Winkle Sentencing Hearing Pushed Back

A sentencing hearing for former Muncie Police officer Chase Winkle has been pushed back from early next month to late June. Winkle in December pleaded guilty to 11 charges — five counts of depriving arrestees of their constitutional rights by physically abusing them, and six counts of obstruction of justice, reports the Star Press.

Muncie Teen Dies From Injuries Sustained In Crash

A Muncie teen has died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash along Cornbread Road early Friday. Authorities say 19 year old Anthony Daniel Gregg died at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital after the crash. The Star Press reports he was a passenger in a 2012 Toyota Yaris that was westbound on Cornbread when it […]

Anderson Police Bringing Back Citizens Academy

After a three-year absence, the Anderson Police Department will resume its Citizens Academy. According to the Herald Bulletin, sessions will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Feb. 25 through March 15, and include city orientation, crime scene processing, criminal investigations, department procedures, firearms, K9 Division, patrol operations, SWAT team and use of force.

New Castle Man Sentenced In 4 Year Old’s Death

A New Castle man is handed 40 years behind bars for his role in his 4-year-old son’s death. 30 year old Jacob Thomas Davis pleaded guilty in December to neglect in a dependent resulting in death. The Star Press reports Davis and a woman reported in court documents to be his girlfriend, Michelle Maylee Key, […]

Meridian Health CEO Announces He’ll Retire At End Of Year

Hank Milius, president and CEO of Meridian Health Services, has announced he is retiring at the end of 2023. The Star Press reports Meridian officials said they were conducting “a national search” to select Milius’ successor. Milius joined Meridian in May 2002. The company has 1,100 staff members, including more than 60 medical providers, with […]

Film Featuring Muncie Residents Up For Academy Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced last week that Stranger at the Gate, a film featuring local Munsonians, was nominated for an Academy Award in the documentary short category. MuncieJournal.com reports Stranger is up against The Martha Mitchell Effect, How Do You Measure a Year?, Haulout, and The Elephant Whisperers. The Academy […]

Anderson Man Gets 24 Years On Drug Counts

An Anderson man in possession of 300 grams of fentanyl has been sentenced to prison for 24 years. The Herald Bulletin reports 32 year old Jerrod King was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit dealing in a narcotic drug; corrupt business influence; three counts of dealing in a narcotic drug; […]

Two Muncie Residents Charged In 5 Month Old’s Injuries

Two Muncie residents are under arrest after their five-month-old daughter was determined to have a broken arm, two broken legs, 15 rib fractures and two skull fractures resulting in brain bleeds. According to the Star Press, the baby’s father, 24-year-old Austin Lee Choate, took the infant to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital on Thursday for […]

Ball State Offering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Sessions

Ball State University’s Office of Inclusive Excellence is offering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access, and Belonging (DEIAB) sessions at the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center beginning in February. MuncieJournal.com reports All classes are free and open to the public (age 18 and older). Reservations are required. For info and registration go to bsu.edu/ebball.