Convicted burglar sues homeowner for shooting him

A man convicted of burglarizing a Dunkirk man’s garage is suing the homeowner who shot him as he ran away. David Bailey’s lawsuit comes after the homeowner, David McLaughlin, was found guilty of criminal recklessness in the shooting and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. Bailey was shot in the arm as he ran […]

Teen accused of stealing truck

A 17-year-old teen was arrested yesterday after allegedly using a handgun to rob a local man of his pickup and then leading a state trooper on a chase. The truck theft happened outside a convenience store at Madison and 23rd after midnight Sunday. The trooper caught up to the teen and arrested him using a […]

Micro-village for hard-to-house homeless individuals

A non-profit group that helps the homeless wants to set up a small village of micro-houses near 8th and Liberty Streets. The houses are on trailers, with about 100 square feet inside and a locked door, to allow hard-to-house homeless people a safe place to stay. Each house includes a bed, loft storage area, a […]

Teen found safe after abduction report

A 15-year-old boy reportedly abducted on Sunday night was found alive and well at a relative’s home in Muncie, and police are trying to determine what happened. Dispatchers got calls about the incident where three males were driving a blue four-door sedan with the teen inside. There were reports of a robbery and a handgun […]

Muncie murderer asking Governor for clemency

A Muncie man convicted of killing an auto-worker in 1995 is asking Governor Mike Pence for clemency. Lionel Hollis was 18-years-old when he was convicted of killing Oscar Barton in the man’s East Jackson Street apartment. Hollis was sentenced to 60 years, though he is scheduled for release in 2022. He’s incarcerated at the Pendleton […]

MadCo commissioners violated Public Records law, counselor rules

The Madison County commissioners violated the Access to Public Records law, according to the Indiana Public Access Counselor. The records request was made in November last year for records needed in a lawsuit for the Highway Department. The commission responded in March that they didn’t have any relevant records. The Public Access Counselor ruled that […]