Man Ordered To Repay $14,000

A Hartford City man has pled guilty to collecting unemployment while working. 33-year-old Ryan Williams was sentenced to four years of probation and ordered to repay the Indiana Department of Workforce Development more than 14-thousand dollars he fraudulently collected.

He’s No Stranger To Police

Muncie Police arrested 55-year-old Larry Rhodes for a meth lab in his home on West Adams Street. He’s already facing similar charges from last September. He’s the guy charged with breaking into a Catholic Church rectory and stealing a bone fragment from a 15th century saint and threatening a priest with a hammer. He was […]

Lights Out For Eaton Residents

It was “lights out” for Eaton residents Thursday after a truck took down a power pole near Rock-Tenn. Indiana Michigan Power reports that electricity was restored just after noon after being off for most of the morning. The outage caused Eaton Elementary to close school for the day.

Anderson Man Accused Of Molestation

An Anderson man is charged after a year-and-a-half long investigation for molesting two girls under the age of 16. Joshua Sanders is being held without bond in the Madison County lock-up. The 28-year-old appeared to begin to confess to the judge at his arraignment, and the magistrate interrupted the man to protect his rights.

Second Time Around For Yorktown Man

A Yorktown man has been charged for the second time for physically abusing a child. The man is 35-year-old Geron Marsh. The convicted felon was arrested for strangulation, intimidation and neglect of a dependent after the alleged victim and an adult told police he choked, pushed and threatened to kill the girl who is under […]

Fairman Pleads Guilty To Burglary

In Madison County Circuit Court, 29-year-old Deandre Fairman pleaded guilty to a burglary of the Star Financial Bank on Lindberg Rd. He’ll be sentenced on May 6th. The Chicago man is in prison at Plainfield for stealing $40 thousand dollars’ worth of weapons from Gunslingers Gun Shop last August.

Planned Parenthood Sues Indiana

Planned Parenthood is asking a federal court to stop Indiana’s new anti-abortion law, which bans abortions solely because of disability, gender or race. The lawsuit says it infringes on a woman’s right to an abortion. It also mandates the remains be cremated or buried and the lawsuit says that adds a costly requirement that doesn’t […]

Road Projects Shift Into High Gear

Warmer weather means road construction season, with nearly 800 highway projects across Indiana. In one of those projects, INDOT will widen I-69 from Fishers to Anderson. The money for the 850-million dollars in roadwork was included in the two-year budget approved last year and a supplemental road funding bill enacted last month.

Final Phase Of Downtown Project To Begin Soon

The final phase of the Walnut Street Project is set to begin later this month. The City of Muncie has awarded the two million dollar contract in an effort to make the downtown more walkable, more bikable and fully accessible. The city says open access will be maintained for all businesses and summer activities.