged in connection with accepting kickbacks for steering contracts to preferred contractors. 57 year old Jeffrey Burke is charged stemming from his fraudulent purchase of the Muncie Flea Market from the Sanitary District.

French Lick Resort Plans Expansion

Southern Indiana’s French Lick Resort is planning a $17 million expansion that will add dozens of guestrooms and a sports bar to the tourist destination. French Lick officials said Monday that construction has already begun on the six-story addition near the French Lick Casino and Event Center. The new rooms and the sports bar will add about 54,000 additional square feet to the resort and create 100 new jobs.

Muncie Manhunt Continues

The search continues for a man police say stabbed another man to death in Muncie Monday night. They think 25 year old Brady Turner knifed Christopher Burgess Jr. during a dispute on East 15th Street. Anyone with information on the crime, or Turner’s whereabouts, is asked to call the Muncie Police Department’s investigations division at 747-4867.

Feds Arrest City Official; Muncie Businessman

Federal authorities arrested two people in Muncie Tuesday. Tracy Barton, superintendent of Muncie Sanitary District’s sewer maintenance, faces charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, falsification of documents, and witness tampering. Jeffrey Burke, owner of McGalliard Guns and More, faces charges of bank fraud, making false statements to an FBI agent and obstruction of a grand jury proceeding.

Kokomo Teen Dies After Police Chase

They tried to pull him over, but he refused and they gave chase. Kokomo Police say 15-year-old Travis L. Abston was behind the wheel of a stolen car when he crashed into another vehicle and died at the scene Tuesday. Police were alerted that the driver of the stolen car was possibly armed and dangerous and enroute to Kokomo to hurt somebody.