Anderson High School was placed on a soft lockdown after a student fight Thursday morning. It requires students to stay in their classrooms and was put in place at 11am. District officials say there is no ongoing danger, and no one from outside the school was involved. Parents will be updated regarding the incident.
A Muncie man accused of striking another man in the head with a glass mug as part of a brutal bar attack has been found guilty. 38 year old Eddie Vance lll was convicted of battery resulting in serious bodily injury in connection with the incident at Gene’s Restaurant and Lounge at 2801 S. Walnut Street in February of 2018.
Friday night, a compilation of ballet works, modern dance, and movement in response to music will take place in the University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. December 6 as “Masters and Visionaries”debuts. 23 performers will blend dance and music through choreography by historical figures and current dance visionaries.
Additional performances will be December 7 at 2:30 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. and December 8 at 2:30 p.m.
A Muncie man who allowed 36-year-old Raymond Gonzales to stay at his home, became a victim of Gonzales, say police. The resident told Gonzales he could no longer stay in his home on East Memorial Drive and when Gonzales came to pick up some things on Saturday, he’s accused of striking the man with shotgun and threatening to rob and kill him.
The DCS caseworker charged by a Madison County grand jury on four felony counts of neglect of a dependent was fired for failing to follow policies. 26-year-old Spencer Day Osborn was terminated from his employment with the Indiana Department of Child Services on Sept. 21. Osborn has turned himself in to authorities.
A Muncie man with at least 40 criminal convictions is now accused of battering a local woman outside her Liberty Township home. 45-year-old Andy Jay King was charged with domestic battery and criminal mischief, and was later released from the Delaware County jail after posting a $7,500 bond.
Fall Commencement at Ball State University is set for next Saturday, December 14th. The doors at Worthen Area open at 8am for first come/first serve seating. Graduates should enter lower level Gate 1 for line up at 9am. The commencement opening will begin at 10am and the ceremony will last about two hours.
With the hope of future development the Anderson Plan Commission has approved a zoning of 35 acres near the Flagship Industrial Park. The Herald Bulletin reports that the commission will designate industrial zoning for the property on the northeast corner of Layton Road and West 73rd Street.
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Crown Hill Cemetery by the family of notorious gangster John Dillinger. Some members of Dillinger’s family had hoped to have Dillinger’s remains exhumed by the end of the month. The exhumation had originally been scheduled as part of a documentary for the History Channel that the cable network has since called off the program.
The annual Fisher-Shafer Holiday Pops Concert happens this Saturday, December 7 at 4 p.m.in Emens Auditorium. The concert will feature holiday musical classics performed by the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana and Ball State University Singers will be special guests. Actors from Muncie Civic Theatre will perform some songs from Frozen Jr. on stage as well.