Traffic Stop Nets High Grade Grass

A Henry County sheriff’s deputy discovered nearly 60 pounds of marijuana Wednesday during a routine traffic stop on I-70 in Henry County. A search of the vehicle turned up more than 45 large, vacuum-sealed bags of “high grade marijuana.” Police say it had an estimated street value of $200,000.

County Rescinds Offer To City

Madison County has rescinded a proposed agreement with the city of Anderson for the activation of warning sirens. The plan was to have the Emergency Management Agency activate all the warning sirens in the county. Communities such as Elwood and Alexandria are on board with the plan, but the City of Anderson has yet to […]

Senate Bill Casts Shadow On Solar

A state Senate committee has approved a bill that would eliminate much of the financial incentive for installing solar panels. Solar panel owners who feed surplus energy to the power grid are currently compensated at a retail market rate. Supporters say that allows them to pay off the expensive investment in solar. The measure would […]

Senator Lanane Says Re-Districting Dead

Although legislation to establish a nonpartisan commission to draw district lines in the future received a lot a support at a hearing, there appears little chance it will get a vote. Sen. Tim Lanane, who represents Madison County and who served on the study committee, said without another hearing in the House Elections Committee, the […]

Hurt To Challenge Donnelly

An Indiana attorney has officially announced his bid to run against Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly next year. Republican Mark Hurt has filed as a candidate. He is a lawyer in Kokomo and Noblesville. Donnelly was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 after serving in the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana as a representative […]

Passed The House; On To The Senate

Republicans’ plan to raise gas taxes to pay for roads has passed the House and is headed for the Senate: House Republicans’ bill would raise gas taxes 10 cents a gallon immediately, then index the tax to inflation and income growth for the next seven years. You’d also pay an extra 15 dollars to register […]

IRS Phone Scams Targeting Hoosiers

Phone calls from scammers are nothing new, but there’s another wave of IRS scams targeting Hoosiers that you need to know about. Have you gotten one of these phone calls recently? Joretta Boyd did. She got a call from an unknown number and let the caller leave a message. When she listened to it, she […]

FBI Arrests Muncie Building Commissioner

After a months-long FBI investigation, federal agents arrested Muncie Building Commissioner Craig Nichols Wednesday and charged him with wire fraud, theft and money laundering. The indictment alleges that Nichols used sham bidding practices and submitted fraudulent invoices to steer work to his companies, and then billed the city for work his company either – never […]

Bodies Identified As Missing Girls

State police in Lafayette have released the names of the two bodies found in Carroll County east of Delphi. They are of the two missing girls that went hiking Monday afternoon and never returned. The pair was found dead about a half-mile away from the Monon High Bridge, the last place the two girls were […]

Accused Of Attacking Acquaintance

A Ridgeville man is accused of attacking a female acquaintance at his home, repeatedly punching her in the face and choking her. 36-year-old William K. Hoyt has been charged with strangulation and battery. When he was arrested, Hoyt reportedly warned a deputy that he had an “expensive lawyer.” We’ll find out when he appears in […]