Frustrations In Plainfield Over Online Threats

There’s mounting frustration in Plainfield over a lack of information in a case of recent social media threats made in the community. Numerous threats were made to Plainfield schools, retailers and a movie theater as late as last night. Police say they have created a hot line to take tips from the public.

Funeral Director Charged With Theft

There is an unusual story to report from Winchester, where a Union City woman has filed a lawsuit against the director of a Winchester funeral home. The suit alleges that funeral home director Gregory Thayer reached into the casket of the woman’s deceased husband, stole a ring from his finger and then sold the ring […]

Convicted Muncie Killer Wants New Trial

A convicted Muncie killer wants a new trial. Lawyers for 64-year-old Jess David Woods say their client is hard of hearing and couldn’t hear, understand or communicate effectively with his legal counsel. The judge has scheduled a hearing on his request for April 20. Woods was convicted in the May 1993 slaying of Teresa French.

Video Captures Woman Throwing Urine

In Randolph County a woman has been charged with criminal mischief after she allegedly tossed a bucket of urine on her neighbor’s house. The owner of the house called the Lynn Police Department and told them his neighbor did it — and he had video to prove it. She admitted to waiting for her neighbor […]

Anderson BOPW Approves INDOT Contracts

Three projects that should take place in 2016 have been approved by the Anderson Board of Public Works. The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports that contracts with the Indiana Department of Transportation call for improvements to College Avenue near the Anderson University campus, extension of 73rd Street and the replacement of the bridge on Alexandria Pike.

Diagnosing Concussions On The Sidelines

Two Indiana University researchers are developing a portable tool that could diagnose concussions on the sidelines at sporting events. Nicholas Port and Steven Hitzeman have recently expanded their research to area high schools and youth sports clubs. Port devised a system that uses eye-tracking goggles and technology from the Nintendo Wii video game system.

Anderson Native Gets New Singing Gig

Does the voice sound familiar? Maybe so. It’s Anderson native Eric Wickens. Eric has been selected to perform the national anthem for the remainder of the Indy Fuel hockey season. He will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each game at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

Anderson Adds LGBT Protection Ordinance

In one of his final acts as Mayor of the City of Anderson, Kevin Smith has signed an ordinance that adds the LGBT community to the list of protected classes when it comes to housing, education, employment and public accommodations. Mayor Smith is just days away from the end of his second four-year term.

Postal Worker Accused Of Lifting Gift Card

An Anderson postal worker has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a gift card out of the mail. 31-year-old Ashley Nicole Waldrep has been charged with felony official misconduct and misdemeanor theft after being accused of lifting the card from the Muncie processing center where she was employed. A hearing is set for January 19th.