More Details On Former Officer’s Rape Case

She says they first met in Elwood. And then they exchanged phone numbers and numerous messages. Now, an Anderson officer faces multiple charges, including rape, after a 17-year-old girl told investigators he forced her to have sex. According to court documents, 20-year-old Chase Arbuckle is charged with rape, criminal confinement, sexual battery and battery. Arbuckle […]

MSD Proposing Rate Hike

Muncie Sanitary District customers will likely see their bills go up with a rate hike that the officials will vote on soon. Residents who want to weigh in on the proposed price hike can attend a public meeting this Thursday at Muncie City Hall. The planned increase is up to $5 a month for residential […]

Former Restaurant To Become Auto Shop

A longtime restaurant building is getting another chance, but not as an eatery. The Star Press reports that the former Damon’s restaurant, near the intersection of McGalliard and Nebo roads will become a reconditioning shop for nearby Toyota, Kia and Volkswagen dealerships. Damon’s closed in 2009.

Muncie Ironman Competition This Saturday

The Muncie Ironman race is this Saturday at Prairie Creek Reservoir, and organizers are expecting more athletes than in years past. It’s nearly sold out, and the event is also looking for additional volunteers to help put on the race, which is a 1.2 mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, then a half-marathon of 13.1 […]

$2 Million Powerball Winning Ticket

Someone who bought a ticket in Fort Wayne holds a $2 million winner in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. The player matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball number. The ticket included Power Play, which increased the prize from $1 million to $2 million.

Murder On Fleetwood Drive

A Muncie woman – shot and killed Thursday morning – has been identified as 73-year-old Bonnie Franks. Her body was discovered by sheriff’s deputies after the victim’s son called 911 and reported that his girlfriend did it. Police didn’t buy his story; they’ve arrested Richard Franks and charged him with the murder of his mother. […]

Indiana Abortion Law On Hold

Indiana’s new law to prohibit abortions due to genetic disability will not go into effect today. A federal judge granted an injunction against the state brought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. Opponents say the new ban infringes on a woman’s right to seek an abortion. Supporters of the law say it protects against […]

Power Outage Affects Nearly 4,000

It was a power outage that affected nearly 4,000 Anderson residents. A malfunctioning lightning arrester is being blamed for the outage that left the west side and parts of downtown Anderson without juice. Director of Anderson Light and Power, Tony Pochard says a lightning arrester is similar to a surge protector.

Natural Gas Leak In Elwood

Police and fire crews in Elwood were kept busy Thursday after a natural gas leak. A homeowner near 19th and South D streets reported the smell of gas and crews taking readings confirmed it. The homeowner was evacuated and streets were blocked off from traffic while repairs were made. No injuries were reported

Bridge Re-Opens After 15 Years

After being closed for 15 years, the bridge over Killbuck Creek along County Road 450 North is open again. Madison County built a steel bridge over the creek in 1910 as a one-lane road. It was closed to traffic in 2001 amid safety concerns. After securing $1.4 million in federal funds, the county decided to […]