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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Anderson men have been arrested in predawn raids on Tuesday. 22-year-old Markell Fuller and 21-year-old Ty’Quel Stennis face felony counts of drug dealing. During the raid, DTF officers alleged to have found an undisclosed amount of narcotics and weapons on the suspects.
The Alexandria City Council has accepted drinking water and wastewater utility planning studies that recommend $9 million in projects. The intent is to seek loans and grants to offset the cost of the proposed projects. The city recently was awarded a $600,000 OCRA grant for its mandatory stormwater/wastewater separation project.
Anderson’s Flagship Enterprise Center has received a $738,100 grant for continued work at the Flagship Center West for the expansion of GO Electric. The project is expected to create or retain more than 125 jobs and spur a potential private investment of $5.6 million. Construction is expected to start in 2019.