MadCo Jail Overcrowding Continues

For the second consecutive month, Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger is asking the Madison County Council for funding to house inmates out of county. Mellinger says that right now 60 inmates are sleeping on the floor due to overcrowding at the jail. Mellinger is asking the county to pay for housing the overflow inmates in […]

Dunkirk Judge Given Suspended Sentence

The judge of Dunkirk’s City Court has been placed on probation for a year after shoving Police Chief Dane Mumbower. 62-year-old Tommy Phillips the second has been handed a one-year suspended sentence in the case. Phillips pleaded guilty to battery against a public safety official. In exchange for his plea, the judge’s conviction was dropped […]

Delphi Homicide Investigators Interview More Than 300

Police investigating the killing of two teenage girls in Delphi, Indiana say they’ve interviewed more than 300 people and are following up on thousands of tips. Fourteen-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams vanished Feb. 13 while hiking. Their bodies were found the next day in a wooded area. Authorities have cleared more than 200 […]

Indiana GOP Less Enthusiastic About Raising Taxes

Conservatives are pushing back on a roads plan that includes a number of tax and fee increases to pay for infrastructure improvements. Representatives from groups like the Indiana Family Institute and Americans for Prosperity say the state shouldn’t raise taxes. The measure was approved in the House but Republican senators have been less enthusiastic about […]

More Layoffs at St. Joe’s College

The troubles continue for St. Joe’s in Rensselaer. Saint Joseph’s College is cutting more jobs as part of its continuing financial troubles. In a notice to the state, the college says 18 positions on the Rensselaer campus will be eliminated in May, in addition to the 384 previously-announced layoffs.

Muncie’s AMC Theaters To Serve Booze

Drinks of a different kind will be flowing soon at the AMC Showplace Theater near Muncie Mall. The facility has gotten the go ahead to serve beer, wine and liquor after getting a permit from the Delaware County Alcoholic Beverage Commission. A public hearing on the matter is set for March 20th. The Star Press […]

Muncie Man Escapes Police Custody

Police in Winchester are searching for a Muncie man who escaped from police custody. 38-year old Isiah Butterfield was arrested on a charge of public intoxication, but as an officer signed paperwork, Butterfield – while still in handcuffs – ran off. Now, what would have been a simple misdemeanor charge has turned into a felony […]

Grant County Search Underway

Crime Stoppers in Grant County is asking for your help to find 45-year-old Kandy Kendall. Kendall is wanted on two warrants for maintaining a common nuisance and failure to appear. Kendall is described as a white female, approximately 5’4”, 130 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. If you know where she is, call Crime […]

Horse Trainer Gets 15 Year Suspension

A stiff sentence for a Delaware County horse trainer: He’s accused of animal cruelty and witness intimidation. The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has suspended trainer Bobby Brower for 15 years and levied a $40,000 fine on charges that he beat a race horse to the point of collapse on August 18. Witnesses allege that Brower […]

Traffic Stop Captures Wanted Selma Man

It was a routine traffic stop that ended with the capture of a man wanted on a felony warrant. An Indiana state trooper driving along South Madison Street in Muncie pulled over a car with no tail lights. The driver had a suspended license but the passenger was found to be wanted on a felony […]