Three Arrests After OD’s In Muncie

Three people under arrest as the opioid scourge surfaces again. 28 year old Vera Morgan was found overdosed in a restroom at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Also, 30 year old Brandon Yingst OD’ed at the Econo Motel on East 29th Street. A woman with him also faces charges after admitting she had used heroin […]

Online Sales Tax Law Could End Up In Court

Indiana will likely end up in court over an online sales tax law. The Indianapolis Star reports that Indiana lawmakers passed a law this spring claiming the state has a right to collect sales taxes from companies using only online transactions. But a 25-year-old Supreme Court case prohibits states from collecting sales tax from businesses […]

Henry County In Crosshairs For Sewage Pollution

The state of Indiana has taken action against Henry County after complaints of sewage polluting a creek, residential properties and the grounds of a swimming pool. The Star Press reports the Indiana Department of Environmental Management filed a notice of violation after inspectors saw sewage flowing in the White Estates subdivision in New Castle. County […]

Fireworks For The Fourth Set To Music

Fireworks for the Fourth and 104.1 WLBC, 104.9 WERK FM and the City of Muncie are making them all they can be. They’re hosting “Set the Night to Music” on July 4th at the levee, complete with a musical soundtrack to accompany the fireew orks expected to start at about 10pm.

Home Search Leads To Eight Drug Arrests

Authorities say eight people have been arrested on drug-related charges after a home was raided by a Henry County task force. Court documents say the Henry County Area Drug Task Force was investigating drug-related activity at the house for eight months ahead of the raid on Wednesday evening on the New Castle home. The charges […]

Will Rings Help Solve Body Mystery?

Police hope two rings found with human remains discovered last fall along railroad tracks can help them identify that person. The mostly skeletal remains found in Delaware County are believed to be those of a white male between about age 30 and 50. They were found with two distinctive rings, one with a star-shaped flower, […]

Man Cuffed After Police Say He Shot Estranged Wife

An arrest early Friday of a New Castle man whose marriage is on the rocks. 40 year old James Swift of the 1300 block of R Avenue is accused of shooting his estranged wife and another man outside her home in Kennard. He was cuffed at about 1:30 this morning, about eight hours after the shooting […]

Muncie Rotary Hands Out Top Award

A former telecommunications professor at Ball State University has been given the Merrill Greene Award for 2017 from the Muncie Rotary Club. Jim Needham has been in the club for 30 years and is an active volunteer. He also used to be the head man at WIPB-TV. The man for whom the award is named […]

Fantasy Sports Companies Score Indiana Licenses

Just three paid fantasy sports companies have obtained licenses to offer their games in Indiana. The state gaming commission granted licenses to DraftKings, FanDuel and FantasyDraft. That step makes them the only legal such sites in Indiana as of Saturday under a state law adopted last year requiring licenses for companies offering the games where […]