Anderson must pay 11 employees fired by former Mayor

The 11 employees who sued the city of Anderson for violating their free speech after being fired by incoming Mayor Kevin Smith have won their case. The city will have to pay eight of the 11 employees a total of $740,000. Three of the them did have their rights violated but received no damages. They […]

Restaurant employee charged with stealing credit card

A local restaurant employee stole a customer’s credit card and used it to make a purchase. That got him arrested . 21-year-old Ivan Davis was arrested after allegedly buying an $80 pair of shoes at JC Penney, and was found with heroin in his possession. He worked at Luca Pizza De Roma in the Muncie […]

Village Pantry robbed by man with knife

A man with a knife robbed the Village Pantry on E. Memorial Drive early this morning. Police are looking for a white male, about 5′ 10″ tall, between 200 and 250 lbs. wearing gray sweatpants and a sweatshirt. He had a camo scarf over his face and had a large, rusty hunting knife. He got […]

ISTEP is history

Governor Mike Pence has gotten rid of the ISTEP standardized test after months of problems, complaints about glitches and concerns about scoring of the answers. The Muncie Community Schools Superintendent told the Star Press today that he thought it was a poorly designed test, and in fact would love to see all state-level testing eliminated.

Cause of death for suspect who killed deputy

An update in the shooting of a deputy just west of Kokomo on Sunday. An autopsy on the shooter shows he shot himself in the head after shooting a deputy serving a warrant on Sunday. The man, 25-year-old Evan Dorsey is believed to have killed Deputy Carl Koontz. He died from a gunshot to the […]

Anderson murder defense lawyer asks for expert witness

In Mark Emerson’s upcoming murder trial in Anderson, the defense is asking the judge to allow a self-proclaimed expert in cell phones to analyze texts between the murder victim and the defendant. The judge gave the defense one day to provide the man’s credentials for being an expert before he rules on the motion.

Tornado drill again tonight at 7:35 p.m.

A second statewide tornado drill will be sounded at 7:35 p.m. tonight, part of Indiana’s plan to be prepared for tornado season, sponsored by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. The Department urges everyone to have a plan and know where to take shelter.

Delaware County moving forward to having its own gun range

Delaware Sheriff Ray Dudley says county commissioners approved a plan to turn county land into a police shooting range and training center. The property is on East Jackson Street. The Sheriff told the Star Press that a building could be erected for as little as $10,000 because several of the reserves are contractors and that […]

Jack’s Donuts to expand to Muncie

New business coming to Muncie. After 50 years in Henry County, Jack’s Donuts is opening a location on Memorial Day weekend along West White River Blvd. The new location is a franchise. The original opened in New Castle in 1961. The family-owned store has franchises in Fishers and Greenfield and is looking for at least […]