Students at Ball State and supporters around Muncie will come together to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Indiana before taking part in the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 4. On-site registration for the event will take place on campus at the L.A. Pittenger Student Center beginning at 10 a.m., with participants […]
A Muncie man has been arrested after giving police a fake name and reportedly had a stolen handgun on him. Police say 20 year old Isaac Shoon-Michael Piersol is being held without bond. Police say they pulled over a car driven by the suspect’s mother. She told police he had a gun. They determined the […]
One suspect was shot and another suspect managed to get away after an armed robbery at a pharmacy in Elwood. Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger says the robbery occurred at the Low Cost Pharmacy Wednesday. An Elwood officer fired his weapon and shot one of the suspects who was taken into custody and transferred to […]
A Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility inmate allegedly sexually assaulted a female corrections officer, and beat up a male officer in an unrelated incident to earn higher status in the Vice Lords gang. 17-year-old Zachary A. Childress is facing four Level 6 felony charges of sexual battery, battery, criminal organization activity and intimidation.
Two former members of Yorktown Town Council have filed a court petition aimed at removing the town’s clerk-treasurer from office. According to the Star Press, the action filed, came four days after the council’s current president, Rich Lee, presented Clerk-Treasurer Beth Neff with a letter asking her to resign. A Feb. 10 bench trial has […]
Muncie has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in demolition contracts for its first large-scale attack on blighted properties. The Board of Public Works and Safety on Wednesday awarded contracts to two demolition companies, including Muncie-based Shroyer Brothers that unsuccessfully sued the city in 2016. The city received $4 million in 2014 from the state’s […]
Indiana State Police say skimmers stole credit card information from several troopers at a gas station in central Indiana. The information was stolen over the past week from their gas cards. One card was used for over $1,000 in fraudulent charges. Police believe information was stolen through a skimming device installed on a gas pump.
With Betsy DeVos being tabbed for Education Secretary by President Donald Trump, one vote that she won’t be getting in the Senate confirmation process is Senator Joe Donnelly’s. Donnelly says he will be voting against her confirmation in the Senate. The Democrat says that he is concerned that DeVos would not prioritize efforts that are […]
The President of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky says she will be stepping down from the position this summer. Betty Cockrum has led the organization in Indiana for 15 years and began in her current position when the affiliates merged in 2013. The change in leadership comes as Planned Parenthood is facing possible cuts […]
State wildlife officials say changes to Indiana’s tax forms have taken a bite out of donations to a program that boosts wildlife diversity. The Department of Natural Resources says the Nongame Wildlife Fund’s donations fell more than 60 percent last year. The culprit may be a tax form change that moved a tax check-off box […]