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 […]
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 […]
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.
The city of Muncie is accepting cut Christmas trees for recycling. They can be dropped off at Heekin and McCulloch parks. Each park has a designated area, marked by a sign and surrounded by fencing. The parks will accept the trees until January 9.
The first baby born in Delaware County has been named as Liam Rashid. Little Liam almost missed the New Year – he was born at 11:22 p.m. on Jan. 1 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Liam entered the world at 8 pounds and 21 ounces and measured nearly 21 inches in length. A new […]
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. […]
A local contractor’s lawsuit against city of Muncie officials over demolitions has been thrown out of federal court. The lawsuit was filed by Shroyer Bros. in U.S. District Court, after a months-long dispute over the release of $20,000 in bond money put up by the owner of a demolished motel on Martin Luther King Jr. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]