Muncie man charged in two weekend incidents

A Muncie man is cuffed, accused of pulling off two robberies over the weekend. Police say 33 year old Jason Sargent of the 100 block of South Council Street, was caught Saturday after a man reported being attacked outside his tent. The victim says two men came to his campsite after one of them called […]

Trial of mother charged in infant’s death postponed

A Muncie woman’s trial in connection with the death of her infant son has been postponed. 21 year old Sheryl Wallace is accused, along with her former husband, of failing to seek medical attention for their 5-month-old son, Jensen, after he suffered severe head injuries on Feb. 10, 2015.The father, 24 year old Cory Michael […]

Trial for mother charged in infant’s death postponed

A Muncie woman’s trial in connection with the death of her infant son has been postponed. 21 year old Sheryl Wallace is accused, along with her former husband, of failing to seek medical attention for their 5-month-old son, Jensen, after he suffered severe head injuries on Feb. 10, 2015.The father, 24 year old Cory Michael […]

Sex offender handed a dozen years behind bars.

12 years behind bars for a convicted sex offender who pleaded guilty to child molestation charges. 31 year old Paul John Moore, formerly of Muncie, had two other charges, a second molesting count, and failure to register as a sex or violent offender, dismissed. Moore was convicted of sexual battery and child exploitation in Marion […]

Syrian families find refuge here

About 150 Syrian refugees have arrived in Indiana in the months since a federal judge scuttled Republican Gov. Mike Pence’s order blocking state agencies from helping their resettlement. Refugee assistance groups expect more this year, even as lawyers for the state go before a federal appeals court Sept. 14 to try to have the judge’s […]

Vets issue mosquito warning

Veterinarians are warning that the mosquito swarms that followed Indiana’s recent spate of heavy rains threaten to spread diseases to pets and farm animals. The blood-sucking insects transmit the heartworm parasite and other illnesses that can sicken cats, dogs, horses and other animals. South Bend veterinarian Chris Payton says the biggest challenge animal owners face […]

Dollar store near school gets OK to sell alcohol

It may not cost a dollar, but A Dollar General outside Muncie that’s close to an elementary school has the go ahead to sell beer and wine. The store is near Royerton Elementary but the county’s Alcohol Beverage Commission feels the store is sufficiently removed from the school for alcohol to be sold there. It’s […]

Man handed 25 years for terrorizing family members

Authorities say he terrorized his elderly relatives in their Yorktown home and now a man is headed to 25 years behind bars. 44 year old Kevin Fries most recently lived in Tipton and pleaded guilty to burglary, attempted criminal confinement and other counts. He had shown up at his father and stepmother’s home on Penrod […]

Locked lifted at BSU after man with gun report

A lockdown was lifted at Ball State University and campus told there was no threat after a gunman was reported. University spokesman Joan Todd tells The (Muncie) Star Press that a man was reported to be carrying a gun “on the small of his back” Thursday evening. The campus was on lockdown from about 8:30 […]

Fogle says parents of victim responsible for her behavior

Subway’s former pitchman imprisoned for child pornography and sex abuse says the parents of one of his female victims are to blame for what he describes as her “destructive behaviors.” Jared Fogle makes that argument in a Thursday filing in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis. The motion also argues that the parents may be responsible […]