Marsh To Close All Pharmacies

More bad news for Marsh shoppers — but it’s the pharmacies that are closing this time, not the stores. Marsh executives say they will close all 37 of their pharmacies after selling them to CVS. The pharmacies will close over a three-day period, starting May 3rd.

McDonalds To Drop Hi-C Orange

Say goodbye to Hi-C Orange at McDonald’s. The fast-food chain begins phasing out the long time golden arches staple beverage today. All locations will stop carrying the drink after July. The chain is introducing a new “proprietary” beverage called Sprite TropicBerry that will be served exclusively at all McDonald’s locations.

Free Downtown Tour May 16th

A free tour of downtown Muncie, compliments of Muncie Young Professionals. The group is holding an event May 16th where participants can learn about the history of the city’s revitalization. No admission, but you have to register by May 12th with a visit to the group’s website, muncieyoungprofessionals.com.

Kaplan To Become Part Of Purdue

Kaplan University is about to become part of Purdue. University President Mitch Daniels says the school will buy Kaplan and turn it into a new, non-profit online arm of the Purdue system. Purdue will acquire all of Kaplan’s assets, which include 15 campuses and learning centers, 32,000 students and 3,000 employees. Operations will begin once […]

Elwood Couple Arrested; Drugs & Guns Siezed

Authorities in Elwood arrested a couple after they received a report of a child in a diaper wondering around with no supervision. Sam Hobbs and Megan Coubert were arrested after authorities obtained a search warrant on their home. There authorities found around 75 grams of crystal meth, more than 3 pounds of marijuana, 7 firearms, […]

Communities Try To Beat Legislation Deadline

Local communities are looking to get ahead of a bill that changes the way towns regulate wireless support structure right of way. The Pendleton Town Council will meet at 9:30 this morning and the Ingalls Town Council will also have a special meeting at 5:30 this afternoon. The idea is to protect public right of […]

Anderson Youth Program Coordinator Sentenced

An Anderson youth program coordinator has been sentenced to two years in prison. But under a Continuum of Sanctions Program, 37-year-old Larry L. McClendon will be allowed serve his sentence in Madison County Community Corrections. He was one of multiple assailants who beat a man outside an Anderson bar in August

Muncie Man May Be Heading Back To Prison

A Muncie man who has spent much of the 21st century behind bars faces a possible return to prison. 62-year-old Michael Duane Ferguson is accused of twice selling crack to an agent for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force. The Star Press reports that Ferguson was sentenced to 28 years in prison in February […]

Holcomb Expands Pre-K Pilot Program

Governor Eric Holcomb has signed a bill that will expand Indiana’s Pre-K pilot program. The ‘On My Way’ Pre-K program will expand from five to 20 counties across the state. The new legislation will also increase funding for early education programs by $10 million a year.