Muncie Purchases 13 Acres Of Park Land

Mayor Ridenour and the City of Muncie have closed on a deal to acquire 13 more acres of land for a yet to be named park currently referred to as either Tillpond or Southwest Park on the city’s southwest side. The Muncie Journal reports This sale has been almost a year in the making. Mayor […]

Jail Study Recommendations In Madison County

An initial study done in Madison County is recommending a 400 to 450 bed jail be built. That kind of complex would require a 15 acre site, the study concluded. The Herald Bulletin reports they’re also lookin at spaces designated for treatment programs and medical care of inmates.

Woman Faces Charges In Steak ‘n Shake Break Ins

Police say a rural Muncie woman broke into a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant and allegedly stole cash trays and other items. Investigators say they found evidence in the Countryview Farms Mobile Home Park residence of 30 year old Heidi Donaldson connected to two burglaries at the restaurant earlier this year.

Kinship Resources Drive Thru Event

LifeStream Services and the YMCA of Muncie are holding a Kinship Resources Drive-Thru for adults caring for a child relative. Attendees will receive resources and items to assist in those efforts. The Muncie Journal reports it’s happening Friday, November 5 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm at the YMCA of Muncie Downtown branch located at 500 S. […]

Muncie Man Investigated For Stolen Property Case

A Muncie man, say police, is tied to more than $1 million in stolen property. The Star Press reports 42 year old Bobby Gene Emberton Jr., is accused of parole violations while the theft probe continues. Property and equipment stolen from a southwest side construction project was found on Emberton’s property including a vehicle, a […]

Muncie City Council OK’s Blighted Property List

Putting it in writing, Muncie City Council passed an ordinance recently to establish a vacant and abandoned properties registration program designed to identify owners of blighted structures in the city. The Star Press reports the legislation is designed to establish responsibility for vacant structures that are often unsafe and that attract crime, trash and vermin.

Delaware County Justice And Rehabilitation Center

Plans are underway to convert the area where a swimming pool was located in what was then Wilson Middle School into an inhouse rehabilitation facility for those with mental health and addiction issues. The Star Press reports Delaware County Commissioners say it will be called “The Delaware County Justice and Rehabilitation Center. “