Hep C EWmergency Declared In Monroew County

Health officials in Monroe County say they’re dealing with a Hepatitis C emergency. They say the county needs a needle exchange. Monroe County’s Public Health Department says they had to declare the emergency in order to open the exchange next month. The declaration will last for a year.

Math And Science Teachers Could Negotiate Own Contracts

Teachers could have more freedom to name their price if one state lawmakers has his way. State Senator Pete Miller’s plan would let teachers in math or science negotiate their own contracts. He says more economic freedom could attract more teachers into Indiana’s classrooms. The state’s teachers’ union is opposed to the idea.

Santa Will Arrive On A Fire Truck

Santa is coming to the Muncie Fire Department again this year. Rolling in on a fire truck, Santa will arrive at the downtown fire station at Madison and Jackson streets at 11 a.m. Thursday. Santa will be at the station from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. As part of the gift giving the department will […]

Hunt Continues For Person Who Made Threats In Plainfield

Plainfield Police are determined to find the person making the online threats that have shut down schools, retailers and a movie theater. Captain Jill Lees says they’ll keep at it “until the end result.” The police department is working with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies, but say the process of tracking the suspect […]

ISTEP Changes A Stong Certainty

Indiana lawmakers are almost certain to change the ISTEP test, even though schools are still waiting for all of the results of last year’s tests. The new standardized test has been plagued by problems from the beginning. Lawmakers say they’re open to a new test, but don’t know what that might be yet.

Anderson Unemployment Up

The numbers from Indiana Workplace Development show the November unemployment rate for Anderson is up a half of percent to to 5.6 percent, which is up from 5.1 percent in October. Statewide unemployment is remains below the 5 percent national average, coming in at 4.4 percent.

Teens Sentenced In Gang Violence

17 Year-Olds, Donald Johnson Jr. and Brandon Bilbrey, will be spending a long time in jail for their roles in area gang violence. Johnson was given 19 years and Bilbrey 14 years after they entered guilty pleas following a shooting incident in Anderson which injured another teen last March.

Burris teacher become Mayor January 1

Congratulations to Burris Laboratory School teacher Shon Byrum. Not only did Byrum make a lasting impression on his students by dancing in class, with inside jokes such as “Air guitar of knowledge” and his surprisingly well-executed cartwheel….he is heading off to become the mayor of Winchester. His new job starts January 1st.

It Cost Muncie Tax Payers 150,000

It cost taxpayers in Muncie more than 150-thousand-dollars to fail in an attempt to land millions of dollars in economic incentives. The “Indianapolis Star” reports most of the money went to out-of-state consultants. Muncie wanted to land some state money to launch an economic development drive, including a riverfront.