An Anderson man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud charges. Prosecutors say Kwame Abdul-Haqq tried to defraud the state of Indiana of about $175-thousand dollars. Investigators say he had worked for the Indiana Department of Correction for almost eight years — but didn’t tell anyone he had changed his name and […]
The son of a murder victim has been charged with her killing. Richard Franks is now formally charged with killing 73-year-old Bonnie Franks in the 3600 block of West Fleetwood Dr. a week ago. The 42-year-old called 911 and reported another person shot her, and then fled the house. Police arrested him later in a […]
Police have arrested a Muncie man for attacking his girlfriend’s daughter during his fight with her mother. 49-year-old Michael Massey is accused of grabbing the daughter by the throat after he realized she was recording the fight on her cell phone at a residence on West 26th Street.
An emergency order to vacate: The city of Anderson is planning to issue a demolition order for an old factory building used as a bus garage after a portion of the roof collapsed in June. According to the Herald Bulletin, the building is owned by the Lake County Trust and was used by Anderson Transit […]
If Governor Pence does leave the race to become Donald Trump’s running mate, he will have a significant state war chest. Pence’s campaign for re-election says he has almost $7.5 million on-hand after raising more than $2.6 million in the 2nd quarter of the year. Final campaign finance numbers aren’t due until next week.
Anderson police arrested a homeless man for the theft of 8 semi-automatic rifles and four shotguns from Dunham’s Sporting Goods. The 20-year-old man, Keenan Myers, was arrested after he tried to sell the guns – still with price tags – at a local apartment complex.
Hardee’s is coming back to Anderson. The Board of Zoning Appeals approved the construction of a new restaurant at the old Grindstone Charlie’s site on Scatterfield Road. Hardees will eventually employ about 25 workers. The new restaurant is expected to be built later this year.
Bargains galore: The Lapel Village Fair kicks off today with town-wide rummage sales. A car show Saturday and a free concert on Sunday are some of the highlights of the festival that also includes more than 100 vendors.
Firefighters from three departments battled a fire Wednesday afternoon. Crews were called to a mobile home in the 11000 block of Delaware County Road 200 North. While they were fighting the fire, ammunition from a gun cabinet inside started exploding. No one was hurt. The occupant wasn’t home at the time of the blaze.
Police are investigating a Muncie woman’s claim that she stabbed a man who was battering her. That man, 24-year-old Jeffrey Thomas, had shown up at the ER saying he hurt himself in a fall in his garage. He was wounded in the torso. Thomas denies hitting the woman, and no arrests have been made.