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.

Proposed plans for Muncie Central Park outlined

Saying Muncie “doesn’t make a good first impression,” community leader Tom Bracken outlined a plan to create a park in Downtown Muncie to draw people to the area. That plan, which would cost $47 million, would require the already-approved plan of turning the Cintas building into GearBox, a makers hub that includes a brewery, shops […]

Sheriff says he needs $800K more to fight crime

Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley made an informal request for an additional $800,000 from City Council to fight drugs and replace old vehicles. On Tuesday, the Sheriff told council members that Delaware had the most meth lab busts in Indiana, 234, and along with that, his department needs more jail officers and more cruisers. He […]

Four charged in robbery, including victim

Police arrested four people on drug and weapons charges in Hartford City. Charlotte Kellogg, Kyle Stephen and Marquel Randall are charged with robbery and battery of a man on Jan. 14th at a home on West Kickapoo St. That victim is also charged with firing gunshots at Kellogg. Police say the man, Layne Mahon, believed […]