Muncie’s Newest Hotel Officially Opens

Muncie’s newest hotel is now open. The Courtyard by Marriott and the Erskine Green Institute at 601 S. High Street will employ about 110 people. Erskine Greene will give those with disabilities the opportunity to pursue careers in the hospitality industry. The Arc of Indiana has worked closely with the city to make the first-of-its-kind […]

Appeals Denied For Muncie Couple

The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the convictions and sentences for a Muncie couple in the June 2013 death of a five year old girl. Charlene and Marcus Tabb are serving lengthy prison terms for their roles in the abuse and death of Charlene Tabb’s cousin, Marie Pierre.

Santa Stops At Muncie Fire Station Today

Santa is coming to town and he’s making a stop at the downtown Muncie Fire Department. Instead of a sleigh, Ole Saint Nick will be arriving in a firetruck at 11 this morning. The fire department will be giving away up to 50 new bicycles during Santa’s visit. The event is free and open to […]

Muncie Match Nets $11k For Salvation Army

The Muncie Salvation Army’s “Muncie Match” resulted in more than 11-thousand dollars. Jonathan Taube is the ‘cadet in charge’ – he says the money raised will translate to groceries and utility assistance for those in need. If you haven’t donated yet, the Salvation Army’s bell ringers will be out until noon today.

Mission Preparing For 85th Christmas Dinner

The Muncie Mission is preparing for the 85th annual free Christmas dinner for residents and guests. Last year, 170 Christmas dinners were served and 190 meals were delivered to the homebound by staff and volunteers. Frank Baldwin, executive director of the mission, says residents of the mission will be having a Christmas party this evening.

Hoosiers Can Now Buy Booze On Christmas

For the first time since the Prohibition, Hoosiers will be able to buy alcohol on Christmas. A bill signed by Governor Pence took effect in July that removed a state provision that made it illegal to sell alcoholic on that day. The state’s Sunday carry-out restrictions will still apply if Christmas falls on a Sunday.

Online Threat Investigation Continues

Police in Plainfield are determined to find the person making the online threats that have shut down schools, retailers and a movie theater. Captain Jill Lees says they’ll keep at it “until the end result.” The police department is working with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, but says the process of tracking the […]

Pay Raises For State Employees In 2016

Governor Mike Pence is offering pay raises for state workers in 2016. The Governor sent a letter to state employees authorizing pay-for-performance raises. They hinge on performance evaluations in January. Workers who meet expectations will get three percent raises, those who do better will get four percent and outstanding workers will get a six percent […]

Changes Coming To ISTEP Testing

Indiana lawmakers are almost certain to change the ISTEP test, even though schools are still waiting for all of the results of last year’s tests. The new standardized test has been plagued by problems from the beginning. Lawmakers say they’re open to a new test, but don’t know what that might be yet.