House OK’s Making Schools Chief Appointed Post

The Indiana House has given final approval to a measure making the state schools chief an appointed position rather than an elected one. The bill gives the governor’s office authority to appoint the head of the Department of Education beginning in 2025. The House voted 66-31 Tuesday to approve Senate changes and send it to […]

Early Morning Shooting Investigated In Muncie

The morning quiet was broken by gunfire this morning. Police are probing an early Monday shooting report in the city’s Industry neighborhood. Investigators report a man driving near Hackley and First says at least three shots were fired at the back of his car. One of those shots hit the driver in the knee. No […]

Bowling For Those With Alzheimers And Dementia

Some students at Ball State are helping people with Alzheimers and dementia. On Saturday, at 1pm, they’re holding a Rolling For The Residents bowling fundraiser as part of the music and memory program. The goal is to provide individualized iPod playlists for people suffering from those illnesses. Registration for bowling starts at 12:30pm and is […]

Early Morning Shooting In Muncie

The morning quiet was broken by gunfire this morning. Police are probing an early Monday shooting report in the city’s Industry neighborhood. Investigators say a man driving near Hackley and First say at least three shots were fired at the back of his car. One of those shots hit the driver in the knee. No […]

Woman Seeks Clemency In Attempted Murder Case

A plea for clemency from a Muncie woman who pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Pamela Jo Rhodes is now 43 years old. In January of 2007, she copped a plea to attempted murder, burglary and battery with a deadly weapon. She stabbed a 25 year old pregnant woman in the back who reportedly planned to […]

Friday Deadline For State Budget Agreement

Indiana lawmakers set a Friday deadline to reach an agreement on the state’s next two-year budget and a top Republican priority of raising taxes to pay for improvements to the state’s crumbling infrastructure. But with just days left in this year’s legislative session, the House and Senate still appear far apart on some key tax […]

Man Charged With Hitting Woman With Tire Iron

A 25 year old man stands accused of hitting a woman with a tire iron. Police say Kyle Ray also kicked the 55 year old woman in the head after she fell to the ground during what’s being called an argument between neighbors. He also stands accused of pointing a handgun at members of the […]

Services Set For Letterman’s Mother

Memorial services are planned Saturday in Indianapolis for David Letterman’s mother Dorothy Mengering. She died Tuesday at age 95. Mengering became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s, baking mystery pies and covering the Olympics for her son’s “Late Show” on CBS. Second Presbyterian Church says visitation will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at […]

MCS Board Votes To Close Three Schools

The school board in Muncie has voted to close three elementary schools as part of an effort to cut costs. Parents, faculty and staff expressed concerns at Thursday night’s meeting before the Muncie Community Schools board voted on the proposal to shut Storer, Mitchell and Sutton elementary schools. The hundreds of affected students will attend […]

Teen Facing Adult Charges In Holdup

Adult charges face a teenager implicated in an armed robbery. 16 year old Branden Harless of the 1900 block of West 10th Street is charged with aiding, inducing or causing armed robbery, a felony. He, along with 17 year old Hayden Creek Emberton and 16 year old Cody Brian McGriff, allegedly held up another teen […]