RNC Continues Tonight

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland officially began Monday and continues today. Speakers tonight will include Dana White of the UFC, Pro Golfer Natalie Gulbis and the children of the candidate – Tiffany and Donald Trump Jr.

BSU Settles ‘Excessive Force’ Lawsuit

Ball State has settled a lawsuit claiming use of excessive force. A local bar patron was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intox three years ago outside a Dill Street bar. The University settled the case for $10,000 saying they believed they would prevail but the costs to go to federal court are significant.

More Details In Muncie Neglect Case

More details are emerging about a severe case of child and animal neglect. Five kids and 13 animals were removed from a Muncie home that police say was in horrible condition. Only one bed, no food in the refrigerator, no air conditioning, only one fan, and the plumbing didn’t work. The woman, 37-year-old Heather Parks, […]

120 Years For An Anderson Man

An Anderson man was sentenced Monday to 120 years in prison. 32-year-old Jose Luis Aguilar-Robles was found guilty of child molesting and incest charges and given the maximum sentence. Robles evaded police for six months after the charges were filed in 2014 and was not arrested until May 2015 by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

Indy Man Facing 10 Years

An Indianapolis man was charged Monday as a felon in possession of a firearm with his convictions including the attempted murder of an inmate in Madison County. 69-year-old James Dunville appealed and was found guilty of a lesser charge. He was released from prison in 2003. Dunville’s latest arrest follows the June 16 report of […]

‘Pokemon Go’ Brings Facebook To Muncie

Facebook is so impressed with the Muncie Animal Shelter’s idea for residents to walk their shelter dogs while playing that Pokemon App that CEO Mark Zuckerburg sent a film crew to Muncie to get some video footage. Zuckerburg says he’ll share the completed video on Facebook this Friday.

Boone To Reign Over MadCo 4-H Fair

The Madison County 4-H Fair has a new queen. Pendleton’s Mackenzie Boone is reigning over this week’s festivities and will move on to compete to become the Indiana State Fair queen. First runner-up was Colleen Matthews, from Alexandria-Monroe High School, and second runner-up was Alaina Conrad, who is homeschooled.

Bitten By A Copperhead

A central Indiana man camping in Brown County State Park is recovering after being bitten by a venomous snake. Conservation officers say a 35-year-old Carmel man and his family were camping when he was bitten on the foot by a copperhead. They say while copperheads and timber rattlesnakes are present throughout southern Indiana, they’re not […]

Don’t Feed The Bears. Seriously.

If you’re traveling to southern Indiana, here’s a reminder. Don’t feed the bears. A black bear was spotted in Harrison County Sunday evening with several more people spotting the animal Monday morning. DNR is advising people to leave the bear alone and let it be a part of the natural environment.

Some Sobering Stats

Alarming numbers coming from the state showing 66 children died by abuse and neglect in 2014: The causes of death ranged from gunshot wounds, overdoses, beatings and drownings. The report says 54 of the deaths occurred from neglect, and 12 children were abused. The majority of them were from head trauma.