Pair Charged After Accident With Kids In Car

A Muncie man and woman are charged with neglect of a dependent after they got into an accident with their three kids in the car. Police say 38 year old Adam Hargis rear ended another vehicle on the 2500 block of West Kilgore Avenue. Police say Hargis then fled from the scene and was later […]

Muncie Police Looking To Hire Veteran Officers

The Muncie Police Department is launching a lateral transfer hiring program designed to attract veteran officers here. Doing so can save the department valuable time that it takes to train rookie officers as required in order to get them on the street. The Star Press reports applications are available at the city’s website —, […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Great Futures Dinner Details

The annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie’s Great Futures Dinner is scheduled for April 22, 2021 at 6 p.m. This year, guests can attend the event from the comforts of their own home via a live stream on the Clubs’ Facebook page, website, and YouTube channel. The Great Future’s Dinner is one of the […]

Teachers Thinking Outside The Box Get Some Financial Help

Eight local teachers will receive $2,692.71 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, 1,000s of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Teachers in public and private K-12 schools in […]

Madison County Syringe Exchange Program Public Hearing Rescheduled

A public hearing on reauthorizing the syringe exchange program in Madison County that had been scheduled for Tuesday, was put off and rescheduled for March 2nd at 10am. The Indiana General Assembly is currently considering legislation to extend the state authorization for the syringe exchange program through June 30, 2030. The current state authorization expires […]

Careless Smoking Thought To Be Source Of Deadly Fire

Investigators now think careless smoking caused a house fire late Monday that killed two people. It happened at about 11:30pm at 1621 W. 16th St. Three people were taken out of the house. Virgil Dewayne Murray, 74, and Brenda Stanley, 70 who were pronounced dead at the scene. The Star Press reports the third victim, […]

TechWise Academy Spring Classes

TechWise Academy is announcing its Spring 2021 computer science classes with a focus on robotics and coding for K-12 students. Classes are held in the Coding Connector at the Innovation Connector building on White River Boulevard. The computer science curriculum gives students the tools to find ways to problem solve and explore curiosity and creativity. […]

Ball Brothers Foundation Providing Grants To Help Expedite COVID Vaccine Distribution

Ball Brothers Foundation is announing multi-phase funding to assist in the distribution of COVID vaccines locally. Among the first grants were money to Open Door Health Services, Delaware County Health Department, Delaware County Office of Information/Delaware County Emergency Management Agency, IU Health Foundation/Ball Memorial Hospital, Meridian Health Services and Ball State University. Ball Brothers Foundation […]

Man Dies As Dump Truck Is Hit By Train

In Madison County, a Marion man was pronounced dead at the scene after a train struck the dump truck he was driving Monday morning. The Herald Bulletin reports the identification of the driver, who was ejected from the truck, is pending notification of the family. At about 11am, a southbound Norfolk & Southern train struck […]

Handful Of Arrests Made In Drug Sting

Five people were arrested as the Henry County Area Drug Task Force served a search warrant at a home on New Castle’s southeast side. The Star Press reports officers seized about 10 grams of crystal meth during the Friday night raid, along with prescription medication and marijuana, and paraphernalia including syringes and a set of […]