Muncie man jailed for criticism of judge files lawsuit

Muncie resident Curtis Westbrook has filed a lawsuit against Muncie City Court and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department for an case that landed the judge out of a job last year. Muncie City Court Judge Dianna Bennington resigned from that job as part of an “agreement for discipline” approved by the Indiana Supreme Court after […]

Trial for Muncie mom accused of baby’s death continued

The trial for a 21-year-old Muncie mother charged with the death of her infant has been continued after her lawyer requested it. Sheryl Wallace is charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in death and obstruction of justice. The prosecutor says her five month old son, Jensen, died a year ago after suffering fatal head […]

Dr. Phil Ball dies, services set for Tuesday

A Muncie physician and columnist for city newspapers has died. Dr. Phil Ball, who practiced medicine for nearly sixty years and wrote columns for the Muncie Star and the Muncie Evening Press, now the Star Press since 1954. Ball was a veteran of World War II and was married to wife Esther for 71 years. […]

Man accused of selling drugs with child in the car

A Muncie man who told deputies he’s been selling drugs since middle school was charged with drug offenses and neglect of a dependent. Lucas Martinez is accused of selling the street drug “krokodil” (pronounced crocodile) to an undercover officer. The man’s daughter was in the vehicle at the time of the alleged sale, and CPS […]

Credit card company helps nab alleged card thief

A Muncie woman was arrested for trying to use a stolen credit card, and was caught by the credit card company. Ladeanna Neal allegedly stole an acquaintances credit card and tried to use it at JC Penney store but it was denied. She called the credit card company after leaving the store, and was told […]

super bowl ad

A Super Bowl commercial this Sunday will feature local children who were born nine months after their team won the big game. Two Indiana children, Ella McHugh of Noblesville, and Maddox Butler of Greenwood, represent the Colts in the ad that runs in the third quarter.

City agrees to buy Rutter bldg. for redevelopment

The proposed White River Canal District plan is moving forward, after the city agreed to buy a downtown building on West Washington Street. The plan is to make the building office space, or it could be torn down. Either way, the parcel is part of the $48 million redevelopment plan that will upgrade the area […]

Police arrest man for whipping his girlfriend

Police arrested a Muncie 28-year-old man for whipping his girlfriend with a belt. Donald Crabtree was booked into jail for the alleged attack Tuesday after the woman said she asked him who he was texting. She reported he became violently angry and hit her, pinned her to the bed while trying to wrap the belt […]