Authorities allege a New Castle man tried to kill his estranged wife with a knife — and used the same weapon to severely wound her male friend. 36-year-old Joseph Edwin Pittman is charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery. He was being held in the Henry County jail under a $95,000 bond.
A Ball State University student is suing the school after losing two fingers. In October of 2014, the student was attaching a banner to a billboard known as the “fly swatter” near the scramble light at Riverside and McKinley avenues. The heavy sign slipped and severed her fingers. A spokesperson says that students are no […]
Four Henry County women have been accused of setting a fire in the Henry County jail. Authorities allege the four prisoners participated in setting materials on fire to ignite a mattress. The four – all in jail on meth-related charges – are now also charged with arson.
The Anderson Plan Commission is still trying to figure out how many chickens will be allowed inside the city limits if the livestock ordinance is amended. The Herald Bulletin reports that the commission is deciding whether to lift the ban on keeping chickens as a source of eggs for the owners, how many to allow […]
A group planning to bring a mural to downtown Muncie is hoping it will be painted next spring. The Star Press reports a group known as The We’re Trying Collective has raised nearly $2,300 of its goal of $10,000. The plan is to paint a mural alongside the wall of the Mark III Taproom. The […]
The Indiana Bicentennial torch began its journey through East Central Indiana Tuesday. Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler was the first to carry the torch before passing it off to others that carried it through the city. From there it went to Randolph County & Winchester and later in the day to Portland & Jay County. The […]
The Indiana Supreme Court will hear the case of an Anderson man convicted for a 1996 murder during an apparent botched drug deal. The state’s highest court will review a lower court ruling that returned Trondo Humphrey’s conviction after finding he had ineffective counsel. Oral arguments are set for Oct. 20 at the Indiana Statehouse. […]
Another armed robbery in Muncie: This time at the Village Pantry at 603 E. Jackson Street when two white males about 6 feet tall, in their late teens or early 20s, robbed a clerk of about $50 in cash. One of the bandits was wearing a “Michael Myers” mask, while the other was wearing a […]
Madison County is in the process of purchasing the Star Bank building in downtown Anderson to solve an office space and employee parking problem. The Herald Bulletin reports that the county commissioners intend to purchase the building, the adjoining parking garage and a parking lot in the 700 block of Meridian Street. John Richwine, president […]
The Daleville Community Schools Board of Trustees has unanimously approved raises for teachers and support staff. The board approved a master contract that will give teachers a $2,500 base raise retroactive to July 1 and a $1,000 one-time stipend payable on Nov. 11. The raises are across the board regardless of a teacher’s current base […]