It’s home detention for a Muncie man who severely beat his roommate. 31 year old Jason Harris was sentenced as part of a plea bargain. He was accused of beating the victim in October of 2018 after Harris says the other man made unwanted sexual advances toward him. Harris will serve a year on electronic home detention followed by three years probation.
They’re adding additional patrols and anti-theft safeguards around Minnetrista after the Enchanted Luminaria was targeted by vandals. The lights went up a few weeks ago and there has been damage and thefts since. In a regular year, the luminaria is not up for such an extended period of time. It will remain in place until January 10th.
Residents across Indiana are being warned of online shopping scams. Scammers often offer too-good-to-be-true deals via phishing emails or advertisements. Such schemes may offer brand-name merchandise at extremely low prices or gift cards as an incentive. Other sites may offer products at a great price, but the products being sold are not the same as the products advertised. Consumers should steer clear of untrustworthy sites or ads offering items at unrealistic discounts or with special coupons.
Mayor Dan Ridenour has taken action on his commitment to expand and improve Muncie city parks, by securing an agreement to purchase 13 acres along South Tillotson Avenue along Buck Creek. The option will allow the city to purchase and develop yet another unique and special place for recreation and wellness and will connect to the county’s new trail system on the southside of Buck Creek near the new justice center. Plans depict green space, walking paths, pond fountain, ADA compliant fishing piers, restrooms, trees and parking.
New business alert: Muncie has a new Quick Lane oil and tire center, on the Greg Hubler Automotive Campus at Nebo and McGalliard. SEE a video tour on our Facebook Fan Page under the video tab.
Tailgate food distribution today in Madison County Friday 10:00 AM in the Old K-Mart Parking Lot, Anderson. More information and resources for local food pantries in your area, visit our website, www.CureHunger.org
The Anderson Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation in the death of a man who was found in his vehicle with gunshot wounds Thursday. APD Major Joel Sandefur said officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Locust Street at approximately 7:30 a.m. He told the Herald Bulletin the department is treating the incident as a homicide.
New business alert: Daleville is getting a Starbucks, next to White Castle. Reporter Sean Mattingly’s “source?” “The guy at White Castle.
The federal government is buying an additional 650,000 doses of Eli Lilly’s coronavirus antibody treatment.
Saturday’s Ball State football kickoff at Central Michigan has been moved up to 2 p.m. BSU controls its own destiny for a spot in the MAC Championship Game.
Anderson Police are trying to figure out what happened to a man found with gunshot wounds inside a car early Thursday. Officers were called to the 2300 block of Locust Street at about 7:30am. They found the man and labeled his death a homicide. No information on the victim’s identification or on suspects in the case.
Meth dealing lands a Henry County man behind bars for 18 years. 32 year old Tyler McDonald pleaded guilty to a Level 2 felony carrying a maximum 30-year sentence. The Star Press reports when McDonald was arrested in December 2019 at his home, authorities said they recovered a plastic bag containing 14 grams of meth, along with a bottle containing 800 grams of GHB, a depressant known as the “date rape” drug.
Five local teachers will receive $1,863.49 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, 1,000s of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Teachers in public and private K-12 schools in Delaware County, Ind., are invited to apply for this competitive funding throughout the school year to enhance learning in their classrooms.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) awarded U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) with their most prestigious legislative recognition, the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award. NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award is reserved for lawmakers who vote consistently with small business on the key issues identified by small business owners. Those who voted with small business on key issues 70 percent or more of the time during the 116th Congress earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award.
Sustainable Muncie Corporation (SMC) was selected for a $12,500 2020 AARP Community Challenge Grant and plans to bring greater access to broadband internet service to one of Muncie’s east-side neighborhoods. SMC will use the funding from the grant to bring public Internet access to Madjax. It will provide residents of the East Central neighborhood and throughout Muncie the ability to access the Internet both inside and outside of the facility.