Local Big Brothers Big Sisters Chapter Closing

This is the final day of operation for the local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. The East Central Indiana chapter says heftier requirements from the national office, and the costs assoicated with those demands, prompted the decision. Headquarters wanted more staffing and the added expense was more than the chapter could afford. The local branch had been in operation for almost 50 years.

Ex-Teacher Charged With Battery For Incident Involving Student

Charges have been filed agaist a former Northside Middle School teacher charging him with battery and intimidation. 53 year old Eric Bowman was charged following an incident involving a 13 year old student on February 19th. Authorities say he shoved the student in the middle school’s band room and a hallway. Bowman had been the band director at Central High School and resigned from his job the next day. The charges against him could carry a 30 month prison term.

Muncie Reportedly In Talks To Purchase Ambulances

The fire chief for the city of Rushville says his department has a tentative agreement to sell two ambulances to the city of Muncie for $85,000. The Star Press reports that Muncie Fire Department Chief Eddie Bell confirmed that they have been in talks but there was no formal contract. If a purchase takes place, it would be the latest step in the city’s effort to start a fire-based EMS.

Ivanka Trump Visits Indy’s Salesforce

Ivanka Trump was in Indianapolis Thursday. The daughter of President Donald Trump visited Salesforce’s Indianapolis offices to promote a White House workforce initiative.  Salesforce has pledged to create millions of jobs as part of President Trump’s Pledge to America’s Workers.

High Speed Chase Ends In Arrest Of Two

It started in Delaware County and ended two counties over. A police chase early Thursday reached speeds of more than 80 miles per hour before the suspect car crashed in Richmond. Two men were taken into custody after the crash; the driver, 34 year old Norman Stanley, and the passenger, 20 year old Benjamin Veach. The men were found with what was believed to be Methamphetamine.

Traffic Stop Uncovers Liquid THC

State police clocked him at more than 100 miles an hour on I-69 around the 241 mile marker. The car turned off at the 332 exit and pulled into a gas station. Police checked out the car and found more than 200 vials of factory sealed liquid THC to be used in vaping pens.  The 21-year-old driver, James Oldham of Fort Wayne, was also driving on a suspended license.

Anderson Man Recovering From Stab Wound

An Anderson man is recuperating from a stab wound. According to the Herald Bulletin, 21-year-old Rondrya Jones is charged with a Level 5 felony of domestic battery with a weapon. She has been accused of stabbing 23-year-old Donquavius Pullin in the leg with a knife. Police say the stabbing came after an argument in the couple’s apartment.