Legislative Session Starts Tuesday And Wednesday

Indiana lawmakers are returning to the Statehouse for the start of their annual legislative session. The Senate will gavel in Tuesday, followed Wednesday by the House. GOP leaders who command supermajorities in both chambers say one of their priorities is writing the state’s next two-year budget. The other is crafting a plan, and a likely […]

State Personal Income Tax Rate To Drop

Indiana’s personal income tax rate will drop slightly beginning New Year’s Day, completing a phased-in reduction that’s half of the 10 percent cut Republican Gov. Mike Pence pushed during his 2012 campaign. The state income tax rate will become 3.23 percent for 2017, down from the current 3.3 percent rate that’s been in place for […]

Zika Prevention Money Headed To Indiana

Indiana is receiving nearly $300,000 in federal money to fight the spread of the Zika virus. The News and Tribune reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced $184 million in grants for communities across the U.S. Indiana will get $200,000 for information gathering and rapid detection of microcephaly. The brain defect may […]

Man Charged In Frat House Fondling

An incident at a Ball State University frat house leads to charges against a Michigan City teen. Police say 19 year old Ryan Smith is charged with groping a woman at a party at the Phi Sigma Kappa house at 904 West Riverside Avenue. Police say the incident happened on Octoberr 22nd. The complainant says […]

Muncie Man’s Car Ends Up On Roof In Creek

His license had been suspended for life but it didn’t stop a Muncie man from driving drunk, say police. Delaware County deputies say 65 year old Gary Mace’s car ended up on its roof in a creek after an accident. Mace, of the 2500 block of South Sycamore Street, was headed westbound on Delaware County […]

Search On For Driver In Hit And Run Accident

Muncie Police are trying to track down whomever hit a pedestrian late last week and then fled. Police say 63 year old Janis Singer was crossing the four lane street in front of La Hacienda Restaurant on Madison Street when he was hit. Singer works at the restaurant and remains in critical condition at IU […]

New Coursework For Some Indiana Teachers

A regional accrediting agency says Indiana teachers of courses that allow high school students to earn college credit hours will have five years to complete new coursework requirements. State officials were stunned in 2015 when the Higher Learning Commission unveiled new educational requirements for Indiana’s dual-credit class instructors. But the commission recently announced those teachers […]

Guilty Plea From Man In Narcotics Ring

A guilty plea from a Muncie man arrested back in January after authorities raided a northeastside apartment building. The Star Press reports 23 year old Michael Hayes Jr. copped a plea in connection with a narcotic dealing ring. Hayes, of the 400 block of West Howard Street, was recently placed on electronic home detention for […]