More Background Checks For School Staff

More frequent and extensive background checks could be in the works for teachers at staff at Indiana schools. Lawmakers are slated to discuss the idea when they return to the statehouse this week. The bill’s sponsor says it’s necessary to ensure there are no predators in Indiana’s schools. There will likely be long-term discussion of […]

Holcomb Announces New State Auditor

Republican Indiana governor-elect Eric Holcomb has selected GOP Allen County auditor Tera Klutz to be the next state auditor. Klutz will be the first certified public accountant to be Indiana auditor. Holcomb needed to choose a new state auditor because current Auditor Suzanne Crouch was elected as his running mate to be the next Indiana […]

IMPD To Be Part Of Presidential Inauguration Parade

A new Indiana-based addition to the upcoming presidential inauguration parade: the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Motorcycle Drill Team. The 21-member team will represent Indianapolis and Indiana as “Goodwill Ambassadors of Law Enforcement”. This will be the team’s seventh presidential inaugural parade. It first performed in the 1961 parade honoring President John F. Kennedy.

Pipe Bombs Detonated In Downtown Muncie

Some tense moments in downtown Muncie Thursday after explosive devices were found outside a local business. A wooden box containing several pipe bombs was found in the parking lot of PDQ Taxi at the intersection of Jackson and South Madison Streets.  The Delaware County bomb squad safely detonated the explosives. 38-year-old Lionel Ray Mackey Jr. […]

DNR Bust Nets Two On Drugs; Guns

State conservation officers have arrested a man and woman after drugs; guns and a ballistics vest were found in a vehicle parked in a Randolph County field. DNR reports say that a loaded handgun fell from the vehicle when officers opened the door. Cocaine, marijuana and prescription medication were also seized.

Anderson Couple Gets 10 Year Sentence

An Anderson couple has been sentenced to 10 years on battery and drug charges. Malik and Tiffany Wilson received 10 years each on charges of battery and dealing in a look-alike substance. Madison Circuit Court Division 6 Judge Thomas Newman Jr. sentenced each to serve six years with the Indiana Department of Correction and four […]

Muncie Man Held In Domestic Probe

She says he threw a television and a box fan at her and now he faces charges. 44 year old Joseph Jones Jr. is accused of punching her in the face and throwing her on a bed and strangling her. Jones is charged with domestic battery and strangulation. He was held in the Delaware County […]