Pair Busted Burglarizing Business

Two Muncie residents were caught this week in the act of burglarizing a local business, say police. The Star Press reports 27 year old Kymberly Burton and 39 year old Elijah Watkins were inside New To You on W. Centennial Ave after hours Monday when police arrived. The pair claimed a friend let them in, […]

Postal Worker Accused Of Mishandling Mail

A Henry County woman is accused of mishandling mail while working the US Postal Service. 33 year old Deborah Switzer of Middletown was arrested after mail that should have been delivered was found in a trash can at a convenience store on Anderson’s west side. There were about three dozen pieces in all.

BSU Hands Out National Writing Award

The BSU School of Journalism and Strategic Communication announces that The Washington Post reporter Hannah Dreier is the recipient of the 2021 Ball State University School of Journalism National Writing Award. Ms. Dreier’s winning feature, “The Worst-Case Scenario,” highlights the growing problem of police shootings during mental health crisis calls in the city of Huntsville, […]

Anderson Buys A Trolley

Anderson will have a trolley running through it sometime next year. The Herald Bulletin reports the Anderson Board of Public Works on Tuesday approved the purchase of the trolley for the City of Anderson Transit System for $183,000. The city had a trolley before, but it was taken out of service seven years ago. Funding […]

Muncie City Council Boosts Budget

Muncie City Council did this week added a half million dollars in spending within various city departments to the budget propsed by Mayor Dan Ridenour. Ridenour, reports the Star Press, thought council was looking to cut the budget but reportedly granted his consent to the increase. Lawmakers say 90% of the increases to line items […]

Burke Plea In Corruption Case Rescheduled

For a second time in recent days, a hearing at which a Delaware County businessman is set to plead guilty to a federal crime has been rescheduled. The Star Press reports Jeffrey Burke is scheduled to plead guilty to bank fraud on Nov. 18, in connection with a years-long federal probe of corruption in then-Mayor […]

Free Books For Kids During BSU Homecoming Football Game

The 21st Annual Chase Charlie Kiddie 100 Dash is partnering with local non-profit Classroom Connections of East Central Indiana (CCECI) to distribute books to children and families during the Saturday, October 23rd Ball State University homecoming football game against Miami. The Muncie Journal reports CCECI has distributed tens of thousands of quality storybooks to area […]

Drug Raid Leads To Pair Of Arrests

A raid Monday night near the Ball State University campus left a Muncie couple charged with heroin-dealing and neglect. Police say along with 32 year old Mitchell Bozarth and 28 year old Jessica Lutton, two children were in the home on the 1400 block of West Ashland Avenue. Police say they found heroin and cash […]