Still no official word why a new Muncie salt truck and plow caught fire in the city garage when it hadn’t been running for several days. The City street superintendent has said he believes it involved the $140,000 truck’s electrical system. They have an insurance adjuster and an investigator working on solving this one.
Tonight, it’s First Thursday, one of Muncie’s biggest art community events. The event from 5 to 8 p.m. in the downtown area will feature the latest art exhibits and shows.
The four-year old child who died in a fire with her grandfather has been identified as Jenna L. Dale. Her grandfather, 52-year-old Michael Dale also died in the blaze that destroyed a home on S. Henry County Road 850-E on Wednesday morning. The child’s father was thought to be at work.
Two members of the Ball State Board of Trustees have resigned. They say the resignations are not related to the recent resignation of Ball State’s President Paul Ferguson, according to Frank Hancock. He’s one of the two who is stepping down. Hancock told the Star Press that he believes it’s time for new blood on […]
Four food permit holders in Delaware County have been closed down by the Health Department. It’s part of the annual enforcement against establishments that fail to pay yearly fees or re-register. The four are Debonair Club, Big John’s Bar and Grill, Bearded Baker and Ruby’s Kitchen working out of the Forest Park Senior Citizens Center.
Thousands of Muncie customers of Indiana Michigan Power lost power this afternoon. A fire was reported at the Tillotson Ave. power station.
A man who lived in a North Granville Avenue storefront with hundreds of mice, plus an alligator, pythons, guinea pigs, hamsters, turtles, rats, lizards, birds and more had been charged with animal cruelty. The 52-year-old man, Daniel Garonzik, says he wanted to build a wholesale mice-selling business. In a plea deal with the prosecutor, Garonzik […]
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 […]
Near Hagerstown, a 52-year-old grandfather and his 4-year-old granddaughter died in a house fire on Henry County Road 850-E overnight. The victim was identified as Michael Dale. Investigators did not release the name of the little girl. The state fire marshal is trying to determine the cause.
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 […]