Electrical system failure suspected in snow plow fire

In Muncie, they’re looking into why a new snow plow caught fire inside the city garage and hadn’t been driven in several days. The City street superintendent says they’ll begin looking at the electrical system. The truck caught fire while not running on Tuesday morning, destroying the $140,000 vehicle, and sparking fears in the county’s […]

Old hospital destroyed in Jay County fire

A dramatic fire destroyed a century-old building in Pennville, in Jay County overnight. The site is the former Caylor-Nickel Hospital, which is now used as a storage building. The structure was destroyed and firefighters had trouble with getting enough water from the town’s supply, rather relying on mutual aid tankers from nearby departments. No word […]

Blighted properties eyed by County

There are thousands of abandoned properties in Muncie, and County Commissioners are moving forward to get rid of them. Yesterday, the Commisioners began the process of either demolishing the houses on the parcels, selling them or finding other ways to clear them. They are looking at a online sale of many of the properties, which […]

Face full of coffee, robber runs away

A robber got a face full of coffee instead of a fist full of cash on Sunday morning. The armed man, wearing a blue hoodie and a mask, pulled the weapon and began to point it at the cleark at the Marathon Food Mart on the eastside. That’s when the clerk threw the hot cup […]

New city snow plow catches fire while parked

A new snow plow and salt truck caught fire while parked in the street department’s garage this morning, destroying the vehicle and causing damage to the building. The Western Star truck had not been driven in several days. Witnesses say they heard a loud sound before flames came from under the hood. There are four […]

Free tax help available in Muncie

Free tax help for filers is available beginning today at several locations in the area. Trained volunteers from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) are offering the free help at several locations, including the Maring-Hunt Library in Muncie, the Eaton Community Center in Eaton, and the Muncie-Delaware County Senior Center, among others. The Library […]

Elderly man dies in icy lake

The man who died after he fell through ice while fishing on a small lake is identified as 70-year-old Dorsel Goings. The man from Summitville had been fishing at the lake near the Muncie Bypass near the Indiana 67-North exit for several days last week. Rescue divers found the man’s body Friday evening almost immediately […]