Monday, March 27 Morning News Summary

The ending everyone was hoping for – As we first reported late Friday night – he was found.  After more than a week of searching, Eaton Police have found missing 14-year-old Scottie Morris safe.

One man killed and another injured after being shot while inside a car near I-70 and Emerson Avenue over the weekend.  This is the 11th shooting on Indianapolis area interstates so far this year, and the Indiana State Police Indianapolis District has investigated 53 incidents of road since January 1st, 2023. At this point, detectives have not determined if this shooting was road rage related or targeted.

White Hot Dog Buns Recalled: Aunt Millie’s recalled buns were distributed in retail stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.  The 8 ct. packages of Our Family® White Hot Dog Buns because they may contain undeclared sesame.

Cancelled – the Horizon Companies of Atlanta have now bailed out of plans to build a 276-unit apartment complex on Muncie’s south side.   This was the development that Muncie Mayor wanted – tax abatement request tabled by City Council, then approval given by Muncie Redevelopment Commission.  All for a no-go.

Layoffs at NPR were happening last week, and along with the job cuts, four podcasts have been canceled, reports NPR.ORG.  The closures come as the network tries to close an over $30 million budget gap. No radio shows are being canceled, but about 100 staffers will be let go, with most leaving on APRIL 28th, and dozens of vacant po

Save the date:  the New Castle donut hole eating contest returns,  May 26 in downtown.  Participants not listed yet – more info coming soon.

A statement from Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour released about 4 p.m. Friday said: “The city of Muncie announces that Horizon Companies has pulled their 276-unit, Michael’s Place Apartments Development from our community. They still own the property but are undecided as to their next steps. As mayor, I will continue to seek suitable, positive developments. Both for this 17-acre parcel on the south side and other locations in our community.”

Ball State football will host its annual Pro Day Monday, March 27, at the Scheumann Family Indoor Practice Facility. The event is set to begin at 9 a.m. ET. Listed below is the schedule of events and the participants list.  5 will take part in today’s Ball State Pro Day starting at 9:00 am with Player Check-In –  Testing / Measurements and Workouts To Follow.  See the Player list on our news page now.


Jayshon Jackson, WR (Chicago, Ill.)

Yo’Heinz Tyler, WR (New Orleans, La.)

Jaquan Amos, S (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Nic Jones, CB (Detroit, Mich.)

Amechi Uzodinma II, CB (Orlando, Fla.)

Nearly 3,000 music students and educators will gather in Indianapolis for the Music for All National Festival, Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. A company spokesperson said no WLBCland schools are in the national gathering.

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