Man Scams Local Menards Stores

A South Bend man has been arrested after allegedly using counterfeit checks to buy thousands of dollars’ worth of appliances at six Menards stores, including Anderson, Muncie, Marion, Kokomo and Indianapolis. 22-year-old Scottie Terrell Nelson has been charged with felony forgery and theft. He has open cases with similar charges in Howard and Marion counties.

Teacher Busted. In School. With Meth.

A teacher in Scott County is making headlines today—but not the good kind like you want. That’s because she was arrested, at school, with meth on her person. 47 year old Laura Nowling, a teacher at Austin Elementary School for more than 10 years, was just one of three people busted in the case.

I.U. Health Raises Minimum Wage

Indiana University Health hospitals have raised their minimum wage to $11 an hour. Hospital officials decided to raise minimum pay for both clinical and nonclinical workers to remain competitive in the health care market. The $3 million change has affected more than 1,000 IU Health employees across the state.

Bomb Threat ‘E-mailed’ To Anderson University

Search teams arrived at Anderson University Thursday as a precaution in an emailed bomb threat – even though university officials didn’t believe was credible. The university notified campus and Anderson police, and the FBI. The college also activated its “Raven Alert System” to notify students and staff. No classes were canceled as a result of […]

Hernandez Found Guilty

A jury deliberated for more than seven hours Thursday before finding Juan Hernandez guilty of voluntary manslaughter – but not guilty of murder – in the 2015 fatal stabbing death of Mark Hittson. The voluntary manslaughter conviction carries a maximum 30-year prison term. Sentencing set for March 15.

Wanted In Michigan, Found In Muncie

He was wanted in Kalamazoo, Michigan but police found him in Muncie. Victor Peery was arrested with two other men on East Princeton Avenue. He’s accused of shooting his 20-year-old girlfriend, who survived. Police seized heroin, cocaine and a handgun in the arrests. Police say Peery has family in the area

Bridge Work At “The Point” To Snarl Traffic

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that the S.R. 18 bridge just east of S.R. 3 in Blackford County, is scheduled to be closed the morning of Monday, Feb. 29, weather permitting. Work will include bridge deck rehabilitation. The official detour is S.R. 3 to S.R. 218 to S.R. 1. Work is scheduled to be […]

Muncie Makes Another Meth Bust

A Muncie man is in jail on drug charges because somebody smelled meth being cooked and called police. 52-year-old Jonathon Winkle was arrested leaving a home on South Jefferson St. and reportedly threw a pipe containing meth during his arrest. He’s got a $7,500 bond and charged with possession and paraphernalia. He remains in the […]

Lock Maker To Move To Indy

A lock manufacturer is planning on adding more than one hundred new jobs over the next four years. Schlage Lock Company is looking to create 150 jobs in Indianapolis, with most of them being manufacturing and assembly-related. Schlage’s parent company located their North American headquarters to nearby Carmel almost two years ago. The expansion is […]