Holcomb Gives Inaugural Speech

New Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says the state can’t become complacent in spurring economic growth. Holcomb said in his inaugural speech Monday that too many Indiana families feel they’ve been left behind and too many young graduates are leaving the state. Holcomb says Indiana “must hammer down” to find a million new skilled workers over […]

Funds Being Raised To Buy Therapy Dog At Area School

Muncie Central High School is trying to raise money so that a therapy dog can be purchased to help students dealing with stress. The problems, say officials, could range from seniors dealing with angst over college issues to students trying to cope with a break up or problems at home. A school counselor got the […]

New Gov Wants To Lift Restrictions On Needle Exchange

Indiana’s incoming governor says he wants to overturn restrictions on needle exchanges that his predecessor, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, signed into law as part of the state’s response to its worst HIV epidemic. Republican Eric Holcomb says he wants a new law that will allow local officials to establish their own needle exchanges. Currently individual […]

Death Penalty Sought In Fort Wayne Triple Murder Case

Prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing three people in Fort Wayne, including a pregnant woman. The Journal Gazette says the notice was filed Thursday in Superior Court in Allen County. Marcus Dansby is charged with killing 37-year-old Consuela Arrington and two of her children in September. Prosecutors have […]

February Trial Date Set For Man In OD Death Case

Trial is set for February for a Chesterfield man accused in an overdose death last year. 39 year old Robert Arnold Jr. is charged with reckless homicide and drug counts stemming from the death of Mark O’Brien. He was found unresponsive in a home on September 10th. In their follow up investigation, police determined that […]

Federal Agents Search Muncie City Hall

Search warrants were executed Thursday at Muncie City Hall and federal officers took away more than a dozen boxes along with at least one computer tower. Mayor Dennis Tyler issued a statement confirming the search and said the city fully intends to cooperate in the investigation. Also, the Star Press reports state police and FBI […]

Man Cuffed For Making New Year’s Eve Bomb Threats

A man who called police New Year’s Eve to tell them he had placed bombs in the Muncie Mall and a Muncie Walmart is under arrest. Police say 23 year old Curtis Wilson also indicated he had left another bomb in a Fairmount bank. Both Muncie Walmarts were evacuated, the mall had already closed for […]

Gas, Cigarettes, Car Registrations More Expensive?

House Republicans are set to unveil their agenda for this year’s legislative session on Wednesday, including their plan to fund infrastructure improvements across Indiana for years to come. The House roads plan is expected increase taxes and fees that could make gasoline cigarettes and car registration more expensive. But Republican leaders say state -commissioned studies […]

Woman Involved In Hit And Run Dies From Her Injuries

Muncie Police say they’re looking for a silver or grey vehicle, possibly a Chevy Malibu in connection with a hit and run accident that proved fatal recently. On December 23rd, police say 21 year old Janis Singer was crossing the street in front of La Hacienda restaurant on South Madison Avenue where she worked, when […]

New Leaders For County Commissioners, Council

New leadership for Delaware County commissioners and Delaware County Council. The bodies held annual reorganization meetings today and in the commissioners meeting, Commissioner James King was named president of the board and Sherry Riggin, vice president. The third commissioner, Shannon Henry, had been president in 2016. In the county council meeting held after that, council […]