Armed Robbery At Southside Store

Muncie police say a bandit armed with a knife robbed a clerk at a southside convenience store early Wednesday. It happened at the Village Pantry on East Memorial Drive when the robber – described as a white male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 pounds displayed a knife and demanded cash and cigarettes.

Hoosier Horses Head To Capitol

Horse troops from Culver Academy are making their way to the nation’s capital to participate in the presidential inaugural parade. Fifty-seven boys and 23 girls are riding in the parade. Two boys and two girls will be carrying the banner and 12 others will help with preparing the horses for the parade.

County Building To Get New Roof

The Madison County Government Center will soon have a new roof. Work is expected to start next week on the nearly 188-thousand dollar project. It’s the first step toward the installation of a new heating and air conditioning system for the courthouse, which is expected to cost an estimated $1.3 million.

Upland Man Charged With OWI; Leaving Scene

An Upland man is accused of crashing his car into the front porch of a Daleville home and then fleeing on foot. Daleville police arrested 26-year-old Jeffrey Adam Poe and charged him with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and disorderly conduct. Poe is already facing two DWI counts in Madison County […]

Sewer Upgrade Planned For West Side

An upgrade a major sewer line on Anderson’s west side is expected to start within the next few months. According to the Herald Bulletin, the Greensbranch sewer line that extends along Locust Street from Ninth to 13th streets and continues from Locust Street to Arrow Avenue is an estimated 100 years old and  carries 50 […]

Bill Calls For “Tax Free” School Supplies

If a newly proposed bill becomes law, a three-day “holiday” would let Hoosiers to buy school supplies without having to pay sales tax. A new bill by Republican Senator Ronald Grooms would let Hoosiers buy clothing, textbooks, school supplies and art supplies tax-free from August 4th through the 6th of this year. Twelve other states […]

Groups Pushing Back On SB285

Several groups believe a new state senate bill is designed to directly intimidate anyone from exercising their right to free speech. Senate Bill 285 pushes for police to remove the gathering of 10 or more people blocking vehicular traffic. According to the bill it “requires a responsible public official to dispatch all available law enforcement […]

Anderson Company Fabricates Rooftop River

Anderson-based sheet metal fabricator CB Fabricating is working on a Texas-shaped, stainless steel Lazy River for the new luxury Marriott Marquis Houston built for Superbowl 51. The 550-foot lazy river is a highly visible component of the recently completed luxury hotel project and is located on the rooftop of the hotel’s parking garage.

Longtime Muncie Broadcaster Passes Away

A longtime Muncie radio broadcaster has died. Al Rent was a fixture in local civic programs as well as a Ball State University officer. He served as vice president and co-owner of WLBC radio and hosted the Morning Show for eight years; he provided play-by-play for more than 120 televised Ball State college basketball games […]