Nichols Begins Serving Prison Term

The Former Muncie Building Commissioner is now a prison inmate in Florida. 40 year old Craig Nichols had been sentenced in January to two years beind bars on wire fraud and money laundering counts. He was accused of steering Muncie Sanitary District projects to his own businesses, at times accepting payment for work that was not done. He pleaded guilty to the charges.

Women In Technology Conference This Week

Women and male allies are invited to the 11th Annual Women Working in Technology Conference from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Ball State University Alumni Center. With a theme of “Continuous Improvement,” panels and presentations focus on self-empowerment and advancing equity and inclusion within the technology sector. Find out more at womenworkingintechnology.org.

National News Of Note:

Audio recordings from the doomed Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 were successfully recovered by French authorities over the weekend.

The death toll from the largest terror attack in New Zealand’s history has now risen to 50. Dozens are still hospitalized.

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has officially entered the presidential race, announcing that she will deliver her first major speech in her home state of New York.

Prepare to fill-out your NCAA College Basketball Tournament bracket.  Selection Sunday has yielded the field of 68 teams vying for this year’s national championship.

Flagship Receives Upgrade Funding

The Flagship Enterprise Center is upgrading two facilities for expansion. The Anderson Redevelopment Commission has voted to transfer the remaining $286,000 in Certified Technology Park funds to the Flagship. The projected cost of remodeling the facility is $400,000.

Statewide Emergency Alert Test Tuesday

It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. The National Weather Service and this radio station will be conducting a test of the state Emergency Alert System on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. The 15-minute alert is done to ensure the system is working properly in the event of an actual emergency.

Anderson Man Charges With Misuse Of 911

An Anderson man has been arrested and charged with improper use of 911. 47-year-old Andrew Rhodes is accused of harassing dispatchers and repeatedly calling 911 when he was not experiencing an emergency. Police say it’s the third time he’s been arrested for the offense.