Free tax help available in Muncie

Free tax help for filers is available beginning today at several locations in the area. Trained volunteers from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) are offering the free help at several locations, including the Maring-Hunt Library in Muncie, the Eaton Community Center in Eaton, and the Muncie-Delaware County Senior Center, among others. The Library […]

Elderly man dies in icy lake

The man who died after he fell through ice while fishing on a small lake is identified as 70-year-old Dorsel Goings. The man from Summitville had been fishing at the lake near the Muncie Bypass near the Indiana 67-North exit for several days last week. Rescue divers found the man’s body Friday evening almost immediately […]

Muncie drug deal discovered in UPS package

Sheriff’s Department arrested a Muncie man who allegedly received drugs in a UPS package at his home. Drug dogs hit on the shipment at the sorting facility in Muncie on Saturday morning and got a warrant to open it. They delivered the package to Tyrael Washington, who told the undercover deputy dressed as a UPS […]

Child porn probe nets alleged Hartford City molester

In Hartford City, 30-year-old David Wright, known as “Bobby” is charged with child molesting after he allegedly admitted sexually assaulting two children under 12 dozens of times since last fall. He reportedly told the FBI he recorded the abuse on his cell phone and downloaded it onto his computer. Wright is being held in Blackford […]

Delaware Co. jail working on repairs, asks for council ok

The cost of incarceration is going up this year in Delaware County. Sheriff Ray Dudley released a report detailing needed repairs and issues that need to be addressed, including faulty electrical and overcrowding. Dudley says some of the immediate concerns are being addressed, and is asking city council to approve the money spent.

Italian company to invest $9M in Anderson for Headquarters

Good news in Anderson. An Italian organic fertiziler company is planning to bring their North American headquarters to Madison County. The company, Italpollina, says they found the skilled workforce they need in Anderson, and plan to build a 70,000 square foot factory on the former GM Scatterfield site. They hope to be ready to operate […]

Sheriff: Pregnant Muncie woman beaten by boyfriend

A Muncie man is in jail, facing charges for beating his pregant 18-year-old girlfriend because she wouldn’t give him money. Cops say Christopher Chambers hit the woman who is four months pregnant in early January. She was treated at a hospital where she told officers about the attack that allegedly happened on East Main St. […]

Iconic drive-in targeted for demolition

The most dangerous thing in Delaware County is the decaying Ski-Hi Drive-In, according to the building commissioner Steve Minnick. He told the Star Press that it’s coming down, since the owner hasn’t been able to restore or sell it. The decaying drive-in was built 63 years ago, and hasn’t been used in almost 11 years.